Rush to Judgement

From the Washington Post:

It may be the best sideshow in presidential politics: the nation’s top radio talker trying to take down the Republican front-runner in today’s Super Tuesday showdown.

Rush Limbaugh has been relentless in his criticism of John McCain, prompting suggestions that he may have to soften his stance if the Arizona senator wins the nomination and faces off against Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. But if that happens, Limbaugh said in an interview over the weekend, he would rather see the Democrats win the White House.

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When it comes to the McCain mutiny, Limbaugh has plenty of company on the right side of the dial. Laura Ingraham endorsed Mitt Romney last week, saying, “There is no way in hell I could pull the lever for John McCain.” Sean Hannity, who also endorsed the former Massachusetts governor, regularly rips McCain. Hugh Hewitt is urging the audience for his syndicated radio show to fight for Romney against what he calls a media-generated “McCain resurrection.” But with a program heard on 600 stations, including Washington’s WMAL, Limbaugh is the loudest and brashest voice inveighing against the man he derides as “Saint John of Arizona.”


McCain has a history of strained relations with the party’s right wing, especially on such issues as immigration, tax cuts and campaign finance reform. Yesterday Limbaugh said the candidate had “stabbed his own party in the back I can’t tell you how many times.”


After 15 years at the top of his game, Limbaugh ran into a series of personal problems. Deafness nearly ended his career until his hearing was restored by a cochlear implant, and in 2003 he went into rehab after admitting an addiction to prescription painkillers.

Politically, Limbaugh remained loyal for much of President Bush’s tenure, but after the GOP lost both houses of Congress in 2006, he declared himself “liberated,” saying the Republicans had “let us down” and that “I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don’t think deserve having their water carried.”

After McCain won the New Hampshire primary last month, Limbaugh served notice that if either McCain or former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got the nomination, “it’s going to destroy the Republican Party. It’s going to change it forever.”


McCain, for his part, has refused to engage with Limbaugh, telling reporters: “I don’t listen to him. There’s a certain trace of masochism in my family, but not that deep.”


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16 responses to “Rush to Judgement

  1. would you love to see Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh campaigning for Hillary (or Obama) — and add James Dobson.

    on a serious note — what this will show is how little influence those assholes really have

  2. nonnie9999

    i don’t think i would enjoy seeing any of them under any circumstances. well, maybe being marched off to jail, but other than that, i don’t want to see or hear any of them. i hope their heads explode when a dem takes the oath of office in january!
    lemme tell ya, though, there are some radio hosts on the left who are being almost as obnoxious as the right. i now listen to music instead.

  3. Got a Grip

    Apparently, being obnoxious is a high qualification for being a radio talk show host. I listen to NPR, even if they aren’t what they once were. At least they’re not screaming at each other or slinging total bullshit.

    I saw Ann Coulter extolling the virtues of voting for Clinton over McCain. Then I saw Clinton being told that Ann Coulter would pick her over McCain. That look should be in one of those priceless ads for MasterCard…..

  4. nonnie9999

    the radio reception in my kitchen stinks, and that is where i usually listen (except for when i am in the car). i barely get the one and only progressive station. i don’t get npr, so i can’t listen to it.
    i think coultergeist and rush limpdick and the rest of them just needed some attention. ignore their little tantrums. they will tire eventually and fall asleep.

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  6. TRM

    DisturbedCap: Those “assholes” are extremely influencial, what happened to Al Franken’s show? Exactly…

    I for one have drank the kool aid, I too will never vote for McCain, as Rush (the Godfather, El Rushbo, America’s anchorman for those of you who wish to blaspheme his good name), has said, “I would rather see the country go down the tubes under a dimocrat than a Republican. I agree…

    Rush for President and Laura Ingraham for my second wife!!!!!!!!,,, she’s soooooooooooo purty 🙂

    It’s Ronald Reagan’s birthday today so show some respect and salute the flag and sing happy birthday at dinner tonite, I am!!!!!

  7. nonnie9999

    what happened to al franken’s show? he left to run for the senate against norm coleman. what’s your point? that al franken is trying to make this country better, so he left his radio show behind to pursue public service? or are you admitting that rush doesn’t really give a shit about anything but himself and his ratings? 😯
    that said, it is perfectly alright with me if you don’t vote for john captain underpants mcliebercain. put your feet up, and relax on election day, trm! 😀

  8. Got a Grip

    What nonnie said. She was nice about it. I wasn’t going to be….

  9. TRM

    So Gotta that was a “fake” hug I got yesterday? Freakin lefty fake huggers!!!

    Nonnie, Rush is a capitalist, he makes no delusions with his litenership that he is running a business by providing correct political analysis.

    Al should go back to doing Stuart Smalley or whatever SNL crap he did… we will spare ourselves a discussion about Al and his desires to make this a better world… LOL ha h ah ah hha h a

    Man, bunch of lefty fake hug givers here….

    ————————> 🙂

  10. Got a Grip

    It was not a fake hug, TRM. When I hug, I mean it. Just because I hugged you yesterday doesn’t mean you don’t need a kick in the ass today.

    Championing that pinhead, drug addicted, draft dodging asswipe who bloviates on a daily basis is beneath you, TRM. He wouldn’t know the truth if it jumped up and bit him on that boil on his ass he used to keep himself safe from the draft. Many people have gone to jail for far less in the way of drug abuse than this idiot was up to, yet he remains free to spout bullshit and “carry water” for people he doesn’t even respect. He’s been nothing but a lazy leech since the day he was born. As a Missourian for most of my life, I’m embarrassed that he was born in a state of decent, hard working people.

    In short, he’s a lying sack of shit. He’s not good enough to lick Al Franken’s boots. At least Al isn’t carrying the water of an idiot or the evil man behind the curtain who pulls his strings….

  11. Friend of the court

    I lost my schedule, whose turn is it to hug TRM, today?

  12. nonnie9999

    😆 i think it’s your turn, fotc. or maybe nightowl’s. we really do have to set up a website just for the schedule.

  13. TRM

    Oh My G-D Gotta, I really pissed in your oatmeal didn’t I? LOL

    To compare Limbaugh with Franken is truly stoopid……. just between you and I, using ones drug use is not a very good argument with me/// 🙂
    That happens to be one of the points I am VERY VERY VERY liberal! Legalize it!

    We have come close to fighting, we have hugged and made up… and I can see now we need to just go ahead and split each others lips…. let’s go hun…. outside,,,, me and you…. it’s go time 🙂 😦

    Speaking of websites, I recently retained server space and will be ever so slowly moving operations to

    It won’t be the same without you all and I would gladly host the ‘HUG TRM CALENDAR’

  14. Got a Grip

    See, TRM, another point we can agree on. Legalize it all, I say. I don’t care if Limpdick shoots up smack on Faux News on a daily basis, it’s the hypocrisy that I hate. And yes, he is one dreadful person. Repugnant is too good a word for him.

    And lay off Al. At least he’s smart and funny. Rush is an idiot, and only funny by accident.

    If it’s go time, let’s go I say. Or we could just get high and forget about it. Your choice.

    You won’t leave us, TRM. You like the hugging too much. I really think it’s fotc’s turn for hugging you this time. But don’t go feeling her up. I serve and protect, buster. Serve. And. Protect.

  15. TRM

    We can’t legalize it all Gotta, the true reality is that some “drug’s are bad em k?”

    Em K? I only defend cannabis///

    Al is not funny, smart or talented… I categorize him as a “boob”. He is not an ideologue,he’s an idiot. Honestly, if I saw him in the street I would bait him until he lost his liberal sissy temper and then whoop his ass!! he he he he eh lol

    You ever hear the online abortion parody from Rush? Claaaaaasic!!!

    And now I find myself confused, you wanna get high or protect and serve? LMAO

    Hug? 🙂

  16. Got a Grip

    Of course some drugs are bad, TRM. I just don’t think that the draconian system we have in place now, this “war on drugs,” does anything to alleviate the problem. Filling our jails with drug addicts doesn’t solve the problem and leads to real criminals getting more lenient sentences and early release that is undesirable at best. There has to be a better way.

    I’d rather high with you than pummel you, but if you’re going to be all glad- hands I’m afraid I’ll be forced to serve and protect, high or not.

    We’re going to have to agree to disagree on Rush and Al. Never the twain shall meet there, I’m afraid.

    Hug? Sure. But watch your hands, buddy….