Friday, March 2, 2012

People say the darndest things

I purposely left out Rush Limbaugh's "slut" tirade in the previous post because it would be newsworthy if Rush didn't say something offensive.

Also, I figured some news outlets may pick up on the story.

Well, they have.

When a story that makes Republicans/conservatives look bad and ends up on the Fox News website, you know it's too big to ignore.

To sum up: a Georgetown University law student wanted to testify last week about the contraception-insurance mandate, but she was barred from doing so by the Republican leading the panel. She testified later in a panel led by Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

Rush, who has never met this woman, Sandra Fluke, and knows not a thing about her, called her a "slut" and "a prostitute."

He doubled down the next day and said she apparently was having so much sex, she should "post videos online" of her having sex.

He tripled down today after President Obama called the woman and told her that her parents should be "proud" of her. Rush said, "I'd be embarrassed. I'd go into hiding."

Just your average, run-of-the-mill week for Rush. No biggie.

Except that a couple of advertisers claimed they were pulling ads from his radio show. They'll be back, because Rush does have 20 million daily listeners.

Some of those listeners sounded off in Rush fashion on the Fox News story, where as of 4:45 p.m. on Friday, almost 13,000 had posted comments.

Here's a sample:

"I think stupid sluuut may have been a better choice of words." - progunn

"Rush has nothing to apologize for.  Fluke is definitely a Jezebel and so is anyone who defends her." - Bedford Crenshaw

"She basically admitted that her and her classmates were sIuts, how is that defamation of character?" - geminimoon

But then, some Republican politicos started to mildly criticize Rush while slamming Democrats for trying to make money off the brouhaha.

NRSC Vice Chairwoman Carly Fiorina told CBS that Limbaugh comments about Fluke were “insulting in my opinion.” She added that Limbaugh was serving as “a distraction from what are very real and important issues.”

A "distraction?" 

Hardly. These are the central issues for winguts and dittoheads, which comprise the base of the GOP. These folks, millions of them, back Rush's comments 100 percent.

Make no mistake, Rush is The Godfather of all Republicans politicians. They must kiss his ring and anything else he demands of them.

If they cross paths with Rush, they are soon forced to kneel before him, apologize profusely, and swear everlasting allegiance to him and his millions of "dittohead" listeners.

When Republican House Speaker John Boehner went out on a huge limb and called Rush's comments "inappropriate," he ensured that he would likely lose the speaker position unless he tells Rush, "I'm sorry."

At the end of the day, the GOP's "Big Tent" just got a little roomier.

1 comment:

  1. Rush is an idiot. A smart idiot, but an idiot all the same. But what the hell do you know about, "newsworthy?" You're just as big an idiot, who just happens to be playing for the other team. And a blogger, to boot.