1. an accidental advantage; stroke of good luck: He got the job by a fluke.
2. an accident or chance happening.
3. an accidentally successful stroke, as in billiards.
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How did Sandra Fluke become the lead story on the news? This woman and her issues are not worthy of reoccuring national headlines. She is eclipsing tragic tornados in Tennesse. She is gathering more news coverage than unrest in the Middle East. She has overtaken the Republican Primaries.
But her ascension to the national stage is no fluke. She is an activist who was carefully picked to interrupt the national dialogue about the Governments active overreach into personal and religious liberty. According to the Family Research Council:
Ever since her testimony about the hardships of buying $9 birth control, this Georgetown law student has become the contraception mandate's standard bearer. After some unfortunate comments from Rush Limbaugh, the debate has shifted away from religious liberty to Ms. Fluke's hurt feelings. It's been convenient controversy for the White House, which may have been at its most vulnerable point in the last three years when it decided that the pursuit of sex is more important than the protection of conscience rights. Once backed into a corner by members from both parties, the Left finally found a victim to rally around--and the media has been all too happy to oblige.
But these distractions, as helpful as they may have been to the President's cause, won't last forever. At its core, this shows the administration's pattern of trampling on religious freedom in its pursuit of a "fundamentally changed" America. What Sandra Fluke has done, in part, is draw attention back to the dangers of ObamaCare, which threatens not only our physical health but our moral well-being. Essentially, the President is demanding that religious people sacrifice their beliefs to benefit someone else's libido. Through this mandate, he suggests that unlimited sexual license is more important than faith.
According to Bill O'Reilly, Fluke is a well played political pawn for the Democrats:
So, this whole deal comes back to the White House, at least indirectly. So, let's run down what we know. Sandra Fluke is a former head of the group "Georgetown University Law Students for Reproductive Justice." On February 9th, a group called "The Feminist Majority Foundation" arranged for Sandra to appear at press conference criticizing the Catholic bishops for objecting to President Obama's contraception mandate.
After that, Congressman Elijah Cummings, the former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, invited Sandra to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee. But she was turned down by the chair, Congressman Darrell Issa, because she had no expertise in the church/state subject matter.
Nevertheless, Ms. Fluke went to the hearing and afterward complained to ABC News that she had been denied. A week later, Nancy Pelosi staged a mock hearing starring Sandra. After which Rush Limbaugh made derogatory comments elevating her to left-wing martyrdom.
America is being played by the administration and the media. We are being led like sheep to be sheared of our religious and individual liberties. Sandra Fluke is not a crusader for women's rights, she is crusading to have someone else, anyone else, fund her sex habits no matter what the cost to our first amendment freedom of religion.
For more perspective, check out this article by Cathy Ruse of the Family Research Council.