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Joe Walsh Tells Women’s Health Advocate To ‘Get A Job’

1:15 pm - 09/10/2012
Joe Walsh Tells Women’s Health Advocate To ‘Get A Job’

Rep. Joe Walsh, the ornery Republican Congressman from Illinois, is known for trying to diminish his opponents’ their accomplishments. Earlier this year he said of Tammy Duckworth, the woman running against him for his Congressional seat, “Female, wounded veteran … ehhh.

Walsh is now attacking women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke, joining a long list of Republicans in denigrating Fluke after her speech at the Democratic National Convention.. Over the weekend, Walsh complained that Fluke should “get a job” and stop talking about affordable contraception because “we’ve got parents in this country who are struggling”:

Think about this, a 30, 31, 32 year old law student who has been a student for life, who gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, ‘I want America to pay for my contraceptives. You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke. This is what — I was offended.

We’ve got Americans who are struggling, we’ve got parents in this country who are struggling to buy sneakers that their kids can wear to school that just started.
We’ve got parents up and down my district who are barely keeping their house.

Watch it:

It seems lost on Walsh that parents who cannot afford contraception will then have unintentional pregnancies resulting in more children they also cannot afford. As does the fact that Fluke’s testimony before Congress told the story of a friend who couldn’t pay for contraceptives; it was not about Fluke’s own need for birth control.

Additionally, Fluke has, in fact, held a job: According to her own bio, “she worked at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, combating domestic violence and human trafficking.”

Fluke earned national attention some months back when House Republicans barred her from testifying about women’s need for contraceptive access. Adding insult to injury, conservatives publicly trashed Fluke. Most famously, radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” who has “so much sex” that she cannot afford contraception.


OP: Yeah, fuck you for "Female, wounded veteran … ehhh." You still have your two legs, you douchebag... And fuck you for the rest. How completely blind do you have to be to make the statement: "We’ve got Americans who are struggling, we’ve got parents in this country who are struggling to buy sneakers that their kids can wear to school that just started." in one circumstance when you can spew vomit about a "Female, wounded veteran ... ehhh." in another? He doesn't see that the wounded veteran can't buy sneakers for her feet any more?
mollybarton 10th-Sep-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see Tammy Duckworth annihilate this asshat in November. He really needs to go away.
carmy_w 10th-Sep-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
From your mouth to the voters ears!

I can't figure out how anyone actually goes and listens, and BELIEVES this guy!

So low cost birth control isn't important for those families with kids? No, we can't afford our house payment, but we NEED a pregnancy and another kid, because we already can't keep up with the bills! JFC!
mollybarton 10th-Sep-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Wish I lived in IL and in that district so I could actually vote for her! I'm stuck in Virginia's District 1, with the impossible to beat Rob Wittman representing me. :( Too many Republicans in the Fredericksburg area. The Democrats are willing but there aren't enough of us!
carmy_w 11th-Sep-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Hey, at least you've got a candidate to back! NO ONE is running against my congresscritter, Tim Heulskamp, at all, damnit!!
mollybarton 11th-Sep-2012 04:16 am (UTC)
Ouch. That does suck. :( At least Wittman isn't as terrible as Eric Cantor...so glad I don't live in his district.
carmy_w 11th-Sep-2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
So I'm trying to post as much stuff about every other Dem Candidate in Kansas, so he is the only Repub. rep we have after November!

Then maybe he'll stop his tea party yammering and actually work with the other side.
lil_insanity 11th-Sep-2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
I live in his district. D: D: D: D:
moonshaz 11th-Sep-2012 12:45 am (UTC)
Me, too! I live right next door to her district and HATE that I won't be able to vote for her. I am SO rooting for her.
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