Ron Paul unimpressed with Limbaugh apology

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Ron Paul unimpressed with Limbaugh apology

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul expressed doubt on Sunday that conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh truly meant it when he apologized for calling a law student a "slut" over her support for President Barack Obama's new policy on insurance coverage of contraceptives.

    "I don't think he's very apologetic. He's doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off his program. It was his bottom line that he was concerned about," Paul told the CBS program "Face the Nation."

    "Yes, I think he should have apologized. I had said he used very crude language. And I think he gets over the top at times," added Paul, known for his libertarian views.

    Limbaugh offered his apology to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, 30, in a written statement on Saturday.

    "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," Limbaugh said.

    The controversy prompted Obama to call Fluke on Friday to express his support. Several of Limbaugh's sponsors said they would stop advertising on his program following his remarks.

    Fluke was caught in an election-year fight between Obama and Republicans over a policy that requires health insurance plans to cover contraception. Religious-affiliated organizations, the Roman Catholic Church and social conservatives have protested the policy as an infringement on religious liberty.

    Fluke told a Democratic congressional hearing last month that female students at Georgetown, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the country, suffered financial hardship because contraception was not covered by their health insurance, and some had stopped taking it because of the cost.

    "What does it say about the college co-ed Fluke who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex. What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? Makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex," Limbaugh said on Wednesday on his radio show.

    Appearing on the NBC program "Meet the Press," Republican president candidate Newt Gingrich said, "I think it was appropriate for Rush to apologize and I'm glad he apologized."

    But Gingrich added, "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 this week."
  2. As always Paul calls out the bull shit.Everyone knows his apology was not sincere but Paul is one of the few on the right with the balls to call him on bs apology
  3. jem


    What the hell is he apologizing for.
    I have not heard what she said, myself... but from what I have gathered here on et...

    1. If she is unmarried
    2. Says she is having sex 3 times a day for the whole world to hear about at a congressional circus...
    3. Demands the tax payers compensate her for her activities...


    4. she may not be a slut, depending on your definition, but she is certainly attempting to be a whore.

    Note. I have no problem with her choice to have sex 3 times a day.
    I have objection to those who wish to pretend we live in polite society after she just made a circus of herself and her sexual activities.
    Finally like everyone else, I have to ask why should tax payer pay for her to have sex?
  4. Do people really listen to Limbow, INsaHanity , "dumb" Glenn Buck or any of the other parade of idiots anymore ?
  5. Because it is cheaper than taking care of this ugly whore's slut daughters , grand daughters etc.

    If the retarded GOP would just drop that antiabortion BS, everyone would be better off. Free abortions and free pills is the way to deal with unwashed .
  6. The Prsident called her and said that she must be making her parents proud.
  7. jem


    No govt intervention in our private lives is what makes business and people self sufficient.

    Just as there should be no bailouts of wall street because it created to big to fail on other moral hazards...

    the same goes for our citizens.

    If the govt was not supporting a huge expensive underclass there would not be a huge underclass.

    You know why we did not have so many children out of wedlock 50 years ago....

    Because the govt was not paying people to be irresponsible.
  8. Maverick74


    The irony here is this. The left is always saying they want the government out of our bedrooms. Now they are saying they want the government to finance what we do in our bedrooms. Can these hypocritical pos liberals just shut the f*ck up already.

    For the record, Santorum is an ass for bringing the government into our bedrooms, that is for sure. But the liberals are as bad as he is for bringing the money in.
  9. If the pill was to lead towards planned parenthood then it has failed.
    There are more unintended pregnancies then ever before.
    There are more abortions then ever before.

    If the pill was successful then the need for abortions should have dropped sharply
  10. Viagra has been covered from day one. Day one. Point me to the thread where you object to this.
    #10     Mar 4, 2012