Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday slammed a Washington women’s forum because he said that MSNBC host Karen Finney and the other “testicle lockboxes” were attacking him.
At the “Fair Shot: A Plan For Women to Get Ahead” event last week, Finney had noted that many elected Republicans were afraid to speak out against Limbaugh or the tea party.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) agreed that Republicans needed to “take him on” because “people don’t support fear.”
“Women of Washington,” Limbaugh said on Thursday. “I mean, how many testicle lockboxes do you think were at this forum? Washington women? Ha!”
The conservative talker’s use of the phrase “testicle lockbox” to refer to powerful women appears to go back to at least to 2005, when he used the term to refer to then-Sen. Hillary Clinton.
“She doesn’t come across as friendly,” he said at the time. “She doesn’t — she, you know, she’s like — my favorite name for her is Nurse Ratched.”
“I mean, we created this whole concept of a testicle lockbox in connection with Mrs. Clinton. I mean, she has that kind of appeal to people.”
Listen to this audio from the Rush Limbaugh Program, broadcast Sept. 26, 2013.
(h/t: Media Matters)