I caught the rebroadcast of Sandra’s little diatribe on the telly this morning. If this is the best the Democrats have to offer, you guys are well and truly screwed. Her speech was pathetic, not even worthy of a speech given during a high school student council election. I was going to note how infantile and incoherent it was but John Hinderaker at Powerline has already rolled that stone over:
So where is the political issue? If you listen to Ms. Fluke speak, you might get the impression that someone is trying to stop her from obtaining contraceptives. But of course that is not true. You can get them, cheap, on nearly any street corner, and for free (I speculate) at Georgetown and pretty much any other university. So why does Ms. Fluke insist on whining about contraceptives? Why in the world are the Democrats trying to make this seemingly random, and very cheap, product into a political issue?
There is only one answer: here and there are pockets of Americans who have religious beliefs that bear on contraception and abortion. (Ms. Fluke doesn’t ever talk about it, but part of what she is advocating for is free abortion services.) Some Americans–observant Catholics and others–are barred by religious precept from paying for others’ contraception and abortions. So there is only one political issue that relates to contraception: the Obama administration wants to force every employer, including religious institutions whose theology prohibits such contributions, to pay tiny amounts of money to finance contraception for slugs like Sandra Fluke, so that they can save their $1 a week for higher and better uses. No freedom of choice allowed here! That’s it: other than the Democrats’ effort to jam contraception and abortion down the throats of Christians and others who have religious and moral objections, there is no political issue relating to contraception.
That is the sinister motivation that lies behind Ms. Fluke’s incoherent appearance tonight in Charlotte.
Being the helpful and caring person that I am, I am sensitive to Ms. Fluke’s terrible trials and tribulations and I have a suggestion for her that resolves all her contraception and relationship issues in one fell swoop:
Notice that it is powered by a USB port for the ultimate convenience while surfing the Net. Available here.
I understand that you have policy heavyweights Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson up tonight – well, at least they are hot and have need for contraception.