Rush Limbaugh Whimpers in Defeat As Komen Caves to Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Victory Over Radical Right Komen Agenda"
Planned Parenthood Victory Over Radical Right Komen Agenda"

The power of the Feminazis reaches an epidemic and Rush Limbaugh is not happy.

Rush is upset over the Komen cave on their original Right wing plan to defund Planned Parenthood for a variety of reasons that made no sense (save for the real reason, which is Karen Handel’s alleged “pro-life” position; aka radical Right wing attack on humanity). Komen caved to the Feminazis! Abortion is the sacrament of the religion of the left! Abortion causes breast cancer! (FYI: not true, not true, not true.)

Listen here courtesy of Media Matters:

Rush said, “And the Susan G Komen race for the cure, they have caved big time to the Feminazis at Planned Parenthood! It is stunning! Yesterday everybody was holding firm. And today, Nancy Brinker who runs the Susan Komen, just a big time cave. I mean, abortion is the sacrament to the religion of liberals. And nobody is going to mess with that lily pod, nobody is going to mess with that money, nobody is going to mess with that at all!”

And here he draws an inaccurate parallel between abortion and cancer:

“I wanna break away from these numbers for a minute I wanna talk about the Susan G Komen flap and Planned Parenthood. This is a teachable moment….

…Nobody’s talking about the relationship to breast cancer of breast cancer. It’s been medically documented! And notice how nobody wants to talk about it, and I don’t even know if that’s part of Komen’s original decision to defund or stop donating to Planned Parenthood.”

So many lies, so little time.

Of course, it wasn’t the Feminazis who pressured Komen (though we did try!), it was all of America. But if Rush wants to label all America a Feminazi I’m not going to stop him. By the way, Feminazi is defined by the Urban Dictionary: “A name, loosely synonymous with “bitch,” that men call women who seek power and control (i.e. traditionally “male” qualities) over their lives.” Big tent, boys!

So, we are all bitches to Rush Limbaugh. I’m crushed. I think it would be more upsetting if Rush wasn’t threatened by us; when Rush likes you, it suggests that you are on par with him intellectually and that’s disturbing (how long till Rush joins Trump in the Most Important Cracker – his words! – endorsement of Romney?).

Planned Parenthood is a reputable organization that’s been helping women with all kinds of health issues for longer than Republicans have been ruining the economy. Or, almost as long. And that’s a long time.

Abortion is not the sacrament of the religion of the left; rather, sanity is the religion of the left, now that Rush and his band of nutters pushed the Republicans off the crazy cliff. What was the middle is now the left, and that’s Rush’s real problem. He can’t see that the positions he takes that were so successful years ago are no longer cutting it. He’s taking on the entire country, save for the 23% of Bush voters carved out in the reddest of the red.

If Rush ever got out of his golden mic bubble, he might realize that actually, the left and the Democrats hardly give a crap about women’s rights and abortion these days. This issue is not hip or cool, as the latest meme to sweep our country is that women already have their rights and all we need to do to find female empowerment Nirvana is strap on a gun and go Angelina on your a$$es. Those of us who realize that this is not a viable solution, and who do not find Girls Gone Wild to be the ultimate expression of female power, are sort of in the cold save for Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and President Obama. (Hint to the left: this might be why some of us support this administration, but this is just a guess. Get back to me after men are being put in jail by Republicans for a bodily function they have no control over. We’ll talk.)

Of course, abortion has nothing to do with Komen funding Planned Parenthood. He might as well have screamed “Czars!” Rush is just using abortion to tie Planned Parenthood to something that jacks up the Right, because Komen never funded abortions. They funded breast cancer screening. But the Right wants to punish Planed Parenthood and see them suffer and die, the same way they are trying to punish union members and anyone else who dares to believe themselves a citizen in a free country with certain rights over their body and their welfare.

And lastly, abortion is not tied to breast cancer. Rush is using a study that was found to be “flawed” by the National Cancer Institute. This study was used to scare women into not having abortions (gee, who would do that?)

As a person who lives in a woman’s body, I have to wonder how familiar Rush is with the structure. Because it seems clear that he is referring to induced abortion, but if abortion caused breast cancer, then that would mean that all abortions caused cancer. And there are more than induced abortions; there are spontaneous abortions that happen naturally. That is the medical term for a miscarriage. But of course, spontaneous abortions do not cause breast cancer either:

• Induced abortion is not associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. (1)
• Recognized spontaneous abortion is not associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. (1)

And science is not on Rush’s side:

Scientific research does not support a link between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer later in life, researchers at a National Cancer Institute concluded at the end of a special workshop on Feb. 26, 2003. Participants concluded that studies that claimed a connection between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer were “flawed.” Larger better-designed studies indicate NO link.

Can you just picture Rush’s face and his bewilderment as to why no one is discussing a study that most of us know was debunked back in the 90’s, but definitely debunked in 2003, nine years ago? Wake up, Big Cracker!

Naturally, nothing Rush said was true or made any sense at all, but what we can glean from this upset is that Rush Limbaugh is shocked that liberals have such power that they caused Komen to reverse their decision.

And that’s something to celebrate, because what Rush doesn’t understand is that a woman’s choice is not a liberal issue it is a civil rights issue, and Planned Parenthood is a beloved institution in this country. Contrary to Rush’s Fox bubble impaired point of view, this is not a liberal issue, it’s an American issue.

The other thing that shocked the Radical Right was the pushback. Yesterday, journalists, reporters and bloggers started digging into Komen and their grants and their agenda. The pushback was intense and unearthed outrageous things about their stance on stem cells, their funding to Penn State (Penn State is currently the subject of a federal government investigation) and the Bush connections of the founder.

I wrote an article about Karen Handel (their VP of public policy and former Secretary of State for Georgia) who implemented a Radical Right wing agenda by purging 50,000 voters from the rolls in Georgia in the lead up to the 2008 election. That’s the kind of thing the Republicans would rather not draw attention to, and Komen certainly didn’t want getting out there. And I can assure them, we were just getting warmed up.

Defunding Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screening for poor women because Karen Handel doesn’t like Planned Parenthood was a reprehensible move. Basing it on the fact that Planned Parenthood is under investigation at the hands of their Radical Right wing self-proclaimed Alinsky terrorists who are facing numerous investigations and charges themselves was even more ridiculous. The fact that a Republican is wasting our tax dollars investigating Planned Parenthood as a continuation of the Lila Rose and James O’Keefe’s hit job is even more reprehensible. The fact that Komen gave millions to Penn State made this a transparently absurd claim.

This time, the facts won. Lessons to liberals (aka: everyone who is not insane and does not watch Fox News): Pushback hard, swift, and with a vengeance upon first blood or else you’ll be left holding the tatters of freedom. Of course, best to stay on guard, as the Big Cracker gets things wrong a lot, and there are rumblings that Komen’s press release doesn’t really mean what everyone think it means. Shocking, I know. However, even if Komen does not fund Planned Parenthood, they have already lost by having their radical Right wing agenda exposed and by losing in the court of public opinion.

Either way, Komen is scrambling and Rush is whimpering.

When Rush Limbaugh is whimpering into his golden mic about the power of the Femi Nazis, it’s a great day for America.

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30 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh Whimpers in Defeat As Komen Caves to Planned Parenthood”

  1. I dropped Komen from my participation/donation list for good this week, and I’m not going back no matter how many times they fall over themselves trying to undo their stupidity. Make no mistake, as soon as they can get away with it they will defund PP again and go their merry overpaid way. They will just do it on the sly.

  2. This is a sad day. Komen did the moral and Godly thing by defunding Planned Abortionhood, and now the liberal loonies and the lamestream media has pressured Komen back to the devil’s side.

    Private companies have the right to make decisions for themselves. And when they defunded, that was clearly Komen exercising free will, as God intended corporations to do. But the reversal of that decision clearly shows the liberal mob and their immoral political machinery’s strength to bring Komen to its knees.

    Senator John Kyl is right; 90% of Planned Abortionhood’s work is abortion. That’s a fact. I once knew a woman who got an abortion from Planned Abortionhood. That’s one for one. Actually, 100%…much, much higher than Senator Kyl’s figure of 90%.

  3. The only difference I see between the “leadership” of a Bin Ladin and a Rush Limbaugh is, Bin Ladin gave orders to kill and Limbaugh hasn’t given orders to kill anyone to the best of our knowledge.

    Chilling…but true. Comparing the two I came up with this list:

    Both men use(d) hate speech, racism, violent ideology to rile up their followers.
    Both men use propaganda (tell big lies over and over).
    Both men video their message spewing into society over the air waves.
    Both men have sought to erode, deform, destroy democracy, while at the same time, orchestrate, stimulate a mentality that they are only the messenger for a “grassroots” movement as a way to dictate.
    Both men seek to demoralize, defame, and decry in outrage those who will not bend to their way of thinking.
    Both men say that society will do anything to get rid of them knowingly self-prophesying that they are intolerable in civilized societies and eventually, will be stopped. (Bin Ladin is dead/Rush is dying the death of a 1000 cuts with low ratings).
    Both men; sick, rich, ugly pigs.

    All they have contributed, as stated above, has resulted in a cycle of ignorance that is still spiraling downward. The more these kind of people (like Rush) are allowed to bombard society with their radical fundamentalist propaganda, the less we understand “how” they get away with it, the less we know what can or is to be done, the less chance we have to stop them…Enough already.

    The real reason for all this concern is that this kind of self-proclaimed leadership (Rush) is just a part of a larger conflict; they are the “orchestrator’s” of a pre-chaos phase, a pattern of behavior that continuously lowers the threshold for more acts of violence, especially against women.

  4. Bad boy, Bad boy what you going to do,
    What you going to do when the feminazi comming after you?

    Cry and lie.3.

    Misinformation on abortion.
    read it and weep or should I say lie rush limbaugh.

  5. Sorry.
    I forgot to source the above (3)
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2011 Aug;16(4):233-40. Epub 2011 May 11.
    Misinformation on abortion.
    Rowlands S.
    Source

    Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK. sam.rowlands@warwick.ac.uk
    Abstract
    OBJECTIVE:

    To find the latest and most accurate information on aspects of induced abortion.
    METHODS:

    A literature survey was carried out in which five aspects of abortion were scrutinised: risk to life, risk of breast cancer, risk to mental health, risk to future fertility, and fetal pain.
    FINDINGS:

    Abortion is clearly safer than childbirth. There is no evidence of an association between abortion and breast cancer. Women who have abortions are not at increased risk of mental health problems over and above women who deliver an unwanted pregnancy. There is no negative effect of abortion on a woman’s subsequent fertility. It is not possible for a fetus to perceive pain before 24 weeks’ gestation. Misinformation on abortion is widespread. Literature and websites are cited to demonstrate how data have been manipulated and misquoted or just ignored. Citation of non-peer reviewed articles is also common. Mandates insisting on provision of inaccurate information in some US State laws are presented. Attention is drawn to how women can be misled by Crisis Pregnancy Centres.
    CONCLUSION:

    There is extensive promulgation of misinformation on abortion by those who oppose abortion. Much of this misinformation is based on distorted interpretation of the scientific literature.

    PMID:
    21557713
    [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  6. I think this is huge myself. Anything that Rush Limbaugh says can be used against the GOP as he is the self admitted leader of the Republican Party. How easy it would be to force the GOP to back away from Rush Limbaugh’s statements concerning things like this

    I don’t care what the right wing nut jobs say, I believe in choice. That doesn’t mean I necessarily approve of abortion. I feel the same way about euthanasia. A person has the right to make that choice and to expect that choice to be there for them to make. That’s pretty much small government is in it? As compared to the Republicans in the GOP who want to monitor and control your life.

    Rush Limbaugh could be the biggest godsend in history if only people would use him the right way. And he is so open to being used

  7. It’s ironic that Limpballs would give credit to the “feminazis” for the supposed reversal from Komen. It’s fairly obvious that all the corporations whose products are covered in putrid pink paint got after Komen, when they began to realize that their sales would likely plummet come October, with all the bad publicity!

    Komen didn’t really reverse its decision — only for this year’s grants. None of the Board members or Executive are being replaced, so they’ll simply hire a better PR firm (at great expense) and slither away from this debacle, hoping that it will be forgotten. Well, there’s an interesting movie coming to theatres near you, called “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” It exposes the lies behind the ubiquitous pink ribbon and how so very, very little money actually goes towards “the cure”.

  8. Only once since I learned about this blog have I wondered…

    Most of the time I just about end up on the floor laughing.

  9. Keep talking (and whimpering), Lumpy!! You’ll get President Obama that second term quicker than you think!

  10. Komen and other women on the right who have targeted PP don’t have breasts or uteri. I wonder what they do have? Of course I’m being facetious, but any woman who is against women’s health must have substitutes for these critical parts of any woman’s anatomy.

  11. Thye are heavy right wing women. Doing what they have been directed to do. They have been lobbying against women’s health bills

  12. Snark or not, if Komen defunds PP in the future they should lose their tax exempt status. It’s obvious Karen Handel politicized the PP issue.

    They refuse to get rid of the snake in their midst, so there should be a price (paying taxes) to pay for that.

  13. All of them are the snake in the midst. They have been lobbying against women’s health bills for sometime. Active in conservative politics

  14. BINGO!! …been saying this very thing for years; they don’t care about others because they don’t care about themselves…after all, when you’re entire identity is predicated on just being a “vessel” for attracting sperm…

  15. I’m floored, the the RRWNJ think Birth-control is abortion. I’ve heard this from “Doctors” on the right, plan B is abortion bla, bla, bla.Sarah Palin wouldn’t fund rape kits b/c they had plan B pill in them.
    They are ignorant. Sometimes you hear assholes on the blogs “All lib women have had 200 abortions”?????
    That is most impossible so is it these Dolts, dumbbunnies think Birth control IS abortion?
    The goal of Planned Parenthood is women’s health, and even men’s too.
    Use Birth control and you won’t have to get a abortion!
    Fatboy, aka limpballz hates women. He would not call women Feminazis. He like boyz. Rentboys, boys in Thailand….
    Why are they so ignorant? Well the recent studies show Cons are really dumb-bunnies….I guess we really shouldn’t make Too much fun of them, b/c they really are RETARDED in their thinking.
    Listen to Limpballz and tell me that isn’t satire?
    Oh right.
    The right doesn’t GET Satire so they take fatboy seriously!

  16. …”. But the reversal of that decision clearly shows the liberal mob and their immoral political machinery’s strength to bring Komen to its knees…”

    Very good, comrade! Almost Cold War-esk in tone… however, you left out a few invectives,like, socialist pagan women, pink-o ribbon haters, God wrapped in glorious Citizen’s United peace and prosperity, also there to, Liberty for our Homeland by those who rule Richistan!

  17. Boo, Hoo – let’s have a pity party for the religious “wrong”.
    I’m so sick of so called “Conservatives” who are anything but… they want to force their beliefs and actions on everyone else. Just pisses them off if someone has a brain or independent thought. Live in Ohio for now, absolutely hate it, they are like something from the “Stepford Wives” here. A true horror story. I sent Kommen an email the second I heard of this, telling I wouldn’t support any more walks from them if they continued to politicize this. They messed up big time. Don’t these fools realize if abortions are illegal, women will just do the back alley thing. Abortions causing breast cancer, do they think we’re really that stupid? No, they are!

  18. “Can you just picture Rush’s face and his bewilderment…”

    Yes, I can and it’s not pleasant, but bewilderment in it, no. Rush chooses to be a merchant of hate for personal wealth. He has so morals, no integrity, and a hole in his soul so vast that no amount of money can ever fill it. I’d be sad for him if he weren’t so incite-fully dangerous.

    Fuck the Republican Komen Foundation scam and Limbaugh.

  19. I once attended a friend’s wedding where virtually all of the bridal party worked for Planned Parenthood, the groom worked at the same radio station as Rush and Rush was an attendee. He simply couldn’t handle the fact that some of the women were pregnant and had no intention of having an abortion. Turns out he didn’t then and still doesn’t understand the phrase “freedom of choice”,”right to privacy” or “doctor patient confidentiality”.

  20. I have only one adjustment I would make to your good essay. IMNSHO, human dignity is the religion of the left as it should be for all who pledge “justice for all.”

  21. I would just LOVE to see any of the current GOP candidates come out against Komen’s decision to reverse it’s original and incredibly asinine decision to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. If they say anything supporting that original decision publicly, then it should be used against them in the general election along with all the idiocies they have uttered in their quest for the GOP nomination.

  22. This comment is so over the top that I know I shouldn’t even bother to reply. Nearly every word indicates someone who is seriously deluded. Since, in her seriously disturbed mind, god and corporations were at work in SGK’s decision, and the ungodly liberals who push women to have abortions from a group which she refers to as planned abortionhood, have somehow forced SGK to it’s knees in a battle between good and evil….or something along those lines. It’s such crazy talk, I find it difficult to describe what she said. Let’s hope this woman gets some mental health treatment, which is clearly what she needs.

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