The Ballad of Rush Limbaugh
There comes a time when enough is enough!
I am supportive of people having civil exchanges from opposing perspectives on a an issue. We are supposed to be a society that welcomes this type of interaction and exchange among us.
Rush Limbaugh has never been an individual who tempers his remarks while he's on the air. He has made remarks that have been totally outrageous and truly racist. Here;s a list compiled by NewsOne of the Ten Most Racist Remarks made by Rush Limbaugh.
He has never made it a secret that he does not like women who are liberal or progressive. This tendency to call us names did not just start last week. I don't know what a feminazi is by definition but the fact that acquaints us to one of the most vile human forces in the world's story is insulting.
But every situation has it's tipping point. Rush has brought his on by calling Sandra Fluke a slut and prostitute. Then he adds injury to the insult by daring to suggest that women post pornographic videos in exchange for coverage of birth control.
Between the racism and sexism, I have had enough of this man's spew!
He has the right to speak his mind on issues. There is no honest way to prevent him saying whatever he thinks to his listening audience. But there is also a price that becomes due when those remarks are just way over the top.
The loss of sponsorship and air time on stations that broadcast his show are the cost that he helped to create. I for one think that he could of kept his apology because he turns around today and tries to make it seem like the left was responsible for his remarks. Here is his response about the incident on his show today (Link).
My final thoughts on this particular incident are best summarized in this quotation.
"You are the master of the unspoken word until it is spoken.
Then you become it's slave."