Every Limbaugh boy and girl

The idiot can’t shut up and it will be fun watching Young Conor’s fine, Horace-quoting, Republican friends continue to defend him:

Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything that I know to be right and wrong, I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error.

The more this clown is in the news the more we win.

Keep saying “the war on women”.

221 replies
  1. 1
    Biff Longbotham says:

    Me like it when Rushster talk stoopid. More, please!!

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    PokeyBlow says:

    I called a local advertiser (Greek Islands Restaurant) in Chicago (WLS AM) and told them nicely I wouldn’t patronize their business any longer. The person on the line seemed genuinely surprised, distressed, and apologetic. I recommend ongoing polite contact with local advertisers on the Limbaugh hate show.

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    Raven says:

    The spin machine is in full false-equivalence rotation. Keith, Ed, Rachel and the rest of the Obama MSM do this shit every day and no one says a word.

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    BudP says:

    It can’t be a war on women, If it were really a war on women, el Rushbo would have gotten a deferment.

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    gnomedad says:

    Yep, someone made him “apologize” and his head is ready to ‘splode.

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    Brachiator says:

    Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything that I know to be right and wrong, I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error.

    What, the Devil (who is a Democrat) made him do it?

    The sad thing was hearing a couple of local talk show hosts try to “explain” Rush as an entertainer and someone who provokes. And they fell back on the typical excuse of bigotry, that he was just being stupid, as opposed to hateful.

    On host understood that Rush had gone to far, but strangely, didn’t think that he should have apologized. I get the feeling that a quite a number of people who get to voice off behind a microphone think that their First Amendment rights also confers a mantle of conversational infallibility.

    These defenders, of course, were male.

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    aretino says:

    This sounds eerily like Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth Bennett.

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    jp7505a says:

    Let me see if I have this right – Rush is all about strength and integrety and honor but the LIBERALS made hin do it. He just was powerless to resist(sigh)

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    Cluttered Mind says:

    His error wasn’t calling her a slut and a prostitute. Conservatives have been calling women that for centuries with no real consequences. His error was demanding that Sandra Fluke send him videos of her activities, and saying that he was entitled to it. The fact that he has yet to apologize for that particular thing is probably why his sponsors are still dropping him. One of my closest friends is about Sandra Fluke’s age and her father is quite conservative, and she told me that if Limbaugh had said something like that about her on his show and her father heard about it, Limbaugh probably wouldn’t have long to live. That sort of thing resonates with people, and he really stepped in it this time.

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    TooManyJens says:

    @StopRush on Twitter reminded us of the time many years ago when Limbaugh used to require female callers to have a photo on file with him before they could go on the air.

    http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201106080024

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    GregB says:

    The First Amendment guarantees conservatives the right to not get criticized for saying awful things.

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    jomo says:

    The Libruls made me do it. That one is right up there with Newt’s “I cheated because I love my country so darn much” speech.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    Yes, those three days last week entirely belied the true respect for women Rush has displayed over the decades.

    My question is, ‘How could 4 women have hated themselves enough to agree to marry him and become his “beard?”‘
    For what?
    Money?

    Yes, Rush, it was we Liberals who forced you to yell “SLUT!” repeatedly over the airwaves.
    And we tricked you into coming down to our level.
    And you know what, his “Ditto-heads” will believe it!

    YEEEEEESH!

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    kindness says:

    Their level“? I did not realize there are prominent voices on the progressive/liberal side who are calling women sluts & prostitutes.

    @Raven: Oh, and btw – troll.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    Which two words? Two words that were part of the demand that she post sex videos? Two words that were part of the statement that she had so much sex she couldn’t walk? Two words that were part of his speculation that she used condoms as a sixth grader?
    Somebody needs to break his damn jaw for his own good.

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    kerFuFFler says:

    Frickin’, lying bastard acts like he made a momentary slip and out popped “two words” that he now regrets. The truth is he went on and on for days coming up with novel ways of slandering and insulting a lovely young woman. His apology was insincere bull$hit, and this “stooping to their level” nonsense is too.

    The only monument to Rush that would ever be appropriate would be a gigantic urinal cake that would be obliterated over time by the ministrations of full bladdered visitors.

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    gnomedad says:

    @TooManyJens:

    Limbaugh used to require female callers to have a photo on file with him before they could go on the air.

    Wow. Wow. Did not know that. I’ll have to take your word for it; I can’t listen to that voice.

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    mistermix says:

    I listened for a few minutes, and after the apology he spent a long time re-spinning the reasons Fluke didn’t get called to the Issa hearing (she was “unqualified”). A few minutes later, he said she was a “lifetime birth control advocate”.

    Also, advertisers “don’t want you [the listeners] anymore”.

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    Every time Pfizer sells little blue pills to Rush the war on underage Dominican prostitutes continues.

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    samara morgan says:

    AOL just dropped him.

    WASHINGTON — AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post, has become the eighth advertiser to pull its money from Rush Limbaugh’s syndicated radio program since he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who spoke out in favor of contraception coverage, a “slut” and a “prostitute” last week, according to a high-level Huffington Post source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, but with a distinctly Greek accent.

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    slag says:

    I used to bristle when I heard people call Rush an “entertainer” because I couldn’t figure out from where the entertainment came. Now I get it. Watching people persist in making complete asses out of themselves does bring with it a certain entertainment value.

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    kerFuFFler says:

    Two words?

    “I’m sorry.”

    Those are the two words this jerk regrets.

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    MattF says:

    OK, students, open your notebooks. Psychology 101, Chapter 1: ‘Projection.’

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    Watson says:

    “The more this clown is in the news the more we win.”

    Probably the most naive statement I have ever read on BJ. It’s just the opposite actually. You understand NOTHING!

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    gnomedad says:

    @kerFuFFler:

    “I’m sorry.”
    Those are the two words this jerk regrets.

    They were forcibly grafted onto his carcass and rejection is underway. Not gonna be pretty.

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    DougJarvus Green-Ellis says:

    @Watson:

    Oh.

    Who’s being naive Kay?

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    amk says:

    A much married punk lecturing about morals. Only in amurikkka.

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    GregB says:

    Rush is an entertainer in the same way Jeffrey Dahmer was a chef.

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    quannlace says:

    marry him and become his “beard?”’
    For what?
    Money?

    Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding! Ka-ching.
    ****************************************
    That whole ‘entertainer’ thing is the bullshit excuse they fall back on when called on their crap and/or lies. Ann Coulter’s used that herself, saying things like ‘Oh, I’m not a journalist- I’m a provocateur. My job is to try and stimulate debate.”

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    krankor1 says:

    @kindness: Keith, Ed, Rachel and Professor and Mary Ann do it all the time. I read it on the internet

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    Kathy in St. Louis says:

    At last we have an explanation, from Rush’s own lips, of the problem. He said these things withouut his own knowledge….I would then assume that he is possessed of devils. Don’t let Rick Santorum hear about this. He’ll want him in the dunking chair, as they did with witches back in Salem who were “possessed”. Unfortunately, as fat as old Rushie is, he’d float if he were Satan Himself.

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    cmorenc says:

    QUERY: What pick-up lines did Rush use when he met each of his four wives?

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    scav says:

    Hard to disentangle the effects of the multiple kurfuffles but post Breitapocalypse and post SlutBurstAppologyReburstOwOwOw, there are a new set of remarkably repetitive and dull trolls suddenly.

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    Kathy in St. Louis says:

    @GregB:

    Best line I read since the beginning of Rush’s career.

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    Satanicpanic says:

    @Cluttered Mind: I second. That was really creepy. I’d love to hear all these Christian conservatives explain why a 60 year old man is on the radio begging for sex tapes.

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    rkdioxin says:

    How low can he go? (he’s doing the limbo rock!)

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    Yutsano says:

    @Watson: Your point escaped you. I recommend you go after it.

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    mistermix says:

    Rush just said that he rejected GM advertising because of his moral values. He rejects “millions of dollars” of advertising a year.

    However, he recognizes that advertising is a business decision and only the left suppresses voices of those with whom he disagrees by limiting advertising. He just won’t let GM advertise with him.

    I haven’t listened to Rush in forever, but I seem to remember a tiny bit more logical consistency in the past.

    And what’s this? Another apology.

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    Nemesis says:

    @Raven:

    The spin machine is in full false-equivalence rotation. Keith, Ed, Rachel and the rest of the Obama MSM do this shit every day and no one says a word.

    Hurt fee fees are hurt over on the gop side. Bullies hate to get punched, dont they?

    And last time I checked, the depth of the hate speech from the right eclipses anything uttered by the left.

    No player on the left has the clout of Jiggles McOxyblob. He is the de facto leader of the gop.

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    Marcellus Shale, Public Dick says:

    so, we made rush our bitch?

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    I was listening just now and when he opened the show he said “this show does not depend on advertising” and then later this little snippet “I turn away millions of dollars in advertising every year, much to the chagrin of *my sales staff*” If your show does not depend on advertising Rush then why do you need a sales staff?

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    scav says:

    @Yutsano: Encouraging Watson to play with sharp objects? Isn’t that forbidden by Health & Safety or something?

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    Cluttered Mind says:

    @Satanicpanic: I really feel that not enough hay is being made of that particular thing he said. Slut, whore, prostitute, those words have been tossed around so much that despite how hurtful they are I truly believe he could have gotten away with just saying that. It’s when he started demanding sex tapes from her and everyone else on birth control that he crossed the line into territory that even the most conservative people should find repellant. Anyone with a daughter should be ready to throttle Limbaugh at this point.

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    marianne19 says:

    @#7 for the win!

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    Scott says:

    @Watson: How you figure?

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    slag says:

    @jomo: I put it along the lines of David Brooks blaming hippies for the Bush Admin’s torture policies. It still baffles me that he continues to have a column after that one. I know it shouldn’t but it does. Oh, personal standards and expectations–why won’t you just go away and die already?

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    Yutsano says:

    @scav: Dunno. Might have to call OSHA later just to be sure.

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    Djur says:

    Yeah, he shouldn’t have used those two words. How about this?

    After discussing outrage over his comments, Limbaugh again attacked Fluke, asking: “Who bought your condoms in junior high? Who bought your condoms in the sixth grade? Or your contraception. Who bought your contraceptive pills in high school?”

    And:

    Limbaugh responded to those critics by saying that Fluke is “having so much sex, it’s amazing she can still walk.” He also said Georgetown should establish a “Wilt Chamberlin scholarship … exclusively for women.”

    As well as:

    He described Fluke as “a woman who is happily presenting herself as an immoral, baseless, no-purpose-to-her life woman. She wants all the sex in the world whenever she wants it, all the time, no consequences. No responsibility for her behavior.”

    How about:

    Later, Limbaugh said that requiring insurance companies to cover contraception is “no different than if somebody knocked on my door that I don’t know and said, ‘You know what? I’m out of money. I can’t afford birth-control pills, and I’m supposed to have sex with three guys tonight.’ ”

    Finally:

    He went on to say that if his daughter had testified that “she’s having so much sex she can’t pay for it and wants a new welfare program to pay for it,” he’d be “embarrassed” and “disconnect the phone,” “go into hiding,” and “hope the media didn’t find me.”

    This wasn’t just a few words. It was a multi-day rampage of defamation — and it continues, because Limbaugh has repeated the same lies in his fake “apology”. We can’t let him off that easy.

    (Also, does Rush Limbaugh actually think you need to take extra birth control pills if you have a lot of sex? What a closet case.)

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    redshirt says:

    Yeah but Code Pink Glitterbombed people that time. BOTH SIDES DO IT!

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    I think the more important thing is what I outlined at my top post, over at my blog (click my name, click my name).

    And is anyone looking into this mobile site stuff…? Very annoying!
    .

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    gogol's wife says:

    @marianne19:

    Seconded!

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    Culture of Truth says:

    THAT LYING SLUT MADE ME DO IT

    Rush Limbaugh gave this whole apology thing a new try today, in the opening segments of his radio show. “Give me 30 minutes — I want to explain why I apologized,” said Limbaugh just after noon.

    He’d “used those two words [slut and prostitute] to describe Sandra Fluke and I feel very badly about that… I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for using those two words to describe her. The apology to her over the weekend was sincere. It was simply for using inappropriate words. . . . I ended up descending to their level. It’s important never to be like them.”

    The host shortly thereafter gave an extensive recap of the events on Capitol Hill that introduced Fluke to the public dialogue. That entire disquisition was dedicated to shoring up Limbaugh’s policy position on contraception — and to hammering Fluke’s position on the same. He said that, at a Capitol Hill hearing, Fluke gave “unverified” information about her unnamed friends. “Hearsay,” he called it.

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    Comrade Dread says:

    Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything that I know to be right and wrong, I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error.

    So putting this through my BS filter, he’s saying: “I’m sorry I called you a slut, but I only did it because you’re such a c*** that I lost my mind and descended to your level.”

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    Nemesis says:

    Read a comment somewhere by a rw 27%er that Ms. Fluke spends $3,000 per month on birth control.

    Seeing that the wingers believe (they really dont believe this, its just the result of their willfull ignorance) each time one engages in secks a birth control pill must be injested, thats just a ridiculous, lazy, poorly crafted argument against banging.

    Its on par with “If she drowns, she was innocent!”

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    Watson says:

    @DougJarvus Green-Ellis: Quoting lines in movies based on fictional characters doesn’t make you look any smarter…mkay.

    Why stop there. May as well quote obscure monty python passages which you probably think makes you look even smarter in your naive little world. “Bring out your dead”, “come back here you coward”, “albatross, get your albatross here” etc.

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    vickijean says:

    My comment about who do you think you were fooling was directed at Rush. I AM NOT a troll.

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    gnomedad says:

    So the shit sandwich is complete:
    1. I reaffirm what I said about you.
    2. I made a “poor choice of words”.
    3. I shouldn’t have stooped to your level.
    So sorry, so sorry.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @PokeyBlow:

    I called a local advertiser (Greek Islands Restaurant) in Chicago (WLS AM) and told them nicely I wouldn’t patronize their business any longer. The person on the line seemed genuinely surprised, distressed, and apologetic. I recommend ongoing polite contact with local advertisers on the Limbaugh hate show.

    ClearChannel is notorious for selling their advertising as a block, so local advertisers may be genuinely unaware that they have ads running on Rush’s show in addition to the other local ClearChannel stations. Definitely let them know politely so they can call their ClearChannel sales rep and give them an earful.

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    Damn you, DougJarvis, you have forever conflated Rush Limbaugh and Elmo in my brain.

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    geg6 says:

    @TooManyJens:

    WHAT?? Are you fucking kidding me? Gawd, I hope there weren’t many self-hating women who would stoop so low.

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    Birthmarker says:

    It’s kind of like the difference between broadcast tv and cable. The standards are much different. Rush is on the public airways and should be held to a reasonable standard. If he wants to have full freedom of offense he should move to a paid model like Sirius.

    What I want to hear is acknowledgement that his statements had nothing to do with her actual testimony. He made it up out of whole cloth. I hope she sues the hell out of him.

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    TR says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    He said that, at a Capitol Hill hearing, Fluke gave “unverified” information about her unnamed friends. “Hearsay,” he called it.

    And so, to effectively rebut this hearsay, Rush then spent three days fantasizing about Fluke having sex and calling her a whore.

    Yeah, makes perfect sense to me.

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    Satanicpanic says:

    @Cluttered Mind: I totally agree. What would someone like him (i.e. conservative Republican) want those tapes for? It’s not even the hypocrisy of it (which is usually about the weakest charge you can throw at these guys) it’s the sheer yuck factor. Rush Limbaugh wants college girls to make pr0n for him. Which Republican candidates are ok with that?

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Soonergrunt: Sandra and Fluke. Only liberals stoop to calling women by their name.

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    Quarks says:

    @Cluttered Mind: I’ve heard other people reacting to just that — the sex tape bit. Partly because frankly we all expect Limbaugh to be calling women sluts and so on — it’s Limbaugh. He says sexist and racist stuff all the time and remains on the air, so why wouldn’t he?

    But the sex tape bit was new and, yeah, creepy.

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    g says:

    @Raven: Funny, if they did you ought to be able to come up with one little citation…..

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    Rawk Chawk says:

    @Watson:

    Probably the most naive statement I have ever read on BJ. It’s just the opposite actually. You understand NOTHING!

    Yup. Naivety is the primary informer of DougJ’s world view.

    Oh, and keep saying War On Women!

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    New Yorker says:

    I’ve started to enjoy reading David Frum ever since he started playing the Leon Trotsky role to the GOP. I can’t disagree with anything he writes here

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    frogspawn says:

    @aretino:

    hee hee hee

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    Lizzy L says:

    One of the websites I visit frequently put up an advertising list for Limbaugh’s show: The Neptune Society of Northern California was on it, presumably as a local advertiser. I e-mailed them with a request that they pull their ads. This morning I received an e-mail assuring me that I had been misinformed, they do NOT purchase any advertising on the show, and asking me to spread the word.

    So…

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    Rawk Chawk says:

    @GregB:

    Rush is an entertainer in the same way Jeffrey Dahmer was a chef.

    hahahha

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    Watson says:

    Why do you idiots fall for the political theater every single time?

    It’s so predictable. The right wing noise machine says something outrageous to get a rise out of the left. The left responds exactly as predicted by….you guessed it…being outraged…the right wins. Meanwhile you clowns are patting yourselves on the back thinking you are winning because AOL dropped their advertising……lol. Within days Limbaugh will get new advertisers to replace them. All they care about is how many people hear their ads. That’s the bottom line. You can make the environment toxic for a few days but eventually you will move on to some other shiny object like you always do. It’s as predicable as the sun rising in the east.

    Ever hear the saying “there is no such thing as bad publicity”. Well guess what, not much different when it comes to professional haters making a living doing it.

    Every single fucking time you idiots fall for it. I used to think my side was smarter than that. Now I pretend you clowns are not on my side and when it comes to firebaggers that is true.

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    gnomedad says:

    I’ll take the bullet for saying it: Sandra Fluke is hot. You know Rush thinks so because he didn’t call her “ugly” along with everything else. That probably amped it up for him.

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    eemom says:

    A friend of mine dubbed the bailing advertisers “a ship deserting the sinking rat.” I thought that rather a nice turn of phrase.

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    Fwiffo says:

    KEEP KICKING

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    TR says:

    @Raven:

    Keith, Ed, Rachel and the rest of the Obama MSM do this shit every day and no one says a word.

    Do you get a different version of their shows than the one I watch? I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard Rachel Maddow call anyone a slut.

    Maybe it’s time to take your meds. Don’t forget the lithium.

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    g says:

    @Watson: “the right wins”

    How so? How is this a win for the right?

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    scav says:

    @Watson:

    Quoting lines in movies based on fictional characters doesn’t make you look any smarter…mkay.

    No Shit Watson! ‘Scuse me, Nigel Bruce. Spot on characterization, by the by.

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    Marcellus Shale, Public Dick says:

    @cmorenc:

    eazy peezy

    i gave her the ring and she gave me the finger

    this explains rush limbaugh’s love life.

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    eemom says:

    @Watson:

    How exactly does the right WIN this, not-Sherlock?

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    RD says:

    @DougJarvus Green-Ellis:

    Who’s being naive Kay?

    Heh.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @cmorenc:

    QUERY: What pick-up lines did Rush use when he met each of his four wives?

    “Did the marriage broker’s wire transfer go through?”

    Ah dunno, just thinking off the top of my head.

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    elmo says:

    @Comrade Colette Collaboratrice:

    Damn you, DougJarvis, you have forever conflated Rush Limbaugh and Elmo in my brain.

    Hey! Do not want!

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    geg6 says:

    @Watson:

    Yeah, you’re absolutely right and such an astute political observer. After all, look how well this is working out for Limbaugh!

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    New Yorker says:

    @Watson:

    They’re winning this? Have you seen Obama’s approval ratings among women of late? Have you seen how far down in the gutter the generic approval rating of the GOP’s presidential candidates is?

    No, the GOP blew this big time. Maybe, 2 weeks ago, they might have had this framed as “religious freedom”, but Rush opened his mouth and made it obvious that this is simply the misogyny of a bunch of old men (Rush, the Catholic Bishops, etc.) who can’t get laid and are lashing out at young women because of it.

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    Yutsano says:

    @eemom: By clapping louder.

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    TR says:

    @Watson:

    It’s so predictable. The right wing noise machine says something outrageous to get a rise out of the left. The left responds exactly as predicted by being….you guessed it…outraged…the right wins.

    What the fuck are you talking about? How is this a win for the right? He’s losing advertisers and getting denounced by everyone out there, while the Republicans now are polling much worse with women and independents as a result.

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    pragmatism says:

    @Watson: is this “winning” like charlie sheen’s WINNING?

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Don Imus:

    “He’s a fat, gutless loser, and if I’m running a radio station, he’s not on it… until he does that.”

    “It’s the worst kind of cowardice. “Maybe he’s still jacked up on the Oxycontin, or whatever it is, but you can’t say stuff about somebody and not, 1) own up to it, and, 2) have guts enough to go sit down with her and say, ‘Look, I’m sorry and I won’t do this again.’ But no, he’s a punk.”

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    Satanicpanic says:

    @Watson: Oh jeez. So I guess it was a good thing that we ignored Sarah Palin into irrelevance. Wait, we didn’t? We mocked her and anyone tied to her until her name becomes toxic and no one is going to beg for her endorsement? You don’t say!

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    artem1s says:

    @Cluttered Mind:

    His error was demanding that Sandra Fluke send him videos of her activities, and saying that he was entitled to it.

    thanks, I was trying to explain just yesterday how this was getting totally lost in the walk back. this is what pissed me off. It was totally as over the top as the ‘nappy headed ho’s’ comment by Imus.

    I think MAYBE Limbaugh finally went too far. And it certainly looks like he thinks he can weather it through bombastic doubling down. I hope he keeps it up until he gets dropped by every affiliate in the country.

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    MattF says:

    @New Yorker: I do wonder if, one of these days, Frum is going to just throw it over. He’s gotten so… rational.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @TR: I think you missed the “representing the shit wingers say” aspect of his post. Granted it was implied and not stated, but c’mon. We’re supposed to be smarter than the average bear.
    Of course, Watson is making me question that premise, so ymmv.

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    @Watson: that’s some of the angriest concern trolling I’ve seen in quite a while.

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    geg6 says:

    @eemom:

    Tell him/her I’m stealing that one.

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    wrb says:

    @Satanicpanic:

    Rush Limbaugh wants college girls to make pr0n for him. Which Republican candidates are ok with that?

    Newt, I reckon.

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    Scott says:

    @Watson: So again: How ya figure? I mean, Rush lost a buttload of advertisers, thousands of people are talking about how they’da kicked his fat ass if he’d said something like that about their daughters, the GOP candidates spent a few days looking too fearful of him to call him out, and people are getting continuous reminders that the Republican Party has no clue how contraceptives work but want them all banned anyway. Somehow this is a GOP win? Why come? Magical Troll Logic?

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    jibeaux says:

    @Watson: I’m trying, but I can’t see how Rush “won” this one. Between this and the Komen bullshit, I am seeing across my FB outraged posts from women, including some who haven’t put up anything remotely political for years.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Soonergrunt: Sigh. I kan haz betr trollz naow plz?

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    Killjoy says:

    @Watson:

    Concern troll is concerned. Is this excellent news for John McCain as well?

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    TR says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    Ah, good point.

    It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever, really.

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    Brachiator says:

    @cmorenc:

    What pick-up lines did Rush use when he met each of his four wives?

    “Why, yes, that is a thousand dollars dangling out of my pocket.”

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    geg6 says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    Wow. Really? Imus really said that? Well, he would know, wouldn’t he?

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    trollhattan says:

    @wrb:

    Any chance this will bring the Cain Train back into the race? He probably didn’t consider this benefit before dropping out.

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    Djur says:

    My post is in moderation hell for being long and having a link, but in brief: Limbaugh didn’t just make some offensive offhand statements with unpleasant words. He repeatedly claimed that Fluke testified that she was having so much sex that, in Limbaugh’s words, it’s amazing that she’s still able to walk. He described his fantasies about women on birth control having sex with three men in the same night.

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    scav says:

    @Yutsano: Greedy boy. I’ve no doubt there are blogs in China that would be very happy to have the troll on your plate in front of you. So. One mouth full of Lima Beans and we’ll see about dessert later.

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    ppcli says:

    @Cluttered Mind: Yes – that’s part of the strategy of Rush’s “apology”. He concentrates on two words, as if that was all that was at issue, when only he and his defenders are talking about that. We don’t care what specific words were used, it was the content of what he said, repeatedly, over the course of three hours for three successive days, the lies he told, and continues to tell, about what her testimony was, and the openly contemptuous attitude he displayed, not just toward Sandra Fluke, but toward every woman who uses birth control.

    The “apology” is just another smokescreen. (“Distraction by narrow apology” is another of those tricks the Republicans use over and over again.)

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    Watson says:

    @Scott: If you have to ask well…it’s a lost cause. Most people would at least understand why some people would think that even if they don’t agree with it.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @Djur: There are no posts in mod as of 1:11 PM Central time.

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    RD says:

    @Watson:

    You have concerns, which is understandable.

    Tell us more about the wisdom of Ron Paul.

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    Marcellus Shale, Public Dick says:

    watson would have a point, if everyone kept up with every detail of every story on a daily or hourly basis.

    the reality is, plenty of folks will just be hearing about this today, tommorrow or next week.

    the reality is, liberals get tired and bored and stop hammering too soon, not too late.

    someone today reads that rush limbaugh lost sponsors, then they go back and find out why. only conservatives will look past this, and only because they want to. some percentage of the “middle” just wants to pick winners and root for the person doing the takedown, regardless of the target.

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    Djur says:

    @Soonergrunt: Huh. WP must have eated it. It was just a lot of quotes from the extremely good ongoing Media Matters collection of Rush’s sexist bullshit:

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201203010012

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    @Djur: yep. That’s why the advertisers are dropping him. Anyone who thinks somehow this is just “the left” overplaying their outrage is giving this episode a look because of “slut” “prostitute” and “sex tapes”.

    The fact is the the stolen viagra sex tourist carried out 3 days of systematic character assassination on a 22 year old college student who merely wanted to testify in favor of basic health care rights. The only thing he left out was whether or not Ms. Fluke had granite countertops.

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    kerFuFFler says:

    “Those two words were inappropriate. They were uncalled for. They distracted from the point I was trying to make, and I again sincerely apologize. I do not think that she is either of those two words. I did not think last week that she is either of those two words.”

    Seems like he just admitted to slander or libel or defamation of character or whatever.

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    wrb says:

    @trollhattan: Shit, you’re right.
    This would have been Herman’s moment.
    He’d have stood with Rush, demanded tapes for all, and have been swept to victory.

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    Q. Q. Moar says:

    @Watson: You’re SO right, Watson. If ‘the left’ had just ignored Rush’s comments, he would have spontaneously apologized and all this would have blown over without further commentary. It’s like the Taoist notion of Wu Wei, “action without action.” You’re a fuckin’ SAGE dude.

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    Emma says:

    @Watson: And what would be our strategy instead? Cowering in a corner, taking the blows because the other side is so powerful and mighty that it’s useless to fight against them?

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    quannlace says:

    there are a new set of remarkably repetitive and dull trolls suddenly.

    Ha. I’m surprised Veritas hasn’t come in to yell ‘Chappaquiddick!’
    ***********
    And Watson? The left getting sucked in again? Yes, how dare we get outraged over someone saying outrageously nasty, vicious things about a complete stranger. Oh, and Limbaugh will get all the new advertisers he needs? I thought he just said his show doesn’t depend on ads?

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    What a wonderful society this would be if we all only took Watson’s advice and never spoke up when we were outraged.

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    Scott says:

    @Watson:

    Can’t explain yourself?

    Waiting for the talking points from this afternoon’s GOP blastfax?

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @Djur: Well, try again, and this time, break it up to no more than three links per comment. That includes the link generated when using the “reply” button on comments. I’ll watch the filter a little closer over the next few minutes and free anything that gets caught.

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    Satanicpanic says:

    @Watson:

    If you have to ask well…it’s a lost cause. Most people would at least understand why some people would think that even if they don’t agree with it.

    Has any argument, ever, been defended so boldly and with such precision?

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    Brachiator says:

    @Watson:

    Ever hear the saying “there is no such thing as bad publicity”. Well guess what, not much different when it comes to professional haters making a living doing it.

    I call this the cynical fallacy. Bad, negative, confusing publicity can kill a career or a product in a heartbeat.

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    Tonybrown74 says:

    @cmorenc:

    QUERY: What pick-up lines did Rush use when he met each of his four wives?

    Coke, most likely …

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    Soonergrunt says:

    Has anyone noticed that the people that are against contraception and abortion are pretty much the people you wouldn’t want to fuck in the first place?

    (h/t to George Carlin)

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    trollhattan says:

    This seems ancient, being from Friday, but I’d missed this gem from a California Republican Party spokeswoman:

    California Republican Party spokeswoman Jennifer Kerns suggested on Twitter on Friday that a pundit who criticized Rush Limbaugh for calling a law school student a “slut” is herself one, touching off a flood of criticism on the social networking site.
    __
    “Stripper, or strategist?” said Kerns, who posts on Twitter as @CAPartyGirl. “Democratic strategist on MSNBC raging against Limbaugh, her name is supposedly ‘Krystal Ball.’ Speaking of #sluts …”

    http://blogs.sacbee.com/capito.....-slut.html

    Talk about getting meta…it’s a double-reverse slut-call salchow with a toe loop comnination. Highest point potential if you stick the landing.

    Landing no stick. The entire party has a tin ear.

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    Killjoy says:

    I think I figured it out. Watson is really Bob Shrum.

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    Mouse Tolliver says:

    So Patricia Heaton finally apologized for her libelous Twitter attack on Sandra Fluke. But makes sure to remind everyone that the real victim in this story is named Patricia Heaton.

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    gaz says:

    I love watching concern trolls like Watson smear their illusory superiority all over the thread like so much feces.

    You so smart Watson… Heh..

    friggin moron.

    some people’s children

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    kdaug says:

    @cmorenc:

    QUERY: What pick-up lines did Rush use when he met each of his four wives?

    “Have some more champagne. And do try some of this caviar and pate. It’s quite good.”

    “Would you like to fly on my jet with me to spend the weekend at my villa in the Dominican Republic?”

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    Tonal Crow says:

    Whatever you do Rush, don’t throw us in the Republican War on Women Patch! Nooooooooooo!

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @Mouse Tolliver: Well, Ms. Heaton couldn’t tweet responsibly. She couldn’t control her urge to tweet all that stuff.
    So now her twitter has protection. Which is pretty ironic if you think about it.

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    Catsy says:

    Keep saying “the Republican war on women”.

    FTFY.

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    JoyceH says:

    @Watson:

    Why do you idiots fall for the political theater every single time?It’s so predictable. The right wing noise machine says something outrageous to get a rise out of the left. The left responds exactly as predicted by being….you guessed it…outraged…the right wins.Ever hear the saying “there is no such thing as bad publicity”. Well guess what, not much different when it comes to professional haters making a living doing it.Every single fucking time you idiots fall for it. I used to think my side was smarter than that. Now I pretend you clowns are not on my side and when it comes to firebaggers that is true.

    Oh, bullsh!t. Demagogues like Limbaugh don’t draw power from their opposition, they gain power from their followers. I get mighty tired of those who agree with us that yes, Limbaugh is toxic, but then say to just ignore him and he’ll go away.

    No, he won’t. He won’t go away because he has followers. And when his followers hear his toxic spew and the left is silent, they conclude that we’re silent because he’s right and because what he says is perfectly reasonable discourse.

    Have you followed the comments threads on any of the major news outlets about this story? These people believe every word Rush says. His imitators on the internet are taking things further, with Pam Geller stating that she knows that Fluke has sex five times a day.

    Do you think none of these people are contacting Fluke herself? You think she isn’t getting calls and e-mails and creepy comments in public? Remember, the dittoheads have been instructed to believe that this woman will have sex with anyone. How do you think they’d behave if they came on to her and she turned them down? You think they’d just say “Sorry, ma’am, my mistake” and walk away?

    You think Rush is making these noises just to hear himself talk? He’s making these noises to tell his followers what to think, and HOW TO BEHAVE. And how they behave is by harassment of the current object of Rush’s scorn.

    THIS IS WHY HE DOES IT. This is the whole point. To make speaking up for a liberal or progressive policy have such negative and nasty consequences that people will just stop doing it.

    And when the left’s response to a Limbaugh jihad is to just ignore it, they’re saying that all of the above is just fine with them.

    Well, count me out. I’m going to continue to call a liar a liar, a blowhard a blowhard, a dangerous demagogue a dangerous demagogue, and a toxic pufferfish of a sorry excuse for a so-called human being a toxic pufferfish of a sorry excuse for a so-called human being. I’ll do it as often as I can and everywhere I can. Just ignore him? Nuh-uh, no sir!

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    geg6 says:

    @Mouse Tolliver:

    I have written to ABC to tell that as long as she is on any show on their network, I will not be watching anything on it. Ever.

    I think I am not the only one who wrote to them. Think I’ll write another to tell them that her self-pitying “apology” is not sufficient to bring my eyeballs back.

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    @cmorenc:

    QUERY: What pick-up lines did Rush use when he met each of his four wives?

    “If I’m going to have to pay you to have sex, I should at least get a video”

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @Brachiator:

    The sad thing was hearing a couple of local talk show hosts try to “explain” Rush as an entertainer and someone who provokes. And they fell back on the typical excuse of bigotry, that he was just being stupid, as opposed to hateful.

    You know what? Let’s take it to them. Why are they defending stupidity? Don’t we have enough problems without high-profile people promoting (and defending) stupidity? The Chinese are eating our lunch because we’re promoting stupidity. Why are Rush’s defenders AWOL in the War on Stupidity?

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    gaz says:

    @Scott: No he can’t.

    And he’s far too stupid to be embarrassed by his own post.

    That leaves us with only one reasonable option.

    Mockery.

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    geg6 says:

    @JoyceH:

    If I wasn’t hetero and a woman, I’d propose marriage to you right now.

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    Frank says:

    @Mouse Tolliver:

    I never will understand why so many women have defended Rush Limbaugh on this issue. Among the more well-known people there are Patrica Heaton, the woman in charge of the CA GOP and some woman on FoxNews just to mention a few.

    Boggles the mind. So I guess they don’t mind being called nasty names since they themselves think it is A-OK to call other women nasty names.

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @jp7505a:

    Let me see if I have this right – Rush is all about strength and integrety and honor but the LIBERALS made hin do it. He just was powerless to resist(sigh)

    It’s Clinton’s p***s. It has powers that cannot be fathomed by mere mortals.

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    Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity says:

    Baron Harkonnen is scared and probably back on the junk again.

    Lovely. What a fuckin’ country we’ve got. A fat pill-popping radio star is the unofficial head of one of the two major parties. Why am I still living here?

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    redshirt says:

    Feeling lonely? Become a concern troll! Then everyone will pay attention to you – to mock you, of course, but that’s better than being ignored.

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    RD says:

    @Marcellus Shale, Public Dick:

    so, we made rush our bitch?

    In the eyes of Free Republic, he might as well be wearing a dress.

    He also sounds hammered drunk today.

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    joeyess says:

    @Watson:

    Quoting lines in movies based on fictional characters doesn’t make you look any smarter…mkay.

    You’re only saying that because you were forced to google the line….. so that belies your assertion that he isn’t smarter.

    Why stop there. May as well quote obscure monty python passages which you probably think makes you look even smarter in your naive little world. “Bring out your dead”, “come back here you coward”, “albatross, get your albatross here” etc.

    I think the more appropriate Monty Python reference should be this one.

    also, too….. troll.

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    trollhattan says:

    @JoyceH:

    Decent people pay no attention to him and his ilk because, why would they? But shining the light on him in this fashion means forcing they/us to truly acknowledge the vile and frankly dangerous things the bloviators have been saying and doing all along. And in this instance, being so repelled as to lean on advertisers.

    Honestly, has a week gone by in the last twenty years when Rush didn’t say something equally repellant as to warrant this response? Difference this time is the wound had been opened by others and he wandered into the crossfire because that’s how he do. Pity it’s costing him some income. A real shame.

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    redshirt says:

    @Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity: Also, he’s deaf. Which I find amusing – deaf radio personality. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.

    For the record, I am mostly deaf myself and was also a DJ. Hmm…

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    JDReign says:

    @Watson

    Calling a college student a slut & prostitute is way overboard, and if losing millions of dollars in sponsorship money is your idea of “winning” then bless your heart you probably thought you sounded so much better inside your head

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    gaz says:

    @JDReign: LOL…

    #winning =)

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    Rafer Janders says:

    @kerFuFFler:

    Seems like he just admitted to slander or libel or defamation of character or whatever.

    He did, but he didn’t even have to. Calling someone a prostitute is libelous per se, i.e. the statement is considered so obviously harmful that malice needn’t be proved to obtain a judgment for general damages, and not just specific losses.

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    jibeaux says:

    @Satanicpanic: Oh shoot, I really thought it was “in such detail or with such care.”

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    joeyess says:

    @Watson: Get ready, little troll, because Rusty McLimpySexTourist is gonna get GlennBecked.

    So you all should just lay back and enjoy it.

    Just like Rusty preaches to rape victims.

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    geg6 says:

    @redshirt:

    I’m assuming your hearing loss isn’t from prolonged abuse of oxycontin. Unless it is, in which case, I apologize. ;)

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    samara morgan says:

    @Cluttered Mind: genius comment.
    conservatives lack empathy but any father, even a conservative one, can visualize his daughters as lovely young georgetown law students being creeped on by an old fat white multichin voyeur.

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    aimai says:

    Contra Watson, the entire Rush event is bully 101: the hitbackenning.

    Our numbers suggest that Rush Limbaugh has seen significant erosion in his popularity with Republican voters over the last week. The last time we polled on him nationally he was at 80/12 with GOPers. But now we find him below 50% in all three of these states: he’s at 45/28 in Ohio, 46/29 in Tennessee, and 44/30 in Georgia.

    As someone said brilliantly upthread Bullies like Rush draw their strength from their followers, not from their enemies. And in the specific case of Rush’s authoritarian followers (remember a libertarian is an authoritarian follower who thinks he’s an authoritarian leader) when a large enough proportion of the society at large turns on the leader, the followers generally start to slip away. Although they like to pose as being sturdy iconoclasts they generally are merely pathetic crowd followers. As the crowd thins, they drop off.

    aimai

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    aimai says:

    @geg6:
    Oh, bloody hell, geg6 got there first.

    aimai

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    Satanicpanic says:

    @jibeaux: At the time I was typing it I couldn’t even remember what I was referencing, I just remembered it as a particularly striking bit of hyperbole from the right. You have it right, it was Jonah Goldberg, talking about his own book.

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    It looks like the republican majority in the Missouri General Assembly is/was about to announce placing a bronze of Rush Limbaugh in the state capitol gallery of famous Missourians.

    Bad timing.

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    middlewest says:

    Folks, I’m plum concerned; that there briar patch looks mighty prickly! We’d best stay away if we know what’s good fer us.

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    Watson says:

    @Satanicpanic: lol….you did NOTHING but delay her descent into irrelevance. My god you people are so dumb. Your eyes are wide open and you cannot see a thing.

    The right loves anything and everything you hate. The more you hate the more they embrace. Do I have to teach you how to tie your shoes and wipe your ass? Jesus titty fucking christ on a stick. You people are too dumb to even make fun of. Maybe I should go back to mocking the clowns on that orange site.

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    amk says:

    so we got ourselves now freshly minted limpaugh trolls ? rwnj’s feeling a little panicky ?

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    amk says:

    @eemom: Niiice. Stolen.

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    Elie says:

    @Brachiator:

    None of them will have much to say, however, when she sues his ass for slander and takes some of that fat cat’s fat.

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    jharp says:

    How’s bout a “Sluts against Rush” facebook?

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    trollhattan says:

    @Watson:

    You keep repeating yourself without advancing your argument. Why is that?

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    Frank says:

    @Watson:

    “The more this clown is in the news the more we win.” Probably the most naive statement I have ever read on BJ. It’s just the opposite actually. You understand NOTHING!

    Your statement reminds me of when Mark Halperin made his idiotic statement that it was good news for John McCain when he didn’t know how many houses he owned and the Obama campaign seized on it. Guess who is President…

    It is no different than you claiming that this entire episode is a win for Rush.

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    gaz says:

    @Watson: LOL. keep em coming, you moron. You’re entertaining.

    I’ve provided a soundtrack for your posts, courtesy of the Dead Milkmen.

    It makes you easier to read.

    Wanna go to the zoo?

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    Cluttered Mind says:

    @samara morgan: That’s the thing that’s important here. Limbaugh’s audience, like most right wing media, is primarily older white men. Well, it turns out that a lot of older white men have daughters around Sandra Fluke’s age. Regardless of their politics, even if they privately DO disagree with their daughter’s sex lives or preferences, they’re not going to react well to someone like Rush demanding that they make pornography for him.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I’m glad the troll brought up Monty Python, because something about the Republican strategy is reminding me of “The Lumberjack Song” when Michael Palin takes it that step or two too far …

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    @Watson: So your point is, we should ignore what they say so their followers will magically come to the right conclusion on their own?

    And besides, that’s not even the point. Only an idiot would think that we could change the mind of any rightwinger dittohead. That’s not the goal. Go play in someone else’s traffic please.

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    pragmatism says:

    @Watson: do you have access to some crystal ball that conclusively proves that but for the libtards making fun of the snowbilly, she would have just gone away on her own?
    calling people dumb for not agreeing with your unfounded speculation is itself dumb.

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    Watson says:

    @Frank: You are correct that the Halperin comment was dumb. Only because it was so obvious what he was trying to do.

    If you want to look at how to do it right you should not be using Mark “Obama is a Dick” Halperin as an example.

    Frank Luntz is your guy. Karl Roves “Willy Horton” was a good start but Frank Luntz took it to a whole other level.

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    harlana says:

    aaahh, that’s more like it! resume squirming, goopers!

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    Shut up, that's who says:

    I guess Watson’s point can be summed up as; ignore the troll. Take note that Rawk Chawk agrees. Awesome.

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    Rommie says:

    @Watson: Maybe you should. Your Mock-Fu is getting booed off the stage here.

    In other words, go find another bridge to cower under.

    Back to the thread – RL is gonna have a Special Episode moment before the end of the week at this rate.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @Frank:

    It is no different than you claiming that this entire episode is a win for Rush.

    Well, it IS different, in that Mark Halperin may be a tool, but at least he’s SOMEBODY. He’s an important tool.
    Watson is just a flailing Limbaugh-fanboy/concern troll whom we won’t remember in a couple of months.
    Well, we might remember Watson the same way we remember “the helicopters aren’t laughing” guy, but that’s about it.

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    Satanicpanic says:

    @Watson: Um, you didn’t understand my post at all. OK, maybe I could be more clear. Palin is a useful tool for us. We can say “look at Palin, look at the ridiculous stuff she says, would you vote for someone from a party with members like Palin? Or Rush Limbaugh? Or George Bush?” The point is not that we want to get rid of Rush so much as we want to tar the Republican party with his name. To do so we have to make sure everyone knows the stupid stuff he’s saying. It’s really not that complicated.

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    Scott says:

    @Watson: Troll is not merely troll. Troll is stupid. Troll is kinda epic in stupidity.

    Is that you, Jim Hoft?

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    Brachiator says:

    On the other hand, some good news from radio and media land

    Current TV to Simulcast Liberal Radio Talk Shows
    __
    In its one-year-old bid to challenge MSNBC, the fledgling cable channel Current TV is copying another of MSNBC’s programming strategies.
    __
    Current said Monday that it will soon add two radio show simulcasts to its weekday lineup, giving it live political programming in the mornings for the first time. Beginning sometime early this spring, it will show “The Bill Press Show” from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and “The Stephanie Miller Show” from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time.
    __
    Cameras will be installed inside the radio studios of each show, which feature liberal-minded news and talk, just like Current’s new prime-time programs do.

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    Elie says:

    –And let us not forget — in a single reckless explosion from his shit filled mouth, he completely wiped out the religious freedom justification that the Christianists were pumping around. That defense, such as it was, is dead. Instead, he showed us for real, what it was all about for the Rethugs… The apology put some lipstick on him but he is still a big fat pig.

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    middlewest says:

    Makewi is being extra funny today.

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    aretino says:

    it will be fun watching Young Conor’s fine, Horace-quoting, Republican friends continue to defend him

    I’ll lay ten on BoBo prattling about how public discourse would be impoverished without Rush’s impudent Falstaffian colloquy.

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    harlana says:

    Calm down, Watson, and enjoy the spectacular last gasps and tortured wheezings of the GOP with us. Or not. I know I’m having a blast! Just don’t be a party-pooper

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    Nancy says:

    Has anyone posted this? The Lauren County Republican party of South Carolina has devised a sexual litmus test/pledge. I can’t tell if masturbation is allowed, but if it is, I’ve got some old socks I could send them. The wingularity is definitely nigh.

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpoi.....fpnewsfeed

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    RD says:

    @Watson:

    Whatever.

    Remember to cite God and Jesus while Obama rips your balls off in the general.

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    Watson says:

    So much love around here. You idiots make me ashamed to call myself a liberal. You have no clue. Dumb does not even begin to describe it.

    The only thing that keeps me going is that there is just as much dumb on the other side. Only far fewer of them and being called hitler and satan and communist or whatever over and over isn’t much fun. At least you people ‘think’ you are smart. The other side discourages such thinking.

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    gaz says:

    @Scott: He wishes. While gunning for a top spot at Sadly, No! or World-O-Crap, he’ll always come up short compared to the “Gateway Pundit”. He has the stupid, but not the talent, of Mr. Hoft.

    Watson even fails at failing.

    It’s entertaining though.

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    joeyess says:

    @Watson:

    The right loves anything and everything you hate. The more you hate the more they embrace.

    So, you’re saying that you’re irrational? Good to know.

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    @harlana: Don’t waste your time. Something tells me Watson isn’t exactly “with us”.

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    @Watson: Thanks Mother Theresa! I’ll savor all the memories of your kindness and measured thinking.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Watson:

    Maybe I should go back to mocking the clowns on that orange site.

    Buh-BYE.

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    harlana says:

    Speaking of being paid to have sex, if she is actually sleeping with him, Rush’s latest wife is earning every penny

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @lonesomerobot: Grifters gotta grift, trolls gotta troll.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Watson:

    So much love around here. You idiots make me ashamed to call myself a liberal.

    Odd, I don’t know you from beans, and give less than a shit about what you call yourself.

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    harlana says:

    @lonesomerobot: yup, i know, he haz a sad and i haz a :)

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    @Soonergrunt: I, for one, find it exceedingly sad that Watson got fee-fees hurt and can’t seem to find a group of like-minded individuals who like to take advice wrapped in insults.

    So sad. There’s gotta be a Ron Paul blog that will take in this little scrapper.

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    gaz says:

    @Watson: Go ahead and call yourself a liberal. We liberals have already moved on to calling you an idiot.

    But no worries. I like you, Stewart. You’re not like the other people, here, at the trailer park.

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    J.W. Hamner says:

    You idiots make me ashamed to call myself a liberal.

    lolz

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    harlana says:

    is there a Trolling for Dummies book out yet?

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    gaz says:

    @harlana: They’re working on it, but case studies (Watson) take time.

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    jomo says:

    The advertisers that Rush is losing? They aren’t top notch brand advertisers – they are DR advertisers – pretty much only driven by the cost and the number of times they make the phones ring. If you are losing Sleep Number as an advertiser – there is not much further to fall. You’d be heading into Glenn Beck territory where all you can really sell is gold, and conspiracy stuff.

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    Svensker says:

    @amk:

    Niiice. Stolen.

    Mmmmmm, I could use some nice stollen right now. With almond paste. And some French press coffee on the side….

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    rikyrah says:

    ICAM

    keep on saying

    WAR ON WOMEN!!

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    colby says:

    @Watson: @Watson: You seem to be under the mistaken impression that it matters at all what the right wing cranks. Let me help you: it does not. Yes, they are going to vote against Democrats no matter what, and anything Democrats criticize, they will embrace. But that doesn’t matter, because they are going to vote against Democrats no matter what.

    And they are not a majority of the electorate. So, by all means, if you’re interested in what they say and do, continue to follow it and talk about it with others. But do not mistake them for what really matters in the political world.

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    colby says:

    @Watson:

    Karl Roves “Willy Horton” was a good start but Frank Luntz took it to a whole other level.

    You’ve confused Rove, Luntz, and Lee Atwater in a very unique way.

    But yeah, the Willie Horton ad. Elected a Republican who raised taxes, assembled an international coalition, and signed the ADA, a massive regulatory and safety net bill. And Karl Rove. Helped the guy that expanded the federal government’s role in education, passed a new entitlement program, and devised the bailouts.

    Massive wins for American conservatism there, sure.

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    Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor says:

    @Watson:

    So much love around here. You idiots make me ashamed to call myself a liberal.

    Well… what would you be doing differently from the folks here, then?

    Feel free to instruct.

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    LAC says:

    @Raven:

    Yes, quoth you…shut the fuck up…

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    Bex says:

    @Watson: Didn’t you get banned over there?

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    Catsy says:

    @Watson:

    So much love around here. You idiots make me ashamed to call myself a liberal.

    One or both of the following are true:

    1. You are not a liberal, you just play one when you’re concern trolling.
    2. The breadth of your stupidity can only be measured in parsecs.

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    elftx says:

    @GregB:

    I am sooo stealing that!!

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    elftx says:

    @Jeffraham Prestonian:
    pretty kittehs !!

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    TenguPhule says:

    When you shine a light on the filth of the right, remember that double set of magnifying glasses to boost the impact.

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    @elftx: Thank you! I built them, myself. ;)
    .

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    Guys I think Raven is just the messenger here

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Cluttered Mind:

    We have a daughter a few years younger than Fluke and she’s pissed off at that lying fucker, as are my wife and myself.

    A conservative commenter at Redstate says:

    Every time Fluke’s name enters the discussion, it’s no longer about religious liberty or whether employers should have to cover medical procedures that violate their beliefs. It turns into whether it’s ok to call women who want birth control included in their health insurance policies sluts and prostitutes. How do we possibly win an argument framed that way? Heck, if someone calls my sister a slut for using birth control, not only am I not voting for that person, I’m punching them to see if their health coverage covers blunt force trauma

    He sees it as Rush having derailed what he views as a legitimate issue.

    Rush is now viewed by his supporters as having screwed the pooch for them on this ‘issue’…lol!

    Thanks Rush! ;p

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    Some Loser says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:
    He’s got a point.

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    dSmith says:

    It took me a few hours but I finally got the reference. Lambeth Walk. Right?

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