Thursday, March 01, 2012

But Will The Republicans Do It? Condemn Limbaugh's Misogyny?

By publicly disassociating themselves from Rush Limbaugh's comments on women in general and Sandra Fluke in particular:
More than 75 Democratic lawmakers are calling on House Republican leaders to condemn radio host Rush Limbaugh’s controversial remarks on Sandra Fluke, the law student who was barred from testifying about contraception before a congressional committee.

On his radio show Wednesday, Limbaugh referred to Fluke as a “slut” and “prostitute” and accused her of demanding to be “paid to have sex” because Fluke advocated for easier access to birth control.
Sure, the Democrats are using this for political advantage at a time when some women, at least, seem to be waking up to the new Tealiban (Taliban+Tea Party) threat. Women are the crucial constituency for Obama's re-election, based on recent polls.

Despite this, the question of the Republican Party being in the pocket of Rush Limbaugh really needs airing. The man is a misogynist, racist bully.

And he's not only attacking Sandra Fluke. He's attacking much wider groups of women, as is his wont:
Limbaugh added, “So Ms. Fluke and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal: If you are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I’ll tell you want it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
Reverse that and apply it to the story about Limbaugh and his Viagra! On second thoughts, don't.