CuriousJockAZ saidI do see the hypocrisy. I think Rush was wrong, and so was Bill Maher for things they said. People who like to paint Rush Limbaugh as the defacto leader of the Republican party are being disingenuous and they know it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rush is a radio talk show host -- an entertainer of sorts -- and speaks for himself, NOT anyone else. Yes, Bill Maher is a comedian, but he also pontificates on any number of issues on shows like Piers Morgan (and Larry King before him) as if he is expert on any and all issues. He has an opinion, nothing more nothing less. I do think that Bill Maher, or anyone, calling Sarah Palin, or any woman for that matter, a "count" is really crossing a line that should never be crossed. It's just all kinds of offensive. Bill Maher can hide behind his so called "comedy" just so much, but at some point he needs to be held accountable -- just as Rush was.
It's all about politics. There are blind believers, including the RJ Liberal Corps, who think Maher is only a comedian and can say what he wants. He can. We have freedom of speech. Some even find him hilarious, noted earlier in the thread. I'm quite sure some got a big laugh at the Down Syndrome joke.
The point in the bigger picture is the political positioning. The administration committed a gaffe by using Obamacare to attack the prerogative of religious organizations, especially when birth control pills are readily available. So they turned the debate into an assault on women, but found their poster-woman was a member of an elite class that will earn on average $160K their first year out of law school. Won't resonate with the common folks if the Republicans choose to make ads on this one. As a further attack on Obama supporting women and civility, his refusal to request his PAC to return the million dollars to Maher is fair game.
BTW - saying Rush is the leader of the party is the stupidest thing and shows the panic and desperation of the liberals. They can say what they want. Most moderates know they are full of it
Seriously...get it through your head that birth control pills aren't readily available. You know nothing about medicine at all - Tri-Sprintec (the cheap birth control pill that all you conservative assholes keeps quoting) is dangerous for many women, hard to use, contra-indicated in a large portion of the population (because it can be that dangerous with certain risk factors), has multiple drug interactions that can render it ineffective, etc...
Jesus Christ...If you wanna keep with your argument, keep with the facts.
If you wanna argue that same argument for HTN therapy, I would agree - we have cheap access to furosemide, HCTZ, metoprolol, lisinopril, amiloride + HCTZ combo, amlodipine, bisoprolol, bisoprolol + HCTZ, hydralazine, spironolactone...and one of the ARBs (Losartan) just became generic a little while back and is rapidly falling in price. With HTN, you can tailor therapy according to your patient.. Also, the list goes on a lot longer...like...really long for what's on the $4 list and $10 list and available for people with HTN.
Birth control list: Tri-Sprintec and TriNessa (same pill, same active ingredients, diff manufacturers)
with birth control, there are 2 easily accessible pills that are definitely not a good choice for many patients. Medicine isn't a 1 size fits all thing, especially not in the case of birth control where haphazard usage of it can be incredibly dangerous.