DNC Convention-The Fluke paradigm

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    By: John Hayward
    9/6/2012 03:03 PM

    Some of you may remember that earlier this year, Republicans shut me out of a hearing on contraception,” Sandra Fluke began her speech at the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday night. “In fact, on that panel, they didn’t hear from a single woman, even though they were debating an issue that affects nearly every woman.”

    That’s three blatant, easily verified lies in two sentences – not bad, even by the loose standards for the truth set at the DNC. She was a last-minute substitute speaker at that panel, turned away on simple procedural grounds; it wasn’t a panel on contraception; and there were already two women on it.

    But this is the “contraception activist” who later admitted, after it was pointed out that her fanciful numbers on the cost of contraception were a thousand percent too high, that she doesn’t actually know what the stuff costs at all. “Were you aware of the Target store that’s 3 miles from Georgetown Law that sells a month’s supply of birth control pills for $9 a month without insurance coverage?” asked a reporter.

    “I’m not familiar with department specific department store policies,” she breezily replied. “I know that some generic forms of contraception are less expensive than others and that that has been widely reported. But what has not been widely reported is that many women cannot use those forms of contraception.” Later in the same interview, she said that her infamous, utterly bonkers $1000-per-year figure was based on something one person told her.

    But that’s the Fluke paradigm: actual facts, scholarly research, and reason are not relevant in the pursuit of Higher Truth. You can lie all you want in the service of Higher Truth. It’s OK, as long as you care about the right things, and mean people are compelled to do right things as a result of your lies. $10 a month, $1000 a year, whatever. If shrill hysteria is what it takes to get people’s attention, so be it. If they deserved your respect, they’d already be doing what you want them to.

    In a similar vein, the clownish Fluke accused vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan of a desire to “allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms.” The reluctance of other people to fund Flukes contraceptive and abortive needs became “An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it.” Bills that contain the decades-old legal terminology for “forcible rape” – like the one Bill Clinton signed – were portrayed as an appetite to see rape survivors “victimized all over again.”

    Fluke is only well-known because of something somebody else said about her. She referenced the incident with her characteristic restraint and maturity, calling for “an America in which our president, when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters – not his delegates or donors – and stands with all women. And strangers come together, reach out and lift her up. And then, instead of trying to silence her, you invite me here – and give me a microphone – to amplify our voice. That’s the difference.”

    There wasn’t actually much “lifting up” involved in the Fluke-Limbaugh incident; it was all about tearing people down, including hard-working non-political people who had absolutely nothing to do with it, and whose only “offense” was insufficient fervor for toeing the Party line. Barack Obama is awfully selective about which “verbally attacked” people, young and female or otherwise, he chooses to “stand up” for. And what kind of – pardon the expression – drama queen describes someone telling a nasty joke at her expense as an effort to “silence” her? What power does Rush Limbaugh have to silence anyone?

    But that’s what the weird public career of Sandra Fluke has always been about: compulsion that transcends logic, liberty, and even religious conscience. She’s never been talking about the freedom to do certain things – she’s all about forcing other people to obey her agenda. She hasn’t got much interest in persuading anyone to follow it voluntarily, and tedious little facts only mess up the grand sweep of her spin-doctored, professionally managed heroic narrative. Her signature achievement is the contribution of a new term to the Orwellian lexicon of totalitarian leftist politics: “denying access” to something now means expecting people to pay for it themselves.

    Fluke wrapped up by saying we must choose “a country where we mean it when we talk about personal freedom, or one where that freedom doesn’t apply to our bodies and our voices.” That’s a ringing endorsement of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, in the ears of anyone who remembers what “freedom” actually means.

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    Thye woman vilified as a slut by Republicans

    Way to go for the womens vote
     
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    Sandra Fluke certainly makes them nuts, don't they.

    This is what happens when you let a great political party get hijacked by religious nutjobs.
     
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    A female who doesn't want to breed?

    Who wouldn't be repulsed?
     
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    When you're finished "rubbing one out", try addressing something in the article.
     
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    What issues?

    It's the usual whining that Ms. Fluke challenged the religious crazies by pointing out that women have a valid need for reproductive health services and it should be between a woman and her doctor... NOT a bunch of men talking in a room about what is best for the little lady.

    For her trouble, a closeted gay loudmouth on talk radio called her a bunch of vile names, and the man who aspires to be the leader of the free world didn't denounce it or repudiate it because he was afraid of what the zombies who listen to him might do.
     
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    You think they can address the article? Do you think if they could they would be wasting their time on this other nonsense?
     
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    I'm not sure she doesn't want to breed. She, like most women, wants to decide the right time for them to bring a child into the world. That's something that Republicans can't seem to stand. They want to be the ones to tell women when and how they procreate.
     
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    Related: Circus of the Vagina-gogues
    Michelle Malkin

    Sep 07, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hide your children. This is what the progressive left's idea of women's empowerment looks like: For the past two weeks, radical feminists from the group Code Pink have paraded across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes.

    The goal is "respect" for women's bodies and women's abortion rights. It's part of the coordinated campaign to fight the right's purported "war on women." The Vagina Puppets' Democratic Party sympathizers, from professional birth control freeloader Sandra Fluke to first lady Michelle Obama, dog-whistled the same messages of "choice" and "freedom" from the convention stage.

    "We are ... focusing on the issue of the GOP's war on women and trying to take away women's reproductive rights, so we have been going around in our vagina costumes," Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin told The Daily Beast. "We were the dancing vaginas. One of the things we have found is the surest way to make the police go away is try to get your picture in front of them wearing a vagina. They will blush and disappear."

    The group organized a "Bring Your Own Vagina" event at the RNC in Tampa and a protest with Planned Parenthood in front of the NASCAR Hall of Fame museum here at the DNC. A press release touted: "VISUALS: The famous CODEPINK vagina costumes!" Bright pink placards proclaimed: "VAGINA. Can't say it, don't legislate it." Another demanded: "GOP: RESPECT WOMEN."

    Bless their hearts, but why must they so publicly flaunt their private parts? It's hard to take these poster chicks for the Nanny State seriously when they look and sound like walking, talking gynecological checkups. Dressing as life-sized genitals, ranting about their entitlement to taxpayer-subsidized birth control, defining women as bio-objects and reducing "women's issues" to sex without consequences: This is progress?

    Pro-life activists and public officials aren't waging a "war on women" when they defend the sanctity of life. Exercising decency, sensitivity, compassion and charity toward those who choose not to exercise deadly "choices" is pro-woman. It's the callous ideologues who deny the existence of abortion regret and whitewash abortion victims' suffering who are the true misogynists.

    The bizarre circus of the vagina-gogues is vulgar on multiple levels. It's visually tacky, gross and exhibitionist. More to the point, it's so tastelessly beside the point.

    While Code Pink and their sorority of Democratic Party soul mates glorify abortion and indulge in condom-clutching fear campaigns, there are countless true-life horror stories of women and unborn children being preyed upon by those who masquerade as "reproductive health care providers."

    Their voices are the ones squelched in the public square. Yet, Fluke and her ilk grab the national spotlight to complain that they are victims of censorship.

    Despite their ghoulish record and eugenics-rooted foundations, Team Obama rewarded Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards with a key speaking role at the DNC this week. She and the White House shamelessly accused the rival GOP ticket of causing cancer deaths, encouraging rape and increasing domestic violence all week.

    Yet, the Democratic men and women in power in Washington look the other way at Planned Parenthood's predation of poor women and young girls who have been advised by abortion counselors to cover up statutory rape. Undercover investigators at Live Action have caught the abortion lobbyists on tape endorsing sex-selection abortions and approving race-based abortions.

    President Obama can take time out of his schedule to console and promote Fluke in the name of women's health and safety. But he has nothing to say to the dozens of black female victims and their families in Philadelphia who suffered at the hands of convicted abortionist butcher Kermit Gosnell. Or to the family of Tonya Reaves, a black female patient at Planned Parenthood's Loop Health Center in Chicago, who died this summer after the staff performed a careless abortion on her and neglected her for more than five hours while she bled to death.

    Doesn't fit the Vagina Narrative. Now, on with the femme puppet show!
     

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