He removed himself from the debate, while keeping his position on the issue intact.
The left was losing this debate bigtime until he used the word "slut".
Now let's go back to them losing again.
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.
If Rush can’t stand, who can?
The left was losing this debate bigtime until he used the word “slut”.
Now let's go back to them losing again”
Agree. The left wants to keep the focus on Fluke. Also, if I remember, Shultz did apologize for calling Ingraham a slut.
The bigger issue isn't Fluke but whether the government can force religious institutions, or anybody, to sell what it demands
Rush did the wrong thing.
Once you admit you are in error the left smell that drop of blood and then the shark feeding frenzy REALLY begins. Now they can claim they made him apologize, ‘ We got him. Now we know what he`s like. He`s wrong, admitted it, will always be wrong. Time for him to go or we boycott and pressure advertisers ...etc,etc, ad infinitum. ‘
NEVER admit you`re wrong to the radical left.