Friday, March 2, 2012

Comforter in Chief

Politico , among others, reports that President Obama telephoned Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke to comfort and encourage her after Darrel Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, denied her an opportunity to testify and radio personality Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut" and a "prostitute."

("Third-year law student" is the conventional media description of Ms. Fluke, implying she is a young, twenty-something idealistic college student. She is actually a thirty-something student who apparently is both politically and sexually experienced.)

In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Fluke reports that  “He did express his concern for me and wanted to make sure that I was ok, which, I am. I’m ok." Mitchell's opening remarks that Fluke has shown "extraordinary grace"  served as a portent of things to come in the liberal narrative about the issue of religious freedom.

While liberals lambasted Issa for violating the newly found "right" to testify before Congressional committees, Issa's office offered this explanation:

“As the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administration's actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness."

Fluke may not be a prostitute, but she as a scholaship student who now wants her school to pay for her birthcontrol, she  appears to be somewhat of  a parasite .

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi  attempted to buttress the liberal narrative that the issue is not about religious freedom but about contraception. She provided a good example of a famous Mark Twain quote: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

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