Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!Did you know that the Affordable Care Act, being argued this week before the Supreme Court, is all about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student whose name no one knew until about a month ago? No, really, it's true!
Via Evan McMorris-Santoro at TPM:
Fluke was a central topic among the several dozen tea party protesters who gathered outside the court Monday. As a much larger crowd of organized pro-reform activists from labor and other Dem-friendly groups marched in support of the law, one tea partier yelled, ?Real women pay for their own birth control!? ? a clear reference to Fluke and the fight over contraception access she embodies.Riiiiiiiight. So even though teabaggers have been bitching and moaning since 2009 about how unfair it is of President Obama to expand their access to affordable health care, the real reason they're opposed to it now is because that slut Sandra Fluke explained at an unofficial House hearing that the cost of birth control can be hugely burdensome for students whose insurance doesn't already cover it. Never mind that Fluke never asked anyone to pay for her birth control. Or that not one of the "dozens" of teabaggers convened outside the court house have been asked, or are being forced, to pay for her birth control. Their hero Rush Limbaugh told them she's a slutty slut who wants them to pay her for her slut pills, so according to teabagger "logic," no one should have health care.
Others were more direct. One protester carried a sign that said, ?Sandra Fluke I don?t want to pay for your birth control[.]? [...]
Seattle Tea Party Patriot Kelli Carrender told me Fluke is a natural part of the debate as the HCR battle moves to the Court.
?She made herself relevant,? Carrender said. ?She?s asking for free birth control.?
Somehow, I don't think the Supreme Court justices will base their decision on that argument.