Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ugly Femi-Nazi Condi: asking for it?

There was a time not too long ago when Rush Limbaugh said, "feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream." This week he rushed to defend one power woman drowning in the mainstream when he came to Condi Rice's side after Barbara Boxer pointed out that no one in the current administration including Condi bears accountability to her own family members for the dangers in Iraq.

Here's the exact quote from Boxer, who mentioned Condi's immediate family, which would include her parents and any brothers and sisters. Boxer said nothing about Condi's child-free choices:

"'Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old and my grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families. And I just want to bring us back to that fact.'"

While standing on the shoulders of giants like Madeline Albright who have personally been targets for Rush, Condi defended her own femi-Nazi status "I thought it was O.K. ... if you were single and didn't have children." Rush, who has said that women who are sexually harrassed at work were asking for it, seems to think that sexual harassment is chosen more freely than Condi's alternative lifestyle.

Media Matters for America monitored The Rush Limbaugh Show from March 15 to April 29. During that time, Limbaugh used the term "femi-Nazis" eight times; he suggested that women want to be sexually harassed; he repeatedly equated Democrats with terrorists; he twice resurrected long-discredited right-wing claims that Clinton deputy White House counsel Vince Foster was murdered; he repeatedly called Senator John Kerry a "gigolo"; he called environmentalists "total wackos"; he called Howard Dean "a very sick man"; he said Democrats "hate this country"; he referred several times to Democratic National Committee Chair Terry McAuliffe as a "punk" ... and so on.

But he’s come to Condi’s rescue, and Condi, like a good Republican woman, has done nothing to suggest that she doesn’t need the knight in shining Oxycontin to come to her rescue.

Last week on Rush Limbaugh's show, his own feminism came out of the closet. "Here you have a rich white chick with a huge, big mouth, trying to lynch this -- an African American woman -- right before Martin Luther King Day, hitting below the ovaries here. What about the childless Gloria Steinem? Drum her out of the feminist movement? I'm going to tell you, I was joking the other day about setting up a lobbying group for the childless. This kind of thinking is exactly where we're headed
with Democrats.”

Rush seems eager to form a lobbyist firm of Femi-Nazis for Condi.


Anonymous said...

Keep up the coverage of Rush Limbaugh's lies, exagerations, personal attacks. Anything to expose this man for what he is.

Thanks and good luck with your blog. It looks nice.

Ruth said...

The good news is that Rush's hyperbole is so extreme, with "lynching" and "Nazi" tossed around like they mean nothing, that not even the right takes him seriously any more.

Beltway Progressive said...

Media Matters did a "Rush review" and found much of the media we would consider as "mainstream" has actually condoned Rush as an accepted part of the landscape now. Perhaps a bumpy, ugly, fat part of the landscape, but a part nevertheless.

Greg Bouchillon said...

Are you kidding me? I had to find out about this place second-hand? You are so in trouble.

Beltway Progressive said...

Hey, you're listed in the "Blogs I like"! For those of you readers who don't know, is great stuff. It's especially timely because Condi might want to read it before she emerges from the closet.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. In fact, I could fix her up with at least one of the commenters on this blog, if she were only able to accept who she really is.