Rush Limbaugh Is A Dirty Old Man

So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.

Rush Limbaugh

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Comments

  1. Ben Wolf says:

    Who paid for Rush’s viagra when he was visiting the dirty-old-man sleeping with underage girls capitol of the western hemisphere, the Dominican Republic? Can we see those videos (and we know damned well he made them.)

  2. Mark says:

    He’s a douche bag. Can’t wait for all of his fans to defend him, telling us, “where is your sense of humor? He’s just joking! You don’t get it.” What an ass.

  3. An Interested Party says:

    Can we see those videos (and we know damned well he made them.)

    Who would want to watch that? Snuff films would look tame by comparison…

  4. anjin-san says:

    The GOP just can’t stop digging…

  5. Herb says:

    Roseanne Barr said something equally dumb today, but no one cares what she says….

  6. michael reynolds says:

    @Herb:
    Roseanne Barr is the not the intellectual leader of a major political party. Democratic politicians do not line up to kiss Roseanne Barr’s ass. They do not live in fear of Roseanne Barr.

    The problem is not the fat old drug addict with a radio show, the problem is a spineless Republican Party that grovels before him.

  7. anjin-san says:

    Compared to what Limbaugh is, a dirty old man is pretty respectable.

  8. Herb says:

    @michael reynolds:

    Roseanne Barr is the not the intellectual leader of a major political party.

    Yeah, I know. Just don’t tell Doug, because he’s really scared of her and Cenk Ugyar….

    Total agreement that the spineless Republican party is a problem, though.

  9. de stijl says:

    Slut-shaming and perving on “sluts” at the same time is kind of a mixed message. Limbaugh’s id is a very ugly place.

    Psychologically, his statement is way more revealing than he should be probably be comfortable putting out there.

    Limbaugh is a vile and despicable person. He will always be a vile and despicable person, even after he dies. The Breitbart Rule be damned.

  10. TSAR_matt says:

    I don’t know who this Limbaugh person is but it sounds like he’s doing something right based off the responses of the liberal OTB. Someone needs to wake up zombieland and by god it might be this man. To survive as a country we must increase the voter age to 35

  11. Who paid for Rush Limbaugh’s Vicodin habit? I think he should post his pharmacy records online.

  12. Fiona says:

    There are no words to describe just how vile Limbaugh is. That he holds so much power over certain sectors of our society is a sad commentary on us.

  13. grumpy realist says:

    Mr. Limbaugh’s comment says much more about him than the individual he traduced.

    I’m wondering if this is the “jump-the-shark” moment for him, however. I think even his defenders who are explaining this away as “humor” realize that the statement is a vile and disgusting thing to say.

  14. Dirty Old Man says:

    I resent the comparison.

  15. James Joyner says:

    Clearly Rush–who is after all just an entertainer and a lovable teddy bear–is illustrating absurdity by being absurd. Or something like that.

  16. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @TSAR_matt:

    Made my day Matt. Thanx

  17. legion says:

    @TSAR_matt: Well played, sir. Well played.

  18. MBunge says:

    @James Joyner: “Clearly Rush–who is after all just an entertainer and a lovable teddy bear–is illustrating absurdity by being absurd. Or something like that.”

    I actually don’t think a lot of people understand what Rush is trying to do with this kind of stuff. He’s attempting a brand of conservative humor that’s based on saying something that isn’t offensive to “normal” people but does punch the buttons of liberals and make them overreact. It’s really a fairly sophisticated and clever form of comedy. Whatever skill Rush may have once had at it, however, has been washed away by laziness, anger and ego. Now, Rush just makes an ass of himself, people respond to it and he thinks that proves something. But if you act like an ass and people react to you acting like an ass, all it proves is you are an ass.

    Mike

  19. legion says:

    They say getting drunk doesn’t change your personality – it just makes you a lot more like what you really are. A happy person is a happy drunk, a loud person is a loud drunk, and a violent person is a violent drunk. I think this intense & extended primary season is having a similar effect on pundits of very little brain, who are all terribly stressed with not knowing exactly which dogmatic line to toe, and the cracks in their sanity are starting to show. Limbaugh may do a lot of things to deliberately poke & prod liberals, but deep down, he’s a filthy, vile, despicable human being. He’s the sort of person who sees every single social interaction as a life-and-death competition the he must win, and if you’re not playing the same game, he’ll force you to. Really, the only thing to do with a person like that is to starve them of attention.

  20. J-Dub says:

    When you have no intelligent argument to make you resort to name-calling. If Rush had a reasonable response to Ms. Fluke’s testimony then he would have made it. He did not, so his response was to call her a slut. He’s a bully, pure and simple. Like any bully, he deserves a (verbal) beat-down.

    The real question is, who married this pig? If there is a prostitute in this equation we may not have to look beyond Rush’s own home.

  21. Brummagem Joe says:

    The fact is El Rushbo’s audiences lap this stuff up like mothers milk. This is how large tracts of the Republican base thinks. Ultimately though Rushbo makes money but it’s an own goal for the right because it just serves to reinforce the Republican stereotype and ticks off a lot of women. Go knock yourself out Rush, you’re music to Democrat’s ears.

  22. superdestroyer says:

    The left has made a big deal that conservatives have had all male panels to discuss religion and contraception even though very few religions have female clergy.

    Yet, the same ones to criticized those panels use a upper class elite white female attending a $50K per year top 14 law school to go in front of an unofficial hearing and claim that he cannot afford her birth control bills and thus the rest of the people paying into insurance should have to pay more for insurance so that he can get birth control bills with no co-pays.

    Was there not one blue collar or middle class, public university student who have made an appealling spokesperson. So is Nancy Pelosi so out of touch that the only 20’s something women she knows are the children of the elite and students of very expensive, private universities.

  23. An Interested Party says:

    @superdestroyer: This particular young lady attends a Catholic law school…that was the point, or are you too dense to realize that? Also, even though organized religion may have very few female clergy, contraception affects most women…perhaps you are too dense to realize that too…

  24. Brummagem Joe says:

    @superdestroyer:

    This is how large tracts of the Republican base thinks.

    Q.E.D.

  25. superdestroyer says:

    @An Interested Party:

    Still sending up a woman who attends any university that cost north of $50K to attend shows that the Democratic Party leadership actually identifies with the elite of the country. There are plenty of women who maybe work at Georgetown Univerity or Catholic University but attend George Mason or Maryland. However, those type of middle class people usually do not get very close to the likes of Nancy Pelosi.

    and Joe, you continual use of Q.E. D just shows how narrow minded the left really is these days.

  26. Brummagem Joe says:

    @superdestroyer:

    and Joe, you continual use of Q.E. D just shows how narrow minded the left really is these days

    .
    What’s your objection I’m just letting your own words provide the proof? Viz.

    Q.E.D. is an initialism of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, which translates as “which was to be demonstrated” or “as was to be expected”. The phrase is traditionally placed in its abbreviated form at the end of a mathematical proof or philosophical argument when what was specified in the enunciation — and in the setting-out — has been exactly restated as the conclusion of the demonstration. The abbreviation thus signals the completion of the proof.

  27. MBunge says:

    @superdestroyer: “However, those type of middle class people usually do not get very close to the likes of Nancy Pelosi.”

    As opposed to how often they pal around with John Boehner or Mitt Romney? It feels stupid to explain this because it’s something people should have learned when they were children, but it’s counterproductive to criticism one side for something of which the other side is equally guilty.

    Mike

  28. Greg says:

    @superdestroyer: Sandra Fluke is a Public Interest Law Scholar, which

    provides financial, professional and academic support to law students dedicated to practicing law in the public interest. In addition to partial tuition scholarships, the program offers summer stipends through the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS).

    You don’t know how much she’s actually paying. Also, please try to do half the good things she’s done before you dismiss her as some privileged elite.

  29. mattb says:

    @MBunge:

    He’s attempting a brand of conservative humor that’s based on saying something that isn’t offensive to “normal” people but does punch the buttons of liberals and make them overreact. It’s really a fairly sophisticated and clever form of comedy.

    The problem with Rush is that *normal* no longer means “average” and has come to mean “his audience.” Which means that what once might have been a “fairly sophisticated’ form of comedy has been reduced to the level of mean JR High School bullying in which a loud mouth says hurtful things to get his followers to laugh.

    It might have been sophisticated a long time ago. But today its the laziest form of “comedy.”

  30. MBunge says:

    And I don’t know if people have noticed, but Rush seems to not understand how the birth control pill works. You have to take one every day to be sure it’s going to work, whether you have sex that day or not. His entire argument is now revolving around the mistaken idea that women need help paying for contraception because of the amount of sex they’re having.

    Now, I can believe a 61 year old man who’s been married multiple times without ever having children and got caught taking Viagra with him on a trip to the Dominican Republica without a woman in tow might be that ignorant of female birth control. But how is it that somebody around Rush hasn’t clued him in?

    Mike

  31. An Interested Party says:

    …and Joe, you continual use of Q.E. D just shows how narrow minded the left really is these days.

    That’s awfully rich coming from someone who sings the same tune over and over and over and over again…

  32. matt says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: @legion:

    I believe that’s the most amount of down votes I’ve ever gotten here.

  33. legion says:

    @matt: I think that since the gag refers to various posts in other threads, a lot of people (who clearly have better things to do than read comments all day!) didn’t catch on to the parody… On the bright side, I’d say it’s clear evidence you were spot-on!

  34. WR says:

    @matt: I hit down before I noticed it wasn’t really the Tsar. Sorry, once I saw, I laughed…

  35. de stijl says:

    @matt:

    A good bit is a good bit whether people get it or not.

  36. superdestroyer says:

    @MBunge:

    I guess the four years at Cornell majoring in feminist studies demonstrates that Ms. Fluke is from a blue collar family.

    Mr. Fluke will be making six figures starting next June after attending $50K a year undergraduate university and $50K a year law school. My guess is that law schools like Catholic, Maryland, or George Mason do not have any public interest scholarship students because only the elite can be bothered.

    I have argued for years that progressives are motivated by wanting more government goodies for themselves while dressing it up as good public policy. After listening to the left tryng to defend an elitist like Ms. Fluke, I guess all I can say is Q.E. D.

  37. superdestroyer says:

    @MBunge:

    But isn’t Ms. Fluke just arguing that the cost of her birth control pills should be include with no copay in her student health service charge. That just means that the annual fee with increase by $500 a year since half of the costs would be paid for by the male students who are not doing to be using the pill?

    Sholdn’t all of the reality-based progressives be pointing out that the birth control pills are never “free” but the argument is over who should be paying for them?

  38. An Interested Party says:

    That just means that the annual fee with increase by $500 a year since half of the costs would be paid for by the male students who are not doing to be using the pill?

    Yet again, another in the long list of the white man’s burdens…