Denounce Rush

As a woman who grew up in the midst of the feminist revolution and fought to win women’s rights on issues like abortion and birth control, I have been appalled by the latest efforts by the right wing zealots to control women’s rights on these issues.

Nothing however has appalled me more I believe than Rush Limbaugh’s misogynistic comments about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University student “who was denied the right to speak on the controversial all-male conception panel at a hearing last month.”

The conservative radio host’s remarks sparked an angry backlash from House Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. But instead of heeding their requests for an apology, Limbaugh doubled down against what he called the “conniption fit” of the House Democrats.

Echoing Foster Friess, the single largest donor to the pro- Rick Santorum’s super PAC, Limbaugh said that he would “happily buy [Fluke] all the aspirin she wants.”

Limbaugh was referencing the comment Friess made in February when he said the “gals” in “his day” put aspirin between their legs in lieu of contraception. Limbaugh then expanded his offer to include the university’s entire female student body.

“I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want,” he said.

Rush Limbaugh is a vile, misogynistic pig, who doesn’t know when to back down. I’ve had enough!!!

The DSCC has this petition up to sign – I signed it, please join me in signing this petition to Republican members of Congress to Denounce Rush:

Republicans refused to allow Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke to testify on why contraception should be covered by insurance. Democrats later gave Fluke a chance to testify, and top GOP megaphone Rush Limbaugh weighed in what it means when a woman seeks affordable contraception:

“It makes her a slut, right … a prostitute … Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives … we want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

Demand that Rush Limbaugh apologize for these incredibly appalling and ignorant remarks. Misogyny must be called out, especially when it comes from a mouthpiece of the Republican Party.

I want to take a moment also to note that young women need to get involved with this fight against the war on women, if they are not. We fought to get you your rights for abortion and birth control – please get involved to keep them!

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About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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10 Responses to Denounce Rush

  1. Kathy H says:

    When is someone going to kidnap him and send him to Iran or somewhere? What an ass!

  2. Scott Nance says:

    While what Rush Limbaugh said is sick and awful, I’ve got to wonder though that isn’t all this attention just what he wants? What if Rush said something vile and nobody paid attention? Would maybe he not shrivel on the vine?

  3. When any young man or woman stands up as a private citizen, to testify before Congress and this kind of degrading filth is poured on them, we all have a responsibility as private citizens to stand up for them.

    What Mr. Limbaugh decided to do is an act of sadism that he is fully cognizant of and doesn’t give a damn about. WHY do we allow local businesses that we patronize to use our purchase money to fund this endless Carnival of Hate?

  4. funtilidie says:

    THE WORLD IS FLAT… that is the only conclusion I can arrive at to explain today’s Republicans. They have gone so far right that they have fallen off the earth. It’s a shame when the most important issue they feel needs addressed is interfering with everyone’s sex life. It was one thing to talk about fiscal impact, but the true colors showed through with Rush Limbaugh’s comments. A woman that chooses to use contraceptives -“It makes her a slut, right … a prostitute … Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives … we want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.” I guess that’s what you are unless the only reason you have sex is for procreation which is Santorum’s platform. For claiming they want change because Obama is so bad, I think they are handing 2012 to him on a Golden Platter. Rush also told us all why he can be with a woman that doesn’t need birth control, he’s watching too much porn on the internet.

  5. Pam says:

    this man is a total pig. I sure hope his wife (wives) are using birth control, can’t imagine his spawn. He is a real pervert and needs to be taken off the air.
    I remember when he was caught with Viagra. Really glad we didn’t have see his video.

  6. Scott Nance says:

    Hart, I take your point — it’s a good one. I was encouraged by the news that President Obama spoke personally today with Sandra Fluke to support her.

    Instead of Republicans, though, perhaps the best target of ire ought to be Limbaugh’s advertisers. Put him out of business like Glenn Beck was functionally put out of business. That was my essential point above.

  7. Well, take a look at my post on TheDD today. Nobody has to reinvent the wheel. This is how we took Michael Savage off the air in Eugene, Oregon. Simple. Elegant. Effective.

  8. Urblite says:

    Funny how GTown girls are sluts. What about the guys they are shacking up with? Rush must have forgotten to mention that key piece in his rant.

  9. Chris says:

    Limbaugh is a joke at this point…throw Bill Maher off TV too…they continue to be an embarrassment to their political parties.

  10. Peace says:

    What an uncalled for comment ! Air !