Santorum: Limbaugh’s “Slut” Comments About Fluke “Absurd”

Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” comments:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum labeled Rush Limbaugh “absurd” over disparaging remarks from the radio talk show host directed at a law student who testified before a House panel in support of access to contraceptives.

“He’s being absurd, but that’s you know, an entertainer can be absurd,” Santorum told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday. “He’s in a very different business than I am.”

Will Rush now pull out all stops for Romney (probably not..yet).

  

13 Comments

  1. Rick cannot attack him, so he dismisses him as an entertainer…even though we all know that Rush has turned into a Kingmaker.

    So I guess Rush is now in the same category as Jon Stewart? interesting.

  2. So a few “conservatives” finally get up on their hind legs and frown at RL – after 20 years of his garbage spewing. They are so BRAVE!!!!!

  3. Santorum did not go whole hog I’ll put up Romney’s comment later — which were like a diplomatic statement issued by the State Department in the middle of a tense situation; he does not wan to lose Rush.

  4. Drew – Even if the woman taking the ‘pill’ is married and only has sex two times a month she needs to take the ‘pill’ three out of every four weeks for it to work.

    Your comment is a perfect example of a sexually ignorant man as I’ve heard since you wing-nuts tried to make female contraception an issue.

  5. “Why should I pay for THEIR lust? Where is logic here. Why should SHE be surprised at negative reactions to her brazenness.”

    Your lack of knowledge regarding the fine points of sexuality is showing. It takes two to tango but you and your pals always seem to conveniently leave the HE part out of the equation.

  6. Now there’s a conundrum. Who to keep, Dorian or xyzyx? I wonder what the decision will be.

  7. As for considering the male part of the contraception debate…why is this not being addressed? If the ‘pill’ is as safe as I have read (and I am a pharmaceutical chemist by former profession) then it should be made OTC. That should 1) bring down the cost and 2) make it a non-issue for insurance (as they do not generally cover OTC medicines). No one is suggesting that condoms be paid for by insurance, even though that would actually (if used) prevent disease (as well as pregnancy).

    At any rate, RL’s comments have been over the top forever. The guy railed on drug addicts while he was abusing pain pills. He is typically hypocritical–typical in the sense that he will say whatever gets him ratings (and possibly gets him off) and will be unapologetic about the damage he may cause.

    Howard Stern did the same stuff. Other radio talk-show hosts do the same stuff. What makes Limbaugh such a danger is how many people seem to 1) agree with him and 2) want to hear him say it on public air waves. At least Stern finally went on private air waves (so the kids don’t pick up his program by accident).

  8. What makes Limbaugh so dangerous is that he is very tied into the GOP establishment. He says what they can’t and his 20 million listeners believe it and repeat it.
    Then when anyone criticizes him the response is always– he’s just an entertainer. How many entertainers have slept over at the White House?? And remember when Michael Steele called out Rush and then had to apologize to him?? Stern was never in that kind of position of political power

  9. Drew — your opinion sounds just like RL’s

  10. Rcoutme, good points.

    Men should be held equally accountable for reproduction. I get the impression from some that they think it’s impossible and so they don’t even try.

  11. Rcout, I frankly find it frightening that someone who not only things of birth control as something with the equivalent medical implications as SOAP, and who seems to know so, so, so little about it in general, was a “pharmaceutical chemist”.

    Second, you know why the economy failed? Because those who were in charge of being experts of the real estate loan market had so little to lose from a bad decision on an individual loan. The medical equivalent would be putting men in charge of birth control. I would love it if it weren’t that way, but women are those who stand to lose everything if the birth control thing doesn’t get dealt with.

  12. By the way, if you want to know why hormonal or IUD birth control should need a prescription, I’d be happy to explain it to you. But as someone who actually has experience with these things, I find it extremely disturbing that so many who are truly clueless want to pontificate about what should and should not be done on these issues.

  13. So some of you seem to think I am sounding like or defending RL and have failed to understand the law students plight. I shall challange that point of view with this: I’m betting that those that say that about my comments have not even heard with their own ears the student’s testimony before congress. Nor have they ever taken the Limbaugh Challange which is to listen to him every day for two weeks. I’m betting that those that most hate Limbaugh have never even listened to him for more than a few minutes…that they only know what spewers of disinformation and hate have said about him and quoted out of context. Open your minds and take a chance on having your soul abducted if you dare. I’m betting you are too small and frightened to chance it.

    Love

    Drew

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