Skip to comments.Gingrich: Limbaugh right to apologize for remarks (AP headline)
Posted on 03/04/2012 6:25:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says Rush Limbaugh was wrong to call a college student a "slut" and "prostitute" in the debate over contraception coverage, and was right to apologize for the comments.
Gingrich tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he's glad the conservative commentator issued the apology on Saturday and that it's time to move beyond the controversy.
Gingrich says it's "silly" to suggest that Limbaugh speaks for the GOP. Gingrich contends the media are "trying desperately to protect" President Barack Obama.
Wow, now you demonstrate the ability to totally miss the point as well. But yes, when those on our side miss the point that a reasonably intelligent person can readily see - are obtuse - and are self righteous at the same time, it is annoying.
You cannot quote what was said YET you have flown to the conclusion that the AP headline is your talking point.
I would not have you deliver messages to the front in times of war, nor would I want you beside me in a fox hole.
....and I’ll add this while I’m thinking about it. This is not actually about Rush, this is about capitulation to the liberal media and political correctness. This is actually a HUGE FRICKN issue and only happens to involve Rush in this particular instance.
But yes, caving to political correctness is one of the biggest issues we face today, now that you mention it.
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? 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. What does that make us? We're the pimps. (interruption [from Bo Snerdly]) The johns? We would be the johns? No! We're not the johns. (interruption [from Bo Snerdly]) Yeah, that's right. Pimp's not the right word. Okay, so she's not a slut. She's "round heeled." I take it back."What's going on is that in one short segment he ridiculed the left's two main sacraments of life: 1. Screwing whomever, wherever, whenever, for whatever reason (as long as conception is prevented or at least ended by abortion), and not being called to task about any of it because it's their right, and 2. Making someone else pay for whatever they have declared to be their right.
Thanks for the chuckle. Appreciate it.
This will not go away for some time or ever. It is part of The Harbinger.
Don’t you get it? The headline quotes will be all 95% of folks will EVER SEE!
You should know this. Newt should know this. His advisors should know this. And your fox hole comment is not a good analogy. In a fox hole, it’s all about protecting your buddy whether he (she) is right or wrong or not.
FR is not a fox hole. I am not in a fox hole. My support for Newt, or whoever, is shallow and meaningless if I ignore it when Newt himself violates my principles. I still support him. His statement is much better than Ricks, but his HEADLINES ARE ALMOST AS STINKY AS RICKS - and that is my point.
That is my ONLY point.
Another week gone, another round of Sunday morning talk shows spent answering questions like “Are Republicans declaring war on women?” and “Does Rush Limbaugh speak for the Republican Party?” instead of Obama’s crappy record, the terrible economy, the huge federal deficit and debt problems, Iran getting nukes, etc.
It’s bad enough that the Republican candidates even appear on these Democrat-run round-table shows every week, but by letting liberal hacks like Stephanapolus and Gregory set the agenda they fall further into the trap of the left to keep the focus away from where it belongs: on Obama and his horrible record.
Loose cannons also fire at friends.
If you don’t understand the concept of collateral damage, I cannot help you grow up enough to do so.
If you cannot understand that we are at war, and will take casualties, some from friendly fire, then again, I cannot help you with that.
You must decide to accept reality or not.
If your snide remark implies that I’n a Romney (or a Paul) supporter, you are sadly mistaken. It seems that Newt has onece again shaken hands with the liberal enemies, and fired his loose cannon at a friend.
I accept reality. Do you accept the Constitution?
I will also add this. Your efforts to flesh out what was said and to point out that Newt’s statement on this was far stronger than Rick’s is important and I appreciate it.
Your efforts to pull the great quotes and make them available is much appreciated. And you are right.
But that does not make my point invalid. We are both right. What Newt said, in context, is rather different from what Rick said. You are right.
What Newt’s headlines will be, sadly, are rather similar to the headlines Rick generated. I am right too. Your point and my point are different, but they are not mutually exclusive.
2. One who sells one's abilities, talent, or name for an unworthy purpose.
Now you could argue there was no immediate financial gain. But her intent is clear.
Rush shouldn't apologize. Especially to a feminazi.
True friendly fire is accidental. When the friendly fire is deliberate, then the firer is an enemy.
Do you like the color purple? Do you play golf?
That question was so off subject and dripping with ignorant self righteousness that we are done. You just took non sequitor to the next level.
You’ve joined with the MSM with your attack on Newt.
Such self-agrandizing with your self inflated “fairness!”
What? Newt should sit silent trough an interview?
They ALWAYS twist the facts and edit quotes and mischaracterize the entire story to turn the cannons back on the Right.
They don’t need your help.
So was yours. Is Limbaugh collateral damage?
FAIRNESS: never used the word. Never used the word. Never used the word.
Actually, you must not be reading my responses to you. I have not ATTACKED Newt at all.
I have said, that as a supporter of his, I think he missed a chance to really separate himself from Rick. That is all I have said. Every single comment I have made - EVERY SINGLE ONE - has been through that prism.
I have never said that Newt should sit silent. I have mentioned that two or three of his sound bytes were brilliant. I have only said that I wish he had not said the “he was right to apologize” statement and the “silly” line was not helpful either. Those are the headline statements and those sound like Rick’s “absurd” headline statement.
I debate politics in non election years as well. I was on FR before the 2012 cycle and plan to be on it after as well. I can hardly wait until we put down our obsession with people and get back to ideas. The tone of debate on FR changes radically once the focus turns to people, as it has since about fall of 2011.
I don’t worship Newt. I like the idea of him getting the nominee and then his ideas overwhelming the ideas of Obama for the entire nation to see. Then I like the idea of his ideas being implemented into law.
With me, it’s about the IDEAS. Always has been. Not about FAIRNESS. Not sure I have ever used that word in 5 thousand posts to FR - until now.
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