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Jul 10 2014

Limbaugh’s Sexual Projection

After spending months savaging Sandra Fluke as a lazy slut, you knew Rush Limbaugh was going to chime and say some really stupid things about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. Like the only reason a man would support access to birth control for women is because they then get consequence-free sex.

“Here’s the thing, women have demanded independence and power and feminism and all this, and now demanding everybody pay,” the conservative host opined, adding that he had realized over the weekend that young men also supported contraception coverage.

“Today’s young men are totally supportive of somebody else buying women their birth control pills because make sure the women are — sex is what it’s all about it!” he insisted. “Sex, sex, sex. That’s what it’s all about. Everybody wants it, and whatever it takes to make it safe. And if it takes the taxpayers buying women birth control, the men are for it too.”

“It’s cheap insurance, and if this is what women want before they’ll have sex, fine,” Limbaugh continued. “We were brought up with the idea that sex has consequences, and that it’s somewhat special. And that if you want something, you provide it yourself, you don’t ask somebody else.”

Let me repeat something some may have forgotten: Rush Limbaugh was caught with illegal viagra, which he had procured by having other people get it for him under their own name, while returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic, a country well known for its sex tourism industry.

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  1. 1
    D. C. Sessions

    Is the comment system horked again?

  2. 2
    D. C. Sessions

    Guess not. Which makes the “your comment is in moderation” in the previous post curious.

  3. 3
    Michael Brew

    Even if he were right and sex was the only reason women (and men) want contraceptive coverage in insurance plans (which isn’t free as the person who gets contraceptives pays into the system as well), what’s wrong with that? If something we enjoy is bad only because of the consequences, then getting rid of those consequences makes it good. If they made a burger that was low calorie, low fat, nutritious, didn’t require killing cows, and tasted about the same, I’d call that a better option than abstaining from burgers.

  4. 4
    tuibguy

    Why they say that sex has to have consequences is indicative of the mindset of the conservative. I mean, sex for us proles has to have consequences, but not for them.

    I am a middle-age man who is in favor of birth control, even though I have had a vasectomy, because women’s rights is not “all about me.” I just happen to think that women who get to choose what happens to their own bodies make our society stronger. If it frees up some great leaders who may have otherwise been saddled with too many children, so much the better.

  5. 5
    Akira MacKenzie

    Like the only reason a man would support access to birth control for women is because they then get consequence-free sex.

    Yeah…so?

    Although I wouldn’t say it’s the ONLY reason, being able to enjoy sex without fear of unwanted pregnancy is a damn reason to support birth control.

  6. 6
    Akira MacKenzie

    EDIT: …damn good…

  7. 7
    Trebuchet

    We already know Limbaugh needs Viagra to achieve sexual projection….

  8. 8
    anteprepro

    You need to have the risk of getting someone pregnant, otherwise it ain’t good ol’ traditional sexy time. These safe sex heathens and their undermining the traditional values of making sex special by ensuring that there is always a chance to accidentally bring a child into the world through it and having nothing at their disposal to prevent that from happening!

  9. 9
    ArtK

    “Limbaugh’s Sexual Projection” == his cigar?

  10. 10
    Alverant

    “a country well known for its CHILD sex tourism industry”
    FIFY

  11. 11
    matty1

    Did anyone else get a horrific mental image from that headline? I’ll be sleeping with the light on now

  12. 12
    dugglebogey

    Except that 70% of contraception is purchased by married women.

    Except that the best way to reduce the number of abortions is easy and affordable birth control.

    Except that Rush Limbaugh is a complete asshole.

  13. 13
    mkoormtbaalt

    I’m reminded of Oscar Wilde, “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”

  14. 14
    D. C. Sessions

    Except that 70% of contraception is purchased by married women.

    The sluts. They can’t afford to get knocked up while cheating on their husbands.

  15. 15
    Georgia Sam

    Limbaugh is expressing the religious right’s true feelings about contraception & abortion. The talk about protecting “unborn children” is mostly camouflage. Their real agenda is to hold the threat of pregnancy over the heads of women as a means of coercing abstinence.

  16. 16
    Modusoperandi

    “[We use contraceptives because we've already got kids/we're spacing out our children/we can't afford it right now/I'm waiting for that promotion/any-other-reason, but] Everyone knows that other women who use birth control are sluts.” ~ Moralist, on the subject of Birth Control

  17. 17
    pocketnerd

    Thus Spake Zaratuibguy, #4:

    Why they say that sex has to have consequences is indicative of the mindset of the conservative. I mean, sex for us proles has to have consequences, but not for them.

    It is impossible to overemphasize this point: The war on reproductive rights is class warfare. Consequence-free sexual pleasure has always been readily available to the wealthy and powerful; the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s merely introduced it to the masses. The right wing doesn’t really want recreational sex gone — they merely want it to be available only to those of the proper social and economic class and with the proper connections.

  18. 18
    tommykey

    In addition, Limbaugh has been married 4 times and yet has no children. Either his wives refused to sleep with him, he’s been shooting blanks, or he’s been having “consequence free” sex all these years as well.

  19. 19
    cptdoom

    We were brought up with the idea that sex has consequences, and that it’s somewhat special.

    And women disproportionately experience the impact of those consequences, both physically and socially – we rarely hear about “welfare kings” after all. And that’s when the sex is consensual; when it is forced or coerced, the disproportionality of the consequences is even worse. As long as men rape, women not only should have access to free birth control, it should be considered a human right.

  20. 20
    eric

    “It’s cheap insurance

    Yes, that’s what makes it a good deal and a good social policy. Rush, you’re acting like the government getting a high Return On Investment for this decision is a bad thing.

  21. 21
    pocketnerd

    Thus Spake Zaraeric, #20:

    Yes, that’s what makes it a good deal and a good social policy. Rush, you’re acting like the government getting a high Return On Investment for this decision is a bad thing.

    Government getting a ROI is a bad thing — to a wingnut. Successful programs subvert the New Right’s narrative of “government can’t do anything right, so cut taxes, burn the social safety net, privatize everything, and cut taxes some more.” That’s why even phenomenal successes like Social Security and the EPA must be spun as clunky, over-budgeted failures.

    Remember, the ultimate goal of the neoconservative movement isn’t to steer the ship, but to sink it. If they can’t set course for the nearest iceberg, drilling holes in the hull works almost as well.

  22. 22
    D. C. Sessions

    Their real agenda is to hold the threat of pregnancy over the heads of women as a means of coercing abstinence.

    No. They may have some disagreements with reality, but there are too many millennia of history on this one. The abstinence ain’t happening. Just not.

    What the whole bit is about is using pregnancy as a way to keep women in their place both physically and socially — because after Miss Maggie’s Middle starts to swell, she will never be allowed to forget it for the rest of her life. At best, she’ll be the most uptight priss in the county and spend every spare moment (aside from changing diapers etc.) putting other unwed mothers down.

  23. 23
    Pen

    Everybody wants it, and whatever it takes to make it safe.

    And that’s bad?

    And if it takes the taxpayers buying women birth control, the men are for it too.

    Taxpayers being a subset of everybody? I’m still failing to see the bad.

  24. 24
    iangould

    I’ve been supporting women’s right to contraception for years.

    Somebody owes me a LOT of consequence-free sex.

  25. 25
    matty1

    @24 I know that’s a joke and I’m not having a go at you but in the context of recent (and less recent) events it is worth pointing out that no one is ever owed sex.

  26. 26
    Modusoperandi

    matty1 …it is worth pointing out that no one is ever owed sex.”
    It looks like somebody has never gone deep in to debt with the sex mafia. The sex interest really piles up. And you don’t want to know what they break if you can’t pay them back. It’s your crotch. They break your crotch.

  27. 27
    dingojack

    MO – Ah ha! That explains your pronounced limp (L-I-M-P, pronounced ‘limp’)
    :) Dingo

  28. 28
    bryanfeir

    (L-I-M-P, pronounced ‘limp’)

    *sniff sniff* I smell a Goon Show reference, you silly twisted boy, you.

  29. 29
    kangxi

    Nurse! The screens! It’s happened again… (Damn those curried eggs for breakfast…)

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