Indecent – offending public moral standards – Rush or Sandra Fluke??

Today the president of the United States called a private citizen a name – ‘indecent’. He did it in by implication when he excluded Rush from being among the “decent people” of the world. If a person is not among the decent, it stands to reason they are ‘indecent’.

Indecent – 1.  offending public moral standards: unacceptable and offensive to accepted standards, especially in sexual matters  
2.  improper: inappropriate under the circumstances and disapproved of by others
 Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Obama was offended because Rush called Sandra Fluke a slut. Last May, Ed Shultz called Laura Ingraham a slut.

Slut- 1.  an offensive term for a woman thought to be sexually promiscuous  
2.  an offensive term for a woman who charges for engaging in sexual activities  
3.  an offensive term for a woman who is regarded as not concerned about conventional standards of domestic cleanliness (dated)  
Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Words do have definitions and meanings. They are supposed to be used accordingly. Rush was out-or-line and he apologized.

I suppose I am still smarting a little from hearing the president call me and many other patriotic Americans “tea-baggers”. I personally found that to be offensive.

Actually, Rush Limbaugh should have been accurate and used the word ‘indecent’ when he referred to Sandra Fluke rather than the word slut and he would not have gotten into trouble. Ed Shultz should not have used either in referring to Laura Ingraham because neither apply to her. As for the president calling  private citizens  names. If he must resort to commenting on private citizens, ‘rude’ would have been a much more applicable word for Rush. Still, his conduct was not becoming to the president of the United States.

Obama called Sandra Fluke personally after Limbaugh apologized to her for calling her a slut. I don’t think he called Mrs. Ingraham! I don’t think the president got upset about what happened to Mrs. Ingraham and while Ms Fluke and Mrs. Ingraham both received apologies, I have not received an apology.


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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