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.
If Rush mentions Arpaio (in a serious way) ping me!
I he wanted to continue to have a prominent radio show, he probably had no choice, BUT, apologies never work with the left. They won’t stop until they get rid of everyone that speaks out against them. FOX, Hannity, Rush, Beck, Palin... Their goal is stifle free speech, and they are winning, if they haven’t already won.
>>>Disappointing. Shes a slut, and Limbaugh is stooping to her level in making this statement.<<<
I’ve tuned into him nearly every weekday, and gratefully so, since 1988.
We’ve all heard Rush hedge a little in the past, and at times more or less rearrange his phrasing or his stance on one issue or another.
But beyond that he was always the one guy who stood by the hard truth and at times the hard word.
Now he is no different from any other pol or bigmouth who, in the face of pressure, shrugs and says he didn’t mean it.
If he couldn’t take the heat from his sponsors and so on, then he shouldn’t have put himself out there, and us with him.
Rush kneels at the feet of the money god.
Yah, remember when he had the condom on the microphone, or the “caller abortions?”
Time for a break...
Limbaugh caves............the mighty has fallen........
Oh, yes it does! the American people hate the truth and like their own little lies instead.
No, Bill Maher is not more equal than Rush.
Bill Maher is not a nationally respected figure. He is a self-styled comedian whereas Rush is a commentator.
Bill Maher has a smallish but select audience who love his nastiness.
Rush has a broad audience of mostly conservative people.
After thinking it through, he was right to put this to bed (no pun intended) and be through with it. If he’s smart, he’ll not discuss it again.
He was on the cutting edge by bringing this opinion to the fore. He’s now off the hook by his bland apology which also contained his contempt for political correctness.
Steve 86 did YOU CALL RUSH’S advertisers and thank them for supporting Rush??? I WILL BET NOT!!! Rush NEEDS his advertisers to
survive!!!! DO WE BACK HIM OR DO WE CAVE ALSO!!!! WE ARE NO
BETTER IF WE DO NOT SCREAM AT THE ADVERTISERS!!!! WE SIT
HERE AND BETRAY ALL OF OUR ALLIES!!! WE LET THEM WIN!!!!
WE buy their products yet WE sit here SILENT!!!! THIS IS WAR GET UP
AND FIGHT!!! SCREAM AS LOUD AS YOU CAN, IN AS MANY PLACES
AS YOU CAN!!!!!
You don’t get it. This is Rush’s version of going back on “Read my lips....,”
If he had asked for a show of support BEFORE conceding anything it would be different. If he lost after we rallied to his defense it would be different.
But you’re just kidding yourself if you expect troops to just spontaneously fight effectively without organization, direction, and most importantly...LEADERSHIP!
I buy my mattresses at Big Lots. lol
My sentiments exactly!
He could easily charge $10 a month for an internet stream and get at least five million of the 20 million plus to sign up. That's 600 million a year plus all his lawyers can get from anyone who redistributes anything from his stream without whatever price he demands.
Ms fluke must be dating Wilt Chamberlin II.
How does the cost make her a "slut, tart, tramp"? It's not like one needs to take more birth control if they're having more sex; doesn't work like that. Her remarks about the cost make her a liar, sure, but not a slut.
She siad $3000 during law school. I imagine that is based on a monthly cost, which is how contraceptives are typically purchased, not a “per act” cost.
It just seems that by shifting the argument away from actual facts and venturing into name-calling, there is no way to have an honest debate about the issue. Kind of counterproductive, don’t you think?
Interesting - abcnews.com lead in story with picture - beats tornados, msnbc.com top of bar story equal to tornados, cbsnews.com top of bar story equal to tornados, CNN - just lead story in Latest News.... what’s wrong with CNN? /s
Yes. Schultz apologized wrt Laura Ingraham. I remember seeing it.
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