Rush Limbaugh in His Own Words

As the apologists all over the right wing blogs continue to focus on one or two disputed quotes, here’s a lengthy collection of racist and/or race-baiting quotes from Saint Rush Limbaugh — all of them verified, cited and attributed: Limbaugh: My racial views? You mean, my belief in a colorblind society?

On the Nobel Peace Prize: “I think Obama’s the second Kenyan to win.”

“We are being told that we have to hope [Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles … because his father was black.”

“I do believe” Obama is an “angry black guy.”

“[I]n Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering.”

“Obama’s entire economic program is reparations.”

Obama is “more African in his roots than he is American” and is “behaving like an African colonial despot.”

Obama is “Halfrican-American.”

“Obama has disowned his white half … he’s decided he’s got to go all in on the black side.”

Sotomayor “a reverse racist” appointed by Obama, “the greatest living example of a reverse racist.”

Obama “wants us to have the same health care and plan that he had in Kenya” and “wants to be the black FDR.”

Latching onto LA Times op-ed, Limbaugh sings “Barack, The Magic Negro.”

“God does not have a birth certificate. Neither does Obama”; Obama “has yet to prove he’s a citizen.”

Limbaugh on Gates controversy: “Here you have a black president trying to destroy a white policeman.”

Limbaugh suggests Obama would not have acted on Somali pirates if he’d known they were “actually young, black Muslim teenagers.”

Limbaugh suggests Democrats, media believe “you can’t criticize the little black man-child.”

“The government’s been taking care of [young blacks] their whole lives.”

“The days of [minorities] not having any power are over, and they are angry.”

“[M]inorities never do anything for which they have to apologize.”

Limbaugh: “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.”

Limbaugh says “NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips.”

Limbaugh declares basketball “the favorite sport of gangs.”

Limbaugh invented “racial component” to Hackett’s decision to withdraw from Ohio primary race.

Limbaugh on Survivor series: “African-American tribe” worst swimmers, Hispanics “will do things other people won’t do.”

Limbaugh suggested Colin Powell only supported Obama because of race.

Limbaugh: Gates is an “angry racist.”

Limbaugh called illegal immigrants an “invasive species.”

Limbaugh repeatedly calls Native Americans “Injuns.”

Limbaugh says Democrats’ interest in Darfur is securing black “voting bloc.”

Limbaugh says that if “feminazis” had remembered to oppose “affirmative action for black guys … they wouldn’t face the situation they face today.”

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166 comments

1 Nadnerb  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:32:16pm

Oh boy. Expect incoming.

2 _RememberTonyC  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:32:17pm

yeah but he's a Steelers fan and their team colors are black and gold, so he can't be anti black ...

/

3 Ojoe  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:32:25pm

After reading those, the word that comes to my mind re RL is "moron."

4 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:33:20pm

Rush should hit China by Xmas...

5 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:34:08pm

re: #2 _RememberTonyC

yeah but he's a Steelers fan and their team colors are black and gold, so he can't be anti black ...

/

Then it must have hurt even more when Obama's team (Da Bears) thumped the Steelers back in Week 2. Go Bears!

6 freetoken  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:35:27pm

BTW, on the latest AoS thread, and it deals with Limbaugh, in the first 9 comments 2 of them are attacks on CJ...

Charles... you really have gotten inside their heads!

7 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:35:58pm

re: #4 BigPapa

Rush should hit China by Xmas...

If you hadn't said that, I would have. When I see those FoxNews segments defending him, I change the channel. When I try to watch, all I get in my mind is They Might Be Giants singing "Your Racist Friend".

8 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:35:59pm

tis a litany...I'd invite Rush the Gush to come over here and speak for himself, but it's not my house

9 _RememberTonyC  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:36:34pm

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

Then it must have hurt even more when Obama's team (Da Bears) thumped the Steelers back in Week 2. Go Bears!

LOL ... the Bears also wear black ...

10 jaunte  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:36:46pm

What an unbelievable lamebrain. Who will win the runner-up prize for claiming it's all out of context?

11 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:36:58pm

re: #4 BigPapa

Rush should hit China by Xmas...

if racist rants were a country, he'd be China

12 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:37:44pm

Rush, Beck, whoever, it's like drugs... sure it's not good - but a whole lotta people are willing to pay for it.

13 MandyManners  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:38:44pm

re: #8 albusteve

tis a litany...I'd invite Rush the Gush to come over here and speak for himself, but it's not my house

What's a "gush"?

14 Bagua  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:39:03pm

Flounce-o-meter starting to give off smoke.

15 Political Atheist  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:39:31pm

Oh good grief!
Unrepentant never looked so clear
[Link: www.cnn.com...]

16 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:39:48pm

re: #13 MandyManners

What's a "gush"?

an explosion of blather

17 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:40:23pm

And the Bills get a Field Goal out of their interception. 13-6 Jets.

18 Mich-again  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:40:36pm

I think you left a comma out of one of them. Blatant Distortion!
/

19 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:41:26pm

Three by 200.

20 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:41:47pm

re: #14 Bagua

Flounce-o-meter starting to give off smoke.

you might wanna have that thing looked at...

21 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:42:12pm

re: #15 Rightwingconspirator

Oh good grief!
Unrepentant never looked so clear
[Link: www.cnn.com...]

Money quote of the article:

The U.S. Supreme Court tossed out any racially-based limitations on marriage in the landmark 1967 Loving v. Virginia case. In the unanimous decision, the court said that "Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State."

Bearing that in mind, who does this asshole think he is?

22 MandyManners  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:42:15pm

re: #15 Rightwingconspirator

Oh good grief!
Unrepentant never looked so clear
[Link: www.cnn.com...]

Of course he won't apologize. He's a true believer.

23 Ojoe  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:42:30pm

Behold, above, the default voice of the Republican Party.

It's toast.

24 MandyManners  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:42:36pm

re: #16 albusteve

an explosion of blather

I think I got some on my shoes.

25 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:43:06pm

Rush Limbaugh's comments here are racist while at the same time Rush spends a great deal of time calling other people racists.

26 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:43:43pm

re: #24 MandyManners

I think I got some on my shoes.

collateral gush

27 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:43:59pm

re: #19 swamprat

Three by 200.

I say it'll take till 300 to get a third flounce.

28 Randall Gross  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:44:37pm

re: #25 Gus 802

Rush Limbaugh's comments here are racist while at the same time Rush spends a great deal of time calling other people racists.

Projection

29 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:44:47pm

re: #14 Bagua

Flounce-o-meter starting to give off smoke.

Allow me to assist:

Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party

29 Viagra pills, two "24" producers among radio star's all-male crew

30 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:46:17pm
OCTOBER 3--Meet Louis Beshara and his wife, Gloria Rodriguez. The Florida couple are at the heart of the drug scandal now enveloping radio superstar Rush Limbaugh. Investigators allege that the duo illegally sold hundreds of thousands of prescription painkillers from a Palm Beach-area pharmacy they owned. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's search warrant affidavit, Beshara provided Hydrocodone, the powerful and addictive painkiller, to middlemen drug dealers like Joseph Coppola who then resold the pills to users. It has been reported that Limbaugh scored some of the Beshara pills via Wilma Cline, a former maid at the radio star's Palm Beach mansion. Beshara and Rodriguez, who each face two felony drug trafficking charges, are free on bail, though Beshara is under house arrest. (8 pages)
31 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:46:49pm

re: #29 Gus 802

No fair chumming the water.

32 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:47:30pm
33 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:47:53pm

meanwhile...

[Link: www.foxnews.com...]

I think Fox ratings spiked this week...people love a good brawl, especially involving the WH

34 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:47:58pm

And the Bills get another interception! Bills start on their own 35.

35 Ojoe  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:48:47pm

re: #14 Bagua

At a certain point all the flouncers will have left, I think.

36 Bagua  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:48:57pm

re: #20 brookly red

you might wanna have that thing looked at...

Design flaw, the heat sinks were sized for Beck flouncettes.

Now that Rush Limbag is the topic, the engineers need to go back and super-size everything.

37 Ojoe  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:50:01pm

re: #36 Bagua

A flounce of prevention is worth a pun for sure.

38 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:50:16pm

re: #34 Dark_Falcon

And the Bills get another interception! Bills start on their own 35.

I was right just once all week...the Saints beat the Giants like a bastard son, and I loved it

39 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:50:37pm

Mediocrity In Broadcasting is so '90's. Now it's Desperation In Broadcasting.

Blame the oxy addiction.

40 Political Atheist  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:51:31pm

re: #39 Alouette

Now that explains Rush. Whats Fox taking?

41 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:51:37pm

re: #38 albusteve

I was right just once all week...the Saints beat the Giants like a bastard son, and I loved it

My sister liked that too, she went to Purdue with Drew Brees.

42 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:52:01pm

re: #40 Rightwingconspirator

Now that explains Rush. Whats Fox taking?

Meth?

43 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:52:10pm

re: #41 Dark_Falcon

My sister liked that too, she went to Purdue with Drew Brees.

he might be good...?

44 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:52:23pm

re: #40 Rightwingconspirator

Now that explains Rush. Whats Fox taking?



Raitingsupatol

45 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:52:33pm

re: #40 Rightwingconspirator

Now that explains Rush. Whats Fox taking?

Glen Beck's Patent Bad Craziness Inducing Pills.

46 Political Atheist  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:52:43pm

re: #40 Rightwingconspirator

Oh never mind. Thats was where the 28 of 29 Viagra pills went...

47 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:53:01pm

re: #40 Rightwingconspirator

Now that explains Rush. Whats Fox taking?


The path to yellow journalism.

48 The Sanity Inspector  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:53:26pm

re: #15 Rightwingconspirator

Oh good grief!
Unrepentant never looked so clear
[Link: www.cnn.com...]

You know, things can be tough on black children in America, too. Maybe he should refuse to marry black-black couples to boot.

49 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:53:29pm

re: #45 Dark_Falcon

Glen Beck's Patent Bad Craziness Inducing Pills.

Street name: Silver Gophers.

/Got any Silver Gophers?

/

50 mikhailtheplumber  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:53:36pm

re: #40 Rightwingconspirator

Now that explains Rush. Whats Fox taking?

Cool aid?

51 albusteve  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:53:41pm

re: #47 swamprat

The path to yellow journalism.

the path to the bank...the jokes on you!

52 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:54:04pm

C'mon, somebody troll a bit. We need some activity.

53 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:54:41pm

Touchdown, Bills! Game tied, 13-13.

54 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:55:54pm

Rush is certainly a large figure in conservative radio.

55 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:56:02pm

re: #52 swamprat

C'mon, somebody troll a bit. We need some activity.

OK, I still think the musical parodies are knee slappers...

hows that?

56 Tungsten  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:56:27pm

re: #40 Rightwingconspirator

Now that explains Rush. Whats Fox taking?

Actually I think the sad part is they are not taking anything. I have to believe the folks that work there think they are doing a great service, exposing the vast left wing conspiracy etc. How else could they keep saying fair and balanced with a straight face year after year.

57 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:57:53pm

re: #55 brookly red


The tuna doesn't taste right;
Does your tuna have enough dolphin in it?
58 Bagua  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:58:12pm

re: #29 Gus 802

Allow me to assist:

Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party

29 Viagra pills, two "24" producers among radio star's all-male crew

Must have been a frisky weekend getaway:

With all those guys in tow, it is unclear what Limbaugh needed with those 29 100mg Viagra pills.

59 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:58:14pm

re: #54 swamprat

Rush is certainly a large figure in conservative radio.

/there you go again making fun of fat people...

60 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:58:18pm

I knew this would happen -- after I posted the comment last night about the fact Paypal donations are not even coming close to paying my expenses, the stalker blog gleefully seized on this as evidence that I'm "hurting for money."

Actually, no -- I'm not hurting for money. The ads are more than paying LGF's expenses at this point.

However, if I were to charge by the hour for the work I do at LGF, let's just say -- I'm working pretty cheap.

If more people would donate or subscribe through Paypal, I wouldn't have to inflict so many advertisements on you, gentle readers. And I would like very much to get rid of some of them, because they're not that wonderful from an aesthetic standpoint.

(But sorry, stalkers -- your deranged fantasies about LGF going out of business are not going to come true.)

61 Ojoe  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:58:47pm

re: #52 swamprat

At some point all the flouncers will have flounced.

62 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:59:34pm

re: #59 brookly red


It's a start.

63 The Sanity Inspector  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 3:59:54pm

Premature Offtopication:

Elsewhere we mentioned how North Korea uses food as a weapon against its own people. Here's an example of it in action.

64 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:00:59pm

re: #61 Ojoe

At some point all the flouncers will have flounced.

Well, since we are still getting new registrations at times, there will be always be a be small number of flouncers and sleepers. But, they will go down in numbers, you're right about that.

65 Political Atheist  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:01:42pm

re: #63 The Sanity Inspector

Did you put that in links?

66 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:02:13pm

re: #60 Charles


I like the ads.
I view the fact that people will pay to post them as a sign of success, and a measure of your traffic.

67 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:02:38pm

re: #61 Ojoe

At some point all the flouncers will have flounced.

/maybe some flounceagra?

68 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:02:38pm
69 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:03:32pm

re: #68 nolimit

Huh? What misfortune?

70 Bagua  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:03:38pm

re: #68 nolimit

That was fast.

71 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:03:48pm

re: #68 nolimit

And like magic, up pops one of the stalkers -- 'unrealizedviewpoint' posting with a sock puppet account.

72 The Sanity Inspector  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:04:20pm

re: #65 Rightwingconspirator

Did you put that in links?

No, I never use the link thingy. You're welcome to post it, though.

73 suchislife  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:04:28pm

that was the first one I saw!

74 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:04:56pm

re: #70 Bagua

missed it...

75 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:05:37pm

re: #60 Charles

I knew this would happen -- after I posted the comment last night about the fact Paypal donations are not even coming close to paying my expenses, the stalker blog gleefully seized on this as evidence that I'm "hurting for money."

Actually, no -- I'm not hurting for money. The ads are more than paying LGF's expenses at this point.

However, if I were to charge by the hour for the work I do at LGF, let's just say -- I'm working pretty cheap.

If more people would donate or subscribe through Paypal, I wouldn't have to inflict so many advertisements on you, gentle readers. And I would like very much to get rid of some of them, because they're not that wonderful from an aesthetic standpoint.

(But sorry, stalkers -- your deranged fantasies about LGF going out of business are not going to come true.)

I think you should make an LGF store, sell T-shirts and stuff. Also partner with Linkshare and sell more merchandise just like you do with Amazon.

76 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:06:15pm

re: #71 Charles

And like magic, up pops one of the stalkers -- 'unrealizedviewpoint' posting with a sock puppet account.

That explains the meter spiking:

77 Bagua  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:06:35pm

re: #74 brookly red

missed it...

Flounce-o-meter gave the audible "dingbat" alert.

78 suchislife  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:07:14pm

re: #73 suchislife

weird how much fun that was.

79 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:07:30pm

re: #77 Bagua

Flounce-o-meter gave the audible "dingbat" alert.

That gave me an idea. New name for Dittoheads.

Dittobats

/

80 webevintage  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:07:35pm

re: #52 sware: #52 swamprat

C'mon, somebody troll a bit. We need some activity.

Don't you people get sarcasm?
Its all tongue in cheek.
Satire of the highest order.
Rush is colorblind.
He is not racist why he even lets a black guy work for him.
/

How's that?

81 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:08:15pm

re: #75 Alouette

I think you should make an LGF store, sell T-shirts and stuff. Also partner with Linkshare and sell more merchandise just like you do with Amazon.

I would like lapel pins... I just know there is an other poster on the subway.

82 keithgabryelski  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:08:21pm

This New England Patriots game is ridiculous.

83 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:09:23pm

Well...yes all those quotes are race baiting and/or racist, but they are just being used out of context/were not the disputed ones being used in the media attacks, therefore the media attacks were wrong!

/apologist

Honestly, that is all I see anyone saying everywhere I go (except here), kind of sickening really. These feeble attempts to divert from and then obfuscate away from the heart of the matter are pretty damn transparent. Does Rush consistently use race baiting as a component of his show? The answer to that is yes, end of story, period.

84 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:09:31pm

re: #80 webevintage

re: #52 swamprat


Don't you people get sarcasm?
Its all tongue in cheek.
Satire of the highest order.
Rush is colorblind.
He is not racist why he even lets a black guy work for him.
/

How's that?

I don't know.
Maybe if you put on the pirate hat...

85 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:10:36pm

re: #80 webevintage


Don't you people get sarcasm?
Its all tongue in cheek.
Satire of the highest order.
Rush is colorblind.
He is not racist why he even lets a black guy work for him.
/

How's that?

/well he sounds black on the raido... anyone ever seen him?

86 salm141  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:11:03pm

nontroversy

87 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:11:12pm

re: #68 troll


All right!
thank you!

Two more to go.

88 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:11:42pm

re: #87 swamprat

All right!
thank you!

Two more to go.

See above.

89 Tungsten  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:13:14pm

Fox & Friends defend Rush Limbaugh

I find it interesting the the woman (sorry I don't know all the names of the F&F folks) assumes that the players that spoke out against playing for Rush have criminal records... Not that F&F would ever stereotype anyone.

90 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:15:00pm

re: #86 salm141

nontroversy

Could you elaborate?


PLEASE?

91 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:16:02pm

re: #85 brookly red

/well he sounds black on the raido... anyone ever seen him?

Bo Snerdley is Asian, and a woman.

92 jaunte  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:17:19pm

re: #89 Tungsten

Fox & Friends focused on the fake quotes and implied tu quoque arguments,
but don't address the full body of Limbaugh's work.

93 thecommodore  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:18:21pm

First of all, I'm happy to be a part of this community. I've seen many open registration posts but have missed all of them until now.

Second, and relative to the post topic, all of the whining and self pity Limbaugh has been spewing since he was dropped by the Rams' ownership bid - as well as all of the right wingers apologizing for him - seems to undercut the primary (and most venerable) of all conservative tenets - personal responsibility.

Rush needs to man up and realize that he brought this on himself.

But doing that would alienate his core audience - people who need someone or something to blame, fear, and hate, so don't expect it anytime soon.

94 brookly red  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:18:25pm

re: #91 Alouette

Bo Snerdley is Asian, and a woman.

/Hey so is Mich... never mind.

95 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:18:39pm
Obama is “Halfrican-American.”

This is the one that makes me angry. The rest just make him look like a racist idiot, but this one pisses me off. It's dehumanizing.

Every kid who's a product of biracial parents has at least one jackass on each side of the family that is hung up on the kid's "other half". Worst-case scenario is that the kid gets to go through life with a permanent identity crisis that's inflicted upon her by others.

Beside that, it's ignorant. The best evidence we have today indicates that we're all more or less cousins anyway.

Jumpin' Jesus on a pogo stick, even Star Trek (ffs!) addressed the problems of 'mixed-race' children with the character of Mr. Spock. That was 40 years ago, and apparently we still don't get it.

96 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:20:02pm
97 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:21:47pm

re: #96 salm141

You're not really addressing Dunn's nor Limbaugh's comments. Looks to me like you're just criticizing LGF.

98 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:22:06pm

re: #96 salm141

I call BS on that remark. She said one thing that could be interpreted more than one way. He's said a whole bunch of things, many of which can only be interpreted as racism.

99 Gus  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:22:11pm

Never mind. ;)

100 Tungsten  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:22:29pm

re: #92 jaunte

Fox & Friends focused on the fake quotes and implied tu quoque arguments,
but don't address the full body of Limbaugh's work.

Correct and I think it is very interesting that Rush is trying to spin this as an attack on his "conservitism." I find that interesting. So is the new mantra from the Right going to be my [insert X project, buisiness, cause] was attacked and failed becase the Liberals don't like me?

101 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:22:41pm

re: #99 Gus 802

Never mind. ;)

Yep, another troll bites the dust.

102 TedStriker  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:22:43pm

re: #96 salm141

Bullshit...Rush's comments show a track record.

103 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:23:05pm

re: #96 salm141

Bye now! I'm sure you'll get more enjoyment out of posting your sarcastic comments at some other blog. No need to thank me.

104 jaunte  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:24:24pm

re: #100 Tungsten

Sure, his whole formula for success is that he keeps those victim feelings stoked.

105 SeaMonkey  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:24:24pm

re: #103 Charles

Bye now! I'm sure you'll get more enjoyment out of posting your sarcastic comments at some other blog. No need to thank me.

Crap! I always miss the good ones.

106 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:26:17pm
107 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:27:20pm

re: #105 SeaMonkey

Crap! I always miss the good ones.

It wasn't a good one. Just a loser equating Rush Limbaugh and Anita Dunn. He clearly did not understand the situation and did not want to.

108 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:27:35pm

Bombs away on 106, charles.
I quoted it.

109 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:28:12pm

re: #60 Charles

I think it would be hilarious if you would follow the NPR model: Have a "pledge drive" once per quarter where you interject requests for contributions at least once in every post. Have a tiered system: $15 gets you a "basic membership", $35 gets you that plus a bumper sticker with the LGF logo on it, $50 gets you the bumper sticker plus a coffee mug, $100 gets you an autographed copy of whatever book you're reading at the moment, and so on. Museum day-passes, theatre tickets, etc.

The reactionary head explosions would be priceless, and hell... it might even work.

110 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:28:41pm

I should have said;
Four before comment 200.

111 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:30:05pm

re: #110 swamprat

I should have said;
Four before comment 200.

We've only had two flounces and this thread probably won't make it to 200.

112 Pepper Fox  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:30:20pm

What I wonder is how did these guys survive and Savage get shut down so fast on tv?

113 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:34:15pm

re: #80 webevintage

Don't you people get sarcasm?
Its all tongue in cheek.
Satire of the highest order.
Rush is colorblind.
He is not racist why he even lets a black guy work for him.
/

How's that?

oh, well in that case, it's ok: Some Of His Best Friends Happen to be Black.

114 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:34:30pm

re: #112 Pepper Fox

What I wonder is how did these guys survive and Savage get shut down so fast on tv?

Limbaugh doesn't act as nasty as Savage. He's not hostile all the time nor is he quite as out there politically. Thus he's been able to succeed better, though now that may be coming to an end.

115 keloyd  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:42:02pm

After 21 years' occasional listening, I think he is not racist, but will do race baiting when it gets him what he wants, then play nice again when it gets him what he wants. He is a race mercenary.

Some of his rants can be excused as painfully naive and shallow, but not racist. Some rants can be excused as attempted witty political commentary with racist trappings, but ultimately not racist in intent - kind of the way Disney used swastikas and Nazi buffoons in anti-Nazi propaganda. You can squint your eyes and turn your head just right, and see how "Barrack the magic negro" could be intended to expose racist paternalistic left wing attitudes rather than be racist itself, though it remains exceedingly ham-fisted. The problem is how long can you make excuses for him until you see the underlying trend?

116 rurality  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:42:36pm

For years, whenever in some situation where I was forced to have my brain polluted by Rush--in someone else's vehicle or in a shop, I have found him offensive. He's been saying 'Feminazi' for at least ten years, as a woman, I find that pretty appalling and his racist stuff goes way back. I think it is interesting that it is finally getting the attention it has long deserved, but is it all due to his NFL dreams being thwarted? Rush has been a lying, racist, sexist, hypocrite since he took the airwaves as an 'entertainer', why is LGF taking issue, now. I applaud it, just wondering what the straw was.

117 simoom  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:43:08pm

re: #80 webevintage

Don't you people get sarcasm?
Its all tongue in cheek.
Satire of the highest order.
Rush is colorblind.
He is not racist why he even lets a black guy work for him.
/

How's that?

Your list is missing one:
Limbaugh is the embodiment of MLK's dream!
/

118 aagcobb  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:45:30pm

re: #104 jaunte

Sure, his whole formula for success is that he keeps those victim feelings stoked.

The Hell of it is, is that this controversy about being dropped from the bid group will actually help Rush-I would bet anything that his ratings have spiked this week with all the publicity he's getting.

119 sagehen  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:53:13pm

re: #75 Alouette

I think you should make an LGF store, sell T-shirts and stuff. Also partner with Linkshare and sell more merchandise just like you do with Amazon.

Mousepads.
Foam rubber footballs.
A book of posters' favorite (public domain) political essays; with new original photos.
Podcasts.
Laptop cases.

120 dugmartsch  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:53:19pm

re: #118 aagcobb

The Hell of it is, is that this controversy about being dropped from the bid group will actually help Rush-I would bet anything that his ratings have spiked this week with all the publicity he's getting.

I don't think that's right.

This was a really public rebuke from really successful people.

It's one thing when your battling your enemies (real or imagined) and get beat.

It's another when people who are supposed to be your allies publicly abandon you in the face of relatively weak pressure.

Rush has been openly race baiting ever since a black man was elected president. When you lay the quotes out like that, the quotes of the last 9 months, it's really damning. He is a yoke around the neck of every Republican. Until he is no longer their default standard bearer and kingmaker, Republicans will not be a serious party in America.

121 keloyd  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 4:54:49pm

I agree with Dark Falcon - Savage seems to drink his own Koolaid. He goes on rants about Muslims that are beyond the pale. Rush has always discerned the 'good ones' from the enemy, and never delved into Islamic religious minutae.

Savage rants about random nonsense that cannot possibly be good for business - like his dietary theories, how autism is a big scam by (in part) lazy feminist women who can't be bothered to discipline their own kids. In short, Rush has a problematic record, but Savage is worse.

122 dmjboose  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:36:08pm

A couple of the links were 404 when I checked. The last one was one of them.

123 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:41:26pm
124 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:43:07pm

re: #123 tveitskog

So long, now. I'm sure you'll be happier at some other site, so I've taken the liberty of blocking your account. You're welcome!

125 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:43:51pm
126 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:44:43pm

re: #115 keloyd

You can squint your eyes and turn your head just right, and see how "Barrack the magic negro" could be intended to expose racist paternalistic left wing attitudes rather than be racist itself, though it remains exceedingly ham-fisted.

The problem with this is that for years Rush himself has made a mantra out of the phrase, "words mean things". The inference one draws is that Rush is fully aware of the immense amount of baggage the word "negro" carries today. For those not following along, the word fell into disrepute during the Civil Rights movement in the 60s, and using it today (in my opinion) intentionally conjures up images of an extremely ugly period of recent American history.

127 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:44:50pm

re: #125 guss

Registered just to flounce. How very sad for you.

128 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:46:18pm

re: #25 Gus 802

Rush Limbaugh's comments here are racist while at the same time Rush spends a great deal of time calling other people racists.

Calling reverse racism is in style for those unable to determine real racism. It makes them feel smart.

129 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:52:25pm

re: #36 Bagua

Design flaw, the heat sinks were sized for Beck flouncettes.

Now that Rush Limbag is the topic, the engineers need to go back and super-size everything.

What? No redundant systems? Where was it made?

130 The Sanity Inspector  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 5:55:19pm

re: #75 Alouette

I think you should make an LGF store, sell T-shirts and stuff. Also partner with Linkshare and sell more merchandise just like you do with Amazon.

There used to be LGF t-shirts, in the long, long ago.

131 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:03:58pm

re: #111 Dark_Falcon

We've only had two flounces and this thread probably won't make it to 200.

Four already.

Takin' my winnings, plus $2.50, down to Denny's. I can get unlimited coffee!

132 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:05:16pm
133 swamprat  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:06:12pm

re: #132 corncat


Too late. I already made my four.

134 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:06:31pm

re: #131 swamprat

Four already.

Takin' my winnings, plus $2.50, down to Denny's. I can get unlimited coffee!

Denny's? Ewww.

135 jaunte  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:07:45pm

re: #132 corncat

You're the only one in this thread who is using the word "shocking."
They actually are "racist and/or race-baiting, verified, cited and attributed."

136 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:08:20pm

re: #132 corncat

Buh bye now!

137 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:08:47pm

re: #132 corncat

Meltdown! Not really a flounce, but terminally stupid. I give this meltdown a 2 out of 10.

138 jaunte  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:09:20pm

re: #132 corncat

You're the only one in this thread who is using the word "shocking."
The quotes actually are "racist and/or race-baiting, verified, cited and attributed."

139 jaunte  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:10:00pm

That was strange.

140 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:10:41pm

Server hiccup.

141 Dar ul Harb  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:23:30pm

Here's another quote:

[A]ny Drive-By Media outlet that relies on Media Matters in the future has got to admit that they're relying on a Hillary Clinton front group for news.
--Rush Limbaugh, October 2, 2007

Rush Limbaugh says inflammatory things on the radio, that's for sure.

I mean next thing, and CNN will be fact-checking Saturday Night Live skits for criticizing Dear Leader.

One gets the impression, however, that fighting with Rush is like wrasslin' with the legendary high-viscosity petroleum-based infant.

142 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:30:13pm

re: #141 Dar ul Harb

Here's another quote:

[A]ny Drive-By Media outlet that relies on Media Matters in the future has got to admit that they're relying on a Hillary Clinton front group for news.
--Rush Limbaugh, October 2, 2007

Textbook example of "poisoning the well".
[Link: www.nizkor.org...]

143 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:30:39pm

re: #115 keloyd

After 21 years' occasional listening, I think he is not racist, but will do race baiting when it gets him what he wants, then play nice again when it gets him what he wants. He is a race mercenary.

Some of his rants can be excused as painfully naive and shallow, but not racist. Some rants can be excused as attempted witty political commentary with racist trappings, but ultimately not racist in intent - kind of the way Disney used swastikas and Nazi buffoons in anti-Nazi propaganda. You can squint your eyes and turn your head just right, and see how "Barrack the magic negro" could be intended to expose racist paternalistic left wing attitudes rather than be racist itself, though it remains exceedingly ham-fisted. The problem is how long can you make excuses for him until you see the underlying trend?

In my honest opinion a race mercenary and a racist are operationally identical, and it serves little purpose to attempt explanation by way of a concurrent motive of financial gain. Do we look back at someone like Father Charles Edward Coughlin any less harshly because he was also in it for the money?

144 FrogMarch  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:35:15pm

With all of these quotes, I wonder why the media chose the two quotes that could not be sourced or authenticated?
[Link: www.rbr.com...]

145 SeaMonkey  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:35:19pm

re: #107 Dark_Falcon

It wasn't a good one. Just a loser equating Rush Limbaugh and Anita Dunn. He clearly did not understand the situation and did not want to.

Oh, lame. Happy to miss ones like that. I'm learning most flounces aren't as funny as I would imagine, they're just kind of sad. You have to have a good sense of humor at LGF. Most founcers don't.

146 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:39:12pm
147 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 6:49:10pm
148 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 7:12:31pm

Sneaky Limbaugh flounce!

149 acacia  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 7:13:15pm

re: #115 keloyd

That's one of the best descriptions of Rush's schtick I've read. The Magic Negro bit he does is an excellent example. It's a bit like Fox (and just about every local news outlet) telling us how horrible some sex scandal is but showing us over and over again the salacious pictures to drive the point home. There's a legitimate point to the story but come on now.

150 acacia  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 7:22:40pm

re: #116 rurality

I'm not sure Rush is a racist - although as keloyd has pointed out - that really is not the point. I am however 100 percent convinced that he is a misogynist which has bothered me to no end. There's a reason he has been divorced three times. His dismissiveness of women is obnoxious.

151 keloyd  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 7:27:28pm

re: #143 goddamnedfrank

...a race mercenary and a racist are operationally identical, and it serves little purpose to attempt explanation...

I agree on the first part, disagree on the second. There are many colors in the racist rainbow. If his corporate bosses, other pundits, or political big shots want to use him/exploit him/neuter him/ostrasize him, one must first get in his head.

A smart right wing pundit would go out of his way to critisize Obama and the left but not tick off right-of-center black listeners. If he is acting rationally, he must believe it is in his interest to sacrifice a pawn to save a rook, as it were. If he benefits from more rabid wingnuts, he will do act more racist. If his sponsors tire of his nonsense, he will tone it down again. I see Rush as a modern Strom Thurmond. Ol' Strom was progressive on race issues in the 30s, then figured out he could get more fame and glory with race baiting, then in his old age, when his black constituents could vote, finally made an apparently genuine attempt to evolve and earn their respect. Both the racism and good behavior were species of self-interest for Strom - likewise for Rushbo.

152 oldegeezr  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 7:31:11pm

His bigotry has been on display for years...
His nuance is now comin’ into play...

I had been accustomed to vote for Republicans more frequently than for Democrats, but I was never a Republican and never a Democrat. In the community, I was regarded as a Republican, but I had never so regarded myself. As early as 1865 or '66 I had had this curious experience: that whereas up to that time I had considered myself a Republican, I was converted to a no-party independence by the wisdom of a rabid Republican. This was a man who was afterward a United States Senator, and upon whose character rests no blemish that I know of, except that he was the father of the William R. Hearst of to-day, and therefore grandfather of Yellow Journalism - that calamity of calamities.
- Autobiographical dictation, January 24, 1906

153 [deleted]  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 10:12:55pm
154 Charles Johnson  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 10:14:31pm

And we have yet another Limbaugh flounce!

155 cliffster  Sun, Oct 18, 2009 10:16:20pm

re: #154 Charles

And we have yet another Limbaugh flounce!

Isn't the proper Rush flounce to just say, "Ditto"?

156 BohicaTwentyTwo  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 6:37:30am

So is this the Genn Beck rule of racism? If you accuse someone of being a racist and they are not racist, then you are a racist? I am starting to think that the definition of racism is more like pornography, you know it when you see it. I no longer trust anyone who identifies themself an expert on racism.

157 KipAllen  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 6:43:40am

The question that all should be asking is are Limbaugh's statements true?

158 nccanuck  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 6:56:52am

I'd say Rush is as racist or bigoted as Jackson, Shaprton, Gates, Obama and Sotomayor. All have race based ideologies that are presented through the message they speak or actions they do. People don't have to come out and call someone a N or honky or whatever to be classed as a racist or bigot.

159 Yashmak  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 7:10:23am

I'm glad you went to the effort to put all of this in one place Charles. It's going to be much harder for his disciples to deny with such a compendium available. While many of these folks will defend him evne in light of all this evidence, the truly sad thing is, I suspect many of them have no real issues with the quotes in the first place.

160 keloyd  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 8:23:15am

One thing is certain, the Limbaugh vs. Sharpton civil suit will be very fun to watch, if it happens. They are of similar depth, similar skeletons in their closets if you correct for their demographics. Even their weight has gone up and down dramatically. Rush is nearly deaf; Sharpton can talk really loud. They are carnival mirror images of each other.

For the low brow crowd - make a bizarro reference; for the latte sipping erudite chattering classes, they are Napoleon and Pilkington.

161 [deleted]  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:09:04am
162 wrenchwench  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:14:49am

re: #161 bobosamo

That's your first comment since March, 2008. What "real issues" are you waiting for? We've had an election, and a few other things have happened since then...

163 Charles Johnson  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:42:26am

re: #161 bobosamo

The two accounts you registered are now history.

164 Charles Johnson  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:43:23am

re: #159 Yashmak

I'm glad you went to the effort to put all of this in one place Charles. It's going to be much harder for his disciples to deny with such a compendium available. While many of these folks will defend him evne in light of all this evidence, the truly sad thing is, I suspect many of them have no real issues with the quotes in the first place.

I can't take credit for the whole list -- if you follow the first link in my post (before the blockquote) you'll see where it originally appeared.

165 Charles Johnson  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:45:50am

re: #157 KipAllen

The question that all should be asking is are Limbaugh's statements true?

Amazing.

Which statements do you think are "true?"

166 keloyd  Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:55:24am

re: #165 Charles

Here's an example from the office of Devil's Advocacy. Donovan McNabb's performance was very mediocre when Rush made his infamous comments. We have the benefit of history to know he improved a great deal later. It is likely that McNabb was criticized by other commentators a bit more gently than a white quarterback with the same performance to date. Keith Olbermann could have made the same observation about his mediocrity and the lack of black quarterbacks, with a more gentle choice of words, and got away with it. Rush had enemies who were looking for excuses to pounce, and Rush himself chose his words in a way that could be interpreted as insensitive, racist, crypto-racist, or merely blunt. Still, the totality of his record speaks for itself.

20% of the quotes on Charles' list can be excused as bluntness or something other than racism, but for the fact that Rush's list is sooo long. This is why courts allow circumstantial evidence. Each bit can be explained away. The thing as a whole still paints a clear picture.


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