Rush Limbaugh has now apologized to Sandra Fluke for his comments about her. The apology, even if accepted by Fluke, will not be enough for his far left wing critics who are doing their best to make sponsors pull out from his show.
The problem here is not the apology or even the names he called Fluke. What is the problem?
To use a baseball analogy, the left threw Rush a split finger fastball. The split finger is a great pitch as the batter thinks it is a very hittable pitch. He swings at the ball and about the time he does, the ball dives toward the dirt, leaving the batter with nothing but a swing and a miss.
Rush Limbaugh is one of the best batters in the political media. Usually there is no way he would go for one of these. But a pitch occasionally fools even the best hitters and that is what happened here.
The issue for the Party of Treason and the far left was to change the narrative.
The story had been the Obama Regime’s order that Catholic institutions violate their religious beliefs and act against some of their basic dogma.
As long as this story was the Obama regime violating one of the basic foundations of our Nation, freedom of religion, the regime lost. The left needed to change the narrative.
Sandra Fluke is a professional activist. She is not the 23-year-old student as it was originally represented. She is 30 or 31 and she has spent several years working her way through the feminist establishment. By her own admission, she decided to go to law school at Georgetown, a Catholic school, for the expressed purpose of forcing them to change their position on providing contraception and abortion services to women who receive health insurance through the college.
When Darryl Issa refused to let her testify at a Capitol Hill hearing on this subject, Nancy Pelosi and the Party of Treason decided to stage political theater and had her at a hearing as the only witness.
The hearing was staged political theater with the hope that conservatives would swing at the ball and Rush did.
At the hearing, Fluke did not say she spent $3,000 on contraception. She came up with the bogus claim that, “Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.” While the conservative blogosphere took that silly statement apart, the lap dog liberal media accepted it as gospel.
The rest of Fluke’s ‘testimony’ was full of BS stories about unnamed friends who composed every feminist victimhood group that could be thought of. There was her unnamed lesbian friend who needed birth control pills for an ovarian disorder. Then there was the unnamed ‘rape victim’ would not go to a doctor after allegedly being raped because she thought STD testing would not be covered by the insurance.
Then there was the unnamed married woman who had to drop contraception because it was too expensive.
Honestly the bovine scatology was running so deep here surely the carpets of the Congressional hearing room needed to be steam cleaned when she was finished. Fluke is missing her true calling and should instead be marketing her works of fiction to New York publishers.
The left laid the perfect trap. The story she gave was total crap. Sometimes you learn if a target is too easy, you pass on it.
This was one of those cases.
Fluke went out and took one for the team. Now she is a feminazi superstar. Unfortunately this has also changed the narrative from one of religious liberty to one of the ‘right’ to contraception. Thanks to the change of narrative, those who stand up to the Obama regime are not standing up for religious liberty, we are oppressing women.
Had we all simply ignored Sandra Fluke, she would have quietly gone back to Georgetown and continued to work her way through to become another radical feminazi lawyer.
Instead, we have managed to create a new leftist celebrity.
Big fukin deal. If the conditions you describe, which are pretty rare are treatable so easily with medications that are hardly more restricted than aspirin for cardiacs, then let them chase a medical prescription and argue on a case by case basis. For the other 97 percent of mooches, go get your crotch spachtled or lose some other vice like smoking instead.
Oh, dear! I'm afraid I just lost 'a friend' on Facebook. Didn't even know this individual but she posted a link to an artlce entitled "It's Time for the GOP to Confront Their Rush Limbaugh Problem" and posted how sad it is, the vile discourse in politics now and how Rush so insulted this woman who was just standing up for the rights of women, blah, blah, blah. It infuriated me so I responded that I agreed 100% about the level of vile discourse, why, look at how our former president was treated by the left. I also pointed out how heartbreaking it was the way Sara Palin and her family were treated. She responds, "Wow, Jody, just Wow!" so I went on to point out how if Obamacare is so wonderful, why isn't it applied equally across the board instead of certain groups including Muslims and Unions getting opted out while Christiian groups and organizations are forced to comply regardless of their beliefs but how it was still a nice try on the Dem's part to try to paint the GOP as anti-contraception. I also pointed out that while I'm all for Ms. Fluke not reproducing, I didn't want to subsidize her contraception; no one subsidized mine and I managed to purchase it within my limited budget. I also asked her wonder what is up with Sebilius advocating for 'fewer babies to save health care costs? Are we going to end up like China where the government tells us how many babies we are allowed? And I concluded by saying that maybe I am just seeing things wrong, after all, I am married, Christian and had my children within the bounds of wedlock which is, I know, old fashioned. I also asked her why she responded, Wow? when we wholeheartedly agreed? . . . . and that's when she blocked me. I am so depressed now and lost. How will I make it without one less Liberal as my 'friend'??? I don't know how to go on . .. . .
Liberals who have remained such in the last half decade are not Friends, not of us nor of the USA, and do not deserve even the Facebook formality of being labeled as such if it accords them a soapbox. Piss on them.
Rush caved! Rush should have stood behind the truth!
Totally uncalled for -- when nothing deviated from the truth, and indeed the whole sordid put up job has since been outed.
I see how this Fluke lady is paying for her schooling. Now she wants the taxpayer to help her a long, do college kids know how to work?
Her college days were over before Obama stole his election. She is an overage fraud, a professional student like the SDS creeps at my college (named Frampton) back in the Woodstock era. However, she seems a mediocre journey"man" lawyer from the irrelevancy of her argument and the delivery of same.
That may be a Fluke, but it aint no "lady."
Obama knows that Rush Limbaugh is one of his greatest threats and the only way to put him down is via the money...advertising money that is. Apparently, Quicken Loans have quickly moved away from Rush. Of course, that's possible left-wing propaganda as well. Some of the other talking heads are saying Fox Network came down on him. If that were the case, they would be losing their largest radio money-maker and with Sean Hannity talking about much the same, I don't believe it. What the conservatives really need to do is show our support to Rush by ordering product from www.twoifbytea.com
As you know that's Rush's own company and what a great taste. Now that would be a message he would definitely talk about on his show and literally drive any weak-kneed advertisers and the Left, AND the spineless RINO's crazy!
Same crew at work who got Beck off the air?
Apologies for calling a slut a slut, especially a self avowed one? Or Van Jones a communist, having pronounced himself one in front of a microphone? Bill Ayers an unrepententent terrorist? Doing ones job in reporting and holding onto a huge and reliable audience should not be a matter that would upset a sponsor. However, one of the Alinsky techniques uses this as justification for a band of agenda driven fanatics to bully a sponsor base to the point where even Glenn Beck was only able to count the several gold merchants and a Jewish charity in his court. Talk radio is maybe more resistant to this sort of blackmail, as it simply would not exist were it not for the personalities aired and the positions articulated.
RUSH!! TAKE IT BACK!!!