Tag Archives: Limbaugh

Bow to the Master

25 Jun

Rush Limbaugh has somehow managed to argue that Mark Sanford’s Argentine tryst is Barack Obama’s fault.

That is utterly fantastic in the literal sense of that word.

Another Limbaugh Critique/Apology

21 Mar

This time, NY-20 Republican candidate (and Assemblyman) Jim Tedisco is the culprit/apologist.

After telling the Oneonta Daily Star

Rush Limbaugh is meaningless to me…the only constituency I’m worried about are the residents of the 20th Congressional District.

…Tedisco felt compelled to explain away his dangerous-for-Republicans smacktalking directed at the paunchy, pugnacious, pill-popping pinhead of Palm Beach.

I’m Sorry, too, Rush

4 Mar

The DCCC has set up a very handy generator that you can use so you, too, can apologize to Rush. Just like Michael Steele, Mark Sanford, and Eric Cantor!

This image, courtesy of Balloon Juice, may come in handy:

Quick Question

1 Mar
El Commandante

El Commandante

Most people agree that the stimulus isn’t the best thing in the world, but that some sort of government intervention in the economy was necessary in order to prevent a very bad and worsening situation from becoming catastrophic. In his CPAC speech of Castroesque brevity, the new de facto leader of the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, defended his stance that he wishes that the President fail.

Why then does the Republican Party advocate for catastrophe?

What He Said

30 Jan

Obama pictures and McCain pictures
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STEEL said in comments:

Declaring something a failure is not the same as wishing for failure. Anyone who wished for failure in Iraq is a sick @ss. I never heard anyone WISH for failure in Iraq. I never heard anyone wish for a recession during Bushes reign. I have however heard for conservatives wishing for Obama’s policies to fail. Meaning they would like the recession to continue.

Right. Limbaughistas, and even our dear friend the Buffalo Bean have expressed their wish that Obama the black Hitler fail.

I never liked Bush, and I never supported him, but I sure as hell never wished him to fail. Yet when people criticized Bush’s policies, they were called unpatriotic for doing their civic duty and becoming politically involved, active, and outspoken. By that metric, wishing failure on the President of the United States is equal to wishing failure on the United States itself. And if that’s not “unpatriotic” by any measure, I don’t know what is.

Now, please note that I am not calling those people unpatriotic – I am pointing out the fallacy of their original premise that criticism of Bush was unpatriotic.

But when you wish failure on Obama, and therefore wish harm to the country, then you’re wishing for a terrorist attack – so you can have “proof” that only Republicans can protect the country. You’re wishing for economic depression- so that you can have “proof” that the bankruptcy of Democratic policies are worse than the bankruptcy of Republican policies. You’re wishing for unemployment and crisis – so you can pat yourself on the back for being right.

I don’t know if the stimulus will work. I don’t even know – neither do you – what form it will ultimately take when Obama signs it. I don’t know whether we’ll suffer another terrorist attack, but they happen every day on the East Side, and it’s high time Americans be vigilant but no longer cower in fear at the rest of the world.

I didn’t wish failure on Bush, no matter how much I disagreed with him because I want health, peace, and prosperity for me and those around me.

If you wish failure on Obama, you’re a failure of a human being and could use a refresher course in civics.

Congressional Repubs to Limbaugh: STFU!

28 Jan

After Obama told congressional Republicans that you can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and expect to get anything accomplished, Limbaugh shot back that Obama was more scared of him than of Republicans in congress.

Notably, however, Congressional Republicans are telling Rush a fundamental truth:

“I think that our leadership, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, are taking the right approach,” Gingrey said. “I mean, it’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks. You don’t have to try to do what’s best for your people and your party. You know you’re just on these talk shows and you’re living well and plus you stir up a bit of controversy and gin the base and that sort of that thing. But when it comes to true leadership, not that these people couldn’t be or wouldn’t be good leaders, they’re not in that position of John Boehner or Mitch McConnell.”

Limbaugh runs his mouth, but he’s never accomplished anything substantive for anyone except himself. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but the people who do go out and try to do what’s best for their constituents are absolutely correct to take this tack with Limbaugh.