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Lawrence O'Donnell: Let's Take a Look at a Graphic of Rush Limbaugh's Sex Life!

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Lawrence O’Donnell, on Thursday’s The Last Word, actually had his production team make up a graphic of Rush Limbaugh’s sex life. As a way to mock the conservative talk radio host’s take on a Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who petitioned Congress for subsidized birth control, the MSNBC host and his panel looked over a timeline of Limbaugh’s marital history.

O’Donnell snarked: “Throughout that entire interpersonal sex life he has produced exactly zero children. So this is a man who has not only been practicing birth control for well over 30 years, he has perfected it.” Then O’Donnell’s colleague Alex Wagner got into the act when she added: “It’s probably good...that there have not been offspring from Rush’s many unions.” (video after the jump)

Of course, O’Donnell and Wagner completely ignored the point that Limbaugh, unlike Fluke, has never demanded that the American taxpayers should pay for his or any other person’s birth control.

The following is the relevant exchange from the March 1 edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell:

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: It has been driving Republicans crazy, but it is hard to get crazier than Rush Limbaugh on this subject. Let’s listen to what Rush had to say today about the Georgetown law school student who was going to testify at the original hearing on this. She was barred and then the Democrats brought her in for another session. Let's listen to what Limbaugh said about that.

(Begin clip)

RUSH LIMBAUGH: The Georgetown student who went before a congressional committee and said she’s having so much sex she's going broke buying contraceptives and wants us to buy them. Well I said, what would you call someone who wants us to pay for her to have sex? What, what would you call that woman? You’d call them a slut, a prostitute. “Mr. Obama, President Obama, do you agree with Rush Limbaugh that 99 percent of the women in America are sluts?” Will be the question.

(End clip)

O’DONNELL: He really knows how to have a good time on his radio show. Alex, the Georgetown law school student, Sandra Fluke, has responded. I’d actually like you to read her response.

ALEX WAGNER: Cold read. “No woman deserves to be disrespected in this manner. This language is an attack on all women, and has been used throughout history to silence our voices. The millions of American women who have and will continue to speak out in support of women's health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced.”


O’DONNELL: Now, I want to, to think about what should we call Rush Limbaugh, and if we -- we got a graphic that we want to put up here, which is a graphic of Rush Limbaugh’s life and his sex life. Which you can now turn around and take a look at. Take a look at this graphic. Rush Limbaugh was married for the very first time in 1997. That ended in 1980. 1977, sorry. Then you see the second wife ‘83 to ‘90. A third wife, '94 to 2001. And he's still married to the fourth wife. So what we have there is a -- presuming -- if we were to presume that Rush Limbaugh’s interpersonal heterosexual sex life began in 1977 and has run to the present and perhaps there's a dalliance in those blank spots here and there. Throughout that entire interpersonal sex life he has produced exactly zero children. So this is a man who has not only been practicing birth control for well over 30 years, he has perfected it. Absolutely perfected it. Alex, for this guy to be the guy who is telling women how they should handle themselves with his flawless record, it seems to me, of, I guess flawless contraception?

WAGNER: I would argue it’s probably good for the national conversation that there have not been offspring from Rush’s many unions. You know I’m with Sandra on this. I think this is, it is reprehensible. We can joke about it, but this is absolutely a war on women. This is absolutely trying to -- this is, this has conflated the issue of, of sort of going from the very heated rhetoric around abortion to the opposite end of the spectrum, which is basic contraception. It is, it is totally counterintuitive to the idea of conservatism and the idea that the government shouldn't be involved in personal decisions to have, have the Blunt Amendment and to have panels of white men talking about women’s choice issues. I mean, the fact that we are here as, Chris [Hayes] said, in our national dialogue is shocking. And the fact that Republicans are not only not calling it out, but doubling down and that these measures are passing by a hair, by someone who is retiring is shocking.


#1 The Poster Child for Birth Control...

...and Abortion, Larry O'Donnell...

#2 These people are seriously

These people are seriously disgusting. And manically so! It's frightening to see them go from apparently normal to foaming at the mouth so quickly.

Me - "The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years - the cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil."

#3 Same for O'Donnell

To the best of my knowledge, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence O'Donnell have no children.

Some couples are childless because of biology, and others are childless by choice. Why is this a political issue?

#4 O'Donnell couldn't hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle.

To quote a line from "Tora! Tora! Tora!".

Of course, O'dimwit and the Wagnerian tragedy completely miss the point: it does not matter if Rush Limbaugh has children or not. If he did use contraception--HE paid for it. The government didn't pay for his contraception. It wasn't free.

If O'Donnell's one criterion for being manly is having children, what does that say about Christ, George Washington or Isaac Newton? All three were great men and none of them had children.

O'Donnell's comment was stupid and uninformed as usual.

#5 Haha good one

Maybe he should ask his old Pal Keith Olbermann about rearing children and living a "happy married life". Oh wait, Keith's right and left hands can't comment.

"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". - Robert DeNiro, Taxi Driver (1976).

#6 Larry Oh-Donnell, Are You Counting Farm Animals Among

Your conquests?

I think context is so important when I evaluate your idiotic bombasts.  So, a few more questions...

1. Do you believe the term "free will" applies to the sexual encounter you want to claim as your own when the sex "partner" required inflation?

2.   Do you count your 1,000,000+ episodes of self-abuse" as "sex"

Inquiring minds want to know!

The Obamination... A crisis leading to a catastrophe..(please donate to MRC)

#7 Is anyone actually surprised by this garbage?

The entire primetime lineup at MSDNC exists for the sole purpose of waging this kind of pathetic attack on conservatives, especially Rush Limbaugh. Hell, he's probably the reason the entire NETWORK came into being; so NBC's news division could have a platform to try to silence and intimidate him. He draws a bigger audience in one minute than that entire channel does in one week, so this gutter tactic is obviously working in his favor rather than against him...

Republicans believe that every day is July 4th. Democrats believe that every day is April 15th. -Ronald Reagan

#8 This

is what msdnc calls journalism? Those three are prime examples of what news has come to, these days.........gutter! It amazes me that these same repulsive jerks spewed hate and resentment of Palin and her entire family for months with constant smiles and laughter in the most disrespectful and hateful way and now condem anyone who tells the truth about one of "theirs" Just heard obama called this fluke co-ed to ask how she is and that her parents should be so proud of her. Are any of these three even married or have kids of their own?? For the sake of children, I hope not.


Ol' Rushbo is an absolute master at tweaking these sanctimonious and simple-minded libbies.

#10 Am I paying for Rushies medical insurance? Ahhh NO..


#11 The Moral

Depravity of the left has no limits

A Recession is when your neighbor is out of a job. A Depression is when YOU are out of a job.. A recovery is when OBAMA is out of a job Hat tip to Ronald Reagan

#12 say again?!

was not Larry one of the Move On dorks who insisted that what Clinton did was private and consensual sex...Juanita Broaderick would disagree...and we should get past it; believe the mantra was either it's only sex or it is private and we should not intrude; all and only between Bill and Hillary (many bad jokes could be made about what was between them, but will eschew the cheap shots)

Ronald John Lofaro, PhD

#13 duplicate


Ronald John Lofaro, PhD

#14 I don't want the State to

I don't want the State to force me to pay for Fluke's pills, Limbaugh's rubbers, or O'Donnell's, uh, whatever he uses.

Other than that, it's none of my business. Liberals want to insert themselves into people's bedrooms, but I don't.

#15 These people think they're

These people think they're going to win the debate by moving it to social issues. I think they are risking the fact that with hyperbole from the left like a "war on women" the debate might actually shift the ground on social issues and help conservatives in the long run.

#16 Hahaha!!

This is SOOO FUNNY! Watching liberal heads explode never gets old! ROFL!!

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend, unless my friend is more evil than my enemy."

#17 Fit for class?

I was under the impression the news was fit for use in a classroom. Please write or email your schools, refer to this, and demand that MSNBS not be aired on ANY public school device.


#18 Fluke Is A Virgin

I mean, just look at her. No real man would do her. If she really does take birth control pills, she does it in case she gets lucky.

I challenge any and all men that have had sex with her to come forward. I challenge her to prove she has had sex by naming the men she has had sex with. I challenge her to provide a doctors statement, receipts and proof of purchase of the birth control she claims to have paid for.

Furthermore, she is not interested in reproductive rights. As a liber, all she cares about is non-reproductive rights.

To more fully comprehend the Left, one must read “Leftism As Psychopathy” by John Ray, M.A., Ph.D. Caution, it might scare you a little bit.

#19 War on women or

War on women or liberals/progs waging war on american taxpayers' wallets?

#20 I wonder

Did Larry ever even consider the notion that maybe Rush can't have kids at all -in which case the truth would be that he has never used, much less needed, any form of birth control?

Gotta love the progressives who have so much trouble with the need for evidence that defines the conclusion.

So unless you you know Rush's swimmers count, LARRY, you cannot come to the conclusion you did.

Se how SCIENCE works, LARRY?
You are a "science" guy, right Larry? YOU wouldn't come a conclusion without all the evidence, right, Larry?

So tell us, just how did you come up with swimmer count evidence, Larry? Are you claiming and undercover client number 9?


That an individual right exists requires that some policy positions be removed from the table of debate.

#21 Removed the word Fluke from the story

then place Palin in the blanks. Do I hear any outrage now? Didn't think so, "Watchdogs" of truth. Go back to kissing the Obutt.

President Obama is a Muslim (from his own lips), Kenyan (read it from his publicist) a homosexual (read it on a news magazine cover) and a Socialist (I'm alive and can see it for myself)

#22 Lets tackle some of these

Lets tackle some of these lies one at a time'

"It has been driving Republicans crazy" - No, not really. It(objection to mandated contraception coverage) has been perpetuated by the MSM, mainly as another distraction from real issues.

"This language is an attack on all women" - Nope, just you.

" speak out in support of women's health care and access to contraception" - The issue isn't about access, it's about religious freedom, it's about gov't intrusion. Nobody wants to deny access. If you cant afford something then you have a choice, scale back in the activity or find a private source that gives it out for free.

"but this is absolutely a war on women" - PLEASE. This IS another battle in the war against big gov't.

"panels of white men talking about women’s choice issues" - again PLEASE. For one, it takes two to tango. Two, there are plenty of female voices in this discussion. And most importantly a big, intrusive gov't affects everybody negatively.


#23 This is the left's game of telephone

The right hates contraceptives -> Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite because he uses contraceptives.

Because they can't talk about the President of the United States blue-penciling the Rights of Conscience for the advance of this supposed-to-be-innocuous healthcare management strategy. So they have to fill their airwaves with crap.

#24 Public vs private business

When people like little Ms. Flake, who no doubt demands that we "stay out" of her womb and "stay out" of her bedroom, demand that we pay to facilitate/enable what she does in her bedroom, then - as another blogger has so aptly put it - whatever she does in the former "privacy" of her bedroom has now become of public interest and concern.

Pay for it yourself and you can do whatever you want with whomever you want.

If you expect me to pay for it, then I automatically have some say in the matter.

Geezy-wheezy --- that roughly $10/month for birth control pills is just sooooo onerous and crushing a burden. How about one less movie or a couple less Mickey-D's (Liberal-un)Happy Meals per month?

Nobody likes to hear someone just whimper and whine about not getting what all the other parents are buying for all the other kids on the block.

Grow the heck up.


"Ye canne change the laws of physics....." but some politicians believe that with the right legislation you can pretend they don't really apply to your own pet projects... 

#25 fluke

Oh larry, why don't you just shut the fluke up !!


#26 O'donnell.... inspiration to morons everywhere

#27 Someones got a man crush!

Not that theres anythng wrong with it, but still...

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. BEN FRANKLIN

#28 Crazy Larry and the Shrew

Ok....lets see the timeline in these idiots' sex lives. How about numero uno slimeballo Wilhelm Von Slickmeister? Oh wait, they are democrats. That is confidential and none of our business.

"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". - Robert DeNiro, Taxi Driver (1976).

#29 Right Larry.

Attack the messenger's personal life. Just like the idiot Al Franken did in a book a decade or so ago. I'd bet his researchers referenced Franken's book. How original. Ignore the substance of Limbaugh's point and get to the personal. I get it. So I have to wonder, if this is the standard for O'Dumbass as a so-called journalist/commentator, would he support exposing the personal lives of any other private citizen who doesn't support government funded contraception? I would suggest that he doesn't have a clue, because he's nothing but a shameless, and remarkably obtuse, propagandist. If he's willing to stoop to the level of the Al Franken's of the world, wow, that's as low as it gets.

Just another example of why MessNBC is such a joke.

#30 Fluke is a Fake, a plant by ... The Whitehouse

She has just been outed:

Once again we are treated to the Fake but True Narrative.

Even better, given that Fluke is speaking as an agent of the Whitehouse as their representative she has essentially linked Obama to the ridiculous notion the taxpayers should pay for condoms... In other words, Obama and his band of idiots were caught red handed floating a trial balloon to see the public reaction to yet another of their crazy ideas.

#31 Sweet, D!

So it started with Steffi and his bizarre contraception question to Mitt Romney during the debate in January....then we get Obama & Sebilius trying to force the Catholic Church to provide birth control, and now we get this democrat activist Fluke at Georgetown (the oldest Jesuit college in the country). And Rush Limbaugh in the middle of it, stirring the pot.

This is going to BLOW UP.

How's that economy coming along again, Barry?

#32 Evidently, this kook Fluke

Evidently, this kook Fluke got the nuke and the rebuke!!!

#33 Behind the idea lies the true RADICAL Agenda

Go over to youtube and watch her video clip. Scroll to the right and you see Ex-Clinton Press Secretary and current media darling DeeDee Myers speaking about it. This is a radical program that has government insiders fingerprints all over it.

"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". - Robert DeNiro, Taxi Driver (1976).

#34 Why is the media helping

Why is the media helping Sandra Fluke promote unsafe sex?

#35 Disrespect!!???

Sandra Fluke complains that she has been, "Disrespected," setting aside the fact that this supposed law student utilized a word that doesn't appear in the Encyclopedia Britannica she is, in fact, the one "disrespecting" all Americans. Fluke, another name for a parasite, wants us to pay for her sex life! Fluke is living up to her namesake, she is a parasite living off of the hard earned wages of the American public and she is too avaricious to know it.

Fluke is merely one in a long line of bad jokes perpetrated on the American people by a corrupt Democratic party.

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