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This past week, Rush Limbaugh took 23-year-old-coed-cum-30-year-old-libtard-activist Sandra Fluke to task for daring to come before a group of Congresscritters and having the chutzpah  to demand that we, the American taxpayers, give her and her fellow bimboids money to support their $1000-a-year sex habit.

Limbaugh called her – quite properly, I might add – a “slut” and a “prostitute”.  And I say “quite properly” because that’s exactly what she is, by definition.

Today, Rush Limbaugh let down the conservative movement.

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

And in issuing this apology, Rush Limbaugh has ruined everything he’d worked over 20 years to build. Limbaugh’s credibility, if you ask me – and you didn’t, not that I give a shit – is damaged beyond repair.  The one thing you don’t ever  do in this business is apologize to an enemy you may (or may not) have offended.  Say what you mean, and mean what you say, and stand by it, and let the chips fall where they may.

Otherwise, why should anyone believe what you have to say going forward?

Limbaugh has committed what I consider to be a cardinal sin: He backed down.  That makes him worthless to the conservative movement – and to me, as well.

And the more I think about it, the more I realize that it’s going to have ramifications for the Realm™, as well.

Stay tuned.  Barring a major  change of mind, changes are coming to this blog.

3 Comments to “Limbaugh caves; conservative movement hardest hit”

  1. Alan K. Henderson — March 4, 2012 @ 1:25 am

    I have left a lengthy comment here.


    Short version: name-calling is supposed to ridiculing a relevant issue with an individual. Rush picked inaccurate (and sexually vulgar) names, and therefore steered the conversation away from where it was intended. Fluke is a moocher, the conversation should have been on moocherdom and not sluttiness.


    And don’t burst an artery after seeing the linked source of the “moocher” label. Michelle Malkin can be emotionally unhinged at times, but she’s right about Fluke. And give her some credit for calling on Carbonite to stay away from double standards.

    I know you hate anything that looks like our side making a political retreat. TARP was a retreat. Republicans spending a decade in Congressional majority without trying to control spending was a retreat. The Specter endorsement was a retreat. Rush’s apology is not a retreat – not when he’s acknowledging a genuine gaffe on his part without letting up on where Fluke is wrong.

    Hopefully Rush will see the extra ammo on the Internet waiting for him to discover. Starting here:


  2. David Hartung — March 4, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    Perhaps Rush should not have apologized, but perhaps this is a time to follow the example of the Messiah you and I confess, and to forgive Rush his indiscretion? He has been a staunch spokesman for the conservative position for many years, to dump him for a mistake such as this seems a little harsh.

  3. Alan K. Henderson — March 4, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    The left was more ecstatic than offended over Rush’s remark. “Oh goody, something to beat Rush over the head with.” Rush’s apology is meaningless to unprincipled leftists who disapprove of his language only because it was directed at One Of Their Own. I’ll wager that Fluke herself is privately gleeful that Rush made her permanently employable.

    The apology does mean something to the unconverted. We have to remember that political squabbles are heard not only by the combatants. A sense of PR is essential. The late Tony Snow serves as an excellent role model. He could challenge the Left and be nice about it at the same time – the polar opposite of Howard Beale from “Network.” I’ll wager that Snow burst a few lefty and moderate preconceptions about conservatives.

    So did Rush and Sean Hannity. And both have a track record for converting the unconverted. How did they do that? By explaining conservatism – and the logical conclusions of liberalism – in ways that other talk show hosts weren’t. I imagine that not living up to lefty stereotypes helped too. They are upbeat, and they celebrate everyday Americans.

    The apology also means something to those of us who want to (figuratively) yank people by their spleens for double standards. We woudl have less ammo if Rush didn’t apologize.

    (An aside: I’m hearing that Carbonite is having $$$ problems independent of Fluke-gate, and indeed, its stock dropped 25% since mid-December.)

    Forgot where I saw this, but someone’s predicting that Rush will “pull a Breitbart” and launch into the long history of Lefty vulgarisms. Looking forward to his Monday show.

    In the meantime, here’s my nomination for Sandra Fluke Update Theme Song:


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