Let’s start this off with El Puerco’s so called “apology”.
March 03, 2012 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.”
Uh… you call her a “slut” and a “prostitute” but didn’t intend any personal attacks? Damned if that doesn’t sound like a typical Republican “apology” to me.
Ok, it’s obvious that this is nothing but the usual “if anyone was offended” bullshit that gets excreted any time a conservative public figure goes so far over the line that the backlash smacks his or her ass too hard to be ignored. In Pigboy’s case, the backlash took the form of many of his sponsors jumping ship and others threatening to do so, thereby threatening some of his multimillion dollar income.
This is the only kind of backlash a low grade moron like Limbaugh understands. He’s made millions simply by being as hateful and vile in a public forum as he possibly can. Indeed, his ratings depend on him being more vile today than he was yesterday and those rating have been sagging lately.
He’s been spewing this same garbage for fifteen hours a week for that entire twenty years that he’s talking about. The difference here that he … for whatever reason… decided to launch a personal attack on an individual. If he had stuck to his usual sweeping generalizations and simply offered his opinion as to whether or not taxpayers should be required to pay for birth control he’d have slid by with his usual “feminazi” bullshit and we’d have all shaken our heads again, surprised that anybody was paying attention to his fat ass waxing hypocritical yet again.
But for whatever reasons… possibly because he wanted to do something new and different to punch up those sagging ratings and totally “misunderestimated” the magnitude of the effect his words were going to have… he went into a three day personal attack on an individual, an ordinary American citizen doing exactly what the vast majority of American citizens do, whom he called out by name and subjected to the vilest of abuse from his bully pulpit, knowing that she had not the slightest chance of being able to defend herself in the same public arena he gets to play in.
But that’s alright Rush. The rest of us have decided WE will defend her and we will do it in every arena and by every means available to us. And boycotting your sponsors is part of what is only the start and frankly, I hope you lose every goddamned one of them. I hope she sues your fat misogynistic ass for everything she can possibly gets because she has millions of witnesses to your fifteen hours of slander and liable and vile character assassination.
If nothing else Republicans are starting to realize that in letting some ignorant scum bucket be their ipso facto leader/spokesperson… whose ass many of them have had to publicly kiss when they managed somehow to fall from your good graces… they have brought about the mess in which the GOP… and thereby the entire country… finds itself today.
You’ve always preached sedition, sometimes bordering on treason and you’ve always been a miserable, mean minded, selfish hateful sonofabitch. But I suspect that this time, you may have opened a can of worms that might better have been left unopened and that this particular herd of worms is not going back into that can easily.
One can only hope that this is at least the beginning of the end of your kind of… hell I don’t know, one day it’s “commentary”, the next day it’s “entertainment”… hateful stirring up of the ignorant masses to the point of open rebellion, NOT to make the country a better place but simply to boost your ratings and line your own pockets.
If your sponsors bail and if even just a few of your army of “dittoheads” jump ship over what may have been a bridge too far, that’s great Rush. It means that the rest of us… the decent, hard working American middle and lower classes who actually give a shit about each other are finally doing our jobs, about which I can only say this:
Good! It’s about goddamn time and I couldn’t think of a better sonofabitch to start with.