Robert O’Brien Nominee: Rush Limbaugh


Limbaugh brings the crazy again:

“Obama, I’ll guarantee you this. I’ll guarantee you Obama was hoping this was gonna be a disaster as another excuse for his failing economy. If he’s out there blaming tsunamis, earthquakes and whatever other natural disaster there are, this one was made to order, but it just didn’t measure up.”

Comments

  1. MikeMa says

    Many Vermonters (and others) would disagree with “didn’t measure up” part. Limburger seems to spray spit and thrash more wildly than ever. I wonder if the new wife is on the way out or maybe it is some new designer drug he’s on.

  2. Aquaria says

    I’ll guarantee you Obama was hoping this was gonna be a disaster as another excuse for his failing economy.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Okay, Rush, whatever.

    Would someone please–please–show Rush where his nearest McDonald’s is so he’ll finally eat enough junk to kill himself?

  3. pHred says

    Couldn’t we just have him airlifted directly into the next disaster ? (During – not after, I would not want to inflict him on people engaged in cleanup).

  4. Michael Heath says

    Rush Limbaugh’s rhetoric isn’t crazy so much as the fact people who like Mr. Limbaugh generally tend to egg him on because they enjoy hearing non-conservatives rhetorically attacked. I don’t perceive his crowd predominately lapping up his speech as truth; instead the fact Rush’s verbal attacks are dishonest is considered a superior product specifically because it’s dishonest.

    In the ditto-head tribe lying about one’s enemies is worth more because it provides evidence the advocate will do anything to take down their opponents regardless of the truth or the results emanating from one’s tribe and their opponents. When the tribe fails spectacularly and one’s enemies provide recent evidence of how to succeed, the tribe needs leaders enthusiastically doubling down on the failed policies to keep the tribe vibrane but submissive to the plutocratic agenda, especially since that tribe is incapable of actual governing success, only political success though success governing to the benefit of a narrow camp of business interests (but certainly not helpful to business overall since American private industry’s current flushness of cash guarantees depressed future earnings growth).

    It’s the same rewards program as Liars for Jesus except for the conservative camp; the fact those two camps have recently come to predominately overlap with the exception of the plutocrats and some plutocratic wannabes only increases the resonance of Mr. Limbaugh’s rhetoric and therefore success. I.e., there’s an amplifying feedback effect between the Christianism movement and conservatism which has hurtled Mr. Limbaugh’s brand into the stratosphere with his barely having to reference Christianism. Consider Wednesday’s debate, that should have been a wet dream for Rush, barely a mention of the Christianists’ social agenda with little risk of losing the Christianist vote. A wet dream that is assuming Mr. Limbaugh’s medicine cabinet remains well-stocked.

    Thomas Franks’ early-2000s findings regarding why social conservatives would vote against their interests and the more recent dramatic increase of their loyalty to the plutocrats seems to have benefitted Mr. Limbaugh, Massey Energy, and the Koch Brothers most of all. I would argue from this framework Mr. Limbaugh is effectively projecting his own disdain of the country onto the very people looking to save it – because the country needs saving specifically because of people like him.

  5. Aquaria says

    I don’t perceive his crowd predominately lapping up his speech as truth.

    You’re kidding–right?

    Please tell me you aren’t that naive.

    I’m begging you.

    I doubt that 90% of the dittoturds who listen to Limpballs KNOW that the scumbag does nothing but lie, and shamelessly. That’s a hell of a difference from not caring if he doesn’t speak the truth.

  6. MikeMa says

    I have heard too may dittoheads quote Limburger in earnest to believe he has no effect. He feeds credulous morons crap to make them feel better about their laziness and/or lack of intelligence. In a smart world, he’d be a 4th rate stand up comic. In America, he’s a pundit.

  7. Michael Heath says

    Me earlier:

    I don’t perceive his crowd predominately lapping up his speech as truth.

    Aquaria:

    You’re kidding–right?

    Please tell me you aren’t that naive.

    I’m begging you.

    I should have qualified that observation. I was referring to the type of rhetoric Ed quotes in this post, not his entire shtick. I’m confident that differently framed arguments Mr. Limbaugh makes which are also dishonest are considered truth. There’s a cadence to his show where he has different gears. I don’t think his audience predominately believe his points when he’s in this gear; that’s distinctly different from Glen Beck or Pat Robertson’s audiences who’ll gladly follow them wherever they go on all points.

    The point that Rush Limbaugh is a comedian, a point I don’t agree with, is frequently alluding to this type of argument. I don’t agree because he does so much more where his audience does believe him. When he’s in this gear it’s my conclusion the ditto-heads are in on the joke, with no concern it’s slander but in fact grateful their guy will lie about the hated in a way they find wildly entertaining.

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