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Obama joins in assailing Rush Limbaugh slur of student
AP ^ | 03/02/2012 | DAVID CRARY

Posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind

NEW YORK (AP) — Stepping into an emerging culture clash over women, President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call Friday to a law student who testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh.

For Obama, it was an emphatic plunge into the latest flare-up on social issues. Democratic officeholders and liberal advocacy have accused Republicans of waging a "war on women" because of GOP stances on contraception and abortion rights, and Limbaugh's tirade on his radio talk show was seen as an escalation.

In addition to her call from the president, the third-year Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, was backed by members of Congress, women's groups, and the administration and faculty at her Roman Catholic university.

Demands for Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their ads from his show rocketed through cyberspace, and at least four companies, Quicken Loans, LegalZoom online legal document service, and bedding retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, bowed to the pressure.

Obama considers Limbaugh's remarks "reprehensible," according to White House spokesman Jay Carney. He said the president called Fluke to "express his disappointment that she has been the subject of inappropriate personal attacks" and to thank her for speaking out on an issue of public policy.

"The fact that our political discourse has become debased in many ways is bad enough," Carney said. "It is worse when it's directed at a private citizen who was simply expressing her views."

Obama reached Fluke by phone as she was waiting to go on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports."

"He's really a very a kind man," Fluke later told The Associated Press.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: contraception; contraceptionmandate; limbaugh; obama; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
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1 posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And the Greek chorus grows louder and ever more shrill...


2 posted on 03/02/2012 8:06:21 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: SeekAndFind

and everyone wonders why this country is going down the toilet.

They took our money and our freedom of religion.

Now they’re going to get our freedom of speech and expression.

Another day in Obamaland.....


3 posted on 03/02/2012 8:07:40 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FUBO!!!


4 posted on 03/02/2012 8:08:01 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The fact that our political discourse has become debased in many ways is bad enough," Carney said. "It is worse when it's directed at a private citizen who was simply expressing her views."

Oh, really? Didn't hear the White House expressing similar concerns when this man's private information was perused and leaked by a democrat official, or when he was demonized and mocked by the leftist media...just because he dared to simply express HIS views. Go fluke yourself, Carney.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 8:09:24 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would like Free Republic to join me in assailing Obama for destroying our country.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 8:09:58 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: LostInBayport
Go fluke yourself, Carney.

Lol... As long as she gets her BC, she would be happy to oblige.

7 posted on 03/02/2012 8:11:24 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought this woman had turned out to be a 30 year old activist not just a student.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 8:12:37 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LostInBayport

Excellent point:
Obama Mocks Joe The Plumber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uhsf4xuCk8


9 posted on 03/02/2012 8:12:46 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: SeekAndFind

I am still, along with millions of tea party patriots, are still waiting for our apology by Obama for being called teabaggers, racists, idiots, and every other name under the sun that we have been called for the past few years. Oh and Sarah Palin is still waiting for her apology for being called a murderer by the media. Should we expect these apologies too or is it more likely that pigs will fly first


10 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:09 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind
I knew this was coming.

To be fair to El Rushbo, it's impossible to speak for 15 hours/week on the radio and not have a gaffe or ten.

This one, however, is political platinum for the dark side, and I for one hope that Rush can find a way to back away from the comment. (FWIW, I think the woman is likely a huge liar with the friend-Georgetown-BCP nonsense, but that is beside the issue.)

Doubling down here is what Obama wants. You can just sense it.

.

11 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:02 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: SeekAndFind

Let’s get back on track Obama!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka_tjPLJwVI


12 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:35 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: SeekAndFind

So what’s so bad about being a slut? And such an athletic slut, an Olympic champion! Three times a day, during Contracts, Torts and Civil Procedure.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 8:15:50 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

Considering that Rush has more than 20 million loyal listeners, does Obama really want to take on Rush?


14 posted on 03/02/2012 8:15:56 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Øbozo offered her an internship with the promise of a cigar later on?


15 posted on 03/02/2012 8:17:46 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This AH has been salivating for a while...too bad he will be disappointed.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 8:18:05 PM PST by hope
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To: LostInBayport

“a private citizen who was simply expressing her views.”

BULLCOOKIES!!!! The minute you start testifying before Congress you are NO longer “PRIVATE”!!!!


17 posted on 03/02/2012 8:19:02 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s all about getting women and blqack whipped up by election day so BHO has a chance to win.

I wonder if women know they’re being manipulated?

What a pathetic President.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 8:19:09 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: SeekAndFind

first of all, this nitwit may be a student, but she is a 30 year old feminist activist who set this whole thing up....that having been said, who the hell cares????Obama keeps proving that he is not ready for prime time and I certainly hope that we will extend him a LOOOOOOOONG vacation come November!!!


19 posted on 03/02/2012 8:19:09 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush is a freaking genius. . .this will be worth at least another ten points in the ratings. If I were him, I would get the White Comedian Paul Shanklin on making a slut paradoy right away.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 8:19:23 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: SeekAndFind
"Obama considers Limbaugh's remarks 'reprehensible,'""

Coming from comrade obama, that means nothing.
21 posted on 03/02/2012 8:20:26 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s all about getting women and blacks whipped up by election day so BHO has a chance to win.

I wonder if women know they’re being manipulated?

What a pathetic President. Rush shouldn’t play into their hands.

It’s about the economy and energy....period!


22 posted on 03/02/2012 8:20:41 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Tzimisce

>Another day in Obamaland.....

Brings to mind this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOmTH1fIhBE


23 posted on 03/02/2012 8:21:04 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Seaplaner

?

A fool and his brain cells are soon parted.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 8:21:15 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Seaplaner

“Doubling down here is what Obama wants. You can just sense it.”

Trying to go in for the ‘kill,’ so to speak. 0bama’s been drooling for this for years.

This is what do-ocracy looks like.
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Do-ocracy

Don’t blink, Rush. Don’t blink.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 8:21:49 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: beaversmom

I had forgotten about that disgraceful speech...mocking a plumber and the profession. So like a true elitist who has never worked a real job. Rush ought to play that clip on his show to remind all of those liberals who monitor his program that their hero Zero is guilty of the same stuff he is accusing Limbaugh of doing!


26 posted on 03/02/2012 8:23:14 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Seaplaner

I don’t believe Rush should back any from his comments, because they’re true. When has the the left EVER backed away from their disgusting comments about Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, Clarence Thomas, Joe the Plumber, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, etc., etc., none of which were true?

Rush will find his ratings higher than ever.

As your tag line says, “Never give in.”


27 posted on 03/02/2012 8:23:50 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: SeekAndFind
The girly man calls the manly girl.
28 posted on 03/02/2012 8:25:54 PM PST by jetson
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To: Frank_2001
Is there somewhere I can sign up to Testify to Congress?

I can't imagine what the MSM, Letterman, Maher, Schultz, Maddow, PMSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC and the NYT will be calling me when I'm done pontificating and calling the Democrats on the Committee lying Commie Bastards.

29 posted on 03/02/2012 8:26:48 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“I don’t believe Rush should back any” should say,

“I don’t believe Rush should back away.” Sigh.

I wish Free Republic had a “revise your post” feature.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 8:29:15 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: kalee

Placemarker


31 posted on 03/02/2012 8:29:38 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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Pick your ocracy:

“kakistocracy: the government of a state by the worst citizens

kleptocracy: government by thieves

logocracy: a system of government in which words are the ruling powers

mediocracy: government by the mediocre

mesocracy: government by the middle classes

ochlocracy: government by the populace, mob rule

papyrocracy: government by excessive paperwork

pedantocracy: the rule of pedants

pornocracy: rule by prostitutes

There are 135 words ending -ocracy in the Oxford English Dictionary”

Source: http://virtuallinguist.typepad.com/the_virtual_linguist/2010/04/ocracy-words.html


32 posted on 03/02/2012 8:29:44 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama, a public figure is attacking Rush Limbaugh, a true American Patriot who is speaking the truth about Miss Fluke and unmarried women who are sexually active.


33 posted on 03/02/2012 8:29:44 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: SeekAndFind
IMO they are just using this to distract and change the subject. The big 800 pound gorilla in the room is the fact that the democrats have taken a huge bite out of freedom of religion and conscience. The whole conversation on this was making them look like the tyrants they are.

They then changed the subject to "contraception". Now it is all about this woman being called a slut when when all she wanted was contraception.

Nobody is talking anymore about freedom of religion. What a huge relief for the dems. Especially after their recent vote to continue the suppression of religious freedom.

Republicans/Conservatives just follow along and let them change the subject.

34 posted on 03/02/2012 8:30:03 PM PST by Moorings
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To: LostInBayport

I don’t think this is working for the Dems. I was just on Huff Post (have to go under occasionally) and a lot of comments were positive for Rush or at least in agreement that we should not be paying for BC. Honestly...people are struggling and the last thing they want to hear is some law student whining about the cost of her birth control. Now that we hear the Obama called her a lot of people are thinking...why doesn’t he call me and see what I am dealing with.


35 posted on 03/02/2012 8:30:03 PM PST by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why should I and my fellow countrymen pay for any ones contraceptives. Especially if it’s for this woman who wants to screw more than a rabbit. Have we gone into the Twilight Zone.


36 posted on 03/02/2012 8:30:58 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Cindy of Nashville

I don’t think Fluke has had a date ever. Look at her! Ugh!


37 posted on 03/02/2012 8:36:35 PM PST by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: beaversmom
"Go fluke yourself, Carney.".... Made a correction Photobucket
38 posted on 03/02/2012 8:37:04 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Seaplaner
This one, however, is political platinum for the dark side, and I for one hope that Rush can find a way to back away from the comment.

Quite the opposite. Rush is living rent free in their heads.

39 posted on 03/02/2012 8:39:00 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They spelled this jerk’s name incorrectly. It is not Susan Fluke, but Susan Fuke. What a difference an “l” makes. It tells the truth, and that’s no fluke.

Jay Carney, the Obama third-rate mouthpiece, was unhappy with the portrayal of this “student” (30 years old and the life of Georgetown Law School), so he came to her defense. Still, she wouldn’t give him a quickie.

Sorry, Jay, even loose women have some standards. So you came and went away empty-handed.

Better luck with Helen Thomas. She’s about your speed.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 8:39:57 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: beaversmom

One would think her face would be BC enough.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 8:41:36 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: happyhomemaker

The American taxpayer is sick of subsidizing the cost birth control pills of the “sluts” that go to Planned Parenthood and all the college “sluts” who go to their Student Health Center for taxpayer subsidized birth control pills.


42 posted on 03/02/2012 8:43:02 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: SeekAndFind

“slur of student?” Baawwaaahhhh....She slurred herself, BIGTIME....and slurred all women. She is an INSULT to women everywhere. Anyone who says they need $1000/yr contraceptives paid for by others 1) should not be having sex, and risking becoming a (lousy) parent and 2)needs an education in economics and budgeting and 3) is too ignorant to be allowed to vote.


43 posted on 03/02/2012 8:43:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: SeekAndFind

This is why they hired Fluke. They want obama to be the champion for liberal womens rights. He wants womens votes. I believe Fluke was handpicked by obama and pelosi for just this cause.


44 posted on 03/02/2012 8:45:01 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: goodnesswins

Keep in mind she is in her 30’s and quite the slut.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 8:45:45 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Demands for Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their ads from his show rocketed through cyberspace, and at least four companies, Quicken Loans, LegalZoom online legal document service, and bedding retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, bowed to the pressure. "

Seems to me that we conservatives who have been listening to Rush for over 20 years are most likely segment to use those particular products.

Those companies KNEW that because they picked Rush's show on which to advertise because they KNEW his audience makeup.

I propose that we - on Free Republic - go to their respective websites and give them our opinion on why we think that THEY have made themselves into "whores for obama".

Also mention that we will not frequent their businesses for any reason in the future. I have been seriously considering signing on to LifeLock, but I won't now. Any business who cowers to liberal, Chicago-style, intimidation threats does not deserve any money from hard working Americans.

The liberals are trying to use the power of the purse to stifle free speech, and it's up to us to stand up to it, nobody else will.

Ultimately the defeat of the progressives will fall back to the people, as the chicken-livered "officials" will never do it. Public opinion is a strong weapon when applied correctly...if it wasn't, those merchants would not have caved into a few liberals complaints.
46 posted on 03/02/2012 8:45:57 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The 0bamanationand his minions demand that America give them liberty and give us debt! FUB0!


47 posted on 03/02/2012 8:47:19 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: FrdmLvr

The timing right after Breitbart’s death. Someone has to pick up the hard edge.


48 posted on 03/02/2012 8:47:29 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Uncle Slayton

I’m sure one of those Occupy LA meth-heads may prompt her to buy a condom.


49 posted on 03/02/2012 8:48:29 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

I know she’s 30....I’m not convinced she is the “slut” everyone says just based on looking at her, HOWEVER, she is promoting sluttiness...


50 posted on 03/02/2012 8:50:27 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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