Rightbloggers Ride Rush Limbaugh's Slut Wagon Into a Ditch

tomt200.jpgRemember the Clarence Thomas hearings, and how David Brock (then a right- rather than a left-wing operative -- yes that's how long ago it was!) called Anita Hill "a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty"? Remember how decent people were outraged by this appalling breach of decorum?

Boy, those were the days. Last week, Rush Limbaugh called a young pro-contraception activist a slut and a prostitute because -- well, basically because she was a young pro-contraception activist.

Rightbloggers cheered this advancement of the public discourse and family values.

Limbaugh spent a lot of time last week attacking Sandra Fluke, who had appeared at a Congressional hearing to speak in favor of Obama's birth control insurance mandate. Fluke argued that some women had trouble paying for contraceptives, which necessitated the inclusion of birth control in insurance coverage, which Republicans have been seeking to deny on alleged religious grounds.

Among Limbaugh's bon mots on Fluke: "She's having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills," "Essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute," "If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I'll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch."

A couple of conservatives, such as Ann Althouse, thought this was a little over the top. But most of them... well, let them tell it.

"Rush Calls Some Slut a Slut and Everyone Gets Sand in Their Collective V@g!n@," said The Alternative Conservative, who apparently found "vagina" offensive but "slut" OK.

"Please don't call Sandra Fluke a slut," said Ace of Spades. "Respect her for what she is, a shiftless rent-a-cooch from East Whoreville."

"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?'" fantasized William Teach.

Things were a little different at the classier rightblogs. At National Review, for example, Daniel Foster called Limbaugh's comments "ungentlemanly' before explaining why Limbaugh was perfectly within his rights to call the slut a slut. Class will tell!

First, said Foster, Rush was Right cuz he's funny: "He considers himself an entertainer," explained Foster, "and routinely says outrageous and/or un-PC things in the service of being provocative (in both the good and bad senses of that word)." So why you stressin', ladies? He's just making a joke! Also, "Bill Maher, Janine Garafalo, or if you like, Keith Olbermann" said something racy once, so there.

At the same venue, Mona Charen complained that NBC had edited her remarks to make it seem as if she had objected to Limbaugh calling the woman a slut and a prostitute. Liars! she cried: She had in fact offered "a full-throated and vigorous defense of Rush that went on for 5 minutes."

Charen added, "While I had thought that they were going to include at least one woman who didn't see it their way, I was wrong."

Charen then revealed what she had really told the MSM lieberals: That while she thought Limbaugh's "choice of words was crude... I certainly understood and sympathized with the point he was making," which was, along with the point that Sandra Fluke is a slut and a prostitute, "a law student is now a hardship case? She needs the rest of us to provide her with free contraceptives?" This is a strange way to describe the collection of insurance benefits, but at least Charen was clear on the point that Sandra Fluke is a prostitute.

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Some rightbloggers tried what one might call, if one were brain-damaged, a humorous approach.

John McCormack of the Weekly Standard, for example, heard that "birth control pills can be purchased for as low as $9 per month at a pharmacy near Georgetown's campus," which is also "the price of two beers at a Georgetown bar." Get it? Fluke can be had for the price of two beers, haw haw! Come on, lady, we laughed when you came in!

At The Daily Caller, Ekulf Ardnas agreed: "[Fluke] has an incredible array of birth control devices and techniques to choose from," he said, "including birth control pills, patches, caps, rings, shots, diaphragms, implants, spermicides (foam, jelly, cream, film), male condoms, female condoms, morning-after pills, Depo-Provera, IUDs, pulling out, tubal ligation and, yes, abortion. Do they still make chastity belts?" Haw haw, all them creams and jellies and she's still not satisfied. What a slut!

Also a greedy slut, apparently, because in order to afford her copious birth control options, "she has the choice to economize on her routine expenses and not have cable TV," wrote Ardnas, "that evening out with friends or that new pair of shoes... She has the choice to not have sex at all, thereby completely eliminating the risk of an unwanted pregnancy. This is crazy talk, of course," because she's a slut.

"I must ask liberals, what's your problem?" said Don Surber. "Because all last summer, liberals held Slutwalk protests all over the world. Now some of these same women are acting like shocked 19th Century Victorian matrons." (Next week: How come they can call each other "nigger" and we can't?)

Others tried to be reasonable. "Young Sandra Fluke of Georgetown Law is not a 'slut,'" admitted Michelle Malkin. "She's a moocher and a tool of the Nanny State. She's a poster girl for the rabid Planned Parenthood lobby and its eugenics-inspired foremothers." See? civility!

Some even tried journamalism. "This morning, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show," reported eagle-eyed Jammie Wearing Fool, "it was revealed that [Fluke] is 30 years old, NOT the 23 that had been reported all along."

What do you mean, so what? Jammie Wearing Fool will tell you so what! "In other words, folks, you are being played," he hollered. "She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her."

Plus, "[Fluke's] professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City." Ah-HA! "My only question is, how does someone go from being a champion of domestic violence issues to an expert of women's reproductive health issues?" Answer that, MSM lieberals!

Their support of Limbaugh, even at his most unfathomably offensive, was understandable; from the smallest rightblogger to Bill O'Reilly (who did his own copycat version of Limbaugh's routine), they all know that when the big man speaks, megadittoes are the only appropriate response. When silly liberals, or women who found "slut" an inappropriate term for a female political opponent, began to complain, rightbloggers did what they always do: They portrayed themselves as the victims (e.g. NewsBusters, who denounced the "left-wing attack on Rush Limbaugh"), and kept on yelling.

But then something unusual happened: Some mainstream conservative pundits and politicians began, however timidly, to question Limbaugh's choice of words -- and, more importantly, sponsors started dropping his show.

Suddenly these fans of the free market leapt to defend Limbaugh's Constitutional right to hold onto his advertisers.


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pws
pws

"Mother, she's just a stranger"! As if men don't desire strangers! As if... ohh, I refuse to speak of disgusting things, because they disgust me! You understand, boy? Go on, go tell her she'll not be appeasing her ugly appetite with MY food... or my son! Or do I have tell her because you don't have the guts! Huh, boy? You have the guts, boy? -- Norma Bates, Rightwing Pundit

OTVIIIisGrrr8!
OTVIIIisGrrr8!

We in RTC are opposed to women being sluts.

Oops! Wrong blog...

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Limbaugh has, by his own definition, called every one of the women (active duty service personnel and military dependents) who receive contraceptives through the taxpayer-supported Tricare health insurance, sluts and prostitutes. He has demanded that he receive tapes of their sexual acts since he is paying for their contraceptives. Dump this draft-evading, pathologically lying goober from Armed Forces Radio. 

Liberal A$$WIPES
Liberal A$$WIPES

Leftist reprobates ruined the United States. Happy? Or do you need to smoke some weed or pop some pills to get you there? Rush Limbaugh is a decent manm and cretins like most of you here don't matter a dingleberry. You suck, and your defense of the tramp in question shows that you are hard-up for a woman who won't ask you to wear a condom or even make you pay for her birth control while you "explore your sexuality" together. All of you leftists SUCK!

roge69
roge69

She sounds like an attention-getting, gold digging tramp to me.  And for the Rush haters...we can see where the truth hurts.

Angel J. Perea
Angel J. Perea

POSTED: FYI Sure it was, two days after advertise sponsors started calling! Mr. Limbaugh’s “on second thought” recant apology to save his financial behind is too little; late to women is neither sincere nor accepted! Why do these comments from a Big slutty Mouth, arrogant, Classless, person with a past drug abuse record and an extreme right-winger not surprise anyone? These words are a true reflection of Limbaugh’s long expressed personal core values and coming home to roost! Maybe he should fill his Big Mouth with his own Aspirins! But this is America! This ignorant jerk has a right to spew his poison! But everyone should listen to one last show to identify and boycott any and all of his commercial sponsors as well as any Politician that fails to condemn these comments! His conduct is shameless and repugnant!

Glenn
Glenn

I'm glad to see this thread has become a refuge for a deranged concern troll who clearly has no other place to go. At least it's keeping her off the street. (OMG! Will she think that's a reference to....!?)

Stephen Whitmore
Stephen Whitmore

Rush Limbaugh has not apologized for what he said.  He said that he would have used different words.  When you say the kind of things that he said over three days you cannot take them back or produce a credible apology.  Let me see the listing of all his national and local advertisers so I can be sure that I do not patronize them.

mds
mds

 "My only question is, how does someone go from being a champion of domestic violence issues to an expert of women's reproductive health issues?"

She doesn't, not without getting a sex change and a clerical collar first.

SFAW
SFAW

What I want to know is: WTF is "twitty head" and "froth away"? Is Alessandro/a giving us a veiled hint that he/she is a Santorum troll-for-hire? Or just repressed/whatever?

In any event, the even if he/she hadn't told us that he/she is conservative, it was obvious from all of his/her projection.

o3
o3

EPIC RUSH FAILZ

rush cut the legs out from under his defenders, just like he tried to do w her testimony but failed.

and the gop jihad on women continues...& continues to be noticed by women.

Alessandra
Alessandra

twitty heads -

Rush just held up a great mirror to you all and you can go on your fake outrage until November.

I think you should encourage Sandra Fluke to sue Limbaugh

Nothing would be more fun

Froth away...

Glenn
Glenn

 "No advertiser was more associated with Rush than Carbonite, an online computer back up company," Jacobson went on. "Rush often would read Carbonite's ads himself, and would tout their service."

Um, yeah, just like Stephanie Miller and Thom Hartman do on progressive radio. Can one really be a professor of law at Cornell University and not recognize common AM radio advertising practices?

RolloMartins
RolloMartins

I heard O'Reilly's take on this, and thought I heard something interesting, but no one has commented on it so maybe I'm off-base. O'Reilly consistently mispronounced her name Fluck, rhyming with a rather well-known and over-used curse word. Now, to my mind, Ms. Fluke's name is easily pronounced, and spelled in such a way that to mispronounce it in such a way leads me to conclude it was done on purpose with a certain objective. Anyone else see it that way?

RPorrofatto
RPorrofatto

Ekulf Ardnas. Wow, those Tuckerfuckers are such wits. An anagram of Sandra Fluke! LOLOLOL.

Whaddya think? That "array of birth control devices and techniques" post is puerile and vapid enough to be Treacher, but I'm guessing it's the Man Himself. Makes me want to slam a Swanson TV dinner against a bathroom stall, but, like pretty much everything else that sucks, Swanson is now owned by the Blackstone Group.

WTF22012
WTF22012

What is it about all these certified closet homosexuals like Rush that get you rightwing lunatics in a lather? Ordinarily you folks cant stand homosexuals but a stud like Rush gets you all upright and righteous. Still I support people like you all the way and hope you do comment and continue out their hollaring and yelling your support for Rush. Make no mistake their are plenty of Republican women just as turned off by this closet queen as most other right thinking AMERICANS.So please, continue writing  comments such as this calling this young women a "tramp" and  "hard up woman who wont ask you to wear a condom...". Its great! You know so little about how women feel about these things.

CardinalRed
CardinalRed

What's a manm?  You are are virgin, aren't you?  Hate women much?

Hermagaunt
Hermagaunt

 Rush Limbaugh, admitted pill addict and alleged pedo, built a career out of calling half the nation traitors after lying about basic facts on the environment, science, economics, psychology, right down to sports. He is not a decent man at all.

SFAW
SFAW

I see you've gone off your anti-psychotic meds again. Might consider going back on them, soon.

robinlandseadel
robinlandseadel

You sound like a pill-popping "John" to me. Not enough cash for your daily fix? Is that the cause of you lame tantrum?

SFAW
SFAW

"gold digging tramp to me"

Hey, idiot, it's "slut", not "tramp". Can't you idiot reich-wingers get the "Rushbo slur of the week" right? 

Oh, wait, I forgot: conservatards can't get ANYTHING right. My bad.

Hermagaunt
Hermagaunt

 Apparently, it hurts when it hits Rush's wallet. ZING!

Marguax03
Marguax03

Here are 2 more advertisers still sticking with Rush.  . So far 9 companies have pulled ads - Call these companies and let them know how you really feel. Life Quotes, Inc., (Customer Question Line): (630) 515. 0170Life Lock: (800) 543.3562 -- press 1 for customer care, then press 5 

mommadillo
mommadillo

"a deranged concern troll"

I figure it's either Oily Taint herself or one of her minions.  I'd recognize that half-baked style of argumentation anywhere.

robinlandseadel
robinlandseadel

Yep—"Trollop" would have been so much more dignified, don't you think?

Limp Rushbaugh has always been inherently fecal. He should have been flushed long, long ago.

Alessandra
Alessandra

 What I want to know is: WTF is "twitty head" and "froth away"?=============It's always the person who asks this question who fits best the description...

LOL

anon
anon

And I'm voting for Gingrich.

anon
anon

I jerk off to porn of the statue of liberty getting whipped and raped and called the c-word and the b-word.  I like to watch 150 foot tall copper statues be degraded and beaten.

Spencer422
Spencer422

Listen, I'll put up with a lot of shit from you wingnuts..but making light of my love for Conway Twitty is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

Rush just held up a great mirror 

And then he did two great big lines of coke off it, scored some Viagra, and jetted off to the D.R. to rape some little boys.~

Jennifer
Jennifer

You seem to have both an affinity for "froth" and an opposition to contraception.

I'm gonna hazard a wild guess here - you're a Santorum supporter, aren't you?

M
M

Your mommy didn't love you enough, did she? 

Jim Norris
Jim Norris

Associate clinical professor of law. Let's be honest here.

Okjuggler
Okjuggler

I think it actually is pronounced, "Fluck."

SFAW
SFAW

"An anagram of Sandra Fluke!"

Palindrome. Sort of like "Notlob". (Please pardon the semi-obscure reference.)

Rush
Rush

I take back the virgin thing...it's obvious you are much too old and ignorant to be having sex with anyone and even the little blue pill Rush loves so much (in other people's prescriptions on his way to the child sex capital Dominican Republic) won't be any help for you.

What IS funny is your dumb and unhinged temper tantrum of stupid...

SFAW
SFAW

"It's always the person who asks this question who fits best the description..."

Actually, it's ALWAYS the person projecting (that would be you, moron) who best fits the description.

But you knew that.

As I said before, please stay away from little children, sicko.

SFAW
SFAW

"to the D.R. to rape some little boys."

Well, that's OK, according to Alessandro/a, as long as Rushbo didn't call them "sluts"

SFAW
SFAW

Beat me to it, I see. Damn.

SFAW
SFAW

Well, we wouldn't expect them to do anything smarter, now would we?

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