In an article for the NY Post entitled "I won't be Rushed", S.E. Cupp says:
“And we can’t be afraid to call out Rush Limbaugh,” I say as an aside in the piece. “If we can get three Republicans on three different networks saying, ‘What Rush Limbaugh said is crazy and stupid and dangerous,’ maybe that’ll give other Republicans cover” to feel comfortable disagreeing with him as well from time to time.
So I'm going to take her up on it, and take an opportunity to disagree with her. Cupp continues:
As for the gentleman on Twitter who dared me to cite an example, I’m happy to. If calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” last year for her position on contraception wasn’t the epitome of “crazy and stupid and dangerous,” allow me to explain the obvious.
It was crazy because it invented an irrational connection between her private sex life and her political position. It was stupid because calling someone a name is intellectually lazy. Make an actual argument. And it was dangerous because it trafficked in the same kind of misogyny that liberals use when they blast conservative women for being sluts, prudes or sexually repressed. And that fell right into the well-crafted but dishonest “war on women” narrative that liberals had set up to (successfully) get President Obama re-elected.
It was hyperbole, and it wasn't irrational. And Fluke was the one who made her sex life public. She claimes that as a poor student who was attending Georgetown University (which runs about $60,000/year) who could not afford $3,000 / year for birth control for her recreational sex, so che believed her Catholic Church sponsored college should be forced to violate their deeply held Catholic belief against contributing to the sin of birth control and pay for it for Fluke.
Limbaugh simply did the math:
$3,000 / year for birth control buys 300 boxes of condoms each containing 24 condoms. This makes 7,200 condoms divided by 365 days in a year means she is recreationally screwing someone 19 times per day, every day, 365 days a year, including Sundays.
So someone who is recreationally screwing that much would be considered a "sex addict" which would probably be more politically correct than "slut" (which is also accurate). Rush has never been known as being politically correct.
The other option is that Fluke was not being honest with the cost of the birth control (which if you use pills turns out to be $9/month at Wal-Mart, and if you recreationally screw once every day of the year it costs about $150.
But then this whole contraceptive mandate has never been about contraceptives, it has been about the government being able to determine the extent of religion in the public square in violation of the 1st Amendment prohibition against interfering with the "free exercise thereof".