Limbaugh apologizes to Fluke

Will this end the media’s discussion about Rush Limbaugh’s comments? I’m not sure, all I know is Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) et al. have been quite cheerful the attention is all on Limbaugh, with little attention to the left-wing lunacy regurgitated by Sandra Fluke at the mock hearing.

From RushLimbaugh.com.

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.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air agrees with me that Fluke was used by Democrats.

I think Rush did the right thing in apologizing to Fluke.  However, let’s keep in mind that it was Fluke who made her sexual activity a matter of national political debate by insisting that the government pass laws and regulations forcing employers and insurers to provide her free contraception, and apparently as much as she and others demand.  It’s Republicans who believe that contraception should remain a private affair, and that employers and insurers should be free to decide whether to cover contraception for their employees and customers or not.  Democrats used Fluke to demand that those choices be stripped from private enterprises and instead be forced by the executive branch to entirely subsidize contraception.

31 replies
  1. Chetan
    Chetan says:

    Crystal are you insane???  Did  you even read her transcript?  Her basis for everything is that contraceptives are too expensive??  $3000??? Are you kidding me.  How much sex are they having and why cant they control themselves if it is getting to expensive?  Make the taxpayers pay for recreational sex?  Because this is not a life and death situation that we are dealing with.     Ms Fluke states that 40% of the females are in a financial bind because of the policy of no free contraceptives, why can they not have sex but once or twice a week?  That would save them a ton of money.  So, what I am gathering from these educated women is that they HAVE to have sex, all the time, $3000 worth, they cant help themselves, because of this sexual disease they are losing money hand over fist, cant afford college or it is hard to afford college for this disease?  Also, emotionally, and medical burdens from not having free contraceptives.  So safe sex is not for these educated women?  What ever happened to responsible behavior?    The females that go to the counter to get contraceptives, are what VIRGINS???  Really?? Because that must have been their first time picking up contraceptives.   How much was it and how much was she actually…

  2. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    He had the cogent argument about the cost factor but chose to repeat the statement that she wanted the government to pay her to have sex. Why he even chose to use most of his 3 hours on that subject caused me to turn him off.

  3. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    Is Limbaugh pompous? Yes. Is he an entertainer? Yes. However, in this case he correctly unmasked this young lady as a well-known political shill who very likely was willingly used to spout hyperbole by the Pelosi Brigade.  No one cares about her sexual activities, real or imagined Crystal … but many of us care about false testimony in a public forum.     

  4. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    Now- will Bill M show that he is a worthy man and apologize to Palin for calling her a c—.  Or Michelle B?  Or will the other main stream media “reporters” now apologize for their smear of Palin?  Perhaps not.  They lack the honor.  This whole situation was well thought out.  Like tic tac toe.  It was a public relations event set up by Obama’s press agents – the media and some members of Congress.  They so want to change the issues.  They are press agents – NOT journalists.  That includes David, Bob, Rachel, etc.
    This 30 year old woman is part of fine-tuned drama designed to create havoc.  

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Don’t forget the parade of rather vicious comments that are sent to Michelle Malkin by “tolerant” liberals.  She posts them fairly regularly.

  5. winnie
    winnie says:

    It’s not going to be “that” he apologized, the left will now tear it down and criticize “how” he apologized.   Gimme a flaming break…she put herself out front & center and left herself wide open to be judged.  Boo frickety hoo.  Get ovah it.  If you don’t want to be called names, don’t testify to your need for FREE contraceptives because you consider sex a health care issue.  If anyone out there is having sex only for the benefit of their health, put your hands up, please.

    Didn’t think so.

  6. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Stunning that 1) people cannot grasp that there are medicinal uses for the BC pill and 2) if a person has different views than yours, it’s perfectly alright to call them vile names.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Stunning that some people cannot grasp that there is a profound difference between medicinal uses for contraceptive drugs and purely contraceptive uses, particularly in light of what used to be a universally understood concept of a “conscience clause”.
       
      Vile names are not the province of either political party.  Given her testimony, “useful idiot” would have sufficed.

      • crystal4
        crystal4 says:

        Stunning that Georgetown covers Viagra (we know Rush uses it..he got caught with someone else’s bottle of it at an airport) and vasectomies…..I guess the “conscience clause” only applies to women’s reproductive needs.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        I bet Limbaugh didn’t ask you or me to pay for his Viagra.   What do you have against Viagra anyway?  It is covered because it is not contraceptive.  Quite the opposite actually!

    • winnie
      winnie says:

      Perhaps you missed Steve’s *other post* that quotes the need for the pill for medicinal reasons to be about 14% of the female population.  Those who are able to support their claim that they do require the pill for conditions like polycystic ovaries DID receive coverage — even from a backward, 3rd world universities like Georgetown.
      So, to me, it’s stunning that 1) people cannot grasp the fact that a statistically significant # of these women are NOT being denied the pill for medicinal use (certainly not enough of them to lead to the shredding of the constitution and changing public policy) and that 2) they cannot admit that their real goal is to force the taxpayer to pay for everyone’s pill whether it’s for medical reasons OR for recreational, spontaneous sex. 
      It’s just a step toward forcing us to pay for abortions with tax dollars.  As if we don’t have enough fiscal problems in this country already.

  7. chelly1222
    chelly1222 says:

    If you want to say Pelosi used to Fluke, you are entitled to your opinion.  But you can’t say Rush didn’t use Fluke too.  He used her in an attempt to boost his ratings, like all these shock jocks do.  But he thinks he is the great and powerful Rush, untouchable.  He took it too far.  He went on a 3 day rant.  And it was a most insincere apology, not that I gave a rat’s behind whether he apologized to her.  I feel it’s between them.  He clearly didn’t want to, he doesn’t think he said anything wrong.  He was just being funny.  As for comparing it to Bill Maher, people don’t seem to understand.  Bill Maher lost a job once, remember?  Now he’s on HBO.  No sponsors.  And a channel you have to pay for.  Maybe Rush should try to get a cable show.  Then you could truly tell who his followers are, and he could practice his freedom of speech.
     
     
     

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      So you have to be on cable to practice freedom of speech?  Is that like being unable to make religious references while on public property?  Interesting…

      • chelly1222
        chelly1222 says:

        No, you can practice freedom of speech wherever. I think he has a right to say whatever he wants. I don’t argue that. But just like the saying goes “Think before you speak”, hopefully he will think next time. There are consequences for his actions apparently.

  8. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    Sandra ought to think about how often she flukes but whether this type of thing should be part and parcel of public debate?  Give me a fluking break…  we know how some Limbaugh dancers like to see how low they can go but let’s not Rush to judgement here. 
    Perhaps we’re being made to focus on the trees so we miss the forest but as forest I’m concerned we’re being fluked hard by by this administration that proposes to branch out and micromanage how private businesses offer health care among a host of other intrusion when they ought to be minding their own fluking business.  Every expansion is just another pelvic thrust into the back door of anyone who values freedom.  It’s totally fluked up… we’re sitting idly by and discussing the particulars related to bureaucratic penetrating into the private sector and expanding when we can’t afford the fluking government we already fluking have!

  9. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Yesterday, Pro Flowers announced it would not advertise on Rush (even after the “apology”) because of thousands of angry emails and calls. Makes that the 7th company. That’s good as the other day I was saying I would never use them again….like them for long distance gifts.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      He survived the great 1994 orange juice boycott, when he had all the usual liberal group suspects out in force to force a boycott of him, and he will survive this.
       
      I wonder how many will never use the departing sponsors again?

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        If I were him, I would send her a year’s worth of contraceptives.  But that is me.  😉

  10. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    LOL this is priceless! For once the MSM has been fluked. They’ve stopped printing about the GOP candidates’ WWF competition and concentrated on the devil, aka Rush. Rush is a lightening rod.  I’m going to be singing, the oldie but goodie, “Lightening Strikes Again” all day today. LOL

    • crystal4
      crystal4 says:

      Au contraire. It has long been known that Rush is the “de facto” head of the party and the fact that the GOP and the candidates (save Paul, who really is not a contender) have not repudiated him has a huge effect on the voters. How many women will vote for a Republican now?

      • AthensArcher
        AthensArcher says:

        As a member of “the party” I don’t consider him the head of the party at all. Most of us don’t think we have a true party leader at this point. And yes, I know plenty of women who will vote for GOP candidates in the future. I also know women who would never vote GOP ever. I just asked one if it made a difference that none of the GOP candidates “repudiated” him. The short answer … “nope”

  11. AthensArcher
    AthensArcher says:

    Crystal – for some reason I can not reply to your comment, but Georgetown DOES NOT cover Viagra. Link here, page 29. Exclusions … “Birth control and/or contraceptives, oral or other, whether medication or device; except as specifically provided in the policy;  Fertility agents or sexual enhancement drugs, such as Parlodel, Pergonal, Clomid, Profasi, Metrodin, Serophene, or Viagra;”
    But don’t let the facts get in the way of your talking points. 

    • Steve M
      Steve M says:

      Ok – please stop mentioning Viagra. It’s one of the words targeted in the spam filter. If you do, don’t expect your comment to show up right away … if at all.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        The best part is that “V” isn’t even a contraceptive, and not part of this discussion at all!!  LOLOL!

  12. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Ha, ha, this is double priceless! Who would have thought we would be discussing the “blue pill”. I’m blushing. We should all have built in spam filters so we don’t have to listen to the oinking Animal Farm pigs. For all that no longer read books, it’s by Orwell. Am I elite enough yet?

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