Illustrating absurdity by being absurd. That’s what Limbaugh is doing here, and the left-wing media at NBC is all over it highlighting the so-called outrage on the left.
I’m going to be a lot less polite than Mona Charen has been concerning how NBC selectively picked words from her interview to make it look like Charen was not neccesarily agreeing with Limbaugh. NBC tried to warp the news, implying that – even when asking a woman on the right – they could not get anyone to agree with Limbaugh’s point. In a broad sense, Limbaugh’s opinion is what TEA Party folk, constitutional conservatives and proponents of federalism have been saying for years.
True rights exist simultaneously between people, and exercising those rights can not diminish the rights of another. In other words, you can’t take property from someone else – directly or indirectly – in support of what you think should be a human right.
If you get in front of a Congressional panel and demand rights that diminish the rights of others, we’re going to point it out and use your testimony as a perfect example of the problem.
You should be able to watch the NBC News segment below. If not, click here.
Charen’s selectively chosen comments in the piece include, in total…
No doubt there are better ways or other ways that one might have phrased it, but then again, he has a huge 20 million listeners and he didn’t get that way by being milquetoa milquetoast.
This morning, Charen politely pointed out what she said during the interview that was mysteriously left out of the segment.
When the producer asked: “What do you make of Rush Limbaugh’s comments?” I said that his choice of words was crude but that I certainly understood and sympathized with the point he was making. A law student is now a hardship case? She needs the rest of us to provide her with free contraceptives?
Well, said the producer, “What about this contraceptive thing? Aren’t we past all of that?” I said that liberals and Democrats were distorting the issue. The issue is not “access” to contraceptives. With the exception of one stray, unwise remark from Rick Santorum (and he said nothing about denying women access, merely that he questioned whether they were altogether good for women) no one on our side is arguing about access to contraceptives. What the Obama Administration is requiring is that all women — no matter what their income — be provided with free contraceptives. And of course, all entities, even religious institutions with moral objections, are required to provide contraceptives and abortifacients for free as well.