Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh's 'slut' comment draws wrath of Staten Island's three female lawmakers
Posted on 03/02/2012 7:39:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island's female elected officials from both sides of the aisle are demanding that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh "apologize to all women" for calling a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" on his program.
Limbaugh caused a national firestorm when he used the word after Sandra Fluke testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.
"What does it say about the college coed ... who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?" Limbaugh said on Wednesday. "It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex."
He went on to suggest that Ms. Fluke distribute sex tapes of herself.
"If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it," he said. "We want you post the videos online so we can all watch."
The remarks brought swift, bi-partisan condemnation in Washington, with President Barack Obama, who called Ms. Fluke personally, and GOP House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), slamming Limbaugh.
The Island's elected women -- state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) and City Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore) -- called Limbaugh's remarks "disgusting" and said they were made all the worse because March is Women's History Month.
"It does not matter if your hero is Eleanor Roosevelt or Margaret Thatcher," said Ms. Savino, "this is about treating women with dignity and respect. If Mr. Limbaugh cannot find it in his conscience to apologize, his fans and advertisers should demand that he does."
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Seems like Dave doesn’t even know what slut means.
Three female lawmakers?
They’re worried about Rush Limbaugh?? Don’t they have other things to worry about like getting everyone’s 250 dollar a month contraception free for every woman??
Please, the world needs your fight for contraception. Some people have to choose between food...or the pill. Help us.
He should have called her , the community punch board.
Last year the left and NOW embraced the “slut” label
situational ethics is all about politics
I remember Joan Rivers saying today they are all tramps. When the girl is right, she’s right.
But don’t let Rush say it.
I dont care who uses contraception..none of my business.
My point is
why do I have to pay for it! You can get FREE birth control at any planned parenthood place first of all. If this college bimbo wants to get laid but not knocked up then she’ll just have to get the already free pills or BUY THEM YOURSELF YOU BIMBO. How much does she spend on make up? If she’s THAT broke give up the makup and pay your own bills..This is all such a crock of sh*t , it really is . Just like Obama
I can’t afford to shoot my guns at the target range as much as I want. I want leftists to pay for my ammo. Greedy leftist jerks!
Of course they didn’t. I wouldn’t put it past them to wander around their offices muttering that word and others they use for Sarah. The two Democrats are probably worse than the one Republican, but as we’ve found out NO NEW YORK politician can be trusted to be sane, honest or courageous.
Andrew Breitbart dies.
Ted Nugent endorses Romney.
Vladimir Putin vows to defend Christians.
I think the Constitution hangs in the balance, right now. Not trying to be be theatrical.
It is almost as if many of the focal areas of the Constitution such as speech, privacy and the role of government have come together in this one situation.
I see this as a Rubicon.
Well that actually makes a little sense. Guns are a Constitutional Right (so Government subsidies are not out of the question), and prophylactics are not.
“calls women that use contraceptives sluts”
Really? When did he do that? Not in the last 3 days, he hasn’t!
This young woman has no respect for herself. Why should anyone else?
Boehner— SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH!!!
He should be kicked out of the speakers roll!
Jerry Brown called Meg Whitman a whore. But conservatives are not allowed to say the same. There is no free speech in America any longer. There is “selective” free speech. Liberals can say anything because it’s considered free speech. Conservatives can only say certain things because then it’s called hate speech.
The U.S. now has about 979,892 laws and regulations. Why in tarnation do we need to make more laws?
The Detroit News reported today that Quicken Loans and Sleep Number Beds have pulled their advertising on his show.
my dictionary defines slut as “a saucy girl”...The “B” involved here is far above saucy...
They will suffer the consequences, Rush will replace them in a heartbeat with other sponsors.