George Will: Rush Limbaugh Scares Republican Leadership (VIDEO)

I can’t wait to hear what Rush has to say about this on his Monday program…

ABC NEWS:  Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has been inundated with criticism after calling Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University student who testified before a House committee about contraception, a “slut” and a “prostitute.” But while Democrats have fiercely condemned the comments, Republicans’ ire has been significantly more muted.

ABC’s George Will told me Sunday on “This Week” that GOP leaders have steered clear of harshly denouncing Limbaugh’s comments because “Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh.”

“[House Speaker John] Boehner comes out and says Rush’s language was inappropriate. Using the salad fork for your entrée, that’s inappropriate. Not this stuff,” Will said. “And it was depressing because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.”

For what it’s worth, I happen to agree with Will – generally speaking.  I don’t know that Sandra Fluke necessarily represents the best situation for making that assertion, but I do wholeheartedly believe many on Capitol Hill are terrified of Rush and what a harsh word from him could do to their support among the conservative base.  That said, I’m not one that believes Rush is pulling the strings.  I just think many of the aforementioned politicians on Capitol Hill are spineless and couldn’t pick a direction to lead a political movement if the lives of their children depended on it.

Either way, Rush will no doubt have a response.  A forced apology for the slut remarks will surely have his blood boiling and I’d expect Will to be among many potential targets for the new week.

They pick it up around the 9:30 mark

Great line in there from Will.  Referencing Speaker Boehner’s reaction to Rush’s comments – that the language was “inappropriate” – Will quipped, “Inappropriate?  Using the salad fork for your entree… that’s inappropriate.  Not this stuff.”

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  5 comments for “George Will: Rush Limbaugh Scares Republican Leadership (VIDEO)

  1. March 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I happen to agree with Rush. He may not have voiced his opinion in the best way possible however I am tired of our tax dollars being wasted on such things i.e. contraceptives, etc. What’s wrong with abstinence while going to school? Why should the taxpayers pay for a gal’s night on the town?

    • Surprise
      March 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      If you object to government subsidizing health care, fine. Make that argument. But to insinuate that Fluke was advocating for medical insurance to cover hormonal medications so that she could “have a night out on the town,” lumps your comments together with Limbaugh’s grotesque ad hominem attacks.
      ~Does it need to be repeated ad nauseum: Fluke was advocating that hormonal medications be covered by medical insurance because a friend needed them to relieve symptoms of an ovarian cyst.
      ~Hormonal medications are not used exclusively for birth control: they’re used to regulate menstraul bleeding and alliviate uterine cramping and symptoms from ovarian cysts.
      ~Regardless of the case that Fluke made, hormonal birth control is health care. It prevents pregnancy, which is a medical condition. Pregnancy carries health risks, including risks of hypertension, endometriosis, blood clots, vaginal tears, and even, in very rare instances, death.
      ~Your outrage that taxpayers might have to pay for contraception “so that a gal might have a night out on the town” might be better received if you applied that same outrage to having to pay for Viagra, which allows men to go out and have a night on the town.

  2. March 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    “Why should the taxpayers pay for a gal’s night on the town?” – agreed.

    “I am tired of our tax dollars being wasted on such things.” – agreed

    “He may not have voiced his opinion in the best way possible.”- agreed

    “What’s wrong with abstinence while going to school?” – Don’t see anything “wrong” with it at all. That said, I don’t care much for politicians legislating personal lives – regardless of the issue.

    I think Rush opened one heck of a big can of worms on an issue that I’d like to see closed – like yesterday. The MSM and the Left want Nov ’12 to be about social issues rather than a woeful economy and an even worse track record over 3+ years. While I agree with aspects of Rush’s greater point, I simply believe it added more fuel to a fire that may be more appropriately extinguished post-Nov.

  3. Zinedine
    March 10, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Intolerance is amazing. Politics need to learn how to look from other people’s perspective.

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