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    False Narrative about Free Birth Control on the Government Dime

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by GingerCoffee, Jan 23, 2014.

    I'm getting very tired of this lie, started by Rush Limbaugh claiming Sandra Fluke was a prostitute who wanted the taxpayers to pay for her birth control to whomever the wrinkled a-hole legislator was that claimed in his day an aspirin between the knees served the purpose.

    Now we have Huckabee repeating the same false narrative.

    Huckabee makes racist** & sexist statements at RNC Winter Meeting
    Mandating what health insurance plans have to include is not the government providing birth control. And apparently Huckabee can't figure it out that a woman doesn't need birth control, only when you have two people, a male and a female does anyone need birth control.

    If you repeat a lie often enough, people will start to believe it is true. So what is the deal? Is the GOP from the top down oblivious to the difference between insurance and welfare? Does the leadership know the difference but want to purposefully speak the false narrative because they think the membership is stupid?

    It's insurance coverage, not government provided welfare!!! And I hate to break it to the GOP, women have sex, just like men do.



    **I don't know that "Uncle Sugar" is racist so I ask the thread not be sidetracked. The thread is about the sexism and the lie conflating insurance coverage with welfare.
     
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    never mind.
     
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    [SARCASM]At this point, could Limbaugh and Huckabee secretly be Democrats trying to make people think that this is what more Republicans think?[/SARCASM]

    Even the people who genuinely believe (censored) like this should know to keep it to themselves better than this when the polls are on the line.
     
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    And yet they both make money promoting this particular false narrative. Limbaugh lost a few sponsors I believe when he attacked Sandra Fluke, and the news (not counting Fox) has been unkind to Huckabee, but Limbaugh is still in business and I would bet campaign donations coming into the GOP were not slowed because of Huck's remarks.
     
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    Might as well keep it all in the same thread. It appears no one wants to talk about these false narratives anyway.

    Here's the latest mindbogglingly false narrative: Obama is using unprecedented dictatorial powers, blah blah blah. This is based on one of the most milquetoasty assertions of, "I'll act if Congress doesn't" State of the Union speech ever.

    Numbers of Executive Orders by President since Washington

    Looking at the 1900s, Obama's numbers are near the bottom.

    I find his orders of assassination by drone problematic, but he is hardly the only President to order assassinations and at least it looks like the reason really is self defense and not economic motives under the guise of fighting communism.

    What world do these people live in?

    Texas GOP Congressman Tweet Calls Obama "Kommandant," "Socialistic Dictator"
    OK, that's it. Rant over for the moment.
     
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    I don't think it's that nobody disapproves, but because nobody's surprised. People who want to limit women's bodily independence try to do so by telling lies? What else is new?
     
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    Yeah that, or the fact that nobody wants to have a debate or discussion with such a disrespectful, close-minded person. When you open a thread for debate, it usually helps to show both sides equally, and refrain from calling people 'wrinkled a-holes'. Both the posts are dripping with contempt and sarcasm and it doesn't appear as if there is any desire for academic debate, but rather an outlet for anger. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    I wasn't really worried about why, I figured people were avoiding political debates and I wouldn't blame them. What interests me is how people can have such different realities.
     
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    @JJ_Maxx: A guy who says in his day girls put aspirins between their knees for birth control is old, ergo wrinkled, and in this case a-hole applied.

    Oh well.
     
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