Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Outrage Continues To Build As Limbaugh's Hateful Remarks Repulse Most Americans But Seem To Inspire More GOP Members Of Congress

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Limbaugh-- doing what he does best

By now you've probably heard the infamous rant Rush Limbaugh did last week on his radio show explaining that he hopes President Obama fails. It's the most rank and vicious kind of partisanship you will ever hear and very much out of sync with the direction most Americans are moving. Unfortunately, more than a few Republican members of Congress are more in sync with Limbaugh than they are with the American people, not just the die-hard extremists like Jim DeMint (R-SC), David Diapers Vitter (R-LA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) but even more mainstream conservatives for whom the tug of bareknuckled partisanship-- and a preference that America actually fail rather than see Obama succeed-- is irresistible. GOP House whip, Eric Cantor, told the Republican House caucus today that there is no reason to vote for the Stimulus package. And John McCain, who lost the presidency in great part because he was correctly perceived by the electorate to be a total rubber stamp for the devastating agenda George Bush used to wreck the economy, declared today-- with a flourish-- that he has no plans to be a rubber stamp for Obama. He's back on the Limbaugh Team again.

Today Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who has always had a special relationship with Republicans, is meeting with mainstream conservatives on behalf of President Obama to remind them that we are, after all, all Americans and all in the same boat. He invited a gaggle of them over to the White House to discuss the Stimulus bill.
Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., said the invitation to the White House from the newly minted chief of staff sets a new tone. "That hasn't been done as much in the most recent Bush administration," Petri said.

Petri is among the Republicans who has yet to decide which way he will vote on a package that combines $550 billion in spending on education, infrastructure improvements, health insurance, unemployment benefits and other administration priorities with $275 billion in tax cuts.

"I'm trying to get a better sense of how this all fits into the greater scheme of things," said Petri, who would like to see more spending on infrastructure projects and get a better explanation of how the package fits together with a $700 billion financial recovery package and other items on the agenda. "I'm still basically looking at it."

Though Emanuel's tough-guy theatrics and spicy speech have helped him build a reputation as a relentless partisan, he quietly cultivated working relationships with Republicans throughout his three terms as a representative from Chicago.

Yes, we noticed. Some might say that in 2006, when Emanuel was head of the DCCC, he was responsible for getting more supporters of the Republican agenda elected than the NRCC did, not just an actual Republican like Tim Mahoney (FL) but nearly a dozen new Democrats who have proven to be dependable votes for GOP policy-- Joe Donnelly (IN), Brad Ellsworth (IN), Heath Shuler (NC), Jason Altmire (PA), Chris Carney (PA), Harry Mitchell (AZ), Zack Space (OH), Gabby Giffords (AZ), each of whom has voted more frequently with the GOP than with fellow Dems on the tough substantive issues that have divided the House along partisan lines. I don't doubt that Emanuel will razzle and dazzle them, as he's razzled and dazzled Blue Dogs, with proof of how the Obama team is including ineffective-- even counter-effective-- Republican ideas as part of the Stimulus Package, ideas that Obama economists had already panned.
At least $23.8 billion in corporate tax breaks have been included in the $825 billion economic recovery package in order to win backing from key business groups and their Congressional allies, even though the team that put the legislation together believes the breaks have little value in stimulating the economy and creating jobs.

Top beneficiaries include banks, telecommunication companies, railroads and oil, hotels, casinos, and both commercial and residential real estate firms.

"Everyone knows these provisions are not going to do much, but some members of Congress need to be able to say 'the bill has a business tax cut.' So we put them in," said an Obama transition team architect, adding that the corporate breaks were carefully written to be temporary so that the drain on the treasury will be brief. According to another source: "This is just one of those things that you do to get a bill passed. It may not be pretty. We are talking about billions, but in reality it's only a tiny fraction of the whole bill."

But even these efforts won't do a thing for Republicans acting in bad faith, the Limbaugh-Coulter-Hannity Axis of Evil, that just want to see Obama fail. Over the last few days I reached out to a few dozen Democratic members of Congress to ask them what they made out of Limbaugh's poisonous rant on the radio last week. Most of them refused to comment on the record, explaining that Limbaugh is just a clown craving attention and they didn't want to encourage him.

Yesterday even fellow GOP propagandist, Bill Bennett rebuked Limbaugh for his psychosis. "The locution 'I want him to fail' is not what you say the first week the man's been inaugurated," expounded Bennett. The members of Congress I was able to coax into commenting didn't just talk about Limbaugh locution. Alan Grayson, the outspoken member from Orlando, as usual, wasn't mincing words: "Rush Limbaugh is a has-been hypocrite loser, who craves attention.  His right-wing lunacy sounds like Mikhail Gorbachev, extolling the virtues of communism.  Limbaugh actually was more lucid when he was a drug addict. If America ever did 1% of what he wanted us to do, then we'd all need pain killers."

That reminded me to go to the two declared candidates for 2010 races who we've already endorsed; both are also from Florida. Doug Tudor, who spent most of his adult life serving the country in the military, seemed very offended by Limbaugh. "I think the newly elected junior senator from Minnesota said it best: Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat idiot. It speaks volumes that Rush continues as the mouthpiece of the Republican Party, even as the party implodes into electoral insignificance in most parts of the country. It also reveals the true values of the GOP in that this convicted drug addict, serial racist, gay-bashing closet case, and insulter of our troops, continues to have such a messianic hold on the party rank-and-file. Screw Rush Limbaugh and the dittoheads he continues to ride in on."

You may have noticed that today's big political news is that state Senator Dan Gelber has announced that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat being abandoned by Mel Martinez. Yesterday, Gelber rolled his eyes at Limbaugh as though he were dealing with a naughty child. "Rush Limbaugh is as extreme as can be-- like Ann Coulter and others-- and it's unpatriotic to say that. I would never in my worst moment want a Republican administration to fail if it meant wishing for failure on the American people. And that's what he's doing. He's an extremist and his voice shouldn't have legitimate and responsible currency in the marketplace of ideas. They're partisan ideologues who have absolutely no interest in the betterment of the country and seem to have more interest in advancing some extreme or shocking view."

Earlier Maryland congressman and chair of the DCCC, Chris Van Hollen, actually released an official statement on the DCCC website about Limbaugh's remarks.
"Rush Limbaugh's reprehensible remark that he ‘hopes' President Obama fails to meet the extraordinary economic challenges Americans face has no place in the public discourse.

"Mr. Limbaugh's comments politicize the economic struggle of millions of hard working Americans. With the unemployment rate over seven percent, today's news that 62,000 more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, and millions of Americans struggling to keep their health care and homes, all Americans, regardless of their ideology, hope that President Obama succeeds in getting people back to work and turning our economy around."

Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis, another outspoken progressive, seemed as offended by Limbaugh as most members of Congress and he was willing to go on record: "President Obama has received the highest post-inaugural approval rating of any president since JFK. At a time of great challenges, Americans have a President who they believe in and who gives them hope. What Rush Limbaugh said was very un-American at its core. To wish a President to fail is to wish our nation to fail. President Obama has made a point of reaching out across the aisle and across the country. His policy of inclusion gives us a chance to come together as a nation to weather these difficult times. Why would anyone ever hope for a President to fail? You may disagree with policies but to actually say the words, 'I want him to fail' is uninspiring and mean-spirited. We don’t need that. We need people with ideas, not just naysayers."

But I think of all the men and women I did speak to about Limbaugh's hateful comments, no one was more abashed and even saddened than Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA). Rep. Sestak, remember, served as an admiral in the U.S. Navy before being elected to Congress. He fought in our wars and defended our country. He took Limbaugh's nasty remarks very seriously.
“The future of America is about all Americans succeeding. In a time of crisis, no patriotic American wanted President Roosevelt to fail; in the Cuban Missile crisis, no patriotic American wanted President Kennedy to fail; in Afghanistan, no patriot wanted President Bush to fail. How can anyone who cares about America want President Obama to fail? Should our Commander-in-Chief fail, our nation fails. My constituents are struggling to pay their mortgages, keep their businesses afloat, save for their children’s education, and pay for their medical care and insurance as a result of a perversion of our economic system, a wrong that must be righted. It is outrageous to think that anyone would want our nation to fail at this particular time in our history.

"The success of America in our two wars overseas, as well as our economic war at home, is not about one man, and most definitely not about one party, but it is about striving, exhorting all Americans and their leaders to succeed by rising above individual interests and partisanship-- while debating about the right course to take-- wanting the course finally chosen to be a successful one for all of us in terms of peace and prosperity for Americans and the world.”



UPDATE: REPUBLICANS PANIC AND ATTEMPT TO BACK AWAY FROM THEIR CHIEF SPOKESPERSON

The American people are fuming over Rush Limbaugh's hate-filled, unpatriotic diatribes against President Obama-- and angry at Republicans like John Cornyn who are emulating him. So late today, the congressional Repugs, shocked that Limbaugh is also criticizing their own caucus leaders, started testing what the waters would be like without their key to the bottom of the GOP barrel.
Responding to President Obama’s recommendation to Republican congressional leaders last week that they not follow Limbaugh’s lead, the conservative talkmeister said on his show that Obama is “obviously more frightened of me than he is Mitch McConnell. He's more frightened of me, than he is of, say, John Boehner, which doesn't say much about our party."

Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., did not take kindly to this assessment in an interview with Politico Tuesday.

“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."

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41 Comments:

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a list of this big fat idiot's sponsors. It time for all out war on the anti-American hate mongers and their enablers.

 
At 11:11 AM, Anonymous me said...

"Unfortunately, more than a few Republican members of Congress are more in sync with Limbaugh than they are with the American people"

Like that's a surprise.

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous me said...

"We need a list of this big fat idiot's sponsors."

Absolutely! I will contact them myself and tell them that not only will I never buy any of their products as long as they continue to support assholes like Limbaugh and his cousins, I will tell everyone I know to do the same.

If by some miracle we manage to put a few of those sons of bitches out of business, so much the better.

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger ordinaryperson said...

We knew Alan Grayson would be a good one. But this good? This soon?

He rules. My new favorite congressman. Truth to power, indeed.

 
At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Ida Jurie said...

I'm sure Limbaugh's well known racism is in the mix somewhere here. He has been pretty open about it in the past, but, I especially remember his comment about an African-American quaterback in the NFL. He seemed to resent that the NFL wanted the guy to succeed. The comment got him canned from ESPN who never should have hired him in the first place. Don't expect the sheet wearers at Clear Channel to do the same. He speaks for them. He is a disease.

 
At 1:32 PM, Blogger Pats said...

Here is a list of the radio stations where Rush is carried: http://www.rtis.com/nat/pol/rush/radio.htm

Find your local station and contact them. Tell them that this is NOT the American Way. We do NOT need traitors like Rush polluting the public airwaves.

 
At 1:56 PM, Anonymous me said...

Pats, I think the radio stations, or at least the companies that own them, don't care. They are probably happy to piss off people like us.

The sponsors, that's a different story. Surely, some are far-right loony corps (Wal-Mart et al.), but most are just whores, going for the audience without caring a whit about what they're doing to the country. Those are the ones who will care about a boycott.

 
At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Jacqrat said...

Heh. DK readers did all the leg work for us already. Here's a list of advertisers (as of april, 2007) and a sample letter to send (this was in response to the "Magic Negro" song he plays).

Find it at Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/4/24/121022/830

 
At 3:13 PM, Anonymous me said...

Thanks. I'd be surprised if no one had already done that. I'm not surprised to see some of the names on it.

But the list is short, and two years old. Any idea where to get an up-to-date one?

 
At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Bil said...

A surprising effective and fun way to take a little pent-up hostility out is to CALL the advertisers on Rush's website or the radio stations sponsors.
Be polite and try and get through to a sales manager, NOT advertising. The LAST thing in the world they want is people calling them and asking them WHY they are supporting this anti-American lunatic. And you would never buy the product as long as they continue their support.

Try it, I always feel better.

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Jacqrat said...

Is Oxycontin still a sponsor?

 
At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Jacqrat said...

Carbonite (something for the PC) and LifeLock (identity fraud thinger) are on his web site.

I'll not link to it.

 
At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I listened to Limbaugh what I heard very plainly was that it was SOME OF OBAMA'S policies that he did not want to see succed......nor did I hear him say anything degrading regard racism...

 
At 7:03 PM, Anonymous me said...

Good idea, Bil. Unfortunately, it requires me to visit his pos site. But I guess we must all sacrifice something to improve the country.

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you take quotations out of context you can make them seem like they mean all kinds of things. I hope all of you are enjoying your GroupThink.

Limbaugh may have stated that he does not want Obama to succeed in office, but this has nothing to do with race or hatred. Obama is a fine and decent man, however, the policies he is purusing are in direct contrast to the convictions of many people in the Republican party.

To wish for Obama's success, in the eyes of someone who is conservative, would be wishing that all of the policies you disagree with, that you never want to see enacted, to be enacted. That would be illogical. How many of you were wishing for George Bush to succeed in anything?

You all are so off point as to the intentions of this statement that you might as well be floating around in outer space.

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zicam and lifelock.
Big advertisers

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When socialism comes to America it will be wrapped in health care bills and tax refunds. - That one I thought of myself, I didn't have to quote anyone to form an opinion.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Liz said...

I seriously hope Rush drops dead from an Oxycontin over dose.

 
At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if Liberals didn't want Bush to fail. Fail cutting taxes, Fail in Iraq, fail re-election, etc. As they call him a knuckle dragging rethug, repug, chimp etc.

 
At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If BO fails to grow govt, that is a good thing. MORE POWER TO LIMBAUGH. GO RUSH. Yeah R with a spine! Got the BO shaking in his boots and trying to walk through windows!

Down with the Clinton culture of corruption! Down with the mafia seat selling Chicago street thugs! Down with making this NORTH CUBA! Down with tax evaders running the IRS! Down with thieves running the finance committee!

 
At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Sunny Jim -

Here in the New York metro area, Walgreen Drugstores and Expedia Travel Services are current sponsors of the Rush Limbaugh program.

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Representative Grayson's comments are repulsive.

Stay classy.

 
At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its seems that DownWithTyranny is content to support censorship from the left. You don't tell the whole story on Rush's comments because you can not make an argument build on substance to discredit him. He said that "if Obama pushes a free market capitalist agenda he hopes that he succeeds, but if he pushes an agenda that leads to socialism, he hopes that he fails. I happen to agree with Limbaugh. Hate mongers on the left did everything that they could to portray anything that Bush did as a failure. History will prove them wrong, just as they are wrong about Rush.

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger DavidEhrenstein said...

What do you expect from a "Hillbilly Heroin" addict anyway?

 
At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Susan said...

Grayson rocks. And I'm sending Tudor some money. An updated sponsor list would be peachy, too. It's time for Limbaugh and his hateful followers to realize just how irrelevant they now are.

 
At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading all the hateful, disgusting vomit Limbaugh dittoheads are spewing these days makes me SOOOOOOO glad that they are GONE, GONE, GONE. For good this time I hope! Adios losers. Go crawl back under the rocks you crawled out from.

(unbelievable that they have THE GALL to show the whites of their eyes given the WRECKAGE that their party has caused this country and the world over the past eight years - but then they have no shame).

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, Limbaugh has never been called to account for his anti-government rabble rousing role in the Oklahoma City bombing. He should have been arrested and convicted at the time for incitement. How he sleeps at night knowing that it was his daily relentless venom which caused a loon (who actually took his garbage seriously) to bomb that building killing hundreds of innocent people is beyond me. Limbaugh had better hope that there is no hell.

 
At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In these troubled economic times complaints matter to advertisers.

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Xrepublican said...

Not to worry. Have you seen how much bigger he is getting AGAIN, even after his gastric bypass?

He will some day explode, surely sooner if not later. Here's to the 800 pound man talking to you about how much he hopes the President fails, in an Oxycontin induced haze while munching on Krispy Creme donuts. That with a top off of a Cuban cigar and a Viagra 100 mg. will give you a great Friday morning dose of the RUSH Limpballs and how unAmerican he really is. Let's hope he makes even more money so he can eat even more.

 
At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rush clearly doesn't want our country, that we all love, to become a socialist place that we no longer recognize. I don't want the government to tell me how to spend my earnings, where I can live, what I can say or what I can listen to. Freedom! That's what Rush wants. He wants socialism to fail and if that's what Pres. Obama wants, well he needs to fail in that.

 
At 5:39 AM, Blogger dianedp said...

ate speech does not have a place of on air waves.
After Magic Negro and now this, I can draw no other conclusion despite his protests to the contrary, that Rush Limbaugh is a bigot.
He is blinded by his own hate for others, "not like himself"
Those who support him are supporting bigotry and hate.

It is also a shame that we cannot contact most other Senator or Congressmen by email, unless you live in their districts. There is something wrong with that

 
At 7:20 AM, Anonymous socialism=mediocrity=failure said...

Ugh, I had spelling errors-sorry.

I also forgot to mention--what do you call it when the leader has Wagyu steak to celebrate spending nearly $1T of the peoples money? (at last night's cocktail party)

Royalty? A monarchy? Elitist?

Are you still eating steak at your house? We're not....

 
At 7:36 AM, Anonymous Unrepentant Liberal said...

I listened to him for about 30 minutes once because it was the only station my truck radio could pick up in the middle of Montana. That was all I needed to hear to figure out his shtick. Inconvenient facts that contradict his point of view are never brought up. I disagree with the very premises he bases his arguments on and he states his opinions as facts when they are clearly not.

He does have his small army of mutant psychopaths however that seem to be able to scare the beejesus out of republican politicians.

Let Limbaugh lead them as he has the last two election cycles lemming-like right over the electoral cliff into oblivion.

If they think it can't get worse than 2008, it can! I think this is hilarious.

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A recent (unfortunate) update to this story - Gingrey has since tried to backtrack from his condemnation of Rush and the others he (rightly) criticized. Following the attention his initial remarks received, Gingrey issued a statement suggesting his previous remarks were "taken out of context" and pledging his loyalty to Rush, et al, for their courage, wisdom, leadership, etc.

Republican Congressional leader Mike Pence also tried to do damage control, protecting Limbaugh from the wrath of his critics, and protecting the GOP from Limbaugh's wrath.

Another sad case of the more things change, etc...

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

I have driven myself to Cosmic delusion trying to figure out what it is that this moron has on the republican leaders. What little known secrets has ol' Rush dug up on these so called leaders?
I mean it has to be something along those lines that would make these people boe down to the likes of a Limbaugh.
What else can it be? Yea, he's got money but I don't think he has enough to inflict a Vulcan Mind Scan or fancy new MRI.
I puked when I saw Repulican Rep. dance all around the question of their support for Jello Bowl. They wouldn't even give an answer if they supported what he said about President Obama failing.
The only thing that is going to wake these so called leaders up comes at election time.
The Glory of Video

C. Webster Rose

 
At 1:58 PM, Anonymous fugg kew said...

He fought in our wars and defended our country.

Bull-fucking-shit. Our country has not been "defended" in any of our imperial wars of choice in the last sixty years. Did we need defending from the Vietnamese or the Koreans? How about Grenada? Panama? Typical stupid milquetoast pwoggie.

Should our Commander-in-Chief fail, our nation fails.

The sooner we start learning (the hard way, because that's the only way Americans ever learn anything) that we don't have the right to treat the world as our own personal property, that we don't have the right or any special claim to moral standing to go drop bombs for freedom on whoever threatens our imperial agenda this week, the better. If that means failing in our imperial military adventures, good. Notice how, in all this hysterical pearl-clutching about our crumbling economy, no one at all suggests that just fucking maybe we don't need to spend more on our military than the rest of the world combined. None of you gutless Democrats with your eyes on the next election will ever broach such a heretical topic, so we'll continue to go the way of Rome, and the world will be better for it.

 
At 2:06 PM, Anonymous fugg kew said...

It's also good to see how many of you shitpigs are all in favor of censorship by other means. Good idea, dumbfucks, do your part to make it so no one with a controversial opinion can ever do anything more than maybe blog about it. You idiots do realize that the whole boycotting sponsors thing can just as easily be turned around on your heroes if they ever offend the right and their flying monkeys? Would you consider it fair play if Maddow got her show canceled because of outraged complaints to MSNBC's sponsors?

And I'm sure you'll say it's not censorship since no one is technically preventing him from saying what he wants, you're just saying he doesn't have a right to make a living at it in front of a national audience. If you weren't so convinced of your Manichean worldview and your own self-righteousness, you'd see that that is sophistry, plain and simple. Again, you would see it for the bad faith it is if it were done to you. If you had any actual principles besides Mo Betta Democrats! you should be fucking ashamed at your cowardly hypocritical selves.

 
At 9:33 AM, OpenID duros62 said...

When socialism comes to America it will be wrapped in health care bills and tax refunds.

Yes, because that would be just horrible, wouldn't it?

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am SOOOO glad I resisted the urge to vote for Grayson. I did not vote the other guy. I assumed that Grayson, being a lawyer, must have been a mindless twit, and judging from the post on this site, I was absolutely and unreservedly correct.

A man who can't think too well should not talk so much.

 
At 5:26 AM, Blogger Johnny-O said...

As a traditional Truman Democrat, as well as a newly minted Obama desciple (hell, it's true!), I would like to say to everyone, it makes me very sad, all this anger, as well as what I see & hear on the news about this Rush guy.

It is sad, that at the very time the GOP, the party of Linclon, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ike has discovered to it's chagrin that it is becoming...well, obsolete...yes, obsolete and leaderless, that this character, this radio talk show host named Rush Limbo (I know that's not his name, but I just couldn't resist, and let's face it, it's where he belongs) feels he must poison the airwaves with his racist, sexist, gay-bashing poisonous freedom of speech, just to take his chance at playing Der Fuehrer (Limbaugh is German, isn't it? Hahah1a) for his party.

My concern is not for this country, exactly, although as the President says, we do all need to work together; nor certainly for the Democratic Party (which is not called, as that rotund, bloviating gas bag calls it, the 'Democrat' Party); we'll be fine for the next two terms, at least, thanks. No, those of whom I am worried for are all the pro-choice, pro-gay rights, fiscally conservative Eisenhower Republicans who could've, probably would've, helped our party to try to get a handle on all these huge, thorny challenges that lie before us. As has been said by many by now, if President Obama (God, I love that sound) fails, this great nation fails, and anyone who thinks we can have one failure without the failure of the other is just as big a fool as he who still denies global climate change just so we can drill offshore...

Having said that, it occurs to me that Barack Obama has proposed some amazing, controversial things: He wants to restore science - that's right, SCIENCE - to a leading place in the decision making process in government. He wants to create jobs, with the government, and he wants to use your tax dollars to do it. Pretty scary stuff, huh? He has gone out of his way to make very clear his intentions concerning true bipartisan governing, building coalitions, and the like, but if this devisiveness keeps up (which the American people are sick & tired of, btw), he won't reach across the aisle - or the country, for that matter - anymore, as even a 'skinny black pol from the South Side of Chicago' has enough sense to know it'll just get bit off. Sooner or later, he must do what he must do. If scorched earth is what the Republicans want, very well; scorched earth is what they shall recieve. God knows, as the last eight years hath shewn, they are masters at it.

So it occurs to me, as someone who's always thought Swedish Socialism might be something we ought to try (kidding!), maybe this is not such a bad idea...I conclude, as truly strange as it may sound, that maybe I ought to like Rush, and even love what he is now intent on doing....Yeah! Keep it up, Rush! GO RUSH!!!

U see, Mr Rush Limbo, if you do continue on your present course, there may be no end to all the mischief we Democrats can achieve...What was that goal Karl Rove set for the GOP? Now I remember! To paraphrase, let's call it a Permanent Democratic Majority, yeah, I like the sound of that, too! Bigger margins in the House, a truly bulletproof, 3/5ths majority in the Senate, and the return to the Oval Office of the Audacious Hope (Like it? I just made that up!) in 2012, and after that, who knows? Hillary, I hope!

And we will owe it all to you, Rush Limbo. Hitler tried his best to exterminate the Jews through the Final Solution, and wound up absolutely guaranteeing the creation of the State of Israel; Nero persecuted the Christians almost to oblivion and guaranteed their expansion way beyond even the boundaries of the Roman Empire; Nikita Kruschev called the USSR the 'Seacoast of the Universe', yet it is Old Glory which stands on the moon - in six places.

So go ahead, Rush, keep it up; shy of a heart attack, a stroke, or lung diease from those big cigars you smoke, you just might give us the steam we need to hang in there long enough to alter the present composition of the Supreme Court, that sterling body which, in it's wisdom, installed Dubya right into the White House in 2000 - despite the fact that Al Gore received 1.5 million more votes.

And as for you, Mr Fugg Kew, who seems to hate both sides and has NO sense of humor, only one question: Governor Blagojavich, is that you? Somebody really should wash your mouth out with soap!

Seriously, dude, just be thankful the Secret Police won't be knocking on your door in the middle of the night, disappearing you (although it could've happened under the Bush Doctrine...). It's called FREE SPEECH, and some countries still don't have it.

Look into it!

Maybe you should take a cue from Rush, chill out, drop a 'lude, and just fade away for a while...Oh, that's right! He got rehabbed!]

Too bad...

Sometimes, God Above just sorta smiles on ya.......

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johhny O- and all you liberal koolaid drinkin' socialists....when you grow up and understand the conservative values this country was founded on- and are now under assault from the BO socialist machine- you who can criticize Rush when you have NEVER listened to him -not once- it's a patriotic thing- you wouldn't understand. Rush Rules...Liberal Drools...

 

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