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A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/03/2012 2:15:11 PM PST by TSgt

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinsky; apology; birthcontrol; commentary; condoms; dsj; election2012; fluke; freecondoms; lesbian; lesbianagenda; limbaugh; nonapology; rush; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut
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To: Longbow1969
we are still losing the war because we are not talking about the economy, gas prices, debt, etc.

On the contrary, these topics are in the headlines almost daily.

I don't believe they are winning the contraception debate either which is why they wanted to get the attention on Limbaugh.

States are dropping planned parenthood funding at a record rate; these centers are being closed (which is why the left is desperate right now to have other entities pick up that slack).

Thing is...the public doesn't seem to care much about the closings...they care much more about the economy and Obama will continue to be on the hot seat.

101 posted on 03/03/2012 2:42:13 PM PST by what's up
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To: Catsrus

Exactly right. :)


102 posted on 03/03/2012 2:42:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker
just damn...read this and see if theres any sarcastic 'non-apology' way to spin it...

looks like he caved...

103 posted on 03/03/2012 2:43:05 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: TomGuy

It’s all WWF Wrestling.


104 posted on 03/03/2012 2:43:37 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: TSgt

Rush is a coward. He should stick to his guns and if ALL the sponsors quit, SO BE IT. Pack up and leave and enjoy your retirement as a multi-millionaire knowing you didn’t cave to the Marxist Regime, and the lesbian who lied about needing contraception.


105 posted on 03/03/2012 2:43:47 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: TSgt; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
Ping..........................

A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)

So far, anything the commies want they get their way. A truly one-party system. Or, is it just one set of B***s owned by one stripe of politicians?

What next?

106 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:00 PM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: donna

“What debate? If Rush can’t stand, who can?”

Donna nails it. Every Freeper had to think this thought - just as I did. Rush, you must answer her simple question...


107 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:05 PM PST by Dansong
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To: All
Well now MAYBE we can get back to the economy and what a freaking loser we have in the white house that is tearing this country apart and how he can be beat.
108 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:05 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: x1stcav

You choose your battles. He didn’t really apologize, but he gives his sponsors cover while still tweaking the left for how absurd they are.

This was really a brilliant twist to the whole story because now the leftist media will be suckered into covering it even more and more people will say, “but, she is being a whore”.

I say, well played Rush. Very well played.


109 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:15 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: TSgt

Rush has emasculated himself. He has neutered himself an an ineffective effeminate with this apology.

Never mind the fact the left can get away with far worse, calling Sarah Palin a twat and Bristol a slut, and so much worse.

I’m reminded of that scene from ‘A Few Good Men’.

“I object.”

“OBJECTION OVERRULED.”

Your honor, I STRENOUSLY object.”

This. This is now the level of discourse we conservatives are reduced to? We can no longer fight fire with fire?

Rush: A Loveable Little Fuzzball indeed!


110 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:15 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: TSgt

Rush screwed up because he went with the Obama/Pelosi narrative that this is an access-to-contraception issue, not a religious freedom issue. Now he’s scrambling to stay on the air. If Rush had been a REAL conservative instead of a success-myth-spinning windbag, he would’ve kept his eye on the ball.


111 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:43 PM PST by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Tau Food
An apology was neither necessary nor appropriate. God bestowed upon us the gift of sex in order that we might multiply. God is cheated and His will is defiled by the use of contraceptives. Having sex divorced from the possibility of procreation is like spitting in the face of God. Rush is wrong to apologize and by doing so he is tacitly endorsing slutty behaviors.

What's your view on barren women or sterile men who indulge in sexual activity? For that matter, what about women who have tubal ligations for medical reasons, or hysterectomies, do you believe they are 'spitting in the face of God' if they engage in sexual activity?

Just wondering.
112 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:43 PM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: donna
See post #101.

Planned Parenthood is losing state support at a rapid rate; they are losing the debate regardless of how the MSM is trying to make you think otherwise this weekend.

Next week the headlines will go back to the economy...and Iran is coming up.

They're trying to milk this now hard because they are fast losing.

113 posted on 03/03/2012 2:46:13 PM PST by what's up
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To: ladyvet
Well now MAYBE we can get back to the economy and what a freaking loser we have in the white house that is tearing this country apart and how he can be beat.

From your keyboard to God's ears!

Enough with this contraception diversion. Enough!

114 posted on 03/03/2012 2:46:38 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: TSgt

I knew it, it is all about MONEY, Like the CEO’s he criticize for not fighting back against Obama gov., they will lose money, and in this case He was losing money too, PATHETIC!


115 posted on 03/03/2012 2:46:38 PM PST by BlueJ7
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To: TSgt

The central theme to this woman’s presentation was her promiscuity and how it affects her pocket book. Yet for some reason we are not allowed to a address the promiscuity that she brought up.

I still can’t understand why people allow the media to set the agenda instead of fighting back. The democrats control the information and twist it to hell.

These are very interesting times we live in and something’s gotta give or else we lose big time!

Thanks for nothing Limbaugh as you run back to your castle and hide behind your golden EIB gates. This apology proves he lacks the courage of his convictions and cares more about money than the truth. Pathetic!


116 posted on 03/03/2012 2:47:04 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: itssme

Ya know, it’s getting tough to stand with any of these people any more. The problem is mine...I’m imbuing them with stands of character and principle that I subscribe to and have been missing the point that they (and in Rush’s case he has been abundantly clear about this for decades) are in it for the money.

I will vote for whoever the Republican candidate is but with some sort of odor filtering device on. None of the candidates we have can arouse any passion in anything or anybody. They are the equivalent of the demonrat blah, blah, blah but without the street-fighter instincts the left has.

It is much easier to be a left-wing puke because THEIR people fight.

What a bunch of sorry wimps leading our side.


117 posted on 03/03/2012 2:47:26 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

This is why the left wins....THEY don’t back down.


They fight dirty. Our side is too nicey nice.

That’s why we get our asses kicked.

It’s past time to get our hands dirty.


118 posted on 03/03/2012 2:48:38 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TSgt

Rush was right the first time.This liberal feminist sludge thinks a G spot is the government spotting her a mandate for free happy pills.


119 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:00 PM PST by chuckee
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To: TSgt

All day yesterday people were saying that the loss of a few advertisers wouldn’t hurt Limbaugh. They were wrong. They underestimated the power of Twitter and the left-wing blogosphere to put pressure on businesses that will do anything to avoid controversy. The loss of revenue didn’t directly hurt Limbaugh, but it was beginning to hurt Clear Channel and its subsidiaries. Evidently, other sponsors were going to walk if he didn’t apologize.


120 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:11 PM PST by Enderby
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To: TSgt

Rush is still stickying to the point he was making by calling her a slut.


121 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:34 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Rush..fuzzball indeed.”

“Ooooh, I ain’t seen no sign of my hero and I’m still diving down for pearls...”

“Drowned” - Townsend/The Who

Rush, sat it ain’t so...


122 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:34 PM PST by Dansong
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To: TSgt

Rush knew from the start what a stir this would cause as he did mention this would be bigger than the phony soldier situation when he did it. He is calling attention to what the Democrats are doing and now everyone knows. Furthermore, now everyone knows this political activist wants our tax money to subsidize her many sexual activities and Obama and the Democrats are all for it. Way to go Rush!


123 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:43 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: TSgt

Rush is still sticking to the point he was making by calling her a slut.


124 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:56 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

The left wins because the left controls the media. What do we have, Fox News? And even with Fox News sometimes they don’t come out and defend Conservatives who have been attacked. The left has the majority of the media, that is why we are outnumbered..and it was fake outrage anyway, they were just using this to their advantage. I respect Rush’s right to apologize if he chooses to, I would NOT have, because he was absolutely right in saying what he said


125 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:04 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: parisa; All

Mark Levin said it better:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/03/02/levin-tells-media-go-hell-you-re-not-going-succeed-driving-rush-limba

Play the clip at the end of the article.


126 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:28 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: TSgt

“Birth control pills may be purchased with a prescription at a drugstore or clinic. They cost about $15–$50 a month.

Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable. Some health centers are able to charge according to income. Most accept health insurance. If you qualify, Medicaid or other state programs may lower your health care costs.”

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-pill-4228.htm


So, Rush, we are going to foot her bill, then?


127 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:40 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Apologized as a gentleman should. But doubled down on the complaint and insulted Obama to boot. Go Rush!!


128 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: TSgt

We need to use the Alinsky tactics against the bastards who have defamed Sarah Palin. I hope Rush calls them on the carpet.


129 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: TSgt
The first trial of the DNC/MSM "outrage" version of an orchestrated social media revolution (think "Arab Spring") holes the battleship of talk radio. While the right wastes its time saying how "stupid" Barack Obama is and squabbles about who is the least asinine Republican candidate, the left organizes like the good little collectivists they are and get results.

Mr. niteowl77

130 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:58 PM PST by niteowl77 (Ready to light the other end of this sham.)
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To: BobP
It’s all WWF Wrestling.

Yeap.

Next, Rush apologizes to his regular audience for making this apology.

[Apologies are sort of like government bail-outs: Once they start, there seems to be no end.]
131 posted on 03/03/2012 2:51:19 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Gilbo_3

No, he didn’t cave. He merely stated he chose the wrong word. Just what the appropriate word should be is anyone’s guess. Knowing Rush, it was along those same lines. People are overlooking the obvious in this so-called apology. I get upset with FReepers sometimes, as they don’t read below the surface of things.


132 posted on 03/03/2012 2:51:37 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: unkus

True, but the left would lose more often without media support. Most folks think the slut is a typical GU student, few know she’s a radical plant.


133 posted on 03/03/2012 2:53:06 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: humblegunner

134 posted on 03/03/2012 2:53:35 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Catsrus

Please enlighten us some more, Oh! Annointed One.


135 posted on 03/03/2012 2:54:18 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: TSgt

Rush did what he had to do. Either that or no more Rush, it’s as simple as that. Besides, that was no apology becuz I know Rush’ style and he no more changed his mind than any of us have. I think he’s brilliant . The damage is done, he said what he said and as much as he “apologizes” he can’t unsay or unthink or unfeel what he has. Way to go Rush! Now let’s just say the same thing in a more kind and civilized way. Knowing Rush he’ll find a way


136 posted on 03/03/2012 2:57:17 PM PST by SaintDismas
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To: TSgt
I believe Rush knows exactly what he is doing.

"...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. ..."

He has removed the distraction and left the point of the whole issue intact.

Becki

137 posted on 03/03/2012 2:57:28 PM PST by Becki
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To: TSgt

Rush sold out. He’s a scumbag. And he did it in a Saturday.


138 posted on 03/03/2012 2:57:40 PM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: TSgt

...and when he opens the show on Monday, it’ll be.......

Rush Limbaugh!....The Timid Voice on the RIght!


139 posted on 03/03/2012 2:58:29 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: AndrewB

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

YOU caught it too!!


140 posted on 03/03/2012 2:58:33 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: chuckee
This liberal feminist sludge thinks a G spot is the government spotting her a mandate for free happy pills.

The communist regime should send her G-spot wrapped in a G-string to G-itmo, complete with all the pills and condoms she desires.

This will be a hell of a lot cheaper than a $3/4 mil soccer field.

I bet that 0b0z0's terrorist friends would unanimously vote for this solution.

141 posted on 03/03/2012 2:58:33 PM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: x1stcav

Your post is absurd and makes no sense. The anointed one is obama according to Hannity. Your attempt at dissing me falls very short.


142 posted on 03/03/2012 2:58:33 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

With this, I’d love for Rush to pull up the nasty stuff Maher said about Sarah Palin and ram this up Obama’s flat rear end until he makes his SuperPAC disgorge its contributions from a liberal who falsely used words worse than those Rush used regarding Palin. Phony Soldiers all over again.


143 posted on 03/03/2012 2:58:43 PM PST by vrwconspiracist (The Tax Man cometh)
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To: Catsrus
No, he didn’t cave. He merely stated he chose the wrong word. Just what the appropriate word should be is anyone’s guess. Knowing Rush, it was along those same lines.

Well, he did say that very first time, "Okay, she's not a slut" but went on to describe her as "round-heeled."

You know, though, as I was growing up, anyone who behaved with what Fluke described as seemingly normal behavior was a slut. All this means is that general society has become more degenerate.
144 posted on 03/03/2012 2:59:00 PM PST by aruanan
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To: fhayek

Just some humble questions. Wasn’t the hearing about freedom of religion, and a Govt. dictating that a religion must behave in a way that violated it’s belief’s? Wasn’t Fluke denied a public “on the record” rant, because it was an attempt to pivot the argument from freedom of religion to denial of contraceptives? Wasn’t this entire story just a calculated leftist political ploy? Alinsky like subterfuge?
If those facts are something we can agree on, then why are conservatives playing the game at all? The less said, the more the ploy fails.


145 posted on 03/03/2012 2:59:00 PM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: TSgt

Never apologize to the left.

It is utterly self defeating to do so.


146 posted on 03/03/2012 2:59:09 PM PST by wistful
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To: TSgt

This was a setup and Rush fell for it hook, line and sinker.


147 posted on 03/03/2012 2:59:22 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Dansong
Blood in the water. Any nuance in Rush's answer will be lost in the MSM trumpeting of his apology and the left, including some members of Congress, will be emboldened to kick it up a notch with more attacks and calls for broadcast restrictions.
148 posted on 03/03/2012 3:01:36 PM PST by Truth29
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To: JoeProBono

149 posted on 03/03/2012 3:01:40 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: TSgt

Pretty good “apology.” He apologized for the word choice in the analogy while totally standing by everything that he had used it to illustrate.


150 posted on 03/03/2012 3:03:00 PM PST by aruanan
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