Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law Student savagely attacked by Rush Limbaugh for defending the right of all women to have access to birth control, just revealed on MSNBC that President Obama had telephoned her to offer his thanks and support.
“He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women,” Fluke said.
“What was really personal to me was he said to tell my parents that they should be proud, and that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me, so I just appreciated that very much.”
As Andrea Mitchell noted, President Obama’s call raises the stakes. On one side you have Rush Limbaugh calling Fluke unspeakably ugly things. On the other side you have President Obama supporting and embracing Ms. Fluke and holding her up as a role model.
Republicans are going to need to take a side: Defend Rush’s disgusting diatribe … or support Fluke.