Comments on: George Will: Republican Leaders Are Afraid of Rush Limbaugh http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:53:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Sunshinette http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19988902 Sunshinette Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:14:22 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19988902 I'm afraid of George Will I’m afraid of George Will

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By: Kim http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19784282 Kim Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:52:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19784282 This sickens me!!!! I and my family are NOT scared of Rush!!! This sickens me!!!! I and my family are NOT scared of Rush!!!

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By: Leesway http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19515232 Leesway Tue, 06 Mar 2012 04:57:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19515232 Regardless of party affilliation, the deliberate foul mouthed attempt, by way of public airwaves, to silence a womans opinion was nothing short of a hate crime. While the issues of religious freedom, birth control, etc may be important, they shouldn't overshadow the fact that a woman was publicly and viciously attacked. Regardless of party affilliation, the deliberate foul mouthed attempt, by way of public airwaves, to silence a womans opinion was nothing short of a hate crime. While the issues of religious freedom, birth control, etc may be important, they shouldn’t overshadow the fact that a woman was publicly and viciously attacked.

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By: Karina http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19503222 Karina Tue, 06 Mar 2012 02:32:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19503222 I'm an American woman David Axelrod! Do NOT presume your speaking for the majority. You're NOT!!! We American women loath men who ASSUME we cannot SPEAK or THINK for ourselves! A few names! Who, with any brains really cares about this circus act??? There are TOO many IMPORTANT ISSUES to FOCUS ON, but instead you're WASTING YOUR BREATH on PETTY CRAP SUCH AS THIS!! It's a Major Turn-off and you're not helping the Obama efforts in winning (God forbid) a 2nd term. Continue onwards with your BROWN NOSING compaign, Mr. Axelrod it's apparent, this is what you do best! I’m an American woman David Axelrod! Do NOT presume your speaking for the majority. You’re NOT!!! We American women loath men who ASSUME we cannot SPEAK or THINK for ourselves! A few names! Who, with any brains really cares about this circus act???

There are TOO many IMPORTANT ISSUES to FOCUS ON, but instead you’re WASTING YOUR BREATH on PETTY CRAP SUCH AS THIS!! It’s a Major Turn-off and you’re not helping the Obama efforts in winning (God forbid) a 2nd term.

Continue onwards with your BROWN NOSING compaign, Mr. Axelrod it’s apparent, this is what you do best!

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By: whathappened01 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19499342 whathappened01 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:40:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19499342 tonyhawks712 said--------"Look at it another way: we eat beef in this country. Cows are sacred in Hinduism. There are Hindus that are American citizens. If it is a violation of a Catholic’s religious freedoms to have to pay for health care that covers contraceptives, then it is a violation of a Hindu’s religious freedom to allow the public consumption of beef. Should we stop the beef industry so as not to violate their religious freedoms?". It only violates their religious freedoms if you force them to eat what their religion prohibits. ACA doesn’t force anyone to use contraceptives – Catholics can still freely exercise their beliefs by not using them."-------------- SO in your analogy is the government mandating that Hindu's buy the beef or kill the cows even though it violates their beliefs like they are mandating Catholic institutions buy abortifacts, sterilization and birth control even though it violates their beliefs ??? SEE THE FLAW IN YOUR LOGIC YET????? It is called conscience my friend. I tonyhawks712 said——–”Look at it another way: we eat beef in this country. Cows are sacred in Hinduism. There are Hindus that are American citizens. If it is a violation of a Catholic’s religious freedoms to have to pay for health care that covers contraceptives, then it is a violation of a Hindu’s religious freedom to allow the public consumption of beef. Should we stop the beef industry so as not to violate their religious freedoms?”. It only violates their religious freedoms if you force them to eat what their religion prohibits. ACA doesn’t force anyone to use contraceptives – Catholics can still freely exercise their beliefs by not using them.”————– SO in your analogy is the government mandating that Hindu’s buy the beef or kill the cows even though it violates their beliefs like they are mandating Catholic institutions buy abortifacts, sterilization and birth control even though it violates their beliefs ??? SEE THE FLAW IN YOUR LOGIC YET????? It is called conscience my friend. I

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By: Jeff in CT http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19498902 Jeff in CT Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:35:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19498902 Rush Limbaugh may say, "It's just entertainment. It’s comedy. It’s my style.” Sorry. That's not entertainment. That's not style. That's hate radio. We watched him say those words. He was incensed. That was not comedy. If he were in government, he would be forced to resign immediately or be fired, and rightfully so. Apparently, his advertisers don't want to be associated with him, either. A tepid and contrived apology means nothing. I hope the stations that carry his programming will show some integrity and suspend him from their airwaves for the next month... or much longer. Why is he allowed to slander that young lady on a national stage? She would be perfectly within her rights to sue him and I sincerely hope that she does just that. Sue him, EIB, and every radio station in the world that carried his vitriolic diatribe. He went too far, empowered by stations and advertisers that have blindly supported his rhetoric. His actions make me sick...and that's no laughing matter. He is the 900 pound bully in the room that the Republican presidential candidates and leaders are obviously afraid to disturb. It is the sign of a leader to denounce mean, hateful speech, even it is from one of your own poster boys. As it stands, women around the United States are very much aware of what the Republican party thinks of them... and Mr. Limbaugh was kind enough the express that Republican view in the quite down to Earth language. Unless he is suspended from the air for a significant amount of time and firmly denounced by the GOP, he may have just given a huge block of votes to the Democrats. Women know when they have been insulted and kicked to the ground; why don't the Presidential candidates see that? Rush Limbaugh may say, “It’s just entertainment. It’s comedy. It’s my style.” Sorry. That’s not entertainment. That’s not style. That’s hate radio. We watched him say those words. He was incensed. That was not comedy. If he were in government, he would be forced to resign immediately or be fired, and rightfully so. Apparently, his advertisers don’t want to be associated with him, either. A tepid and contrived apology means nothing.

I hope the stations that carry his programming will show some integrity and suspend him from their airwaves for the next month… or much longer. Why is he allowed to slander that young lady on a national stage? She would be perfectly within her rights to sue him and I sincerely hope that she does just that. Sue him, EIB, and every radio station in the world that carried his vitriolic diatribe. He went too far, empowered by stations and advertisers that have blindly supported his rhetoric. His actions make me sick…and that’s no laughing matter.

He is the 900 pound bully in the room that the Republican presidential candidates and leaders are obviously afraid to disturb. It is the sign of a leader to denounce mean, hateful speech, even it is from one of your own poster boys. As it stands, women around the United States are very much aware of what the Republican party thinks of them… and Mr. Limbaugh was kind enough the express that Republican view in the quite down to Earth language.

Unless he is suspended from the air for a significant amount of time and firmly denounced by the GOP, he may have just given a huge block of votes to the Democrats. Women know when they have been insulted and kicked to the ground; why don’t the Presidential candidates see that?

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By: whathappened01 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19493442 whathappened01 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:41:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19493442 Jess Dewitt said--"Even though in reality, he is nothing but a shock jock, Limbaugh has somehow managed to become a quasi-political leader. Although Maher, like many celebrities, holds strong political views, he’s not recognized as a Party spokesman."----------------- Interesting trying to pretend Bill Maher doesn't have influence but he did give $1,000,000.00 to Obama's campaign Pac. So do you just give Jess Dewitt said–”Even though in reality, he is nothing but a shock jock, Limbaugh has somehow managed to become a quasi-political leader. Although Maher, like many celebrities, holds strong political views, he’s not recognized as a Party spokesman.”—————–

Interesting trying to pretend Bill Maher doesn’t have influence but he did give $1,000,000.00 to Obama’s campaign Pac. So do you just give

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By: Joel http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19485842 Joel Mon, 05 Mar 2012 23:03:05 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19485842 Susanna said: "The first amendment not only is freedom of religion but freedom FROM religion. If these churches want to dictate what a woman can use for health purposes that is a violation of my first amendment right, as it is for every woman in this country." Speaking only to the second part of the statement, and only one part of that, when you state that churches dictating what a woman can use.... et al, it is NOT a violation of your first amendment rights. You lump yourself with every woman in the country and say all of your rights are violated any time the church affects one woman. This is just plain false. The Bill of Rights are all individual rights. They apply to each person on their own, not as a group. Further, nowhere in the Bill or Rights, or anywhere else in the Constitution, are you, or anyone else afforded free services from the government to maintain your health. Health Insurance is a PRODUCT, not a right. Speaking specifically to the birth control, they are PRODUCTS, not rights. In the case where BC is used for a valid medical purpose, and not used as contraception, there is an exemption already in place. Limbaugh may have been crass and may have been way overboard on his remarks, but the basic tenet is being lost in the backlash: no man or woman has a right to be provided contraceptives. They are products. Further, if the woman in question can afford to go to Georgetown, she can afford to pay for her contraception. If she is poor and on scholarship, she has to have some form of income to pay her expenses - millions of Americans work and go to college. If you need condoms or birth control pills, then get a job and buy them. Maybe her parents are paying for her education. Could she go to them and say "Dad, I need an extra 100 dollars a month for condoms"? Why not? At 30, Mom and Dad are likely to say "buy your own", which illustrates the point. I paid my way through college by serving in the Marines and paying for the remainder out of my pocket. Never did it occur to me that the US taxpayer should purchase condoms for me, or birth control for my girlfriend. I don't care who, or how many people this woman has sex with. It's her choice. For that reason, she can purchase her own birth control. Susanna said:

“The first amendment not only is freedom of religion but freedom FROM religion. If these churches want to dictate what a woman can use for health purposes that is a violation of my first amendment right, as it is for every woman in this country.”

Speaking only to the second part of the statement, and only one part of that, when you state that churches dictating what a woman can use…. et al, it is NOT a violation of your first amendment rights. You lump yourself with every woman in the country and say all of your rights are violated any time the church affects one woman. This is just plain false. The Bill of Rights are all individual rights. They apply to each person on their own, not as a group.

Further, nowhere in the Bill or Rights, or anywhere else in the Constitution, are you, or anyone else afforded free services from the government to maintain your health. Health Insurance is a PRODUCT, not a right. Speaking specifically to the birth control, they are PRODUCTS, not rights. In the case where BC is used for a valid medical purpose, and not used as contraception, there is an exemption already in place. Limbaugh may have been crass and may have been way overboard on his remarks, but the basic tenet is being lost in the backlash: no man or woman has a right to be provided contraceptives. They are products. Further, if the woman in question can afford to go to Georgetown, she can afford to pay for her contraception. If she is poor and on scholarship, she has to have some form of income to pay her expenses – millions of Americans work and go to college. If you need condoms or birth control pills, then get a job and buy them. Maybe her parents are paying for her education. Could she go to them and say “Dad, I need an extra 100 dollars a month for condoms”? Why not? At 30, Mom and Dad are likely to say “buy your own”, which illustrates the point. I paid my way through college by serving in the Marines and paying for the remainder out of my pocket. Never did it occur to me that the US taxpayer should purchase condoms for me, or birth control for my girlfriend. I don’t care who, or how many people this woman has sex with. It’s her choice. For that reason, she can purchase her own birth control.

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By: Eddie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19476852 Eddie Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:58:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19476852 I disagree with George Will on lots of issues but I laways respected him, and his comment about Rush is why. His is one of the few republicans left that you can have a discussion with and he won't insult you or your family. I disagree with George Will on lots of issues but I laways respected him, and his comment about Rush is why. His is one of the few republicans left that you can have a discussion with and he won’t insult you or your family.

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By: Joe http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/george-will-republican-leaders-are-afraid-of-rush-limbaugh/#comment-19474412 Joe Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:31:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=486892#comment-19474412 George, You guys are the big leagues, playing with two sets of rules. Do you guys sit in a bar and decide ths stuff. His point was the mandate. Crass analogy, but nothing compared to what Bill Maher throws on a regular bases. Laura Ingram and Sarah P have more thrown them than this. And, I remember similar terms used for Kathlene Wiley, Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones. Any apologies there? Nope, I recall "it's all about sex".... And, "The UCMJ doesn't apply to the Commander-in-Chief...." The learning point to me was GTN university actually pays for it's students health care, does it? When did this happen? I provide my daughter's medical insurance at her university, am I missing something? When I went to school we provided our own insurance as well. When did rich snot nosed GTN-legal beagles start getting health care provided? If I were a student at GTN, I'd want both contraceptives (medical exceptions, of course) and ED pills, taken out of my insurance plan. Go for "catastrophic only," save the money? Oh, forgot, they can't, they have a mandate. OK, then choice 2, simply don't provide anyone health insurance and let them buy the plan they want. At that age, there's very little reason one buys anything but major medical. Understand, states already provide some "mandates," which raises the question of across state insurance? And, all the public/pro-bono medical services have been sued out of business by GTN/HAVAD-law grads. (Do a search of public charitable hospitals in the 60/70's, all gone. No doctor can provide those services. No income to cover malpractice.) George, You guys are the big leagues, playing with two sets of rules. Do you guys sit in a bar and decide ths stuff. His point was the mandate. Crass analogy, but nothing compared to what Bill Maher throws on a regular bases. Laura Ingram and Sarah P have more thrown them than this. And, I remember similar terms used for Kathlene Wiley, Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones. Any apologies there? Nope, I recall “it’s all about sex”…. And, “The UCMJ doesn’t apply to the Commander-in-Chief….”
The learning point to me was GTN university actually pays for it’s students health care, does it? When did this happen? I provide my daughter’s medical insurance at her university, am I missing something? When I went to school we provided our own insurance as well. When did rich snot nosed GTN-legal beagles start getting health care provided?
If I were a student at GTN, I’d want both contraceptives (medical exceptions, of course) and ED pills, taken out of my insurance plan. Go for “catastrophic only,” save the money? Oh, forgot, they can’t, they have a mandate. OK, then choice 2, simply don’t provide anyone health insurance and let them buy the plan they want. At that age, there’s very little reason one buys anything but major medical. Understand, states already provide some “mandates,” which raises the question of across state insurance? And, all the public/pro-bono medical services have been sued out of business by GTN/HAVAD-law grads. (Do a search of public charitable hospitals in the 60/70′s, all gone. No doctor can provide those services. No income to cover malpractice.)

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