Morning Mix: The GOP Wants To Get Over Limbaugh

 

Conservative talk show shock jock Rush Limbaugh is losing advertisers over calling Sandra Fluke, and every woman who uses birth control, a slut.  But that doesn’t mean he’s losing Republican support.  In fact, some in the GOP think this is all just a liberal conspiracy.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has decried
the media attention, stating, “I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the president’s apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion-dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression, and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of the week.”

But not every Republican is on Limbaugh’s side.  Texas Congressman Ron Paul thinks the right’s icon should have tried a little harder to sound sincere in his apology. “I don’t think he’s very apologetic. He’s doing it because some people were taking advertisements off his program. It was the bottom line that he was concerned about.”

Meanwhile, conservative columnist George Will said the GOP’s lack of meaningful condemnation of Limbaugh’s remarks shows how afraid the party is of him. “Mr. Boehner said that Rush’s language was inappropriate. Using a salad fork for your entree — that is inappropriate. Rick Santorum says, ‘Well, what he said was absurd and an entertainer is allowed to absurd.’ No, it is the responsibilities of conservatives to police the right excesses on their side just as the liberals unfailingly fail on their own side…Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh..They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.’”

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124 comments

Joan E.
Joan Ellis4 years ago

I think he loves hearing all of us downing him, some people can only get there kicks like this, and were are really turning him on!!

Susan M.
Susan McKinnon4 years ago

I am reminded of a video I saw years ago when Limbaugh substituted for Pat Sajek on Pat's short lived TV talk show. It's called something like a Bully Being Bullied. They had to clear out the studio audience because he could not face opposition to his views with any logic. No wonder he is on radio and only takes selected phone inquiries who have been very carefully screened by his co-conspirator Snerdley to make sure their views are the same as Limbaugh or if their views are not the same they would be unable to stand up to Limbaugh. I think it is a disgrace that his show is broadcast through Armed Forces Radio and i intend to let them know i ofject to this broadcast. Georgetown and United HealthCare should indeed be proud that their policies caused Ms. Fluke's friend the loss of an ovary through a surgery rather than provide the medication that would have resolved her problem. A perfect example of Religion at work for Georgetown and the bottom line at work for United. Shame on both of them.

Marianna B M.

thanks

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

Mary L. I only started this petition on February 27

Mary Leon
Mary A Leon4 years ago

Already signed the petition a few months ago, Patrick. Thanks for posting the petition site so that others know what is going on with those poor sled dogs!

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

If you read

http://www.care2.com/causes/new-code-for-sled-dogs-includes-how-to-shoot-them.html#comment-3263212

then please sign

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/80/help-stop-the-senseless-slaughter-of-healthy-sled-dogs-in-bc/

thank you

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

"Much, much cheaper to pay for birth control than to support unwanted children."

Yeah, unwanted children like Rush Limbaugh, who grow up to be bitter, hateful, ignorant old windbags.

Mary Leon
Mary A Leon4 years ago

The only way to 'get over Rush Limbaugh' is to fire him and to sue him for defamation!

Robert H.
Robert Hamm4 years ago

IS RFK the most powerful shock jock on the radio?? Does anyone even CARE about RFK and what he thinks?? I am sure the press will get to talking about him if they can figure out why he is important.

Mark K.
Mark Kahle H4 years ago

Watching TV, you would never know that yesterday RFK Jr. compared U.S. Senator Inhofe to a “prostitute” and called him a “call girl.” Where’s the media outrage? Where are all the stories calling for his head? LIKE if you are tired of liberal double standards!