04 March 2012

What Did Rush Limbaugh Say About Sandra Fluke? Really?

Many of you are aware that The Khaki Elephant is not exactly a Rush Limbaugh nuzzling blog. I'm sure he's a nice fella down deep, but he tends to take a few too many liberties with the facts for my tastes so I prefer my bombastic conservative a little more to the blond side.

That said, I do have something to say about Rush Limbaugh's recent comments and follow on apology concerning Georgetown law student , Sandra Fluke. Folk on the left are accusing Limbaugh of trying to "silence women" when he made the following comments after Fluke testified before a Democratic-held mock hearing on why she should be able to score free contraception while having sex in college:

"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."
Limbaugh went on, "She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception."
Limbaugh's word choice aside, what was he really saying about Fluke's complaint? The left wants to pretend this about the right of women to have sex, or their access to contraception. But that has nothing to do with the comments at hand. The question is not whether or not contraception should be available, but whether or not somebody else should pay for their fun. Whether or not tax payers should have their insurance premiums increased to support college students sex habits. And if so, shouldn't we pay for their beer too?