After Sandra Fluke made Time’s short list for Person of the Year, Rush Limbaugh demanded that he be named person of the year, because he made Fluke famous.
Here is the audio from Media Matters:
Transcript from Rush Limbaugh:
LIMBAUGH: The one thing that Obama is known for, this War on Women. If they want to claim a mandate, I guess they could on that, but giving away free contraception — Snerdley, have you heard this? TIME Magazine puts out their short list for Person of the Year. And among the people on it is Sandra Fluke. Now, not something I’m proud of here, folks. I must be blatantly honest. Nobody would know who she is if it weren’t for me. If anybody is gonna be named Person of the Year on that basis, it ought to be me. It’s not an honor that I would appreciate because it represents a little bit of a screw-up, but the fact of the matter is that she’s even on the list.
You go back and you look at some of the TIME Magazine people of the year from way back, I mean they were really substantive, serious people. You look at the short list, and what’s happened is that TIME Magazine and the rest of the media, the world now revolves around them and their potential people of the year all happen to be media types one way or the other. It is the most narcissistic bunch of people that you can run into, outside of Obama and his acolytes. Yeah, Jon Stewart’s on the short list, too. Oh, it’s the pop culture. It’s what I’m telling you. If there’s one area where we don’t exist, it’s there. It’s why I keep saying that our comeback is not just gonna be political; it’s gonna have to be cultural as well.
Rush Limbaugh wants to be rewarded for slandering Sandra Fluke repeatedly on his radio show. He is still at it to this day. The only difference now is that he uses subtler and shorter jabs. While Limbaugh is at it, maybe he would like credit for losing the 2012 presidential election for the Republican Party?
It can be argued that Mitt Romney had zero chance of winning with female voters after he refused to take a stand against Limbaugh’s remarks. Who can forget Romney’s weak kneed not language I would have used answer? By attacking Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh confirmed existence of the War on Women. Before Akin and Mourdock, there was Rush Limbaugh attacking Sandra Fluke.
Getting on the Time shortlist had nothing to do with Limbaugh slanderous attacks, and everything to do with how Fluke has turned such a negative event into a platform for important issues.
Rush Limbaugh is a lot of things, but person of the year definitely isn’t one of them.