Skip to comments.Kicking Rush When He's Down
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.
Liberals are nothing but scum of the Earth and should be treated as such.
Good God! I hope Rush lives to be 101. It would piss off the liberals to no end.
Lots wrong with the left.
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
These are the same lefties that want to control EVERYONE’S health care, folks.
So do I
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!
Here’s hoping every individual DUrtbag’s curse turns around to plague their own filthy selves.
When Kennedy died there were light jabs and disgust of his life, nothing like eberts vile attacks.
Pray for America and Rush
They can’t help themselves, can they?
I cannot WAIT to hear Rush today! Should be a great show! One for the history books!
I know a few liberals who won’t even try listening to Rush. They feel the same way about Glen Beck.