On the Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday night, comedian and radio talk show host Dennis Miller sounded off about Republican’s so-called “war on women,” taking aim at Democratic National Convention speaker and self-proclaimed birth control activist Sandra Fluke. According to Miller, Fluke would do a lot for her country if she would quit complaining about birth control.
Last week, NBC’s “The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno confronted Miller about his politics and told him why he identifies with Democrats over Republicans. One of those reasons Leno alleged was the Republican “war on women,” which Miller responded to in depth to O’Reilly.
“There’s a war on women, as per the progressives in this country, yet we’re prohibited from saying ‘war on terror’ — or asked by the president,” Miller said.
“Note the events of today: We’re talking about a war on women with a woman who quite frankly reminds me of that character — the little whiny girl in Willy Wonka — Veruca Salt. ‘Daddy, I want my own Oompa Loompa,’ is code for, ‘Hey you, pay for my diaphragm.’ People are sick of it.”
“Honey, you become a retainer person after you get your law degree, not before,” Miller said, talking to Fluke. “If the president is asking everybody to grab an oar and chip in here, yours should be, ‘Stop whining about birth control for a while.’”
“Grab that oar. Take care of it. You are a 31-year-old woman who’s stuck in a Virginia Slims magazine ad from 1968. Get with it! This will show you how stratified this country is right now. If we can’t have unanimity on somebody like Sandra Fluke and say, ‘For God’s sake you helpless creature,’ we really are polarized because there is no other time in history that 100 percent of the population, including women, would have said, ‘Dammit, you don’t speak for me. You’re embarrassing me. Shut up, get a little Professor Quinn or ‘Dr. Quinn, medicine woman’ gumption and shut up about it.”
Host Bill O’Reilly said Miller might be on to more than he realizes since it’s taboo to say “war on terror” with the left, but “war on women” is allowed. Miller explained that the semantics are part of the left’s effort to disprove the right on everything. But at some point, he added, they have to be right about something.
“The left, Billy — it’s like Alec Guinness at the end of ‘Bridge on the River Kwai.’ I’m asking you out there, liberals, somewhere you’ve got to wake up,” Miller said. “Every time we disagree with you we can’t be wrong. We can’t be stupid like Palin. We can’t be an Uncle Tom like Artur Davis. We can’t be a rich guy who doesn’t care about people. We can’t be all those things. Maybe we have a point on some of this.”
“You have to wake up and quit being victimized avengers where everybody has a super power that puts them down. Stop it now. There’s half of us out here who are scared witless that this president doesn’t step up when [Joe] Biden says guys like me and O’Reilly want to enslave black people again and the president doesn’t say, ‘Hey, I meant it after Gabby Giffords. I want to stop this craziness. This country’s getting too pissed off at each other, now stop it, Biden. You I can command. You are my second in command, Shemp.’”
“Biden’s so stupid at this point,” Miller concluded, “he needs a spotter to play Sudoku.”