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Memo to the frothing right: LOSING WOMEN'S VOTES? NOT A FLUKE.
When Greater Wingnuttia decides on an Enemy Of The State, it's simultaneously inexplicable and forever. Sandra Fluke will forever be an enemy to conservatives, because she's a young woman whose sole crime was wanting to testify on behalf of a rule mandating contraceptive coverage without a co-pay. That's it. She didn't even get to testify because House Republicans didn't want to hear a woman's view on contraception.
For that, she was transformed by the right-wing echo chamber into a ridiculous caricature, an epic slander, a creature that says much more about Republican attitudes towards women and sex than it does about Fluke. And it certainly didn't help them in November. So I hope the epic freakout from IDIOTS SAYING THE DAMNDEST THINGS just because Time put her on their short list for "Person Of The Year" continues into the future.
"...Now we've got Sandra Fluke saying, 'My country can buy me birth control for three years of law school at Georgetown.' [She's] a poster child for the Santa Claus presidency of Barack Obama, the food stamp presidency of Barack Obama." - Lars Larson, on Fox News.
Actually, her insurance company can buy her birth control for regular premium payments made by her and her private-sector employer. In the annals of facts that completely fail to get in the way of a conservative outrage-narrative, this certainly deserves an award. The truth of the contraception rule is so far away from the Fox News / Rushbo version of it that the ignorance required to maintain it is not just willful, but fucking malevolent.
"TIME Magazine has nominated Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who demanded you pay for her $10 a month birth control pills, as person of the year. This will put her up there with Adolf Hitler and Yasser Arafat. - Jim "Gateway Pundit" Hoft, so named beccause his punditry is a gateway to illiteracy.
Hey, remember six years ago, when Time put a shitty mirror on its cover and named "You" the Person of the Year? That means Jim Hoft was Person of the Year. Which, by Jim Hoft's logic, means Jim Hoft personally ordered the deaths of millions of Jews. I'd offer him a hearty "Mazel Tov", but I fear it would be in poor taste.
"Rush Limbaugh ripped her, prompting faux outcry from the left, all the way up to President Obama, who seized on the incident as proof that the right was waging some sort of war on women, as opposed to a battle against pathetic dependency on government." - Breitbart.com's chief moral scold and noted douchebag Ben Shapiro.
So the options are either a war on women, or a war against pathetic dependence on government? Well, all Fluke was "depending" on the government for was for it to hold private industry accountable for policies that benefit society, which is of course what government is fucking well supposed to do. And for that, she got called a slut.
So, yeah. War on women. To be fair, this is a natural mistake for Shapiro to make, since his knowledge of women is gleaned almost entirely from "chicks with dicks" porn, and none of them wear condoms or need birth control pills. But natural or otherwise, it's still a mistake. A mistake that the right seems determined to keep making, even after it backfired on them in every possible way it could this year.
Keep up the great work, boys. Romney only lost to Obama by eleven points among women. There are millions more women for you to alienate.