Update March 4th: Gingrich rips David Gregory over this issue on Meet the Press (Limbaugh calls it Meet the Depressed), here.
They have overreached now for sure. I wasn’t planning to write about the latest silliness from Washington where a 30-year-old cry baby law student says she can’t afford contraceptives while paying upwards of $50,000 a year in tuition because I figured you couldn’t possibly have missed the story (planted to try to take your minds off Obama’s failures).
I changed my mind and figured it was worth mentioning when I saw this serious scolding of Rush Limbaugh by the venerable (ah hem) Washington (bird cage liner) Post today. For goodness sakes get a life Washington Post editors! Do you think the average American gives one hoot about the sex life of a rich rhymes-with-witch political activist who we know now purposefully chose Georgetown because it is a Catholic institution so that she might change their errant ways.
Additionally everyone knows that birth control can be obtained easily and cheaply in lots of places as Gateway Pundit reports today. In the days before internet the old media could pull this crap on people, but not any more, thank God.
So what is the WaPo doing in its opinion piece about Limbaugh—trying to pull an Alinsky Rule 13 that’s what!
And, they want the establishment GOP to run like little frightened children to disassociate themselves from Limbaugh’s “incivility.” You go ahead Boehner and the boys because we are watching your every pathetic move.
Update: Rush apologizes for using the word “slut” when discussing Ms. Fluke’s appeal for regular working people—the plumbers, the teachers, the secretaries of America—to pay for her (and her fellow law students) contraceptives. Even in his apology, Limbaugh gets the message across that most Americans understand.
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.
Tune in Monday, I’m sure Rush’s take on this will be novel and unexpected which is why his audience will probably be larger rather than smaller going forward.