Sunday, March 4, 2012

Limbaugh Apologizes for Remarks

Limbaugh said in his statement that for 20 years he has "illustrated the absurd with absurdity."

"In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke," he said.

Still, Limbaugh said it is "absolutely absurd" to be discussing "personal sexual recreational activities" before lawmakers during serious political times.

"I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow?" he said. "In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a presidential level."
Liberals and their supporters regularly make hay by ridiculing and insulting conservatives or those who they view as conservatives, with apologies rarely given. It is an effective rhetorical technique because it belittles the opposition while bypassing most people's critical thinking centers. It is also a powerful weapon that is rarely used against liberals--certainly less often than it should. Unlike Sarah Palin's children, and the LDS Church, Fluke deliberately interjected herself into the political process. As such, she should have expected comment on her and her lifestyle choices that formed the basis of her testimony.

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