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Rush Limbaugh Explains His Apology To Sandra Fluke: ‘The Apology Was Heartfelt’

On his radio show Monday afternoon, host Rush Limbaugh explained his motivation for apologizing to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University student he had referred to as a “slut” and a “prostitute” over her testimony regarding birth control.

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Limbaugh said his apology — which he posted online over the weekend — was sincere and “heartfelt.”

“I don’t expect, and I know you don’t either,” he told listeners, “morality, intellectual honesty from the left. They’ve demonstrated, over and over, a willingness to say or do anything to advance their agenda; it’s what they do. It’s what we fight against here every day. But this is the mistake I made: in fighting them on this issue last week, I became like them.”

“That was my error,” he reiterated. “I became like them. And I feel very badly about that.”

He conceded that the words he used against Fluke had been inappropriate and uncalled for, and that they distracted from the larger point he had been trying to make about the issue of birth control. “And I again sincerely apologize to Miss Fluke,” he added, “for using those two words to describe her.”

Going back to his larger point, Limbaugh said that President Obama has a “socialist agenda when it comes to health care, when it comes to birth control, when it comes to virtually every aspect of his agenda.” And the President, he continued, was acting outside the Constitution when he promoted his health care mandate. Because “Obama is sorely hurting with women in pre-elect polls,” Limbaugh said, he wanted to turn birth control into an issue. The left then took full advantage of the fact that Fluke had been deemed unqualified to testify, because it drew further attention to the issue. This was all, he said, “a game of lies.”

The left “wanted to turn this from a committee hearing on Obama and his unconstitutional mandate to the issue of contraception.”

“To the left,” he added, “pregnancy is a disease. If you’re listening to me for the first time, you may think, ‘that’s crazy.’ It’s not. They treat pregnancy as a disease for political purposes. All of this, folks, is political.”

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