There are times when it is just far too much fun with titles not to indulge in this one. Sorry, about that. Seriously, thought, it is rather interesting what is going on. This is about Dems trying another way to silence Rush. Don’t get me wrong, I am more an ex-Rush fan than a current listener, but what is being done to him is just plain disgusting.
This is not about a 30 year old, unemployed, PROFESSIONAL liberal activist who has been paying $50,000 a year for tuition, complaining that her fellow rich-kid students cannot afford contraceptives. This is about the Dems trying to silence Rush, so Obama can have a clear road to victory in November.
This is about Dems trying to change the subject from sky-high gas prices. It could also be about Clear Channel. Rush is syndicated with Clear Channel. Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital. Rush is not slobbering all over Mitt the way some talk show hosts are.
Carbonite dumped Rush. I dumped them.
On Sat, I emailed this to Carbonite: “Because you have dumped Rush Limbaugh, I am dumping you. My subscription expires in October. I want a refund. Serial Number: XXXXXXXX”
Why would any sane and reasonable person want their daughters to be like a woman who is not really telling the truth about what she is doing?
From the Washington Post:
“….We are not calling for censorship. Nor are we suggesting that the ostensible policy issue here — mandatory provision of contraception under health insurance paid for by religious-based institutions such as Georgetown — is a simple one. Those who questioned President Obama’s initial decisions in this area — we among them — were not waging a “war on women,” as Democrats have alleged in strident fundraising appeals.
What we are saying is that Mr. Limbaugh has abused his unique position within the conservative media to smear and vilify a citizen engaged in the exercise of her First Amendment rights, and in the process he debased a national political discourse that needs no further debasing. This is not the way a decent citizen behaves, much less a citizen who wields significant de facto power in a major political party. While Republican leaders owe no apology for Mr. Limbaugh’s comments, they do have a responsibility to repudiate them — and him….”
It also appears Newt is one of the few defending Rush.
“…”I think the president will opportunistically do anything he can,” Gingrich said in response to a reporter’s question after a rally Saturday morning in Hamilton. “I think the most important use of language in the last week has been the president’s apology to religious fanatics, and I want to stay focused on what the president has said, and I think what he said was inexcusable and is exactly the wrong policy at a time of life and death, and playing political games is irrelevant as far as I’m concerned.”
Gingrich said the debate over requiring certain institutions to provide insurance coverage to cover contraception — something that prompted Fluke’s complaint involving Georgetown, a Jesuit-run institution — should be over governmental interference in religion.
“It’s not about contraception. It’s about religious liberty,” he said. “It’s about the attack on the Catholic Church, and the attack on every right-to-life institution and whether or not the government has the power to dictate to religious organizations.”…”