As the man who made "feminazis" part of the American political lexicon and slimed Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke as a "slut" after she testified in support of contraceptive coverage, Rush Limbaugh easily merits his own wing in the Misogyny Hall of Infamy. Perhaps fearing that dubious distinction was in doubt, though, Limbaugh unleashed a new torrent of sexist vitriol on Tuesday, arguing that "the solidarity of the vaginas" led GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to defend Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly from Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's misogynistic broadsides.
Limbaugh's invective came after a caller praised Trump for his opposition to "political correctness," something the caller lamented other candidates didn't share. The caller singled out Fiorina, who called out Trump after he suggested that Kelly's pointed questions during last month's GOP presidential debate were symptoms of menstruation. "Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse." Fiorina, the sole woman in the GOP field, tweeted in response.
"Well you know, that’s the solidarity of the vaginas," Limbaugh cracked. "Wait a second now — vaginas have monologues. We know this; there was a play," he continued, joking with his producers about whether they'd bleeped out his reference to the female anatomy.
Listen to the exchange below, courtesy of Media Matters. Limbaugh's attack on Fiorina comes at around 4:15: