If I never hear Rush Limbaugh talk about anyone (let alone President Obama) having an orgasm again, it will be too soon.
Rush Limbaugh invoked a rape analogy on Friday to criticize President Obama’s move to support filibuster reform.
On Thursday, Obama expressed his support for Senate Democrats voting to require just 51 votes — as opposed to 60 — approve judicial and executive nominees. Limbaugh compared them to a group of people where the majority decides it is okay to rape women.
“Let’s forget the Senate for a minute,” Limbaugh began. He told his listeners to imagine a group of 10 people with six men and four women. “The group has a rule that the men cannot rape the women,” he said. “The group also has a rule that says any rule that will be changed must require six votes, of the 10, to change the rule.”
The radio host continued,
“Every now and then, some lunatic in the group proposes to change the rule to allow women to be raped. But they never were able to get six votes for it. There were always the four women voting against it and they always found two guys.Well, the guy that kept proposing that women be raped finally got tired of it, and he was in the majority and he was one that [said], ‘You know what? We’re going to change the rule. Now all we need is five.” And well, ‘you can’t do that.’ ‘Yes we are. We’re the majority. We’re changing the rule.’ And then they vote. Can the women be raped? Well, all it would take then is half of the room. You can change the rule to say three. You can change the rule to say three people want it, it’s going to happen.”
“When the majority can change the rules there aren’t any,” Limbaugh concluded. He added that Obama was only changing the rule because he can’t get “what he wants democratically.”
As has been pointed out, Limbaugh believed the exact opposite back in 2004 when his side was the one being blocked.
Meanwhile today, Rush Limbaugh informed his obedient wingnut audience that if they believe scientists are correct about climate change, they can’t be real Christians. Yup, he really did say it.
I’m looking forward to the conspiracy theories the right wing blogosphere will concoct to explain this: Cumulus Planning to Drop Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity.
In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of the year, an industry source told POLITICO on Sunday.
Cumulus has decided that it will not renew its contracts with either host, the source said, a move that would remove the two most highly rated conservative talk personalities from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major markets.
The decision comes after negotiations between Cumulus and Premiere Networks, the division of Clear Channel that distributes Limbaugh and Hannity’s shows, broke down due to disagreements over the cost of the distribution rights, the source said. Cumulus is known to drive a hard bargain on costs, and Clear Channel is known to seek top dollar for big names.
As industry insiders caution, Cumulus and Clear Channel have come to the brink before during contract negotiations only to resume talks. But the source told POLITICO that Clear Channel was unlikely to reduce the cost for distribution rights to a level that would satisfy Cumulus.
LIMBAUGH: Stick with me. Keep your eyes on the radio. CNN informs us via Rachel Jeantel that Trayvon called Rachel and said that he was being followed by a “creepy ass cracka,” which we have now learned, that is a person acting like they are a police, like a security guard. So then, Piers Morgan, the ever-penetrating inquisitor, said, “So was there anything you wished you’d said when you were in there?” meaning as a witness on the stand.
[BEGIN AUDIO CLIP]
JEANTEL: People, the whole world say it’s a racist word. Mind you, around 2000, they changed it around, I think. It starts spelling “n-i-g-g-a.”
MORGAN: What does that mean to you, that way of spelling it? What does that word mean to you?
JEANTEL: That means a male.
MORGAN: A black male?
JEANTEL: No, any kind of male.
MORGAN: Black or white?
JEANTEL: Any kind. Chinese you can say “nigga.” That’s my Chino, “nigga.” They can say that.
[END AUDIO CLIP]
LIMBAUGH: This was between 9 and 10 pm last night on CNN, who is in a quest to become the, again, most respected news organization in the country, perhaps even in the world. So, “nigga,” with an “a” on the end, well I think I can now. Isn’t that the point? ‘Cause it’s not racist. That’s the point. I could be talking about a male, a Chinese male, a guy at the Laundromat. I could be talking about a man. That’s what she said it means.
Leave it to Rush Limbaugh to come up with the sickest, weirdest right wing take on the gun control debate.
CALLER: …on any given day in Americans [sic], more than 3,000 children are killed from abortion and we have no problems with that. We’re OK with that. It’s not an issue.
So you can’t spend 40 years of telling people and telling children that if I make a mistake, if something comes up and this child I don’t want is in the way of my future and in the way of me graduating high school, is in the way of me going to college, is [in] the way of me being happy, is in the way of whatever I want out of life, that it’s OK for me to kill the baby, but later on when I become a disgruntled employee, when I become an unhappy student at school because children are bullying me, that I want to eliminate them and get them out of the way? It’s the same concept.
LIMBAUGH: Well, it’s a good point. You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun.
This is me, just shaking my head.
Limbaugh was on a hate roll today; he also referred to the children at Obama’s news conference on gun violence as “human shields.”
The DNC has moved its Thursday night events (including Barack Obama’s speech) from the outdoor Bank of America Stadium to the indoor Time Warner Cable Arena, due to forecasts of thunder showers. This, of course, has driven the wingnut crowd berserk with conspiracy theories about the real reason for the move.
Bank of America Stadium is often referred to as “Panther Stadium” for its home team, and in this clip, ever-repulsive right wing caveman Rush Limbaugh calls it “Black Panther Stadium.”
Limbaugh’s race-baiting was especially venomous today; he also said Obama isn’t “down with the struggle” because he “doesn’t have slave blood.” Yeesh.
(Recordings via Media Matters.)