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Don't give Haitians a penny, says rightwing US shock jock (barf alert)
guardian.co.uk ^ | 1/17/2010 | Staff

Posted on 01/17/2010 6:04:08 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Amid the rash of appeals for Haiti donations has come a call from one of the most prominent voices on the American right for people to hang on to their cash because Barack Obama might steal it.

Rush Limbaugh, the most popular radio talkshow host, who is sometimes described as the real leader of the Republican party, says Americans should not give a penny to a population struggling for survival after the earthquake.

Limbaugh agreed with a caller suspicious that the White House website was being used to direct funds to the American Red Cross. "Would you trust the money's gonna go to Haiti?" the caller asked. Limbaugh then said Obama was exploiting the disaster for political ends.

"This [the earthquake] will play right into Obama's hands," said Limbaugh. "He's humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community – both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. This is made to order for them."

Limbaugh also warned Americans against donating money. "Besides, we've already donated to Haiti. It's called the US income tax," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: charity; deceit; haiti; haitiearthquake; haitiearthquake2010; haitirelief; mediabias; medialies; redcross; rush; salvationarmy; talkradio
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I know this may be blasphemy posting this here, but this is why many Conservatives look bad. This is NOT a time to make political plays from people's deaths. Besides looking bad, it's simply immoral and UnChristian.
1 posted on 01/17/2010 6:04:08 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

However, he never said that.
He said not to send it to the .gov website. Rather send it to private organizations helping Haiti.


2 posted on 01/17/2010 6:06:18 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did you even bother to listen to what Rush said?


3 posted on 01/17/2010 6:07:14 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is a lie. Rush said to donate directly to the Red Cross and others, just not to send the money through whitehouse.gov cause he didn’t trust them.


4 posted on 01/17/2010 6:08:11 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Didn’t Rush himself already clarify this? He wasn’t telling people not to contribute to a charity for Haiti, but to be selective and choose the charity carefully ...


5 posted on 01/17/2010 6:08:14 PM PST by Ken522
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To: PackerBoy
"Besides, we've already donated to Haiti. It's called the US income tax," he said.

Doesn't sound like he is asking listeners to donate from that.
6 posted on 01/17/2010 6:08:20 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Rush is (of course) right. Trusting the White House (website or anything else associated with it) to do anything is foolish.

The title of the article shows the Blatant Liberal Bias. Rush didn’t say NOT to donate to help the people of Haiti. He said not to do so via the White House website.


7 posted on 01/17/2010 6:08:26 PM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: netmilsmom
Article is based on a lie.

Most people won't bother to check it out though (including some FReepers apparently), so it will achieve its purpose.

8 posted on 01/17/2010 6:08:46 PM PST by comebacknewt
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To: Red in Blue PA

Conservatives don’t look bad....since REAL conservatives actually listen to Rush’s show, and don’t fall for leftwing propaganda.


9 posted on 01/17/2010 6:08:46 PM PST by roses of sharon ("After God, we believe in America", a Haitian to a U.S. Marine who gave him water.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Who care what communists in England think?


10 posted on 01/17/2010 6:09:00 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

SURE it looks bad ... when you have HALF the STORY.... I was listening to the show.. and the slam was NOBAMA not Haiti..

WHAT IS IT WITH FREEPERS this last Month or so... everyone going off Half Cocked ... sounding more like the Scum from DAILY KOOKS or the DUMMIES Underbrained.


11 posted on 01/17/2010 6:09:35 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well if Rush had advocated Not giving they might have a point.
but he is talking about the GOV stealing peoples donations.

If he didn’t have a point WHY is the White House bunch making it clear that the donations are going to the Red Cross.


12 posted on 01/17/2010 6:09:47 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Red in Blue PA

As the second poster said,Rush didn’t say this. Why in the world would you post something from the far left Guardian as truth without checking it out.


13 posted on 01/17/2010 6:09:49 PM PST by falcon99
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To: roses of sharon

LOL!

Yeah, since I don’t listen to Rush, I guess I am not a Conservative.


14 posted on 01/17/2010 6:09:51 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If you listened to what Rush said, he said not to donate through the White House website and to instead donate via your church or other legitimate charitable organization. Get your facts straight before you repost leftist propaganda.


15 posted on 01/17/2010 6:10:00 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011510/content/01125106.guest.html


16 posted on 01/17/2010 6:10:08 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He simply said don’t give through the White House. He believes the private charities are better. He did not say don’t donate. Geez.


17 posted on 01/17/2010 6:10:17 PM PST by imskylark
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To: Red in Blue PA

I actually listen to Rush, and he did not say to donate. He said not to use the White House site.

It is likely that Rush Limbaugh will donate more to Haiti than all his detractors combined, and will do so without a press release.


18 posted on 01/17/2010 6:10:17 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You are a clueless dolt.


19 posted on 01/17/2010 6:10:31 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Red in Blue PA
this is why many Conservatives look bad

And what "this" is, is the liberal news media not telling the whole story in order to make political plays from people's deaths. This is not the full story as Limbaugh encouraged people to give to private charities because they are better run and there's more of a chance to get more of the money to the people who need it.

20 posted on 01/17/2010 6:10:31 PM PST by rhombus
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To: Red in Blue PA

Its a blatant lie.

I guess we should just shut up and do whatever the leftist says or they’ll lie about us?

puh-leeze


21 posted on 01/17/2010 6:11:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: gwilhelm56
WHAT IS IT WITH FREEPERS this last Month or so

Read the numerous Freepers claiming that "haiti deserved it" and other such nonsense. There is no shortage of them lately.....and it makes FR look very bad.
22 posted on 01/17/2010 6:11:11 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

1-15-2009

RUSH: I’m gonna respond to this absolute BS that I said don’t donate. But, you know, I do not make this program about me. I try very hard not to make this program about me. So if I have time to deal with that, I will. I’m confident everybody in this audience knows what I said and what I didn’t say. Even the Washington Post says without the context, “What Limbaugh said is horrible.” All I said was, if you paid your income taxes, that’s how you donate to government for aid, and sure enough, here comes Obama announcing $100 million from the government for aid to Haiti, fine and dandy. But, you paid for it, it’s your taxes.

All I said was if you’re going to donate do it outside the government, pure and simple. I was attacked, folks, because I am the leading voice of mainstream conservative views, not for any other reason. And this outrage is totally feigned, just as Tony Blankley said, all this outrage at me is totally faked up. They know exactly what I said, and they know for a fact that I would never tell people not to donate to any charitable cause like this, so it is what it is.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011510/content/01125106.member.html


23 posted on 01/17/2010 6:11:29 PM PST by deks
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is the exact exchange

Justin of Raleigh, North Carolina: “Why does Obama say if you want to donate some money, you could go to whitehouse.gov to direct you how to do so? If I wanted to donate to the Red Cross, why do I have to go to the White House page to donate?”

Limbaugh: “Exactly. Would you trust the money’s gonna go to Haiti?”

Justin: “No.”

Rush: “But would you trust that your name’s gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?”

Justin: “Absolutely!”

Limbaugh: “Absolutely!”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/01/16/roger-ebert-rush-should-be-horse-whipped-insulting-obama#ixzz0cvSq1L3u


24 posted on 01/17/2010 6:11:36 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That comment is taken out of context.


25 posted on 01/17/2010 6:11:40 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Rush NEVER said what he is being accused of.

He NEVER said do not donate.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011510/content/01125106.guest.html

Read it from the horses mouth and stop being suckered by left wing agitprop.


26 posted on 01/17/2010 6:12:07 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: PackerBoy

“Did you even bother to listen to what Rush said?”

No.


27 posted on 01/17/2010 6:12:35 PM PST by maggief
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To: Red in Blue PA

It is unchristian and immoral to lie like this newspaper is doing.


28 posted on 01/17/2010 6:12:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“rightwing US shock jock”

Effin’ morons.


29 posted on 01/17/2010 6:12:55 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: netmilsmom

He is a troll. This crap has already started over on Sarah’s FB page trying to cite her as a racist. They are too easy to spot now by citing a biased and contrived news report and then denegrating the object of the report.

I spent several weeks over on Glenn’s FB Fans page and learned their tactics there.

This is nothing more than orchestrated despiration.


30 posted on 01/17/2010 6:13:30 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: rlmorel; All
I actually listen to Rush, and he did not say to donate. He said not to use the White House site.

If this is all he said (I do not listen to RL so would not know), then why say anything at all? I mean seriously, is anyone here going to donate through whitehouse.gov anyway? I would never dontae through that site, nor would anyone I know. Stupid thing to say either way IMO. Only gives the left ammo to use, and unnecessarily so.
31 posted on 01/17/2010 6:13:30 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Besides, we’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the US income tax,” he said.
Doesn’t sound like he is asking listeners to donate from that.////

He was talking about giving through the government website. He was being sarcastic. Taking one little sentence out of context is stupid on your part.


32 posted on 01/17/2010 6:13:32 PM PST by imskylark
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To: Red in Blue PA

government should not be giving away the peoples money if people want to donate they can but its not the role of the government to give away taxpayers money


33 posted on 01/17/2010 6:14:12 PM PST by remaxagnt (`)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He never said don’t donate.

He asked if you trust the Government to send Haiti the money, then suggested going to the charities themselves.


34 posted on 01/17/2010 6:14:53 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: comebacknewt

**Most people won’t bother to check it out though (including some FReepers apparently), so it will achieve its purpose.**

This last month or so, I have been inundated with FReepers who seem to have taken the Kegger mantra.. “My mind is made up.. don’t try to confuse me with facts.”

I’m about ready to leave. Everytime I turn around, I’m getting slammed by individuals who sound more like Posters from DAILY KOS or the Dummys Underground. I’ve seen so many normally intelligent Conservatives turn into FLAMING LIBERALS by falling for liberal tripe like the original article of this thread.


35 posted on 01/17/2010 6:14:59 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Oh, freaking please.


36 posted on 01/17/2010 6:14:59 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I wouldn't give to the Red Cross if it was direct or not, after the 9/11 bait and switch that they pulled. Rush should have said that.

I won't go to the WH site either.

I wouldn't give directly to Haiti or Haitians either. The country is corrupt and there is news that Wyclef Jean's charity is misusing funds, for example.

The Left politicized Katrina, why on earth wouldn't they politicize this.

37 posted on 01/17/2010 6:15:30 PM PST by FTJM
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To: Red in Blue PA
I know what Rush said, he said folks should give to the red cross. But I'm going to be super “anti-christian” and say don't give at all. Go find a bonfire you can throw your money in. Or go out in the woods, dig a hole, drop in $20, and defecate in the hole and cover it up. It will do as much good.
38 posted on 01/17/2010 6:15:42 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He was saying people should not donate to whitehouse.gov, he said to donate to the Red Cross and other organizations instead.


39 posted on 01/17/2010 6:16:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Even Fox News said it was better to donate to NGOs instead of any government fund. The NGOs know what they are doing the Gov. does not!


40 posted on 01/17/2010 6:16:28 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: netmilsmom

He is a troll. This crap has already started over on Sarah’s FB page trying to cite her as a racist. They are too easy to spot now by citing a biased and contrived news report and then denegrating the object of the report.

I spent several weeks over on Glenn’s FB Fans page and learned their tactics there.

This is nothing more than orchestrated despiration.


41 posted on 01/17/2010 6:16:36 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Yeah, since I don’t listen to Rush, I guess I am not a Conservative.

Since you post articles from lefty sources and commiserate with them, WITHOUT knowing the facts, you are simply not informed.

42 posted on 01/17/2010 6:16:40 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: Red in Blue PA
I know this may be blasphemy posting this here, but this is why many Conservatives look bad. This is NOT a time to make political plays from people's deaths. Besides looking bad, it's simply immoral and UnChristian.

Boy, did you ever get snookered.
You should just turn in your FReeper card and zot yourself.

43 posted on 01/17/2010 6:16:45 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: GeronL

Nothing new there.


44 posted on 01/17/2010 6:16:52 PM PST by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Because that’s what the caller was talking about.

Justin of Raleigh, North Carolina: “Why does Obama say if you want to donate some money, you could go to whitehouse.gov to direct you how to do so? If I wanted to donate to the Red Cross, why do I have to go to the White House page to donate?”

Limbaugh: “Exactly. Would you trust the money’s gonna go to Haiti?”

Justin: “No.”

Rush: “But would you trust that your name’s gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?”

Justin: “Absolutely!”

Limbaugh: “Absolutely!”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/01/16/roger-ebert-rush-should-be-horse-whipped-insulting-obama#ixzz0cvSq1L3u

Stop looking to be offended.


45 posted on 01/17/2010 6:17:30 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If he said that it would make conservatives look bad, but he didn’t say that. He said don’t donate through whitehouse.gov because does anyone believe it will get where its supposed to go? The crack about light and dark skinned was a tweak at the Harry Reid comment. He even said that all the MSM would take that one comment and attach it to him, then chastise him for it when he was repeating what Reid said. Face it, no matter what he says the MSM will twist it to make conservatives look bad. You seem to be playing into their hands.


46 posted on 01/17/2010 6:17:34 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Lockbar; All; Admin Moderator
I know what Rush said, he said folks should give to the red cross

If that is what he said, I apologize for posting the biased article, and would ask mods to pull it.
47 posted on 01/17/2010 6:18:01 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Conservatives don’t make us look bad. People who accept lies about what they didn’t say make us look bad. This article is a direct and well documented lie. Check Rush’s website. I heard the program and he never made that statement. He did recommend that you be sure of your Charity before making a commitment. That is prudent advice.


48 posted on 01/17/2010 6:18:09 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Come on. You know the drill. Certain conservatives say something. The media twists it. And then inevitably someone says that Rush, or whoever, having said such a thing makes conservatives look bad.

Rush suggested that we not donate money to Haiti VIA OBAMA.


49 posted on 01/17/2010 6:18:25 PM PST by alnick
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To: Red in Blue PA
Not only is it blasphemy, but it is -- as the germans would say -- scheiss unsine.

Rush never said this. I think the freepers are witnessing the beginning of "the Messiah's" alinskyite tactics against truth tellers in cyberspace and talkradio.

This spreading the seeds of doubt and trying to get people pissed off. Trash such as this makes me wonder if I'll have to call up more talk radio to counter such garbage.

50 posted on 01/17/2010 6:18:27 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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