Tuesday, March 03, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Alan Grayson Apologizes To Rush Limbaugh

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Late this afternoon, in keeping with apologies to Rush Limbaugh from Georgia Republican Phil Gingrey and RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) issued the following statement:
“I’m sorry Limbaugh called for harsh sentences for drug addicts while he was a drug addict. I’m also sorry that he’s bent on seeing America fail. And I’m sorry that Limbaugh is one sorry excuse for a human being.”

The Congressman then rejoined his Democratic colleagues in working on cleaning up George W. Bush’s mess.


UPDATE: LIMBAUGH HAS FANS

According to a Gallup poll last month, there still are some people in America who have a favorable view of Limbaugh. I doubt many would be voting for Grayson anyway. In fact only 6% of Democrats view him favorably-- while 63% have an unfavorable opinion. Among Republicans 23% have an unfavorable opinion while 60% have positive feelings about him. Independents don't much care for him either-- 45% unfavorable and only 25% favorable. For those who find him offensive or outrageous, there's a method to his madness. Gallup:
Limbaugh is a radio personality whose continuing viability depends on maintaining high levels of listenership, which in turn depend at least in part on his ability to generate "buzz" and controversy. So it is no surprise that Limbaugh has taken on President Obama in a provocative manner.

And now, courtesy of our pals at the DCCC, you can write your own apology letter to Limbaugh!

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37 Comments:

At 6:08 PM, Blogger watertiger said...

And THAT is how it's done!

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger newtonusr said...

fuckin A!

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Pastor Bob-Independent Fundamentalist Baptist said...

You Heathens! Hallelujah! Rush is our hero and the leader of our party, the only real conservative voice left in America. You socialist commies are takin this nation on a one way ticket ta HELL!!!

HEATHENS!

 
At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh and Pastor Bob are big fat idiots and should be drug from their homes and shot and then be hung from lamp posts like Mussolini. I bet Pastor Bob is a big fat slob just like Limbaugh. One is a intellectual faker and the other is a religious faker. If I'm wrong about any of this never mind.

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger AdamGreen said...

Stoller rocks!!

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Yippie I/O said...

Any odds that Anonymous up there is a Republican troll, leaving scat for a selective quoting later, as an example of what the Left thinks?

Anyway, it's so nice, after so long, to see Democrats stand up and expose the hate mongers for what they are.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Matt Osborne said...

Rush Limbaugh is the most excremental of wingnut radio hosts. His tinfoil-hattery is far more dangerous than Art Bell, and double the crazy for all his pseudo-intellectualism. Which makes him the Man Of The Hour for the GOP, a party whose maniacal "base" intends to make a bloody Last Stand in the culture wars.

I say, let him keep talking. Indeed, turn up his volume, and let the nutless Michael Steele simper at his side. Rush will fail.

He will fail because he cannot withstand scrutiny. Every time he has left his comfortable bubble of pre-screened callers, it has been an unmitigated disaster. So let him lead the party... BUT LET'S DARE HIM OUT OF THE ECHO CHAMBER.

 
At 12:29 AM, Blogger GregM said...

Oh, Alan Grayson. I am so glad you won.

Uh, guys I think you may have missed a wee bit of snark from "Pastor Bob-Independent Fundamentalist Baptist"--"heathens" is a word one of us use to parody a right-wing crazy. it's not a word they'd ever use themselves.

Well played, Bob, but unfortunately, you weren't over the top enough.

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger Realism said...

You FOOLS should be greatful to have a leader IN THIS country like Rush. His wisdom and loving kindnes PROVES!!!!!1!!1! that he is the ONE TRUE GODS fathful servent here on earth.

When THE LORD returns in all his splender, i'm SURE that he will be strong enough to hoist RUSH up to heaven to sit at his right hand!!!!!!!!!

OF COURSE he wants the OBAMANATION TO FAIL. The only way for us to suceed is for him TO fail. I hope all of you fail!!!! I would be happy to have 50% unemployment if it meant that allof you dirty pot smoking LIBTARDS were out of a job. THen you could all move to FRANCE and live there until the MUSLIMS take it over and cut off all you're HEADS!!!!

HEATHENS!!!!!

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger Realism said...

nice to make your acquaintance :)

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Heh. I'll join Mr. Grayson in that apology.

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger FacePalm said...

I'm not sure whether to laugh at the "Heathens!" guy or applaud him for his use of sarcasm.

But thank you, Mr. Grayson. Stay defiant. Don't waver from the Dittohead threats.

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Bil said...

All HAIL RUSH the new leader of the NEW GOP!

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger Helvetica said...

Watching this whole thing unfold has been highly entertaining, especially the look on Chairman Steele's face as he tries to back peddle away from Limbaugh. This newsy.com story has the clip from the D.L. Hughley show, it's hilarious, especially when Steele asserts that Limbaugh is only an entertainer. http://www.newsy.com/videos/rushing_the_gop/

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bartkid sez,
Best.
Apology.
Ever.

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Limbaugh's bent on seeing America fail? Not true. Limbaugh, and many other conservative Americans, are bent on seeing Obama fail. Obama is not America. Obama's borrow and borrow and borrow and spend and spend and spend bailouts and budgets will cripple America's children, for generations. Similar-to-Rush radio guy Mark Levin put it well. "I want my country to succeed, but it cannot succeed under (Obama's) policies. So if I root for his policies, then I'm rooting against liberty, free enterprise, national security. Why would I want to be against those things?" That said, Levin adds, "I think he's failing exceptionally well."

 
At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's weird, Other Anonymous, how the last administration's spending like there's no limit to money was ok and this administration's spending because financial experts insist that they must in order to avoid a total disaster isn't.

Of course, the wealth the previous administration was spending was the hyper-inflated vapor wealth of loans based on more loans based on more loans based on more loans and STILL left a few tiny things out of the budget to try to make it look better.. like, the trillion dollar-plus WARS they started and screwed up, for example.

THIS administration at least is trying to account for everything AND posts it all on a public webpage for people like you and me to look at and gripe over.

The previous administration would gouge your eyeballs out if you saw their budget, and insist that that's not torture. It's just enhanced persuasion, you see. Oh, wait. You can't see, can you, cuz we gouged out your eyeballs. My mistake. But you'll thank us for it in the future, when we're vindicated and shown to be the World Healers that we really are. Duh.

 
At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXCUSE ME! Who has nearly bankrupted our country by starting illegal and unnecessary wars, bailing out private corporations, and cutting taxes on the very wealthy who will NEVER spend their wealth in a "trickle down" manner? And Bush et al "grew" the government more than any Democrat ever had. Tax and spend liberals? I don't think so, we can't possibly top the Bushies when it comes to excess.

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

Pastor Bob has got to be as big a hoot as Limpbough. I strongly suspect that he is being very sarcastic. You can't write that stuff and be serious.

As for the regressive reactionaries complaining about the national debt, you need to look at the results from the presidents since Nixon. You will find that Democrats universally produced lower deficits than any of the Republicans. Actually St. Reagan had set the original record for deficit spending that was broken by W. And if it weren't for growing the government, W wouldn't have had any employment growth to mention. All his positive numbers for employment came from government growth.

You guys either need to change your position regarding big government and deficits or else vote for the other party.

 
At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that apology!!!! It is about time that a concerted push back be done to this hatemonger, racist, homophobic, bigot. I like the idea of bringing him out from his comfort zone of screened callers who just happen to bring up the subject that he wants to pontificate on. In this country of so many educated people, I find it amazing that he and his obvious propaganda tactics have lasted this long........It says a lot of negative things about this great country.

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am damn proud to have Alan Grayson as my representative in Central Florida. About time the Dems have someone with balls to call out these hate mongering hypocrites!

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummmm..I think it would take god and all the angels to hoist Limbaugh.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make it sound as if Grayson is wrong to call Limberger out. I doubt that's what you were saying but couldn't you have put it better?

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear LimpGOPbaugher, be careful what you wish for. This time you just might have got it. The flea has challenged the elephant to a feces throwing contest. The flea would be smart not to wear lipstick for a while.

 
At 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NY Times admits “Barack Obama is not who we thought he was”


“But the Obama budget is more than just the sum of its parts. There is, entailed in it, a promiscuous unwillingness to set priorities and accept trade-offs. There is evidence of a party swept up in its own revolutionary fervor — caught up in the self-flattering belief that history has called upon it to solve all problems at once.”

“Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was. His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice.”

 
At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who can possibly listen to a conservative, family values man such as Rush, when he abuses drugs, uses every legal means to suppress the truth about his OxyContin use and has been married 3 times? How can anyone take him seriously

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not since Herbert Hoover have we seen the republiKKKon party with such GREAT ideas for the economy they destroyed. Just remember the republiKKKons have experience in causing economic depressions. This is the SECOND GREAT REPUBLIKKKON DEPRESSION and it will, as usual, take the Democrats to pull America back from the throws of republiKKKon economic disaster.

PS. Everyone needs to send Lush Limpballs a creme puff since he looks like he is getting so fat AGAIN, he may just explode! He's a heart attack waiting to happen if the sleep apnea doesn't get him first.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Jaycubed said...

The DCCC form doesn't come close to MY apology:

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Dear Rush,

I'm sorry that you are so unattractive to women that even crack whores won't have sex with you.

I would forward you Jeff Gannon's phone #, but I know it's on your speed-dial.

Sincerely,
JJJ

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger j.catapano said...

Rush is clearly causing a stir, and maybe that's his whole plan. He IS an entertainer, and it's a shame that Steele was forced to apologize...

http://politic.ology.com/2009/03/04/those-ubiquitous-sweaty-jowls/

-Jared J. H. Catapano (ology.com)

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Todd said...

Thanks for the mention. People may not agree with what the Congressman said, but I'm sure they want someone who is honest and speaks his mind. Todd Jurkowski, Press Secretary, Congressman Alan Grayson

 
At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the scum bag jjjj who said Rush can't get sex with crack whores . Did your mother really refuse to have sex with Rush?

Hussein Osama Barack is so ugly he can play ET if they do a remake without make up

 
At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Rush got addicted to prescription pain meds legally prescribed by a licensed physician who was treating a documented medical condition. He sought treatment and overcame his addiction. It happens to quite a few people with chronic pain. B. Hussein Obama sought out illegal cocaine from a drug dealer just for a thrill. Sorta forgot that little tidbit her mentioned in one of his published odes to himself. Remember the outrage at the mere (false) rumor that Bush had used cocaine? You liberals have sooo much compassion, don't you? What hypocrites.

 
At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Adamaxx64 said...

I love the late Bill Hicks summation of Rush.
Roughly quoted, he said it seemed to him that Rush was someone who would likely enjoy lying nude in a bathtub getting peed on by Ann Coulter.
As sick a picture as that paints, it pops into my head whenever I hear him share his latest delusional bout of chronic verbal diarrhea and I laugh out loud involuntarily.
I'm sure the truth of his private life is far more bizzare and I'm curious how long it will take for him to slip up and get caught for crushing some young male intern when his leather harness breaks during a game of "Find The Cigar."

 
At 4:29 PM, Anonymous BadWolf said...

Anonomous claims that he and others from the right-wing lunatic fringe that dominates the shattered remnents of the once-great Republican party want the economy to recover, and only want Obama to fail.

This is like wanting the skydiver to survive, while praying that his parachute fails to open.

Like it or not, the majority of Americans voted for Obama and his policies, and not McCain and the failed Republican policies. The Electoral difference of 365 versus 173 represents a landslide mandate of over 2 to 1. There is simply no way the economy can recover from its structural flaws, corruption, and massive imbalances without the power of the government - and that is led by Obama.

So, the Republicans are trying everything they can to insure that Obama fails - no matter how many Americans suffer and are destroyed in the process.

All Americans are ultimately in the same lifeboat, and Limbaugh and his dittoheads (they actually think that letting Rush do their thinking for them is a good thing!) are in the moronic position of shooting holes in the bottom of the hull on Obama's side in hopes of sinking his side of the boat.

Its the old parable of the Scorpion and the Frog come to life.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger Chris said...

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At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, Rush, that your father had only $1 left nine months before your birth, and used it to buy a can of beans for supper for himself and his wife instead of a pack of condoms.

 
At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Jon said...

Clifford Case, Mac Mathias, Jacob Javits, and even Barry Goldwater would throw up to see their party being defended by the likes of Rush Limbaugh. All would probably have voted for Grayson over his pathetic Republican opponent, about whom one can only say, paraphrasing Lloyd Bentsen, "I've read Daniel Webster and you, sir, are no Daniel Webster."

The only respectable ultra-right-winger in Congress now is Rand Paul. All the rest reek of the trailer park.

 

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