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McCain says Limbaugh’s comments were ‘Totally Unacceptable’
According to news reports, former Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate John McCain said it’s “totally unacceptable” for Rush Limbaugh to call a law student a “slut” in the political furor over requiring that women get birth control coverage free of charge.
Speaking out on the CBS program `This Morning,’ the McCain said Limbaugh’s statements were unacceptable “in every way” and “should be condemned” by people across the political spectrum.
While it’s true Limbaugh has attempted to apologize for the three day long attack on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke the controversy continues to storm around him with more than 20 advertisers and two radio stations dropping his program.
The current crop of GOTP presidential candidates are desperately scrambling to distance themselves from Rush’s comments but Democrats are in a feeding frenzy, seizing on the flap to accuse conservatives of waging a “war on women.”
Limbaugh’s wrong, that’s all, he’s wrong; no ifs, ands or buts. There’s no justification for his attack on Fluke and his so-called apology clearly isn’t cutting it. He needs to man up and do the right thing; oh wait, what am I saying?
According to news reports Rush Limbaugh’s allegedly apologizing for defaming Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke when he said on his program, “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”
On Limbaugh’s blog he makes his rather feeble attempt to right this huge wrong;
“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.”
Excuse me, he “did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke? How else does someone interpret, “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”?
He didn’t mean a personal attack, what else is it when you call someone a slut and a prostitute?
El Rushbo continues “apologizing“, “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.”
At least he did manage to sincerely apologize, which is more than anyone without half their brains tied behind their backs ever thought he’d do, and certainly his entire statement would mean a lot more if he’d managed to just say the last line. But no, Rush had to try to justify calling a woman a slut and a prostitute by claiming it was an “attempt to be humorous”. What kind of humor is it when you call a woman a slut and a prostitute? Clearly Limbaugh’s never matured past the 10th grade.
Fact is there’s no justification for Limbaugh calling Ms. Fluke a slut and prostitute, and Limbaugh’s belated apology – made after pressure was brought to bear by advertisers leaving his show – demonstrates he’s still a poor excuse for a man.
Woman Denied Right to Speak at Contraception Hearing’s a ‘Slut’?
Right wing uber-conservative blow hole, Rush Limbaugh has once again shown his red neck classless upbringing calling the woman who was denied the right to speak at a controversial contraception hearing a “slut”.
Limbaugh’s current sexist target is Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown Law School, who was invited as a Democratic witness at a Congressional hearing about the Obama administration’s contraception policy. However, Darrell Issa, the uber-conservative Republican Tea Party (GOTP) committee chair at the hearing, prevented her from speaking, while only allowing a series of men to testify about the policy. Who in their right mind would think the GOTP House would, should or could be so openly obtuse and think no one would notice?
Reportedly Fluke was allowed to eventually testify before a Democratic hearing, and spoke about the need for birth control for both reproductive and broader medical reasons. She testified in particular a friend of hers who needed contraception to prevent the growth of cysts.
In Rusty Limbaugh’s drug addled mind Fluke wasn’t testifying about woman’s health needs she was promoting government sponsored casual sex.
“Can you imagine if you were her parents how proud…you would be?” he said. “Your daughter … testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she wants President Obama to provide them, or the Pope.”
Personally, I’d be very proud of either of my daughter were testifying about their rights before Congress.
“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”
Limbaugh needs to pull his head out of his fourth point of contact; if she was my daughter I’d be immensely proud, and I’d have already popped him square in his blow hole and served him with a law suit.
Where’s the outrage? Where’s Laura Ingraham’s call for Limbaugh to be suspended and demand that he apologize to this young lady? Or is it OK to call progressive woman sluts? I guess it’s just another case of right-wing hypocrisy.