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.
Amen Judson. I could not be more disappointed in Rush right now.
I am disappointed in you Amen for falling for the lefts poor me , take care of me , I can't think for myself please buy me protection from the big bad world. Get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excuse me Richard? If you actually read Judson's post (before spouting off), you would have realized that I agree with Judson and I'm disappointed in Rush because he allowed himself to be manipulated by the liberal media.
Rush has nothing to apologize for, the truth hurts and he called this activist out, so why is he even thinking of an apology? I guess he shouldn't have called a "slut", a "slut".
Give me a break.
He's off his rocker on this, and you're a sexist pig to support him for doing this.
Donald, oh please, Mr. Leftist. Please show me your comments expressing your personal outrage when Bill Maher was saying garbage like this:
Or, does it not bother you when your fellow Leftists call conservative women names like that, only to be answered by the laughter of their fellow Lefties?**Crickets chirping**.
I could not be more disappointed in Lori right now. When some on the left made vicious personal attacks on Sarah Palin, Rush demanded an apology. Few had the courage to support Rush. The entire Left then engaged in vicious attacks on Sarah and her husband and children with impunity.
Now Rush has again been left out there alone again and the Left is attacking him with impunity. In fact some on our side are agreeing with the Left. What is the matter with you cowards. The woman is a slut and she is trying to force Religious institutions to pay for her and any other slut to be a slut without consequences. Not just contraception but healthcare for STD's. And this is one more widening of the crack in the door toward forcing Religious institutions to abandon all their principles and conscience.
Why didn't she pick a mooslim school? Because she is afraid, because she hates Christianity, because she thinks if Christianity can be made irrelevant then it will be easy to deal with mooslims.
I really wish you folks would read EVERYTHING before you comment. To clarify once again (and for the last time), I am disappointed in Rush BECAUSE he apologized for telling the truth and allowed the liberal media to manipulate him. I was agreeing with Judson's post... that's usually what is meant when someone responds with an "Amen". Everything that Rush said about this "woman" was the absolute truth and needed to be said. I was disappointed that he APOLOGIZED for telling the truth and gave the liberal media more fuel for this non-issue. Geez people... READ.
You don't get it Lori! The reason Rush apologized was because no one was standing up for him. He was out there alone. He was losing sponsors. If you and Judson and all of us had been supporting Rush, fighting for him, he wouldn't have apologized.
I'm not really disappointed in you Lori. You have posted a lot of good Conservative Replies.
The Left see one of their own under attack and they swarm to his/her defense. We see one of our own under attack and we wait to see if he/she can handle it - ie Palin. Then criticize when their knees buckle for lack of support.
I really do get it MUG. That's why I am shocked and disappointed that after all these years and everything Rush has been through with the liberal media, that he would fall for this. He's lost advertisers in the past... and gained two for every one he's lost.
A few have already said that his apology will not affect their decision. It is their loss... financially and morally.
You are correct... the liberals are very good at loudly defending a perceived wrong against one of their own. However, if we remember that truth is on OUR side and we refuse to be engaged with this nonsense, who does that leave them to argue with? His apology gave them fuel... and the ability to drag this non-issue out even longer.
Meanwhile... Rome is burning.
Nobody's manipulating anyone. Rush said something infantile, sexist, and idiotic, and he got called on it.
I can't decide if I am more upset with Rush or with Franklin Graham right now. GROW SOME SPINES, FELLAS!!!