The performance of the Red commentariat in the Limbaugh-Fluke affair has been even more disgraceful than the performance of Republican candidates and office-holders, with lots of bloggers joining in the anti-Fluke sliming party and many of them – including Erick Erickson – embracing the idea that somehow paying for expensive contraception implies having a lot of sex, and that this in turn implies having many sexual partners, or the idea that a requirement that privately-paid health insurance cover contraception is somehow the same as a taxpayer subsidy, and that the Obama rule requires taxpayers to pay for other people’s sexual activity.
A few, unwilling to defend Limbaugh, instead attack the Democrats for criticizing him. But that’s not really much better.
Now contrast my friend Eugene Volokh. He and I don’t agree on much politically, but he knows bad logic and bad manners when he sees them, and isn’t afraid of Rush Limbaugh.
I would think that parents would much rather hear on the radio that their 21-year-old daughters are using birth control than that their grown sons are calling women â€œslutsâ€ on national radio.
Good for him!