Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you’ve probably heard that Rush Limbaugh messed up and he messed up good.
If you’ve just renewed the lease on your rock, I’ll bring you up to speed quickly. When Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke testified before Congress to advocating insurance companies paying for contraception, Limbaugh called her a slut, prostitute, something about producing a sex tape, along with other nasty things you don’t say about a women.
There are plenty of examples other media personalities (from both sides) doing the same thing but, it’s always wrong. Rush threw Democrats a softball right down the middle and took everyone’s eyes off of rising gas prices.
Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and others are having to clean up Rush’s mess. They’ve had to denounce his remarks during television appearances. Democrats have turned this into a fundraising campaign, saying that Republicans are waging a “War on Women”. They’re also bringing the Presidential race into the fray, calling out frontrunner Mitt Romney.
I know there’s not a War on Women, you know there is not a War on Women. But, Florida Democrats are taking Rush’s words and trying to paint all Republicans with the same brush.
At the center of the offensive is Weston Congresswoman and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wassermann-Schultz (who else) who, made this topic the centerpiece of her “Meet the Press” appearance yesterday morning. This is nothing new for Wasserman-Schultz who’s job is throw everything at the Republican party and see what sticks.
The controversy has finally made it to Central Florida Politics. This morning former Orlando Police Chief and current Congressional Candidate Val Demings sent out a release and fundraising letter slamming the Limbaugh remarks and asking for donations.
There was no mention of Deming’s opponent, current Congressman Daniel Webster in her message and that makes sense. Webster’s last opponent, Alan Grayson launched an anti-woman attack on the Winter Garden Republican with the maliciously edited “Taliban Dan” ad. It backfired, turned off moderates, and Webster cruised to victory.
Expect the DNC to instruct all of their candidates to push fundraising around this recent controversy.