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Think Progress   By Judd Legum  on Mar 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

This morning on ABC, prominent conservative columnist George Will blasted the Republican leadership’s meek response to Rush Limbaugh’s sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke. Will mocked Speaker John Boehner for calling Rush’s language “inappropriate ” as comically weak, noting “using a salad fork for your entree, that’s inappropriate.”

Will also attacked the GOP presidential candidates timid response: “They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.” Watch it:

Check out what all the Presidential candidates have said about Limbaugh’s sexist attacks here.

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March 4, 2012

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It is often heard in political discussions that there is very little difference between America’s two political parties. The declarations are common that they both are corrupt, that they both lie, that they both represent what is wrong with the country. These statements are usually given in the hopes that the speaker will appear nuanced, impartial, and “fair and balanced.” But, for anyone actually following politics, the idea that both the Democratic and Republican parties are two sides of the same coin is a position nearly impossible to defend. Instead of being two sides of the same coin, the two parties are increasingly becoming completely separate currencies.

To illustrate this point one need look no further than the historic case of “Operation Chaos.” In late February, 2008 conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began what he called an “operation chaos,” where he encouraged conservative Republicans to cross over and vote for Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries. The call to vote was not motivated by support of Clinton’s ideas, nor was Limbaugh encouraging people to respectfully do their civic duty. Instead, what Limbaugh and the conservatives that participated hoped to achieve, was civil discord by denying then Senator Barack Obama a decisive victory. In short it was an attempt to create an inaccurate reflection of what U.S. citizens wanted in the upcoming presidential elections.

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First Posted: 03/ 3/2012  8:34 pm Updated: 03/ 4/2012  6:13 pm

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As the controversy grew over Rush Limbaugh’s latest incendiary comments — he called law student and birth control advocate Sandra Fluke a “slut” on Wednesday — his show’s advertisers began to flee in droves.

On Saturday, Limbaugh apologized. But for at least one CEO, that wasn’t good enough.

David Friend, who runs the online backup company Carbonite, issued a statement on his company’s website saying that Carbonite would no longer advertise with Limbaugh despite the host’s rare admission of regret. From the website:

“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”

UPDATE (3/4/2012):

On Sunday, ProFlowers said it was also pulling ads from Limbaugh’s show. On the company’s Facebook page, it criticized Limbaugh’s comments as “beyond political discourse to a personal attack” and stressed that they “do not reflect our values as a company.”

According to ThinkProgress, five other companies have vowed to stop sponsoring the show.

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