Hot Air’s Tina Korbe has put up a post regarding Sandra Fluke’s rejection of Rush Limbaugh’s apology. Does this really surprise anyone? Does anyone think that a woman who spoke before a Democrat-only Congressional hearing and lied that she and her friends spent nearly a thousand dollars a year (three-thousand during her time in law school) on contraceptives, would show the slightest bit of class and accept Rush’s apology? Let’s be honest, she’s a political prostitute. She’s willing to sell herself to push a radical feminist agenda, and to accept Rush’s apology now would not be in her interests.
Before discussing this point further, let’s go back to who Sandra Fluke actually is. Despite what we’ve been hearing in the media, as Jammie Wearing Fools uncovered, Fluke is a 30-year-old political activist, more specifically, a radical feminist, who targeted Georgetown Law because its insurance didn’t cover contraceptives. She’s the former president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, a pro-abortion group that is dedicated to fighting the “criminalization of abortion.” If you want to know what that means, give some of their writings a read. Here’s a quote from Mallory Carlberg, a member of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, responding to a pro-life rally at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
I was so glad that OU LSRJ was able to take part in bringing conversations about the potential for State abuse to the law school. Unfortunately, the student population at most law schools is still overwhelmingly white and middle to upper class. For most, privilege allows us to ignore the ways state policies like the drug war are being used in a racist and classist manner to target certain populations for control. We are more likely to trust state actors because our experiences with police and judges are often positive. It is critically important that we be exposed to discussions on ways State power can be used to oppress not protect people since we are the next generation of policy makers. It is unlikely that many law students will ever experience this oppression firsthand, but it is a reality for countless people in this country. Ignoring this reality perpetuates an unjust judicial system – an unjust judicial system that, as last night’s talk and the recent push for personhood amendments across the nation show, has the potential to be used to strip anyone of their status as a full Constitutional person upon becoming pregnant.
An “unjust judicial system” that oppresses non-whites and the poor? Being “white and middle to upper class,” we can’t understand the tyranny of “State power”? This group is anything but mainstream. This kind of nonsense is fringe-left radicalism. As Mark Levin said last Friday, Sandra Fluke and this group represent the radical feminism of the 1960s. This has nothing to do with “women’s rights.” It’s about forwarding a radical pro-abortion agenda.
Now who is Roxana Mayer? How does she fit into this? Patterico’s Pontifications exposed her as a political prostitute. She pretended to be a pediatric primary care physician at a town hall event hosted by Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee. She didn’t even live in Jackson Lee’s district, and yet, went to the event, pretended to be a doctor to provide the Houstan Democrat cover for supporting ObamaCare. Just like now with Sandra Fluke, the media wasn’t willing to challenge her claims, let alone do their jobs in determining whether she was who she claimed to be. It was only when those like Patterico exposed Mayer as a fake, that the media took steps in corrected their stories.
As of now, the media still pretends that Sandra Fluke is a young student who is somehow being put upon by Georgetown Law. Why haven’t they asked her about her being the former president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice? Why haven’t they questioned her claim about the cost for contraception she quoted before Congress? Why haven’t they asked why she was brought before Congress in the first place? As HowTheWorldWork’s Lee Doren asked, why didn’t the media investigate her extrodinary claims?
I’m sure Lee knows why there were no follow-up questions. As with Roxana Mayer, the truth doesn’t matter when it could jeopardize their political agenda.
In the end, I don’t think Rush Limbaugh should have apologized. His point was clear, he repeated it to make sure it was clear, and yet it was twisted by Democrats and the media to portray him, as well as all conservatives commentators (as per Sandra Fluke’s statements on ‘The View’ concerning a “a segment of our political commentators” hat-tip NewsBusters.org) as misogynists. Apologizing, even the way he did, is a surrender. Rush wasn’t mistaken in his argument, and while his choice of words may be offensive to the easily-offended (are they also offender when Ed Shultz and Bill Maher insult women or just when conservatives use certain words?), he was correct in his assessment of Fluke’s character.
If the media wasn’t dedicated to discrediting conservatives and forwarding Barack Obama’s radical agenda, maybe they would have done their job and exposed Sandra Fluke. All this fiasco really does is prove that many of them are also political prostitutes. Pathetic…
UPDATE: Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain has uncovered even more about Sandra Fluke. As Byron York at the Washington Examiner stated, Fluke was added to February 16 House hearing on the contraceptive mandate issue at the last minute without the mandatory 72-hour advanced notice, and thus wasn’t allowed to testify. We are now beginning to understand why Democrats wouldn’t want Republicans to challenge Fluke’s claim to expertise relevant to the subject of the hearing. The 30-year-old activist, it seems, not only wants contraceptives covered by private insurers, but “gender reassignment” surgeries too. I wonder what else she would want taxpayers to pay for eh?