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.
He did not call her that. He said that her admitted behavior fit the definition of the word.
The MSM complex is playing semantics.
So ole mattressback is offended now ?
Must be a Fluke.....
LMAO at the irony...
She is what she is. She’s taking MY money for her sexual adventures. ‘Sounds like a slut to me.
He didn’t say she was a slut.
SHE CLAIMED SHE WAS A SLUT.
And - she claimed that since she was a slut, she was entitled to have other people pay for her birth control.
This story really presents the Left for what they are.
Let’s get real, if her name was Kardashian or Snooki and said on TV she “is having so much sex she is going broke”, all of these same people whining about what Rush said would be calling her a slut. This is nothing but political opportunism.
Sleep Train pulling their ads (pun intended), no problem. Rush has as many new businesses that want to come aboard as MS. FLUCK has admirers.
We're probably seeing one here ... where he's wrong. In short, I can't believe that he forgets his own love life record.
Why should he repentant? Calling Fluke a slut is as accurate as calling Obama a liberal.
But if one's contraception comes out of one's own pockets there is less sleeping around.
Big surprise there...I bet his ratings are skyrocketing the next few weeks thanks to all this free publicity.
She needs $3000 a year to service the poor and homeless around george town, so what is she.
The dem bitch is right about the cheap slut being a hard-working american. An average of 8-9 guys a day based on her statements of how much BC costs her would indicate that she is one of the hardest working sluts anywhere. Anyone out there who wants to possibly make some money marketing bumper stickers might create a sticker emblazoned with "Georgetown Girls Are Easy".
A DEMOCRAT is complaining about ANYONE’s talk going beyond “The bounds of civil discourse”? You gotta be kidding!!
Every hear of Bill Maher? How about Harry Reid? How about that idiot from Illinois accusing our Marines of everything up to and including Genocide? How about the entire MSM attacking children of conservatives? How about the diatribes of the sex-crazed LEFT about ANY mis-step by a conservative? How about the entire DEMOCRAT party condemning any Catholic who adheres to the basic principles of their religion?