Kirsten Powers on Rush and Sandra Fluke: Where’s the outrage at misogynistic liberal men?

…when does Obama’s Super PAC plan on forfeiting Bill Maher’s $1 million donation?


If you missed her widely linked Daily Beast item this weekend [“Rush Limbaugh’s apology: liberal men need to follow suit“], read it now. Then read Treacher’s long look back at Our Moral Superiors’ most morally superior moments. The most interesting bit here is when Megyn Kelly asks whether she thinks liberals are genuinely offended by Rush but debilitated by a blind spot about their own side or whether they’re affecting outrageous outrage to put points on the partisan scoreboard. KP thinks it’s the former; I think the truth is in between. They are genuinely offended — not by the rhetoric, though, but by conservative opposition to abortion and support for prioritizing religious conscience above contraception coverage. That’s what makes Rush “anti-woman”; the “slut” name-calling is, supposedly, a window onto that deeper animus. Because Maher and Olbermann and Taibbi are, ahem, “pro-woman” on policy, they can be as personally nasty as they want and it’s not a window onto anything. The quintessential example of this is of course Ted Kennedy, whose career stands for the proposition that you can allegedly assault women and even leave a woman to die and be reelected for eternity so long as you vote the right way.

That is to say, for all of the left’s bleeding-heart smugness about “good intentions,” they’re remarkably bottom-line on this: So long as you support abortion and the rest of their packet on social issues, your actual intent when calling a woman a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick” is irrelevant…

The article, with video, continues at

RelatedMeet law student and feminist hero Sandra Fluke

…the 30-year-old student who stirred the debate is no novice in the political arena. Fluke has a long history of feminist advocacy: The Washington Post reported Fluke entered Georgetown Law well aware that the school’s insurance plan did not cover contraception, only to spend the next three years lobbying the school to change its policy.

Fluke attended Cornell University from 1999-2003, where she received a B.S. in Policy Analysis & Management and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies…

The Sandra Fluck Agenda: Require Insurance To Cover ‘Gender Reassignment’  Free hormone therapy for transgendered detainees.

UpdateThe Misogynist Left Mash-Up (Video) It’s just too bad Rush Limbaugh isn’t a member of the Democrat-media complex. This whole Sandra Fluke incident never would have seen the light of day.

Update 2Furious liberals demand FCC silence Limbaugh

Update 3Selective Moral Outrage: Conservative Women, Minorities Unapologetically Mocked By The Same Left Who Are In A Tizzy Over Rush Limbaugh and John McCain Was Kinder To Obama Than He Is To Rush Limbaugh, Tea Party. Both articles at Marooned in Marin

Also, A Slot Machine Called Sandra: a Movie Poster

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