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If Rush Limbaugh could draw cartoons …

Oy, Sorry for more Rush Limbaugh-related crap, but this cartoon, by Gary McCoy, was just too appalling not to post.

I’m not even going to get into the slut-shaming, or that the cartoonist is bizarrely trying to fat-shame someone who is not actually fat, but I would like to point out once again that WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDING FREE BIRTH CONTROL (even though that sounds like a nifty idea to me). We’re talking about INSURANCE COMPANIES COVERING BIRTH CONTROL LIKE THEY COVER OTHER MEDICAL EXPENSES. You know about insurance, right? That thing that people PAY FOR THEMSELVES, with THEIR OWN MONEY?

Are Rush and his fans really so ignorant and obtuse that they’ve somehow convinced themselves that this is about the government paying for birth control? Or are they deliberately misrepresenting the issue, knowing that most of their readers/listeners/whatever won’t bother to check the facts?

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Hippodameia
Hippodameia
8 years ago

Just popping in to say that ThinkProgress now lists forty-five sponsors who’ve bailed on Rush.

http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/?tw_p=twt

Medrala
Medrala
8 years ago

As a long-time lurker of this awesome blog, I’ve always had the nagging urge to join in. I’ve come across so much casual acceptance of misogyny that it’s sickening, and seeing a site by a man who regularly ridicules that viewpoint warms my heart.

I’m not sure why it’s taken that abominable little doodle to make me write something. Who the fuck does this Gary think he is? Is he trying to be funny? Is he trying to make people consider the idea of letting women decide their abortions to be ridiculous? Because all he’s done is make me even more sympathetic to the cause by revealing just how single-minded, ignorant and dismissive the anti-abortionists are.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
8 years ago

Rush has now lost fifty advertisers and his three hour show now includes dead airtime where the commercials are supposed to go.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/08/441172/rush-limbaugh-radio-silence/

PosterformerlyknownasElizabeth

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Pecunium
8 years ago

Aww… Poor Rushie.

Brian K Male
Brian K Male
8 years ago

“We’re talking about INSURANCE COMPANIES COVERING BIRTH CONTROL LIKE THEY COVER OTHER MEDICAL EXPENSES.”

Then why was Fluke speaking to Congress, and not State Farm? And why are you yelling?

Daddy issues. I guess this site is one way to deal with them. Thank god I’m already married. Not sure that I could handle all the anger out there today.

Medrala
Medrala
8 years ago

Haha! “Anger”, Brian? Guess you’ve still working off that erection from the MRA site?

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

Why Congress and not State Farm? Because Congress is making legislation that will affect insurance companies (but not give them tax money).

They wouldn’t NEED tax money for this anyway because contraception saves money–it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than pregnancy and birth, which insurance
already pretty much always covers. The debate is about “moral” objections to contraception, not about its cost.

Seriously, are you unable to read because of your MOMMY ISSUES?

Pecunium
8 years ago

Why is she talking to Congress? Because they asked her to. Why isn’t she talking to insurance companies? Because they refuse to listen to her.

But when the subject is the laws which regulate an industry, then talking to Congress about the effect of those laws, the need for them (or the reasons they might be a bad idea) is what involved citizens do.

Why are you pretending this is some sort of mystery? Why are you implying she ought not have done it?

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Daddy issues? Like the MRM isn’t a festering pit of mommy issues.

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