Slut Talk Radio – A Rush to Judgment

Do some men choose a career in radio to overcompensate for their tiny heads?

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I can’t think of any other reason for Rush Limbaugh to verbally abuse Sandra Fluke on the radio, his voice wafting like pig farts across the airwaves.

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Whether you like it or not, Limbaugh is a public figure and a role model to some, his words a catalyst for conversation around water coolers and dining room tables.

But, instead of, er, elevating the conversation and initiating a dialogue on the pros and cons of government’s influence in our lives – on both sides of the aisle – Rush stuck his hoof in his mouth and spewed pig crap all over his penis, er, microphone.

When an individual wields such immense power, affecting millions of people’s lives, it’s that individual’s responsibility to use that power as a teaching tool, not a weapon of mass destruction.

Discourse that devolves into name-calling is more indicative of elementary school banter and has no place on the airwaves.

Yes, blah, blah, blah, freedom of speech, and I have the right to turn off the radio. But an airwave jockey has no right to harass someone on the air and publicly humiliate them with vile schoolyard talk. That kind of talk drifts across the line of civility into the murky black hole of dangerous discourse.

Rush can apologize until his head explodes. He can try to silence the cacophony of outraged voices. But his archaic Cro-Magnon views and misogynist blather still lingers in the air like the stench from a gathering of pigs.

After all, he is what he speaks. He, who has no difficulty abusing a woman on the air, sets an example for younger, more impressionable minds and feeds the hate in others who find comfort in his toxic rhetoric.

It also illustrates how radical the Republican Party has become. Not one of the candidates has condemned Limbaugh for his hate speech. Instead, they chose a more tempered response to avoid alienating the king of right-wing talk and voice of the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney said it best.

“I’ll just say this, which is, it’s not the language I would have used.”

Way to go, Mitt!

Shame on you for not speaking out in defense of your wife and daughters.

I guess power is corrupting and those on a blind quest to fulfill their perceived destiny will pursue it at any cost. Where is the moral compass in the Republican Party? Where will they draw the line in the pig manure on insidious talk?

This is a Party of hypocrites and thieves. They lash out at government for having too much control of our lives, yet they want to steal our souls and control our bodies.

Bowing to Limbaugh, the grand Pooh-Bah gasbag and purveyor of hate, shows how far the Republican Party has devolved, surrendering control to the far-right element of the Party.

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16 Comments

  1. Lindamedrano says:

    Lauren, I know people who listen to this guy and  believe and trust every word out of his mouth.  That said, I am a Registered Republican and have been since I turned 21, over 40 years ago.  I don’t listen to his nonsense, but I am fiscally conservative.  I am in favor of a woman’s right to choose, gay peoples right to marry, and separation of Church and State, etc..  I am not in favor ever of people who throw out slurs at others to shut them up.  Sadly, my political party has been betraying me fo a long long time.  Still, I hope for the return to reason.

    • Lauren says:

      My husband used to listen to Rush and was also a fan of Hannity and Bill O’Reilly. Somewhere along the way, he realized they were blowhards. All those guys are the same: Bill Mahr, Keith Obermann, etc. A smarmy bunch. Of course, since I’m on the left, I’m glad that we have strong voices speaking for us. But, honestly, it all gets to be a bit much at times.

      I just don’t want my government dictating what I can put in my body and what I can’t take out. Virginia just passed a law requiring women to have ultrasounds before abortions. I’m sorry. That’s none of their damn business.

  2. ReformingGeek says:

    ” That’s not the language I would have used.”    ????  What a wimp.

    Well said, Lauren.  I have no respect for Rush or for any of the extremist Republican candidates at this point.

    • Lauren says:

      Thanks!! I don’t understand their apathy on hate speech toward women. Then again, Mitt straps his dog to the hood of his car on road trips. I wonder if his wife sits shot gun on the right front bumper.

  3. I agree with you that power is corrupting and those on a blind quest to fulfill their perceived destiny will pursue it at any cost.

    • Lauren says:

      It’s too bad that the people with the most money in politics win. The corruption in politics is so blatant it’s sickening. I doubt this is what the founding fathers had in mind. They would be horrified.

  4. Jayne says:

    Pigs everywhere are hanging their heads in complete humiliation at being compared to Limbaugh.  Personally, I don’t believe it’s been definitively decided what species he is.  I’m just damn glad he never reproduced.  

  5. Phil Edwards says:

    Thanks for this post. I am not a Limbaugh fan! By the way, women are not sluts. Women are life…

    Phil E.

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