Rush Limbaugh & His Sandra Fluke "Slut" Comments: Advertisers Madly Try To Tweet It Away (UPDATED)

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Moral arbiter Rush Limbaugh
College student Sandra Fluke had the guts to testify to Congress about her sex life, all in the name of defending common sense when it comes to contraception.

For that, Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. (President Obama, on the other hand, phoned her with encouragement.)

Limbaugh said of her remarks: ""It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps."

He also said since taxpayers might be paying for contraceptives (They won't be, by the way; insurance companies will), she and all women should post videos of their sexual encounters so male taxpayers could watch.

The webs blew up with calls for people to contact Limbaugh's sponsors.

Some screengrabs of their Twitter accounts show how some of the companies are handling it.

Sleep Train Mattress loudly took their ads off the show:

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ProFlowers tried to walk a tightrope -- we hear you, but we haven't done anything yet. (In other words, we're seeing how hot the heat gets):

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Quicken Loans took the ProFlowers route:

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Omega_Man
Omega_Man

These days Rush Limbaugh is little more than the spokesman for the "Get Off My Lawn" Party

Anse
Anse

Somebody said Limbaugh "works for his contraceptives". What, praytell, does he do? You call this "work"? He's getting paid to do what everybody on this thread is willing to do for nothing.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Look at that mug. I think he has worked pretty damn hard to make sure he never gets a woman pregnant.

Geezy
Geezy

People like Rush need a good ass whoopin or two, then they'd likely know when to shut the fuck up and be respectful. 

Guest
Guest

I think a t-shirt with rush's picture from the story and the tag-line "we're the pimps" on it will say it all. drug-user - checkdrug-dealer - checkpimp - check

Katy
Katy

This sort of thing gets ratings, so I'm not sure how many advertisers are really going to get off that gravy train.

It's standard practice with the political entertainment industry. Ann Coulter made a career out of saying outrageous things to get her name on TV.

Remember the smear campaign against the 12-year old boy, Graeme Frost, a few years back, when he had the nerve to say on the radio that the CHIP program helped him?

It's sad. And it's a big industry because people pay attention.

yo
yo

Hopefully this magnitude of right-wing idiocy, along with religious extremism, dies out with the baby boomers.

LucyK
LucyK

 Sadly, most of them are homeschooling their children...and teaching them that science is not real. (I have been told that the human genome project was NOT REAL PROVEN SCIENCE by one mother) And since they dont believe in contraception, they are breeding a generation of imbeciles.

Chiknkitchn
Chiknkitchn

I remember how you decried those many people who referred to Palin's daughter as a slut also.  Wait, no?  Oh that's right, Repubs aren't really people at all, so you can say those things about them.

TdStevens
TdStevens

The commentary on Palin's daughter was not that she was a slut, but that she was a normal teen.

It was mom's position of 'just saying no to pre-marital sex' that was shown to be looney. How could she promote that for all American girls, when it's shown to be impossible even in her own family.

That was the point, not that Bristol was a slut. Shame on your projecting that argument onto her.

Chiknkitchn
Chiknkitchn

Too bad you missed it. "Normal teen" was not the term used.  It was offensive then and even more so now that the term is shouted down when used by the right.  A little integrity, please, in your opinionating, Tad.

Really
Really

Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. (President Obama, on the other hand, phoned her with encouragement.)

And President Clinton called her for a blowjob.

Twatter
Twatter

AutoZone, LegalZoom.com and Carbonite are also sponsors.Their Twitter feeds seem conspicuously free of any complaints.

Mhs1977
Mhs1977

Who said anything about having TAXpayers pay for others birthcontrol?  It's you're working your insurance coverage is taken out of your check and if you're a college student, you pay tuition that includes medical services from the medicatl clinic. 

What is it in your brain wiring that makes you think YOU'RE the only one paying?  You're NOT>

H_e_x
H_e_x

I guess they never heard of an insurance pool.

Hbeard85
Hbeard85

Exactly. Not to mention, as a healthy female who never lands in the hospital except once in 10 years, it's nice to see my money sucked up by insurance actually work for me instead of charging me more for this peticular RX

Maxatomic
Maxatomic

Limbaugh, Viagra, Dominican Republic..

sandman77
sandman77

I'm sure that all these advertisers are going to hurt Rush

thebobbob
thebobbob

Other Sponsers:

Quicken Loans

Century 21 Real Estate LLC–

ProFlowers

eharmony

CARBONITE, Inc.

Sleep Number Bed Select Comfort Corporation Oreck Upright Vacuum CleanersMid-West Life Insurance Company of Tennessee 

AutoZone Inc.

LegalZoom.com

Citrix OnlineAmerican Forces NetworkMission Pharmacal Company

Life Quotes, Inc.Lending Tree

 

John O
John O

I'm just amazed at how thoroughly the 'Right' is sealing their fate with women and moderates, by spewing this BS that harks back to the 50's, pre-Suffragettes or perhaps back to the Puritans.  They are all but assuring O another term.  And though I voted for him in '08 I am ready for some new blood - but NOT these self-righteous faith-based clowns.  The founding fathers must be aghast at what we've become....

Paul
Paul

sleep train is biased...where do you think she has her sex...on a pool table?   nope on a sleep train.....train? how ironic....

Thomas Mc
Thomas Mc

Thank you, Rush Limbaugh, for showing the world just how VILE Conservatives have become!

sickbassturd
sickbassturd

Flush Rush he has always been an asshole

Jenny Murphy
Jenny Murphy

As long as these Conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have large audiences that believe everything they say, the Republicans may never win another Presidential election.

http://mankabros.com/blogs/onm...

Cflinner
Cflinner

Who are his other advistisers?

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

Funny how blissful Rush looks with something long and cylindrical in his mouf

--not that there's anything wrong with that

Grant
Grant

Oxycontin is one hell of a drug...

Evan
Evan

I'm pretty sure that birth control costs the same no matter how much you have sex. Which leads to the true problem with birth control: It fails to comply with free market supply and demand. That is why conservatives hate it!

Joey Connelly
Joey Connelly

Actually it's 100% right. If you have no sex at all you don't need contraception. Thus brings forward the whole point of contraception, so you don't have kids, so that you don't have to pay for them. Maybe if you understood the point he was making rather than judging the statement without even reading into the context you'd be a little more open to those thoughts.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Judging someone for judging someone elses judgmental comments?*head explodes*

Lexan
Lexan

Contraception is used for much more than just family planning, women who are not having sex, women who have never had sex use it often to regulate hormones.  Vasectomies and erectile dysfunction medication are covered under health insurance. 

Wyatt
Wyatt

 While you could say it's technically kind of correct, the implication that comes with assigning a frequency qualifier is absurd. Any trying to argue otherwise is straight-up Rush apologism. Gism.

Not to mention a lot of women take BC for other reasons. Lady parts stuff. I don't pretend to really know, but it's true.

Hbeard85
Hbeard85

Nevermind the medical benefits of birthcontrol besides contraception itself. I highly doubt you read the transcipt of Ms. Fluke's speech, nevermind have never dealt with someone who suffers from a malady that can be helped with regular oral contraception medication.

JB
JB

 How many times does somebody need to have sex before they should be called a slut?  Once? 

Also, the law student was going to testify about a friend of hers who has PCOS and needs hormonal birth control to regulate it.  She couldn't afford to purchase it on her own, and ended up losing an ovary.  But, yeah.  She's a total slut. 

Nice context, asshole. 

Starliteprods
Starliteprods

Since when are private insurance companies considered the government?? By the way, the same companies pay for men to take Viagra. What's the difference??

Jesus H. Christ, Esq.
Jesus H. Christ, Esq.

No.

In my world, if I'm paying for health insurance, I expect the fuckers to keep up their part of the bargain. That's how capitalism works, comrade.

Limbaugh called this young woman a "slut" and a "prostitute" because she dared suggest exactly this.

Wyatt
Wyatt

 Nope, just makes sure the real big stuff (health care, for instance) is working right.

MadMac
MadMac

And in your world they only take care of KBR/Haliburton and the Saudis, right?

Craigley
Craigley

And in your world the government takes care of everyone's needs, right?

No matter how big or small.

Wyatt
Wyatt

 That's what I was thinking. This "having so much sex she can't afford it" shit is less logical than usual.

Natter
Natter

"That is so compassionate. What a great guy," Limbaugh said. "The president called her to make sure she's OK. What is she, 30 years old? Thirty years old, student at Georgetown Law who admits to having so much sex she can't afford it."

Limbaugh is a hateful jerk and Republicans just can't seem to love him enough.

Women. Exodus. Lose. November. Just a few words for the idiots in red.

Chris Rocks81
Chris Rocks81

What Rush said was disrespectful and hurts his credibility.  Are you not able to see this is all politics. Obama female support low in poles.  Now BIG CONTROVERY Republicans want o deny access to birth control- do you really think that Rush wants this woman to reproduce??? I bet he'd pay for a lifetime supply of her birth control. This is the Adminstration trying to divert attention away from their failed Policies and generate a false view of Republicans

Joey Connelly
Joey Connelly

At least he is not a leech. He works for his contraceptives, thank god. 

Mr. Cool
Mr. Cool

 Lush Limpbalz has never worked a day in his life!  As a nephew of an influential Federal Judge ("socialism"!!!), he was given his position.  To paraphrase Eddie Vedder, Lush was born on third, but thinks he hit a triple! 

Xxx
Xxx

 You're actually paraphrasing the great, late Molly Ivins.

Starliteprods
Starliteprods

I'm sure his insurance company pays for his Viagra. What's the difference????

Thenonymous
Thenonymous

He might not be a leech, but he sucks.

Ted Stickles
Ted Stickles

I just vomited pure bile at the thought of Rush having sex. Thanks asshole.

MadMac
MadMac

At least he is not a leech. He works for his OXYCONTIN, thank Reagan and his maid, that got the RX filled in her name. 

Fixed that right up for you. You're welcome.

Hbeard85
Hbeard85

If women pay for their insurance, how is it leeching exactly?

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