Skip to comments.Paul: Limbaugh apologized for personal gain
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.
Isn’t it time for Ron Paul to just go away?
Now there is an ironic criticism coming from a politician.
Sort of like when Ron Paul did an about-face on the newsletters he published after he decided to run as a Republican?
“Never apologize. Your friends won’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.”
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.
Why would Paul even comment on such a thing? It doesn’t serve his interest to say a word.
But, he is probaby right.
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.
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.
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.
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!."
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.
‘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.
I don’t think Rush should have apologized, but he may have in order to avoid a slander lawsuit by Fluke.
Paul isn’t an ally of the right. Why don’t people understand?
Self-preservation is the first law of nature. so I've been told.
when it comes to nutty, Ron eclipses squirrel poop found under a Texas pecan tree..
I hope they weren’t.
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.
RonPaul needs to shut up and go away
I think losing Carbonite must have shocked him. He does the ads personally so it must be a HUGE account.
“...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.
“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.
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........
And if Rush hadn't apologized, I imagine Doc Paul would have ripped him, too.
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.
F**k Carbonite. I’m dropping them.
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.
Hey Paul, what crawled up your immoral azz all of sudden?
Check this out. Everyone loves S.L.U.T.S.
Well he’s right, isn’t he? Does anyone actually believe Limbaugh meant any of that apology?
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.
Why else would he apologize??? For HER personal gain?? Back to the attic for you, Ron!
But shes not a slut. She is a 30-year old shill who presented herself as a twenty-three year old slut.
SO o o . . .?
SO o o . . .?
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.
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.
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 !!!!!
I'll say, unless it was for DNC eyes only.......
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’.”
Rush should endorse Ron Paul. That would end Paul’s support from the left.
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!!
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.
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