- 3 years ago
"Why can’t they [women who have sex] take responsibility for their own life?
[His guest asked, “But why should we pay for a man’s Viagra?”]
[Hannity replied] Because that actually is a medical problem versus a choice to have sex."
Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week did a segment on covering contraception without a copay as preventive health care. Told that that “unintended pregnancies in America cost us up to $11 billion a year,” and that this modest step in support of women’s health will make a big difference, Hannity replied, “It is not about women’s health, it is about birth control.” Later in the segment, the host stressed the notion that if people want to use birth control, it shouldn’t be covered as part of preventive services provided for free.
- 3 years ago
"I think a lot of this stuff is being done intentionally. What was it that Mrs. Obama said before the campaign? Because it’s strange how so much of this seems to all be happening. [Beck then played an audio file of Michelle Obama saying “we’re gonna have to change our traditions.”]"
Glenn Beck, complaining that Miles Morales, who is biracial, will take the mantle of Spider-Man.
- 3 years ago
"I think the biggest thing holding back economic growth now is the concern that next week you wake up and the EPA or some other department of government has decided not just what kind of light bulbs you have, but how big your car can be."
Grover Norquist, describing what he sees as the biggest thing holding back our economy in an interview with ABC. Seriously. The biggest thing.
"We have people that are single, we have people that are past reproductive age, we have priests that are celibate. All of them, paying insurance premiums that cover contraceptives so that somebody else doesn’t have to pay the full fare of that? And they’ve called it ‘preventative medicine.’ Well if you applied that preventative medicine universally what you end up with is you’ve prevented a generation. Preventing babies from being born is not medicine. That’s not constructive to our culture and our civilization. If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we’re a dying civilization."
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), in a House floor speech, reflecting on the Obama administration’s decision to require new health insurance plans to cover birth control with no co-pays.
- 3 years ago
"I would welcome a downgrade. I really would. I think it would be the pain from which we have a gain."
Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, expressing his thoughts about default, in the lead-up to the debt ceiling deal.
"I have a theory about global warming and why people think it’s real. Go back 30, 40 years when there was much less air conditioning in the country. When you didn’t have air conditioning and you left the house, it may in fact have gotten a little cooler out there, because sometimes houses become hot boxes. Especially if you’re on the second or third floor of a house in the summer time and all you’ve got is open windows and maybe a window fan. Or you have some servant standing there fanning you with a piece of paper. When you walked outside, no big deal, it’s still hot as hell. Now, 30, 40 years later, all this air conditioning, and it’s a huge difference when you go outside. When you go outside now, ‘My golly, is it hot. Oh, global warming.’ It’s all about the baseline you’re using for comparison."
Rush Limbaugh, sharing his scientifically tested insights on climate change.
"I want the mainstream media — and I’ve said this for a couple years now — I want to help them. I have a journalism degree. That is what I studied. I understand that this cornerstone of our democracy is a free press, is sound journalism. I want to help them build back their reputation."
Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, explaining her desire to assist the mainstream media.
"Yes, they have the right to do that. That’s not discriminating based upon religion, against that particular religion."
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain responding to a Fox News question about whether a local community has the right to simply ban mosques.
"In the American system, if you read the Constitution correctly … if you read the Federalist Papers correctly, the fact is the Congress can pass a law and can limit the Court’s jurisdiction. It’s written directly in the Constitution. The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton promises, I think it’s Number 78, that the judiciary branch is the weakest of the three branches. There is no Supreme Court in the American Constitution."
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speaking in Iowa about Congress simply forbidding the Supreme Court from considering cases lawmakers don’t want the high court to hear.
Protip: Article III of the Constitution begins, “The judicial power of the United States … shall be vested in one Supreme Court.”