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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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I’ve been reading these posts, and all I have to say to the gutless critics of Rush, who think they know how to do his job better than him, is STGDFU! None of his critics have ever walked a day in his shoes, so none of them know what the hell they're talking about.

The thing that pi$$es me off the most about folks on our side, is some of us are way to eager to throw our own under the bus, or turn our guns on them if they show a little weakness under pressure. If the Marines or the Army did that there would be no one left to fight. We who are conservative need to support each other as a team, and if one of us does start to bend, then we need to lift that person up and do what we can to support them so they don't ultimately fail. Eating our own is not a smart and constructive way to achieve ultimate victory.

There's no doubt Rush works his @$$ off gathering information and doing research for his show prep so he can bring us excellence in broadcasting on a daily basis. I'm willing to bet having the highest radio talk show is not nearly as easy as Rush makes it seem. If Rush let me have a try at the golden EIB mike for a day, I'm guessing it would be the most boring three hours of broadcasting in radio history.

Rush isn't perfect and neither are we, so put the damn stones down, and aim your rhetorical rifles at the left, who are the real enemies.

451 posted on 03/03/2012 5:21:39 PM PST by Victory Rocks (Obama's hope, is to tax all our change.)
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To: sickoflibs
Rush is a entertainer, more so he is a businessman running a business for $$$.

Rush's business is political commentating. He does it in an entertaining way.

It's the left that minimizes Rush's political commentary by calling him an "entertainer".

Now you do it.

452 posted on 03/03/2012 5:22:22 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: sauropod

“If someone NEEDS sex 1,000+ times a year, what are they?”

Is 1,000 times a year really too much?


453 posted on 03/03/2012 5:22:33 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: TSgt

I’m sticking with Rush. $leep Train, Quicken Loan$, and the other $lut-$upporting adverti$er$ can ki$$ my bu$ine$$ goodbye.


454 posted on 03/03/2012 5:22:55 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: papertyger

Your screen name suits you well.


455 posted on 03/03/2012 5:23:19 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Twinkie

I think you are missing the forest for the trees.

Read what she actually said.

I’m quite sure that S&P probably said to him: You are slandering her because there is nothing in her testimony before Congress that specifies what her actual sexual behavior is, and you have to retract.

I don’t blame him for having to do this. I think he was sloppy from the start. He’s just have to clean up the mess now.


456 posted on 03/03/2012 5:24:17 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Yaelle
I don't believe Rush has a boss any longer. He may have some partners in syndication, whom he would certainly respect and protect.

If he lost any sponsors, he'd replace them almost instantly. He'll not lose any/many listeners, so he'll have sponsors. Monday tune in will be a tad on the huge side.

457 posted on 03/03/2012 5:24:50 PM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: Slambat
Is 1,000 times a year really too much?

It chafes me merely to ponder it.

And no, I'm not that old.


458 posted on 03/03/2012 5:25:04 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Yaelle
You know what the difference is between limbaugh and maher?

Not one dimes worth of difference. Both are media sluts.

459 posted on 03/03/2012 5:25:25 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: SkyDancer
Anybody know why the thread about Rush selling his soul was pulled?

I guessing it is probably because it was utter BS.

Just like most of the posts on this thread.

460 posted on 03/03/2012 5:25:41 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: VRWC For Truth
Rush, just retire.
Him retiring isn't going to solve the ailment.
People still need to wake the hell up and think for themselves!
461 posted on 03/03/2012 5:25:51 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: re_nortex

Holy moly! Thank you so much for that pic and link! Doesn’t even look like him...lol. I guess we’ve all changed just a “tad” since that many years ago....hehe.

And yeah, you could be right about that falling off the map. But if Rush had his own station, we could still listen in like we do now, without having to worry about being told what he can or can’t say.


462 posted on 03/03/2012 5:26:05 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: TSgt

Rush is the LAST person on earth I ever thought would cave.
I’m so disgusted I can’t even express it.

I never want to hear him talk about weak-willed Republicans again....


463 posted on 03/03/2012 5:26:48 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I didn’t listen to her testimony, and I have no reason to doubt your summary of it, nor the conclusions you drew from that as regards my original charge - if you were her, I guess I’d have to follow that statement with an apology of mine.

But gosh, even if I grant she’s not (necessarily) a slut, she does seem to be in the business of encouraging - or at least facilitating - slutiness. I’m not real big on forcing others to contribute to that either.

Bottom line, though - you make a fair and reasoned point, and you do so in a polite and considerate fashion; I can’t ask for more.


464 posted on 03/03/2012 5:27:05 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Amazing to watch all of the “Conservative” keyboard warriors tuck their tail and turn on Rush isn’t it?

They’re about as loyal as a slut, truly ironic.
_______
Ron ? where and what are Limbaugh’s loyalties ?
he is a self made millionaire many times over and could even quit and kept laughing at them.
I’m out as well and am not an ironic slut either.


465 posted on 03/03/2012 5:27:21 PM PST by catroina54
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To: Mr Rogers
No, she did NOT say, “I personally need $1000/year for my sex.” However, when she says “WE” and “LIKE ME”, the implication is that her testimony is personal.

Implication, smplication. She didn't STATE as it applied to HER!!

She knew damn well that birth control pills ARE available for free or at very minimal cost.

I agree. And as I stated upthread, I think she is a very dishonest woman for precisely this reason.

466 posted on 03/03/2012 5:27:56 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: TSgt

>I guess his $pon$ors were dropping him like flies so he panicked.<

I know, right! Lose a couple of sponsors and he’d be bankrupt in no time...........


467 posted on 03/03/2012 5:28:05 PM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yeah.

“A Boy Named Sue,” seemed a bit too cliche’


468 posted on 03/03/2012 5:28:18 PM PST by papertyger
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To: apillar

I’m with you. I’ll at least wait until Monday to see how this will work out.

Rush has something up his sleeve.


469 posted on 03/03/2012 5:28:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
"Unbelieveable. This is why the left wins....THEY don’t back down."

Precisely.

470 posted on 03/03/2012 5:28:25 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Slambat
Is 1,000 times a year really too much?

Not enough, in my book ;-)!

471 posted on 03/03/2012 5:29:09 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Victory Rocks
The thing that pi$$es me off the most about folks on our side, is some of us are way to eager to throw our own under the bus

Rush drove the bus over himself. No Conservatives were involved.

472 posted on 03/03/2012 5:29:40 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: philman_36
Not at all. It's just that....usually, when I encounter someone of your ilk, foul temperament and bad manners, it's usually a damned leftie. Color me surprised AND amused.

Not at all. You made asinine comments and I corrected you, nothing more.

From where I sit it sounds like I hit a little too close to home for your liking.

473 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:36 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: TSgt
Photobucket I guess I'd better apologize for wasting bandwidth to help defend a panicked 'apologizer'.
474 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:36 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: onyx
"One more reason to miss Andrew."

AMEN

475 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:52 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: madameguinot
Here,here!
I'm not trying to be rude or trite, but it's "Hear, hear!" as in "hear what's being said".
476 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:52 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: x1stcav

x1stcav said...

“03 Mar 2012...the day EIB died.”

I couldn’t agree more! Rush screwed up big time. The Left now smells blood in the water and will not stop until he is taken off the air!


477 posted on 03/03/2012 5:31:06 PM PST by navydad
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To: XenaLee
But if Rush had his own station, we could still listen in like we do now, without having to worry about being told what he can or can’t say.

Isn't that precisely why Glenn started GBTV?

478 posted on 03/03/2012 5:31:38 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: freedomtrail
Rush caves.wimp

When was the last time you had to call out the bomb squad to your house?

Have you received death threats every day for the last twenty years?

Tell us how you would stand up to that from the safety of your anonymous keyboard.

479 posted on 03/03/2012 5:31:38 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: navydad

As Rush says, the media didn’t make him so they can’t take him down. I, for one, will continue to listen and respect him. If he’s taken off the air, there will be hell to pay to whoever takes him down.


480 posted on 03/03/2012 5:34:22 PM PST by Alissa
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To: sauropod

Rush’s accusation:

“And then there is this story from the Cybercast News Service. Here’s it is. February 29th, Leap Day:

“A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that they’re going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control. Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Pres. Obama’s mandate that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that it’s too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage. Apparently, four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it’s hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, Fluke’s research shows.”

Can you imagine if you’re her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be? Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pope. “’Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception), Fluke reported. It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations.

‘Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,’ Fluke told the hearing. $3,000 for birth control in three years? That’s a thousand dollars a year of sex — and, she wants us to pay for it.” All of this just since January 7th. Just since January 7th. You guys who are thinking you’re not gonna go to college? Let me just say one thing to you: Georgetown. They’re admitting before congressional committee that they’re having so much sex they can’t afford the birth control pills! That’s all you gotta come up with. And all of this is the Republicans’ fault.”


481 posted on 03/03/2012 5:34:28 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: TSgt

Great apology to an admitted slut!


482 posted on 03/03/2012 5:35:15 PM PST by unsycophant
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To: VRWC For Truth

Rush was not the cause of this problem. The cause of this problem is that there are many women (married and single) who use contraceptives and engage in sex. Sex is a gift, but it is for the purpose of procreation. Women who defy God’s will and plan are, as Rush says, sluts. The time has come in this country for the men to take back their women. The answer is not to criticize Rush. It is to reclaim our moral stature in this country.


483 posted on 03/03/2012 5:36:03 PM PST by Tau Food
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To: aruanan

Amen to that!


484 posted on 03/03/2012 5:36:25 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: TSgt

Well, Rush, the gutless RINOs and all the surrender monkeys can wave white flags. You leftists come into my territory and you’ll meet the perfect storm. Time to rock ‘n roll.


485 posted on 03/03/2012 5:37:15 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Mr Rogers
Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pope.

Except she didn't do that.

Look pal, I'm generally a Rush fan and have been a listener since abt 1990. He's clearly wrong to have stated this this way based on what she actually said.

486 posted on 03/03/2012 5:37:33 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Kit cat
FOR GOD’S SAKE STAND UP AND FIGHT THE SAME WAY THEY DO!!!!!

But but but it so much easier to sit here and whine because the guy you were counting on did something you didn't agree with....waaahhhh!!!

487 posted on 03/03/2012 5:37:48 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: conservativebabe

Exactly!!!


488 posted on 03/03/2012 5:38:12 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: sauropod
Isn't that precisely why Glenn started GBTV?

And surprise, surprise....Beck's projects are doing nothing but expanding!

489 posted on 03/03/2012 5:38:49 PM PST by papertyger
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To: philman_36

I was going to post that quote, but you beat me to it. It is who he is, first and foremost.


490 posted on 03/03/2012 5:38:49 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Gene Eric

Can they be removed?


491 posted on 03/03/2012 5:39:49 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: TSgt

Everyone needs to calm down over this issue and not turn on eachother, We have been divided enough by obama and his cronies.

Rush is a talkshow host who expresses his opinion. He is on the radio to talk about current issues which is the same thing we do here. What we must not do is become so dependant on these people that we quit forming our own opinions.

If one of us steps out of line here or goes out of bounds we get banned which is Jims right, but our first obligation is to protect Jim and his staff. No different than Rush and his staff. Or, if Jim were to post something out of line and the dems would be screaming to pull his site if he doesn’t apologize, how many of us would be screaming for him to apologize so the site wouldn’t be taken away. Think about it.

We think for ourselves, we know what she is, and we have enough problems with division thanks to obama. Let’s not make it worse.


492 posted on 03/03/2012 5:40:20 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: XenaLee
Color me surprised AND amused.
Your palette colors are sycophant and vacuous.
You paint your own portrait.
493 posted on 03/03/2012 5:41:40 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: papertyger
Up yours noob.

Back at ya tiger

494 posted on 03/03/2012 5:42:55 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: aruanan
LOL!!!

freedomtrail fails to perceive.sad

495 posted on 03/03/2012 5:42:57 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: VRWC For Truth
You surely don't know what the hell your talking about. Rush has worked his @SS off, and has taken far more hits from the left than you ever have. Even if Rush made a mistake, weather it was using the word slut or apologizing for it, he is human just like you.

I still support Rush and will continue to listen to him. Shooting our own when they are in trouble only helps our enemies and doesn't do a damn thing to win the war for us. With your attitude, I sure wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with you.

496 posted on 03/03/2012 5:43:13 PM PST by Victory Rocks (Obama's hope, is to tax all our change.)
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To: mardi59
If one of us steps out of line here or goes out of bounds we get banned which is Jims right, but our first obligation is to protect Jim and his staff

NO IT'S NOT!!! IT is to protect the Country and the Constitution as our first obligation.

I can't believe i read such a thing on this site. Sheesh!

497 posted on 03/03/2012 5:44:01 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s my take on it as well.


498 posted on 03/03/2012 5:44:35 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: sauropod
4) She had a good friend that had a cyst on her ovary b/c her birth control was not covered ($100/month) and her ovary had to be removed and she may go into early menopause and not be able to give her mother the grandkids she desires and that it is Georgetown’s fault that this is so.

I think I can speak to this since I also lost an ovary to cysts. With the one remaining ovary I went through in vitro (blocked tubes) and had twins. So, in my opinion, unless there is something wrong with the remaining ovary, her friend is full of it.

499 posted on 03/03/2012 5:44:41 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence
>> drugaddict; fatass; married2awhore; oxycontin;

Can they be removed?

Just hit the Report abuse button. I'll do it now.

500 posted on 03/03/2012 5:45:14 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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