Rush Limbaugh Blames Bill Maher for the War on Women

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Refusing to be held accountable for his attack on Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh has instead blamed the War On Women on Bill Maher.

Here’s a partial transcript. (Full transcript: Rush Limbaugh):

RUSH: By the way, you ought to see all the blog posts on the left. “Can we get rid of this phony outrage?” they’re asking. “Can we stop this? It was fine to manufacture phony outrage during Sandra Fluke, and it was fine to keep that going for three weeks, but this? There’s no point here. This is ridiculous. Aren’t we just outraged out? Can we just get rid of the outrage?” Here’s Bill Maher (Snerdley was unaware of this) Friday night on Maher’s program Real Time on HBO.

MAHER: What she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work. No one’s denying that being a mother is a tough job. I remember I was a handful. Okay, but, you know, there is a big difference between being a mother in that tough job and getting your ass out the door at seven a.m., when it’s cold, having to deal with a boss, being in a workplace where, even if you’re unhappy, you can’t show it for eight hours. That is kind of a different kind of tough thing.

RUSH: How does he know that Ann Romney hasn’t experienced that in her life? Anyway, that’s not the question. Maher has kept it alive. Do you know what the real threat of stay-at-home moms is to leftists? You know what the real threat they are? They don’t need government! They are the essence of individuality. Stay-at-home moms are the essence of rugged individualism, and they don’t need the state. They’re not soccer moms, and that’s why they are a threat….

RUSH: Bill Maher says that what Hilary Rosen really meant to say was that Ann Romney has never had to get out of the house at seven o’clock in the morning in order to get the day started. She had to get the kids out of the house, but she didn’t have to put up with anybody. She didn’t have any dire economic circumstances that she had to deal with.
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It’s the same argument that they’re advancing about Ann Romney, or me, or anybody else, and notice this censorship always comes from the left. It’s always people to the left who are telling other people what they can and can’t say, or what they’re qualified or unqualified to talk about. And it’s these leftist liberal pundits who are making the claim that Ann Romney and Bill Maher — but I repeat myself — who claim that Ann Romney’s not qualified because life’s been easy for her. Cancer, MS, five kids, yeah, it’s been easy. Yeah, she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Well, Lincoln didn’t own slaves. So I guess Lincoln shouldn’t have been allowed to weigh in on slavery. These people on the left, folks, I don’t know any redeeming qualities. There is not one aspect of these people I want to emulate. What’s Obama’s qualification to talk about anything other than agitating people? What else has he done in his life but agitate? Yet we let him be a health care expert?

Remember when Bill Maher caught all kinds of hell for defending Rush Limbaugh and telling the left that they should get over the Sandra Fluke thing because Rush apologized? Maybe that wasn’t such a great idea, because Limbaugh is trying to blame Maher for the Republican War On Women. Limbaugh’s gambit today was the height of desperation. Poor ol’ Rush just can’t get out of the hole that his mouth dug for him with his comments about Sandra Fluke, so he is looking for someone else to blame.

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party can’t get out of the bottomless pit that they fell into with women voters so they have decided that it is best to change the subject and use Hilary Rosen’s comments in order to talk about moms. More specifically, how much Democrats hate moms.

What is really going on here is that Mitt Romney and the Republican Party see that they have no chance of winning back women voters, so they have devised a wedge issue that is designed to fragment the political support of women. They are trying to divide women with an issue straight out of the culture wars playbook. Democrats and the left hate baseball, apple pie, the flag, god, freedom and they especially hate moms.

Judging by the fact that the Hilary Rosen story is already dead, it is a pretty safe bet that this another Republican culture war wedge that is destined to fail, just like Obama’s war on religion, and blaming Obama for gas prices did.

Mitt Romney and Republicans across the country can’t run on their records. They can’t run on their policies, and they definitely can’t run on the past (George W. Bush), so they have to divide the electorate as much as possible and hope to get lucky on Election Day.

After Bill Maher made his donation to the Obama supporting Super PAC he opened himself up to being the right’s scapegoat for everything. The name Bill Maher is quickly becoming what the name George Soros used to be in right wing circles. Maher has made his own sexist comments about women in the past, but he is no more responsible for the War On Women than Rush Limbaugh is for the War On Drugs.

Nice try, Rush, but just as you can’t escape being held accountable for your attack on Sandra Fluke, Mitt Romney can’t escape accountability by using his wife as a political human shield.

Republicans now realize that their War On Women will cost them the 2012 election. They are conniving and trying to avoid the crushing rebuke that will leave them cowering in defeat on Election Day. Limbaugh can blame Bill Maher, but when women and the enlightened men who understand this issue step into the voting booth they will be blaming you, your party, and your presidential nominee.

12 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh Blames Bill Maher for the War on Women”

  1. Rush was right. Rosen did say “She didn’t have any dire economic circumstances that she had to deal with.” That should have been the entire point. But the Goplings never seemed to read past the first line of Rosens

    But on the other hand, Im sure Maher will have a comeback that will sting Rush to the quick

  2. Rush just becomes more comical and offensive every day. The Romney’s are both SO out of touch with what it is to struggle every day, paycheck to paycheck, delaying doctor visits because of the cost, wondering how we’ll overcome the crash of our 401k’S and our houses losing value and wondering if we’ll ever be able to retire or if we’ll have to force our aging bodies, riddled from a life of toil to go beyond what they are capable of. Obama and Clinton for example grew up knowing hardship and living amongst the real people of the world. It is insulting when people like Romney and his wife think they have a clue about what the average person goes through.

  3. I listen to Rush a couple hours a week to get good and pissed off at the extremist right. Maher makes me laugh and I know that first and foremost he is a COMEDIAN, though an incredibly witty, brilliant and insightfully intelligent man as well. Rush is but a pompous trouble making AGITATOR (I found it laughable that he would call Obama that) and Rush stirs up more hatred than even the likes of Farakan. Rush’s EGO alone is capable of blocking out the sun like a giant road apple eclipse.

  4. 1. Rush Limbaugh called a law school student a slut and a prostitute and ordered her to post sexual videos of herself and all her friends. For three day he attacked Ms. Fluke on our FCC airwaves.

    2. Hilary Rosen clumsily stated once that Ann the multi-millionaire Romney has never had to work a job outside of her nanny directing stay-at-one-of-their-three-mansions Mom job.

    Only in Limbaugh’s Republican mercantile of hate could those two separate and not equal incidents be construed as somehow alike.

    I do hope the Flukes have hired the very best attorneys.

  5. …”RUSH: How does he know that Ann Romney hasn’t experienced that in her life? Anyway, that’s not the question….”

    Well, Mr. college-drop-out-man, he Googled or Wikipedia Ane’s bio; it says right there, straight out, after she and Mittens got engaged at their Senior Prom, Ann went off to BYU while Mittens went to France for 2 years. When he returned she (just like you) dropped-out, then married himself and started having babies. She never “experienced” a part-time job for a check her entire life…
    which is the question/point of the entire issue.

    …RUSH: Stay-at-home moms are the essence of rugged individualism, and they don’t need the state.”

    Sigh…my eyes just rolled back in my head. He’s such a romantic! Painting “Momney’s” as rugged or individualistic. If they were, they wouldn’t need a man, stupid! Ah, cripes, I give up…this man is so stupid, ___________(fill in the blank-I can’t.)

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