Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Most Expensive Hooker


I think Glenn Beck has finally lost his mind. He called Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) a "prostitute" yesterday on his televisoon show. I'm just amazed that he's still on the air! I thought he would have self-imploded by now! The hypocritical thing about him (and Rush Limbaugh) calling this woman that name is that she did what male politicians have been doing (and are still doing) for years. She made a deal that will bring her constituents a huge amount of money for her vote on the health care initiative.

The Louisiana Democratic Party, in a rather humorous and bold press release on Tuesday, called for Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) to denounce conservatives who have called his fellow Sen. Mary Landrieu a prostitute for her support of health care reform. Of course, Sen. Vitter has his own sordid history with ladies of the night. In July 2007, he was identified as a client of "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey's prostitution service in Washington, D.C. So, the chance to tie him to recent claims from the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh that Sen. Landrieu was "whoring" out her health care vote was just too inviting to pass up.

Sen. Landrieu was able to secure $100 million in federal Medicaid subsidies for her state, ostensibly in exchange for agreeing to allow health care legislation to come to the floor of the senate. Glenn Beck called the senator a "High-class prostitute. She may be easy but she ain't cheap." He said. Not to be outdone, Rush Limbaugh echoed Beck's comment, calling Sen. Landrieu "the most expensive prostitute in the history of prostitutes." (Hmm, and I suppose he would know.)

As a looming budget crisis threatens to bankrupt Louisiana's state government, Sen. Landrieu announced Saturday from the senate floor that she had secured $300 million in federal funding to help make up for shortfalls in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), a formula used to determine the federal government's share in providing medical care to the poor and uninsured. A temporary spike in per capita income following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could lead to a loss of $500 million in federal funding, according the Jindal Administration.

"David Vitter supported the FMAP fix but, it was Sen. Landrieu who secured the much needed funds to help solve a looming budget crisis that threatens to bankrupt our state," Harvey said. "The least David Vitter can do is stand up for her when members of his own party call her a prostitute." To date, Sen. Vitter has been silent on Beck and Limbaugh's outlandish and offensive insults of Sen. Landrieu. I bet he is... he probably does not want to draw any attention to his own involvement with real-life whores. (But, you didn't hear that from me! Shhhhhhhhh!)

I'm hoping that all of the women's groups come out in full force to denounce McEvil (Limbaugh) and McStupid (Beck) for their sexist comments. You know, I wanted to keep it real smurfy and write something uplifting for Thanksgiving eve but, I just couldn't keep this under my hat. Anyway, this is what I do. When bullies like Beck and Limbaugh pick on people and I'm going to use my bully pulpit to pick on them. But, meanwhile...

I hope that everybody out there remembers that there is still a lot to be thankful for... have a healthy and safe holiday!

4 comments:

LadyLee said...

Male politicians have done much worse. I'm glad she did what she had to do, period. After all, that's what "politicking" is all about!

clnmike said...

I dont expect much out of Glenn and Rush there tatics are well documented. What is disgusting is the fear that the Right Wing politicans have of these two. No one expects Vitter of all people to make a stand against it but the real purpose was to point out the double standard and they did a great job. As for the "deal" I cant really fault her for looking after her state first, thats what they elected her for, as long as it's legal. You got to give her credit for wheeling and dealing a sweet pick like that.

Coherence cardiaque said...

One can't realy blame her for looking after her state first.

SincerelyGo said...

Oh wow...why didn't I hear anything about this? That's so wrong..

Sincerely,

Go




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