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Bristol Palin is weighing in on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” mess on her blog, but it’s not the shock jock who’s the subject of her thoughts. Instead, she took President Obama to task for calling Sandra Fluke to express his disappointment in Limbaugh’s comments. While Palin’s phone has yet to ring. Why should the president be phoning? Because, as he told reporters about Fluke, “you didn’t want [Malia and Sasha] to think it was OK for men to treat them that way,” and it shouldn’t be OK for Bill Maher to treat Palin the way he has.
“Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome,” she writes, going on to share a particularly nasty joke Maher made about her.
“I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager,” she says of Obama, and notes that he stood up for her during the 2008 campaign. But now, “it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women.”
She doesn’t want Obama to return Maher’s money, because “you’re going to need every dime to hang on to your presidency.” But she just thinks he should be a little more fair. “After all, you’re president of all Americans, not just the liberals.”
Most people don’t pay attention to what Rush Limbaugh has to say but the uproar over his most recent words is just another version of a hate attack from the self proclaimed “tolerant.” Other topics discussed on today’s show: the male birth control pill, more Rush, Bill O’ Reilly’s take on…you guessed it…Rush and free speech. Help support the show by checking out The Michael Show’s sponsors HERE. Be sure to click the Like / Tweet buttons to help promote The Michael Show!
News Heard on the Show:
Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” attack on law student Sandra Fluke has no “place in public discourse,” says President Obama.
At his news conference yesterday, Obama explained that he called Fluke after the incident because he wants people to be able to speak their minds about policy, noting that he wouldn’t want his daughters “attacked or called horrible names” for voicing their opinions, the AP reports.
As for Limbaugh’s apology, Obama said he’s not sure “what’s in Rush Limbaugh’s heart, so I’m not going to comment on the sincerity” of it.
Bill O’Reilly is after Sandra Fluke, claiming the “committed leftist” who wants him to fund her sex life is at the “center of a campaign to reelect” Barack Obama.
“Let me get this straight, Ms. Fluke,” said O’Reilly in an earlier program. “You want me to give you my hard-earned money so you can have sex? Good grief.”
In fact, Fluke wants her university health insurance (typically paid for by students) to cover birth control, as college health plans usually do if they’re not affiliated with the Catholic church, notes the Huffington Post.
“I don’t want to pay for Sandra Fluke’s recreation,” said O’Reilly. “This is madness.” Because “Obamacare mandates that I have to buy health insurance,” my “premiums go up a small amount” to cover female contraception, he noted. He suggested that if Fluke wants her “activities” covered by health insurance, then the government should have subsidized his college football uniforms.
O’Reilly and guest Bernie Goldberg rehashed their views yesterday, with Goldberg characterizing Fluke as the ”poster person for the entitlement society.” At least they didn’t use the S word.
Rush Limbaugh squirted new fuel on the birth control insurance fire, calling a law-student birth control advocate planning to testify at a government hearing “a slut.”
Can “you imagine if you were her parents how proud you would be?” Limbaugh scoffed. “Your daughter testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she wants President Obama to provide them—or the Pope.”
He added: “What does it say about the college coed 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.”
Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke was blocked last month from testifying before the GOP-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform committee about the Obama administration’s policy supporting contraception coverage for workers at Catholic organizations.
Chairman Darrell Issa only allowed a series of men, including a bishop, to testify, triggering a walkout by female Democrats. Fluke later testified at an unofficial Democratic hearing, and spoke about the need for birth control for both reproductive and other health reasons.
In the statement days later, Limbaugh reiterated that he thinks “it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress” and that taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill for those activities. But in making the point, “I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.”