Follow Up of the Day: Rush Limbaugh is still ScumAuthor: admin | Filed under: Tumblr
“Compelled by a mass exodus of advertisers and an admonishment from Speaker John Boehner and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, professional provoker Rush Limbaugh today issued a statement concerning his incendiary remarks toward Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.
“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week,” said Limbaugh in the statement posted to his website. “In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.”
Limbaugh came under fire earlier this week for calling Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” and demanding she and other “feminazis” upload sex tapes online.
Though he retracted his “insulting choice of words” — which he claims were an attempt at humor — he did not reverse course on his objection toward mandatory contraception coverage.
His statement continued:
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.
Fluke was scheduled to testify before a congressional committee about a gay friend with polycystic ovarian syndrome who could not afford to pay out of pocket for contraception, which she needed for medical reasons.
Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, barred Fluke’s testimony at the last minute, saying the hearing was not about contraception but “freedom of religion and conscience.” The hearing proceeded with an all-male panel.”