The Right Can't Stop Attacking Sandra Fluke:
"Sandra Fluke is the model Welfare Queen for the 21st Century," writes American Spectator contributing editor Jed Babbin. "Welfare Queen Fluke will never produce anything of value to society. She will fit easily into the industry of regulation, bigger government, and reduced personal freedoms. She believes everything she wants -- birth control, abortion, whatever -- is an entitlement for which the government must pay."
The basic issue surrounding Fluke is "that a society in which middle-aged children of privilege testify before the most powerful figures in the land to demand state-enforced funding for their sex lives at a time when their government owes more money than anyone has ever owed in the history of the planet is quite simply nuts. As stark staring nuts as the court of Ranavalona, the deranged nymphomaniac queen of Madagascar at whose funeral the powder keg literally went up, killing dozens and burning down three royal palaces," writes Mark Steyn in the National Review. (Note: The Rude Pundit has no idea what any of that means.)
"If Ms. Fluke wants to have sex, then take the personal responsibility to pay for it. It's called growing up," intones Jeffrey Kuhner in the Washington Times. "She is saying that having sex without getting pregnant is more important than the conscience rights of the Catholic Church. This is progressive tyranny, a form of liberal bigotry against Christians who abide by the teachings of their faith."
"Ms. Fluke's crusade for reproductive justice is simply a demand that a Catholic institution pay for drugs that make it possible for her to have sex without getting pregnant," says Cathy Ruse in the Wall Street Journal.
So many, so wrong. All irrationally angry because one woman was asked to speak to a congressional committee regarding a rule clarification by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
(Note: The Rude Pundit is having a serious case of the writer's block when it comes to bloggery. Hopefully, he'll drink his way through it. If not, he may need to call in the pill guy. If that doesn't work, he'll call the powder guy. If that doesn't work, he'll call the virgin sacrifice guy. One way or another, he'll deal with it.)