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As Republican’s go through the soul-searching painful exercise of figuring out why they suck as a political party, here’s hoping they follow the advice of Rush Limbaugh. On the same day that the RNC released a post election report that called for the GOP to modernize and be more open to Hispanics and women, Limbaugh had this to say:
“The Republicans are just totally bamboozled right now, and they are entirely lacking in confidence, which is what happens to every political party after an election in which they think they got shellacked. They think they got landslided, and they didn’t, but they’re acting like they did, and they think they did.”
“They think they’ve gotta rebrand and it’s all predictable. They gotta reach out to minorities. They gotta moderate their tone here and moderate their tone there. And that’s not at all what they’ve gotta do.”
And the kicker…
“The Republican Party lost because it’s not conservative.”
Republicans need to be even more conservative than they’ve been for the last five years! In Limbaugh’s world, there can never be too many forced vaginal probes to show “slutty” women who’s really in charge of their bodies. Gays and lesbians? Demonize them to your heart’s content.
Round up those 11 million lazy, undocumented immigrants and fill up the cattle cars!
In Limbaugh’s world, polls indicating that 58 percent of Americans are now in favor of same-sex marriage can and should be ignored. As should the fact that Hispanics make up the fastest growing voting demographic in the U.S.
Piss on polls and piss on facts and truth and decency and whatever else messes with one’s narrow-minded, bigoted, ignorant, xenophobic beliefs.
Yes, ignore it all and push for more stringent conservatism. There’s a winning hand if ever there was one.
These days, I try to avoid commenting on the delusional diatribes of Limbaugh, Beck, Malkin, O’Reilly, Savage, Levin and the rest of the wingnut media. It’s just not worth the effort. This crazed bunch of lying loons live off the publicity that their unbelievably ignorant rants creates and there is no shortage of simpletons whose entire political belief structure is based on whatever it is that O’Reilly and Limbaugh want them to believe. Unfortunately, we all know someone who fits into that category. A naive and pathetic bunch if ever there was one.
That said, I find it difficult to let the latest from Limbaugh go by without a little ridicule thrown his way. This is too stupid to ignore.
Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie – what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?
Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear ”Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie –”Oh yeah, I know who that is.” There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”
Screenwriter and director Christopher Nolan had settled on Bane as the villain in the third installment of his Batman series soon after the release of The Dark Knight. That was back in 2008. Bane himself was introduced to the world by DC Comics all the way back in 1993. This information is readily available, yet Limbaugh has no problem treating his audience as the fools they are in spouting another piece of nonsense.
I suspect that Limbaugh, Beck, Savage and the rest of their cohorts get together every Friday night in some online chat room, count their money, tell stories and laugh at how gullible and stupid their fan base is. And they’d be so right about that.
Mr. Boehner comes out and says, Rush’s language was inappropriate. Using a salad fork for your entree, that’s inappropriate. Not this stuff. I mean, and Rick Santorum says well, what he says was absurd, but an entertainer is allowed to be absurd. No. It is the responsibility of conservatives to police the right in its excesses, just as the liberals unfailingly fail to police the excesses in their own side. And it was depressing, because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.
Have you noticed how conservatives insist on bringing up the lame ‘both sides do it’ argument anytime they find themselves forced to reprimand Republicans. It’s the old ‘yes my kid acted improperly but your kid is just as bad as mine so shut up already‘ attack/defend strategy. Lame.
Who on the left remotely resembles Limbaugh (and Savage and Levin, for that matter) in spreading misinformation and lies in the ugliest of ways?
Fox News devoted just a single segment to the escalating controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh’s vicious attacks on Sanda Fluke, the Georgetown Law student whom Republicans wouldn’t let testify during a hearing on birth control, largely ignoring the controversy.
The only mention over the past two days, according a search of a media monitoring service, was to cover White House spokesperson Jay Carney’s comments on the controversy. Host Megyn Kelly did not play any audio from Limbaugh. Meanwhile, Fox mentioned a phony bomb threat at Limbaugh’s home (it turned out to be a piece of art from a fan) three separate times this morning, without mentioning Fluke.
Another example of “control the media, you control the mind.” I doubt many Fox News viewers will ever get to read this Washington Post editorial:
Like other “shock jocks,” Mr. Limbaugh has committed verbal excesses in the past. But in its wanton vulgarity and cruelty, this episode stands out. Mr. Limbaugh’s audience, and those in politics who seek his favor as a means of reaching that audience, need to take special note.
What we are saying is that Mr. Limbaugh has abused his unique position within the conservative media to smear and vilify a citizen engaged in the exercise of her First Amendment rights, and in the process he debased a national political discourse that needs no further debasing. This is not the way a decent citizen behaves, much less a citizen who wields significant de facto power in a major political party. While Republican leaders owe no apology for Mr. Limbaugh’s comments, they do have a responsibility to repudiate them — and him.
Republicans are too intimidated by Limbaugh’s power to ever repudiate anything the “entertainer” says or does. John Boehner made some lame statement about Limbaugh’s words being “inappropriate” but was quick to add that it was no worse than Democrats raising money off the issue. No one plays the game of false equivalency better than Republicans.
Meanwhile, as the Fox sheeple bleat on in oblivious bliss and ignorance, the informed masses have brought pressure to bear on Limbaugh’s sponsors. To date, five have dropped advertising on his radio show. Updates on the situation here.
For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit? In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
Limbaugh claims he “did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke“? What a pile of crap. Of course Limbaugh meant for his vile and vicious attacks to be personal. This is what he does. He had three days to hone his viciousness, so you know there was nothing spontaneous about the attacks. He meant to call Sandra Fluke a slut because he knew it would generate buzz and when one’s in the shock jock business, it’s all about buzz because buzz is money.
What Limbaugh did not see coming this time was the push back from a public that has had enough of his offensive shtick. Their online petitions left Limbaugh with five less corporate sponsors to bankroll his daily radio hate-fest with more sponsors considering dropping his show.
Limbaugh “sincerely sorry” for having called Fluke a slut? Laughable. Sociopaths of his type are incapable of feeling regret for anything they do or say. His sorrow stems from the money he was about to lose and nothing else.
In a more perfect world than the one we live in, Limbaugh’s sponsors never return. Let’s hope it turns out that way.
UPDATE 2 (March 4)
A sixth sponsor, Carbonite, drops Limbaugh. Extra noteworthy about this announcement is that it was done after Limbaugh issued his phony apology.
No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.
This makes me want to sign up with Carbonite. I could use a good backup program for my data. No doubt, Carbonite’s decision is a calculated PR move but it was the right move. Also, Carbonite’s move might pressure other sponsors to act in a similar fashion.
Update 3 (March 4)
Why is the DOD by way of American Forces Network (AFN) a Limbaugh sponsor? Join the protest and make your voice heard here to have AFN reconsider their sponsorship of a misogynist hater.
“Are you telling me separation of church and state’s in the First Amendment? It’s not. Christine O’Donnell was absolutely correct — the First Amendment says absolutely nothing about the separation of church and state.”
“This is a modern and incorrect description of the prohibition of the establishment of a national religion.”
“And the left has taken this to say that religious people can not be in government. And that you can’t teach something like creation in the schools while you can teach evolution because evolution isn’t religion but creationism is. Intelligent design can’t be taught because that’s a religion, evolution is. Yet both require faith because neither can be proved.”
“Separation of church and state is not in the Constitution, and the fact that people laughed about this is what’s really scary.”
No, what’s really scary is that Limbaugh has 20 million listeners who hang on to his every lie.
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