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A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!) ^ | 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: x1stcav

>> After over 20 years of religiously listening to him, I don’t know that I’ll tune him in Monday.

Why not?

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Conservatives can be quite a fickle bunch at times.

61 posted on 03/03/2012 2:31:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: hitchwolf

Interesting insight.

Frankly, I think it’s irrelevant. Fluke is an internet meme now. She’s outted to the whole world as a slut, no matter what Rush says. Hope she’s proud!

62 posted on 03/03/2012 2:32:28 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: mass55th

“Trollop” is appropriate as well.

63 posted on 03/03/2012 2:32:39 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
Should anyone really be surprised? Sponsors(cash)were dropping like flies. According to the lib websites I was hitting today they were going to work on stations that carried him next. It was well orchestrated. He has a great private life and like he's said about things in the past...It's all about the money.
64 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:19 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: mountn man
Fluke is a socialist/marxist/communist/fascist/revolutionary/islamic sympathizer PLANT. Mother Pelosi and Father Oboma were her handlers...and Saul Alinsky and his tactics are their god.

We're at war! We MUST keep fighting these slimes until we destroy every last one of them. It will be a 24 hours a day, 7 day a week job....are you up to it? must be IN IT to WIN IT!

65 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:20 PM PST by itssme
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To: TSgt

Very statesmanlike, IMHO.

However, I wish he’d gone further and endorsed the idea that government should financially support our individual rights. In my case, this would mean the government would give me the money to buy that Barrett 50 I want in order to truly access my 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms.

66 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:23 PM PST by Vesparado
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To: hitchwolf

As far as I’m concerned he probably lost 10% of his listening audience. I always felt that he would lead us into the attack. I should’ve taken him at his word that he is simply an entertainer.

67 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:23 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: TSgt

Rush had nothing to apologize for! I’m disappointed that he caved to whatever pressure he felt he was getting. This woman chose to go tell the world of her sexual activities with the expectation that WE should pay for it. Frankly, I can think of a lot worse things that this lovely “person” should be called! Where the he77 was the outrage over letterman (lower case on purpose) calling Palin a slut, or where was the outrage over lewis ck’s disgusting monolouge ; The list goes on and on and on and on.... Liberals can kiss my a$$ is Macy’s department store window! Jesus these people make me sick! Saul Alinsky - ROT IN HELL!!!

By the way, Jay Leno knew exactly what he was doing when he had Bristol Palin on his show and put this PIG on the couch next to her. Jay Leno had to know the kind of stuff CK had been saying about Bristol’s mother - yet he had her on the show any way. Shame on Jay Leno!

68 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:44 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: trisham

He simply stated he chose the wrong word. Haha, what would be a better word choice? Floozie? Whore? Ho? How clever of Rush to offer an apology, but, not an apology.

69 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:57 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rush apologizes. This is big. Meanwhile, Michael Savage doesn’t stop talking about the AB death as being a possible assassination attempt...Savage wins this round.

70 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:57 PM PST by Dansong
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To: TSgt; All

The nitwits at the FNC (FOX Neocon Channel) mentioned this a second ago and ONLY read the part where Rush apologizes to America’s most famous slut.

*SIGH* FOX. Good for a while......then kerplunk!

71 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:22 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: what's up
The left was losing this debate bigtime until he used the word "slut".

The left was never "losing" this debate. The entire issue has been about changing the conversation from things like gas prices to instead putting conservatives on the defensive about social issues like birth control.

Even if the specific issue of forcing church organizations to cover contraception polls well for us, we are still losing the war because we are not talking about the economy, gas prices, debt, etc. Worse, because there really are social conservatives like Santorum who really can't resist weighing in on his belief that contraception in general is bad, the issue continues to become more about whether condoms and birth control pills are morally okay rather than how outrageous it is that the government is now requiring religious institutions to cover them.

We are never, ever going to win this debate. We could if the issue could remain solely on the appropriateness of requiring church organizations to cover contraception - but with so many social conservatives who actually do oppose birth control in principle, the issue will never remain focused on the insurance piece of the debate.

Every day that we are talking about this is contraception nonsense is a giant political loser for the Republican party.

72 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:22 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: TSgt

The pulling of sponsorships worked . . sorry, but the left beats us at that game. Hypocrites and sluts they are, but they are much better street fighters than us. They have the MSM on their side, they’ve duped enough women, minorities, voters, et al that what we say is prejudiced, while they get a free ride for doing MUCH worse.

That’s the reality of today. Rush gets booted from MNF, the NFL ownership, and now losing sponsors. He said no more than what most people think, but the reality is we have to act on a much higher plane, we have to speak better, act better, in short, continue to demonstrate our superior values in all ways, otherwise we lose the battles and eventually the war.

Don’t blame Rush. Blame the assholes who continue to subscribe, read, view, and advertise in the MSM and vote for liberals because their family did or out of racial guilt or trying to be cool. They are the true idiots which allow the Sandra Flukes to be made national heroes even when any parent would be totally ashamed of her.

I know I certainly would. Yeah, she’s a slut alright. But a flyspeck in the ocean compared to the Slut Media and Slut Voters who will sell their souls for a taxpayer dollar.

73 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:27 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: TSgt

Calling a man who rapes a woman a “rapist” is name calling and personally insulting. As well as calling someone who kills someone else in cold blood a “murderer” or someone who steals from someone a “thief”.

Spare the insults, lets be PC.

Rapist = Recreational Sex Addict
Murderer = Uncontrolled Rage Syndrome or Immorally Challenged
Thief = A Liberal or Acting Politician

74 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:34 PM PST by Bellagio
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To: TSgt

The 30 year old activist isn’t a slut- she’s just a whore.

75 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:40 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: TSgt

The apologias on this thread are both embarrassing and indicative.

76 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:44 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks TSgt, additional:

77 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: trisham

That’s a good one too.

78 posted on 03/03/2012 2:35:08 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: TSgt

No matter how ‘activist’ these guys appear to be, once their advertisers begin dropping them, they fold.

$$$ talks.

79 posted on 03/03/2012 2:35:15 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Interesting Times

Fair enough. He could have made his point - which was a valid one - in a less personal way.

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I agree. I think that name-calling is a bad thing, and all it generally does is get people angry and not thinking properly. Rush’s point was valid (who wants to be forced to PAY for other people’s . . . recreation? And also, why on earth would birth control cost $3,000 for 4 years? How much does a pack of condoms cost, anyway? And even b/c pills are super-cheap at Planned Parenthood, their favorite place!). But going straight for personal name-calling was not only rude, but actually damaging to our cause. Rush did not win over one new person by calling names, but he did make a lot of fence-sitters angry. Counter-productive, in the long run.

80 posted on 03/03/2012 2:35:20 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (If you back Newt . . . then SEND HIM MONEY!! "Be Breitbart, Baby!")
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