Limbaugh loses it

Evidently, Rush Limbaugh is back on the drugs.  He made a speech today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where (according to CNN) he said:

“We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independent. We believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom. And the pursuit of happiness,” he said, pausing several times for enthusiastic applause.”

I don’t doubt that the “Declaration if Independent” is a typo, but to say “the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom.” is simply wrong.

It’s wrong in a couple of ways.  Number 1 is that the Declarartion of Independence is where the statement about “inalienable rights” is made, not the Constitution. Number 2 is that “freedom” isn’t in that phrase either.

Limbaugh goes on to berate Obama for inspiring fear.  Limbaugh says  “He wants people in fear, angst and crisis, fearing the worst each and every day because that clears the decks for President Obama and his pals to come in with the answers which are abject failures, historically shown and demonstrated. Doesn’t matter. They’ll have control of it when it’s all over. And that’s what they want.”

Excuse me?  I may agree that Obama is scaring people so that he can advance his agenda, but for Limbaugh to act like that’s something new is simply nuts.

Bush was the master of fear mongering.   After 9/11, Bush quickly learned that by using fear, he could get almost anything he wanted.  And Limbaugh never said a word about it.

I agree with Rush on many things, such as fiscal and personal responsibility, and welfare state programs, but I disagree with his “moral” stands, where he (and the “conservative Republicans”) want to tell everyone how to live their lives.  (Some liberals also try this – I don’t agree with them either.)

Rush Limbaugh turned a blind eye to 8 years of fear mongering by Bush, so he should shut the hell up and drop the holier than thou attitude regarding Obama.  Obama isn’t doing so well in my opinion either (see my earlier posts on the budget and bailouts) but he has a long way to go to be worse than Bush.

gk

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  1. Agree with Limbaugh or not, he’s the most intelligent and entertaining media personality in America today. There’s no doubt that he’s very concerned about the direction that Obama has taken domestically … and … he is not alone.

    By the way, just for your information, independent research has shown that his audience is the most intelligent and informed audience in the U.S.; for good reason.
    I challange any who thinks otherwise to listen to him for one month and not be changed.

  2. Oh yes, Limbaugh did, of course, support Bush’s position on the Iraq war and terrorists. Anyone who calls that fear mongering has got his head stuck in the sand. Which is obvious as we hear more and more Democrat suggesting that “weapons of mass distruction” could easily be used in the U.S. in the next 5 years. What’s changed that makes this no longer fear mongering … Obama’s president.

  3. people, stop blaming the president for changing the country to be a socialist. The rich, greed, selfish and ignorance people are ruining the free market and this country. How many more Enrons, Ponzi scams and fat cat executives people need to see to understand. The idealogical of the free market is the trickle down from the riches but as people can see the riche only want to be richer there is no trickle down.

  4. If you think Limbaugh is intelligent then you must be stupid–or below the mean. Limbaugh, or as I prefer to call him, Limburger, is little more than a demagogue, a loud mouth with unsupported and unfounded opinions–not knowledge, as Plato differentiated. Limbaugh’s sole interest in life is himself, not America or Americans. He is a classic narcissist who appeals to those like himself: the uneducated, thoughtless, below average, and reactionary.

    2/28/09

    “What is so strange about being honest and saying, I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to restructure and reform this country so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? Why would I want that to succeed?” he said, bringing the crowd once again to its feet.”
    Rush Limbaugh
    Conservative Political Action Conference, 2009

    Capitalism and individual liberty without responsibility are not liberty but death: the death and fiscal destruction we see today as the result of the lack of such responsibility by Republicans over the last eight years of the Bush Administration, where liberty and deregulation were synonymous with fraud and theft, with making money for yourself at any cost and by any means, whether or not the means were legal or not. America cannot afford any more such liberty or capitalism, a capitalism that is not productive and creative but instead the domain of social and economic parasites who live off the hard work and honest investments of Americans. Selling unfunded credit default swaps, for instance, or high risk sub-prime mortgage securities, is not productive capitalism but mere exploitation by parasites who cannot produce substantive products or real economic gains.

    Rush Limbaugh wants Obama to fail, but if as our President Obama fails, we all fail, we all suffer loss and set back. If this is what Limburger wants, then he stinks, because he is not an American, not a patriot, as he wants his followers to believe. Despite that I am an independent and did not support President Bush and his policies, I still hoped that he and his policies would be successful, because I knew that success would be good for America and for us all, as well as for the global community. Contrary to this, Rush Limburger wishes us all harm because he wishes our President harm; he is an enemy of the people and a traitor who prays for the demise of his nation that he now sees as an enemy, a man who puts his own interests above those of the common good and the nation. This is why Limburger wants Obama to fail; it is in his best interest to keep taxes on the rich low, because he is rich—a rich man who got rich from exploiting the ignorant and uninformed, and who wants his audience to remain so. Rush Limburger is nothing more than a self-serving hypocrite, a mere high school graduate who preys upon the biases of those who don’t think critically. He is a demagogue, a man who preys upon the ignorance of the masses for his own gain. Rush Limburger is not a patriot, as he portrays himself, but a man who wishes that our nation fails so that he and his class of narrow interests can gain power. But if Obama fails, we all fail, because we all have our money and interests, our lives at stake.

    How is Rush Limburger then different than Osama Ben Laden or any other terrorist who wishes America harm? If we fail, if Obama as our President fails, then whether you are a Republican or Democrat, we will fail, because first we are Americans and can only stand if we stand undivided. We may not have a free nation if Obama fails–this is how serious his success is for us all. Rush Limburger, by his own words, hates America and Americans—even those whom he has duped into believing he has something substantial to say and that he is a good man. For Rush Limburger to say that he hopes Obama and his efforts fail is an act of treason, not against some abstract ideal but against all Americans who have fought and died for America, whether or not they believed in one ideology or another. Limburger is a partisan to the point of divisiveness and destroying the bon homme that makes us all care for each other as Americans. Limburger is a small, petty, self-serving person, a destructive and parasitical capitalist (not a productive capitalist) who would do or say anything to promote his own interests. He rails against Obama, not because he cares about America and its people, or even about his own followers, but because Obama and his policies may pose a threat to the selfish individualism that Limburger promotes and supports: the kind of wrong headed individualism that has crossed the line to criminal behavior that we saw in pseudo-capitalists such as Lahey of Enron or Bernie Madoff, the great Ponzi deal crook.

    If Limburger hopes that Obama fails, he hopes that America fails and he should be cast into the outer darkness where there is moaning and gnashing of teeth, for he is then an enemy of the people and free enterprise. If Limburger is the best the derelict Republican party has, then the Republicans are more morally and intellectually bankrupt than it appears.

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