Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Limbaugh, Among Others, Calls Landrieu A Prostitute, Yet They Cried When Grayson Spoke Before

Senator Mary Landreiu has become under attack recently from the right for because she lobbied the Senate for expanded Medicaid coverage for Louisiana and had voted for the health reform bill to go to the Senate floor for debate.  Voices from the right, including Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, came out to speak against the senator, with Beck calling her a "high-class prostitute" and Limbaugh saying she "may be the most expensive prostitute in the history of prostitution."

What aggravates me about this issue is not what they said, but what they said before when another person used similar language, and by that I mean Grayson calling a lobbyist last month a "K Street whore."  The right cried about about the use of this sexist term and compared his actions to Representative Joe Wilson, who was punished for yelling at the President during a joint session of Congress.

Beck and Limbaugh have every right to call Landreiu a prostitute, but the fact remains that they previously complained when someone who opposes their views spoke out, so for them to now take a position supporting the calling of a senator a prostitute is just hypocritical.  There is also the question of sexism.  When Representative Joeseph Cao, who is also from Louisiana, voted on the House's bill, making him the sole Republican to do so, he was not called a prostitute from critics, and his reasons for voting on the legislation were similar to that of Landreiu.  Maybe these elected officials are actually trying to represent their constituency and help bring them much needed health care instead of voting with the party that has no interest in helping America, but just opposing any Obama-backed policy.

Those on the right are blatantly hypocritical and need to be called out on their actions.  This is just another example of Republicans and ultra-right conservatives use of double-standards.  In my opinion, the RINOs are all these conservatives who come out and attack the Democrats at every turn, some under the guise of other conservative affiliations like Glen Beck and Libertarianism, without offering any constructive criticism or show of bipartisanship.

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