Rep. Walsh to Sandra Fluke: ‘Get a job!’


Never known for flying off the handle or overreacting in public ever in the history of ever, mild-mannered Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh has a message for women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke: “Get a job!”

Rep. Walsh, who was speaking with constituents on Saturday while sitting on top of a restaurant booth, said, “Think about this, a 31-32 year old law student who has been a student for life, who gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, ‘I want America to pay for my contraceptives.’ You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke… That was embarrassing.”

Reactions to Sandra Fluke’s DNC speech from some conservatives have been this bad, or even worse. So bad, actually, that Republican author and Newsweek/Daily Beast contributing editor David Frum wrote today that those on his side of the political divide are free to disagree with Fluke, but need to make their arguments “without hurling accusations of nymphomania, freeloading and sexual exhibitionism.”

Hear, hear.

ht Salon and Talking Points Memo