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Tell Romney to Stand Up to Rush

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Less than two weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh attacked a Georgetown Law Student named Sandra Fluke no fewer than 53 times over the course of three days- calling her a slut repeatedly and even soliciting a sex tape from her at one point. It was so plain that the attacks were over the line to most people across the country that our call, along with other advocacy organizations, for advertisers to drop their support of the show, was met with over 50 companies over the course of a week publicly suspending or ending their advertisements.

Last week, Rush ended his show with dead silence. No ads to fill the space-- and no reward for his disgusting behavior.

Even Republican leaders felt compelled to denounce Rush- from George Will to David Frum. As the New York Times pointed out: Senator John McCain, to his credit, said Mr. Limbaugh’s comments should be “condemned by everyone.” But Mitt Romney just said, “[I]t’s not the language I would have used.”

It's completely unacceptable for a political leader in this country to permit the kind of dangerous and outrageous rhetoric Limbaugh used toward a young girl who was speaking up for her own health care. Watch our ad telling Romney to stand up to Rush and for women. 

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