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When Did Howard Fineman Go Nuts?
Rush ^ | August 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 08/07/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by Kaslin


RUSH: I made mention of something at the end of yesterday's program. You may not have heard it. Howard Fineman. He's always been at Newsweek, for as long as I've been doing this, Howard Fineman's been at Newsweek, but he's not a Newsweek anymore. He's now over at the Huffing and Puffington Post. And he occasionally still has his guest shot over there at MSNBC.

Now, Howard Fineman once came in and did a week-long tag-along with me as he was writing a cover story on me for Newsweek in the mid-nineties. And then on Thursday of that week, TIME Magazine got whiff of it, so they ran their own cover of me, just a picture. There wasn't really a story on me. But when Newsweek heard TIME had learned they were gonna do the cover, they broomed it, they didn't do it. But, anyway, I spent a week with this guy. He's from Pittsburgh. Now, he's obviously a lib, and he's a Democrat, but I never thought he was nuts. I never thought he was part of this crop of Democrats. But then I saw that he tweeted something, which has totally changed my opinion of Howard Fineman. He tweeted: "Brits long ago lost their empire, powerful currency. They've got social strife, but overall show us how to lose global power gracefully."

Show us how to lose global power gracefully. A tantamount admission that that's exactly what Obama's doing. Obama is a steward of a nation in decline. Obama is overseeing the decline. Obama is the author of the decline. And now we find that that's good and that we can learn from the Brits how to lose global power gracefully. Yes, there is a graceful way to lose global power. There's a wonderful way to go out there and become a doormat. And in the process, this is what we get now from the UK Telegraph: "Beijing Tells US To 'Shut Up' Over South China Sea Tensions." Do you think that the ChiComs, when either of the Bushes were president, or when Reagan was president, or even maybe Clinton was president, do you think the ChiComs would have put it out there that the US just shut up over South China Sea tensions? Talk about a diplomatic breach.

So I guess now we know what Obama's unique insights of being a global leader are. You sit there and you preside over the decline of the United States as a superpower. You sit there and maybe you do that because it was never a good thing that we were a superpower. That's probably it. It was never a good thing, because what did we do? Well, as a superpower in the world of Obama, we went around and we stole everything from everybody. And he subjugated people, and we enforced freedom on 'em. Yeah. That's right. We forced our way of life on people. We went in there, we liberated them from bondage and poverty, and then we made 'em live in freedom. And who were we to impose freedom on people? Who do we think we are?

And then we stole their oil. And we stole their natural gas. Then we stole their diamonds, and we started calling 'em blood diamonds. And then we propped up thug regimes of white people. And we went out there, we made sure that Third World nations stayed Third World and poor and so forth while we enforced freedom. What a horrible place this country has been. But now it's time to give it up. Now it's time to give away this superpower business, give away our weapons of deterrence, give away vestiges of our strength. It's time now to lose global power gracefully. Obama knows how to do it on his own. That's why he got the peace prize, but the Brits can show us how to do it gracefully, and we're seeing lessons now right in front of our faces as we watch the Olympics. I guess that's the message. So you have it. That's the future under Howard Fineman and Barack Obama.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: fineman; loonyleft; rushtranscript
Rush, Rush, since when are Democrats not nuts?
1 posted on 08/07/2012 4:54:48 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Even when he tries to dismiss this because “it’s from Rush”, that’s going to leave a mark on Howard.

2 posted on 08/07/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t understand why every conservative AND rino didn’t see that obama wants to destroy this country. And apparently so does the gop. Having mccain and Romney as nominees and slandering Palin proves it.

3 posted on 08/07/2012 5:10:02 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin & former friends: Don't contact me if you still love obama- We got nothing to talk about)
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To: Terry Mross

Viva la Vida

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listened as the crowd would sing
Now the old king is dead long live the king
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
Missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
Once you’d gone there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world...

4 posted on 08/07/2012 5:20:11 PM PDT by donna (" couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney, 2007)
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To: Kaslin

I guess that’s what Obama calls leading from behind.

5 posted on 08/07/2012 5:20:34 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Kaslin

When was he born?

6 posted on 08/07/2012 5:22:37 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
1948 I believe.

The only reference I could find was this

1948 Birth

Scroll down

7 posted on 08/07/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Let me clear that up for you Rush.

Go back to the Scott Brown campaign for Senate.
Fineman (and Olberman) claimed that Brown was sending coded racist messages to white voters by driving around in a pick-up truck .... yep, that’s right, driving a pick up truck means you’re racist and you’re dog whistling to other racists that you’re a racist.

It was probably well before that, but that’s when he really jumped the shark.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 6:56:26 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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