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January 11, 2011

QUOTE OF THE DAY.... Rush Limbaugh actually said this on the air today. He wasn't kidding.

"What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He's sitting there in jail; he knows what's going on. He knows that a Democrat [sic] Party -- the Democrat [sic] Party -- is attempting to find anybody but him to blame.

"He knows if he plays his cards right that he's just a 'victim.' He's the latest in a never ending parade of victims brought about by the 'unfairness of America.' The 'bigotry, racism, homophobia' of America. The 'mean-spiritedness of America.' [...]

"That smiling mugshot -- this guy clearly understands he's getting all the attention, and he understands he's got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything they can to make sure he's not convicted of murder."

No one could possibly believe this garbage. It's idiotic gibberish, disconnected from reality on multiple levels.

But here's the follow up for any Republican willing to answer: do you agree with Rush Limbaugh's assessment? Do you believe Democrats have offered their "full support" to a gunman who killed six innocent people and tried to assassinate a Democratic congresswoman? Is the GOP also convinced that Democrats want to ensure the killer's acquittal?

Or, for once in their lives, will Republicans have the guts and decency to say, "No, I think Rush Limbaugh is wrong"?

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This that a trick question?

Posted by: PB on January 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM | PERMALINK

>>Or, for once in their lives, will Republicans have the guts and decency to say, "No, I think Rush Limbaugh is wrong"?>>

No.

This has been another edition of simple answers to simple questions.

Posted by: foosion on January 11, 2011 at 2:57 PM | PERMALINK

Rush Limbaugh will become irrelevant once everyone stops blogging and editorializing about what Rush Limbaugh just said. Thanks for being part of Limbaugh's echo chamber...

Posted by: Taylor Wray on January 11, 2011 at 2:58 PM | PERMALINK

The only "wrong" for Republicans is losing.

See here's what's happening, again, the right is going for the jugular, the left is cowering (oh, no, no, we're not accusing anyone!) You know what? They better start accusing...and start with that fat bag of shit.

Posted by: SaintZak on January 11, 2011 at 2:58 PM | PERMALINK

No one could possibly believe this garbage. It's idiotic gibberish, disconnected from reality on multiple levels.

FOX News viewers seem to believe and understand it quite well.

Posted by: PattyP on January 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM | PERMALINK

I'm not trying to be cheeky, I honestly believe that neither Republicans nor Tea Partiers nor conservatives sit back and consider whether or not they believe Rush, they believe Rush! He thinks for them and he speaks for them. They may not have believed that the Democrats are looking to blame anyone else but the shooter but now that Rush mentions it, that sounds about right.

We on the left side of the traditional political spectrum - BTW: you do realize that the Tea Party has a whole new political spectrum in which Nazi's are on the left, right? - need to take it as a given that the majority of those on the right will follow in lock step with Rush. Resistance is futile. The focus should be on the 70% to 65% of people to the left of those folks.

Posted by: PeninsulaMatt on January 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM | PERMALINK

...for once in their lives, will Republicans have the guts and decency to say, "No, I think Rush Limbaugh is wrong"?

Don't be the farm on that one Steve!

Posted by: MichMan on January 11, 2011 at 3:04 PM | PERMALINK

Okay, for the record, I'm a big believer in "not guilty by reason of insanity" when applicable and when such a verdict results in mental health treatment (and of course, proper containment).

If it turns out that this man is, in fact, mentally ill, and that means that this man is a victim, then so be it. If that means that this man "has my support," then so be it. If that means that I'm doing everything possible to make sure that he isn't convicted of murder, then so be it.

I'm not going to let a fat ass, corporate tool bully me into ignoring facts and logic when it comes to mental illness.

And yes, I can and do reasonably feel this way about the gunman and still have sympathy for those who have died and are suffering as a result of this tragedy.

Posted by: Chris on January 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM | PERMALINK

Some analysis here. Scarily enough, I can make perfect sense of Limbaugh's gibberish when seen as a move in a game of trying to shift blame around.

Posted by: mtraven on January 11, 2011 at 3:11 PM | PERMALINK

Rush is speaking like a true drug addict in total denial. The bad news is he's already gone through this coming weekend's emergency supply.

Posted by: max on January 11, 2011 at 3:11 PM | PERMALINK

This is beyond vile, beyond disgusting. What a human piece of shit.

And of course, he'll get away with it. No one, other than Keith O or Rachel, will take issue with his comments. No DC Villager will say anything, hell they probably agree with him.

NO republican outside of David Frum or Sullivan or Joe Scarborough will say anything critical of the leader of the GOP, Rush Limballs.

He IS the leader of the right. They worship and fear him.

Elected politicians are afraid of saying anything about him, lest they feel the wrath of 5 million impotent dumb white men calling their offices every day.

Posted by: JK on January 11, 2011 at 3:16 PM | PERMALINK

The Great Fatsby continues to pour out his slop, and the masses continue to eat it. In other news, water continues to be wet.

Posted by: In what respect, Charlie? on January 11, 2011 at 3:16 PM | PERMALINK

He will never stop and no Republican will stand up to him because they don't GET IT! The Sheriff comes out and makes a statement about inflamatory rhetoric and Kyl comes out and chastizes him for 'politicizing the moment'...yes and John??? WHAT ABOUT YOU? But they don't SEE it.

Posted by: SYSPROG on January 11, 2011 at 3:17 PM | PERMALINK

You're looking for guts where they don't exist. Rush is a soulless black hole.

Posted by: zenster666 on January 11, 2011 at 3:18 PM | PERMALINK

Right-wingers seem to be the one pushing the innocent-by-reason-of-insanity defense.

Posted by: Raenelle on January 11, 2011 at 3:18 PM | PERMALINK

Right. And maybe they will add: "Oh, and by the way, Sharron Angle's discussion about '2nd Amendment remedies' was wrong. And Sarah Palin's use of rifle sights on her website and all her talk about "reloading" instead of retreating was wrong. And Glenn Beck's use of an image of himself on his website, holding a gun with his finger on the trigger, the background image for his website, is wrong. And Jesse Kelly - Gabrielle Giffords' opponent in the recent election - was wrong to use images of himself with an AK47 in his lap in his ads."

Posted by: eric on January 11, 2011 at 3:21 PM | PERMALINK

I suppose when Loughner is administered the death penalty, the death sentence will be evidence of the ineffectual Democrat (sic) Party, since the Democrat Party is unable to defend the man from punishment.

Posted by: danimal on January 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM | PERMALINK

Exactly what's the limit?
Just when you think you've gotten past the 'Everest of stupidity,' along come Radio Rushwanda and Beck to show you that the last Everest was a mere hill.

Posted by: c u n d gulag on January 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM | PERMALINK

Boy, after reading this, you can almost smell the flop sweat coming off Limbaugh. And I thought Bill O'Reilly's deranted ranting last night was bad. The panicky desperation to deflect any blame off themselves is obvious.

I may be wrong, but when Oklahoma City happened, did Limbaugh and his ilk wait to get this hysterically defensive until after Clinton's speech? In this case, Obama hasn't even give a similar speech yet. They pulled the trigger on the wild defensive ranting a wee early.

Posted by: gf120581 on January 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM | PERMALINK

No one could possibly believe this garbage.

No, no one could possibly believe the garbage that "no one could possibly believe this garbage." Sorry man, but there it is. Of course people believe that garbage.

Posted by: Matt on January 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM | PERMALINK
Rush Limbaugh will become irrelevant once everyone stops blogging and editorializing about what Rush Limbaugh just said. Thanks for being part of Limbaugh's echo chamber...

Rush Limbaugh will become irrelevant when seven million people stop tuning in to his show every day and hanging raptly on his every word like its the voice of God, and he no longer has the capacity to get tens of millions of people angry at any Republican politician who stands up to him by issuing one of his fatwas. The notion that he could be ignored into irrelevance by the rest of us is nonsensical.

Posted by: Another Steve on January 11, 2011 at 3:35 PM | PERMALINK

Isn't it Republicans who keep insisting he's crazy, schizophrenic, not in his right mind?

It seems to me, they are trying to absolve not only him of guilt but themselves.

Posted by: karen marie on January 11, 2011 at 3:35 PM | PERMALINK

Imus got taken off the air for a hell of a lot less than this kind of bullsh*t.

Why do innocent Americans with a D on their voter card have to swallow this from him?

This is the speech of a very unafraid unashamed man who apparently believes that he is above recrimination, no matter what he says.

Posted by: Skip on January 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM | PERMALINK

I agree with Chris here that the insanity defense here does mean we "support" Loughner in a crucial respect. We're liberals because we see what projection and blind hostility create in other people. It's hardly an accident that Rush Limbaugh, someone who's self-awareness appears rather dim, is the intellectual leader of the right (yes, I know that sounds funny). Limbaugh is clinically sane and functionally sociopathic.

This has real-world consequences since the right wants a gun culture in which even the insane are free to carry concealed weapons with cop-killer bullets. The same right-wing worldview is against medical/mental health care for people like Loughner. And the right-wingers are more than ready to assert that Loughner's impaired ability to reason should have no impact on his guilt.

Part of being fully human is to understand others as they are and not as we might like to think they are. It's a curse in some ways since the cartoon version of human relations keeps things simple and fun. Indeed, I suspect right-wingers have more fun than we do. But they pay a gruesome price for this stick-figure vision of their humanity. We all do.

Posted by: walt on January 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM | PERMALINK

Limbaugh is worried about his bottom line. If advertisers get cold feet about sponsoring his brand of poison, he might have reached his sell-by date. It's already happening with Beck.

Posted by: dalloway on January 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM | PERMALINK

Rush does not say what he thinks is right or wrong. He says what he thinks will best serve to deflect criticism the Right and promote their agenda--which is access to power.

He is very good at what he does. The trick is not to allow him to change the subject. Taylor Wray above has the right idea.

Posted by: Seould on January 11, 2011 at 3:39 PM | PERMALINK

What's black is white (and vice versa).
Lie big enough and often enuf, and you'll have followers who believe the lie.

The greatest threat to our democracy is the failure of news media to call out the lies of the "thought leaders", whether b/c the media-ites are stupid, afraid, or simply following a corporate "don't rock the boat" approach that has no place in the media.
Here is a perfect example -

There is STILL currency to "the Civil War was about states rights" LIE

See . . . http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/is-this-war/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Posted by: Steve-A-Dor on January 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM | PERMALINK

@foosion has it correct. To which I might also add... Rush also provides "simple answers to simple questions" but as Nazareth sang:

Ray guns and spray guns
We got them all for free
Look to the stars for consolation
It could be there lookin' at me
It could be there lookin' at me
Send me down a simple solution
Send me down a simple solution now

Posted by: KurtRex1453 on January 11, 2011 at 3:42 PM | PERMALINK

It's like Democrats are getting hit with pies fifty times a day and their response is to be polite and reasonable and a good sport and they say

'This is terrible, nobody should be doing this'

and they'll say the pies are terribly made and not well baked and they helpfully provide links to Martha Stewart so conservatives can read up on what a good pie is and they'll say it's perfectly alright for people to throw pies and disagree.

And all anyone can see is these people can't talk because they have a face full of pie.

Posted by: cld on January 11, 2011 at 3:45 PM | PERMALINK

Rush Limbaugh is an emperor with no clothes, butt naked in a world of fashions and nicely tailored outfits!

I do believe Rush is a PHARMER,who shops doctors and visits Haiti to play slave-master to little Haitian boys!

He is a radio-pervert, obese, obnoxious, tobacco breathed ne'erdowell with a golden fallic mike!

Nough said, and if Rush is relevent in the 21st century it is only because we can never remind ourselves enough of the hatred this man has had in his mind and heart throughout our collective lifetimes.

Rush, you need to find a rock to crawl under. Then, once there, you may have something of value to offer the rest of us! -Kevo

Posted by: kevo on January 11, 2011 at 3:52 PM | PERMALINK

FCC COMPLAINT LINE. FILE A COMPLAINT. www.fcc.gov

Get your family to file a complaint, get your friends to file a complaint.

A nut shoots a Democrat, and Rush blames the Democrats on national radio. Something had better be done about it.

Posted by: FCC Complaint Line on January 11, 2011 at 3:53 PM | PERMALINK

Some of the Rs started to pick on Rush, and were pressured to apologize for it as Steve reported on a regular basis some months ago. It looked as if Rush was going down as a popular star among "normal" conservative types, but they rallied around their odious great leader and doubled down.

Posted by: neil b on January 11, 2011 at 3:54 PM | PERMALINK

But here's the follow up for any Republican willing to answer: do you agree with Rush Limbaugh's assessment? Do you believe Democrats have offered their "full support" to a gunman who killed six innocent people and tried to assassinate a Democratic congresswoman? Is the GOP also convinced that Democrats want to ensure the killer's acquittal?

And, they should answer, isn't Limbaugh's disgusting tirade just another example of conservative vitriol?

Limbaugh, it seems, is asserting that vitriol is too important a rhetorical tool for the Republicans to give up. It's interesting how their defensiveness manifests itself, isn't it?

Posted by: Gregory on January 11, 2011 at 3:59 PM | PERMALINK

Steve Benen wrote: "No one could possibly believe this garbage."

Millions of Ditto-Heads believe every word of it.

Some time you should read the comment threads on websites where anthropogenic global warming is discussed.

Such threads are routinely flooded with comments from people who absolutely believe that thousands of scientists from all over the world, including every national scientific academy of every nation on Earth, and including every international scientific organization in the world that has anything to do with climate science, are ALL involved in perpetrating a vast, decades-long conspiracy to use the "global warming hoax" to destroy liberty and capitalism and impose a one-world dictatorship under the jack boot of Al Gore.

That's not a parody or an exaggeration. That is literally what they believe.

Why do they believe such an insane conspiracy theory?

Because Rush Limbaugh tells them it's so. And they unquestioningly, slavishly, religiously believe EVERY WORD that Rush Limbaugh says.

Because, you see, they are "skeptics".

Posted by: SecularAnimist on January 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM | PERMALINK

How does Limbaugh know whats going on in Loughners head?

From what I read of his writings and of things his friends and a philosophy teacher [Slinker] have said he was a conscious [lucid] dreamer that preferred dreams to reality, Slinker thought his mind was scrambled. To 'know' what Loughner is thinking is to say that one understands insanity.

Posted by: Kill Bill on January 11, 2011 at 4:01 PM | PERMALINK

Rush Limbaugh will become irrelevant when his lard-infested arteries finally close or his drug-addled brain finally pops...unfortunately, some other idiot will step in to take his place.

Posted by: ckelly on January 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM | PERMALINK

What Limbaugh said was over the top, but of course both sides do it.

Posted by: Conventional Wisdom on January 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM | PERMALINK

To use a syllogism:

If Rush knows what Loughner thinks.

Then Loughner knows what Rush thinks.

Both think insane things ergo both are insane.

Posted by: Kill Bill on January 11, 2011 at 4:08 PM | PERMALINK

"No one could possibly believe this garbage."

Therein lies the problem.

Lots of people believe Rush's garbage.

Americans are the dumbest fucking people on the planet.

Posted by: jharp on January 11, 2011 at 4:08 PM | PERMALINK

Americans are the dumbest fucking people on the planet. Posted by: jharp

Were no 1!! Were no 1!!

Posted by: Kill Bill on January 11, 2011 at 4:12 PM | PERMALINK

Conservatives have been arguing for years that the other kind of bad symbolic influence - sleaze, decadence, provocative and indulgent sexuality etc. - is bad because it affects impressionable young minds who are not mature enough to understand, resist, etc. - the same point as, a mentally ill person could be influenced by inflammatory violent rhetoric and be tipped over. Of course it's bad to expose "irresponsible" people to intense and violent imagery and rhetoric, that's exactly the point and its a valid one.

BTW, the rightwing writers say Loughner is really a liberal, which of course can't be had both ways with the excuse he's just an inscrutable nut - what do they base that on, other than the Das Kapital (but he listed some Ayn Rand)? They claim his friends say he was liberal, what of that? etc?

Posted by: neil b on January 11, 2011 at 4:15 PM | PERMALINK

As any alcoholic can tell you, there is a difference between identifying the contributing factors or "reasons" for their behavior and accepting responsibility for that behavior. Alcoholics must accept responsibility for their drinking even if they've had the misfortune to get stuck with bad DNA. Likewise, Loughner is responsible for his actions (no liberal says otherwise) even if a contributing factor may be the acceptance and even applause he might have expected to get in some quarters for taking down a representative of that "tyranny" which is oppressing so many of those on the hysterical right.

Posted by: Ted Frier on January 11, 2011 at 4:16 PM | PERMALINK

Liberal, in its correct definition, means personal freedom/liberty [something the constitution very much upholds] and not the pundit codified version meaning welfare/'stealing' your money.

Loughner wasnt on welfare. He couldnt have been a liberal by AM pundit definition[s].

Posted by: Kill Bill on January 11, 2011 at 4:21 PM | PERMALINK

Rush Limbaugh has a job, he goes to work. His boss tells him what to do and he does it. He has the job because he does what his boss wants the way his boss wants it.

Posted by: T2 on January 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM | PERMALINK

Steel Cage Match

Loughner vs Limbaugh

Posted by: Mike Reilly on January 11, 2011 at 4:24 PM | PERMALINK

Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) wants to enclose the House Gallery in "a transparent and substantial material" such as Plexiglas, an aide told CBS News.

Great politicians can talk to each other in a cone of silence.

Posted by: Kill Bill on January 11, 2011 at 4:24 PM | PERMALINK

The right wing really has to get its story straight. Either there is a connection between culture and behavior or there isn't.

When religious fundamentalists claim a right to tell us how we should conduct our private lives their argument is that private behavior is not really private because its influences infiltrate and contaminate the larger culture in which we all must live. And that makes our private a public matter for censorious conservatives to regulate.

Yet, when some madman kills six people and seriously wounds many others, somehow their individual behavior is their's alone, totally disconnected from and unrelated to a larger culture that both allows and celebrates guns and tolerates and promotes violence-glorying rhetoric.

We know why this is so, but it doesn't make it any less hypocritical. The radical right wants to change -- or "purify" -- the culture to make everyone just like them, but they also like their guns and seditious rhetoric.

Posted by: Ted Frier on January 11, 2011 at 4:25 PM | PERMALINK

Bizarro isnt it? Bachmann says she wants the public 'armed and dangerous' then Burton seeks safety behind a transparent shield because of armed and dangerous types.

Posted by: Kill Bill on January 11, 2011 at 4:29 PM | PERMALINK

Evil people always think everyone is just like them but won't admit it, or that everyone should be just like them but won't admit it.

There's Marvel villain called Ruby Tuesday who managed to have her head replaced with a red plastic orb.

She wants to conquer the world because she thinks everyone should have one.

Posted by: cld on January 11, 2011 at 4:36 PM | PERMALINK

Good crap,

I'm sorry,

that's Ruby THURSDAY!

Posted by: cld on January 11, 2011 at 4:38 PM | PERMALINK

Rush is playing you. Looks like you fell for it.

Posted by: James -1838817 on January 11, 2011 at 4:54 PM | PERMALINK

Just as an aside, insanity is a LEGAL term not a mental health term ( I am a clinical psychologist and that's probably the first thing we learn in our psychology and the law classes). I will not make a diagnosis based on what I've read of his writings because NO ethical psychologist or psychiatrist should play let's diagnosis without ever seeing the patient or having a significant amount of information (including more than just what is printed in the newspapers, blogs and a facebook page. However, for those talking about not guilty by insanity, I offer you the more likely guilty but mentally ill. I'm not sure if AZ has that option. I am on the east coast, so I'm not familiar with their laws and not every state has that option. However, the guilty but mentally ill option is probably the most rational and compassionate. The person is guilty of the action, but the punishment usually involves treatment at a state hospital, etc. This does not mean that the person gets out earlier, just that the place of incarceration -- hopefully -- allows for treatment. Unfortunately, due to the decimation of our mental health system (which reached its worse during the Reagan period when budgets were cut significantly), this option may not be as treatment focused as needed either.

Posted by: Sue on January 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM | PERMALINK

jharp:

Americans are the most brainwashed people on the planet. Mass media conglomeration into the hands of the greedy few, paired with a 30 + year systemic effort by the right to dismantle public education and disenfranchise a large segment of our society has taken it's toll.

Fox News, right wing radio, the whole right wing network, serve one main purpose: To fool the middle and working classes into thinking government is the root cause of their problems in life, and not the greed and corruption of our global economic system that rapes humans and resources for the benefit of the wealthy, who are represented in America by their political wing, better known as the GOP or Republican party.

The unique thing about the American public is they fall for this, hook line and sinker every time. This circles back to the brainwashing and undermining of education I mention above.

Posted by: citizen_pain on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM | PERMALINK

"To use a syllogism:

If Rush knows what Loughner thinks.

Then Loughner knows what Rush thinks.

Both think insane things ergo both are insane.
Posted by: Kill Bill on January 11, 2011 at 4:08"

...and both are one and the same and both are killers.

Posted by: Always Hopeful on January 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM | PERMALINK

Ahhh... No.

Posted by: E L on January 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM | PERMALINK

Oh, look. Once again, the obvious is intelligently and well stated and we can all go home content that we at least, are not fools.

Well, we are fools. What is the point of being outside the Republican propoganda circle, recognizing its destructive patterns, and DOING NOTHING TO IMPEDE IT except repeatedly diagnosing the problem to one another.

Democrats are guilty of aiding Republican destruction of the American way by tacit complacency. Aren't we just as guilty as the mouth breathers who follow Rush, or more so, because we know better?

So many smart liberal minds seem to be just waiting for the worst to happen to America, just so they can say, Yup, told ya so.

Liberal inaction is just as dangerous as the Republican actions. At least send a complaint to the FCC.

Posted by: Skip on January 11, 2011 at 6:17 PM | PERMALINK

Why do innocent Americans with a D on their voter card have to swallow this from him?

Posted by: Skip on January 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM

The many civil libertarians around here might be able to tell you about something called the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

Posted by: me, a name on January 11, 2011 at 6:42 PM | PERMALINK

Rush, the spokesperson of the "Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies" seems not to realize that although federal charges can be brought, AZ is mostly in charge here and in that State there is only "Guilty but Insane" as verdict. So the best Loughner could get is mental hospital then serve out a sentence at jail or facility for criminally insane - if he isn't put to death first.

Posted by: neil b on January 11, 2011 at 7:21 PM | PERMALINK

me, a name: uh, so e.g. all those dirty words could be put out on air? There's no such thing as libel or slander? There is nothing special about radio bands, where the government grants a certain broadcaster the exclusive right to transmit at that frequency and defends it from anyone getting too close? Is that what free speech means?

Posted by: neil b' on January 11, 2011 at 7:24 PM | PERMALINK

We bang our heads against the wall, wondering why such idiocy goes unchallenged.

You need look no further than the fact that millions of folks were apalled at the "fairy" rubber slippers that our POTUS wore in Hawaii.

Think about it. Outrage over flip flops.

That is why there is no sense in the nonsense.

Posted by: Tom Nicholson on January 11, 2011 at 7:29 PM | PERMALINK

It's the right who first called Loughner deranged, mentally ill, a schizophrenic.
They're the ones who are crafting an insanity defense for this guy.

Posted by: Robert Abbott on January 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM | PERMALINK

Oh, wow. I didn't know about the first amendment thingie but I did hear about that free speech something or other. Gee, thanks.

But my question wasn't actually about how to shut Rush down, my question was wondering when the targets of his sprewing garbage would be climbing up out of the conservative landfill. 10 years being the object of his sewerage seems about long enough. My feelings are almost ready to be getting hurt.

I am tired of having my political dignity despoiled by a piece of fat-back crackling cackling into a microphone. He's only got the power we let him have, that and a 6 figure income, and while Rush keeps showing us that one man can ruin the world, we show him that half this nation, the half that doesn't worship him, is letting him off the hook. What are we, scared of him? And who of us has a political career he can threaten.

Posted by: Skip on January 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM | PERMALINK

Skip, an eye for an eye

Posted by: citizen_pain on January 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM | PERMALINK

Limbaugh only suggests that his opponents are dangerous thugs who might be capable of doing anything. Why would anyone ever think to act on this implication to save the nation from evil Democrats who want your guns?


He dug himself a nice garbage pit right there. He is incapable of seeing irony.

Posted by: Sparko on January 11, 2011 at 9:29 PM | PERMALINK

Side-effects of withdrawal from Oxycontin usage:

Psychiatric:

Psychiatric adverse effects reported include paranoia, psychosis, and hallucinations.

Posted by: The Oracle on January 11, 2011 at 11:27 PM | PERMALINK

I think the Great White Whale (beached) has been taking too much oxycontin. I would agree with the suggestion that we ignore Moby the Dick, but too many people listen to him on a regular basis to ignore him. And it just amazes me the number of normally intelligent people who think he knows what he's talking about.

Like Rush and his continuing drug dependency, America needs to hit bottom before it can come to its senses and start to recover. I would have thought that eight years of Cheney/Bush would have done it, but I guess it didn't. How low do we have to sink before enough of us realize that the right wing is dragging the country into third world territory? Do we have to go through a French Revolution or Afghan style warlordship before we get straightened out? At this rate we'll be a failed country before another presidential election.

Posted by: Texas Aggie on January 12, 2011 at 1:51 AM | PERMALINK

Sure, which is code for what?

I don't care what Rush says. I care that we aren't refuting him on similar national forums.

Posted by: Skip on January 12, 2011 at 12:03 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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