Hey, it may (or may not) have worked last time, so why not try it again?

Looking to relaunch 2012’s War on Women, liberal activists have been waiting for a good chance to twist Rush Limbaugh’s words to power their OUTRAGE (!!!!!!!) Machine. It’s like rocket fuel for the angry left.

Today, they think they’ve found it. In a monologue from yesterday’s show, Limbaugh said this:

“You have to be sober, not coerced, imaginative, enthusiastic, creative, wanted, informed, mutual, honest, verbal. The absence of ‘no’ does not mean ‘yes.’ It must be asked every step of the way. It cannot be implied or assumed, even in the context of a relationship. Circumstances in which a person CANNOT legally give consent: (No matter what he or she might verbalize): The person is severely intoxicated or unconscious as a result of alcohol or drugs. The person is physically or developmentally disabled. The victim is under the age 13 or is elderly. So as long as the girl is thirteen years old, she can give consent for sex, provided it’s creative and enthusiastic.”

“Consent must be freely given, can be withdrawn at any time, and the absence of ‘no’ does not mean ‘yes.'” How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that “no” means “yes” if you know how to spot it? Let me tell you something. In this modern world, that is simply not tolerated. People aren’t even gonna try to understand that one. I mean, it used to be said it was a cliche. It used to be part of the advice young boys were given.

See, that’s what we gotta change. We have got to reprogram the way we raise men. Why do you think permission every step of the way, clearly spelling out “why”… are all of these not lawsuits just waiting to happen if even one of these steps is not taken?

Without the necessary context, the far-left wildly distorted his quote. Check out these headlines:

– Rush Limbaugh Just OK’d Rape. No, Really. (Carbonated.tv)

– Rush Limbaugh’s new definition of consent: “No means yes if you know how to spot it” (Salon)

– Limbaugh on Sexual Assault: “No Means Yes If You Know How to Spot It” (Gawker)

– Rush Limbaugh: Sometimes ‘No’ Means ‘Yes’ (Mediaite)

– Rush Limbaugh on consent for sex: ‘No means yes if you know how to spot it’ (Raw Story)

Isn’t it clear Rush was talking about outdated notions of attitudes toward sexual consent? It’s obvious when reading the transcript.

From past experience, however, we know mainstream media outlets won’t bother to check that, they’ll simply run with this (and already have, actually). Here they go again.

 

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