“I am in a faithful, loving, committed marriage. I’m proud of my marriage. And I’m proud of my husband. And I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral, as well as political leader of the United States. America has moved on, and we should have a politics of belonging that welcomes everybody.”
– Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, IN, in response to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh commenting on Buttigieg’s sexuality.
“I don’t care what the Supreme Court does. This is now inevitable.”
– Rush Limbaugh, on the U.S. Supreme Court’s discussion of same-sex marriage.
It must be a good Friday! I actually agree with this fat, racist bastard who’s been married four times with no children. And, I haven’t had a mixed drink yet!
“We have to face some truths. We have to face some reality. We are outnumbered and we are losing ground. This was not a glitch. This is a trend. That happened last night. This is the trend. We are outnumbered. Whether you want to put it in terms of – have we lost the country or not? There’s no other explanation.”
– Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show November 7.
Well, he’s right about one thing: loud-mouthed bigots like him, Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter are, indeed, outnumbered; outnumbered by the increasing diversity in the United States and its equally increasing number of open minds. In other words, America and the world are no longer the playgrounds of White heterosexual Christian males. Damn! They actually have to share now! Imagine that! Pardon me if I don’t break out the violin. As a mostly White male myself, I still can’t relate. I’m just not an asshole.
“Obama’s making these phone calls, looking for somebody to play the role of a Greek column today, and he found Gov. Christie to do it. Christie’s the only Republican not just praising Obama . . . Let’s just put it this way: Is it wrong for one man to love another man? But that man-love out there is isolated in the state of New Jersey.”
– Rush Limbaugh on his radio show, condemning Chris Christie for working with President Obama on the Hurricane Sandy aftermath.
This is the downside of free speech: anyone with a microphone, computer or bullhorn can say just about anything they want – no matter how blatantly asinine.
I always felt Rush Limbaugh is an arrogant bastard, but he’s even outdone himself now. This time around, like a typical conservative Republican, he blames the poor and unemployed for their own plights and expects them just to make things better for themselves.
Earlier this week, Limbaugh proclaimed:
“The sad truth is that employment is not pivotal… No job, no employment, no pain. For a whole heck of a lot of people whose expectations for themselves are not very high…. There are no jobs, and yet they’re still eating. I’m telling you, there’s a new reality out there…. Because it’s not resulting in that much pain, not nearly as much as it used to…. The so-called victims of the unemployment circumstance are not suffering as unemployed people in the past did.”
With Republicans in Congress refusing to negotiate with President Obama – determined more to destroy his presidency than help the American people – our nation’s economic crisis hasn’t abated. Of course, if Obama had grown some back bone at the end of 2010 and refused to budge on the Bush tax cuts, matters might have improved by now. But, I’m not an economist. I am, however, a citizen and a voter who’s experienced unemployment for the better part of the past 18 months. For me, there’s no joy in that. I’ve all but exhausted by savings and completely wiped out my old 401K. I’ve been able to put off my reimbursing my student loans, but that can’t last much longer. Fortunately, I just found a contract position that begins next week. Hopefully, that will endure. Last summer I landed a 90-day contract gig that the client pulled after only 3 weeks because their vendor wasn’t producing the work as anticipating. It was difficult to explain that to prospective employers, but I worked through it.
I remember the 1990 – 92 and 2001 – 02 recessions very well. But, I’ve never seen it this bad. So, while Ann Romney spends more on her dressage horse than most people earn in a year of legitimate work and Rush Limbaugh squats atop his ivory tower, the rest of us normal folk continue to struggle. And, we won’t forget what our elected officials did to us and didn’t for us. Poor Rush though. All those years of Viagra and Vicodin usage apparently have had the same effect as methamphetamine.
“My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
– Rush Limbaugh apologizing on his web site Saturday
Thanks, Rush! After a national backlash and several corporate sponsors pulled ads from your show, I can tell this comes from the depths of your enlarged heart. You besmirched the reputation of someone you don’t know, but that happens all the time in your business. Now, take some Vicodin and shut the hell up!