Dear Madame L,
Three questions: Have you heard about Rush Limbaugh's latest insult to women and all Americans?
Have any Republican leaders made any real responses yet?
Is there any way I can protest his behavior?
Outraged and Appalled
Madame L is also outraged, even though Madame L hates to satisfy Rush Limbaugh by being outraged, since that appears to be his purpose in saying the outrageous things he says.
By dragging a private citizen into his meanness and insulting her and her parents, though, he has gone so far that Madame L is as appalled at the lack of response from the Republican Party. (Madame L doesn't think comments like "It's just entertainment" or "It's inappropriate" are real responses.)
Here's what you can do: Boycott companies that currently advertise their products on Limbaugh's radio show, and let them know you're boycotting their products because of Limbaugh.
Do this even though Limbaugh has issued a rather lame apology.
Let them know that you won't buy their products as long as they continue to advertise on Limbaugh's show.
Boycotting has more power than meaningless comments from politicians, anyway.
Some companies which have already withdrawn their ads from Limbaugh's show include Sleep Number, Sleep Train, Legal Zoom, Citrix, and Quicken Loans.
Companies that still advertise with the radio monster include ProFlowers, Tax Resolution Services [TRS], Lifelock, Hillsdale College, Health/Heart and Body, Allstate Insurance, AOL, and Lear Capital The Precious Metal Leaders.
You can find contact information for these companies and progress reports on the boycott effort here.
Boycotting works, as shown by this statement from the company Carbonite even after Limbaugh issues his so-called apology:
“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”
Show Limbaugh and his advertisers and the Republican leaders who are running scared of him that they need to back off and join the rest of the country in working together in a civilized way.
Go for it,