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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 
QOTD: Rush talking about sex again

by digby

Here he's discussing a Washington Examiner story that blow the lid off of Sandra Fluke's campaign for office in which they expose the fact that she has given her campaign money.This is, apparently, a sign of ... well something. The article doesn't spell out what's wrong with it, especially considering the fact that her Republican opponent has loaned his campaign money.

Be that as it may, this gave old Rush a chance toweigh in on something that cost him dearly in the past but which he just can't seem to stay away from. He recounts Fluke's testimony (in his own mendacious way) and then says this:

"Three thousand a year for this?" We found out it cost nine dollars a month over-the-counter, said, "Whoa, how much of this is going on?" And we started raising questions. Why in the world should this be something all the rest of us should pay for? Particularly when, if you don't want to get pregnant, there's a certain thing you just don't do. It has consequences and if that's what you want to avoid... And then I was chastened because I sounded like I was somebody who was against sex, and I'm not against sex, but I also don't think contraception and all that should be part of Obamacare.

Can somebody, could just one group of people accept responsibility for their lives in this country? Cannot one group do it? Can just one person say they're not gonna feed off the public? Can one person just stand up and say, "You know what? I'm gonna live on what I provide myself." Apparently not, apparently everybody seems to want everybody else to pay for what they want. Well, this irritated me, and it resulted in characterizations which required an explanation and an apology."

Poor lil' guy. He's just so misunderstood.

But again, the idea here is that women should just "close their legs." You need to factor birth control into your recreation budget, apparently, and if you don't have a lot of money you need to instruct your husband or boyfriend that you can't "afford" sex this month and he needs to masturbate instead. Because that's the way responsible people behave when it comes to sex.

By the way, this is a former drug addict who abused his prescriptions so badly he made himself deaf. And he also uses Viagra, which is covered by his insurance. And that's because it's covered by all insurance. Erections, you see, are a necessary part of life even for elderly men like Rush who are not simply doing it for procreative purposes. Maybe he should just close his legs.

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