Two days ago Jan Schakowsky released a statement condemning Rush Limbaugh for his remarks on Sandra Fluke:
“I strongly condemn the personal and vicious remarks made by Rush Limbaugh and conservative commentators this week about Sandra Fluke, a heroic young woman who is speaking out for her peers about their right to birth control. The behavior of those leaders from the right can only be classified as misogynistic, offensive, and a deliberate attempt to distract us from the legitimate argument about the consequences of limiting access to contraception. Rush Limbaugh repeatedly used sexually-charged, patently offensive, and obscene language to malign Sandra’s character.She was asked by a citizen journalist whether or not she would condemn one of President Obama's biggest donors who called Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, personally, exponentially worse. When presented with the opportunity, Conresswoman Schakowsky refused.
I stand with Sandra. Sandra represents millions of women, and men, who recognize that women should have the right to determine what is best for them and that there should not be barriers or hurdles that women have to get past in order to get the health care services they need. Her willingness to step forward and be part of the public debate should be applauded – not vilified. Her voice – and the voices of millions of women across the country – will not be silenced by bullies who seek to slander them into silence.”
Typical Dana being a lying smartass. And what her, Rush, and the rest of the right have been saying about Fluke, Pelosi, and other women on the left have been FAR worse than what Maher had said. Schakowsky, on the other hand, hit the nail on the target.
Also in the video, Frank Strategies, a right-wing loon group with ties to the Koch Bros and Americans For Prosperity, also went after Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX18) for agreeing with Schakowsky.
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