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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 10:57 AM
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Molly Ivins: A campaign of sleaze
Molly Ivins
Creators Syndicate
10.26.06

A campaign of sleaze
Rush Limbaugh slams Michael J. Fox for pushing for Parkinson's cure

AUSTIN, Texas -- It's a race to the bottom. For misinformation and cruelty, not to mention plain old dreadful manners, it is so hard to beat Rush Limbaugh. We can only measure the Great Blowhard against himself.
Even by Limbaugh standards, his recent attack on Michael J. Fox, the actor, is several levels lower than tacky. Fox, who has Parkinson's disease, has done some political ads favoring candidates who in turn support stem cell research.

"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease," Limbaugh told his listeners. "He is moving all around and shaking, and it's purely an act. This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting. This is the only time I've ever seen Michael J. Fox portray any of the symptoms of the disease he has." The reaction from Parkinson's experts was swift and angry. "It's a shameless statement," said John Rogers of Parkinson's Action Network. "It's insulting. It's appallingly sad, at best."

So then Limbaugh, big-hearted guy, says while still on the air in the same broadcast: "Now, people are telling me they have seen Michael J. Fox in interviews and he does appear in the same way in the interviews as he does in this commercial. ... All right, then, I stand corrected. ... So I will bigly, hugely admit that I was wrong, and I will apologize to Michael J. Fox if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act ... ." Then Limbaugh went on to say, "Michael J. Fox is allowing his illness to be exploited and in the process is shilling for a Democrat politician."

Exploiting his disease by pushing for a cure. Gee, I never thought of that. Do you think the late Christopher Reeve was faking it? Is Nancy Reagan exploiting her late husband?

If that isn't disgusting enough, let's take a look at a new ad running against Harold Ford Jr. of Tennessee in the U.S. Senate race. You can find it on the Internet, and I think you'll be amazed. The ad strings together a series of ridiculous "positions" (e.g., "Canada can take care of North Korea") and a stacked blonde claiming she met Ford at a Playboy party. "Harold, call me," she coos. The NAACP and other groups popped up immediately to point out that the babelicious blonde raises the old racist scare tactic about black men and white women. I thought the whole ad was racist. Ugh. "Heh, heh, let's make fun of how dumb the coon is."

more:
http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=2156...
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:06 AM
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1. Save this quote for when the Big Fat Idiot contracts an illness:
"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. It's purely an act. This is really shameless. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:08 AM
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2. And Rush was faking hearing loss just to get Oxy 'scripts!!!
pass the meme.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:10 AM
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4. rush
"So I will 'bigly'"???
Yeah big is right Rush, you F-IN FATA$$


That statement by him takes the cake, it shows you the mindset of the most radical of the
right wing constipated conservative.

Just like when Man Coulter said that crap about the 9/11 widows..........
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:10 AM
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3. And Limbaugh took a pimple on his ass and faked it into a draft dodge. nt
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:18 AM
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5. haha Loved this part!
I realize it is difficult to keep up with the degree of Republican sleaze around these days, but I did like President Bush's celebration of National Character Counts Week. He went to Pennsylvania to support Rep. Don Sherwood, who is being sued for repeatedly beating his mistress.

:rofl:
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:22 AM
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6. Molly rocks! n/t
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:49 AM
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7. Go, Molly!
She does such a good job. I'd love to have seen Molly and Ann Richards in the same room. They would have had the place rockin'.
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