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A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinsky; apology; birthcontrol; commentary; condoms; dsj; election2012; fluke; freecondoms; lesbian; lesbianagenda; limbaugh; nonapology; rush; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut
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To: Las Vegas Ron
We have a complaint now, and there is always Monday.

No, we don't.

Rush conceded that by apologizing.

551 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:09 PM PST by papertyger
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To: TSgt

For a man who claims to know liberals like “every square inch of [his] glorious naked body” he sure blew it here. Good grief, my skin crawled when I read his apology (read: cave).

I was just speaking with a friend at work about how great Rush’s take on this slut was. I was eagerly anticipating Mondays show. Not any more. I don’t think i have the stomach to listen to Rush try and tap dance his way around his CAVE!


552 posted on 03/03/2012 6:23:04 PM PST by Artcore
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To: fhayek

All of you tut-tutting hens who want to sit around and cluck about how spineless is Rush ... I wonder how many of you will write to the CEO of the following former Rush sponsors and assure the managers of the respective companies that you will never buy one of their products again, including one whose products are popular this time of year, and that furthermore you will endeavor to convince your friends to cease buying their products, in perpetuity, to wit:

Quicken
Sleep Number
LegalZoom
Sleep Train (West Coast)

No doubt I’ll hear two sounds from the vast majority of the whiners: crickets and more clucking — but miracles have happened before. Just ask Jesus.

-George


553 posted on 03/03/2012 6:24:49 PM PST by Calif Conservative (rwr and gwb backer)
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Sandra Is no Fluke
Amid all the terrible things Rush Limbaugh was saying about reproductive justice and impoverished law school students who have to shell out of pocket for their condoms I remembered that Sandra the Fluke was a former president of the Georgetown Law Center for Reproductive Justice. Perusing the web site of the parent organization ( lsrj.org) I was surprised to see that while they maybe fresh out of money for condoms they could still offer paid fellowships.

In was not a Fluke that Sandra was chosen by the Democrats to testify. She is not, as the Democrats would have us believe, a typical college or law school student. She is first of all a hypocrite and secondly she was probably the only spokesperson they could come up with who was only covertly connected to NARAL and Planned Parenthood. She deserves all the grief she gets.
http://teapartyatperrysburg.blogspot.com/2012/03/rush-sandra-fluke-and-reproductive.html


554 posted on 03/03/2012 6:26:33 PM PST by anglian
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To: Artcore
I don’t think i have the stomach to listen to Rush try and tap dance his way around his CAVE!

Unless he can document how his "apology" was a ruse to help Jack Baur foil nucular (sic) terrorism, I have no more use for him.

555 posted on 03/03/2012 6:28:16 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Kit cat

Actually, the generic mattresses at Big Lots aren’t that bad. lol


556 posted on 03/03/2012 6:29:00 PM PST by steve86 (I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and am exercising the privileges thereof.)
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To: Calif Conservative

You don’t get it. It’s too late.

You can’t bitch at them for dropping Rush when he’s already admitted he shouldn’t have said what he said!


557 posted on 03/03/2012 6:31:38 PM PST by papertyger
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To: TSgt

He apologized for the word choices, but did not say that she was NOT a “slut.” He gave a dem apology ie “I’m sorry if I offended Ms. Fluke.” He’s sorry he didn’t use a better word, like maybe Ms. Twobit.


558 posted on 03/03/2012 6:32:09 PM PST by madison10
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To: philman_36

“The radio business is a veritable cash cow and you don’t kill the cow, you milk it.”

It’s a shame that the conservatives are compelled to make a
profit to get it’s word out but liberals are subsidized.


559 posted on 03/03/2012 6:32:24 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Calif Conservative
LegalZoom

Since one of the founders of that company is Robert Shaprio, part of the O.J. Simpson legal defense "Dream Team", I've always avoided their service.

560 posted on 03/03/2012 6:32:47 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: papertyger
“Unless he can document how his “apology” was a ruse to help Jack Baur foil nucular (sic) terrorism, I have no more use for him.”
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He had to know how this apology (read: cave) was going to come across. He showed weakness, and accepted the Dems premise by going on defense! He always condemns the Republicans in Congress for this!

The Left must be hysterical tonight...they know they have the power to even make Rush cave! This is sad and disgusting beyond what I'm capable of expressing.

561 posted on 03/03/2012 6:33:16 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore

I completely agree.

This was not a “ mistake.”

This was betrayal.


562 posted on 03/03/2012 6:36:28 PM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger
Rush conceded that by apologizing.

I'm willing to see how this plays out and give him the benefit of the doubt.

I wonder if this has anything to do with the bomb threat at his home on Thursday?

If Rush truly did cave on this, I wonder what it took?

Something tells me it was more than just a few advertisers pulling out.

563 posted on 03/03/2012 6:38:20 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: All
I just toured around some of the lib sites. It's full steam ahead on contacting the rest of his sponsors. Carbonite being the latest to drop him. They are also targeting the radio stations. Petitions are up and running. They are calling for this woman to take him to court, she will have plenty of money behind her....*sigh*.
564 posted on 03/03/2012 6:40:03 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: apillar
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I thought the same thing ... that Rush was deliberately placing himnself in enemy fire to keep the GOP candidates safe ...


However, I since changed that idea to a simple "Rush Limbaugh is a gutless coward" ...

I predict his ratings will nose dive ... and he knew THIS in advance ...



So why did he do it in the first place ?

Protect Willard and Little Ricky from fragging themselves in public ...



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565 posted on 03/03/2012 6:40:12 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: House Atreides
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Henry V -- St. Crispin's Day Speech - (click)



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566 posted on 03/03/2012 6:42:30 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: papertyger

“I completely agree.

This was not a “ mistake.”

This was betrayal.”
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As another poster noted (paraphrasing): We can no longer condemn the advertisers who decided not to advertise on his show, since rush himself admitted he was wrong on what he said! Basically, El Rushbo’s apology (read: cave) confirmed that his sponsors were correct in leaving him, while at the same time making those who wrote letters of condemnation to these sponsors look like abject fools!

Thanks Rush...for nothing!


567 posted on 03/03/2012 6:44:06 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Patton@Bastogne
However, I since changed that idea to a simple "Rush Limbaugh is a gutless coward" ...

I predict his ratings will nose dive ... and he knew THIS in advance ...


Poor tard. Not Rush, you.
568 posted on 03/03/2012 6:44:06 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Calif Conservative

How can I boycott products I don’t use?


569 posted on 03/03/2012 6:44:29 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: re_nortex
We're all trying to make an honest buck and Rush Limbaugh has certainly excelled in that regard.

Plus, he's created a number of jobs with his wealth.

Remember the line of men's ties that Rush marketed about 15 years ago? I bought a couple because they were different not because I needed two more ties.

At that time our parish priest was a democrat. He and I could trade remarks about politics without getting into a shouting match. Rush's name came up a time or two.

Of course when Rush put his ties on the market I had to buy a couple because they were distinctive to say the least. I don't recall the year, but it was shortly before Christmas when I purchased them.

It came time to dress for midnight mass on Christmas Eve. There was no question about it I would wear one of Rush's ties. I picked the tie that carried the name Stained Glass, it was the more conservative of the two.

I walked in the door of the church with my overcoat open so the tie could be seen. Father spotted it and recognized it within the blink of eye. The look on his face....priceless !

Before Mass I had the chance to look around and what do I see? Four other men wearing Rush's ties. That added to the joy of that particular Christmas.

Father retired years ago, but I still wear Stained Glass by Rush to midnight mass on Christmas Eve without fail. It has become a tradition with me.

The moral of my story is that Rush created jobs when he came out of with his line of men's ties. Capitalists do that sort of thing quite well.

570 posted on 03/03/2012 6:45:46 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: caper gal 1
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.

Good one. This episode has certainly developed into a shibboleth to cut the Rush haters, both those of the left and (supposedly) the right, from the herd.
571 posted on 03/03/2012 6:47:08 PM PST by aruanan
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To: re_nortex
LegalZoom Since one of the founders of that company is Robert Shaprio, part of the O.J. Simpson legal defense "Dream Team", I've always avoided their service.

I would like to see Robert Shapiro in a commercial stating "To more accurately reflect our new business direction LegalZoom is now "LegalCrashandBurn".

572 posted on 03/03/2012 6:47:37 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
'm willing to see how this plays out and give him the benefit of the doubt.

I understand. But there IS no doubt. You just haven't got there yet.

No one would be happier than me to be wrong. But when it walks, talks, and swims like a duck...it's a GD duck regardless of it's past history.

573 posted on 03/03/2012 6:47:45 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Artcore
Sorry, but Rush did what he always chastises the Republicans of doing: Accepting the Liberal premise and going on defense. He can spin this any way he wants on Monday; he accepted the Dems premise and he caved!

No, he didn't. And I see your analysis of this is as thoroughly defective as your analysis on most everything else.
574 posted on 03/03/2012 6:48:56 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Mr Rogers

You don’t take birth control pills every time you have sex, but rather they are taken everyday.


575 posted on 03/03/2012 6:49:05 PM PST by turn_to
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To: TSgt

Limbaugh is a SLUT for money.


576 posted on 03/03/2012 6:50:21 PM PST by steve86 (I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and am exercising the privileges thereof.)
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To: exit82
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I think that was the "best" post I've read about this dismal situation ...

Just great ...

Fortunately, Rush already knows the truth of your words ... simply because they are "truth" ...

Rush KNOWS that he is now "owned" ... does he get up and FIGHT for his freedom ?

Film at Eleven ...



P.S. We are "already" fighting the Second American Civil War ... this phase is purely economic ... with media frenzy propaganda thrown in ...



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577 posted on 03/03/2012 6:50:51 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: ladyvet
“I just toured around some of the lib sites. It's full steam ahead on contacting the rest of his sponsors. Carbonite being the latest to drop him. They are also targeting the radio stations. Petitions are up and running. They are calling for this woman to take him to court, she will have plenty of money behind her....*sigh*.”
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El Rushbo accepted the Dems premise and caved. The Left now taste blood and will not stop.

This was a supremely stupid move by Rush! It had the following consequences:

1) Emboldened the Dems even more
2) Made the work of other talk radio hosts that much harder
3) Alienated a good portion of his listening audience.

It is laughable watching some here make excuses for Rush. Actually, it's downright sad.

578 posted on 03/03/2012 6:52:13 PM PST by Artcore
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To: robrose68
Why do you think it is appropriate to sink to name-calling instead of dealing with the debate with a more fact-based approach?

She's bragging about her sin while at the same time trying to self-righteously demand that *we* pay for it.

The problem is, if anyone other than her should pay for her contraception, it would be whoever is banging her that night. WE aren't the ones who might get her pregnant.

In fact, one could argue that by paying for her contraception, we are gaining an easement.

Cheers!

579 posted on 03/03/2012 6:53:17 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Yaelle

“Sorry to swear. I’m upset.”

I know what you mean.


580 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:14 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; papertyger

“Up yours noob.

Back at ya tiger”

I’ve had enough, both of you, to your rooms and no dinner or
do you want me to get my shillelagh. 1...2...... don’t make
me say three.....


581 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:48 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Tzimisce

————When are we going to go after Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Keith Olberman? Why do they get off the hook?———

Didn’t Maher call Sarah the “c” word? This gets more sickening, the more you think about it.

Say what you will about Beck. He started his own network to avoid this problem. That was an extremely gutsy move, made so he could freely pursue the truth.


582 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:53 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: PalmettoMason
Did you point out that the only person who should pay for her birth control (if it is not her) is the person who is banging her that night?

I mean, it's not like *Rush* is about to get her pregnant.

Cheers!

583 posted on 03/03/2012 6:56:20 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TSgt

Am I late?!?

584 posted on 03/03/2012 6:56:34 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: aruanan
Rush apologized; hence, he accepted the dems premise!

Go to his audio archives and pull up the countless monologues where El Rushbo chastised Republicans for doing this very thing. Sounds like you don't listen to Rush regularly? If you did, you'd know what I'm saying is correct.

585 posted on 03/03/2012 6:56:52 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Slambat

Sorry....(sniff ;)


586 posted on 03/03/2012 6:57:13 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Artcore
This was a supremely stupid move by Rush!

Yep, Rush folded a winning hand.
Rush should have untied the other half of his brain before he made this decision.

587 posted on 03/03/2012 6:57:30 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Kit cat
We HAVE TO LEARN TO FIGHT BACK!!!

I most certainly agree with your spirited call to actual doing something. As proof of this, we have become aware of the snide little half men such as Maher. The thing is that the more they can get away with, the bolder they are.

An example so far is the courage of Mark Steyn. He is still standing. Once the tide of decent right thinking application of the First Amendment To The Constitution takes place, they will back off.

Oh boy, after getting hit with old man winter and finally getting out of the driveway, I wax eloquent!

588 posted on 03/03/2012 6:57:56 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Caipirabob

I think it’s fine he apologized. It’s out there now and can be debated for what it is. Rush did his thing, got LOADS of free publicity and can move on with no shame.


589 posted on 03/03/2012 6:58:46 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: re_nortex
The truth never needs an apology.

On what basis do you say that it's "the truth" that Ms. Fluke is a "slut"? She could be in a long-term relationship with one man and her monthly birth-control pill expenses would be the same as if she were promiscuous.

590 posted on 03/03/2012 6:59:22 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: aruanan
LOL.
To answer your questions, no I have never wasted my time trying to emulate “the denizens of the DU” and yes I am a just another dumb-ass product of poor folk public education with simpleton far right wing values that could never understand the platitudes of such intellectuals as yourself and the the folks on our side that feel the need to issue a thinly veiled apology to satisfy some while appearing oh so clever to others. IMHO, personal insults aside, Rush would have been more effective to stay with his initial statements which were both honest and accurate. Sorry to raise your ire, I was just exercising my dopey public educated opinion.....didn't mean to offend you to the point where you felt the need to personally insult a fellow Conservative.
591 posted on 03/03/2012 7:02:54 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: Caipirabob

“I think it’s fine he apologized. It’s out there now and can be debated for what it is. Rush did his thing, got LOADS of free publicity and can move on with no shame.”
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Um sure...whatever you say.


592 posted on 03/03/2012 7:03:59 PM PST by Artcore
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To: exit82

“We need a Paul Revere, not a Don Rickles.We need an Andrew Breitbart, not a Walter Mitty.”

I am so impressed with your post and agree with it heartily. I hope you don’t mind, but I have copied and pasted it and forwarded it to friends. I did take off your individual identity and just said it was a post from a fellow Freeper.

Where are the Thomas Paine’s and Patrick Henry’s of our day?


593 posted on 03/03/2012 7:04:08 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (KEEP YOUR LEGISLATORS ON SPEED DIAL AND TELL THEM TO GROW SOME)
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To: TSgt

He did the right thing.

It takes guts and maturity to issue a public apology when one has crossed a line, which he did by using a term that is extremely offensive to any woman.

Rush went up in my estimation with this statement.


594 posted on 03/03/2012 7:04:47 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: jwalsh07

“Rush will get support from me because I won’t buy a damn thing from any sponsor who dropped him”

That would be the best thing to do.


595 posted on 03/03/2012 7:06:26 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: jimboster

“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”

Yep, that about sums it up.


596 posted on 03/03/2012 7:08:30 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: FreeReign; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Impy
RE :”Rush's business is political commentating. He does it in an entertaining way.
It's the left that minimizes Rush's political commentary by calling him an “entertainer”.
Now you do it. “

I have done it for a while now,
If you did your own research instead of counting on what Rush tells you you would know that Dems do not call Rush an entertainer, They call him the leader of the Republican party.

Now why don't you go back to the ' bubble' and listen to Rush's past skits lecturing on how to NEVER give in to pressure from the left, just like he just did now.

597 posted on 03/03/2012 7:11:00 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Not a slut. She just wants someone else to pay for her unmarried sex-capades.


598 posted on 03/03/2012 7:11:22 PM PST by anglian
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To: 07Jack

Unfortunately, Rush has robbed us of the opportunity to FINALLY fight the left on their own terms.

Had he hung tough, and appealed to his audience to “balance the scales” we would have been able to communicate to his affiliates just how valuable we find their support in a polarized market and political enviroment that is ever more intrusive and wants to drive their costs ever upward.


599 posted on 03/03/2012 7:11:51 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Gene Eric
No I don't. Your point is well taken and I sincerely hope I am wrong and see the light on this. Regardless, we're all in this cause together and I appreciate your civility in making your point.
600 posted on 03/03/2012 7:13:41 PM PST by 07Jack
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