Skip to comments.Limbaugh makes millions for being wrong (While I toil away at 7-11 and opine from Mom's basement!)
Posted on 05/09/2009 1:46:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh signed an eight-year, $400 million contract in 2008 with Clear Channel Communications! In terms even I can understand, that's $50 million a year -- not to mention tens of millions more in endless endorsements.
I've just got to ask: Why on God's green Earth does he make so much money? Yes, I realize Limbaugh is the de facto Führer of the Republican Party. Yet, as far as I can tell, he's making well over half-a-billion dollars the next eight years for doing nothing more than always being wrong.
Didn't Limbaugh predict the invasion of Iraq would be smooth sailing? Didn't Limbaugh parrot Bush every time he said, "The fundamentals of the economy are strong" -- all the way up to and over the economic collapse cliff, in September 2008? In January 2009, didn't Limbaugh predict the apocalypse if President Obama's economic plans were passed by the majority-Democrat Congress?
Then, on May 5, didn't Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a Republican, predict the economy would be out of recession by fall 2009? Jobless claims are dropping. Retail sales are improving. Thus, the stock market has been positive the past two months.
So, where's this apocalypse we were all dying for?
I'm sorry, but as the rational human being bank-rolling him, I would absolutely have to know that Limbaugh has been right about one, single, teensy-weensy thing in order to have completely justified his $400-million-plus goldmine jackpot.
Jealous? You bet your sweet, sweet apple I am! Hey, I'm wrong all the time, too. Quick -- someone write me a check for $400 million and I'll be as wrong as you want for as long as you want. Heck, I'll even go one better. I'll be wrong and over the moon to get paid a measly 1 percent of that amount for my magnificently selfless services.
Somebody call the Whambulance!
Annoy a liberal. Work hard. Succeed. Be happy.
Ben Bernanke is not a Republican. He is a Democrat, just like Hank Paulson.
This is what happens when you elect someone like George W. Bush - compassionate Conservative and unabashed bipartisan.
What happens is Republicans get screwed!
“Jealous? You bet your sweet, sweet apple I am! Hey, I’m wrong all the time, too. Quick — someone write me a check for $400 million and I’ll be as wrong as you want for as long as you want. Heck, I’ll even go one better. I’ll be wrong and over the moon to get paid a measly 1 percent of that amount for my magnificently selfless services.”
Ahh..some moonbat aspiring to go the Al Franken/Err Amerika route.
Cry like a girl. WWWWAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa! Better climb those stairs and ask Momma for a bowl of milk toast.
Everyone has their own peculiar notion of a decent president. Some people like presidents who lower taxes and run up the largest federal budget deficit in history. Others confide all their trust in a president who holds human beings in prison indefinitely, without charge, torturing them in order to win, or keep the peace at any cost.
There also are those who truly adore a president who bugs his or her citizens’ homes in the name of “freedom” without a warrant — until it happens to them personally, of course. Then, strangely enough, it instantly becomes an unforgivable defamation of their sacred constitutional rights. Heh, imagine that.
I have one criterion for an OK president: Can I criticize him or her without being threatened with arrest; without brutality; without having an FBI van pull up outside my house; without being called unpatriotic, a traitor or a commie worm?
Most important of all, dearest to my heart: Can I disagree with presidential policies without alienating and losing friends in this lovely little place I’ve called home since 1977, since I was a toddler?
Hallelujah! I’m not going to have any of these multitudinous problems of the past eight years during the next four.
Nathan Kirby, Augusta
What must the Republicans be thinking by not supporting President Obama’s stimulus whatsoever? A logical person might think the Republican Party would go completely extinct when the economy improves from so many people becoming employed, having their benefits extended and keeping their houses, thus stimulating business growth.
Notwithstanding, the Republicans know exactly what they’re doing. They cannot support President Obama now; instead, they swear up and down that nothing Obama does helps the economy. And when the economy inevitably improves — and a small tax surplus is created from Obama repealing Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthiest 5 percent of Americans — the Republicans will come back into power with unshaky promises of “Now that everything’s finally fixed, let’s have the tax cuts back. Let’s see if we can possibly top the budget deficit that Bush left President Obama. And, uh, oh yeah — no more oversight of business because oversight is communist.” And then we can go through the whole horrific boom-and-bust cycle all over again.
Great. Can’t wait. Try to hold on to your 401(k) at that point!
This guy is just full of all kinds of gems.
>>Yet, as far as I can tell, he’s making well over half-a-billion dollars the next eight years for doing nothing more than always being wrong.<<
Yes, unlike those bastions of honesty and integrity like:
1. Harry Reid - the war is lost,
2. 0bambi - we are not a Christian nation,
3. Pelosi - I was never told we tortured,
4. Gore - he betrayed us, and finally
5. Swimmer Kennedy - I was confused.
Limbaugh is almost always right. In regards to going off the cliff,,,,, we have,,,, just have not hit the bottom yet. Don’t pay too much attention to the rising (for now) market. Look at what could result from these “failing treasury auctions.
Well Nathan , can I call you Nattily?
Nattily sometimes we reach a point in our lives when we work up the never to ask the questions you pose, just to hear the cold yet truthful response, “If we have to explain it to you, you just wouldn’t understand.”
I looked up your photo Nattily, and I believe I can see one of your problems, poor soul, you look gay. But don’t try to explain your gayness to me, as I just wouldn’t understand.
Good night, Nattily.
Everything this guy thinks he knows is wrong.
If I read that right, he wants a president who will make his friends like him. That certainly what I always look for in the leader of the free world; forget all that hoity-toity economic and international relations stuff, can you make me popular?
You need to fit some forced ventilation to Mom's basement... the fumes are clouding your ability to think straight.
( the heavy equipment guy, AKA a subaltern in the Vast, Right Wing Konspiracy to "Get Zer0!" )
This guy needs to get lost. He is a real loser.
Hey Nat, you little limp wrist, since you’re into calling people out for how much they legally make, why not call out big bucks scum like David Letterman, or HOprah, or George Looney? They all make a pile of money. How come that’s fair and Limbaugh or anyone else on the right’s income is a target for your misplaced puerile anger? Why not call out Nazi Pelosi? She’s got a lot of money.
I’ve never heard of this clown and I’d be willing to bet most of you have not either. However we DO know who Rush Limbaugh is. Thus the difference in the pay scale between them.
Well, after Obama gets Amnesty passed before the year is out, this idiot had better study hard just to keep his job at 7/11 or Wal-Mart. Because there will be some serious competition even for sweeping floors on the night crew.
Sounds like this.. individual's... friends think he's a tool as well.
Rush gets paid a lot of money, because he generates even more money for the people paying him. The question the loser should ask, is why does Keith Olberman get paid 7 million dollars a year when only his immediate family, and the Obama’s watch his show.
Nate, why should we cut you a check for 400 mill when you’re already wrong for free?
No need to read further.
He makes all that money because he is right most of the time. Without trying to refute everything this malcontent is saying, maybe there is a reasin Limbaugh makes what he does and this guy is in a 7/11.
**I’ve just got to ask: Why on God’s green Earth does he make so much money? Yes, I realize Limbaugh is the de facto Führer of the Republican Party.**
I got this far in the article... I think I need a SHOWER, now. To all Liberal blogger wannabe’s; Before you go throwing around the term FUHRER, Go read about the early days of the National Socialist Party.
From the comments @ the Augusta Chron:
‘Nathan, put some ice on it young man. If you had anything to say you too could be making money. You, however, are an empty suit with your leftist neo Marxist ideology. I have been a Rush fan since 1988’...
Augusta, GA is a bit different IMHO, lots of lefty losers brought in to the DOE Savannah River site as well as disaffected black minorities awas mucho Hispanos....Nathan is probably just another retardo that retired with a Federal Pension & Healthcare after feasting on the back of the Taxpayer for 30 years!
I am sure his employer would not agrre with this twit or his employer would not have paid it - Surely this is the basis of Capitalism and this, dear friends, is what this useful idiot does not like.
I had to read after that...
Dear Nate; this is called a pause. It gives us an opportunity to examine if what has been done to stop the slide is actually working. It is part of a slow unwind and not the hallelujah start of a recovery in this case. The banks are still not lending on a large scale. Instead they need more capital on their books. Even your own Fuhrer O knows this, he is just softening the information for your weary crisis emotions. He won't let the bad banks fail, remember they are too big to fail. Fuhrer 0 has created trillions of dollars of new debt, new debt on top of the old billions. You screamed about the Bush billions used to protect our freedom, keep us safe, and keep terrorists at bay. The Fuhrer 0 trillions is going to do what for us? Energy Independence you say? How when we can't drill for oil, can't build more nuclear plants, can't build more coal plants. Electric cars need more electricity ...about 40% more. That isn't going to come from windmills and solar panels son.
Hmmm...let me go find the chart I posted yesterday. All those tax cuts and repealed cuts and repealed oil subsidy thing-a-ma-jobs ain't even going to begin to help our economy, unless Fuhrer 0 gets his trillions down to millions. Now, let me see it was a chart from the CBO...oh yes,...here it is. I understand you liberal folks like your visual aids.
You see them red bars on there. That is what Fuhrer 0 has created for us to take care of. In order to take care of them trillions he is going to have to take the money from somewhere? Now, son just where do you think he is going to get that money?
Print it? Really? What happens if we just around printing money like it is counterfeit? It devalues our money. Now there was a time when our money was backed by gold. But, son we've been off that gold standard for decades. So our money is backed by our debt and the full faith and credit of the United States. You ever think about what that means?
Naw, didn't think you had. It means your work, your effort, your imagination, your ingenuity, your ability to "make something of value" with your life. What has always made this country prosper, our economy hum, has been the individuals ability to pursue his happiness. Sure some succeed and some fail. Nothing wrong with failure, if you learn something from it. The more Fuhrer 0 meddles with creating trillion dollar debts, the more freedom he takes away from us all.
The longer you live in your parents basement typing out computer generated blogs the less freedom you give your parents and your country. Your piggybacking on your parents, instead of getting out there and pursuing your dreams, is what is going to kill the country and our Freedom. It is like all those folks who are piggybacking on the government, looking for their handout from the government. It is really a handout from me who works to pursue their dreams, to folks like you still living in your parents basement.
I'll give you Rush is wrong from time to time, but not on this son. The more the Fuhrer meddles in the economy, the more congress wants to hold its kangaroo courts with CEO's the more we lose our Freedom. We have laws to deal with what has happened and what is about to happen. Perhaps you should ask your Fuhrer why he isn't using them?
How brave. He’s speaking truth to power.
Limb. pulls in the bucks, ‘’democracy’’ rules,,,,heh heh
It’s a TRUTH thing; you wouldn’t understand.
Living in the basement, surfing flyingsaucer.com all day and hoping the dog in the junkyard will notice you is not the way to go through life, son. Most likely you’ll see this boy Saturday morning at the dumpster looking for used Twinkies and ramen noodles.
I almost fell off my chair laughing at your grenade complaint department.
Its pretty simple Nathan...no one gives a rat’s a$$ what you have to say.
When they do give one, maybe you will EARN more money.
Robert Rubin and Corzine are also Democrats. Ditto Warren Buffet. I thought all these billionaires were greedy Republican gluttons of privilege. Oops! Why, they’re all Democrats! Reckon this assuages their sense of guilt about how they made their ill gotten booty? Rubin got a $50,000,000 deal from Citi, didn’t he? The biggest hypocrites are Democrats and by long odds.
This is some great ad copy Nathan Kirby. Well done.
Discredit, discredit, discredit the competition.
Yea really - Rush has 20,000,000 listeners and this wannabe has what, maybe 37 ?
(PS the fundemantals of the economy didn't include distruction of the housing market by Bawny Fwank forcing lenders to put millions of unqualified people into homes they couldn't afford and the artificial expansion of housing prices that went along with it.)
The true answer to your question (and I think Rush would agree) is sales. Rush has made an unbelievable amount of money for those who advertise on his show. He is a great pitch man; he’s smart about the products he chooses to advertise as well. Lumber Liquidators, Select Comfort, Allen Brothers, Life Lock, Pro Flowers, etc, etc. Even Apple Computer who doesn’t pay Rush a dime has no doubt been lifted by his show and they know it.
Every company out there takes good, good, care of their top salesmen. Rush will be well cared for because his listeners are loyal. It’s a Capitalist thing, Nathan, you wouldn’t understand.
And the answer is "We need the Fairness Doctrine" /moonbat>
I know Nate, I know. It must suck being you......
Try applying elsewhere. If 7-11 is your situation, change it. Sitting back and waiting for Osama to change it will not get you anywhere in life other than on the internet griping about your shallowness and others success. Rush has worked his ass off to be what he is today. Oprah is a fraud. She is an entertainer just like Rush. Why not gripe about her?
He has more readers on this thread than in the paper
This is as far as you have to go to get what he really did "wrong." (first sentence)
The other blips (2?) are all she's got? My God! MSM spews conscious errors by the minute 24/7.