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Rush Limbaugh: ‘For the First Time in My Life I Am Ashamed of My Country’
The Blaze ^ | 2-21-13 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 02/21/2013 5:10:35 PM PST by Mozilla

“Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country,” Rush Limbaugh said Thursday. “To be watching all of this, to have my intelligence – all of us – to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it’s being, is — it just makes me ashamed.”

The conservative radio host’s ire was the result of the sequester, the looming federal spending cuts set to automatically go into effect at the end of this month unless Congress and the White House can reach a deal. He called it “deja vu all over again” and ripped President Barack Obama for keeping himself above the fray and painting himself as a Washington outsider “even though it was his idea.”

“Here we get worked up over $44 billion – that’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year,” Limbaugh said. “And in truth we’re going to spend more this year than we spent last year. We’re just not going to spend as much as projected. It’s all baseline budgeting. There is no real cut below a baseline of zero. There just isn’t. And yet here they come, sucking us in, roping us in. Panic here. Fear there. Crisis. Destruction. No meat inspection. No cops. No teachers. No firefighters. No air traffic control."

“I’m sorry, my days of getting roped into all of this are over. We have the media play along with all of this, the ruling class – both parties – play along with all of this,” he continued. “It’s insulting. I don’t know how else to describe it.”


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KEYWORDS: america; communism; rushashamed; rushlimbaugh; rushlive; rushlivetranscript
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1 posted on 02/21/2013 5:10:42 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

BTTT


2 posted on 02/21/2013 5:14:17 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Thanks Mitt.)
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To: greyfoxx39

In 2008 (by my reckoning) the MSM transitioned from “heavy liberal bias” to “full member of the Baraqqi regime”.

So we’re not only swimming upstream, but against a very strong and fast current.


3 posted on 02/21/2013 5:23:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Mozilla
I think there are segments in D.C. that know the shell game is coming to an end. Thus the purchase of ammo for Federal agencies and the urgent attempts to grab firearms.
As the pain begins to hit the low information types, in the words of Christopher Hitchens there will be "no one left to lie to".
4 posted on 02/21/2013 5:25:12 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Mozilla

So he was never ashamed of his country during the Clinton administration? That tells you a lot about his (lack of) character. Face it, Limbaugh was never a conservative. He just pretends to be one on the radio for money $$$$.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 5:27:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Mozilla

The government simply cannot keep delaying the inevitable. No one is going to like it at first but it needs to be explained in terms of avoiding a much worse fate down the road, and the cuts need to be continued until we do get a baseline reduction. Hopefully a momentum shift in adjusting people’s expectations will take hold sooner rather than later.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 5:30:00 PM PST by erlayman
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To: nickcarraway

>> So he was never ashamed of his country during the Clinton administration?

It’s a play on Michelle Obama’s statement that went something like: “For the first time in my life I am proud of my Country”


7 posted on 02/21/2013 5:37:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: nickcarraway
So he was never ashamed of his country during the Clinton administration? That tells you a lot about his (lack of) character.

You obviously didn't listen to the whole program today.........you were listening weren't you, even for a little while?

I'm just being silly, of course you weren't......and you've never been a fan so I can't figure out why you continue to drop in on the Rush threads and leave your pile of crap unless you're still craving for attention.

It's getting so we smell you ahead of time.......

8 posted on 02/21/2013 5:38:40 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: nickcarraway

I was ashamed when Clinton took Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint and sent him to communist hell in Cuba. - hence my handle ‘aelian nation’

Other than the millions of abortions ( and that is no insignificant other ), that was when this country started to lose its way and moral core.

Clinton was also responsible for the killing of dozens of children at Waco.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 5:39:18 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Mozilla
“Here we get worked up over $44 billion – that’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year,”...it really is ironic that most working families in this country suffered a two percent drop in their take-home pay last month, meaning maybe they couldn't take a trip to a national park as planned or hire someone to fix the hole in the roof as needed or buy those new books they wanted or whatever, and yet they're expected to carry on without any disruption, but the federal government, when it faces no more than a decrease in the added spending it had anticipated goes into major meltdown - what crybabies.....
10 posted on 02/21/2013 5:40:14 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Gene Eric
It’s a play on Michelle Obama’s statement

He knows that, he's just making his expected appearance on a Rush thread in order to take a dump........

11 posted on 02/21/2013 5:42:01 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Mozilla
Panic here. Fear there. Crisis. Destruction. No meat inspection. No cops. No teachers. No firefighters. No air traffic control."

50% of the cuts are military related.

Yet Rush, only mentions cops, firefighters and air traffic controllers.

Why Rush?

12 posted on 02/21/2013 5:43:31 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Mozilla

Radio Hostess Vicki McKenna of WISN and WIBA in Milwaukee and Madison, WI calls the bald-faced bogeyman talk

Sequestration Porn

I think she came up with a great term, and hope it catches on.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 5:45:35 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: FreeReign

He was being sarcastic. Obama mentioned firefighters, cops and teachers. None of which are paid by the Federal government.


14 posted on 02/21/2013 5:53:44 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: nascarnation

Exactly correct. There is simply no way Obama could be getting away with this without the full and absolute support of the corrupt, partisan MSM.


15 posted on 02/21/2013 5:56:41 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Mozilla
this sequestation stuff has hit terminal hysteria from both sides. And the lack of the media not calling them on the crap they spew has frankly de-sensitized even the low informed voter (see Christopher Hitchens’ quote cited above)
16 posted on 02/21/2013 5:58:29 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. ItÂ’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: nascarnation

The media has become the propaganda arm of the left. They use it to destroy people, repeat talking point, and repeat lies and false information. We don’t have a real news media.


17 posted on 02/21/2013 6:01:11 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: nickcarraway

You are so wrong!


18 posted on 02/21/2013 6:13:46 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: nascarnation

Thread. Winner.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 6:20:06 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: nascarnation
separate....stop buying big items to keep the funding for the media and their corporate masters....stop giving to the big time charities....stop voting for school levies and bonds and stop voting for any tax whatsoever....

take every kinky tax exemption you can.....do everything LEGALLY to avoid taxes....start bartering....start buying at the 2nd hand stores.....

the America that my father fought for in WW2 is no longer....

20 posted on 02/21/2013 6:35:13 PM PST by cherry
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To: Mozilla

Rush and the rest of the conservative talk show hosts need to go after the Republicans in congress. We already know what the dems are like but to call John Boehner a “nice guy” while he continues to go along with the destruction of America as we once knew it is criminal. Major pressure must be put on the Republican Party to straighten up. Rush and others need to start promoting 3rd Party, ie. Constitution Party. Otherwise they are backing a self serving party that doesn’t give a crap about it core conservative constituents.


21 posted on 02/21/2013 6:49:12 PM PST by doc
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To: Mozilla

It’s tough when decades of good-natured work being “America’s Anchorman” is all for naught. The leviathan rolls over all things good...large and small, young and old, strong and weak. Evil. There is much of it...foreign and domestic. Be prepared.

Thanks, Rush.


22 posted on 02/21/2013 7:21:42 PM PST by PGalt
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To: doc
Rush and the rest of the conservative talk show hosts need to go after the Republicans in congress. We already know what the dems are like but to call John Boehner a “nice guy” while he continues to go along with the destruction of America as we once knew it is criminal.

Bingo!!

23 posted on 02/21/2013 9:04:02 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: PGalt
It’s tough when decades of good-natured work being “America’s Anchorman” is all for naught.

He may feel that way. Any of us might in his position. But the fact remains he and any other person who fights the "Leviathan" does have a beneficial effect. The left has been scrutinized in our generation in a way it never was during its conquests of the 20th Century. Many of those folks never saw the evil lurching toward them. We are priviledged to have had so long to see this coming. It has materially changed the equation for the left. It has rendered their "victory" far more shallow and transitory than it might have been. If God's grace is with us, we will emerge from this winter. Keep on believing ...

24 posted on 02/22/2013 7:14:50 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer
If God's grace is with us, we will emerge from this winter. Keep on believing ...

Amen, Springfield Reformer. Amen.

25 posted on 02/22/2013 7:11:21 PM PST by PGalt
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To: nascarnation

“In 2008 (by my reckoning) the MSM transitioned from “heavy liberal bias” to “full member of the Baraqqi regime”.”

This is why I am reveling in this story out of NYC where the local CBS news anchor choked his wife, who is also a local CBS newsperson. I am sorry for their children, but I am assuming that they are both Obamabots, and not enough bad things can happen to those people. They are our enemy!


26 posted on 02/22/2013 7:18:37 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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Thanks Mozilla.


27 posted on 02/27/2013 7:11:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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