That’s the word last night from Sara Burnett of the Denver paper–accompanying President Barack Obama on his campaign swing this week through Colorado is one Sandra Fluke, now-famous law student at Georgetown University who was derided as a “slut” on the Rush Limbaugh radio show for her congressional testimony in favor of contraceptive coverage.
Fluke’s bad treatment following her testimony prominently included Colorado elected officials and candidates as you may recall. Sen. Greg Brophy, Republican representing District 1, responded to Ms. Fluke that “I don’t want to buy your booze, pay for your spring break or your birth control.” Then-CU regent candidate Matt Arnold posted an “infographic” on this Facebook wall that asserted Ms. Fluke is a prostitute. A week later, Senate Republicans held a rally on the steps of the state capitol where they compared Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage provisions to euthanasia, Adolf Hitler, “mind control,” and (our favorite) King Henry VIII of England.
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Between Ms. Fluke’s mistreatment by Colorado Republicans and the “Ken Buck strategy” we’ve been talking about at length–that is the Obama campaign’s replication of the successful 2010 strategy by Democrat Michael Bennet to alienate GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck from women voters–having Fluke headline Obama’s rally in Denver really is a political masterstroke. She recalls to mind everything Republicans want suburban women to forget before Election Day.