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Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:37 PM

A "Fearful" Rush is down from a self-inflicted wound & it is time NOW to kick him

You could hear the fear…

by Dennis G.

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By Friday afternoon, Rush had already double down on his slander of Sandra Fluke and he was feeling the pressure of the blowback. Sponsors/advertisers—the real businesses and not the wingnut grifters—were pulling their ads. Republicans everywhere were under pressure to condemn Rush’s slander and their fear of Rush was beginning to be offset by fears of an angry electorate in November. Within 24 hours, Rush would be forced to issue a non-apology apology and look weak. It would not stop the storm of outrage, but even that lame-ass word string was a signal of weakness from the Leader of the Republican Party and the CONservative movement. When the commercials finally ended and the Master blowhard took to the mic, you could hear his fear.

It was in every phrase. Every word. He was pleading. Whinny. And full of self-pity. He verbally thrashed and sought a scapegoat. Naturally he decided that all of his actions were President Obama’s fault. Fear was in his voice as he tried to craft an alternate reality where President Obama’s support for women to be in control of their health care choices forced poor old Rushbo to call Sandra Fluke a slut and a whore.

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Every bully goes too far one day. For Joe McCarthy it was the Army-McCarthy Hearings. For Bobby Knight it was choking a playing. Perhaps—if our Nation is lucky—this is the end of the line for Rush Limbaugh. He knows he stepped in it. You can hear the fear in his voice. There is no justification for his bullshit any longer and anybody who defends him is a coward, a fool or both.

I could hear the fear in his voice and I think we should all do what we can do to make that fear grow in the coming weeks.

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MORE, plus ideas for all of us to help with:
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/03/04/you-could-hear-the-fear/

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Reply A "Fearful" Rush is down from a self-inflicted wound & it is time NOW to kick him (Original post)
kpete Mar 2012 OP
Marrah_G Mar 2012 #1
Erose999 Mar 2012 #7
mindwalker_i Mar 2012 #2
edbermac Mar 2012 #3
vixengrl Mar 2012 #4
shcrane71 Mar 2012 #13
COLGATE4 Mar 2012 #5
yellowcanine Mar 2012 #6
Life Long Dem Mar 2012 #8
yellowcanine Mar 2012 #12
Jester Messiah Mar 2012 #9
TheMadMonk Mar 2012 #10
Le Taz Hot Mar 2012 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:46 PM

1. He is a parasite on society

I wish he would disappear for good.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 09:03 AM

7. He's more like a boil on the ass of society. Too bad our society can't use him to keep us out of war


they way he used his own ass-boil to avoid the draft....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 12:24 AM

3. We don't have to kick him, Obama will take care of El Rushbo.

Just like he knocked off Breitbart; he's on a mission to pass the Clinton-Arkansas body count.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 12:29 AM

4. As I commented there--there's still a possibility that Rush

gets a little benefit from supposed martyrdom, but IMHO, it's worth it to draw the line. His attacks were too personal to Ms. Fluke, and too easily generalized as against all women. That is quite hateful enough. And if he meant to make an example of her, well...examples can definitely be made, yes? So, Limbaugh can be the example of where we reached the last straw.

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Response to vixengrl (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 11:00 PM

13. It's time to end Rush's impunity from public opinion. Well said vixengrl!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:44 AM

5. From your lips

to God's ear

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:48 AM

6. The school yard bully just got whupped by a girl.

There is always some sweet satisfaction in that.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 09:04 AM

8. I don't see Rush off the air.

 

Rush has been kicked around before and he is being kicked around today, but I still see Rush on the air.

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Response to Life Long Dem (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 09:52 PM

12. Not yet. I think it is a matter of time though before he loses national syndication.

There will always be a handful of wingnut stations who will have him but I think his national presence will be greatly diminished by this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 09:21 AM

9. Pour on the pressure!

Make that fat bastard squeal!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 09:27 AM

10. Had to Google Mr Knight, but his is an example of EXACTLY what is wrong...

 

...with Murika (and willfully ignorant people in general), repeated with Joe Paterno and dozens upon dozens of "fallen heros", from parish priest to perfect coach.

What they represent, is so fucking important to utterly unimportant people, that no crime, no matter how heinous, and no amount of evidence, will ever convince the "true believer" that a wrong has been done.

Rush is not the enemy. Joe (coach, sheriff or congresscritter) is not the enemy. Koch, Gates, and Trump are not the enemy although they are most certainly the first to hitch themselves to the enemy's coat tail.

The Enemy is the ignorance that "We The People" are so fucking determined to deify.

The sad truth is, the average voter is too fucking stupid to be permitted to vote voluntarily. Mandatory voting at least has the saving grace of cancelling a lot of the stupidities.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 09:32 AM

11. I think the country has reached

critical mass with this reich wing diatribe and the blowback will go farther than Rush Limbaugh. I see it everywhere. I know staunch Republicans that HATE all of the electoral candidates and are so embarrassed by their rhetoric they are saying they're not going to vote in the General this year.

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