Bristol Palin Writes Open Letter to President Obama Over Sandra Fluke Phone Call for Limbaugh “Slut” Comment

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IBristol Palin Writes Open Letter to President Obama Over Sandra Fluke Apology (Wikipedia)

Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was also caught up in some baby-daddy drama, has written a blog post directed at President Obama. Here’s an excerpt:

Dear President Obama,

You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next.  You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha.  After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:

“One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” you said.  “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

And I totally agree your kids should be able to speak their minds and engage the culture.  I look forward to seeing what good things Malia and Sasha end up doing with their lives.

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung.  Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family.  He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.”  (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you.  After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager.  That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

First of all, yes, there is a terrible double standard on both ends of the political spectrum, but President Obama has no control over the Super PAC and who they take money from. Bill Maher should be held to the same standard as Rush Limbaugh. Secondly, we all know Bristol Palin didn’t write this. Her mother probably did. Thirdly, she’s putting herself out there to get slammed big time. Hey, Bristol, why aren’t you trying to get a college education? I bet when Sasha and Malia Obama are your age, they won’t be baby mamas.

Jon Stewart Takes on Rush Limbaugh Over Calling Sandra Fluke “Slut” and “Prostitute”

Jon Stewart takes on windbag Rush Limbaugh controversy after radio show host calls Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” over birth control flap. This comes as advertisers continue to flee the conservative’s show and two radio stations have also dropped the show.

According to media reports, KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii, and WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, are no longer airing it. That’s in addition to the list of growing advertisers jumping ship:  Carbonite, Proflowers, Tax Resolution Services, Legal Zoom, Citrix Success, All State, Heart and Body Extract, AutoZone, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Oreck and AOL.

Twitter users are also spreading the message using the hashtags #BoycottRush, #StopRush and #BoycottHate. Do your part and hold other misogynistic media personalities accountable too. Watch the Jon Stewart video, it’s hilarious:

AOL Becomes Eighth Advertiser to Jump Ship from Rush Limbaugh Syndicated Talk Show After “Slut” Comment

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The fallout continues for conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh in the aftermath of his ugly comments — “slut” and “prostitute” — about Sandra Fluke, with the show’s eighth advertiser jumping ship. AOL, the parent of The Huffington Post, pulled its money from Limbaugh’s syndicated show:

The Huffington Post:  “At AOL one of our core values is that we act with integrity,” said Maureen Sullivan, an AOL spokeswoman who confirmed the decision. “We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values. As a result we have made the decision to suspend advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Radio show.”

Rush Limbaugh and his brand of vitriol should not be embraced but discouraged. In fact, Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only media “darling” guilty of misogynistic behavior — Ed Schultz, Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Mike Savage, Pamela Gellar and others come to mind. Enough is enough. But when will Rush Limbaugh be suspended for his ugly comments?

 AOL Becomes Eighth Advertiser to Jump Ship from Rush Limbaugh Syndicated Talk Show After Slut Comment

GOP Can No Longer Afford to Avoid Rush Limbaugh Problem in Wake of Ugly “Slut” Comment About Sandra Fluke

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GOP Can No Longer Afford to Avoid Rush Limbaugh Problem in Wake of Ugly "Slut" Comment About Sandra Fluke (Photo credit: Bearman 2007)

We knew the day was coming when the GOP would have to confront its Rush Limbaugh problem head-on and they can’t keep dancing around the issue. Rush Limbaugh’s basic argument about the government paying for contraceptives wasn’t unfounded. In fact, it is a legitimate policy issue, but the way in which he denigrated Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke to prove his point was not only despicable but misogynistic at best. The government should not be paying for birth control pills any more than it should be footing the bill for Viagra.

The media outlets that carry Rush Limbaugh’s radio show shouldn’t be let off the hook any more than the show’s advertisers. We have to stand for something and not fall for anything. Respect should be demanded of ALL women. It’s very telling when we have yet to hear from the so-called women of the GOP such as Sarah Palin. Let’s not forget when David Letterman made sex jokes about Sarah Palin’s daughter, all hell broke loose and he was forced to issue an apology. Well, Rush Limbaugh should be held to the same standard and not just dismissed as an “entertainer,” as Rick Santorum said. We can’t give some people a pass and punish others. Don Imus was kicked off the air when he called the Rutgers University women’s basketball players “nappy-headed hos.” You remember the outrage that erupted, right? Then the same treatment should be afforded to Rush Limbaugh.

Washington Post: We are not calling for censorship. Nor are we suggesting that the ostensible policy issue here — mandatory provision of contraception under health insurance paid for by religious-based institutions such as Georgetown — is a simple one. Those who questioned President Obama’s initial decisions in this area — we among them — were not waging a “war on women,” as Democrats have alleged in strident fundraising appeals.

What we are saying is that Mr. Limbaugh has abused his unique position within the conservative media to smear and vilify a citizen engaged in the exercise of her First Amendment rights, and in the process he debased a national political discourse that needs no further debasing. This is not the way a decent citizen behaves, much less a citizen who wields significant de facto power in a major political party. While Republican leaders owe no apology for Mr. Limbaugh’s comments, they do have a responsibility to repudiate them — and him.

Rush Limbaugh doubled down claiming that the left was going crazy. Well, so are some on the right, including John Boehner and Carly Fiorina. He changed the premise of the discussion to something ugly that the Republican Party cannot ignore. Calling a woman, who he knew nothing about a “slut” and a “prostitute” was vitriolic and low. In essence, Rush Limbaugh has called ALL women who share the same views as Sandra Fluke sluts and prostitutes. How would he like someone to call his mother, his sister (if he has one), his wife or a female cousin a slut?

The bottom line is that he represents the conservative mindset in this country to a large degree and the Republican Party cannot afford to be tied to this wingnut. Rush Limbaugh needs to remember that karma is a beeyotch and what goes around, comes around. His day is coming and many will rejoice at whatever curve ball life throws him. It’s funny that Newt Gingrich claims to stand for so much, but really stands for nothing. He was pretty vocal about President Obama apologizing for the recent Koran burning in Afghanistan, but mum on Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a slut.

 GOP Can No Longer Afford to Avoid Rush Limbaugh Problem in Wake of Ugly Slut Comment About Sandra Fluke