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By VJ2008, February 26, 2009 at 3:34 pm Link to this comment
Republicans are domestic terrorists!
By cann4ing, February 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm Link to this comment
By Hatchcover, February 1 at 5:02 pm #
Vancemack - “How many of you hoped Bush failed?”
Didn’t have to hope - it was evident he was from the start!
Actually, Bush didn’t fail. His goal was the same as the rest of the hard-right, exemplified by Grover Norquist’s desire to reduce the federal government to the size that it could be drown in a bathtub. Bush openly stated that his constituency was the haves and the have mores, and his policies were all designed to enrich the greedy few at the expense of the many, public interest be damned. Deceit was his modus operendi both with foreign and domestic policy. The “failure” of the US government both in terms of foreign policy disasters, as exemplified by the aftermath of Katrina and now in the collapse of the economy following deregulatory schemes designed to turn Wall Street into a giant casino were not accidents but the product of intended policies.
By Hatchcover, February 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm Link to this comment
Didn’t have to hope - it was evident he was from the start!
By cann4ing, January 31, 2009 at 11:37 am Link to this comment
We have had the “conservative plan” in place since R. Reagan was elected—had it in place before the New Deal as well. It is a plan designed to enrich those who already possess wealth beyond the imagination of ordinary citizens, at the expense of economic stability and environmental sustainability. In short, the conservative plan, devoted to inequality, amounts to a calculated catastrophe—the one we saw on display as the citizens of New Orleans, too poor to even purchase a car, were left to sink or swim in a toxic soup of floodwaters, petrochemicals and decaying bodies.
By M.B.S.S., January 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm Link to this comment
the thing about rush is that he is foremost an entertainer and he will admit as much freely. the idea that he has any loyalties to anything aside from his own bank account is faulty because he has neither done or said anything to suggest otherwise. he comes from a conservative family and winning the love and respect of his father seems to be a driving factor, but beyond that the only principles that tie him to his philosophies seem to be economic. i wouldnt know where to rank patriotism in his list of priorities. maybe in between getting laid and cigars.
limbaugh as the singularly most powerful conservative
does not bode well for conservatism at this juncture or any other point in time for that matter. not only does he fail to have an interest in leading the country in the right direction, it cant be said that he even wants to lead the republican party in the right direction.
By troublesum, January 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm Link to this comment
Just because Obama has enemies like Rush Gasbaugh doesn’t mean we should support him.
By Sinya, January 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm Link to this comment
You are somewhat correct in the first of your two points, the method was at issue not the total administration. However, the statement is still stupid, unpatriotic, rude, and did I say stupid.
As much as I disrespected Bush, for the good of the country (Patriotism) I never wanted him or his administration to fail. I wanted honesty, loyalty to all Americans and the constitution that he swore by, compassion, and at least some modicum of national pride, not arrogance in my leaders. For all the hassles and swamp water thrown at Obama during the campaign, I have seen more patriotism from him in the past month than Bush or piggy Limberger has ever shown. What piggy can learn from Obama is self restraint and tact, that’s probably what got him into trouble in the first place, no retraints or control. I say put that child in a corner and ignore him. Hope the press does.
By octopus, January 29, 2009 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment
Can governent Possibly spend any more money than it already has?
Some economists have put the pricetag for 8 years of Bush(Supposedly Fiscal Conservative) at 11Trillion dollars, and it may take decades to dig ourselves out of that hole.
It is time to face the fact that there has always been big governent. The question is who will that government serve? I would argue that our only hope of survival as a nation lies in a government based on a Democratic Socialist model.
Disaster Capitalism Is a Disaster. Deregulation, privatization, cuts in social spending have given us a world where 2% of the worlds population holds 40% of the worlds wealth. Keynes was right, Friedman was a criminal.
And above all, the larger question is , what form of governance results in the greatest amount of safety, security, and Happiness for it’s citizens?
It sure as he’ll isn’t the Corporate Fascism we have now.
By vancemack, January 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm Link to this comment
1-I doubt any of you clowns even KNOW what was said. Im NOT a Limbaugh supporter or defender but what he SAID was that Obama’s plan is to grow the government, increase government spending, and bring about socialism and I hope he FAILS.
2-How many of you hoped Bush failed?
By Thomas Mc, January 29, 2009 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
Limbaugh’s words are nothing less than treason.
He doesn’t give a damn about America, he never did.
By Tim McFarland, January 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm Link to this comment
Limbaugh balloons - what a great way to capture all that harmful hot air and protect the environment!
By Margaret Currey, January 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm Link to this comment
I literly hate Rush Lumbaugh, especially after all his spouting he lost his hearing due to taking too many drugs, the man has nothing good to say about any Democrat because he hates the other side.
I wonder what counry he will go to when this counry goes down.
Bushies do not have to worry money works in any country.
By M.B.S.S., January 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm Link to this comment
i think he would need a lot more balloons to get airborne.
ad hom attacks? im not above them.
By octopus, January 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm Link to this comment
You go….now your talking. Real tactical approaches to battling the Madness.
By Louise, January 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment
I agree, with one exception. It doesn’t do any good to email them. They probably don’t even read them.
So, as repugnant as it is, watch/liston for a day or two, or as long as your stomach can stand.
Make careful note who their sponsers are.
Then go after their sponsers! Even lord blubber has sponsers. If they don’t make money, they don’t sponser! And if an effective boycott campaign is aimed at them, it hurts their bottom line!
Pretty simple. Pop his balloons!
By octopus, January 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm Link to this comment
Limbaug, Beck, Coulter, The whole staff of Fox News are unpatriotic scumbags preaching to a hateful, fearful audience of like desciption.
What we need is a progressive, critical approach that generates solutions that lead directly to the implementation of policies. We as a nation are in the middle of a major shit storm and their era died with the Bush Presidency.
These morons are employees, not bosses, email these networks and complain about their content, they will listen because without viewers or listeners, they lose advertisers.
No listeners or viewers will lead to the extinction of the hateful bloviators.
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