Rush Limbaugh the All-Knowing, All-Loving, cuddly ol’ Teddy Bear would never hurt a flea came un glued during the course of the last few days, and finally went over board. Oh I am sure he figured “This too will pass”, but maybe not this time. Why? Because, the name of the Conservative Talk Show Radio Host game is all about one thing and one thing only. MONEY! Now like any radio program, or TV program if you do something stupid, then you will lose sponsors. If you lose sponsors….You lose your job. Well Limbaugh just might end up doing just that. He might just have to jump his famous EV-1 Lear Jet and fly home to his gated community in Florida. Yes Sir….Give ’em enough rope and one day they might just hang themselves.
According to Yahoo News Rush Limbaugh a Conservative Radio Host labeled Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute for her support of women having access to birth control. The remarks set off a fire storm across the Internet and News shows across the country. It has resulted in several sponsors cutting their sponsorship from the program, according to ABC News.
President Obama called Ms. Fluke to express his support, defending her in the face of the harsh remarks by Limbaugh as “reprehensible…personal and crude”.
Fluke appeared on the Today Show Friday morning to talk about the incident ” I think my reaction was the reaction a lot of women have had historically when they have been called these types of names”, she said. She said the initial response is to be stunned by such harsh remarks and then outraged and very upset. She said “It’s an attempt to silence me, to silence all of us from speaking about health care we need”.
Now, despite the fire raging around his comments, Limbaugh continued his verbal assault on Ms. Fluke on his radio show Friday, even as some conservatives spoke out against his controversial comments about contraception.
“A woman comes out of nowhere,” Limbaugh said Friday. “She’s having so much sex she can’t pay for it.” He continued his rampage.
“So the woman comes forth with this, frankly, hilarious claim that she’s having so much sex, and her buddies with her, that she can’t afford it,” said Limbaugh, “And one person says, “Well did you ever think about maybe backing off the amount of sex that you have? Do you ever think maybe it’s your responsibility for your own birth control, not everybody else’s?”
Limbaugh also argued that Democrats made birth control an issue because Obama is polling badly with women. This isn’t about contraception, this is about expanding the reach of the government into your womb…..Whatever happened to ‘Hands off our bodies’. Limbaugh added that he does not hate women and then asked critics to lighten up.
Mr. Limbaugh’s remarks were an absolute insult to the women of this country. One might note that the testimony offered to the committees in Congress are all male. Not a woman in sight. I understand that Ms. Fluke was banded from speaking on the issue because she was not an expert. She eventually got to sit before an un-Official committee who took her testimony. Mr. Limbaugh rants and raves all the time about free speech, and the people’s right to good government. He attacks however, with dangerous vigor anyone who dares to exercise their right to fundamental Free Speech, if by chance the exercise thereof is not in line with the Far Right Conservative agenda!
Yes my fellow Americans…. You have the right to free speech. You have the right of free movement, you have the right to make decisions for yourself………..As long as that speech, decision, movement, position, or demonstration is line with the Far Right Republican Conservative all male agenda.
If it is not. Then you are open fodder for insulting, degrading, sexist, discriminatory remarks such as those delivered by Rush time and time again. Back off? Give it a break? Limbaugh wants his critics to back off?
Gee Mr. Limbaugh, we thought you would want to be held to the same standards as any other Conservative figure. Be reminded sir that your campaign to get President Obama out of office started before he even took the oath of office. It has gone on,non stop, day after day. The same with Sean Hanady, non stop, day in day out. Well Sir, you set the standards, now you can accept the consequences.
I personally hope they take you and your so-called golden Mic off the air.
That’s my point of view…….Have a great day…….and as usual God Bless America!