Rush Limbaugh's Vile 'Slut' Remark Must Be Denounced by Republicans (VIDEO)

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Sandra Fluke testifies in front of Democratic leaders
Rush Limbaugh might be a complete misogynistic waste of air space, but some conservatives actually listen to the guy. That's why his latest remarks have the potential to be dangerous. If you missed it, he said last night that Sandra Fluke -- the young woman who was initially denied to give her testimony in front of that shameful all-male panel on birth control and who later preached to the choir when she testified at a Democratic hearing -- is "having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills" and "she must be paid to have sex -- what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex."

Outrageous is the only word that comes to mind to describe this man's hateful, sexist drivel.

Thankfully, his despicable rant hasn't gone unnoticed ... at least by Democratic women in Congress.

The left has already, rightfully lambasted Rush. For instance, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) told HuffPo:

I am just aghast. If the far right can attack people like Sandra Fluke, women are going to be afraid to speak because they're going to be called terrible words. It's an attempt to silence people that are speaking out for women.

Right on, sister! But expressing outrage at Rush isn't enough. Nope. As Maloney continued, if Republicans "stand silently by and let this pass, they will be condoning it and attacking women." Hence why the GOP needs to stand up and officially denounce his sick tirade.

Ideally, first, they would untwist and clarify his interpretation of Fluke as a rampant sex fiend by reiterating what Fluke actually said in her testimony. Which is that birth control pills are often needed for both reproductive and broader medical reasons, such as to prevent the growth of ovarian cysts. But if they can't do that (because to do that would be too fair, too mature), the least conservatives in Congress could do is make a public statement that the Republican party respects that this is a country in which every man and WOMAN is entitled to their voice. Fluke has a right to testify, any woman does, and using a word like "slut" or "prostitute" to describe a woman simply for speaking up -- specifically about her reproductive health and well-being -- is unacceptable.

In the meantime at least, Rush can't silence Sandra. She'll be on The Ed Show on MSNBC at 8 p.m. ET tonight to address Limbaugh's sexist attack. And for a glimpse of truth, here's video of Sandra Fluke speaking to Democrats on February 23. She begins her testimony at around 15:20.

 

 

Do you think the Republicans should officially denounce Rush Limbaugh's comments?

 

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