Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh Unrepentant for Calling Pro-Contraception Student Sandra Fluke a 'Slut'
Posted on 03/02/2012 11:01:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has come under fire after calling a female student who testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception coverage a "prostitute" and a "slut" on his show, but the radio host remains unapologetic for his derogatory comments.
Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, first came into the national spotlight when Rep. Darrell Issa refused to allow her testimony during a Feb. 16 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the contraception mandate included in President Obama's controversial Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Issa contended that Fluke's testimony was irrelevant, "as the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the administration's actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience."
Fluke was later allowed to testify at a separate Thursday, Feb. 23 hearing on the mandate, during which she advocated for contraception coverage and related the story of a classmate who lost an ovary due to a disease that could have been prevented by birth control medication.
After Fluke's testimony, Limbaugh lambasted the student on his radio show following the hearing.
"What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her?" Limbaugh said. "It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex."
Fluke has since called Limbaugh's comments "inappropriate" and "outside the bounds of civil discourse."
Members of Congress have also taken issue with Limbaugh's depiction of Fluke.
Seventy-five Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner asking him to condemn Limbaugh and his comments.
"Mr. Limbaugh is as free as any American to speak his mind about the political and social issues of our time," wrote Rep. Louise Slaughter. "But using his radio show as a means for blatantly insulting a hard-working American with obscene and indecent language because he disagrees with her personal choices is an abuse of the public airwaves."
Former Republican senatorial candidate and prominent businesswoman Carly Fiorina also commented on the issue, calling Limbaugh's comments "insulting."
Limbaugh, however, decided to double down on his comments on his Thursday show this week.
"Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here's the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I'll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch," said Limbaugh.
"I called it what it is," Limbaugh added. "And, bam, boy, you nail these people with the truth! So I'm offering a compromise today. I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want."
One of Limbaugh's sponsors, Sleep Train mattress stores, has decided to no longer advertise with the radio host because of the controversy.
"We are pulling our ads with Rush Limbaugh and appreciate the community's feedback," the company tweeted early Friday morning.
Times really have changed. When the whole 7th fleet sailed through your bedroom in the past, the slut would ensure the sailor provided contraceptives, not the taxpayer.
They need to come out, and instead of cowtowing to the issue,
call them on it.
This is a manufactured issue. No one is trying to limit anyone’s access to birth control, and the left, and the democrats are trying to gin up some issue as a distraction from their disastrous policies that have led to and continue this economic recession.
The MSM complex is playing semantics.
It's their playing field. Rush just lobbed them a softball.
The problem is that the conservative line "Well, she is a slut!" isn't going to play well with any neutral observer.
I got so wrapped up in my disgust that I didnt finish my initial point. I mentioned to the aide I talked to in each office that it makes me sick that the democrats are using this slut as an example for virtuous young womanhood. They became offended at my language, so I apologized and asked for a substitute descriptive word. They didnt offer one, so I offered that in my church we call a woman like Ms. Fluke a fornicator, would that be better???
We need a federal mandate limiting Rush Limbaugh’s freedom of speech or America is doomed!
She is a 30 year old professional leftwing agitator who only joined Georgetown to force it to change its policy
“Fluke was later allowed to testify at a separate Thursday, Feb. 23 hearing on the mandate, during which she advocated for contraception coverage and related the story of a classmate who lost an ovary due to a disease that could have been prevented by birth control medication.
After Fluke’s testimony, Limbaugh lambasted the student on his radio show following the hearing.
“What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her?” Limbaugh said. “It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.” “
Notice the lack of continuity. The missing part about how much it costs for her to have sex. It is so sad that even a so called Christian news source omits the facts and tries to brain wash its audience.
And are the one who isn’t right while missing the point. Did he expect you to pay for his love life?
This is the exact same goal as the homosexual marriage jihadists. Once it is a Constitutional right for homosexuals to marry, they will seek out Bible believing Christian churches to demand that they perform their weddings. If refused, the church is gone <*poof*> just like what they are attempting to do with the Catholic Church. If they succeed now, it will not be long before all references to homosexuality, or any immoral sexual behavior, be expunged from the Bible and Torah, and mentioning immorality in a condescending tone will be met with prison time.
Still don’t see why a rug muncher needs contraception. If she’s getting any, it’d be of the latex variety.
The first clue that you are being deceived in this article is that Rush is quoted. And the Girl is not. If they quoted what the girl said then it would totally change things. People might actually see what Rush was talking about. And I am not Rush fan, but I recognize that the media deception is key to what is destroying this country.
I wonder if this is the purpose of starting his Tea company? Is he keeping that as a back-stop to buy ads on squeamish radio stations...reassure weak-kneed “Herb’s” at WKRP’s when someone pulls ads, Rush will temporarily cover the ad guy at the stations with commercials until these type kerflufles blow over?
Shill Maher calling Palin a twat elevated him to brave hero status...
I don’t recall outrage from the stupid left. I think it was glee.
Why yes. Yes it was!
Maybe not this one. But what if one of the big national unions or such put him in their sights?
It is his biggest vulnerability. And Alinskyites will use any means.
I am a huge fan of Limbaugh; listen every day. But what he said was dumb. It was unforced and not needed. And once again it distracts from the economy. Which is exactly what Obama and the media want.
The entitlement class are mostly sluts,bums, and otherwise, useless dummies.
Its about the “freebies”,stupid.
To them we are the suckers and the dupes who allow it.
Is that an Old Navy ad?
If we are going to pay for her plentiful and expensive sex, we should at least get the slut sex tapes for our money. Disgusting. Liberals are disgusting.
I won't buy it, or any other bottled Tea. I want mine Fressh brewed.
Exactly. If Fluke is going to open her mouth and spew lies she wants people to believe, she better be prepared to back it up with facts. I actually feel sorry for her. She is from this day forward - for the rest of her life - to be only known as a slut, not because anyone else said it, but because she admitted it to the whole world!
There would probably be even less sleeping around if there were no contraceptives in the first place.
I think this would be a great time for churches to start a tradition of holding backyard meetings and ‘house church’ meetings. I also support the idea of creating unregistered churches so the idea of losing your ‘tax exemption’ won’t be scary at all.
Why should we as the American public pay for her and the other 40% of women law students to have so much sex that she can’t aford her birth control.
Tell her to grow up and be responsible for herself.
I wonder if she is a Catholic and committing mortal sins?
interesting idea though
What this means is that Fluke testified that her friend DID have a policy that covered this problem.
So, her beef was that if we don't cover students who are already covered then they'll be what???? Out double coverage?
Rush was obviously having fun with this, and in a certain satirical way, my paying for Fluke's birth control IS my paying for Fluke to have sex.
The real bottom line, though, is that Georgetown University is part of the Catholic Church. Religious Bodies have had schools for something like thousands of years, so this is no real surprise. For the most part, they have always been among the best educational institutions, and that is true of Georgetown U. Therefore, lots of students want to gain admission.
What is a surprise is that some apparently bright law student going there didn't realize that the religious institution had religious beliefs.
And that they actually mean to follow them.
If she doesn't like it, then she can transfer.
These so-called liberal women today are utterly ridiculous. I liked the one caller on Rush today who told how SHE paid her OWN way through college, and if she needed things like birth control, she was obviously smart enough and independent enough to figure out how to get it and pay for it herself — traits which would define TRUE feminism.
Not these gals — they seem to now want to have what they want, but be dependent on everyone to have it.
Which is it? My Lord, They are setting women BACK!!!!!
To me both word choices are understatement.
It is a poor quality of manufacturing as well, but public relations i.e. the MSM say it fine so the public consumes in mass quantities.
Rush in right in principle, but the public has been conditioned to think ill of him, so they cannot accept hearing the truth from him. They form perceptions that have been pre-designed for them.
Boy did I goof, spelled Fresh..Fressh. bad on me.
Anyway, I want fresh brewed steeped tea. But more of the young folks don't know what that is, so sad.
Everything for them has to come from a bottle at some convenience store.
Ignore me, I'm OLD and cranky.
Sometimes ya just got to call a spade a spade.
Yes, but this particular women went to Georgetown with this agenda. She is not a normal person but an activist agitator
Catholics ethics and Sex Addicts. (I don't mean to say they are the same thing). Their only talking points on the REAL ISSUES.
Isn't working. lol
Ms. Fluke used a matress????
I disagree. I also listen to Rush. Not every day and sometimes I have to walk over and turn him OFF!~
However I think on this issue he has raised a great point. I told John Boehner’s rep today that it is about time that Washington officials stop pussy footing around and start condemning this garbage.
ANY one who is brazen enough to stand before congress and ask for public assistance in the amount of $3000 a year for CONDUMS deserves being ridiculed!
A 10 year old would understand that!
I actually had fluke at a restaurant in New York Tuesday night...
She’s only had sex twice. Once with the football team and once with the marching band.
Jimmy Fallon Embarrassed Michele Bachmann Scandal
Could be! One never knows what goes on in some people’s minds. But could Rush’s company afford to buy the needed ad volume to accomplish that goal?
Do you boil your water for tea for a LONG time? Someone I knew once in the Dominican Republic claimed that she had to boil the water long enough to drive all the oxygen out of it so it would make a proper cup of tea. I’ve never heard anyone else claim that.
You go, Rush.....
“Former Republican senatorial candidate and prominent businesswoman Carly Fiorina also commented on the issue, calling Limbaugh’s comments “insulting.”
Another RINO idiot commenting on an issue they know nothing about. I’m sure she listens to Rush everyday to know the context of the remarks.
unapologetic for his derogatory comments.
What is derogatory about the comments? the truth is She is a SLUT.
sent an email... i wonder if others will.
make the partners pay... and double wrap it just in case.
I love Rush, but geez... a poor choice of words.
At the same time, the predictable Democrat reaction, calling this a “GOP War on Women,” is almost as absurd.