Rush to Obama: Hands Off My Private Parts
Limbaugh makes leap from CDC advisory to mandatory circumcision
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 7:18 AM CDT
Rush Limbaugh is now on the attack against circumcision.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh says President Obama is out to get his foreskin. Seriously. Or at least semi-seriously. It all started when the the Centers for Disease Control reported that it's thinking of issuing an advisory touting the health beneifits of male circumcision in infancy, writes Gabriel Winant for Salon. Conservative blogger Ed Morrissey leaped from there to the idea that the government would “create pressure on doctors to perform" circumcisions. And Limbaugh took it the next step: "It's President Obama who wants to mandate circumcision."

It's the same leap the right is making from end-of-life discussions between docs and dying patients to "death panels" that will mandate speeding a patient to the end, Winant writes,
pointing out that the advisory suggests no such incentive to act. It’s “an inability to distinguish between advice and force.” Or unwillingness. As Rush said of the supposed mandate for circumcision: "That means, if we need to save our penises from anybody, it's Obama."

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Oct 12, 2009 5:55 AM CDT
I think it's a lot more important to keep foreskins intact (since circumcision is a religious thing, and has no health benefits and significantly impacts sensitivity) and then educate our sons AND daughters to, you know, not do IV drugs, have sex with IV drug users, and really KNOW the person you're having sex with BEFORE you have sex.
Aug 29, 2009 12:54 PM CDT
And thanks for Ur well thought of ,freedom of grade 5 educations, Jayster.BTW... Ur not paranoid if they are following U .
Aug 29, 2009 5:41 AM CDT
Jayster999 i don't believe you even believe half the hype you attempt to post. The comment by Rush was idiotic, don't try to rationalize the man's statments.