Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh’s Sarcasm on Bin Laden Death – Is This Really Entertainment?
Posted on 05/03/2011 12:28:12 AM PDT by Zakeet
While the daily words of Rush Limbaugh can anger as many as those to whom they hold appeal, there is always that footnote suggesting that at the end of the day- its all just entertainment.
But is that really true?
I have to admit that while I have little to recommend when it comes to the venom that spills from Rushs facile mouth, I have always been appreciative of his broadcasting talent.
Even when Limbaugh pushed it well beyond the limits of anything resembling good taste when he mocked Senator Edward Kennedy upon the mans death, I tried to remind myself that there is a large segment of the American population who agreed with Limbaugh. If they lacked the human decency to show a little respect at the mans passing, I suppose it was Limbaughs role to speak up for them even if he furthered his reputation for not possessing an ounce of class in the process.
Today, on this rarest of occasions when all Americans can feel good about a great success accomplished by our government, Limbaugh took the opportunity to mock the president during his radio show.
It seems that Limbaugh believed that the president took too much credit for the successful mission that led to the killing of the worlds public enemy number one and used his sarcasm as the only way he could manage to put a negative spin on such an overwhelming positive event even to Rushs cadre of listeners.
Check it out - Rush Limbaugh Praises Obama for Bin Laden Death
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we're dealing with a president and administration personnel who have a lifetime of hate for the American military.
Obama and his people are the biological and ideological issue of 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus/street revolutionary rabble.
They've grown to respect our military? Really?
IMO it's more like the Clinton follower who was angry about the military fly-over at the 1993 inauguration until he suddenly realized that those war planes were now theirs. Obama and Holder quickly realized that the Department of Justice is now the Department of Just Us.
Now the Obama people have come to realize that they control the U.S. military they've hated for so long. Period. The Marxist-Alinsky campus/street revolutionary rabble feeeeeeel free to do as they please with the military.
He profusely thanked Obama for keeping the Bush policies in place - and claimed that was how they got Osama.
These people on the left see life through a political prism. They cannot use logic and reason. Their whole life is one big knee jerk reaction.
For a good look at the liberal mindset watch: How Modern Liberals Think by Evan Sayet. Long but worth it.
He should have been afforded the same burial rights as Bin Laden.......dumped in the sea.
zipper: Yes of course, what poor taste it would be to joke about Ted Kennedy, the “loin of the senate”.
Now sober one year 7 months.
I initially thought the same thing, but was able to listen to almost the whole show. Unfortunately it took Rush over half the show, being interrupted by the press conference, and then show continuation to get around to his point.
Good sarcasm is and should be difficult to distinguish from some truths. This is the case with Rush yesterday.
We didn't get bin Laden thanks to any policy that 0bama put in place. All the things 0bama said he was going to end...he learned very quickly he couldn't. Pulling troops out, closing Gitmo, information extraction techniques, etc. If 0bama had accomplished his goals, we wouldn't have bin Laden at the bottom of the Arabian Sea.
Again, we already know that. Rush finally got around to explain how all those things are "wrong when Republicans do it," but how it is OK for democrats to do it when they are in charge. And when it comes to our military how they will 'use' it for political power, instead of protection of the country when they are not in power.
But, all that under consideration...it was still a very gutsy order by 0bama, not one I would have thought him capable of. Which if one considers the relevance of bin Laden as having been reduced to a figure head...what power did such a strike give 0bama?
Made the world safer? Fed 0bama's ego for adulation? (I, me, in his speech some 30+ times) Justify his continuing use of Bush era policies
He should have been afforded the same burial rights as Bin Laden.......dumped in the sea, after Navy personnel pissed all over the dead body.
Village People "Navy" Now one of my favorites . . . even though I am Ex-Army. . . . . .
Yes...Teddy epitomized a respectable Senator. Because the first things that come to mind when his name is mentioned are (1) murdered (pregnant?) girlfriend drowned in car, (2) playing waitress sandwich with his colleagues at DC bars, and (3) socialist legislation.
I was listening to Rush as I drove. Rush’s sarcasm was clear even as he spoke. He’s just so good at complementing on the one hand while backhanding with the other. His words complemented, his tone was sarcastic. He’s a master.
“Even when Limbaugh pushed it well beyond the limits of anything resembling good taste when he mocked Senator Edward Kennedy upon the mans death”
Mary Jo concurs
Riiiiight-—we are supposed to show reverence for a spoiled rotten, murderous, misogynistic, drunk. Suuure.
The bad die too...and when they do-—GOOD RIDDANCE!
They are likely too dumb to know the difference.
He really can tweak them with half his brain behind his back!!!! Rush chooses his words carefully--he knows exactly what he's saying as well as the exact reaction his words will produce from the frothing, foaming, "feeling" Left.
And whether or not people will admit it....Sarah Palin possesses some of that same gift to make the lefty’s froth, foam and flail.
I think Rush, while doing his show prep, had some suspicions about the operation but also admiration for Special Forces...and nothing but contempt for Zer0’s “me, me, me” speech.
He probably wanted to keep his powder dry re. the wisdom of how the attack was carried out.
His decision? Go with rich, raw, unadulterated sarcasm. So thick you could cut it with a knife.
I found it wickedly effective.
Now THAT might be one way the Democrats could have changed the level of the oceans.
Well at least someone recognizes Rush as an entertainer, where most people think he is a journalist.
LOL Soo Sorry in advance and yes my tin foil hat is firmly in place.
Reading all the threads about this including the ones stating Obama and military has known where Osama has been for years -
When I read your remark about a gutsy move on Obama’s part I remembered in incident several years ago about the navy snipers rescuing a captain from Somali pirates. There was speculation here at the time that our guys took matters into their own hands after being ordered not to do anything.
Made me wonder if the same thing happened here. Did our guys force Obama’s hand on this?
Like I said- very tin foil hat on my part! LOL
I listened to Rush’s show yesterday and thought that he was part serious and part sarcastic. He recognized that Obama deserved some credit for keeping in place many of the anti-terror programs of the Bush administration (even though he and other Democrats had been critical of them previously). Gitmo remains open despite the announcement that it was being closed. Prisoners are still being interrogated (though perhaps not as effectively, with the greater threat that the interrogators themselves will be prosecuted).
When it came time to go after Bin Laden, Obama didn’t use diplomacy — inform Pakistan of his location and ask that he be extradited (and risk having sympathizers within Pakistan tip him off and allow him to escape). Instead he launched an American military raid deep in Pakistani territory. I don’t begrudge him credit for that.
It was the stuff about Obama alone being the only one who understood how to get Bin Laden that was sarcastic (about being “perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this”). That was Rush’s way of pointing out that Obama was giving himself too much credit. I’m sure that for an important mission like this, the intelligence and military advisers presented him with a range of options. He chose a raid, and apparently it turned out great — Bin Laden dead, killed at close range by American soldiers, and photos and dna evidence to prove it. (I’m enjoying this victory myself — victory for the American people, not just for Obama — and am not skeptical about it. If Obama were going to fake such a thing, I think he’d wait until closer to the election.)
This kind of a result is much more satisfying to the American people — and has more propaganda value against the Islamists abroad — than if the house were demolished at long range by missiles, and then an announcement made that we “think” we got him. Of course there was some risk in waiting months to confirm his presence and plan the raid, instead of using missiles immediately. He might have moved in the meantime. In retrospect, though, I’m glad it was done the way it was, and I believe Rush was too.
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