Most of us already knew Rush Limbaugh was despicable. Just listen to a montage of some of his
greatest worst stupid statements here…. Now it’s common knowledge that in addition to being stupid, the man is just an asshole blowhard (I know that paints a really disgusting image, but so does Limbaugh!)
The blowhard asshole issued a press release that pretended to be an apology this weekend, after five advertisers pulled their ads from his show. It read as follows:
“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.”
Someone should let Limpballs know that an apology does not include conditions. Hey Rush, it’s not the “insulting words” you’re apologizing for Rush, it’s for being a misogynistic hate monger. The words were just how you expressed your hate!
The good news is that eight of his sponsors have said no more. They include Sleep Train, Sleep Number Bed, Quicken Loans, Carbonite, Citrix, Legal Zoom, Pro Flowers. Just today, AOL joined the group of former Limbaugh sponsors.
I actually listened to a bit of his show today to hear if he’s really contrite. I didn’t think so before, and now I know for a fact. Instead, today he began bad mouthing the advertisers who saw the light and bolted from his sinking ship.
Today we began a new segment on the show. Each Monday for the next few months, we’ll speak with another congressional candidate who’s garnered the endorsement of the Blue America PAC.
In the second hour, as we do every Monday, I was joined by Nicole Belle of the afore-mentioned Crooks and Liars for a segment we call Fools on the Hill. Nicole watches the Sunday talking head shows so you don’t have to, and we deconstruct them on Monday morning…
Welcome to one of the fronts in the War on America that the Republican Party has declared upon us. The Sunday shows were full of volleys and sorties and shots across the bow.
One such battle was on This Week where George Will and Peggy Noonan donned their redcoats and insisted that there is no war against women to the disbelief of Donna Brazile and Howard Dean. And because the Earth is still recovering from the wobble on its axis from me agreeing with George Will last week, I find myself agreeing with again. Will definitely wins quote of the week with:
And it was depressing because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.
Speaking of being afraid of Limbaugh, when asked about the scandal, Newt Gingrich opted to attack the media. Carefully avoiding standing against this kind of misogyny, Gingrich lobbed the bomb that it was “silly” that Limbaugh speaks for the GOP. That’s only something the media says to protect Barack Obama.
I don’t know if the GOP was prepared for this incursion by rogue culture war soldier Rick Santorum. Because in the middle of a larger discussion of the Blunt amendment, Santorum referred to contraception as a “grievous moral wrong”. Oops. With reportedly 99 percent of women using contraceptives at one point or another during her child-bearing years, that’s not going to win you many votes.
Speaking of the contraceptive debate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor likened the access to contraceptive care mandate as such an affront to religious liberty that it would be like having the Obama administration tell Jews how to keep a Kosher house. You can’t make this stupidity up.
Speaking of stupidity, albeit consistency, in the wake of 46 deaths across the Midwest due to an incredibly early tornado season (but don’t think climate change has anything to do with it) and millions and millions of dollars of destruction, Ron Paul lets us know that in a Paul presidency, you’re on your own. Sadly, for many Ohioans suffering from severe buyers’ remorse for having elected John Kasich governor, they’re finding that out already.