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While We Were Out, Rush Limbaugh Apologized and Romney Won the Washington State GOP Caucuses

Posted on | March 4, 2012 | 62 Comments

The entire crew of the blog — me, Smitty and Wombat — left home yesterday evening to attend the “Remember Breitbart” event in D.C., and got back home in the wee a.m. hours. Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh issued this statement:

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. . . .
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.

So “slut” joins the “n-word” on the List of Forbidden Terms, and we are now at a loss for any way to describe Meghan McCain.

In other important news developments, Mitt Romney scored a surprisingly easy win in Washington State’s Republican caucuses:

With 99% of the vote in, Romney had 38%. Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 25% and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had 24%. They were trailed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 10%.

As Ed Morrissey points out, no delegates were awarded as a result of this vote. Most news accounts omit the non-binding nature of Saturday’s vote, which was for some reason very important news when Romney lost non-binding contests in three states on Feb. 7.


  • Pandragon

    Well, I guess that’s as good an all-purpose riposte as you’re going to find.  Problem is, at some point you’re going to have to engage the topic at hand.  Maybe your hero Andrew B. could get away with it, but, it’s obvious you’re no Breitbart.  And a good thing for you to, since his approach to the world pretty obviously contributed mightily to that big fuse he blew.

    So . . . you’re reply to Charm (or me above) is worthless.  As it stands, you’re letting the comments stand.


  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Well, considering how far down the path of truly disgusting moral relevance the entire contraception issue has travelled, I’m not so sure that Santorum is the one that is spinning.

    The churches that condoned contraception may have made that decision with the best of intentions, but their foresight was perhaps not so good (and we all know what road is paved with good intentions that lack foresight).  They said ok to contraception and now we have late term abortions and even medical ethicists claimed that post natal euthanasia should not be considered inherently wrong (after all, we said ok to abortions, why not this? we said ok to contraception so why not this?).  Now those churches have to make a stand on a platform with part of the support kicked out from under it — which they willingly signed off on.

    Perhaps it would have been better if they had not, and then left the any decisions concerning contraception or the lack thereof up to their parishoners — a person is free, after all, to not agree with their church in every stance, no?

  • Adjoran

     You filthy worthless scum, what about what leftists said about Palin, Malkin, even Laura Bush, none of whom requested their sexuality be a topic?

    Someone should slap both your faces, you self-righteous lump of feces.

  • Garym

    Expose what exactly? Raaaaascism. It was Charm Smith that threw out the N word. Using the word slut was Rush’s way of exposing absurdity with his own absurdity. Leftist fucks do it all the time with nothing but snickers from the likes of you. It is your side that groups people into niches and call them victims and hold them up on pedestals. When I look at someone politically, I don’t care if that person is red, white, yellow, black, or pink with purple pokadots, if thier vision of this country is marxist socialist, i’m going to fight back. And, as I said yesterday, go whine on someone else’s blog if you don’t like the confines over here. PS. I am white, my beautiful wife of 22 years is hispanic. Go pedal your race card somewhere else. Tu comprenden pendeja?!

  • ThePaganTemple

    @ Pandragon-

    misogynist, reactionary, xenophobe, exiguity, and, of course, racist

    You forgot homophobe, you cock-sucking little faggot!

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    The comment in question got deleted, but I can guess its meaning from Adjoran’s spirited response.  

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    EBL has a tempur-pedic.  Let’s just say it beats the hell out of even fresh clean straw.  

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    And that (no link, no backup would be forthcoming) is exactly why I said it!

  • Garym

    But daaaaaaad, I was havin fuuuun!
    Sorry Wombat. ; )

  • SDN

    Which is why the next time someone prominent on our side is asked if Rush should have called her a “slut”, the answer should be something like “No, he should have called her a lying sack of shit, for offering testimony that would have led to charges of perjury in a real hearing
    instead of the circus she actually performed before.” Followed by an enumeration of her lies similar to the one performed by dicentra over at protein wisdom.

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