Skip to comments.Obama joins in assailing Rush Limbaugh slur of student
Posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind
NEW YORK (AP) Stepping into an emerging culture clash over women, President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call Friday to a law student who testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh.
For Obama, it was an emphatic plunge into the latest flare-up on social issues. Democratic officeholders and liberal advocacy have accused Republicans of waging a "war on women" because of GOP stances on contraception and abortion rights, and Limbaugh's tirade on his radio talk show was seen as an escalation.
In addition to her call from the president, the third-year Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, was backed by members of Congress, women's groups, and the administration and faculty at her Roman Catholic university.
Demands for Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their ads from his show rocketed through cyberspace, and at least four companies, Quicken Loans, LegalZoom online legal document service, and bedding retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, bowed to the pressure.
Obama considers Limbaugh's remarks "reprehensible," according to White House spokesman Jay Carney. He said the president called Fluke to "express his disappointment that she has been the subject of inappropriate personal attacks" and to thank her for speaking out on an issue of public policy.
"The fact that our political discourse has become debased in many ways is bad enough," Carney said. "It is worse when it's directed at a private citizen who was simply expressing her views."
Obama reached Fluke by phone as she was waiting to go on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports."
"He's really a very a kind man," Fluke later told The Associated Press.
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And the Greek chorus grows louder and ever more shrill...
and everyone wonders why this country is going down the toilet.
They took our money and our freedom of religion.
Now they’re going to get our freedom of speech and expression.
Another day in Obamaland.....
I would like Free Republic to join me in assailing Obama for destroying our country.
Lol... As long as she gets her BC, she would be happy to oblige.
I thought this woman had turned out to be a 30 year old activist not just a student.
Obama Mocks Joe The Plumber
I am still, along with millions of tea party patriots, are still waiting for our apology by Obama for being called teabaggers, racists, idiots, and every other name under the sun that we have been called for the past few years. Oh and Sarah Palin is still waiting for her apology for being called a murderer by the media. Should we expect these apologies too or is it more likely that pigs will fly first
To be fair to El Rushbo, it's impossible to speak for 15 hours/week on the radio and not have a gaffe or ten.
This one, however, is political platinum for the dark side, and I for one hope that Rush can find a way to back away from the comment. (FWIW, I think the woman is likely a huge liar with the friend-Georgetown-BCP nonsense, but that is beside the issue.)
Doubling down here is what Obama wants. You can just sense it.
Let’s get back on track Obama!
So what’s so bad about being a slut? And such an athletic slut, an Olympic champion! Three times a day, during Contracts, Torts and Civil Procedure.
Considering that Rush has more than 20 million loyal listeners, does Obama really want to take on Rush?
I wonder if Øbozo offered her an internship with the promise of a cigar later on?
This AH has been salivating for a while...too bad he will be disappointed.
“a private citizen who was simply expressing her views.”
BULLCOOKIES!!!! The minute you start testifying before Congress you are NO longer “PRIVATE”!!!!
It’s all about getting women and blqack whipped up by election day so BHO has a chance to win.
I wonder if women know they’re being manipulated?
What a pathetic President.
first of all, this nitwit may be a student, but she is a 30 year old feminist activist who set this whole thing up....that having been said, who the hell cares????Obama keeps proving that he is not ready for prime time and I certainly hope that we will extend him a LOOOOOOOONG vacation come November!!!
Rush is a freaking genius. . .this will be worth at least another ten points in the ratings. If I were him, I would get the White Comedian Paul Shanklin on making a slut paradoy right away.
It’s all about getting women and blacks whipped up by election day so BHO has a chance to win.
I wonder if women know they’re being manipulated?
What a pathetic President. Rush shouldn’t play into their hands.
It’s about the economy and energy....period!
>Another day in Obamaland.....
Brings to mind this:
A fool and his brain cells are soon parted.
“Doubling down here is what Obama wants. You can just sense it.”
Trying to go in for the ‘kill,’ so to speak. 0bama’s been drooling for this for years.
This is what do-ocracy looks like.
Don’t blink, Rush. Don’t blink.
I had forgotten about that disgraceful speech...mocking a plumber and the profession. So like a true elitist who has never worked a real job. Rush ought to play that clip on his show to remind all of those liberals who monitor his program that their hero Zero is guilty of the same stuff he is accusing Limbaugh of doing!
I don’t believe Rush should back any from his comments, because they’re true. When has the the left EVER backed away from their disgusting comments about Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, Clarence Thomas, Joe the Plumber, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, etc., etc., none of which were true?
Rush will find his ratings higher than ever.
As your tag line says, “Never give in.”
I can't imagine what the MSM, Letterman, Maher, Schultz, Maddow, PMSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC and the NYT will be calling me when I'm done pontificating and calling the Democrats on the Committee lying Commie Bastards.
“I don’t believe Rush should back any” should say,
“I don’t believe Rush should back away.” Sigh.
I wish Free Republic had a “revise your post” feature.
Pick your ocracy:
“kakistocracy: the government of a state by the worst citizens
kleptocracy: government by thieves
logocracy: a system of government in which words are the ruling powers
mediocracy: government by the mediocre
mesocracy: government by the middle classes
ochlocracy: government by the populace, mob rule
papyrocracy: government by excessive paperwork
pedantocracy: the rule of pedants
pornocracy: rule by prostitutes
There are 135 words ending -ocracy in the Oxford English Dictionary”
Obama, a public figure is attacking Rush Limbaugh, a true American Patriot who is speaking the truth about Miss Fluke and unmarried women who are sexually active.
They then changed the subject to "contraception". Now it is all about this woman being called a slut when when all she wanted was contraception.
Nobody is talking anymore about freedom of religion. What a huge relief for the dems. Especially after their recent vote to continue the suppression of religious freedom.
Republicans/Conservatives just follow along and let them change the subject.
I don’t think this is working for the Dems. I was just on Huff Post (have to go under occasionally) and a lot of comments were positive for Rush or at least in agreement that we should not be paying for BC. Honestly...people are struggling and the last thing they want to hear is some law student whining about the cost of her birth control. Now that we hear the Obama called her a lot of people are thinking...why doesn’t he call me and see what I am dealing with.
Why should I and my fellow countrymen pay for any ones contraceptives. Especially if it’s for this woman who wants to screw more than a rabbit. Have we gone into the Twilight Zone.
I don’t think Fluke has had a date ever. Look at her! Ugh!
Quite the opposite. Rush is living rent free in their heads.
They spelled this jerk’s name incorrectly. It is not Susan Fluke, but Susan Fuke. What a difference an “l” makes. It tells the truth, and that’s no fluke.
Jay Carney, the Obama third-rate mouthpiece, was unhappy with the portrayal of this “student” (30 years old and the life of Georgetown Law School), so he came to her defense. Still, she wouldn’t give him a quickie.
Sorry, Jay, even loose women have some standards. So you came and went away empty-handed.
Better luck with Helen Thomas. She’s about your speed.
One would think her face would be BC enough.
The American taxpayer is sick of subsidizing the cost birth control pills of the “sluts” that go to Planned Parenthood and all the college “sluts” who go to their Student Health Center for taxpayer subsidized birth control pills.
“slur of student?” Baawwaaahhhh....She slurred herself, BIGTIME....and slurred all women. She is an INSULT to women everywhere. Anyone who says they need $1000/yr contraceptives paid for by others 1) should not be having sex, and risking becoming a (lousy) parent and 2)needs an education in economics and budgeting and 3) is too ignorant to be allowed to vote.
This is why they hired Fluke. They want obama to be the champion for liberal womens rights. He wants womens votes. I believe Fluke was handpicked by obama and pelosi for just this cause.
Keep in mind she is in her 30’s and quite the slut.
The 0bamanationand his minions demand that America give them liberty and give us debt! FUB0!
The timing right after Breitbart’s death. Someone has to pick up the hard edge.
I’m sure one of those Occupy LA meth-heads may prompt her to buy a condom.
I know she’s 30....I’m not convinced she is the “slut” everyone says just based on looking at her, HOWEVER, she is promoting sluttiness...