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.
“Well developed ??? His apology indicates that his moral compass has went off in the wrong direction.”
A moral compass does not guarantee moral perfection.
That said, you insist on placing the most tendentious interpretation on his actions, with no better support than I have for my interpretation.
“Further defending him is like claiming the guy who pleaded guilty really didnt mean it.”
That does happen, you know.
“Rush is the same guy who lectures his audience on how Republicans members of congress should hold on during a shutdown standoff EVEN IF IT MEANS LOSING THEIR NEXT election and seat.”
I don’t believe that. I didn’t hear it, and it is contrary to the things I have heard.
“He does NOT practice what he preaches.”
Yeah, yeah, you don’t like Limbaugh. I get it.
“Rush lives in a glass house and shouldn’t throw those types of stones and he admitted it when he apologized.”
Look who's talking. You do not have the character to discern that calling someone vulgar names and saying she should make sex tapes is inappropriate.
You a good friend of hers, are you?
No, but she did not, and will not, claim that Rush's comments were "appropriate," "based in fact," etc. If she did, she would be on your level.
Some years back a story circulated that made Hanoi Jane Fonda look very bad. When it emerged that the story was false, all of us here immediately undertook never to repeat it againbecause it was not true.
Maybe there are, or were at one time, some conditions under which you would not condone unjust attacks on such people. But in 2012 you use the term "grounded in truth" to try to justify vile comments.
You just acknowledged that it was a joke.
I assume that's the way Rush was thinking, but he realized later it was not "appropriate." If you think you can use that kind of language in real life, and excuse yourself by saying "joke," (not to mention accusing innocent people) you will have real problems.
Once again, slut-joke about virtuous woman, malicious lie. Slut-joke about slut, appropriate.
Says the person who just told me I have no standing to lecture on civility.
Rushs jokes about Fluke are appropriate because they are grounded in truth, not because they are leveled at someone I dislike.
The latter appears to be the case, although you may have some mental condition I do not understand. If you actually knew enough about Fluke, there might be some basis in fact, but I even then I would not agree it was "appropriate" to make vulgar comments on the radio.
No, I dont sound like that at all. I sound like someone who, when he encounters someone who argues like a leftist in favor of leftist positions, hypothesizes that he is dealing with a leftist.
Pure lunacy. And no, you did not just make a "hypothesis." You made that accusation. Don't you have better things to do than make baseless accusations?
“Don’t you have better things to do than make baseless accusations?”
I certainly have better things to do than argue with a woman like you, who lacks either the intelligence or the honesty to acknowledge her errors.
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