Skip to comments.A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Posted on 03/03/2012 2:15:11 PM PST by TSgt
For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
“Rush sold his soul for money. He was losing sponsors left and right Hes a moral coward and Ill never listen to him again. I truly hope he just fades away- quickly.”
Well Mr. jimboster, I guess come next Monday morning at 12:00 Noon eastern time you won’t be listening to Rush but will instead be one of “gentlemen in England now-a-bed”?
That’s your prerogative but, as for me, I’m sticking with Rush and have no plans to turn on my fellow conservatives. And if I ever start feeling so inclined to do so, I’ll be the first one to kick my own ass and self-correct. Have a nice relaxing time “a-bed” Dude.
Shakespeare’s Saint Crispen’s Day Speech:
WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England
That do no work to-day!
KING. What’s he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian.’
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.’
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
Rush is 60 years old, has a lovely new bride, enough money to never have to work another day in his life. He doesn’t put all his time and effort into his show because he needs the gig, he does it because he cares passionately about what he does. NOBODY bats 1,000 - he speaks off the cuff, 3 hours a day, 5-days a week. Occasionally you’re going to say something you probably would have written differently given the luxury of time and editing, but he took this as far as he could as long as he could before just having to cut his losses and let it pass. More than the corporate advertisers, I think his move was spurred more by the fact that this has become too much of a lightning rod distraction leading up to this do-or-die winner takes all election.
So where is "apology" in their play book?
RUSH stepped in big time.
He really helped the liberals create a new martyr and future US Senator.
Here's the analogy to the RUSH cave. Still sounds just as stupid.
I also had the in vitro experience. My first wife gave birth to twins via in vitro.
I don’t have enough medical knowledge about this to form an opinion on it.
What ever. How many of us had Rush's back supporting him against the onslaught attacking the advertisers?
Works both ways you know. In that department the left has us sorely beat.
We should be on the phone to his advertisers countering the left but we're all too busy.
Kit Cat, can you please cool it with the caps and the exclamation points? You don’t need to scream in our faces.
I’ve made apologies in my lifetime - as a general proposition, they didn’t require my soul as collateral.
Rush’s got a 20+ year record of taking excrement from the left and whipping it back at them. He decided to cut his losses on this one. So maybe from now on he’ll be a jelly-spined sycophant of the RINO variety. Or maybe not. I’m willing to find out, and I’m not too worried about his soul. I doubt he is either.
I’ll go further than that.
I don’t believe there “is” a friend with this problem.
The Church does not oppose the use of the pill to treat this medical issue, or other medical issues such as endometriosis.
I am sure Ms. Fluke knows this.
She is relying on ignorance to throw out the wrong impression to the public.
Nope....I’m willing to be money such a “friend” of hers is nonexistant.
I don’t give a flying fluke if Rush apologized or not. The chick is who she is and she is a glaring example of everything that is wrong in this country! I knew the moment I heard Rush make those comments that the left would go after him over it! I didn’t realize his advertisers were so gullible though. I guess we on the right should start pulling the same thing. It works.
Sorry, but the Left beat Rush here, and they know it.
I'm truly disappointed in Rush.
He's like a WWE member making his way to the ring with his music playing in the background.
It ain't really real, but it sure is fun to watch.
Puppies! /Jerry Lawler
Be angry at the right people, his advertizers, not the man himself. Apparently they don’t believe in free speech.
So Rush is more interested in staking out his cash flow than America’s freedom.
I never expected Rush to strap on a pack and grab a rifle. Today, he confirmed his passion to himself and the almighty dollar.
Well....that was the end result. But I think the reason Beck left Fox was due to leftist pressure on Fox via the sponsors. Same leftie caca, different leftie day, IOW.
Rush surrendered to Obama. They have won, we have lost, folks.
So disapppnting, so inevitable.
Time to reasses, regroup, and come up with a plan, and leaders who will actually fight this evil instead of going along to get along and waving the white flag when the going gets tough.
Congratulations! I’m glad it worked for you! Mine will be 21 in June.
I have no way of determining the truth of that.
However, I have noticed that it is in the Left’s DNA to find a case like this and extrapolate it to a capital crime that all of society is guilty of. That, she was clearly doing.
I don't think the word exists in their playbook.
The point is we should be willing to use the same tactics the left does against advertisers only in our case calling and voicing our disdain for pulling their advertising.
Rush for the most part has been fighting this alone and has been our voice for over twenty years, this is a war that must be fought standing together or we'll never win.
He deserves our support, not derision.
We are so ****ed in this country. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(
People call advertisers to complain. We had no complaint.
If Rush had asked for our help to fend off an AstroTurf assault, we would have had a complaint.
He didn't do that....
Now we have a bigger complaint with Rush than with his advertisers.
I'm not too busy to call advertisers, but I'm damn sure not going to spend my time helping a rich guy that doesn't even ask for help.
How many listeners do YOU have?
Mine will be 18 on Dec 29th.
I can’t wait...
he confirmed his passion to himself and the almighty dollar.
So his passion to himself and the almighty dollar was okay as long as you agreed with what he was saying?
Like I said....last time I had a conversation like this one (just today, in fact)....
it was with a typical damned leftie.
I’ll let you have the last spew....lol!
When are we going to go after Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Keith Olberman? Why do they get off the hook?
Those hacks can’t hold a candle to Rush. Do you think Sarah would even answer the phone if one of them were calling her?? Sarah didn’t mind, she just considered the source—a few low lifes.
You totally nailed it here. They should have laughed in Snuffalffagus face, asked "next" and stayed on the relevant topics. A junior high school civics student can see the only way out for the left is to distract voters away from Nero's abysmal performance. Party of Stupid indeed.
O'l Susan has given us a new way to express ourselves in polite fashion....just like Monica did.
Rush will get support from me because I won't buy a damn thing from any sponsor who dropped him but it's stupid to pretend he didn't dive head first into the age old left wing trap. I mean there was no reason to call the girl a slut when Rush doesn't know her from Adam. At the same time he had every right and reason to call her a damn gimmegirl or a moocher or a pro abortionist.
Rush screwed the pooch here and got played. And now he has had to grovel to pay for it. He's smarter than that but it isn't about RUsh, it's about the left crapping on the free exercise clause and if he doesn't pound that home he's lost a listener though I still won't buy a damn thing from any sponsor that dropped him.
No, he DID deserve our support!
NOW, he deserves our derision.
If he would have waited till Monday to tell us he was under a coordinated attack, and which advertisers and affiliates were getting wobbly, I’d have been the first on the phone.
That’s not what he did.
Now everyone who supported him prior to his apology has to eat crow for doing so.
Anyways..it is true...the Church is not opposed to using the pill for medicinal purposes.
Therefore...she couldn’t have had a friend who was denied coverage “solely” for this reason.
Whether her “friend” had some other issue....we don’t know.
My first reaction was that this whole thing had not played out yet, and on Monday, Rush would give an update, and expand on his argument. There was plenty of ammunition for him to use to prove his point.
More ammunition was given to him by Obama’s phone call, and by the hysterics on the Left.
I expected he would use what happened as a teachable moment in the tactics of the Left, as this was obviously a set-up by the Dems.
Why would I think that?
Because Rush is 61, and a multimillionaire. Clear Channel knows exactly what they are paying for, and the advertisers know who Rush is, what he does, and what he can do for them.
So what does Rush have to fear? He doesn’t have to work.
Of all the things Rush has said in 22 plus years, THIS is the one thing that crossed the Rubicon? That’s absurd.
Besides, think about it—without a clearly co-ordinated strategy, just how many complaints about Rush “deluged” these advertisers and Clear Channel? How many leftists you know are so motivated to complain that they will actually get off their rear end and DO something—on a weekend, no less. Advertisers are ready to dump because of Facebook and Twitter wars? Oh,please. They knew what they were advertising on.
So, a few advertisers complain and want to leave.
Fair weather friends and good riddance. The Lefties don’t even have the money to buy their products, so who is kidding whom? A huge boycott by Rush listeners would have put them under.
Here is what is at stake—for Rush and for us.
Bottom line is if Obama gets another four years, Rush is off the air, and we are off to the camps.
No, I am not kidding. Because we are on a collision course with the Obama Administration and the Left, and they will make criminals of all of us, just for standing for the rule of law, the Constitution, the Bible and for truth.
With Rush’s apology, the template has now been pressed. If he gets out of line again, the same playbook is engaged, and Rush apologizes.
Some things, like freedom, are more important than even the EIB microphone.
And Rush will have to finally face that unpleasant fact. And soon.
America will change irrevocably after November 6th if
Obama is re-elected.
Andrew Brietbart understood this, and risked everything, including his health, for America.
Rush can talk, but soon, that will not be enough.
Rush has options—many of them. He can go internet feed by fee; he can go satellite with Sirius; he can become a commentator or speaker—in all those things he could succeed and make a fortune.
He uses a patriotic Rush in a tricorner hat on his tea label.Well, he needs to be that patriot.And risk something.
He was hired by ESPN and publicly humiliated for a truthful comment. The NFL humiliated him by refusing him to buy into a team. He took all that and went back behind the EIB microphone. At some point, he will have to fight back. We will all have to fight back.
We have eight months left. The time for “entertainment” is over. The Left is merciless and relentless— they are coming after all Americans who are “bitter clingers”.
Rush can play games or he can help save the country—his choice.
I will listen on Monday. But if he doesn’t get that he has been Alinskyed and will continue to be Alinkysed if he doesn’t do more to help America survive hope and change,
I won’t need to tune in anymore.
We need a Paul Revere, not a Don Rickles.We need an Andrew Breitbart, not a Walter Mitty.
And Rush, if you have no intention of being nothing but an entertainer at such a critical time, we’ll just move on.
May your chains rest lightly upon you.
Before coming onto FreeRepublic earlier, I mistakenly clicked on Rush's site in my “Favorites” folder. Before clicking out I noticed his statement dated today. My first thought was: “You've got to be kidding me...Rush is caving on this?!?!” Sorry, but if reading his statement/apology caused me sadness and bewilderment; it had the polar opposite effect on liberals. They have to be laughing their asses off at us right now.
Rush did what he always condemns the Republicans of doing: ACCEPTING THE DEMS PREMISE AND GOING ON DEFENSE! How many times have I heard Rush say “nothing is ever won by being on defense.”
You folks who want to make excuses for Rush, you go right ahead. This apology has confirmed to the Dems that they can even beat Rush. I still cannot believed Rush caved!
That is your misguided perception. Nothing I said gives that impression - its all in your warped thinking.
We have a complaint now, and there is always Monday.
@310 - And now we all know the real reason why there is no discussion about the eligibility issue or the ballot challenges.
I admire the desire to stay on the air and keep listeners informed, but where do people draw the line and say...
"Go ahead and drop me. You're the one that is going to lose customers in the end, not me. My listeners will still be here and other companies will buy your ad time."
You @rake me over the coals for basically saying the same thing and now you're saying it too only in a slightly different manner.
Beck refused to stop covering issues he wanted to talk about so he left rather than remain silent and be held captive by the hands of his sponsors.
You're colored hypocrisy.
When are we going to go after Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Keith Olberman? Why do they get off the hook?
Those hacks can’t hold a candle to Rush. Do you think Sarah would even answer the phone if one of them were calling her?? Sarah didn’t mind, She just would not waste her time with such disgusting dunces.
I don’t know if I agree he stepped in it, I want to see how the rest of this plays out first.
If anyone can turn this around, Rush can.
Totally agree with the rest of your post.
Well, the good thing is, the next time there’s an important issue to conservatives, we can rely on Rush to come out and....um.. apologize
if it doesnt ring of obvious sarc, then its going to be read loud and clear by the commies as a surrender, which it is...
now if he had said he used the wrong wording, and the correct term is "whore", then it wouldve been a slapdown...
Rush should apologize to Conservatives on the air. Nah, it’s just easier to CAVE to Liberals.