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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:53 PM
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Lawrence O'Donnell DESTROYS Rush Limbaugh
In response to Limbaugh's outrageous comment, "what would Jesus take?" O'Donnell said, "Everything", citing Matthew 19:21-25.

"This is the one line Christians will not let you cross, Rush--nor will I."--Lawrence O'Donnell

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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:56 PM
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1. You can't destroy someone who is already dead inside.
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:57 PM
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4. No, but it's nice for once to have someone kick Limbaugh's fat ass!
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:14 PM
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2. That was the best television I've seen in a year. nt
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pearl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:25 PM
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3. It was awesome
Just what needed to be said.
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LiberalLoner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:10 AM
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13. I loved it and wish Rush's listeners would have heard it. n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:01 PM
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5. This should send Rush back to his studio until next year's election
Limbaugh is at his best arguing against inanimate objects, such as pieces of videotape, audio recordings or photographs. When his adversary has a mike of his own and Rush can't just "lose" the call, Rush isn't so good.
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Lovette Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 06:47 AM
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6. I loved it
The Word of God slap Limbaugh right in the face! Amen!
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:32 AM
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7. Is there a link to this? I don't get the reference without more context...nt
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themadstork Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:53 AM
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8. Same here . . .
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:57 AM
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9. Lawrence was absolutely AWESOME!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:10 AM
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10. Here's the video
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Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:49 AM
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25. Thanks for posting the video!!!
I would have missed this beautiful commentary.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:00 AM
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27. Thanks for providing the link n/t
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:01 PM
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33. Thanks for posting. The original post didn't make any sense to those who did not have the
oppurtunity to see it. It was absolutely GREAT!!!!!
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:09 PM
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35. AND IT STILL MAKES NO SENSE to those of us who are deaf! nt
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:08 PM
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34. But can you sumamrize the context for us deafies?
I would think that the idea of Jesus "taking" everything means that the banksters are doing the godly thing by ripping off everyone for as much as they can get. What would Jesus take? Everything, until you have nothing left for him to steal!

See how the reference makes no sense to us who cannot listen to the video? Please think of your deaf DU buddies and let us into the conversation!
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:26 PM
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39. Limbaugh asks, "Taxes and budget cuts? What would Jesus do?"
Edited on Tue Apr-26-11 02:29 PM by crickets
"No, the question is, what would Jesus take? That's the question people need to ask in order to put this in perspective. Of course, the answer is nothing."

This after a long diatribe about Dems using religion at their convenience, when it serves their purposes, that using Jesus as a patron saint of liberalism is "what he's good for." Then he starts ranting that Jesus knew "who to punish" (the rich) and that he championed the downtrodden and slothful (?!) blahblah -- it was tough to sit through all of the bilious logical disconnect.

O'Donnell's answer is that Jesus would take everything.

He quotes Mark 10:17, 10:21, 10:22-23 & 10:25, Mark 12:43-44, Matthew 19:21-25, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 14:33 and using these passages calmly takes Limbaugh apart. It was beautifully done. Hopefully there will be a full transcript at a later date.

:hi:
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:50 PM
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43. The word "taking" does not fit perfectly into the analysis. Laurance used
it because Rush used it but the words Jesus said were about giving up all your things because things are not what get you into Heaven, (one of those scriptures). So Rush said Jesus would take nothing and Laurence said He would take everything.

I don't like it when I am forced to look stuff up also. And I never even thought about what it would be like on the internet if you were deaf. Sorry about that.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:45 AM
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11. Jesus is just alright with me...
:-)
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:11 AM
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14. Me too...
Too bad Christianity has become so bastardized by these whores.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:35 AM
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18. scrape all the crap off and love the man. I use those passages
against a-holes all the time. they are why I still honor my christianity after all these years. They are why I love Jesus more than I can explain.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:45 AM
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19. The day will come and they will find Rush face down in his own vomit
and he will have departed like the rest of us, penniless and naked. But a testament to excess.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 12:19 AM
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46. total agreement, dainbramaged.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:00 AM
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12. Edward R. Murrow would be proud of you, Mr O'Donnell
Speaking truth to power

:applause: :patriot:
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:12 AM
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15. This. Is. Awesome. n/t
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:31 AM
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16. kick - Democrats should watch this video.
It is very instructive.
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:33 AM
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17. Well worth the 10 minutes to watch! A big k&r! n/t
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:08 AM
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20. It was fantastic! Lawrence used Limbaughs phony religious beliefs and literally bashed his face in
with the "truth" of Rush's alleged knowledge of what Jesus would "take". It was so good in fact, I watched it twice, and then sent it to about 10 friends who all commented about what a complete fraud Rush is, as if we didn't know that already. Give up everything for your alleged religious beliefs Rush, or shut your hateful, fat trap, once and for all. Thank you Mr. O'Donnell for putting Limbaugh back on his fat heels.
Lou
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:11 AM
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21. It wouldn't have an effect on Rush's listener's at all. American Jesus
is much, much different than Biblical Jesus.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:19 AM
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22. Recommended.
I enjoyed watching that.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:29 AM
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23. I just watched this. It was so touching .
I am curious to see what Limbaugh responds with.
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Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:47 AM
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24. Wow!
That was a beautiful commentary by O'Donnell.

Thanks for sharing!!

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NightHawk63 Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:50 AM
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26. That was awesome!
Kudos to Lawrence!!!!
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logosoco Donating Member (372 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:38 AM
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28. Thank you , Mr. O"Donnell!
Very simple and truthful.
But I have a feeling, many of the people who listen to rush are going to think now, well, rush said that Jesus wouldn't take anything from the rich folks...
and I think they will not look at where the stories come from.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:41 AM
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29. And without even mentioning
"render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's" which is where I thought he was going with that at first. The passages he chose were even better. Bravo, Lawrence.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:14 PM
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30. That was great
I think that was the slam-dunk debate winner of all time.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:21 PM
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31. Kick and Recommend.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:36 PM
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32. Feed them all...
And let God sort them out... we aren't supposed to judge anyway. Jesus didn't say check to be sure those people are really hungry before you start passing out fishes and loaves... or you better listen for belly grumbles to be sure. There is so little faith in the world. For all you know that slacker who drank from the milk of your human kindness could be pulled over to the good guy side because you were so giving... and you would have passed him up, and passed up an opportunity to let your life be a witness to the Lord's love. There is so little faith left in the world today, and that is truly disturbing.

This is what I said to my UnTrue (TM) Fundy Christian cousin when she told me that there are too many slackers sucking us dry.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:15 PM
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36. A truly beautiful piece...
I could not care less about Mr. Limpy, but that segment was just amazing. Feels like I just spent time in church. :)
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:34 PM
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37. Testifyin'!!!
My favorite scripture. Thank you, Lawrence O'Donnell. :applause:
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greenbird Donating Member (432 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:52 PM
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38. Golly, that was wonderful.
And I'm an atheist. Just really, really well done.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:42 PM
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40. Sorry Lawrence, Christians will let Rush cross that line. And they do regularly.
Because many Christians are also Biblically ignorant too.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 06:15 PM
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42. That jumped out at me too.
Biblical illiteracy in the pews is pretty widespread in the U.S. and according to many reports and studies getting worse. Perhaps not surprisingly, the last report I read showed atheists scoring the highest in biblical literacy. If anyone wants links I'll have to get back with you because I usually get written studies sent to me. But I imagine my claims aren't all that outrageous and a quick google of biblical literacy will hand you everything you'd want to back it up. The studies I have seen have been sponsored by both faith groups and academic institutions with fairly similar results. A few of the more conservative clergy in my inter-faith group are not shy at all about admitting they prefer their congregants biblically illiterate. Needless to say, their denominations routinely rank at the bottom.
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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:47 PM
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41. Wasn't it Ghandi who said;
"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ."
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:13 PM
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44. Argh, I missed it. Guess I will need to try and catch the later airing
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:31 PM
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45. I am very glad I got to see that.
Beautiful job, Mr. O'Donnell.
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