Congresswoman Lois Frankel is mounting an attack to get South Florida resident and all-around blowhard Rush Limbaugh off the radio.
Frankel, who represents Florida's 22nd congressional district, which includes parts of northern Broward, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, and Coconut Creek, has put together a petition to have Limbaugh's show pulled.
In the petition, Frankel points out the many insidious remarks made by the conservative radio talk-show host. She points to his latest comments on rape as the proverbial last straw.
During Monday's broadcast, Limbaugh went on one of his rants decrying Ohio State University's latest changes to sexual assault and harassment policies. These new rules say that consent must be given every step of the way by two people engaged in sexual activity of any kind.
The rule is set to define boundaries and protect victims from rape. The policy makes that clear by stating that just because someone doesn't say "no" doesn't automatically mean "yes."
Limbaugh said the policy not only takes the fun out of sex but eliminates the art of seduction.
"No" actually sometimes means "yes," he said.
"How many of you guys in your own experience with women have learned that no means yes, if you know how to spot it?" he asks rhetorically. "Let me tell you something: In this modern world, that is simply, that's not tolerated. People aren't even going to try to understand that one. It used to be that it was a cliché. It used to be part of the advice young boys were given. But you see that's what we've got to change. We have got to reprogram the way we raise men."
In response, Frankel has launched the "Take Rush Limbaugh Off The Air" petition with the following message:
Rush claimed rape on college campuses should be tolerated because, "No means yes if you know how to spot it."
Unfortunately, this is par for the course with Rush. First his attack on Sandra Fluke, then calling single mothers "semen receptacles," and now THIS?
He deserves to have his show pulled.
The fact that he lives right here in South Florida, in my congressional district, is even more infuriating.
We can't let these comments stand.
Limbaugh has gone through this kind of thing before. The latest was back in July 2013, when reports surfaced that Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, was not planning on renewing his contract, which threatened to take him off most U.S. markets.
In the past, Limbaugh has said white people have done more to end slavery than black people and that liberals used the Newtown massacre as propaganda to get gun control, but none of those knocked him off the radio.