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A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 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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1 posted on 03/03/2012 2:15:14 PM PST by TSgt
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To: TSgt

Well, that’s that.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 2:16:22 PM PST by fhayek
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To: TSgt

WTH?


3 posted on 03/03/2012 2:16:26 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: TSgt

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/03/a_statement_from_rush

The Alinksy tactic WORKED. On ElRushbo.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 2:17:33 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Dallas59

I guess his $pon$ors were dropping him like flies so he panicked.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 2:17:33 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: TSgt

The truth never needs an apology.


6 posted on 03/03/2012 2:17:47 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: TSgt

We are so ****ed in this country. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(


7 posted on 03/03/2012 2:17:48 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: TSgt

I’m sorry Ms. Fluke...that you’re a slut.


8 posted on 03/03/2012 2:18:12 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: TSgt

Disappointing.

She’s a slut, and Limbaugh is stooping to her level in making this statement.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 2:18:27 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: TSgt

Well - when no one fights back against this stuff..........


10 posted on 03/03/2012 2:18:50 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

Don’t freak out. Read it s-l-o-w-l-y.

True Rush Style... ;)


11 posted on 03/03/2012 2:19:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: TSgt

sigh


12 posted on 03/03/2012 2:19:19 PM PST by wolf24
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To: TSgt

Might just serve to spur his enemies on to a more intense and energized attack. Watch that a retreat doesn’t become a rout.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 2:19:39 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: TSgt

All evil needs to prevail is for good men to do nothing.

We sat on our asses and did nothing.

No wonder the left is winning. :(


14 posted on 03/03/2012 2:19:56 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: TSgt

He did good.

Here’s an excellent analogy by O’Reilly — that’s the way it should have been handled!

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/index.html#/v/1485821788001/do-you-want-to-pay-for-other-peoples-activities/?playlist_id=86923


15 posted on 03/03/2012 2:20:41 PM PST by parisa
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To: Brad's Gramma

True - and they will Alinsky the apology regardless.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 2:20:47 PM PST by wolf24
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To: TSgt

When are we going to go after Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Keith Olberman? Why do they get off the hook?


17 posted on 03/03/2012 2:20:49 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: TSgt
Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?

You mean, like, Midnight Basketball?

18 posted on 03/03/2012 2:21:07 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: TSgt

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


19 posted on 03/03/2012 2:21:07 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: TSgt
Rush did the right thing here.

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.

20 posted on 03/03/2012 2:22:01 PM PST by what's up
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To: wolf24

Of course they will.


21 posted on 03/03/2012 2:22:06 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: TSgt

What worked was not that Rush wasn’t right. What worked was that our candidates were being forced by the media to either agree this woman was a slut or deny Rush.

It was absurd and that is what Rush does is use the absurd to make a point.


22 posted on 03/03/2012 2:22:16 PM PST by dforest
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To: TSgt
It is reported that she uses the word, herself.

Her Mission is accomplished.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 2:22:27 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TSgt

If that is Rush’s position on this, that’s cool. I will continue to refer to her as a slut though. I find it hilarious and fitting.


24 posted on 03/03/2012 2:22:27 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TSgt

I can understand an apology to put an end to the whole stupid incident, but if you’ve got an unmarried woman who needs $1,000 worth of birth control a year over a three year period, I’d think any number of terms would apply: slut, tart, tramp - take your pick.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 2:22:45 PM PST by Stosh
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To: TSgt

Rush doesn’t have to keep the ‘dumb slut’ demographic...

But advertisers strongly prefer he did.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 2:22:53 PM PST by mrsmith (So... how's the Tea Party nominee for your House seat doing?)
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To: TSgt

Now, watch a number of his former sponsors do an about face and advertise on his show next week. Boy, the libs will be in melt-down mode big time!!


27 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:03 PM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: what's up

bttt


28 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:15 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TSgt; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; pieces of time; ..
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:15 PM PST by narses
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To: Tzimisce
We sat on our asses and did nothing.

Oh, come on, you spent several hours on FR discussing it.

30 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:20 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: TSgt

31 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:34 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: TSgt

Unbelieveable.

This is why the left wins....THEY don’t back down.


32 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:34 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: TSgt

Shouldn’t have backed down...


33 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:42 PM PST by null and void (Day 1137 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: TSgt; Keith in Iowa
I just posted this to a fellow FReeper (& adminmod) who broke the news on another thread:

- - - - - -

If that's for real, it needs posted to Breaking.

If true, it confirms my previously lukewarm opinion of RL.

He had it right the first time .. and info since unearthed only magnifies her fraud .. and he's chosen to puss out for the sake of a few gutless advertisers.

<sigh>

34 posted on 03/03/2012 2:23:57 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: TSgt

Wonder if his wife made him do this.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 2:24:22 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: TSgt

Just WOW!

Looks like Rush really has jumped the shark after all.


36 posted on 03/03/2012 2:24:30 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: TSgt

Next time go with “Floosie”.

That is all.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 2:25:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TSgt

It’s Rush’s call, and I support it.

I will still, however, have nothing to do with the sponsors who ran and hid.


38 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:07 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: TSgt

03 Mar 2012...the day EIB died.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:16 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Ron C.; kristinn; maggief; STARWISE; LucyT; hoosiermama

One more reason to miss Andrew.


40 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:24 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TSgt
pros·ti·tute/ˈprästəˌt(y)o͞ot/ Noun: A person, typically a woman, who engages in sex for payment.
Verb: Offer (someone, typically a woman) for sex for payment: "she never prostituted herself". Synonyms: strumpet - harlot - streetwalker - trollop - moll - drab aka, a Fluke.
41 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:35 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I read and re-read it 4x. All I find is an *apology* for not calling Sandy Puke what she is... what am I missing?


42 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:41 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: TSgt

“A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)”
*********************

Whadjaspect!?

Another pseudo-con goes bellyup....

The cavalry ain’t comin’, lads...
Inside job er nuthin!

Dick G
aka: Gunny G*****
Semper Watching!


43 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:41 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: TSgt

They were never offended, Rush. It was all fake outrage.


44 posted on 03/03/2012 2:26:57 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TMA62
Now, watch a number of his former sponsors do an about face and advertise on his show next week.

I hope he tells them to go to hell if they try it.

45 posted on 03/03/2012 2:27:15 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Tzimisce

When are we going to go after Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Keith Olberman? Why do they get off the hook?

Exactly what I was wondering. I thought the statement should have included a demand for an apology for all the hateful words about Sarah, Andrew, Tea Party supporters......


46 posted on 03/03/2012 2:27:23 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: TSgt

An apology was neither necessary nor appropriate. God bestowed upon us the gift of sex in order that we might multiply. God is cheated and His will is defiled by the use of contraceptives. Having sex divorced from the possibility of procreation is like spitting in the face of God. Rush is wrong to apologize and by doing so he is tacitly endorsing slutty behaviors.


47 posted on 03/03/2012 2:27:41 PM PST by Tau Food
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To: TSgt

Rush may be apologizing, but I do not.

A slut is a slut.


48 posted on 03/03/2012 2:27:58 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: TSgt

The Republican party is holding his feet to the fire. Expect a clarification on Monday.


49 posted on 03/03/2012 2:28:12 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: Yardstick
Wonder if his wife made him do this.

That was my first thought...

50 posted on 03/03/2012 2:28:22 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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