It’s time for multi-millionaire entertainer Rush Limbaugh to get a conscience or leave radio.

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on Jan 11, 2011
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Well, it’s clear one pundit hasn’t learned a thing from Saturday.

What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He’s sitting there in jail. He knows what’s going on, he knows that…the Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he’s just a victim. He’s the latest in a never-ending parade of victims brought about by the unfairness of America…this guy clearly understands he’s getting all the attention and he understands he’s got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything that they can to make sure he’s not convicted of murder – but something lesser.”


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13 Responses to “It’s time for multi-millionaire entertainer Rush Limbaugh to get a conscience or leave radio.”

  1. Dutch says:

    OMG….so since Rush points out the blatant obvious he is the one to blame here? Why is it that the very people, ie mainstream media, et al, that are trying to blame the tea party/conservative movement for inciting "vitriol" themselves find it acceptable to condemn vitriol in politics while contributing to it in the same breath??? So when the Halloween decorations displayed a hanging Sarah Palin that was okay…give me a freaking break! And what about this fact that the Daily Moonbats=Kos like to sweep under the rug b/c they know that many Americans will not do their due diligence to be responsible constituents of society:: The New York Daily News published a column headlined "Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' blood is on Sarah Palin's hands after putting cross hair over district." And an hour after Giffords was shot, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas actually tweeted: "Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin." He conveniently failed to mention that his Daily Kos had put a "bull's eye" (their words) on Giffords in 2008 – including her on a list of centrist Democrats who should be "targeted" in Democratic primaries… maybe that should be "Nice job Markos"!

  2. YesuDas says:

    Don't be disingenuous, Dutch, by pretending there is anything like parity between the incitements to and threats of violence on the right and on the left. That is a lie. The overwhelming preponderance of the violent rhetoric is coming from the right. Hannity says liberals should be the ones being tortured and killed at Gitmo, Coulter says we should execute John Walker in order to "physically intimidate liberals" by showing them "they can be killed. too," and on and on. When you say, "Well, liberals are responsible, too," you are being deliberately misleading, unless you seriously believe that the unending torrent of violent messages coming from the right has anything like an equivalent on the left. It doesn't.

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Carolyn B Unbelievable.

    Mark L: I think Rush Limbaugh is an angry person and that he hurts people with his words and actions on an extremely large scale. However, this clip seems unremarkable to me and basically just a distortion of a kernel of truth (i.e. a somewhat legitimate point is buried in his rhetoric). Also, calling for someone like him to retire/quit/back down is not likely effective and sounds like wishful (unrealistic) thinking to me… (whereas sometimes it is a useful tactic with a CEO or government official in certain situations)

    Carolyn B He does it to make $$ — just like Palin. Whether he believes it or not, whether it hurt people or not, is irrelevant. His rants bring in ratings. Unfortunately.

    Waylon Lewis: Carolyn, I think that's sadly obvious…still, I do think he's patriotic in his way, and thought he might give the gaming of our political system for gain a week off.

  4. elephantjournal says:

    No one is saying vitriol in either direction is okay. Debate, yes.

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  6. YesuDas says:

    I think that depends on what you mean by "vitriol." Trash talking is one thing–threats of, or incitements to violence are another. When Bush, Cheney, Rove and Gonzalez were using the Constitution for toilet paper, were Republicans getting their office windows shot out?

  7. elephantjournal says:

    Katherine C And you fell for it. He now has reached more people than he would have if you hadn't posted this at all. The irony of "the game".

    Deborah: Rush Limbaugh's arrogance seems to stem from being horribly sad and angry. It seems impossible to feel empathy for others when you hate yourself. I know the rhetoric makes him a great deal of money. I guess its easier to maintain one's comfort than to open our eyes to the truth.

    # Katherine, just 'cause he reaches people doesn't mean we agree with him, right? ~ Waylon

  8. TamingAuthor says:

    Dutch, you have stated it correctly, if mildly compared to the actual facts.

    The Palin haters have long since lost any objectivity or ability to observe. That, in itself, is the most frightening aspect of what is happening in this world. The scale of mindlessness is quite staggering and worrisome.

  9. TamingAuthor says:

    Sorry, Yesu, the facts solidly contradict your assertion. Here is one (incomplete) compilation that shows the violent messages are coming predominantly from left wing extremists.

  10. TamingAuthor says:

    Wrong again, Yesu. It is the Obama administration that has open and stated contempt for the Constitution.

    Not only have they not rolled back anything the previous administration put in place, but they have gone far beyond anything the Bush folks ever imagined.

    This whole made up crisis of Palin and Limbaugh is nothing but an attack that was planned from the day Obama appointed Mark Lloyd to the position of Diversity Czar at the FCC. Lloyd is the fellow who can be found on videotape applauding Hugo Chavez for a wonderful revolution and applauding him for shutting down opposition media so he could complete the revolution.

    When the President appoints someone who applauds Marxist thuggery used to shut down media to the FCC, you better start thinking a little bit deeper about the events taking place. Get informed.

  11. TamingAuthor says:

    Rush is no favorite of mine. He is arrogant. And I dislike his style. He often uses hyperbole to bad effect.

    Unfortunately for us all, his statement above is right on the money with no hyperbole or arrogance. Straight out fact.

  12. YesuDas says:

    You can rant all you like about "Marxist thuggery" in Venezuela, but the fact remains that's it's Democrats who get their offices shot at. here.

  13. YesuDas says:

    Absolutely not convincing. Every one of these violent examples is culled from the lunatic fringe–as you say yourself, "extremists." Not one of them is from an elected official or candidate; no "Second Amendment solution" malarkey in the Democratic main stream. And when Republicans were eviscerating the Constitution under Bush, Republican lawmakers weren't getting pictures of nooses faxed to them, maps to their homes posted on the internet, or threats to their children's lives.

    Same goes for the talking heads: you don't hear Maddow advocating "physically intimidating liberals" by showing that "they can be killed, too," or Olbermann saying that conservatives should be the ones being tortured and killed at Gitmo. There is simply no equivalence here.