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Poor Rush Limbaugh. I mean, really poor, as in empty-pockets poor. Rush "deaf by temptation" Limbaugh is demanding an apology and threatening to sue the DCCC for defamation and financial hardship, claiming they cost him advertising dollars by unfairly publicizing his comments (let's examine that again), yes his comments on his 9/15 program about consensual sex and date rape.

He claims his comments were taken out of context and the publicity is costing him advertisers. Poor baby, no more million-dollar junkets to the Dominican Republic with illegally-obtained Viagra? No more expensive Cuban stogies?

As a refresher, this is what mighty mouth had to say on the subject when he was bemoaning the Ohio State University on-campus sexual assault policy. This is from the transcript on his own website, so we can assume it's sanctioned by the golden microphone misogynists:

"Agreeing on the 'why' takes all the romance out of everything, takes all the seduction. Seduction used to be an art. Now of course it's brutish and it's predatory and it's bad.

"Here's what consent is at Ohio State. After you and your partner decide that you're gonna make out or have sex, you agree to do it, then you have to agree on why. 'Consent is the act of knowingly, actively and voluntarily agreeing explicitly to engage in sexual activity. Consent must be freely given and can be withdrawn at any time.'

"You have to be sober, not coerced, imaginative, enthusiastic, creative, wanted, informed, mutual, honest, verbal. The absence of 'no' does not mean 'yes.' It must be asked every step of the way. It cannot be implied or assumed, even in the context of a relationship. Circumstances in which a person CANNOT legally give consent: (No matter what he or she might verbalize): The person is severely intoxicated or unconscious as a result of alcohol or drugs. The person is physically or developmentally disabled. The victim is under the age 13 or is elderly. So as long as the girl is thirteen years old, she can give consent for sex, provided it's creative and enthusiastic.

"Consent must be freely given, can be withdrawn at any time, and the absence of 'no' does not mean 'yes.' How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that 'no' means 'yes' if you know how to spot it? Let me tell you something. In this modern world, that is simply not tolerated. People aren't even gonna try to understand that one. I mean, it used to be said it was a cliche. It used to be part of the advice young boys were given.

"{speaking facetiously}See, that's what we gotta change. We have got to reprogram the way we raise men. Why do you think permission every step of the way, clearly spelling out 'why' are all of these not lawsuits just waiting to happen if even one of these steps is not taken?

"I don't know how men can be held to that Ohio State agreement, policy, anyway, because everybody knows in sex men don't think with their brains. Not the one in their heads, anyway. It's just so silly."

Defamation. If you have a minute, visit the link and read the whole transcript. Before waxing idiotic on Ohio State, he was off on a rant about how professional sports had become "sissified" when discussing the NFL's firing of Ray Rice for beating his girlfriend.

But I digress ....

El Rushbo isn't backing away from his comment about "no" meaning "yes," mind you, because this is a fair representation of the hostility he bears toward women in general (more on that in a moment). But he is claiming the DCCC unfairly zeroed in on one phrase and used it in an email blast.

This is from WaPo:

"The legal threat is the result of DCCC fundraising appeals sent out in the wake of Limbaugh's on-air comments about a new policy at Ohio State University that instructs students to get verbal consent before having sex. The DCCC highlighted one particular sentence from his commentary -- 'How many of you guys .?.?. have learned that 'no' means 'yes' if you know how to spot it?' -- saying it was tantamount to condoning sexual assault.

"Limbaugh says the DCCC took the comment out of context and twisted it in its fundraising appeals. 'We love opinions, but this crossed a very bright line,' said Limbaugh's spokesman, Brian Glicklich, in an interview. 'They lied about his words. They quoted something specific and out of context, and it is a lie.'

"Glicklich also said the major basis of Limbaugh's threatened legal action is not political, but economic, since the DCCC letter also called for the boycott of advertisers. [the] letter accused the DCCC of 'an attempt to damage his radio program and the small businesses that communicate with his audience.'"

Uh, okay. So the complete statement is above, is it any less offensive in context? I maintain you could've pulled a dozen lines from his screed and they would have all been offensive to women. Where is the lie? Jabba the Rush was clearly expressing his outrage over Ohio State's "silly" definition of consensual sex, claiming that getting consent takes all the "romance" out of sex.

Because, you know, rape is fun. At least for the guy, in his opinion, because they don't think with the "brains" in their heads -- wink-wink.

What a pig. A filthy rich pig who is now making the ridiculous claim that the DCCC is causing serious financial harm to his "small business." Like he's running a little mom-and-pop supermarket or something. Preposterous for a millionaire making over $25 million a year, from his wealthy backers if not direct advertisers.

Defamation -- the hypocrisy is staggering. I wonder if he's also planning to sue Sandra Fluke for costing him advertisers when he repeatedly called her a slut who was having "so much sex" she needed taxpayers to pay her to have sex ... all this because she advocated for insurance companies to cover birth control pills. Why not sue her, Mr. EIB? She cost you more than the DCCC by covering the "out of context" comments you made about her. Was that defamation, too? Did she harm your pristine reputation?

The oxymoron has a long history of tirades against women. Remember when he held up a photo of Chelsea Clinton and said, "the White House has a new dog?" She was about 13 at the time.

Here are some of his biggest hits, thanks to Linda Lowan writing for about.com:

"The Sandra Fluke controversy was not the first time Limbaugh's words got him into trouble. Below is a sampling of some of the most widely-quoted Rush Limbaugh comments about women from his radio show:

On feminism and unattractive women:
"Feminism is about victimization. Don't forget Undeniable Truth of Life Number 24. Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream."
-- The Rush Limbaugh Show June 9, 2011 from MediaMatters.org

On college education being "feminized":
"Colleges have been chickified. Men aren't showing up in as many numbers as they used to...This is what we have done to boys and men. The feminists/feminazis have been working for years to this end: advance women by diminishing men." -- The Rush Limbaugh Show January 19, 2010 from MediaMatters.org

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