The right wingers certainly have a motley crew of conservative blowhards, from Bill O’Lieley (sorry, it’s O’Reilly), to Glenn Beck, to Michael Savage. But hands down, the most offensive and disgusting of them all has got to be Rush Limbaugh. His latest target is, as you might expect, birth control. (By the way, you’re just going to love Cenk Uygur’s reaction to Limbaugh’s rant.)

He recently teed off on the topic saying that people who use birth control want to, “put as many notches in their belt as they can every night.” He’s painting women who use contraception as bed-hopping rampant sex machines. This is rich coming from the bloated slug that was detained on his way back from the Dominican Republic (one of the biggest sex tourist destinations in the world, I might add) with non-prescribed Viagra. Now, it would seem to me that if there’s no prescription for his Viagra, Rush doesn’t actually have erectile dysfunction. Right? Interesting. I wonder how many notches he was putting in his belt on that trip. Oops, I forgot. He’s a man. There’s a difference. Men get to have as much sex as they want. Women? Not so much.

Let me just remind Rush’s conservative base that this wasn’t his first brush with illegally obtained prescription drugs. Remember that whole Oxycontin thing? In case you don’t, he coerced and threatened his housekeeper into illegally obtaining 4,500 Oxycontin tabs in a 47-day period. He then had his attorney pay off his housekeeper with $80,000 in back pay, plus an extra $100,000 to destroy the computer emails of the transactions. What happened to Rush when he got caught?

Well, he publicly apologized and then was shipped off to spend thirty days in a cushy, posh rehab center. The average prescription drug addict (I believe Rush refers to them as “low lives”) would have probably done some jail time, but not Rush. He has low friends in high places.

In the same video, Rush actually accuses the Democrats of using the whole contraception fiasco as a way to take the focus off the economy. Wait a minute. Hold on. I’m pretty sure that the Democrats didn’t bring up the birth control thing. I’m pretty sure it was the GOP that got all crazy over the concept of contraception. At least that’s how I remember it. Maybe Rush needs something for dementia too.

I’d also like to remind the forgetful Rush that, in spite of the promises the GOP made about fixing the economy in the run up to the 2010 mid-term elections, they’ve done absolutely nothing about fixing the economy. In fact, they’ve spent the lions share of their time in office legislating morality and waging a war on womens’ rights. It started right after the midterms with abortion. To date, more than 1,000 pieces of legislation have been filed that are specifically designed to take away a woman’s right to choose. There has been a continual war on Planned Parenthood. (It’s almost like the GOP is OCD over PP.) Now the hot topic for the GOP is contraception, and there’s no shortage of conservative morons weighing in on the topic.

I’m not sure if the GOP is waging this war on women because of its twisted ideology, or because it has to placate the Christian right (who just about owns and operates the GOP), or simply because the GOP-led Congress doesn’t have any idea how to fix the economy. But the one thing I am absolutely sure of is that it’s the GOP who wants to take the focus off the economy because the GOP-led Congressional approval rating remains at the all-time low of 7%. That’s seven percent. How are they doing this? Perhaps this is a reflection of their low level of intelligence, but they’re doing it by making an issue of something (read: contraception) that the majority of the population already considers basic health care.

You know, about 55% of the population is female. That’s about 172,177,810 women (as of yesterday). I know this because I looked up the statistics for a different article. Now, I’m sure that there are some misguided Republican-voting women out there. (Although over the past couple of weeks I can’t imagine any women still wanting to vote for anybody in the GOP.) Still and all, that’s an awful lot of women to piss off at any one time. If I were Rush, I’d shut my word hole and go take a pill.