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Limbaugh fires back at 'fool' Jackson Lee for NFL floor speech
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Posted on 10/14/2009 11:40:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Limbaugh fires back at 'fool' Jackson Lee for NFL floor speech By Bob Cusack - 10/14/09 01:57 PM ET

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday fired back at a House Democrat who has called on the National Football League (NFL) not to let him buy the St. Louis Rams.

On his radio show, Limbaugh said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) was "spreading lies" when she delivered a speech on the House floor on Tuesday.

Jackson Lee said Limbaugh is "divisive" and should not be allowed to impugn the integrity of the NFL. She also highlighted Limbaugh's controversial comments about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb in 2003.

Limbaugh, who has expressed interest in buying the Rams, said, "I wonder if Ms. Jackson Lee to have any regard for the truth. Does she have any regard for hoping, desiring to sound intelligent and knowledgeable, or is she content to be happy and proud to go the floor of the House of Representatives and make a fool of herself?

"What makes [Jackson Lee] a sports expert?" Limbaugh asked.

Limbaugh asserted that the media and Democrats are spreading "lies and fabrications and misstatements" about him, suggesting that his comments on McNabb have been distorted.

He added, "She can say what she wants. These are the people who have power over us ... I don't have any power over Sheila Jackson Lee and I don't seek any power over Sheila Jackson Lee. She, on the other hand, is the opposite. She wants power over not just me, but of as many people she can get."

The Missouri native said Democrats are going after him: "The United States government has people who are now totally comfortable in targeting an individual," he said, citing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and now Jackson Lee.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; jacksonlee; nfl; rush
Amusing.......
1 posted on 10/14/2009 11:40:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, maybe she ought to debate Rush about it on the air.........................


2 posted on 10/14/2009 11:42:53 AM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion)
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard this segment of Rush’s program, and what he said is MUCH better than what this article quotes or paraphrases.


3 posted on 10/14/2009 11:43:12 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds more serious than that.


4 posted on 10/14/2009 11:43:27 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Both barrels, on an ignorant, divisive race baiter.

Love it.

5 posted on 10/14/2009 11:43:52 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

She really pisses me off the way she “channels” Barbara Jordan. She tries to sound just like her. I sat on a plane next to Barbara Jordan not long before her death and chatted with her for some time. Jackson-Lee is no Barbara Jordan. Jordan would be sickened bt the state of the country right now.


6 posted on 10/14/2009 11:44:32 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush will make them pay for their insolence.


7 posted on 10/14/2009 11:44:42 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Sub-Driver

What the hell would Sheila Jackson Lee know about integrity?


8 posted on 10/14/2009 11:44:53 AM PDT by jlaughlin
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheila Jackson-Lee was the politician who was answering her cell phone while conducting a townhall meeting. This vulgar move was designed to get a bad response. It didn’t work but it did show the callousness our elected officials have for us.


9 posted on 10/14/2009 11:45:21 AM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish rush would get a good attorney and sue every one. I mean every one of these asshats!


10 posted on 10/14/2009 11:45:51 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: Sub-Driver
"....the integrity of the NFL".

What?

11 posted on 10/14/2009 11:47:03 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Love my country. Hate my government./Barack Obama: An authentic "African American.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Rush better be making a list of people to sue...there is precedent.

A few Hollywood stars have sued the tabloids for defamation...I don't see this as being any different.

12 posted on 10/14/2009 11:47:50 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Sub-Driver

You know, I think I’m old enough to run against her....She has got to go NOW.


13 posted on 10/14/2009 11:49:07 AM PDT by Txngal
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To: Sub-Driver
The Missouri native said Democrats are going after him: "The United States government has people who are now totally comfortable in targeting an individual," he said, citing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and now Jackson Lee.

So what is RUSH doing about it? Talk Talk Talk. Same as Urkel is doing with Iran & will get the same results. Thanks, Savage for putting your money with your talk.

14 posted on 10/14/2009 11:51:36 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jackson Lee said Limbaugh is "divisive" and should not be allowed to impugn the integrity of the NFL.

Integrity??!!! Of the NFL???!!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!

Yeah, nothing says integrity like meddling owners (Jones, Snyder), idiot owners (Davis), tried and convicted felons being allowed to play (Pacman, Vick, others), etc. Integrity?!

15 posted on 10/14/2009 11:52:45 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
"What makes [Jackson Lee] a sports expert?" Limbaugh asked.

No, actually, Mr. Cusack, Rush said that "Snerdly" was screaming that question in his ear, and he repeated the question.

See, that's another problem the media has - they can accurately report every word of a false accusation; but, they can't seem to report accurately on things that are actually said. *sigh*

16 posted on 10/14/2009 11:53:05 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: wolfcreek

I just had a vision of Rush and his St. Louis Rams winning the Super Bowl. The thought of watching Roger no-Goodell handing the Lombardi trophy to Rush reminds me of when Al Davis was winning Super Bowls with his L.A. Raiders while in court against Pete Rozelle and the rest of the No Fun League.


17 posted on 10/14/2009 11:53:30 AM PDT by ssaftler (Borg Queen Obama: Resistance is futile!)
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To: Digger
I believe that Rush has a team of legal folks "doing something"...I think he's mentioned it.

He's just not tipping his hand completely...

18 posted on 10/14/2009 11:54:42 AM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Sub-Driver
This situation is just symptomatic of the 'true' goal; that being as much control over the private sector as possible. Dictating who can do what in a private market is the rabid desire of these whack jobs.
19 posted on 10/14/2009 11:57:07 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I know who wins; I have read the 'Book')
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To: Sub-Driver

That was fast.


20 posted on 10/14/2009 11:59:34 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: crazydad

I’m sure he and TGO have been in touch. They seem to be pretty good friends.


21 posted on 10/14/2009 12:00:48 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I know who wins; I have read the 'Book')
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To: Sub-Driver
The liberal-left and Democrats all, can't win the debate with Rush in the political arena of ideas.

Instead, they go after Rush by fabricating stories about his being insensitive and divisive. Along with pinning on Rush the “racist” mantra. The question is, with the hate for Rush rising, will this tactic work?

22 posted on 10/14/2009 12:05:24 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: jlaughlin

**What the hell would Sheila Jackson Lee know about integrity?**

JAckson LEE, DOES, however...knows about the American FLAG on MARS.. wonder if the Mars ROVER ever found that flag?


23 posted on 10/14/2009 12:11:53 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: Reagan Man

I’d really love to know how a New York liberal is representing Houston, Tx! What kind of crimes did that ole hag do to get that job?


24 posted on 10/14/2009 12:14:25 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard somebody say that he heard somebody say that he thought he heard Rush say - - - - - - - something divisive?


25 posted on 10/14/2009 12:14:53 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion never saved anyone, and never will.)
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To: crazydad

Maybe that’s his plan, but some how, I doubt it. I think sports teams in general right now, are not that good of an investment with the impending dollar implosion when no one will be able to afford to go to games.


26 posted on 10/14/2009 12:15:43 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: LucyJo

Just as a test one day,
I quizzed my benchmark lib-in-law
on some of the more outrageous characters,
some of the more egregious ethics violations (Rangel),
and some of the fascist policies of this admin.

Didn’t have a clue.

I’ve come to conclude that leftists simply have FAITH
in elected people and government when leftists are in power.

They DON’T CARE how demonstrably stupid and totalitarian they are.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 12:18:12 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Blueflag

Rush knows he is controversial. It goes with the territory. I would guess he enjoys it and it helps his ratings,


28 posted on 10/14/2009 12:18:15 PM PDT by mono
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To: NativeTxn

Here’s the funny thing.

She’s the “BEST AND BRIGHTEST” of her district.
That’s why she’s their REPRESENTATIVE.


29 posted on 10/14/2009 12:19:12 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Digger

IN many cases Savage was right on the mark....it sounded a little whinny when he first complained baout Limbaugh and Beck not supporting him with the UK persona non grata business. But looks like he was right when he said they would go after Beck and Rush next.


30 posted on 10/14/2009 12:21:23 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I see a slightly diferent goal, perhaps leading to the same result, but the goal I see is:

-Rush is a conservative

-Rush is a racist

Therefore, conservatives are racists

To the media friendly Left, and the Left friendly media, and with a black Leftist President, they see that as game, set, and match.


31 posted on 10/14/2009 12:26:02 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: MrB
You an I may have married into the same family. When run by Democrats, the government knows best. By faith, they *know* the government runs schools are the best place for children to be educated. By faith, they *know* Fox News spreads lies. By faith, they *know* Rush Limbaugh is a racist. The state is their religion.
32 posted on 10/14/2009 12:29:38 PM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

All part of it no doubt.


33 posted on 10/14/2009 12:36:57 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I know who wins; I have read the 'Book')
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To: Sub-Driver
I find it amazing that we have Politicians that would focus on stopping Rush Limbaugh from purchasing an NFL team while unemployment is on its way to 10% and we have an economy on the brink of collapse. Where the hell is the media on this? If the Republicans were targeting a rich liberal from buying an NFL team in this uncertain time we live in the media would absolutely be crucifying them. Why can't the politicians get to work solving our countries problems and let the NFL deal with Rush!
34 posted on 10/14/2009 1:02:43 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: MrB

The more that was revealed about Clinton, the higher went his poll numbers. They admired his ability to lie - even considered it humorous.

Obama isn’t as “slick” (as indicated by poll numbers), but they’ve been brainwashed to hate the Right more than they dislike what the Left is doing.

However, eyes are being opened and hearts changed. That’s why leftists are becoming more desperate and rabid in their attempts to silence and/or destroy any source of criticism.
They know what the truth will do to the fabric of lies they’ve woven and pulled over the eyes of their voters.


35 posted on 10/14/2009 1:05:04 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Sub-Driver
Link

".. The Congressional bonehead award goes to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) who, on a visit to JPL, asked if Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong!.."

36 posted on 10/14/2009 1:35:44 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sub-Driver

Every time Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee opens her mouth it reminds me that she readily falls into the category of “people who annoy you”.


37 posted on 10/14/2009 1:46:34 PM PDT by La.daddyrabbit (Born and bred in the briar patch. Liberalism is the sickness, the Democratic party is the asylum.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I like Rush and I think Sheila Jackson Lee is an idiot, but Rush is on questionable grounds constitutionally speaking.

Art. I, Sec. 6 (of Senators and Representatives) "...for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place."

It looks like Rush is required to go the floor of Congress to question anything Jackson Lee has said...

38 posted on 10/14/2009 2:34:25 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush needs to go NUCLEAR in responding to this. He has the money. Bloody as many noses as he can.

In any case, everytime a playa in the NFL breaks a law Rush should highlight it and use it to beat the NFL over the head.


39 posted on 10/14/2009 2:41:37 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Verginius Rufus
Art. I, Sec. 6 (of Senators and Representatives) "...for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place."

It sounds like Congressmen and Senators will make poor guests on TV and radio, since they cannot be "questioned" on the legislation they're considering. If that is what this means...

It looks like the context of Article I, Section 6, is affording congressmen and senators immunity from arrest for anything they do or say while in session.We are free to criticize anything our elected representatives say or do in a free debate.

40 posted on 10/14/2009 3:15:17 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting

I wasn’t being serious—I know we are free to question our representatives. Of course, Nancy Pelosi will call us Nazis if we do, but that’s another matter.


41 posted on 10/14/2009 3:48:56 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Digger

Just because you are not aware of what he may be doing doesn’t mean he isn’t doing anything. Your comments strike me as knee-jerk and bitter. What are you doing to help by making disparaging comments based on an uniformed opinion? Your reaction is nothing but talk, talk, talk.


42 posted on 10/14/2009 4:13:52 PM PDT by DeltaZulu
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