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Mark Steyn Nails Sandra Fluke…OK, Maybe Not the Best Choice of Words

Looking back over that cackle of self-serving, self-aggrandizing, reality-is-only-what-reality-is-to-me, demagoguing Socialist trolls, harpies and clowns that will otherwise be remembered at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Sandra Fluke stands heads and shoulders above the rest. Not an easy thing to do for a young woman who seems to have spent much of her life not standing.

Fluke represents the very worst of America today, and the ever-so-acerbic Mark Steyn nails Fluke (there I go again!) challenging her slanted view of America's future (how clearly can she see while on her back?) in his latest piece for NROs The Corner:

With respect to Sandra Fluke, I think there’s a third future looming. The paperback edition of my book comes out in a week or so, and you can pretty much get the gist of it from the title: After America. For me, the likely scenario isn’t that the Republicans will be terrorizing rape victims or that the Democrats will finally pass the necessary legislation to make contraception available for the contraceptively starved millions crying out for it, but that America will be sliding off the cliff — literally, as Joe Biden would literally say. And when America slides off the cliff it lands with a much bigger thud than Greece or Iceland. I’m not certain that the Republicans will be able to prevent that happening. But I know that the Democrats can’t. America owes more money than anybody has ever owed anyone in the history of the planet. But millions of Americans don’t see it, and millions of those who do see it don’t see it as a problem.

Sandra Fluke is one of them. She completed her education a few weeks ago — at the age of 31, or Grade 25. Before going to Georgetown, she warmed up with a little light B.S. in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell. She then studied law at one of the most prestigious institutions in the nation, where tuition costs 50 grand a year. The average starting salary for a Georgetown Law graduate is $160,000 per annum — first job, first paycheck.

So this is America’s best and brightest — or, at any rate, most expensively credentialed. Sandra Fluke has been blessed with a quarter-million dollars of elite education, and, on the evidence of Wednesday night, is entirely incapable of making a coherent argument. She has enjoyed the leisurely decade-long varsity once reserved for the minor sons of Mitteleuropean grand dukes, and she has concluded that the most urgent need facing the Brokest Nation in History is for someone else to pay for the contraception of 30-year-old children. She says the choice facing America is whether to be “a country where we mean it when we talk about personal freedom, or one where that freedom doesn’t apply to our bodies and our voices” — and, even as the words fall leaden from her lips, she doesn’t seem to comprehend that Catholic institutions think their “voices” ought to have freedom, too, or that Obamacare seizes jurisdiction over “our bodies” and has 16,000 new IRS agents ready to fine us for not making arrangements for “our” pancreases and “our” bladders that meet the approval of the commissars. Sexual liberty, even as every other liberty withers, is all that matters: A middle-school girl is free to get an abortion without parental consent, but if she puts a lemonade stand on her lawn she’ll be fined. What a bleak and reductive concept of “personal freedom.”

The real duplicity in Fluke, and the rest of the FlukeNation, is that the only time that they are not screaming at government to keep out of their vaginae, is when they are demanding that the government subsidize vaginal penetration.

"Choice" to the FlukeNation is in reality the ability to discard the issue of a bad choice, while denying the choice of others to not be a part of something that stands against their morals, and their religious beliefs.

"Choice" is theirs to exercise, and everyone else's to subsidize.

I don't want to deny anyone access to contraception, God knows there are too many damned Liberals in the world already, and they procreate at the speed of gerbils. In fact, my advice to the members of the FlukeNation is that if faced with a situation where contraception isn't readily available to them, consider abstinence.

Or better yet, wear some Birkenstocks when you leave for your date, that was always the best contraceptive device used by any woman I ever went out with.

I just refuse to be bullied into feeling obligated to pay for someone else's promiscuity.

That's not denying them anything other than access to my wallet.

I think that the best comment ever made on the subject of Republicans denying women access to free contraceptives came from humorist David Burge (otherwise known as Iowahawk) who reminded us all that:

Also limiting your access to free contraceptives: the shoplifting cameras at Walgreens.

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As another Twitter entry on the subject put it (I paraphrase), one day. historians will look back in time at our Nation, teetering n the precipice of economic collapse, and wonder why we didn't do more about contraception.

We could certainly do with less Sandra Flukes in this world.

2 comments to Mark Steyn Nails Sandra Fluke…OK, Maybe Not the Best Choice of Words

  • FreedomForCuba

    "The real duplicity in Fluke, and the rest of the FlukeNation, is that the only time that they are not screaming at government to keep out of their vaginae, is when they are demanding that the government subsidize vaginal penetration."

    "I don't want to deny anyone access to contraception, God knows there are too many damned Liberals in the world already, and they procreate at the speed of gerbils."

    These two statements nailed the whole argument...

  • mattmurphy

    Unless I'm mistaken, this is Steyn's first full-throttle excoriation of Sandra Fluke in article form and he did not disappoint. I've been looking for this from Steyn ever since the Dems pulled that stunt with her some months ago.

    Yes, she's an easy target. Don't ask me to explain it, but sometimes a scathing journalistic napalming is BEST DONE on an easy target. Steyn did another one 15 years ago about Tupac Shakur, and it was a gem.

    The precondition, I think, is that the target in the crosshairs must be a deeply ridiculous figure who never gets challenged by an equally asinine elite media culture. That's when you find yourself grateful that SOMEBODY at least got around to saying what is absolutely flippin' obvious to any thinking person.