What?? Rush Limbaugh actually apologized!!
Controversial broadcaster Rush Limbaugh said he “sincerely” apologizes for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she spoke out on birth control.
Saturday afternoon Rush Limbaugh did a very rare thing. He apologized, “sincerely” even.Skip to next paragraph
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The popular conservative talk show host – known for his biting, sarcastic attacks on all things liberal – told Sandra Fluke he “did not mean a personal attack” when he called her a “slut,” a “prostitute,” and a “feminazi,” or when he suggested she make sex tapes and post them online “so we can all watch.”
Ms. Fluke is the Georgetown University law school student who spoke out about contraception as a necessary provision of health care programs. She was invited to do so by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after she had been prevented from participating in a committee hearing by Rep. Darrell Issa (R) of California, who invited only male religious figures to discuss President Obama’s policy regarding birth control and religious institutions.
Heated political discussion of an issue important to women (most of whom favor the Obama plan) in recent weeks has allowed Democrats to paint Republicans as conducting a “war on women.”
When Limbaugh began his attack on Fluke this past week, which continued without let up for two days, Republicans began distancing themselves from the man widely perceived to be an important figure in conservative and GOP politics.
“That language is insulting, in my opinion,” Carly Fiorina, National Republican Senatorial Committee Vice-Chairman and former US Senate candidate, said on CBS’s “This Morning.” “It’s incendiary and most of all, it’s a distraction.”
Democrats made sure the public perceived Limbaugh as “the new face of the GOP,” as one headline put it, and they were quick to see the possibilities.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee emailed supporters urging them to "Stand Strong Against Rush Limbaugh" by donating to the House campaign arm, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza reported. President Obama made a public point of phoning Fluke to offer his support.