March 3, 2012

A few thoughts on the recent hub-bub about contraception and the Obama administration recent ruling including birth control among services insurers are mandated to cover.

1. Because the ruling is blatantly unconstitutional, it’s only time before the Obama administration pulls the ruling once they know they’ve wrung out of the recent controversy all the political benefit possible.

2. Remember that this administration knows only one thing: doing whatever they need to do to shift the debate away from its abysmal record on the economy and the deficit. Today it’s contraception – oops, my apology, “women’s health”, tomorrow it will be something else. This administration could care less about minorities, jobs, women, the border and immigration, gas prices, and foreign policy; all it is, is a bunch of zealots led by a figurehead President who could care less about anything except being in power and staying in power. As a result, they will do and say anything to keep the focus away from the economy and jobs.

3. Was Rush Limbaugh wrong to call women’s rights activist and Georgetown Law School Sandra Fluke “a slut” after her Congressional testimony appealing for the taxpayers to cover, in effect, the cost of her sex life, and those of of others, the full cost of their birth control use? Here are Rush’s own words:

Now, here’s the story that started all this. It’s by a guy name Craig Bannister at Cybercast News Service: “A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that they’re going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control. Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout President Obama’s mandate that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that it’s too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage. Apparently, four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it’s hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, Fluke’s research shows.”

What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps. (interruption) The johns? We would be the johns? No! We’re not the johns. (interruption) Yeah, that’s right. Pimp’s not the right word. Okay, so she’s not a slut. She’s “round heeled.” I take it back.

As someone who regularly deplores the increasing coarseness of the discourse in all aspects of our culture, I wouldn’t have used those words, but I can certainly sympathize with the sentiments of Limbaugh’s comments. After all, why on earth are taxpayers covering the cost of women to have sex? I’d say the same thing if I thought taxpayers were covering the cost of condoms, or, for that matter, my Pinot Grigio habit. Why should contraception of any kind be free? To take it to an even greater extent, why should the government subsidize anything, for that matter. It’s not just an economic issue to me – are we rolling so much in dough that we can just hand out services of any kind for free? – but a personal freedom issue. What’s so special about contraception? Why not just forego the cost of contraception and just have the government pay for abortions? Oh, we can’t do that? Why???

4. The bottom line is that life is full of choices: you want something, you should have to pay for it. And (liberals out there hear this loudly) you can’t have everything. And for the Sandra Flukes of the world, if you want to have sex and don’t want to get pregnant, I guess that’s one more thing you have to budget for every month, isn’t it? If you want a true reality check of of Sandra Fluke’s (and the liberal left’s) priorities, check out this audio from the great Mark Levin.

5. I find it beyond incredible (although not surprising) that in a time where gas prices are going through the roof, millions upon millions of people are unemployed, we’re running a deficit that will turn us into Greece in a few short years, entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare (and, at the state level), Medicaid are all hurtling towards insolvency, what are freakin’ talking about? Female contraception. I mean, how patently absurd is that?

6. #5 is especially true given the fact that there is no way the Supreme Court would ever let the Obama administration’s mandate stand. I mean, think about it: if you can force a private-sector industry to do one thing, why not anything? Like force car companies not to sell trucks of any kind? Or force McDonald’s and other fast-food chains not to sell hamburgers? You laugh, but like I said above, you have an administration of left-wing zealots who, finally in power, are attempting to make the most of it while they can. To them, Obama’s “Hope and Change” agenda gives them carte blanche to push every left-wing, socialist agenda item to its fullest extent. And that’s what’s involved here.

Because the last thing in the world the Obama administration wants to talk about is the economy and jobs. I wonder what’s next?

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 00:54 | Comment (1)
1 Comment
  1. This is the thing that gets to me. Yeah, Rush was over the top, but what entertainer isn’t?

    My issue is with Ms. Fluke and others on the liberal side trying to rename this issue. You notice they don’t say that they want the government to “pay” for their contraceptives? No, they say this is all about “access” to contraceptives.

    Re-framing the argument in order to pull the wool over people’s eyes and demagogue the issue.

    They know that if they say what they really want; that is, for us to pay for them, they’d really have no issue to take to the great majority of Americans. But when you use the word “access”, it now seems as if someone is saying they can’t have them at all due to religious interference, and then watch the passions flow!

    No one is denying Ms. Fluke or her college friends access to contraceptives, and she knows it. No one has even suggested limiting or denying her access, and she knows that, too.

    She may not be a “slut” since sluts can do it for the pleasure alone. There’s a word for those who want to do it for the money, which I will not type here.

    Regardless of what term you might wish to use for Ms. Fluke, the only one that truly applies is “liar”.

    Comment by Dave Richard — March 3, 2012 @ 10:24 am

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