Our Long National Nightmare Is Over: Rush Apologizes Over Slut Comment

by William Teach | March 4, 2012 8:30 am

Whew!

(Rush Limbaugh[1]) 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.

His choice of words was poor, but, hey, that’s what can happen when a person is speaking off the cuff, and, come on, let’s face it, I’m sure most people, including Liberals/progressives, though “my goodness, how much sex does she have a day? Does she ever study?” And then Rush doubled down on the comment. But, I’m sure those on the left will graciously accept Rush’s apology….no? They’re still going after him at places like the DU[2], The Politico[3], Think Progress[4], Washington Post[5], and so many other, saying apology no accepted, it wasn’t a real apology (some suggest Obama instruct Rush on how to apologize, cause Obama is really good at it), that Rush should be forced off the air, that he die, etc and so forth.

Why did Rush apologize? As[6] many[7] have[8] suggested[9], I’m sure part if it has to do with losing advertisers. He lost a big one in Carbonite[10]. Also, I’m confident that Rush realizes that this issue distracts from the real issue, namely, government intrusion into religious issues, violation of the 1st Amendment, government mandating coverage, as well as other issues, like Obama’s incompetence, rising gas prices, Iran, unemployment, the economy as a whole, etc. Whether or not the contraception mandate was intentionally intended to distract from the real issues, that’s what happened (which is why I have ignored the kerfuffle over Rush’s comments).

I’m also confident that the apology from Rush was sincere. We’ve all said things in the heat of the moment, and, rather than backing down and realizing that we went over the line, we double down, before eventually realizing we were wrong. I triple dog dare anyone to tell me that’s never happened to them.

But, now that Rush has apologized, will we finally hear

That said, don’t expect liberals to give up on the Rush narrative: it serves to distract from the 99% ineptitude Obama displays as president (yes, he has done a few good things.)

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove[14]. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach[15].

Endnotes:
  1. Rush Limbaugh: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/03/a_statement_from_rush
  2. DU: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101467121
  3. The Politico: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-apologizes-to-georgetown-student-116294.html#comments
  4. Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/03/437166/limbaugh-apologizes-fluke/
  5. Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/limbaugh-apologizes-to-law-student-for-insult-says-he-intended-no-personal-attack/2012/03/03/gIQAz53LpR_allComments.html#comments
  6. As: http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/sandra-fluke-is-medias-martyr-just-as.html
  7. many: http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/52385
  8. have: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/03/rush-i-sincerely-apologize-to-ms-fluke/
  9. suggested: http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/211350.php
  10. Carbonite: http://www.carbonite.com/en/blog/A-Message-from-Carbonite-CEO-David-Friend-Regarding-Ads-on-Limbaugh
  11. Michelle Malkin: http://michellemalkin.com/2012/03/02/sandra-fluke-is-not-a-slut-shes-a-femme-agogue-tool/
  12. Sister Toldjah: http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2012/03/02/where-is-my-phone-call-president-barack-obama/
  13. apologize to: http://www.thepiratescove.us/obamas-businsult-list/
  14. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  15. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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