Limbaugh: Obama Hates America


FDR famously said that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, but right wing demagogues like Rush Limbaugh have altered that phrase to their own uses: They have nothing to sell but fear itself. Fear of an alien Obama out to destroy America. Thus Limbaugh’s latest bit of idiocy:

“I think it can now be said, without equivocation — without equivocation — that this man hates this country,” the conservative radio host said. “He is trying, Barack Obama is trying, to dismantle, brick-by-brick, the American dream. There’s no other way to put this. There’s no other way to explain this.” …

Limbaugh argued Obama’s philosophy was not only un-American, it was aimed at depressives who needed to belittle successful people to feel better about themselves.

“This is a bunch of people that don’t count,” Limbaugh said, according to a transcript. “This is a bunch of people with miserable, meaningless lives who are lying to themselves; trying to tell themselves that they matter.”
Limbaugh said the young Obama was destined to become anti-American.

“He was indoctrinated as a child,” Limbaugh said. “His father was a communist. His mother was a leftist. He was sent to prep and Ivy League schools where his contempt for the country was reinforced. He moved to Chicago. It was the home of the radical-left movement. He hooks up to Ayers and Dohrn and Rashid Khalidi. He learns the ruthlessness of Cook County politics. This is what we have as a president: a radical ideologue, a ruthless politician who despises the country and the way it was founded and the way in which it became great.”

I think it can now be said — hell, it could always be said — that Rush Limbaugh hates this country. He sees it only as a gang of people he can manipulate with his demagoguery and make himself rich by selling bullshit to his credulous followers. He’s the ultimate political grifter.

Comments

  1. slc1 says

    He was sent to prep and Ivy League schools where his contempt for the country was reinforced.

    As could be said about Mitt Romney.

  2. Gregory in Seattle says

    I understand and value free speech, I know that slime is part-and-parcel to American politics and I realize that there is no law against sedition in this country.

    But at what point does speech like this become prosecutable slander?

  3. Gregory in Seattle says

    My bad: I was using “sedition” in the sense of criminalizing speech against a government official.

  4. anubisprime says

    A time not so distant in the past would have seen Limbaugh cast in to the wildeness for sedition against his country.

    Or is that where he is now?

  5. AndrewD says

    Gregory in Seattle
    I think Pistols at Dawn would be a suitable response to this calumny!

  6. daved says

    As could be said about Mitt Romney.

    Absolutely. Both Romney and Obama spent at least part of their undergraduate careers at non-Ivy schools (actually, Romney attended Stanford for a year and then later went to BYU, whereas Obama transferred to Columbia from Occidental), but Romney has two Harvard professional school degrees (law and business), whereas Obama has only one (Harvard Law).

  7. d cwilson says

    slc1@1:

    And not just Romney. Apparently, both Bushes as well as justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts all had their contempts for this country reinforced at their respective ivy league schools.

    Of course, this is coming from a guy who flunked out of his freshman year at Southeast Missouri State University, which, while I’m sure is a fine institution, is hardly ivy league.

  8. No One says

    “This is a bunch of people that don’t count,” Limbaugh said, according to a transcript. “This is a bunch of people with miserable, meaningless lives who are lying to themselves; trying to tell themselves that they matter.”

    Got any cake Rush?

  9. cjtotalbro says

    “There’s no other way to put this. There’s no other way to explain this.”

    Well, no other way that fits within the narrative you’re trying to peddle perhaps.

  10. says

    Obama’s deviousness knows no human bounds.

    Apparently, in Rush’s mind, back in the early nineties Obama even conspired with the writers of the Batman comic book to name a villain Bane, knowing he would eventually face an Republican opponent who once ran a private equity firm named Bain, then conspired with his left-wing Hollywood cohorts to release a movie featuring said villain the summer before his re-election campaign,

    Brilliant!

  11. says

    Apparently, in Rush’s mind, back in the early nineties Obama even conspired with the writers of the Batman comic book to name a villain Bane

    My research shows the conspiracy goes back even further–to the 1570’s, when the word “bane” came to its modern meaning of “to cause ruin or woe.”
    Of course, Limbaugh was backtracking the next day, claiming he never said it was a conspiracy–just not an accident that the villain was so named.

  12. caseloweraz says

    “I think it can now be said, without equivocation — without equivocation — that this man hates this country,” the conservative radio host said.

    Are we supposed to believe that Limbaugh never said this before, or that he said it with equivocation?

    Claptrap and felderkarb, say I. Without equivocation.

  13. says

    Of course, Limbaugh was backtracking the next day, claiming he never said it was a conspiracy–just not an accident that the villain was so named.

    Yeah, but that’s just as senseless, since the Bane villain goes back 10 years, there’s no way it could be “not an accident” w/o a conspiracy.

    Besides, even if it there is something to the timing, only an idiot like Limbaugh would think people are going to leave the theater thinking “gee, that bad guy was named Bane; sounds just like Romney’s former business. I think I’ll vote for Obama”

  14. says

    “He moved to Chicago.”

    The monster. Moving to a major American city. Is there no end to Obama’s treachery?

    You know, the funny thing is that for all their willingness to accuse liberals of hating America on the basis of no evidence at all, conservatives are the only ones who routinely express their raw contempt for entire cities and regions of our nation.

  15. says

    d cwilson “Of course, this is coming from a guy who flunked out of his freshman year at Southeast Missouri State University, which, while I’m sure is a fine institution, is hardly ivy league.”
    To be fair, it was SMSU’s fault. Their frosh week wasn’t a viagra-fueled sex vacation.

    aaronbaker “Limbaugh is plainly mentally ill. Pathetic.”
    Oh, please! He performs a valuable public service, keeping spiteful, resentful, ignorant and angry white men glued to their radios, and out of the the streets where they could get run over by reality.

  16. dingojack says

    Right-wing blowhards, a concise definition:
    a bunch of people with miserable, meaningless lives who are lying to themselves; trying to tell themselves that they matter“.

    Thanks for the neat description of you and your ilk, Rush.

    Dingo

  17. says

    While the GOP leadership and leading lights went to Ivy League and private schools, dollars to donuts that those that listen to Rush’s show didn’t, and thus regard it as a failing to be educated. Never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator and all that.

    Remember, this is the party that wins over its blue collar supporters by denigrating “elites”, all while wearing thousand dollar suits, while their be-pearl and diamonded wives watch on in support from the balcony.

  18. lofgren says

    Apparently, in Rush’s mind, back in the early nineties Obama even conspired with the writers of the Batman comic book to name a villain Bane, knowing he would eventually face an Republican opponent who once ran a private equity firm named Bain,

    And when was the last time Bane was featured in a Batman movie? 1997! The exact same year that Bain was facing a strike at its Kansas City plant AND the same year that nipples were inexplicably added to the Batsuit! How do you explain that, LIEberals? The evidence of Obama’s corruption just keeps mounting.

  19. escuerd says

    Area Man @ 17:

    You know, the funny thing is that for all their willingness to accuse liberals of hating America on the basis of no evidence at all, conservatives are the only ones who routinely express their raw contempt for entire cities and regions of our nation.

    I don’t think it really lessens the irony you point out, but let’s not overreach here. I routinely see politically liberal people disparage the South, Texas, etc.

    It’s certainly true that backwards, regressive views are strongly represented in lots of these areas too (as a native of rural Texas I’ve been known to disparage the prevailing views of my home state as well), so I’m not even saying the attitudes are totally without basis, just that they are there. I’m not sure if there are as many prominent liberal pundits who have quite this much sneering contempt when referring to heavily Republican areas, though.

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