Rush Limbaugh – A Rent Boy Of The Far Right?

It seems Rush Limbaugh doesn’t believe in contraception. As a stooge of the far right political wing of the Republican Party that’s hardly surprising.

Perhaps, though, one of his four wives might disagree. Four wives and no children?[1] Surely, they weren’t all infertile? Or, maybe the problem didn’t lie with his wives. Well, now, let me see – who does that leave?

Is it possible that Rush Limbaugh doesn’t believe in contraception simply because he doesn’t need any?

When Limbaugh took up the cause of the Catholic Church – somewhat surprisingly, as he’s a Methodist – he vented his nastiness on Sandra Fluke, a law student from Georgetown University. Ms Fluke had previously served as president of the university’s ‘Students for Reproductive Justice’ group.

She had asked to testify at a Congressional hearing on the new rule that religious institutions, such as some hospitals and universities (including Georgetown), provide insurance plans to cover the cost of medicinal contraceptives. House Republicans had blocked her from testifying.

From the BBC:

Ms Fluke was invited to testify in front of a House committee convened by Democrats after she was blocked from the first panel…her testimony included the case of a fellow student who needed birth control to control ovarian cysts.

Georgetown, a Catholic university with a prestigious law school, does not cover birth control to prevent pregnancy in its student health plan, and the student, who is gay, could not convince the insurance company she was ill.

Ms Fluke also asserted that birth control prescriptions could cost as much as $3,000 (£1893) without insurance.”[2]

During his talk radio program, Limbaugh said of Ms Fluke:

“What does it say about the college coed … who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.”…

…”If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.””[3]

Such despicable attempts at character assassination are a trademark of the Limbaugh message to America. Sandra Fluke is not the first to suffer at the tongue of this disgusting apology for a human being.

Of course, it has to be remembered that Limbaugh is well paid for his services to the more extreme members of the Republican Party. You don’t own a $24 million, 36,500-square-foot oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, on the salary of an average radio-jock.

He’s just admitted (above) to lusting after pornography and dirty videos. Doesn’t the fact that he’s so well paid for his services make him eligible for the title: “Rent Boy Of The Far Right?”

[1] “The Marriages of Rush Limbaugh” About.com Guides

[2] “Limbaugh slut slur student Sandra Fluke gets Obama call” BBC, March 2nd 2012

[3] “Obama joins in assailing Limbaugh slur of student” CBS, March 2nd 2012

5 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh – A Rent Boy Of The Far Right?”

  1. Well said, RJA. he’s one of the more despicable of the rentboys.
    And I note you stayed away from his excursions to the DR with his suitcases full of Viagra and the addresses of his rentboys in his wallet.
    Oh, did I just say that?
    XO
    WWW

  2. I’ve been following the whole saga with a growing sense of despair and futility. I am getting very scared for all of my female friends (and their families) who live in the States and who can’t get out of what seems to be a growing nightmare day by day. Not just the legislation which is being passed, but also the attitudes which are coming with it, which seem to say that a woman has no rights over her own body, and exists only as a sex-toy and reproductive organ.

  3. WWW – I’ve heard Michael never misses a chance to read Sparrow Chat! Plagiarizing my work is a bit of a cheek, though. 😉

    Jo – you have every reason to be concerned. The Republican Party has moved aggressively to the far right over the last few years, spurred on by a virulent evangelical movement (which, incidentally, has nothing whatever to do with Christianity. They simply stole its identity). The left of American politics has simply moved into the gap vacated by the now virtually non-existent center right.
    A similar situation was engineered in the UK under Tony Blair. Though, thankfully, it wasn’t fueled by any mob religious zeal.

  4. And Prez Obama didn’t miss a trick in phoning Ms Fluke with his support, and ensuring the fact was made (very) public. So in the end Limbaugh’s disgusting remarks played to t’other side.

    Am so glad I don’t belong to either of these pseudo-teams!

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