Friday, January 15, 2010

The "Real Rush Limbaugh"

Well...we go into rehearsals on Monday and I'm still searching.

Since I started the blog, conservatives and dittoheads have challenged me, cautioned me, even beseeched me to find the "Real" Rush Limbaugh.

And I've been trying. But the more I try the less I find. Rush just doesn't show the "real" him very much. It's seldom Rush, or " that ol' Limbaugh"'s always RUSH LIMBAUGH!!!

And that Rush Limbaugh has been on fire of late. We've seen, in the last month alone.

-His ridiculous attempt to use his own hospitalization to bash a change in healthcare.
-His insulting comment about Ted Kennedy. Nice triple slam on that one...getting Kennedy, Clinton and "Negroes" all in one shot.
-And worse...far worse are his comments on Haiti and the relief effort. Which include:

  1. Suggesting that we already give Haitians enough aid. "It's called the U.S. Income Tax"
  2. Suggesting that the crisis was "made to order" for Obama so the President could boost his standing with "light skinned and dark skinned blacks". As though they are from 2 different worlds or something
  3. And this gem...

    Justin of Raleigh, North Carolina: "Why does Obama say if you want to donate some money, you could go to to direct you how to do so? If I wanted to donate to the Red Cross, why do I have to go to the White House page to donate?"

    Limbaugh: "Exactly. Would you trust the money's gonna go to Haiti?"


    Rush: "But would you trust that your name's gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?"

    Justin: "Absolutely!"

    Limbaugh: "Absolutely!"

Now, this exchange seems to suggest that the White House and the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES are running a scam on the American people to skim money sent in for earthquake relief.

The Haiti situation would have been a perfect time for Rush to say to his millions of listeners "Look...I'm an entertainer folks and I have a big following. Politics are one thing but this is people, and these people need help. If all my loyal Dittoheads just gave a buck to the Red much of a difference could we make.

But that would require being Rush Limbaugh....and Rush must always be RUSH.

He has spent years carefully crafting that persona and it's that persona that defines him. It's that bombastic, aggressive, character that he alone has fashioned into RUSH. He has made himself a lightning rod for controversy and contempt.

And one cannot fashion themselves into a lightning rod and then complain about when and how the lightning strikes them. comes the lightning.


  1. "On Oct. 17, 1989, a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck the Bay Area in Northern California. Sixty-three people were killed. This week, a major earthquake, also measuring a magnitude of 7.0, struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Red Cross estimates that between 45,000 and 50,000 people have died. This is not a natural disaster story. This is a poverty story. It's a story about poorly constructed buildings, bad infrastructure and terrible public services. On Thursday, President Obama told the people of Haiti: 'You will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten.'

    If he is going to remain faithful to that vow then he is going to have to use this tragedy as an occasion to rethink our approach to global poverty. He's going to have to acknowledge a few difficult truths. The first of those truths is that we don't know how to use aid to reduce poverty. Over the past few decades, the world has spent trillions of dollars to generate growth in the developing world. The countries that have not received much aid, like China, have seen tremendous growth and tremendous poverty reductions. The countries that have received aid, like Haiti, have not." Oh, my gosh, this is deja vu, except I'm the one that said it. Using our own war on poverty, how much money have we given to the poor in this country, and we still have the same percentages of poor people -- and we're never supposed to examine the results, right? Only the good intentions of the givers!

  2. Come on now, why all the airs about trying so hard to get in touch with the real Rush but failing? (just imagine he's a child molester like Roman Polanski, you guys have no problem relating to them)

    You're going to star in a propaganda piece that attacks someone for thoughtcrime. Its not the worst thing in the world but please cut the BS and just admit it.