DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent an email to Democrats denouncing Rush Limbaugh for what she termed his "attack on women." The letter explains a lot about the nanny-state mindset of the radical Left.
An email from DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz the other day had the subject, "Rush Limbaugh's latest attack on women" and proclaimed:
So here's the latest in the GOP's attack on women's health:
Rush Limbaugh is now leading the charge, waging a series of ugly attacks on a Georgetown law student named Sandra Fluke, who bravely testified in Congress to protect a woman's access to contraception and preventive care.
His response? He called her a "slut" who "wants to be paid to have sex," adding, "she's having so much sex, she can't afford the contraception." He neglected to mention that Sandra was testifying about her friend who was denied birth control she needed in order to stop ovarian cysts from growing.
Displaying a stunning lack of leadership, Mitt Romney wouldn't denounce Rush's point of view, saying, "I'll just say this, which is, it's not the language I would have used.
... [blather, blather, blather]
The attacks coming from the GOP on women's health are way over the line -- and very dangerous.
Mitt Romney has come out in support of the "personhood" amendment, which would have outlawed some forms of birth control and even in-vitro fertilization. Rick Santorum declared contraception is "harmful to women." It's happening at the state level, too, like the bill Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is about to sign into law that will force women considering abortions to have ultrasounds, and require doctors to ask them if they'd like a picture.
Our President -- on the other hand -- called Sandra yesterday to thank her for speaking out for [the nanny state] women."
The email goes on, but you get the picture. Apparently, lies are the stock-in-trade of Democrats right from the President on down.
I was prompted to email Ms. Wasserman Schultz the following:
Ms. Wasserman Schultz,
Could you please explain to me why the federal government should be paying for Ms. Fluke's contraception?
Could you please cite which provision of Article I, Section 8, authorizes the federal government to involve itself with Ms. Fluke's sex life?
How is anyone "denied birth control"? To the best of my knowledge, such measures are widely available. Why didn't Ms. Fluke help her friend obtain the desperately-needed measures if Ms. Fluke's friend were unable to acquire them on her own?
In such situations, wouldn't it have been prudent for "her friend" to avoid sexual contact until she could obtain the needed control?
What is the personal responsibility of "her friend" to assure that she does not engage in risky behavior?
These answers would greatly help me discuss this issue with friends.
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.