In response to Conservative infighting and the Eleventh Commandment:
There is a difference between informed, careful criticism and “speakingill” of someone – for example, by calling them “crazy, stupid, anddangerous.” Particularly when the ill speaking serves to shore up amajor liberal narrative, in this case the destruction of one ofconservatism’s greatest champions, and the elevation of the absurd Fluketo something like secular sainthood.
I went back and reread what I had written about Rush’s comments on Sandra Fluke, last March. To be honest, I was not pleased with El Rushbo at the time – mainly because what he had said was so imprudent. Most of us get it when he does his demonstrating absurdity by being absurd schtick. But during an election year, at a time when the left was on hyper-alert for any slip-ups on our side that would play into their idiotic “Republican War Against Women” narrative, it was inexcusably obtuse of him. Call this constructive criticism:
As I keep saying, the cynical Democrat election year ploy of labelingRepublican reactions to Obama’s contraception mandate as a Republicanthe people who make up the Republican party are women, and (just likethe men!), we don’t think it’s the government’s responsibility to payfor people’s birth control. We also think it’s a shocking violation ofreligious liberties for the federal government to force individuals andorganizations to buy a product that violates their conscience. That iswhat the debate is about. It has nothing to do with women’s rights.
After 30 year old reproductive rights activist, Sandra Fluke,testified before Congress to make the case that religious institutionsshould pay for her contraception needs, Rush went a little overboard todraw attention to the absurdity of it all.
Since she was basically arguing that someone else should pay for herto be able to have sex – to the tune of $1,000 a year, Rush called her a prostituteand a slut. He has since apologized for stooping to the level ofdiscourse more typical of the left. He really should be above that.
But the left’s outrage over one radio personality’s inappropriatecomments and their Stalinesque attempt to drum him off the air must beaddressed. The orchestrated anti-Rush media campaign has predictably ledto multiple death threats against the popular radio host becausethe unhinged left responds to dog whistles, and for the past week thethe Dem Media complex has been blowing the whistle on Rush.
And while they hyperventilate over Rush’s comments, they make excusesfor the oppression, subjugation and slavery of women under Islam, asAtlas Shrugs notes:Puff Ho Enables Beating of Women, Whitewashes Koran’s Justification for Domestic Violence.
They don’t care. Standing up for Muslim women won’t win them anyvotes. But attacking conservatives gets the left-wing base excited.
There has been a war on women in this country, but it’s a war on conservative women as Michelle Malkin rightly noted.
Why SE Cupp, almost a year later, would choose to reopen this wound by attacking Rush all over again is anyone’s guess, but she chose very poorly if you ask me.