The Left is a gaggle of "takers" and hypocrites. There is some overlap here, but at its core, this is the Left. The recent hoo-ha over funding of birth control is evidence.
Sandra Fluke testifies before Congress that her Jesuit college or the federal government or someone else should pay for the birth control of all women. God forbid they should pay for it themselves or keep their legs shut. As a consequence of this absurd testimony, the word "slut" was used in reference to her by talk show host Rush Limbaugh. suddenly, the Left changed the subject. Rather than discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of Ms. Fluke's demands, rather than discuss that she was not exactly who she claimed to be and rather than discuss that she is not just a concerned citizen, but rather an activist for the Left, it became about the word.
Now, I will state that I do not know Sandra Fluke...at least not in the Biblical sense. I do not know if she is a slut in sexual terms. But based on her testimony, her activism and her willingness to cover up who she really is, I believe she is a political/ideological slut, willing to do or say anything to advance the agenda.
The Left-wing Extremists are outraged at this portrayal of their newfound heroine and have forced Limbaugh to apologize through their heavy-handed thuggishness against his sponsors. Admittedly, I was disappointed to see him apologize. Their goal is to silence him. But the Professor at Legal Insurrection made an excellent point. By apologizing, the discussion is no longer about the word and can go on about the topic.
But all this shows what hypocrites and bullies the Left wing remains. They said nothing as radical Left wing talk show hosts like Bill Maher referred to Sarah Palin as a "cunt" and Laura Ingraham and a whore.. These characterizations of Conservative women are common with the extreme agenda of the Left. The extremists who rule the Democrat party with an iron fist bully their way to whatever they happen to want. They lie about the agenda, change the subject and cry about the mote in the eye of a Conservative while ignoring the log in their own.
At some point, the bullies will need a "punch in the nose".