Obama calls birth control advocate Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh says she's a "slut"
After Rush Limbaugh called birth control activist Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute this week, thousands of people--including Barack Obama himself—have (rightfully) rushed to her defense.
The president recently called the Georgetown student in order to show his support. He "wanted to express his disappointment that she has been the subject of inappropriate personal attacks, and thank her for exercising her rights as a citizen to speak out on an issue of public policy," said White House Spokesman Jay Carney.
Fluke also told MSNBC that Obama told her that her parents should be proud. "…That meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me," she said. "So I just appreciated that very much."
And Obama's not the only one on Fluke's side! The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has created an online anti-Limbaugh petition, rallying for signatures that ask Republican leaders to "denounce Rush Limbaugh's cruel tirade against women."
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But, all this has not stopped Limbaugh from continuing on his pointless and idiotic tirade. After hearing of the president's phone call, he went on his show and "made a kissing noise with his lips" while teasingly calling Obama "a great guy." And when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Limbaugh to apologize for his comments, he simply responded with this suggestion: "So Miss Fluke, if we are going to ... pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch." Can he just shut up now?! Seriously, what a pig.
Fluke, for her part, has been handling the whole thing much more gracefully than I would if I was her. Though she says she was originally "very upset," she has only appeared cool and collected on her media appearances. Limbaugh's comments are "an attempt to silence me, to silence all of us from speaking about the healthcare that we need," she said.
I swear, this man must be vying to be the most hated man in America. If so, it's definitely working! I am so glad that both the public and some of our nation's biggest leaders are speaking out on behalf of Fluke. If I was this woman, I don't know if I'd be able to restrain myself from using those TV appearances to make some choice, not-so-nice remarks to Limbaugh. But Fluke is determined to get out her message in the right manner and not resort to the rude, childish antics Limbaugh is using --which is just one more reason to give her our respect and support.
See Fluke's MSNBC interview here:
What do you think of Limbaugh's comments? Do you think Fluke is handling it well?
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