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Paul: Limbaugh apologized for personal gain
CBSNews ^ | March 4, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 03/04/2012 10:57:08 AM PST by South40

(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul said an apology by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" was not sincere, and was made only because it best served Limbaugh.

On CBS News' "Face the Nation," the Texas congressman told host Bob Schieffer that Limbaugh's apology "was in his best interest."

"He's doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off of his program. It was his bottom line he was concerned about," Paul said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 03/04/2012 10:57:11 AM PST by South40
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To: South40

Isn’t it time for Ron Paul to just go away?


2 posted on 03/04/2012 10:58:22 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: South40

Now there is an ironic criticism coming from a politician.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 10:58:56 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: South40

Sort of like when Ron Paul did an about-face on the newsletters he published after he decided to run as a Republican?


4 posted on 03/04/2012 11:00:43 AM PST by Kleon
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To: All

“Never apologize. Your friends won’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.”


5 posted on 03/04/2012 11:00:52 AM PST by SamKeck
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To: South40

The need to apologize has to originate somewhere. Guess whenever Rob Paul issues an apology we’ll know it isn’t honest or sincere. Projection on display.


6 posted on 03/04/2012 11:01:05 AM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: South40

Why would Paul even comment on such a thing? It doesn’t serve his interest to say a word.

But, he is probaby right.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 11:01:13 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: South40
I consider Ron Paul to be a Liberal. I think that Liberalism is the dominant thread within the Libertarian philosophy.

I think Ron Paul -- like John McCain -- is very happy to attack any Conservative, at any time. He's much more comfortable with people like Romney.

8 posted on 03/04/2012 11:01:18 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: South40

9 posted on 03/04/2012 11:02:21 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: South40; All

I don’t agree with Rush Limbaugh’s apology. My disagreement stems from the fact that he made an apology at all. He should have stood his ground and stuck by the original words that he uttered. To “roll over” and try to satisfy these leftists is totally unacceptable. Were she not a slut, she would not have made the ridiculous statements that she made in public.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 11:04:10 AM PST by davisfh
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To: South40

It is possible for an action to be self serving and genuine at the same time.

Only those who are always doing the former and never the latter don’t understand that fact.


11 posted on 03/04/2012 11:04:48 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: South40
Gotta love Ron Paul, every word comes from him projects his own thinking - not that of others.

So, if he (Paul) thinks Limbaugh apologized for "personal gain," Paul really means that is the only reason he, himself would do so.

Just like Limbaugh has said so many times in the past, "listen to what Democrats say about conservatives and you will find out what they really would do!."

12 posted on 03/04/2012 11:05:57 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: South40

Ron Paul is a kook, but I mean, come on, he is right about this.

Rush only apologized because he was losing sponsors. Everyone in the world knows it. It would be nice if Paul were more a team player and could just keep his mouth shut, but in the end what he is saying is entirely correct.


13 posted on 03/04/2012 11:06:08 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Lorianne

‘Cause he was asked. I just happened to see Face the Nation and Paul was on after Gingrich. And, I’m sure Limbaugh would want his apology to be looked at like that, as a forced business decision.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 11:07:35 AM PST by ngat
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To: South40
Rush has always pointed out the elite RINO GOP establishment elite Leftist mendacity of Romney so it stands to reason one of Mitt's prize hemorrhoids--best location for anus kissing-saves on travel time—the bent racist antisemitic Islamonazi loving Nut from Texas would come out against him.
15 posted on 03/04/2012 11:08:33 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: South40

I don’t think Rush should have apologized, but he may have in order to avoid a slander lawsuit by Fluke.


16 posted on 03/04/2012 11:13:04 AM PST by Hammer Tym (Skateboarding is a crime)
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Paul isn’t an ally of the right. Why don’t people understand?


17 posted on 03/04/2012 11:13:23 AM PST by Politics4US
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To: zerosix
When I read it I took it that Paul was saying, "Rush apologized but he didn't mean it so get over it!"

Self-preservation is the first law of nature. so I've been told.

18 posted on 03/04/2012 11:14:38 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: South40

when it comes to nutty, Ron eclipses squirrel poop found under a Texas pecan tree..


19 posted on 03/04/2012 11:16:13 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: South40

I hope they weren’t.


20 posted on 03/04/2012 11:16:16 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: davisfh
I don’t agree with Rush Limbaugh’s apology.

I don't either. That being said, I think he should have stopped at the "slut" thing,and not said any more,unless he was asked to elaborate,and then he could have simply made the point that she admitted it herself by announcing to the world that she was having so much sex she couldn't afford her birth control. Instead,he went further by saying she should "make a sex tape"....oops.

His apology should have gone something like,"Look,she put herself out there as such,and I simply reaffirmed what she herself had said. I stand by those words.The other stuff,ok,I was having a little too much fun,I guess,and I apologize for that."
21 posted on 03/04/2012 11:18:13 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: davisfh

I agree Rush had no personal need to apologize

He could have easily taken the them to a different level - and point out how this “poor girl” embarrassed herself was prostituted by the likes of Pelosi for a cheap political campaign.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 11:20:40 AM PST by PGR88
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To: South40

RonPaul needs to shut up and go away


23 posted on 03/04/2012 11:21:49 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: South40

I think losing Carbonite must have shocked him. He does the ads personally so it must be a HUGE account.


24 posted on 03/04/2012 11:22:39 AM PST by DManA
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To: South40

“...made only because it best served Limbaugh.”

So, when someone does something that is fully in keeping with the tenets of the Libertarian philosophy, Dr. Paul attacks? That would seem to seriously jeopardize his Libertarian credibility, IMO.


25 posted on 03/04/2012 11:25:48 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: davisfh

“To “roll over” and try to satisfy these leftists is totally unacceptable. Were she not a slut, she would not have made the ridiculous statements that she made in public.”

Rush didn’t roll over to satisfy leftists. that’s absurd. He apologized because he made a gross business error. He cannot fund his empire on donations. He needs major bucks from advertisers to stay on the air. He’s hoping he didn’t go too far this time and an apology will be enough. He has no evidence to prove anything against that silly woman. I would imagine a major settlement is being arranged as we speak. If he loses markets, he’ll find a way to be on the air somewhere, but it won’t be the same.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 11:27:44 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Good-bye, Andrew. Thank you.)
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To: ReneeLynn

I have no idea how old you are, but when I was a child in the 1950s, there was this little character in the Superman comic books who had a very difficult name to pronounce because it was composed of random letters beginning with the letter X. He was a trouble maker and the only way to get rid of him was to pronounce his name correctly. Similar to the Rumplestiltskin story. It’s been many years since I’ve read Superman, but if my memory serves me correctly, he looked a like like Ron Paul. Maybe if we pronounce his name, he will disappear, just like Mr. X........


27 posted on 03/04/2012 11:30:52 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: ReneeLynn

And if Rush hadn't apologized, I imagine Doc Paul would have ripped him, too.

28 posted on 03/04/2012 11:33:40 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: murron

Mr. Mxyzptlk.


29 posted on 03/04/2012 11:35:44 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: South40
Paul is an interesting character this season. He gets to point to the failings of everyone else and call names, but he's above it all. And they say Santorum’s sermonizing is insufferable. He reminds me of another great accuser that I hear about every Sunday.
30 posted on 03/04/2012 11:42:34 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: South40
I'm inclined to agree with Ron Paul on this. Limbaugh accomplished nothing with his apology except betraying the cause of conservativsm in ceding to his critics that WE have to watch our words while they are exempt from any such standard. The very least he could have done was to demand similar retractions from the likes of Bill Maher and Jon Stewart. Sauce for the goose and all that ...

His quick reversal demonstrates to me that he is less concerned with principle than profit. Which does not disqualify him as a beacon for conservative thought, although it does dim his light considerably, in my opinion.

31 posted on 03/04/2012 11:44:27 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: DManA

F**k Carbonite. I’m dropping them.


32 posted on 03/04/2012 11:46:40 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: South40
"Ron Paul said an apology by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" was not sincere, and was made only because it best served Limbaugh."

Carrying Democrat water, and explaining the motives he would have for apologizing for an insult. Very efficient.

Generally, the reaction to Rush's apology is why one does not ever apologize for anything in politcs.

33 posted on 03/04/2012 11:51:36 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: South40

Hey Paul, what crawled up your immoral azz all of sudden?
Check this out. Everyone loves S.L.U.T.S.

http://www.facebook.com/VerifyTheRecall?sk=wall


34 posted on 03/04/2012 11:51:56 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: South40

Well he’s right, isn’t he? Does anyone actually believe Limbaugh meant any of that apology?


35 posted on 03/04/2012 12:05:28 PM PST by jmc813
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To: jmc813

He’s right, but what’s the point of Paul saying it? Sounds like he’s trying to help destroy Limbaugh’s credibility. Paul’s been working for the R establishment candidate in this campaign from the beginning, and they don’t like Limbaugh either.


36 posted on 03/04/2012 12:21:07 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: South40

Why else would he apologize??? For HER personal gain?? Back to the attic for you, Ron!


37 posted on 03/04/2012 12:31:58 PM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: davisfh

But she’s not a slut. She is a 30-year old shill who presented herself as a twenty-three year old slut.


38 posted on 03/04/2012 12:32:21 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: South40
"It was his bottom line he was concerned about," Paul said.

SO o o . . .?

39 posted on 03/04/2012 12:35:56 PM PST by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary.)
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To: South40
"It was his bottom line he was concerned about," Paul said.

SO o o . . .?

40 posted on 03/04/2012 12:37:17 PM PST by MSSC6644 (I am Breitbart!)
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To: South40
I was surprised at the news that Rush Limbaugh issued an apology to the Flake woman but assumed he did it to help retain disgruntled advertisers. So what? I would have just termed Ms. Flake 'promiscuous' and let it go at that. Rush's decision to double down the next day and say she should make a sex tape for America was over the top - and I think he realized it.

Ron Paul is just siphoning off votes from conservatives and is a distraction. As a libertarian the septuagenarian Texas congressman is acting as a blocker (of conservative votes) for Mitt Romney. I wish he would quit.

The Carbonite company can go straight to you-know-where. I'll never buy their product.

41 posted on 03/04/2012 12:37:17 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: ReneeLynn
Exactly.

Having to look at his name on the republican ballot just sickens me and some that call themselves Republicans buy his load is beyond me.

42 posted on 03/04/2012 12:38:18 PM PST by Palin_Rubio2012
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To: South40

Again and again we hear “the folks” speak of “conservatives”!

But who is really a conservative?, and what really is a “conservative?”

Who and where can EVERYone really even speak on this?

*********

Right you are !!!!!

Semper Watching!
*****


43 posted on 03/04/2012 12:47:27 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Jim Scott
Rush's decision to double down the next day and say she should make a sex tape for America was over the top

I'll say, unless it was for DNC eyes only.......

44 posted on 03/04/2012 12:51:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: South40

Well thanks, Captain Obvious!

I really wish Limbaugh had made a slightly different apology:

“I apologize for calling her a ‘slut’. In the heat of my show, I used the incorrect term when talking about Ms. Fluke. A slut is someone who has lots of sex, without requiring payment for such. The term I meant to use was ‘whore’.”


45 posted on 03/04/2012 1:03:04 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar; South40
Well thanks, Captain Obvious!

Just to be clear, this statement is directed at Paul, not yourself :)
46 posted on 03/04/2012 1:05:25 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: ReneeLynn

Rush should endorse Ron Paul. That would end Paul’s support from the left.


47 posted on 03/04/2012 1:08:18 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: South40
Help spread the truth that is at this link! Rush was right in everything he said! After reading below, you will know the truth about Sandra Slut Fluke!

http://www.floridapoliticalpress.com/2012/03/03/sandra-fluke-a-white-house-plant-in-contraceptive-controversy/

48 posted on 03/04/2012 1:15:37 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: South40

At least Rush acted like a man and didn’t say his statements were not made or were misstated. Yet, gutless wonder Ron Paul said he never read his newsletters which were loaded with KKK racist material. Man up..puke!!


49 posted on 03/04/2012 1:17:43 PM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: South40
I wasn't aware that Dr. Paul is omniscient. I wish I could read minds.

If Rush personally felt that he should make an apology, then he was right to do so. Rush is probably aware that he improperly personalized the debate rather than staying on the issue. Just because he was accurate in his description of her don't mean that he was right to publicly call her that.

50 posted on 03/04/2012 1:20:06 PM PST by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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