Politics: Sandra Fluke's DNC speech a bogus cry of oppression

Published by: Robert Laurie on Thursday September 6th, 2012

Robert Laurie

By ROBERT LAURIE – Fluke bemoans the fact that she was supposedly "silenced."

When far-left Democrats veer into Crazytown, they go whole hog.  Take the example of Sandra Fluke. Last night, during her Democratic National Convention speech, the career student and women’s rights activist went completely off the rails.

“Some of you may remember that earlier this year, Republicans shut me out of a hearing on contraception,” Fluke said. “Too many women are shut out and silenced. So while I’m honored to be standing at this podium, it easily could have been any one of you.”

Let’s take a quick look at Fluke’s history.

She’s a leftist activist who chose to go to the Catholic Georgetown Law.  While there, she became the President of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice.  During this period, she decided she’d like the school to provide insurance that covered contraception – which is against the religion of the institution she chose to attend.  

So, rather than choose any one of a hundred Universities that share her political and philosophical persuasions, she decided to go on offense.  She ended up offering testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and was made famous by Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments.   As a result, she became a national image of the modern statist woman.

To recap:

  • She’s a well-educated political player and activist
  • She’s testified before a Congressional committee
  • She’s spoken with the President, the most powerful person in the world.
  • She and her message have now appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows
  • She spoke last night to a political convention broadcast nationally and watched by Millions.

All of this boils down to one simple fact: The only reason Americans know Sandra Fluke’s name is because, in The United States, women AREN’T silenced.  Many have pointed out that, if she’d like to see what oppression of women really looks like, she should take a look at Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or China – nations where females endure hardships she could scarcely imagine.

Fluke’s very appearance at the podium is the only evidence necessary to debunk her idiotic claims of “silenced.”  She has a voice and pulpit most of the world’s women would never be allowed to attain, and it’s all because she had the good luck to be born in the U.S. No one is interested in taking that away from her, and the portrayal of women as "silenced and victimized" stands in stark contrast to the strong, powerful, female line up at the Republican Convention. 

Her scare tactics are both misguided and deeply offensive to women who live in the shackles of real oppression. 

Ms. Fluke's appearance at the DNC was nothing short of an embarrassment.