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Rush: “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke”; Update: Ironic tweet of the day
Hotair ^ | 03/03/2012 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 03/03/2012 8:32:15 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Rush Limbaugh has posted a statement on his website this afternoon, forwarded by his brother David (one of my friends on line), apologizing for calling Sandra Fluke an insulting name while discussing her claims. It’s impossible to retain the context of his apology by excerpting it, so I hope Rush will not mind me posting it in its entirety:

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.

I think Rush did the right thing in apologizing to Fluke. However, let’s keep in mind that it was Fluke who made her sexual activity a matter of national political debate by insisting that the government pass laws and regulations forcing employers and insurers to provide her free contraception, and apparently as much as she and others demand. It’s Republicans who believe that contraception should remain a private affair, and that employers and insurers should be free to decide whether to cover contraception for their employees and customers or not. Democrats used Fluke to demand that those choices be stripped from private enterprises and instead be forced by the executive branch to entirely subsidize contraception.

That is the argument we should be making, as Republicans and conservatives. If you want your sexual choices to remain private, don’t use the government to force other people to subsidize them. Then we won’t have to turn the sex lives of Georgetown law school students into topics for political speculation.

Update: Along those same lines, does Donna Brazile also now oppose the government mandate to force employers and insurers to have a role in the decision to use contraception? She tweeted this message not too long ago (via Keder):

Agree! The government should have no role in contraception, and shouldn’t force employers or insurers to have a role in it, either. Keep it between the woman, her sexual partner, and her doctor. Well said.

Oh, wait, Brazile meant this in support of the mandate? She seems just as badly misinformed on the issue as her media colleagues … or as deliberately obtuse.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: rushapology; rushlimabugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut
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To: Seaplaner

If she personally spent $3000 on contraceptives (the Pill plus condoms — and what ever happened to expecting the guy to pay for his part?) during a two or three year period in law school, she’d have gotten laid often enough to qualify as a slut. She likely did not do so herself (her manner suggests she’s a lesbian, who needs no contraception), but is likely only sympathizing with others who are sluts.

101 posted on 03/03/2012 10:10:05 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: SeekAndFind

Everything is about money in this world today. Everything.

102 posted on 03/03/2012 10:11:54 PM PST by Revel
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I want to agree with you, I really do.

But, no one except those of us Rush (former) fans are going to read his apology. No one is going to parse his words except us, looking for the up-side, and his and our enemies, looking for and gleefully finding his weakness.

They find the weakness, and they exploit it. Rush loses, we lose, and the country we love loses.

The only part of this abject, humiliating apology you will EVER hear again on the MSM is the ass-kissing, tea-bagging part.

Rush today lost untold numbers of long-time listeners, true believers, and loyal conservatives. There is no brilliance, there is no up-side. Churchill said never, never, never give up. Today, so that his check did not drop 5%, Rush gave up.

Go ahead, find the “brilliance”.

103 posted on 03/03/2012 10:12:35 PM PST by LifePath
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To: SeekAndFind
I'd apologize too...
... as soon as I received an apology from every single public figure who ever used the phrase "teabagger".
Until then, slut stands where it is.
104 posted on 03/03/2012 10:13:32 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: SeekAndFind

Andrew Breitbart would not have apologized.

105 posted on 03/03/2012 10:14:34 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: RightLady

Ma’am, it is late. Please read the thread before you sound foolish. Get back to me when you have an informed opinion. I am tired of responding to the ignorant, really tired.

106 posted on 03/03/2012 10:15:19 PM PST by LifePath
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To: ponygirl

“How. Do. You. Do. It? I had to get out of that place. I couldn’t take it anymore.”

freeper GOP Poet’ was like you and she bolted for Sta Barbara. Couldn’t take it too and she resided at the epicenter...West Hollywood/L.A. AKA fag central. Sure, I pass by billboards with fags getting it on and AIDS/HIV billboards on every major intersection.

It actually toughened us up. We rarely let visitors get into our staff area as we have a very large Reagan picture in the “hidden” meeting room..

If our liberals saw it, we would be out of business quickly.

107 posted on 03/03/2012 10:18:28 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: LifePath

“Come to Texas. We like guys like you here.”

We are seriously contemplating it but will wait until after the elections. There is not much movie and media infrastructure in Texas but we have envisioned being one of the first to set up a media division there.

108 posted on 03/03/2012 10:22:53 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
HTN, the focus should be on whether this individual was lying (or even intentionally misleading congress with specious, Clintonian half truths) .

Now, I haven't checked, but I have no idea how anyone could spend $3,000/year on BCPs. I'm not looking any of this up, so corrections invited; however, there surely must be generic BCPs that cost a patient something like a tenth of what Ms. Fluke claims in her ovarian sob saga.

I think that fact checking, and the strict avoidance of name-calling is what's called for, here.


109 posted on 03/03/2012 10:23:23 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
The insult does not matter one way or the other to the Left. As David Horowitz pointed out: the issue is not the issue.

And no mention of Arpaio's report. It's about Rush and the slut.

110 posted on 03/03/2012 10:26:40 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Seaplaner

Someone showed a Wal-mart $4/$10 prescription list. She could get a year’s worth of the Pill in 90-day batches for $40, plus whatever it costs to see the doctor (probably nominal, if through the school’s health service). If condoms accounted for the rest and if she was personally involved, then yes she would have had to be ludicrously slutty.

111 posted on 03/03/2012 10:28:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: donna

Exactly right.

And if the New Yawk Times publishes the headline, the subheads will be:

“Taxpayers and Patriots Hardest Hit”

“Obama Regime Declares National Holiday”

“President Says: Great National Nightmare is Over”

Rush Surrenders: Truer words were never spoken.

112 posted on 03/03/2012 10:28:31 PM PST by LifePath
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To: SeekAndFind; Lazamataz

Hmmm...I wonder if this means I can get gov’t reparations for all the money I spent on drinks for babes during my “dating years”...?

113 posted on 03/03/2012 10:29:45 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: stillonaroll

Rush apologized to not be a distraction for the elections. Was he right to say what he did, yes. Is this girl a slut, well that’s a matter of opinion because to liberals her life style is normal. This goes to show there is selective free speech in America. Liberals can say anything, even wish death upon someone, and it’s considered free speech. Conservatives, on the other hand, can only say certain things or else be accused of hate speech.

114 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:08 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: max americana

I live in the DFW area. Las Colinas (which is midway between Dallas and Ft. Worth) has a film studio. You should get in on the action when they make a movie of Stephen King’s “11-22-63”. I think they will have to make that movie here, where it all happened.

Good luck and good fortune, whatever you do.

115 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:52 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Son-Joshua

She never spoke to her own love life, so that leaves it up to speculation. She is a slut sympathizer, though. That is clear.

116 posted on 03/03/2012 10:34:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: papertyger
The 300 Spartans didn't cave on a weekend when 20 million reserves could be there on Monday.

Best, most pithy statement I've read on this matter.

117 posted on 03/03/2012 10:36:20 PM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: Kit cat
Here's a link to the original

Check out posts 241, 105, 102, 82 for full names, addresses, phone #’s, email and twitter info.

118 posted on 03/03/2012 10:39:35 PM PST by itssme
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To: max americana

Hopefully you eat at The Ivy. Great for lunch

119 posted on 03/03/2012 10:39:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush wisely threw the Dems & Leftist’s Alinsky tactics off track with this.

His mistake was talking about this nobody Dem activist woman for days. The average person had no clue who she was.

She is Anita Hill Ver. 2.0

I tweeted Rush and David Limbaugh to forget her and focus on Obama. This woman will be discarded like Anita Hill was after the Dems have used her up.

120 posted on 03/03/2012 10:43:11 PM PST by sarah palin rocks
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