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Limbaugh Wonders Why Jews, AKA ‘Money People,’ Aren’t Fed Up With Obama

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Posted on Jan 20, 2010

“To some people, banker is codeword for Jewish,” explains Rush, who wants to know whether these “money people” have any “buyer’s remorse” about President Obama. After all, he says, taxes are “anathema to Jewish people.”

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By Night-Gaunt, January 23, 2010 at 10:40 am Link to this comment

If you were a Palestinian, Nephesh you would know what a lesser being is. From separate roads to special license plates they know what that is. Also they are locked away in their open air prisons in apartied (bantustands) from the rest of Israel. Didn’t you know that or are you just so willfully blind?

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By nefesh, January 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm Link to this comment

By sharonsj, January 22 at 2:51 pm

...These resolutions are continually brought by Arab countries who practice their own forms of apartheid and slavery.

I appreciate the thrust of your argument, but I do take issue with your statement here. There is no slavery in Israel. Neither is there apartheid, no matter how loud the Israel-bashers shout. Israeli Arabs are citizens of Israel; Palestinian Arabs in Judea and Samaria are not, nor will they be in the future. Whether or not they become citizens of their own (as yet unformed) state remains to be seen, but Israel is under no obligation to absorb that population into her own, nor will she.

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By nefesh, January 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm Link to this comment

By sharonsj, January 22 at 2:51 pm

The U.N. passes more resolutions against Israel than against all other countries.  They accuse Israel of rights violations while not condemning similar—or worse—acts.  These resolutions are continually brought by Arab countries who practice their own forms of apartheid and slavery.

Sharon, accusations are exactly that. The Arab dictatorships try to divert the justified anger and resentment of their own repressed populations by accusing Israel, denouncing Israel, and sponsoring and ramming through votes condemning Israel in the General Assembly. It’s political scapegoating on a world stage. This perennial pageant of bigotry towards the world’s only Jewish state has no moral suasion and never will.

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By sharonsj, January 22, 2010 at 10:51 am Link to this comment
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Actually, the U.N. IS anti-Jewish.  The U.N. passes more resolutions against Israel than against all other countries.  They accuse Israel of rights violations while not condemning similar—or worse—acts.  These resolutions are continually brought by Arab countries who practice their own forms of apartheid and slavery. So why would I believe anything the U.N. says?

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By jackwbarnes1, January 22, 2010 at 10:17 am Link to this comment

TO DIAMOND: YOU MUST HAVE A MEGA HATRED IN YOUR HEART.
COMMENTS IN THE PRECEDING STATEMENT JUST SHOWS YOUR LACK OF
ABILITY TO EXPRESS YOUR SELF IN A REASONABLE MANNER.IT MAKES ME
WONDER WHO IS THE DUMBER OF THE TWO. WE ALL KNOW THAT
LIMBAUGH IS NOT DUMB SO WHO DOES THIS LEAVE.

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By nefesh, January 22, 2010 at 9:21 am Link to this comment

By rfidler, January 22 at 10:57 am


Nefesh:

Good post.

Thank you.

As you can see below, the reactions from the Truthdig-faithful bigots display the usual hysterical hatred. And that, of course, makes me laugh; it proves my point about Truthdig.

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By rico, suave, January 22, 2010 at 6:57 am Link to this comment

Nefesh:

Good post.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, January 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm Link to this comment
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I am not depressed or frightened by Limbaugh, Hannity,
and the others because I believe that they are on the
wrong side of history.  Humanity is evolving not
degenerating.  We may not always see it but it was
clearly evident this past week in the world wide
response to the disaster in Haiti.  There is real
goodness in the world and we need to cherish it more
and not be disheartened by those who want something
else.

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By truedigger3, January 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm Link to this comment

Nefesh,

Do you have a sliver of compassion and empathy in your heart? I don’t think so.
You are complaining about Hamas while you should be complaining about your Israeli friends who killed 1500 Gazans and wounded and maimed thousands more as they completely destroyed their city dropping 500 pounds bombs and white posphorus fire bombs on crowded urban areas and then blockaded the city causing undescribable misery and disease and more death.

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By truedigger3, January 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm Link to this comment

What baffles me that Limbaugh, Hannity and their ilk insisting on attacking Obama “socialism” and what they call “taxing the rich”.
What a real fabrication and bullshitting to distract the people from the real culprits and their enablers. Obama gave the bankers and corporations all what they wanted and more from the public treasury. Definitely he is a waterboy for Wall St. and the corporatists.
The idea that Limbaugh, Hannity, coulter , O’Reilly have millions of followers and are writing best sellers is frightening and depressing.

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By Thong-girl, January 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment

Limbaugh earns what $30 million annually?  That number each of you needs to understand, tells more about public opinion than any other.  As much as I try to avoid him, and his GNP, it dissolves away as he owns the neighborhood. Even the left love to attach themselves to his teat.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, January 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment
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Rush knows what he’s talking about.  He has fond
memories of having played Shylock in his high school
production of The Merchant of Venice.  He knows all
about those money people.

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By Jeff, January 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment
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F*** that ignorant fat, lying bastard.

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By Night-Gaunt, January 21, 2010 at 11:48 am Link to this comment

Yes Limbaugh puts that piker Father Coughlin to shame. O maybe he is just the modern version of it. Along with the panoply of other vile, insidious and maniacal voices on the reich wing air.

Jackwbarnes1 SHOUTING is uncooth in any forum and doesn’t lend anymore weight to your words. One can be reasonable if one wishes—-do you? We have the right to criticized don’t we? Some take the venomous rout I don’t, I just point out when the fat white racist oligarch pig oinks his hate. Nothing more. We have rights too even if we don’t have millions in the bank and can control the Republican party with a word.

Nefesh, who but the foam-at-the-mouth reich winger would first lump Chavez, McKinney & Achmadinajad and HAMAS together then throw it at the wall to see what sticks and blame it on “liberals” eh? Easy for you since it takes no thinking beyond linking them all together and attack shotgun style. True HAMAS has hatred for the Jews who kill them in huge numbers and blockade them from getting food, water , electricity and jobs but then they use words of hate whereas Israel uses weapons and their power in the region to oppress at will. Neither is good but HAMAS is reacting to what the Zionists are doing to them. So we understand it but condemn both of them when they step over the line. HAMAS is the gov’t in Gaza doing all the functions of gov’t to keep heart and soul together there.) Something you wouldn’t know about because you know nothing of Liberals and Progressives because you would have to dig and search to actually hear any. But then on “liberal” media you only can find reich wingers or non-questioning news shows. Try listening to Democracy Now & Air America for a change for a while and show me where there is any equivalency.

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By jackwbarnes1, January 21, 2010 at 11:24 am Link to this comment

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE YOU THAT WOULD SPREW SUCH VENOM
AGAINST LIMBAUGH? ALTHOUGH I SELDOM LISTEN TO HIM I WOULD
NEVER CONSIDER HIM IRRELEVANT SINCE HE HAS ABOUT 20 MILLION
LOYAL LISTENERS.WHY NOT RID YOURSELVES OF YOUR MISPLACED
HATRED AND ACCEPT THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO HEAR BOTH SIDES OF
ANY ARGUMENT;

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By P. T., January 21, 2010 at 11:24 am Link to this comment

Limbaugh practically calls Jews tax cheats and says they are being badly treated on bailed-out Wall Street by Obama.  It brings to mind Hitler labeling Communism as Jewish capitalism.  Huh?

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By E.F., January 21, 2010 at 10:55 am Link to this comment
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jack, nefesh and diamond are correct, I second their sentiments.

America is torn between two poles… now we are once again ( predictably ) swaying back into red territory…

I still can’t figure out if I’m liberal or conservative, democrat or republican, left or right… don’t I have another choice?

How about; I’m against the further colonization of ANY one else from this moment forward ( the citizenry of Iraq is the latest victim ).

I’m against allowing money and profits dictate public policy, so no more lobbyists ( didn’t Barry say he’d put a stop to that? ).

Their needs to be a stop to how much one single person or entity owns regarding certain aspects / positions in industry ( I thought also there was an anti-trust or anti-monopoly law some time ago… hmm, another human safeguard ignored by blinded, bloated and bought politicos ).

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By christian96, January 21, 2010 at 10:49 am Link to this comment

I listened to Limpbaugh once months ago while driving
back to Florida.  That was enough to realize he is
either ignorant and/or corrupt.

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By andrew, January 21, 2010 at 10:23 am Link to this comment
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to “nefesh”

defending ahmadinajad isn’t truthdig’s job, and in any case, it’s funny that all the people who like to talk about ahmadinajad’s antisemitism are the ones who want to nuke iran. is that what you want? perhaps the fact that the republican party is full of former pro-secessionists and explicitly antisemitic christian fundamentalists is reason enough for israel to nuke the US?

as for chavez and “mckinney,” whoever that is, if they criticize the israeli occupation of the west bank and gaza, then by doing so they are joining the rest of the world in doing so. why dont you complain about the fact that every year the UN has a vote on ‘peaceful resoliution of the palestine conflict” which passes with 160 for votes, 2 against votes, every year, and that the 2 against are always the US and israel. is the whole membership of the UN antisemitic?

answer that question for me. why don’t you try actually going out and reading what people in the rest of the world are thinking instead of repeating fox news talking points? hugo chavez is a dictator? well, polls regularly show he’s the most popular president in the western hemisphere and has won all his elections by landslides. the venezuelans love him.

so answer me, is the whole world antisemitic? is the whole world leftist? get out of your american bubble. it’s people like you that make the rest of the world think that americans are stupid and ignorant.

if criticism of israel’s occupation of palestine is antisemitic, then the whole membership of the UN and the people that the members represent are antisemitic. so unless you want to conclude that the whole world is full of jew-hating antisemites who want another holocaust, why don’t you shut up.

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By Atico, January 21, 2010 at 8:57 am Link to this comment
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It is so easy to understand the leftist loonies hating the rightist looney Limbaugh.  Both are so much in denial that their existence on this earth is questionable.  It’s time for all to move to the center politically before this great Nation emplodes because of their inability to look at the other side with some sense of equality.

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By nefesh, January 21, 2010 at 6:33 am Link to this comment

Here is a prime example of the hypocrisy of Truthdig’s editors.

Limbaugh the right-wing buffoon blurts out a tired anti-semitic stereotype. Newsworthy? Possibly.

Hugo Chavez, Ahmadinejad, McKinney, and cadres of the left’s luminaries make scapegoating the Jews an essential part of their dogma, and we hear nothing about it from Truthdig. A reasonable person might even expect some mention of Hamas -those genocidal darlings of the left - who regularly air childrens’ TV programming explicitly calling for the slaughter of Jews. But nada.

Shame on Scheer, Hedges, and the rest of them.

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By Inherit The Wind, January 21, 2010 at 5:08 am Link to this comment

Great. Now the voice of the brainless ditto heads is giving them an excuse for 1920s and 30s anti-Semitism.
I can’t tell you how much I hate Limbaugh.

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By jack, January 21, 2010 at 3:14 am Link to this comment
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curiously, or not, that Obama was installed by Wall Street and has given it
everything it’s wanted in the recovery heist would contradict this toad’s little
thesis - Limbuagh’s a useful fool - his role is simply to stir the caldron of
Left/Right antagonism - the more pissed off Libs and Cons get at one another,
the less likely they are to identify their common enemy - yes, the bankers and
their masters, the Global Financiers - the Oligarchs who literally own the
Limbaughs on the so-called Right and the Maddows on the so-called Left

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By Night-Gaunt, January 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm Link to this comment

Jews have seen what happens with conservative Christians get into power and it isn’t pretty. You must be liberal de facto!

Limbaugh is just a slug and voice of the rancid reich wing who used people like him to give what is in the inner most core of those he serves and is apart of.

Ooh, the awful “egg heads” which the drugster despises (mainly because they talk over his head.) And yet millions not only listen to him but agree and believe whatever he says.

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By diamond, January 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm Link to this comment

And Rush Limbaugh (the digusting object) is anathema to me. He’s a dumb, vicious, overfed, overpaid bastard. There, I’ve said it.

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