Sandra Fluke may seek Henry Waxman House seat


#1

Sandra Fluke, who became an instant celebrity when she was denied the opportunity to testify at an all-male hearing on Obamacare’s contraception requirements, is “strongly considering” a bid for Rep. Henry Waxman’s congressional seat, according to KPCC, a Southern California radio station.

politico.com/story/2014/01/sandra-fluke-congress-henry-waxman-102882.html


#2

There were two groups that testified regarding the HHS mandate. Two women testified on the second hearing: Dr. Allison Dabbs Garrett, and Laura Champion, M.D.

politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/02/pelosi-blasts-lack-of-women-at-contraceptives-hearing-114712.html


#3

There were two groups that testified regarding the HHS mandate. Two women testified on the second hearing: Dr. Allison Dabbs Garrett, and Laura Champion, M.D.

politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/02/pelosi-blasts-lack-of-women-at-contraceptives-hearing-114712.html


#4

So what’s her history of living in his district? Last I heard she went to Georgetown which isn’t in CA.


#5

I hope there’s no math involved. Ms. Fluke isn’t very good with math.:smiley:


#6

This is the best news I’ve heard all day. In no way do I condone birth control or abortion but Ms. Fluke is a highly intelligent lawyer with degrees from both Cornell and Georgetown Universities. She has represented numerous victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking. She co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court which successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence. Oh and she was called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh.


#7

Actually, she described herself as such during Congressional hearings. Rush just tagged a name to it.


#8

She currently lives in California.


#9

This is a quote from Rush Limbaugh, in all of his infinite wisdom, from February 29, 2012:

“[Fluke] essentially says that she must be paid to have sex—what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”


#10

Ms. Fluke claimed that without a Catholic University supplying her with birth control, it would cost $3000 a year. You can get to that number only 2 ways.

  1. by having a sterilization procedure EVERY year. (not medically possible)

or

  1. by using a “per use” form of contraception and having sex many, many times a day - every day.

So, in my opinion - she’s, first of all, dishonest. And, as I said before, she’s really bad at Math. Rush capitalized on the latter, which caused the former.

But she’s also very dumb - she evidently didn’t realize that her university was Catholic, or that the Catholic Church did not allow contraception.

We don’t need another dumb politician who can’t do Math - especially not in the House which controls “the purse”.


#11

She said herself that she went to Georgetown in order to challenge the opposition to providing contraception they had there. What a nasty reason to pick a (at least nominally) Catholic school.

But the bigger story of that, of course, is that Fluke is a massive self-promoter. She didn’t go to Georgetown in order to set those “backward Jesuits” straight, she went in order to be a cause celebre. She knows where the sentiment flows in Washington and, no doubt, in the district in which she might run, like John Kerry knew where the political winds were blowing when he accused American servicemen of being like Genghis Khan (or is it “Jenjis” Khan?)

Not sure which district this is, but if it’s in So Cal, and if it elected Waxman endlessly, then she probably has it in the bag if she can get enough money from Planned Parenthood to finance her campaign.


#12

Also consider she’s been living off of other Americans’ and she’s already 30 years old. Just what we need, more Ivy League utopian dreamers who haven’t ever actually held a job. Sounds a lot like Obama…hmmmm how did that work out.

The shallowness of the Democrat party to embrace this silly female just speaks to their lack of moral underpinnings. Remember the old song “I am woman hear me roar!”? It’s been replaced by these sniveling helpless and hapless “students” who stand with their hands out “I am woman see me beg!” This is NOT empowering women, making them beholden and dependent upon government.

Yuck…but trading her for Waxman would be 1 for 1. Two of the most repulsive individuals I’ve encountered.

LIsa


#13

She she earned her degree and passed the California Bar in 2012, but I don’t know how long she has lived in Waxman’s district.

The district is 44% Democrat, 27% Republican and has a hefty percentage of independents. The district includes Malibu, Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey and Torrance.
blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2014/01/sen-fran-pavley-considering-run-for-henry-waxmans-house-seat.html

A large number of veteran politicians, who currently represent part of the district, are interested in running for Waxman’s seat. So while Fluke has some name recognition, and the status of being victimized by Limbaugh,she may have trouble finding experienced political operatives to run her campaign. And since she hasn’t run for office before, I think the quality of her campaign staff will be especially important.


#14

She had insurance and it didn’t cover birth control, the exam, or the prescription.
I suppose it depends where you are, but a visit to a specialist runs about four hundred and fifty, plus whatever tests they routinely do, pap smears and blood work can easily add another four hundred or more.
Depending on the kind of pill you use its between thirty and fifty a month.
Women can’t get the most effective kinds of birth control without doctor visits, fittings or prescriptions.
Men can so they don’t really understand the impact.
She was in her third year of law school and at a thousand a year that’s not so far off at all for a major metropolitan area.
Her point was that birth control shouldn’t be a political football, instead she was used as one by the right who have totally misrepresented what she said and turned it into some witch hunt for sexually active women.


#15

So,brilliant,yet she can’t figure out a way to pay for her own BC?BTW,what Rush actually said was something along the line of,"She expects others to pay for her sex,isn’t that what we call a slut. Technically speaking he was incorrect,that is what we call a whore:rolleyes:


#16

She’ll fit right in.


#17

Standing up for what Rush called this woman isn’t very classy or Christian. It’s also not very Christian to call this woman dumb because you don’t agree with her, and uhh…she’s definitely not dumb. She’s very intelligent.


#18

I almost reported this post, just so you know. Very rude.


#19

She went to a CATHOLIC college with the plan to shake up their antiquated attitude toward birth control. She CHOSE this college knowing that her plan there would not cover birth control. Thus she needs to take care of her birth control needs. Further, birth control is a completely optional, lifestyle drug. It is not necessary to treat an illness or even prevent an illness. (you realize that pregnancy is not an illness right?).

And finally while I’m not proud to admit this, when I was a 17 year old high school student in the 1970s, I was able to access paps, birth control and any other such needs through our school nurse who referred me to a free clinic. If a dopey high school kid could find birth control forty years ago, I hope this “brilliant” law student could be just as resourceful.

She is an EMBARRASSMENT to her sex and frankly to the feminist movement that she seems to embrace. I am old enough to remember the quest for “women’s lib” and I assure you we were not looking to be dependent upon Uncle Sugar. Unfortunately we’ve turned out a generation of whimpering wussy females who are helpless in the face of having to take responsibility for what she CHOOSES to do in bed. Women like her totally disgust me.

Lisa


#20

Well,what would you call someone who makes their private sexual practices the public sector’s responsibility ,in terms of,compensating said individual? :shrug:


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