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.
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!!!
I quickly scanned the responses on this discussion, so I'm hoping this isn't a repeat.
First--I don't feel he should have apologized--I feel his remarks were right on target and as usual, the left, when they can't rely on truth/facts, manipulate the comments of those on the right to create a distraction. I too am disappointed that he apologized.
That said, maybe he felt he had to for the sake of his business--I've read that he was losing sponsors--Sleep Number and Quicken Loans have both pulled their ads from his program.
If you are so inclined (as we were--we have a sleep number bed and wrote to them telling them to take our name off of any/all lists and don't ever contact us again; additionally, being a Clevelander, we have written to Quicken Loans and told them that we will no longer support the Cleveland Cavaliers--who is owned by Dan Gilbert/head of Quicken Loans), here is the contact info for:
In the "Select a Topic" box, consider choosing "Media Relations" for your topic.
Quicken Loans comment card: (choose a topic for your comment--complaint)
And finally, if you are interested in contacting Georgetown's President, John DeGioia--, who stated "Rush Limbaugh and commentators throughout the blogosphere and in various other media channels – responded with behavior that can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student", yet as the head of a Catholic University has once again, chosen politics/political correctness over Catholicism (remember when he allowed the White House to cover up religious plaques when BHO came to the school to give an economic speech), who, as the head of a Catholic university, has chosen to take the side of a liar/deceitful person over the truth spoken by Rush--you can email him @:
Office of the President
204 Healy Hall
37th & "O" Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057-1789
Tel: (202) 687-4134
Fax: (202) 687-6660
Forget the victimization of this opportunist. What we need is to get our conservative team of investigative reporters, that I'm sure Andrew would have already started, learn everything about this broad, and expose her. It's the only way this will be put to "bed". Sorry for the pun.
I am convinced that she has plenty of skeletons in her closet. It's the only way to fight fire with fire. I'm sick and tired of watching an opportunity wasted this time by us, as the dead fish man always says. Let's use it to our advantage.
Agi you are right.
Thanks Nancy. Here is the email I just sent to the President of Georgetown Univ.:
There is a big change taking place in the leadership of the Catholic Church in recent years. Pay close attention to Timothy Cardinal Dolan of NY. He's a jovial fighter and is in the thick of the battle, as is Corleone of Oakland, Gomez of Los Angeles.
This is also the greatest time for evangelization - probably in history. Yet, Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago states, “I’ll die in bed. My successor will die in jail. “His successor will die in the public square.” Nothing new – Humans are a strange lot, easily enticed by despots with carrots.
See attached, Also on www.webcommentary.com
The problem with all us Conservative vs those wacky Lib's...is we're to " Dam Nice"..Period.
LIberals go after the "Jugglar"like a pack of bulldogs..for anything.
They went right after Rush's sponsors asap..I read (4) pulled out under the pressure ..Sleep # Beds, Legal Zoom and Quicken Loans and not sure on the fouth one.. My wife & I, just placed an order with our local sleep # bed location..It was canceled on Saturday..and I told the store manager why..I'm sure I'll be getting a call this week..
When the Liberal TV idiots call a conservative women something nasty.. its a joke.. Look how they all talk about.. Sarah,Laura Ingraham, Michelle Bachman..you get the point.. We as a group need to start playing "Hardball"..before its to late. Why can't we start calling and threaten their advertisers?????WE all need to grow a set and soon. There has been to much talking and no real action taken on our part in this Battle. And I don't mean physical combat..But I do mean some good old verbal/writing combat..
God .. Please Bless This Once Great Nation of Ours..she needs it badly.. Amen!!
Ed Shultz apologized and was suspended for the Laura comments. And, Sarah is a political figure. No one kept it up for 3 days. Rush fell for this like a dummy. He, of all people, is losing his touch. I am sure most of the advertisers will come back, and I think it is more than 4. But, he has lost his compass. We need a new Rush!
MS FLUKE, wonder if she recieved a twitter of Anthony Weiner's, wiener. Sounds like a whore to me! Read the Proverbs chapter 3 "Shame shall be the promotion of fools". Proverbs 23:27 A whore is a deep ditch and a strange woman is a narrow pit. she also lieth in wait as for a prey and increaseth the transgressors among men."
There was no need to apologize. Her script sounded like it was written by Nancy Pelosi. Her name Fluke fits her. Everyone bashed Obama for apologizing to the Muslim savages that declared open season on American soldiers for burning two desecrate Korans. The result was the apology meant nothing and more American troops have been targeted and killed.
The left won't be happy with Rush's apologize until they exhaust every weapon in there arsenal they have against him.
How many times has Bill Maher used the "c" word to describe Sarah Palin and her daughters and children. You don't see any Women's rights activist go after Bill Maher