“Rush Limbaugh has been called the godfather of the GOP, a conservative firebrand whose enormous following by millions of disciples known as ‘dittoheads’ has given him unprecedented clout in the Republican party,” the Canadian Free Press is writing.
“But the talk radio star may have finally forced the party to seriously ponder cutting ties after branding a third-year law student at Georgetown University a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ for her congressional testimony about U.S. President Barack Obama’s contraception policies.
‘”While Republican leaders owe no apology for Mr. Limbaugh’s comments, they do have a responsibility to repudiate them — and him,’ the Washington Post wrote in a weekend editorial.
“‘For the good of U.S. political culture — or at least its own political self-interest — the GOP must distance itself from Mr. Limbaugh.’
“Conservative David Frum, the Canadian-born pundit and former George W. Bush speechwriter, has warned the party for years about Limbaugh’s influence.
‘On Sunday, he described Limbaugh’s weekend apology to Fluke, coming in the face of fleeing advertisers and suggestions she has grounds for a libel lawsuit, as ‘about the most graceless apology ever.’
‘”What is good for Rush Limbaugh is not necessarily what’s good for the Republican party,’ Frum added on CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources.’
“While Limbaugh may have lost some advertisers, Frum said, ‘he leaves the party behind him in a smoking ruin.’”
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