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Rush Limbaugh, asserting that President Barack Obama spends too much time courting celebrities for campaign cash and endorsements during times of financial hardship for average Americans, referred to him as "Barack Kardashian."

The White House responded in kind.

"Two words: Donald Trump. Next question," said Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, when asked about Limbaugh's most recent ridicule of his boss.

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  • Kim Kardashian at the Hard Rock
  • The President of the United States of America

Trump, an outspoken supporter of Mitt Romney, has become a foil for Obama since he started fueling "birther" claims that Obama was born overseas.

Carney's comments aboard Air Force One came as Obama jetted to California for a set of fundraisers, one at the home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy.

Obama's re-election bid has also harnessed the power of celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, George Clooney and Jon Bon Jovi, among many others.

On Tuesday, Limbaugh hammered Obama's celebrity connections, highlighting his 2012 campaign's latest ad, starring Vogue editor Anna Wintour:

"It's an indication once again how out of touch they really are, how distanced they have become from the people who make this country work."

"It's an indication of what they think the strong drawing power of the presidency is. I'll tell you that's what's becoming. He's Barack Kardashian."

"He is becoming the male Kim Kardashian with this stuff," Limbaugh said.

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Women's rights activists are leading a "Rock the Slut Vote" online effort to register women to vote and cast their ballots against Republicans in 2012.

The name is a reference to Rush Limbaugh's use of the word to describe law student Sandra Fluke, who testified before Congress in support of contraceptives.

"If the GOP thinks throwing the word 'slut' at us at this point is going to silence women, they have another thing coming," said Susan McMillan Emry, the site's founder.

Rock the Slut Vote

Following the national backlash over Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a slut, "Rock the Slut Vote" is now aiming to "diffuse" the offensive term, Emry said.

Taking a vein from comedian Jeff Foxworthy and his "You might be a Redneck if…" jokes, Emry's website gives visitors 22 reasons why "You might be a slut."

One of the signs you're a quote-unquote slut: "If you've ever used contraception." Or "if you're still downloading Dixie Chicks music" or "if you don't go to church."

The site aims to "re-appropriate" the word "slut" so that the radio host and other Republicans cannot use it to "bully and silence women," Emry said.

"It's really about taking the power away from that word more than about Rush Limbaugh. He gave the word the notoriety but we are trying to take it back."

Emry said the "Rush Limbaugh mess," the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding and recent efforts in state Legislatures to restrict access to abortions and contraceptives "compelled" her to create the site.

"Originally my intention wasn't so much to have a platform as to find a voice myself," Emry said. "It was good for me personally because I felt so much outrage."

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Sandra Fluke Slutgate continues to torment Rush Limbaugh.

The talk show host - who apologized this week for referring to a Georgetown student as a prostitute because she wants contraception to be covered by health care providers - has received a cease-and-desist letter from the band Rush because they just discovered Limbaugh has been using their songs during his program.

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"The public performance of Rush’s music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public performance licenses and constitutes copyright infringement," the group wrote, specifically bringing up the playing of "The Spirit of Radio" during Limbaugh's bashing of Fluke.

"Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so," the band concluded.

Earlier in the week, Peter Gabriel made a similar demand regarding his licensed music after the conservative blowhard played "Sledgehammer" in the background of a rant.

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President Obama invoked his daughters, Malia and Sasha, as he described reaching out to now-famous Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke over the phone.

Fluke and Rush Limbaugh have been ensnared in a war of words after Limbaugh called the contraception activist a slut for her testimony before Congress.

Obama elevated the issue even further when he called Fluke personally and the White House condemned Limbaugh's controversial remarks on the subject.

Since then, sponsors have been fleeing the Limbaugh show despite Rush's apology to Fluke and even GOP presidential candidates are distancing themselves.

At a press conference yesterday, Obama said:

"The reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha and one of the things that I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, including ones that I may not agree with the on."

"And I don't want them attacked or called horrible names just because they're being good citizens. One thing that all decent folks can agree that the remarks that were made don't have any place in the public discourse."

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Rush Limbaugh has apologized to Sandra Fluke for referring to the Georgetown Law School student as a "slut" and a "prostitute" because she believes her health insurance plan should pay for female contraception.

But might the conservative talk show host still be in major trouble for those remarks?

Fluke told The Daily Beast that legal experts have informed her she "might have a case" against Limbaugh for slander, but bringing a lawsuit against the blowhard is "not something I've made any decisions about at this point."

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, seems far more committed to this goal than Fluke, as she claimed on Friday that “we will be filing a slander suit against Rush Limbaugh. What he’s really trying to do is silence a young woman. It’s unfair, it’s un-American.”

To come out on top in any slander suit, a victim must prove that the accused made a false statement, "published" it to at least one other party and also that said statement caused injury. This does seem like it could apply to both Limbaugh and actress Patricia Heaton for her comments.

But should Fluke go through with such an action? You tell us:

 

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She may star on The Middle, but when it comes to politics, Patricia Heaton is one of the few outspoken celebrities who is far to the right.

How far to the right? Rush Limbaugh far.

Just like that conservative talk show host, this actress went off on Sandra Fluke not long after the Georgetown Law School student appeared at a press conference last week and pleaded her case for why contraception should be covered by health insurance companies.

As you can see in the sample Tweets below, Heaton continually, condescendingly mocked Fluke's supposed reliance on others:

Patricia Heaton Tweets

But then also like Limbaugh, Heaton issued an apology via Twitter, writing: Mea culpa Sandra! Wasn't being respectful 2 u re my tweets as I hope people wd b w/me. Don't like you being dissed -so sorry."

Perhaps realizing that a Mea Culpa written like a second grader was equally disrespectful, Heaton gave it another try and finally struck the right tone:

I apologized to Ms Fluke last week. I may not agree with her views but I didn't treat her with respect and I'm sorry. I was wrong. Mea Culpa.

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Now we know what it takes to make Rush Limbaugh issue an apology: money. Or a lackthereof.

Facing the loss of sponsors following his referral to Sandra Fluke - a Georgetown student who tearfully explained to the press last week why health insurance companies should cover the cost of contraception - as a slut, the radio host actually took to his website yesterday and wrote the following:

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"For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

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Rush Limbaugh is literally paying for the comments he made this week about Sandra Fluke.

On Thursday, the Georgetown University Law School student - who has been a vocal supporter of the Obama administration's decision to require insurance companies, even those used by religiously-affiliated employers, to cover the cost of contraception - was denied a chance to speak at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on religious liberty and birth control.

She proceeded, though, to take part in a press conference in which Fluke told the story of a friend who was prescribed birth control to deal with ovarian cysts; could not afford the cost when school insurance refused to pay for it; and has since suffered grave medical consequences as a result.

Fluke also said the price of birth control in general can be thousands a year. Limbaugh's response?

He referred to Fluke as a "slut" and a "prostitute" and added:

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The Palm Beach County Sherriff's Office bomb squad was dispatched to Rush Limbaugh's Florida home after a suspicious package showed up in his mail.

Apparently wires were visible - never a good sign- and Limbaugh's security team called authorities. Fortunately, they discovered nothing harmful after all.

The suspect package sent to the talk radio mogul turned out to be an electronic plaque having to do with Abraham Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.

Yes, we're serious, and have no more details, sorry.

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The package, whatever it was, was Limbaugh by a fan in Pennsylvania for a business-opportunity-related purpose, according to the Palm Beach Police.

No charges will be filed against the sender, who was very apologetic after the incident played out, reports say, because no crime has been committed.

Whether or not Limbaugh wants anything to do with the package, which was deemed safe to open, is up to him. Maybe he'll talk about it on air today.

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Are Democrats salivating at facing the guy winning - or at least perceived, by the media, to have the best chance of winning - the Republican presidential race?

Yes, Rush Limbaugh says.

The radio host is one of several prominent Republicans who believe the party would stand a better chance with a less vanilla candidate - and Democrats know it.

"The Democrats are afraid of any candidate they have sought to destroy. You can start with Sarah Palin, you can move on to Santorum. Any - any conservative who shows any interest - the Democrats set out to destroy," he said.

"That’s who they’re genuinely afraid of. They are not hammering Mitt Romney at all, and (Democratic strategist) Donna Brazile let the cat out of the bag. Don’t doubt me."

Do you agree with Limbaugh's point? Makes you wonder if Ron Paul were leading polls, how the White House and other prominent Dems would react.

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