Rush Limbaugh is ANTI-AMERICAN! "Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails"

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    Jan 31, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    So in the news this week I've seen excerpts of Rush Limbaugh's show in where he stated on his show: "Okay, I'll send you a response, but I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails" referring to President Obama (see below for full text).

    It sounds to me that Mr. Limbaugh is Anti-American. I may be a Democrat, I may be gay, and I may have not liked President G.W. Bush but dammit above all, I am an American! I love my country more than I do my party or my politics. I love my country enough to risk losing my life for it without having to seek comfort in drugs [Limbaugh]!

    I love my country enough to say that no matter who our President is, that I want him or her to succeed even if it was President G.W. Bush. I wanted him to succeed. His failure isn't the point, the point is that I know that if he fails, we all fail.

    President G.W. Bush is a conservative Republican and he failed and we are all now feeling the pain of his failure, conservative, moderate, liberal alike. Republicans, Democrats and third-party members, we are all in the pinch together.

    SO this reeks of Mr. Limbaugh wanting President Obama to fail so "his party" can win more seats! If President Obama fails, we will all continue to suffer and see our country worsen... to include Limbaugh's beloved Republicans.

    He obviously loves his party more than his nation and that is ABSOLUTELY UNCONSCIONABLE!

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    Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails
    January 16, 2009
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011609/content/01125113.guest.html

    RUSH: I got a request here from a major American print publication. "Dear Rush: For the Obama [Immaculate] Inauguration we are asking a handful of very prominent politicians, statesmen, scholars, businessmen, commentators, and economists to write 400 words on their hope for the Obama presidency. We would love to include you. If you could send us 400 words on your hope for the Obama presidency, we need it by Monday night, that would be ideal." Now, we're caught in this trap again. The premise is, what is your "hope." My hope, and please understand me when I say this. I disagree fervently with the people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, "Well, I hope he succeeds. We've got to give him a chance." Why? They didn't give Bush a chance in 2000. Before he was inaugurated the search-and-destroy mission had begun. I'm not talking about search-and-destroy, but I've been listening to Barack Obama for a year-and-a-half. I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don't want them to succeed.

    If I wanted Obama to succeed, I'd be happy the Republicans have laid down. And I would be encouraging Republicans to lay down and support him. Look, what he's talking about is the absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don't want this to work. So I'm thinking of replying to the guy, "Okay, I'll send you a response, but I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails." (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here's the point. Everybody thinks it's outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, "Oh, you can't do that." Why not? Why is it any different, what's new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don't care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: "Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails." Somebody's gotta say it.
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    Jan 31, 2009 8:12 PM GMT
    "I hope he fails" also implies the corollary "I will do nothing to help him succeed." At a time when the US is balanced on the edge of economic ruin, to withhold help is not only un-American, but nearly treasonous to the common good.

    Another example of the Right-Wing putting political ideology before practical public needs.
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    Jan 31, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    Totally! Rush obviously killed too many bain cells to have common sense back when he was abusing his pills...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 31, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    Let me say I normally encourage us to be empathetic when it comes to others views.. whether you are a democrat, republican or non of the above.

    Rush Limbaugh represents something I hate to acknowledge. He's a nasty, slimy, fat, unappreciative slob. He respects nobody. I can't stand to hear his voice. While I respect many conservative republicans (for instance George Will and a number of others), this man is where I draw the line (along with a couple of others like Ann Coulter).

    Ick.
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    Jan 31, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    The job of Devil's Advocate isn't always pretty, but it's my calling.

    Maybe he just meant something like...America's chickens would be coming home to roost.

    With that out of the way, I'll agree it's not a healthy attitude for an American citizen.

  • vindog

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    Jan 31, 2009 8:45 PM GMT


    Rush Limbaugh....people still care about what that junkie has to say?



    Honestly its like listening to Jerry Falwell or Bill Maher. He just says shit to outrage people, which gives him more press.



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    Jan 31, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    Yeah... but... his contunual chipping away at what it means to be an American keeps unravelling the fabric of America, one [weak] mind at a time...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 31, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    Personally, I can't listen to Rush Limbaugh, or Sean Hannity, or any of the other sore losers whining and complaining. They are like a broken record. They are sounding just like the dems did after Bush won in 2000 & 2004 --- and it's not attractive. They all need to just SHUT-UP and let the Obama Administration do what the American people elected them to do and let's just see how it goes. Any of these pundits that insist on breaking the American people apart instead of pulling us to together should just be tuned out.
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    Jan 31, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    Stigmata saidYeah... but... his contunual chipping away at what it means to be an American keeps unravelling the fabric of America, one [weak] mind at a time...
    The mind of the weak can always be changed...
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    Jan 31, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    It's so funny that when Bush was in office, extreme people like Rush would consider you unpatriotic, anit-American etc. if you didn't agree with the President. But now I guess that it's ok since one of their own (meaning party, NOT RACE..the last thing this board needs is another racially charged thread icon_rolleyes.gif ) isn't running the show.
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    Jan 31, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    Stigmata saidYeah... but... his contunual chipping away at what it means to be an American keeps unravelling the fabric of America, one [weak] mind at a time...
    The mind of the weak can always be changed...



    Until the manipulator completes the task of brainwashing...
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    Jan 31, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    Yep. I posted a video of this earlier in the week.
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    Jan 31, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Stigmata saidUntil the manipulator completes the task of brainwashing...
    The tide flows both ways...

    I'm being waaaay to metaphorical for my own good, I'm gonna confuse my self

    The presidency of Bush would be a good example here... many weak followed, but eventually even they where forced to stand up and realise that they where being led to the slaughter..
  • vindog

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    Jan 31, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    Stigmata saidYeah... but... his contunual chipping away at what it means to be an American keeps unravelling the fabric of America, one [weak] mind at a time...



    It's not unraveling anything. Anyone who matters doesn't take him seriously and recognizes him for what he is....an entertainer. He is completely out of touch with the general populace.

    It's like all these actors stating their political views. No one gives a shit what they think...they have no idea what its like to be a normal human being.


  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 31, 2009 11:44 PM GMT
    Who's this Rush Limbaugh guy? icon_question.gificon_surprised.gif I never heard of him before. icon_redface.gif






    Rush and the Republicans are getting played big time by the Obama Administration that it is down right hilarious. The more the Rep. Party centers around Rush, combined with what I foresee as a successful Obama Administration, will reduce their effect on the Independents and Moderates come time for election. I've even heard someone on tv ask if the Republicans are now the Whigs of the 21st Century. BAM! Someone else is thinking like I am.


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    Feb 01, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    I want to see obama fail because of his arrogant attitude, although I don't want to se my country fail.
  • GoodPup

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    Feb 01, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    Wow... that is a shocking statement he made. I did not vote for Obama and have many opposite views. But I would never hope to see the man fail. I hope he does a great job, proves me wrong, and helps to turn our country around cause I want our country and each person living here to be successful.

    What a horrible thing for him to say. I think we always gotta support our president. Even though many people disagreed with Bush, I think its fine to disagree and express our views, but always important to support... not agree with... but support and do what we can to make things better.
  • vindog

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    Feb 01, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    NYDAVE saidI want to see obama fail because of his arrogant attitude, although I don't want to se my country fail.



    Is that because his ideology is so vastly different from yours that if he succeeds then it in some way invalidates yours? Or did you feel the same way about Nixon, George W., who were even more arrogant then Obama?

    Just wondering, as I am the type of person that doesn't like arrogant people to succeed, either. But I also realize that anyone who wants to be the #1 person in America requires quite a bit of arrogance. Some people just show it more.

    Or is it that confidence could be construed as arrogance?


    I'm not saying this as an attack on you, just trying to gain a perspective as to why you feel this way.








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    Feb 01, 2009 1:06 AM GMT
    I heard he got his contact renewed at something like $400,000,000 near the end of last year. Is that true? Fkn' disgusting.
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    Feb 01, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    WOW! If our president fails then the country fails! WOW!
  • styrgan

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    Feb 01, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    Let's all stop with the feigned shock.

    Whether Barack Obama or his policies succeed or fail is irrelevant. Both political flanks will undoubtedly treat him like they have every other president. One will hold him up as if he's some sort of visionary. And the other will decry him as some iconic disgrace.

    Today tons of liberals argue against Reagan and his policies like he was the leader of a false religion. And I saw a conservative commentator on CNN the other day arguing that FDR actually prolonged the Great Depression by taxing and spending. Absolutely ridiculous. But some idiot on the extreme right out there is willing to say it.

    And Rush Limbaugh is about as big of an idiot as the extreme right has.

    The war for Barack Obama's place in history will begin sometime soon, and it will not be about whether Barack or the country succeeds or fails. It will be about why the country has either succeeded or failed. Both sides will write some sort of defense of their interests, lined with statistics and "facts" that support their interpretations of Obama's actions.

    I'm not arguing nihlism here. I'm just saying we should get used to this, and cut Limbaugh a break on this one. Heaven knows the man has more than enough sins on his soul already.
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    Feb 01, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    Rush Limbaugh is a Howard Stern wanna' be with a religious cob up his rear end.

    He is absolutely a divisive character who nothing intelligent to ad.

    I don't know if you folks saw his rant about CNN yesterday. He went head to head with CNN, and they answered back. They got into a wonderful pissing match.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/30/campbell.brown.limbaugh/index.html
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    Feb 01, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    Nothin' like a nice, fat bible up your butt to make your demeanor more desirable icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 01, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    It is just bitterness following the failure and disappointment of the previous administration. What Limbaugh should really hope for is that his party finds their own Obama...a person who can inspire people from all spectrums of American life--the right, the center, and maybe even a few lefties--to be the country it promises to be and to be the country it was under peace and prosperity Republican presidents like Coolidge, Eisenhower, and Reagan, not the turmoil and war found under Hoover, Nixon, and Bush 1 & 2.
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    Feb 01, 2009 4:40 AM GMT
    Let's just HOPE this past election isn't the biggest mistake ever! Case closed please...