Skip to comments.A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
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.
This is because far more people on the left literally train for these government/political gigs their whole lives. They go to school for it, they hone political skills for years preparing themselves for it. They are aware the agenda they push often runs contrary to traditional values, so they practice how to manipulate the public and how to otherwise go around the people when necessary.
Far more conservatives, on the other hand, only do the politics thing as an afterthought after a successful career actually achieving something in private business.
Like or not, politics is an art. A good politician has a certain set of skills they are either gifted with or learn through a lot of practice. Electability matters, no matter how much we wish it didn't. The left simply understands this far better than we do, put more time into than we do, and keep cranking out more and more polished politicians than we do. Most people are followers, they do not understand politics, they do not really revere constitutional principles. They are easily suckered and the left are masters at fooling the masses, addicting them to programs and winning their votes again and again.
The leftists are all on the #standwithsandra tag on Twitter now saying that his apology “isn’t good enough”. Shocker.
(I never remember President Alinsky apologizing to Americans for calling them “Teabaggers” or Biden apologizing for calling Republican members of Congress, “terrorists”...)
I doubt it.
I have selected "strumpet".
He won’t touch Joe Arpaio’s report.
There’s a lot of things he won’t touch.
He’s an entertainer, might as well wear a rhinestone suit.
Clear Channel most likely FORCED him to do it, though he would never admit it.
Sponsors pulling ads from Clear Channel, NOT from Rush's fear of losing sponsorship for his Show.
We've absolutely caved to Marxist tactics, and there really will be no return of the USA, until the next Revolution, I'm afraid.
3 Generations of indoctinated youth, from Liberal-Progressive "teachers" has sent the USA over the Marxist edge.
True, but the left would lose more often without media support. Most folks think the slut is a typical GU student, few know shes a radical plant.
You’re right. We’ll never hear CNN or MSNBC, et al come clean with her story. She’s a lesbien.
Monday when I get to work I’m going to tell a woman that was defending the slut that she’s a plant and a lesbien and lesbien’s don’t need contraceprives. Batteries, maybe but contraceptives, no. That woman will go bananas when I say that.
Good comment. From the posters, there's not many of us on the same page I see
“I chose the wrong words....”
So what was the *right* word, Rush? (jab, jab, wink, wink) Ya gotta love him!!
Rush should have limited his apology to the fictitious 23 year-old college student, not the fraud that deceived the Country.
This phony contraception “issue” was planned at the highest levels by the DNC and Obama 2012 campaign. It was discussed for months. They despeately needed a wedge issue to win back the women they lost in 2010, or Obama would lose. And this is what they came up with. It revealed itself first as a seemingly bizarre question by George Stephanopoulos at that debate. It certainly doesn’t seem bizarre now - because we have been played by the best, step-by-step according to how Dr. Alinsky wrote it. And we fell for it. Rush fell into it. Sandra Fluke will one day be looked back at in the same way as Anita Hill. And make no mistake, this is going to hurt us BIG TIME on November 6th. When will we LEARN the Alinsky method, instead of merely being serial victims of it?
What good is an apology? The left will say he did it because of the sponsors, and crow, “Now who’s the whore?”
“My friends who didnt think he would apologize thought his show would be cancelled by the end of the month.”
A - Rush has ample money regardless.
B - If cancelled under his current contract, I suspect he could very easily rebuild a new EIB - and fast.
C - I’m very disappointed in Rush.
Conservatives have no way to win and probably don’t deserve to win. The left is organized to the nth degree, seminar callers, letter-writing campaigns, registering phony voters, etc. Conservatives on the other hand don’t really want to devote all that time and effort to fighting the left, too busy.
Too late to organize now, think we missed our chance when we took a sabatical from the Tea Party.
Mr Limbo had a friendly call from the attorney firm of Metter, Fuchter and Lefter.
As Obama proved, we get the leadership we deserve.
Hi, mel...a little late to the party. See #160!! Maybe I’m wrong but I hope I’m not.
True Rush style...;)
Yes, Rush uses the apology to emphasize the point. I would prefer the word not used and maybe Rush does too. After all with the numerous hours he spends on his school for democracy he does run risks.
Time and time again the liberals mount up their phony outrage and the old Alinsky stuff. I have noticed a "shelf life" to almost all of it. They beat it to death for a week, then it drifts off to nothing.
The young woman is a very lucky person. Same as in Canada, it is a mind boggling thing for many young women to get a start. I see quite intelligent young women at minimum wage toughing it out a hoping for better things at the local coffee shop.
This thirty year old female has most of her life in front of her. She will start at quite a high level of employment. She is blessed by this system. Rush has a right to be indignant. When the news hit him, he could hardly contain his comment.
Excuse the ramble, but compared with the average young woman out there, she has no need of the extras from the long suffering tax payer.
Like Joe Arpaio’s press conference and report, which Rush (from I’ve read) has not mentioned. And no doubt won’t.
On Thursday, when Joe Arpaio gave that press conference on his Posse’s Certifigate findins, One Freeper was so excited to hear all that Rush would say about it on Friday.
I just laughed. “Are you kidding?”
I was in a debate some months ago with a FReeper, and I pointed out that Rush is NO SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE.
This “Slut” debacle just proves my point. He wanted to be right. And fundamentally, he was. But Rush was in over his head. As many FReepers here have already observed... he was played.
You are right. Rush is simply an entertainer. He is right on fiscal policies, but when it comes to social issues... forget it.
They did the same thing to Imus and he is doing better than ever!
MSNBC sucks even more without him. They guaranteed the biggest racist, Al shakedown Sharpton, a show when he was yelling the loudest about Imus.
Media whores make me sick and there are a lot of them in the “news” business these days even on Fox but the others are even more intolerable.
No, and that's very unfortunate.
I hope you’re not wrong, however, I thought Rush IS the only one who will never succumb to the commie tactics.
Many posters are accusing ME of doing this. I ain’t done nothin’!!
We HAVE TO LEARN TO FIGHT BACK!!! When Sarah was called the
C word by Bill Mayer did we flood his advertisers?? PLEASE people
this is WAR!!! We have to fight the same way!!! WE HAVE TO GET OFF
THE COUCH!!!! WE HAVE TO BE FEARLESS!!!! WE have to do this, or
WE lose!!!! WE have to carry on for Andrew!!!! PLEASE START CAUSING
I don’t think the slut comment was the problem...it was when he suggested she make a film (porno) of her having sex so we know what we are paying for.....that part of the statement was the nasty one, not the name calling. She deserved the title.
This was more a business decision that anything else as sponsors were pulling ad buys from EIB.
P.S. Thank goodness Rush didn't accuse the Slut of being Niggardly by not paying for her own Condoms.
the guys you mentioned are nobodys. add together their audience it is still minor league...
What a load.
I just cancelled my 24/7 subscription with the reason “Rush caved.”
Did anyone on this site call advertisers of Rush for our side?????
WE ARE LOSING THIS BATTLE!!!!!! STAND UP AND FIGHT!!!!!
>> After over 20 years of religiously listening to him, I dont know that Ill tune him in Monday.
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Conservatives can be quite a fickle bunch at times.
Personally. I think Rush strays off in to the worthless to much.
I listen to Wilkow.
Anybody know why the thread about Rush selling his soul was pulled? I did a refresh and it disappeared. Couldn’t find it in the search box either.
I think it is pretty clear that it was a coordinated Dem campaign strategy. To the extent they really gamed it out, I don't know. Like any other set of war plans, some things work and some things don't. Looks like the Obama campaign team's great "contraception gambit" has worked out very well for them so far.
Santorum being in the race I think has a lot to do with why they ran with this strategy. The Dem campaign team knows Rick has spoken on his personal opposition to contraception. They know Santorum has even said that as President he would be unique because he would talk about why contraception is "not okay". They know in Republican primaries there are actually social conservative voters who actually oppose contraception and would gravitate to Santorum's views on this. And of course every serious political strategist knows these very issues that help Rick in a GOP primary are political poison in a general election. Just talking about contraception is a loser for us. Imagine being stuck with a nominee who has said contraception is "not okay" and feels the need to yammer on about the issue?
Democrats are successfully changing the subject. We have 4 dollar gas right now and a pretty terrible economy, yet Obama is at near 50% approval rating. Imagine when gas prices go back down (and they will) and the economy continue continues improving somewhat.
The left was losing this debate bigtime until he used the word “slut”.
Now let's go back to them losing again”
Agree. The left wants to keep the focus on Fluke. Also, if I remember, Shultz did apologize for calling Ingraham a slut.
The bigger issue isn't Fluke but whether the government can force religious institutions, or anybody, to sell what it demands
Bare in mind, his "word choices" weren't just a slip of the tongue and off the cuff. He said them first on Wednesday and the repeated them on Thursday and Friday well after the controversy had started. Since we can assume Rush is not stupid considering how long he's been on the air and how he's handled situations like this is the past. We must assume he wanted the controversy to expand (until today) and grow by doubling down on his original comments. So the million dollar question is why??
I think I know. Up till this controversy started, the Republican party and Presidential candidates were mired in the media created this contraceptive controversy. So Rush comes out and says what he says. Well now the media is no longer talking about Santorum, they are no longer ripping the Republicans in Congress. They are now all focused on a radio talk show host, who is not running for office. It also gives candidates like Santorum the ability to look down right mainstream when compared to Rush. So Rush is essentially playing "bad cop" and taking the fire so the Republican party can play "good cop".
I’m trying to recall when a vile leftist spewing on TV or radio made an apology. I can’t recall one, ever. Anyone?
And no, I do NOT think the left will be satisfied with this apology...
Pity is that this was the first time in years that I’ve looked forward to hearing Rush again. It was the first time in years that I’ve heard Rush and shouted, “Ditto!” My 14 year old daughter listened and was laughing - and screaming, “She wants US to buy her birth control pills?”
It doesn’t help that pathetic weenies like Boehner turn on Rush...or Santorum...or others. What is wrong with saying, “Buy your own damn pills!”, or even, “If you have 1,000+ sex partners each year, get off of your back and go get honest work!”
See my tagline. It is becoming more painfully true each day. I’m almost at the point of not asking God to have mercy on us, but asking Him to judge us instead.
"When are we going to go after Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Keith Olberman? Why do they get off the hook?"
That will only happen when we get of our lazy duffs and force the MSM to do that. (Not directed at you personally, btw).
It just makes her a LIAR. A FReeper last night posted the WalMart "cheapie" list and it listed a month's supply of bit control pills for a whopping....NINE DOLLARS!
Sad. Fluke is a cheap slut humping cheap men that won’t buy condoms.
They’re drawn to him like moths to a flame.
Talk about Arpaio.
Let's have a March on Washington that you organize to remove the Marxist Fraud occupying the White House.
God Bless America.
Rush IS NOT the issue. The enemies within tactics is the issue. I think David Horowitz put it this way "the issue is not the issue." The Left's "issues" are weapons.
About 50 years ago the left's idea of debating turned to screaming "Bigot!" "Nazi!" "Racist!"
No longer discussing the real issues like free speech the Left turned to making their opponents exclusively the issue.
I guess that's the influence of Alinsky.
It's what they do. It's how they've been "winning."
It became a kind of appalling dialectic -- with the Right attempting to escape the verbal assaults yielding 90 percent and the Left yielding at most 10 percent and the result is -- that the enemy within is close to putting an end to America the "shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."
The Right only within the past 20 years started learning how to fight back in kind. We still got a lot to learn, it is clear.
Let patriots Levin and Savage handle this. They know how.
Spent yesterday afternoon/evening and today on the Carbonite site countering the liberal rage.
Anyway, might be better politically if the Fluke sideshow ends now.
Let the religious bodies continue defending their 1st amendment rights.
The rest of us can refocus on Obama.