Limbaugh's Response To NOW Campaign: 'Rush Babes For America'
May 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH's response to the campaign against him by the NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN and MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA is his own campaign, called "RUSH Babes for AMERICA."
On his show TODAY (5/8), LIMBAUGH announced the campaign, calling it "the National Organization for Rush Babes ... a FACEBOOK page dedicated to the millions of conservative women who know what they believe in: family, American values, and not being told by faux feminist groups how to think. We've been working on the page for a while, and today is the launch.
"And here's the reason. As you know, some day (I forget the exact date) later this month the 'feminazis' are gonna be working with MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA kicking off some giant program. It's some coordinated plan to have me taken off the air, under the premise that women hate this program and that this program is an unfriendly environment for women, that this program laughs at, impugns, makes fun of women. Of course, the flaw in this is the NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN thinking that they speak for women. If there was ever a group that speaks for an almost infinitesimal minority of women, it's the NAGs. But this is all part of OBAMA's and the Democrat (sic) Party's so-called War on Women."
After musing about a return to doing shows while limiting all calls to women, LIMBAUGH added, "I've been tired for a long time of these faux female groups, which are really nothing but groups of liberals. The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN is not a female organization. It's a liberal organization disguised as a group that's interested in the rights of women ... what Rush Babes for America is about is posting stories and ideas that happen here on the program (and occasionally elsewhere) and inviting all of you to participate in conversations on FACEBOOK with other women about what matters to you. As a means of demonstrating just what a minority the NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN and its so-called affiliates really are. So you go to Facebook.com/RushBabesforAmerica, and if you like the page, you're in."
NOW announced its "Enough RUSH" campaign last month in response to the PREMIERE NETWORKS host's comments about GEORGETOWN law student and activist SANDRA FLUKE and plans protests in several cities, coordinating with MEDIA MATTERS, which has been campaigning against LIMBAUGH for several years.