Romney and Santorum Fail Women Voters
Last week, Rush Limbaugh launched an on-air attack on Sandra Fluke, the law student who testified before Congress about the importance of birth control to women's health. Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute," and spent three days making disgusting and misogynistic comments about her.
Limbaugh's sponsors are jumping ship: already, more than 25 have abandoned his show, and the number looks to keep growing.
If ever there was a time to stand up for basic decency and against hate speech, this is it.
So what do presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have to say about the situation?
Romney wouldn't call for Limbaugh to apologize and cowardly said "it's not the language I would have used."
Santorum brushed off the issue by saying, "an entertainer can be absurd."
Not the language you would have used? Then what sort of language would you have used, Mitt?
And, Rick, an all-male panel attacking women's access to contraception is absurd. Calling a woman who speaks out for women's health a "slut" and a "prostitute" is hateful and sickening.
These two men want to be president of the United States--the most powerful person in the world--and they can't even stand up to Rush Limbaugh?
Tell Mitt and Rick that they don't stand for women. Make sure they know that by refusing to denounce Limbaugh, they failed Sandra and all women who use birth control.
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