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Kicking Rush When He's Down
Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2010 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 01/06/2010 4:44:01 AM PST by Kaslin

The news that Rush Limbaugh had entered a Hawaii hospital over the New Year's weekend complaining of chest pains triggered a volcanic Internet eruption for the hard left -- the likes of which we've never seen before. If Mt. Vesuvius could vomit in a literal sense, this would be it.

This time, these radicals let their guard down and showed their true colors.

The Twitter lines were ablaze as liberals celebrated the news, news that suggested Mr. Limbaugh was at the very least very ill, and quite possibly dying or maybe already dead:

"Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital in Honolulu. Maybe Santa did get my letter."

"Rush was rushed to the Hospital. Just when I thought Christmas was over..."

"Come on God, I don't ask for much, and I very rarely ask you to smite anyone, but please kill Rush Limbaugh tonight."

Sounding boards like Democratic Underground had field days, living down to their reputations for wishing the very worst for conservatives. One very early conversation among their members carried this exchange:

"I hope he croaks. The world would be a better place."

"No such luck! Remember, 'only the good die young.'"

"If that holds true, the miserable troglodyte will make Methuselah look like a teenager by the time he dies."

Over on the pop culture TMZ site, there were some strong words of encouragement for the radio talk show titan, but still the leftist hatred dominated. Examples:

"Best news I've heard in years ... Hope he joins (Michael Jackson) the sooner the better."

"Won't miss ya! There will be a little less rage in this world if this druggie goes."

"I hope he fails."

"I hope he dies."

And yet nothing quite matched the bile belched by those fine men (and women, too?) at the far left's Valhalla, the Daily Kos. Who writes for the Daily Kos, you ask? Well, to quote the site (even at the risk of exposing its need for a wee bit of updating), "Among luminaries posting diaries on the site are President Jimmy Carter, Senator Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi," etc., etc. In other words, the most powerful voices of the left in America purportedly reside at the Daily Kos.

And what do Sen. Barack Obama's fans think of the news that Rush Limbaugh was at that moment in a hospital presumably fighting for his life? One blogger at the Daily Kos had the temerity to actually suggest that others not wish Rush ill will since it "feeds his ego." No such luck. Among the responses to his plea:

"It is nature's way of telling a-holes like Limbaugh that beers are being thrown back in celebration of that heart attack."

"If he gets well, so be it. If he gets worse, be it paralyzed, comatose, or dead, he's earned it. I hope he dies and I'm glad he's sick. All this fat a-hole has done is encourage a whole generation of Americans to be right-wing, bigoted scumbags like him. I'll never apologize for hating Rush. Or wishing death and illness on him."

"So if Adolf Hitler were to die today would we see a bunch of RIP diaries and 'our heart should go out to his friends and family'?"

It is heartening (pun intended) to note that not every liberal institution behaved so abominably. Let us hold up for commendation sites like the Huffington Post, which made the editorial decision not to run any vicious, attacks on Limbaugh, instead limiting its commenters to good wishes for his recovery.

Likewise, there were numerous liberal activists out there who, while clearly expressing their political differences with the conservative leader, also loudly expressed their desire for his well-being and equally loudly (and futilely) called for their fellow liberals to, well, behave.

But too many liberals didn't because too many liberals just can't, and I don't ever want to hear another sermon from them about "civility" or "the politics of personal destruction." They are no longer allowed to talk about "hate" or pass judgment on what is "mean-spirited." I don't want to hear the words "character assassination" or even "cheap shot" leave their lips.

Unless, of course, it's preceded by "I am guilty of..." Roger Ebert, the long-time movie critic, was for many years a very fat man. He is thinner now after a series of cancer surgeries on his throat and jaw, which have left him unable to speak without a machine. It is beyond curious -- it is crass and downright sick, wholly unprofessional and personally pathetic -- that this man found it appropriate to make Rush-is-a-fatty jokes on Twitter (especially since Limbaugh no longer is overweight).

"Rush: Hawaii is the only country where the Hawaiian shirts come in S, M, L, XL, Rush, and Sumo."

"Surgeons: 'Rush doesn't require a heart transplant, but an installation.'"

"Tests find nothing wrong with Rush Limbaugh's heart. Physically."

Ebert has apologized. Whatever.

Rush, it's good to hear you are well. It's a helluva way to start the new year.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bozell; rudedems; rush; talkradio

1 posted on 01/06/2010 4:44:03 AM PST by Kaslin
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Please Freepmail me if you want to be on, or off my Mike Adams column ping list
2 posted on 01/06/2010 4:44:24 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals are nothing but scum of the Earth and should be treated as such.


3 posted on 01/06/2010 4:47:02 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Kaslin

Good God! I hope Rush lives to be 101. It would piss off the liberals to no end.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 4:47:57 AM PST by Roger_Wildcat
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Compassionate press asks if Rush on pain killers again (BARF)
5 posted on 01/06/2010 4:48:05 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Socialist medicine is cruel and unusual punishment)
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To: Kaslin
Nothing wrong with Rush.

Lots wrong with the left.

GO RUSH!


6 posted on 01/06/2010 4:49:39 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve been saving this for Rush’s triumphant return. This a copy and paste of the “Tweets” of a TMZ correspondent from last week. You can see the dates and times:

#ncaa #WSU Washington State Athletic Director Jim Sterk in talks with Mike Leach for the head coach position. Developing...
11:39 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Source close to the Rush Limbaugh family has confirmed that Marta Limbaugh has collapsed and is being treated in ICU. Looking for details...
11:33 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web #breaking #cnn Drudge reporting Rush Limbaugh has passed away, Thoughts and prayers to the Limbaugh family. Full article coming soon.
11:27 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Harvey Levin at tells me TMZ will be announcing Rush Limbaugh’s death and releasing my pictures of him within the hour. Stay tuned...
10:29 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web I will liveblog the Rush Limbaugh PC and record from my iPhone.
10:23 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Rush Limbaugh press conference starting in the Queen’s Medical press room. Dr. Chan expected to speak, also members of the Limbaugh fam.
10:23 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Can’t go down the street to get a bite to eat without Honolulu police stopping everyone to check for DUI’s. Very annoying.
10:18 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Just ran into a family friend of the Obama’s while waiting in the press room at Queens Medical waiting for a press release re: rush limbaugh
10:15 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Hey @harveylevintmz I’m calling ur # but it is busy, DM me your flight # so we can meet at the airport and hammer out the details of this
10:13 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Just spoke with @HarveyLevinTMZ on the phone, he’s agreed to let me continue tweeting from Queens Medical for breaking news re rush limbaugh
10:08 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Gonna have to stop tweeting now, TMZ has bought the photos of Rush Limbaugh from me and requested I stop tweeting about them.
10:04 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web In talks with TMZ right now to sell the photos of Rush Limbaugh’s corpse. If you have an offer @ me.
10:00 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web #tmz #breaking I have photos of Rush Limbaugh on his death bed, sent to me by a source in honolulu. Will post soon, developing...
9:58 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Dr. Chan, who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed that Rush Limbaugh has passed away at 6:30 HST.
9:49 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web #breaking TMZ is saying that Rush Limbaugh is dead official announcement in 10 minutes. I can confirm.
9:46 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web #breaking more news on Rush Limbaugh coming soon, tryign to get ahold of Mrs. Limbaugh
8:50 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Dr. Chan, head of cardiology at Queen’s Medical Center confirmed to me Rush Limbaughs illness is life threatening. Developing... #breaking
8:45 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web For those who asked, I’m currently staying at the Executive Centre Hotel which is a couple of blocks from QMC, DM me for my # if you’ve info
8:43 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Sources close to the Limbaugh family tell me Rush was on a “prescription drug taking spree” earlier in the day and may have been drinking
8:39 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Just spoke to Dr. Chan at Queens Medical, he is confirmed Rush Limbaugh suffered a Myocardial infarction and is fighting for his life #cnn
8:38 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web #ncaa #breaking A source close to the Leach family confirms Florida rumors. Also in talks with LSU.
10:20 AM Dec 30th, 2009 from web


7 posted on 01/06/2010 4:51:05 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Kaslin

These are the same lefties that want to control EVERYONE’S health care, folks.


8 posted on 01/06/2010 4:52:19 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Exactly


9 posted on 01/06/2010 4:54:27 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Roger_Wildcat

So do I


10 posted on 01/06/2010 4:55:10 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

http://twitter.com/Biodome10


11 posted on 01/06/2010 4:56:14 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Daisyjane69
yes.. same group that would kill off their fellow man for purely ideological differences.... nice bunch of folks, ain't they?
12 posted on 01/06/2010 4:56:35 AM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Kaslin

Not defending them, but I must confess that if the news today said that Pelosi, Reed or Obama had been rushed to the hospital with chest pains, I’d CERTAINLY be thinking the same nasty thoughts about THEM these bloggers have expressed. My prayers to God, however, would not be that they die, just that they not be able to continue working in the govt. and destroying our freedoms.

That said, prayers for Rush!


13 posted on 01/06/2010 4:58:30 AM PST by Muzzle_em (Golden retrievers are really angels in disguise.)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s hoping every individual DUrtbag’s curse turns around to plague their own filthy selves.


14 posted on 01/06/2010 5:01:47 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: Kaslin

When Kennedy died there were light jabs and disgust of his life, nothing like eberts vile attacks.

Pray for America and Rush


15 posted on 01/06/2010 5:02:04 AM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance. Me too.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They can’t help themselves, can they?


16 posted on 01/06/2010 5:03:38 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Daisyjane69

Indeed


17 posted on 01/06/2010 5:04:22 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Muzzle_em
The worst fears of the left, the socialists, the commies, the pelosipuzwaz, the barneyboys, the dingydopes.... will be realized at 1100 hours CST today...

HE'S BACK!

18 posted on 01/06/2010 5:04:46 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: cbkaty

I cannot WAIT to hear Rush today! Should be a great show! One for the history books!


19 posted on 01/06/2010 5:11:22 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: Kaslin

I know a few liberals who won’t even try listening to Rush. They feel the same way about Glen Beck.


20 posted on 01/06/2010 5:17:06 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Mean Maryjean
I cannot WAIT to hear Rush today! Should be a great show!

RUSH is the pro of all PROS....he alone sets the bar.....it should be one of his highest rated shows.

21 posted on 01/06/2010 5:17:45 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Kaslin

no problemo, as Rush is NOT down.


22 posted on 01/06/2010 5:23:03 AM PST by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I know a few liberals who won’t even try listening to Rush. They feel the same way about Glen Beck.

Probably also Fox News. Anyway when I visited my daughter; who is a liberal in Amarillo, she ranted against Fox News. I asked her if she ever watched FNC and she admitted that she had not.

23 posted on 01/06/2010 5:27:42 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

We invited a liberal woman & her husband to see Glen Beck this month, who’s coming to a local theater. She said absolutely NO. She said she can’t stand him. I asked her if she ever watched him, & she said NO. She watches Olbermann so I’m sure she picked up this Glen hatred from Olberman. She also refuses to watch Fox. Liberals are close minded.


24 posted on 01/06/2010 5:33:05 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Muzzle_em
that if the news today said that Pelosi, Reed or Obama had been rushed to the hospital with chest pains, I’d CERTAINLY be thinking the same nasty thoughts about THEM these bloggers have expressed

There's a difference, and it's an important one. Pelosi, Reed and Obama are in positions of power and public trust. They can raise your taxes, throw you in jail, confiscate your property, and do anything else that the power of the government can do when brought to bear on its citizens. Some would argue that their actions have even crossed into the shadow of treason.

Rush is an entertainer and a private citizen. Any of us, or all of us, can simply not turn on his show and he ceases to have any power over our lives, good or bad.

I am not encouraging anyone to hate anyone else, but there's a difference between hating someone who is actively attacking your liberty and finances, and hating someone just because you think he might disagree with you.
25 posted on 01/06/2010 5:47:10 AM PST by chrisser (Tweet not, lest ye a twit be.)
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To: Daisyjane69

“9:58 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web Dr. Chan, who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed that Rush Limbaugh has passed away at 6:30 HST.”

Scary! Just plain lies! Where did this guy get his info from, his imagination???

The media makes me sick!


26 posted on 01/06/2010 5:52:35 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Isn’t that the most amazing bullshit you ever read?

I had a feeling Rush would be just fine.

Which is why I saved it. :)


27 posted on 01/06/2010 5:58:26 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Kaslin

God must be very amused at leftists who totally ignore Him except in times like this when they want to call upon Him to smite one of their enemies. What a joke.


28 posted on 01/06/2010 6:03:52 AM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: Muzzle_em

There are two differences.

1. If a major illness struck one of the Left’s major players we might hope for the worst to happen for them, but we wouldn’t be so crass as to come out and say “I hope so-and-so dies... soon, and painfully.” Witness the reaction here when “The Lion On The Senate” FINALLY stopped sharing our air.

2. The biggest difference is that the Left are traitorous PIGS who deserve whatever misery fate has in store for them. Rush doesn’t. He’s a good man. He loves his country, helps people, and gives all of us focus and food for thought on a near daily basis. If something bad happened to one of the major RATS, I wouldn’t feel any worse than if I were living in the ‘40’s and something bad happened to Hitler. So have no guilt wishing the worst for them... because they surely deserve it.


29 posted on 01/06/2010 6:06:08 AM PST by Pravious
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To: chrisser

Great point.

A better example is if this were happening to say, Sean Penn or Alec Baldwin.

These guys have NO political power over our lives and I think they’re totally wrong ideologically. But if it were THEIR lives in peril, I don’t think there’d be many here publicly wishing them to die.


30 posted on 01/06/2010 6:08:03 AM PST by J40000
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To: Pravious

......I hope so-and-so dies... soon,......

such sentiments were expressed but removed by the censors and thread police


31 posted on 01/06/2010 6:12:12 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . What ever I do is what shall bean the production line than to operate the equipm)
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To: bert

And rightly so


33 posted on 01/06/2010 6:19:38 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: bert

In fairness (and I cannot believe I am saying this), I wandered over to Huffington Post that evening, just to see the carnage.

Of course, the Daily Kooks, and DUmmies were their usual salty selves.

But over at HuffPo...either the mods were on full trigger finger “delete” mode or, the unthinkable:

they were as hard on Rush’s illness as FReepers were here about the swimmer.

IOW, they realized the bad karma they were inviting if they said really bad things (and didn’t say them) or they hoped he would get well so they could torment him again. Albeit when in better health.

Just to be fair...


34 posted on 01/06/2010 6:33:37 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
She also refuses to watch Fox. Liberals are close minded.

Liberals cannot stand the truth. Just before the 08 elections, I sent one liberal the link to zero saying he had campaigned in all 57 states. She tried to say it was a fabricated tape by someone who looked like zero.

35 posted on 01/06/2010 7:56:12 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (New Year's Resolution: Never, ever, ever again vote for anyone with a (d) after their name.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m keeping this for when x (yet to be identified leftie) dies. Might come in handy...


36 posted on 01/06/2010 9:27:32 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kaslin

Leftists and leftist beliefs have led to the deaths of more than 100 million people during the past century. It doesn’t surprise me at all that they are the ones standing and cheering about hardship and pain of another human being.

It’s not much of a stretch to wish death on your enemy and actually do it.


37 posted on 01/06/2010 9:33:25 AM PST by redpoll
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To: Pravious

ditto


38 posted on 01/06/2010 10:28:34 AM PST by Muzzle_em (Golden retrievers are really angels in disguise.)
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To: Daisyjane69
10:04 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from web In talks with TMZ right now to sell the photos of Rush Limbaugh’s corpse. If you have an offer @ me.

What!!!!!!!!!!! $60,000 HIPPA fine to start!

39 posted on 01/06/2010 10:33:57 AM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: Kaslin

If Rush Stubs his TOE, there’s 3 days of “Hope he dies from it” on Kos, Dhummies and Huffpo.


40 posted on 01/06/2010 4:01:15 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: gwilhelm56

You can’t expect anything less from these evil morons


41 posted on 01/06/2010 4:38:22 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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