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Limbaugh thanks God for Barack Obama: world ends

“Looking forward to the Great Reconciliation of All Things, the recent positive remark by Rush Limbaugh about Barack Obama is an unimaginably important achievement clearing the way for the end of the world,” says end times prophet, Dr. Conspiracy. Conspiracy told his son: “You can stop looking for a job — the world is going to end.”

Limbaugh, on his syndicated radio program today, gave credit where credit was due, not only praising Obama for staying the course militarily in the middle east, but allowing that Obama alone was able to understand the significance of proving conclusively that Osama bin Laden was dead, and devising the strategy to achieve that goal.

Dr. Conspiracy was unavailable for further comment, saying that he had a few final things to get in order.

 

 

52 Responses to Limbaugh thanks God for Barack Obama: world ends

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    Mr Furious May 2, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    Ummm, did I hear that wrong? That whole monologue was dripping with sarcasm and mockery of the President and the very idea that the President should get any credit for what happened.

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    Slartibartfast May 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Mr Furious:
    Ummm, did I hear that wrong?That whole monologue was dripping with sarcasm and mockery of the President and the very idea that the President should get any credit for what happened.

    It’s pretty obvious that Doc C caught that…

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    Sean May 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    You have a typo. Obama’s not dead. Osama is.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Sean:
    You have a typo. Obama’s not dead. Osama is.

    Do you have any idea how many times I have typed “Obama” in the past 3 years?

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Slartibartfast: It’s pretty obvious that Doc C caught that…

    ๐Ÿ™„

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    G May 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Mr Furious: Ummm, did I hear that wrong? That whole monologue was dripping with sarcasm and mockery of the President and the very idea that the President should get any credit for what happened.

    I listened to the whole clip and I’ve heard and seen quite a few Rush clips in my time.

    I disagree with you – I do NOT feel that Rush was being sarcastic this time at all.

    I think he is seriously very thrilled that OBL was killed and that it was accomplished in the manner that it was done.

    I think Rush was intentionally going as heavy as he could to emphasize and give credit and to keep repeating those points, because he knows he’s spent years brainwashing his “Dittohead” followers to hate Obama and therefore he needs to go out of his way to emphasize and repeat the message the way he did in order for the message to pierce through his follower’s walls of reinforced preconceived conceptions.

    Who knows if I will ever have the chance to say this again, but good for Rush and good for him in going that extra step of not just being happy but to try to emphatically drive a point home.

    With the important position that Rush has “shaping the minds” of certain folks in the spectrum, I will say Kudos to Rush for doing his part today to change the tone and conversation, so that we can all focus on being proud of what has been accomplished and that it is good for ALL of America. Let us all give credit where credit is due.

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    Sean May 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    I think Rush learned his lesson from the Somali pirates situation. If you don’t remember, Obama gave the order to take out the armed pirates holding an American sea captain hostage. They were killed and the captain was saved.

    Rush couldn’t bring himself to state Obama did something positive.

    Rush took the pirates’ side. (no joke.)

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    Paul May 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    G: I listened to the whole clip and I’ve heard and seen quite a few Rush clips in my time.

    I disagree with you – I do NOT feel that Rush was being sarcastic this time at all.

    I think he is seriously very thrilled that OBL was killed and that it was accomplished in the manner that it was done.

    I think Rush was intentionally going as heavy as he could to emphasize and give credit and to keep repeating those points, because he knows he’s spent years brainwashing his “Dittohead” followers to hate Obama and therefore he needs to go out of his way to emphasize and repeat the message the way he did in order for the message to pierce through his follower’s walls of reinforced preconceived conceptions.

    Who knows if I will ever have the chance to say this again, but good for Rush and good for him in going that extra step of not just being happy but to try to emphatically drive a point home.

    With the important position that Rush has “shaping the minds” of certain folks in the spectrum, I will say Kudos to Rush for doing his part today to change the tone and conversation, so that we can all focus on being proud of what has been accomplished and that it is good for ALL of America.Let us all give credit where credit is due.

    Oh puhLEAZE!@!@#

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    sponson May 2, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    I’d like to point out that given that the President was planning the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s hideout for months, that had the news of Bin Laden’s death been announced while Trump and his birtherist efforts were dominating the headlines, there would have been cries of “wag the dog,” beginning with people like Limbaugh saying it. Therefore I think that the imminent Bin Laden raid was at least a factor in the President’s decision to request from Hawaii his old document that was once his birth certificate.

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    Sean May 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    sponson:
    I’d like to point out that given that the President was planning the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s hideout for months, that had the news of Bin Laden’s death been announced while Trump and his birtherist efforts were dominating the headlines, there would have been cries of “wag the dog,” beginning with people like Limbaugh saying it.Therefore I think that the imminent Bin Laden raid was at least a factor in the President’s decision to request from Hawaii his old document that was once his birth certificate.

    What does one have to do with the other?

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    richCares May 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    To the birthers, if Obama found a cure for cancer, they would side with cancer, they have pathetic little minds full of unreasonable hate, those that heard Limbaugh feel he is a trator.

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    gorefan May 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    sponson: Therefore I think that the imminent Bin Laden raid was at least a factor in the President’s decision to request from Hawaii his old document that was once his birth certificate.

    I do not know that I agree with that. I don’t see any link between the two. I cannot see how releasing the BC or not releasing it, would have had any particularly affect on the operation or decision.

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    JohnC May 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    G: I do NOT feel that Rush was being sarcastic this time at all.

    Boy did you get suckered. The man has no decency. On the morning of a major victory against al-Qaeda, Limbaugh didn’t have the guts to say anything nice about Obama. So he resorted to head games for no other reason than I guess he thought it was funny.

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    Slartibartfast May 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Sean: What does one have to do with the other?

    We know for a fact that President Obama was aware of the mission to get bin Laden when he decided to obtain and release the long form – do you honestly think he WOULDN’T have considered the politics? President Obama has engineered a week in which I believe will have a significant impact on our national dialogue – a impact which will almost certainly make the atmosphere more serious and less blindly partisan. Frankly, I’m leaning more towards Jedi Master than luckiest man in the world on this one…

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    FUTTHESHUCKUP May 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    It’s possible that the two were related. if I had to make a guess, he didn’t need conservatives making fools out of themselves by calling him an illegal alien anymore since he knew he had something better. So what?

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    Slartibartfast May 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    FUTTHESHUCKUP:
    It’s possible that the two were related. if I had to make a guess, he didn’t need conservatives making fools out of themselves by calling him an illegal alien anymore since he knew he had something better. So what?

    I think this was a brilliant parley of two otherwise unrelated events that has given President Obama quite a bit of political capital and forces his opponents to oppose him on the issues – which is what he has consistently said he wants. It may be the most brilliant political move I’ve seen from President Obama to date. In the words of Joe the Vice President, it’s a big f*cking deal.

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    Sean May 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Slartibartfast: We know for a fact that President Obama was aware of the mission to get bin Laden when he decided to obtain and release the long form – do you honestly think he WOULDN’T have considered the politics?President Obama has engineered a week in which I believe will have a significant impact on our national dialogue – a impact which will almost certainly make the atmosphere more serious and less blindly partisan.Frankly, I’m leaning more towards Jedi Master than luckiest man in the world on this one…

    You have a point. I’ve always said Obama didn’t have a political advantage for releasing his birth certificate. In this case he was able to give his critics, namely Trump, a one, two, three punch.

    I’ll go a step further and say he purposely delayed going on TV to preempt the end of Trumps’s show.

    I can see it.

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    FUTTHESHUCKUP May 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    I do too, slart. He chose the plan he did because if OBL was blown to bits with a 500 pound bomb, they would not have believed he was dead. The only proper decision was to get American hands around his lousy neck.

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    Black Lion May 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Funny line regarding the President….

    “Just wait…juuuuuuuust wait till tomorrow you ass-clowns… –Barack Obama, to himself at White House Correspondents Dinner…’ -Chris Hardwick

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    Sean May 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Jerome Corsi’s book is now down to #91 in Amazon’s top 100 best sellers.

    I predict it’ll be off the chart by tomorrow.

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    Slartibartfast May 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Sean:
    Jerome Corsi’s book is now down to #91 in Amazon’s top 100 best sellers.

    I predict it’ll be off the chart by tomorrow.

    I bet he wishes he’d published a month earlier… I wonder how big a print run they did? ๐Ÿ˜€

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    G May 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Sean: Rush took the pirates’ side. (no joke.)

    I remember that. Disgusting it was for him to be so petty and spiteful.

    That is why today’s broadcast was such a shocking (but pleasant) surprise. I truly didn’t expect him to actually give credit where credit was due.

    From some of the reactions some other posters have made to my post, I think the caution of confirmation bias and being locked into your emotional feelings on an issue holds true as a cautionary tale to those of all persuasions.

    Trust me, I can’t stand Rush. I think he’s a vile, bigoted, self-aggrandizing opportunist and hate merchant. But even people who spend most of their time being despicable can do something honorable from time to time.

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    G May 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    JohnC: Boy did you get suckered. The man has no decency. On the morning of a major victory against al-Qaeda, Limbaugh didn’t have the guts to say anything nice about Obama. So he resorted to head games for no other reason than I guess he thought it was funny.

    I think you are not being objective and seeing/hearing things because you want to. I think your emotional feelings towards Rush are clouding your perspective on this one.

    Trust me, I am no supporter or Rush. Can’t stand him. I’ve listened to the whole 8 minutes and I’ve listened to quite a few of his other clips. If you do that, you can see that Rush is NOT subtle in his sarcasm. Heck, he telegraphs it beyond belief. I went into listening fulling expecting this to be sarcastic and mocking, but I did not detect that this time.

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    G May 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Slartibartfast: I think this was a brilliant parley of two otherwise unrelated events that has given President Obama quite a bit of political capital and forces his opponents to oppose him on the issues – which is what he has consistently said he wants. It may be the most brilliant political move I’ve seen from President Obama to date. In the words of Joe the Vice President, it’s a big f*cking deal.

    I’m going with that.

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    sponson May 3, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    In explanation of what I said above, simply imagine the President announcing “Osama Bin Laden is dead after a US raid” in an atmosphere in which the number one trendy news story is “President under increasing siege over his birthplace,” which is the environment Trump and his media allies were well on their way to creating. Millions would have been easily and unfairly persuaded into thinking that the raid on Bin Laden’s compound was a “diversion” from the “serious” birthplace controversy. The phrase “wag the dog” was used in 1998 to malign President Clinton for a serious of airstrikes that targeted Osama Bin Laden’s terrorist network; the claim is that he was trying to divert attention from the Monica Lewinsky scandal which was heating up at the time.

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    sponson May 3, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    On the subject of Limbaugh, he is definitely attempting to be sarcastic, in a very incoherent way however. My guess is that he thought he could make a point which claimed that Obama was being egotistical and self centered about the military victory.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 3, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    FUTTHESHUCKUP:
    It’s possible that the two were related. if I had to make a guess, he didn’t need conservatives making fools out of themselves by calling him an illegal alien anymore since he knew he had something better. So what?

    I doubt they are related. When Obama released the long form, he could not have been 100% sure that they would get Bin Laden.

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    Sean May 3, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Slartibartfast: I bet he wishes he’d published a month earlier…I wonder how big a print run they did?

    His last book ended up in the 99 cents only store.

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    Expelliarmus May 3, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: I doubt they are related. When Obama released the long form, he could not have been 100% sure that they would get Bin Laden.

    I think that the timing was significant, but not because Obama cared about the birthers or Donald Trump.. From news reports, Obama authorized the raid on April 19th — and then 3 days later on April 22nd he’s signing the letter to the Hawaii DOH. He released the birth certificate the same day that the White House leaked word of Panetta’s appointment to Dept. of Defense — and the last White House National Security meeting before the raid took place the following day, immediately after Panetta had appeared with Obama in the White House for the formal announcement of his appointment.

    I think Obama wanted to create a huge distraction so that the press corps wouldn’t get wind of all the national security comings & goings at the White House. Precisely because he couldn’t be 100% sure of what was going to happen with the Abbottabad raid. The worst possible thing that could go wrong would have been leaked info prior to the raid –so he created a huge cloud of smoke to keep the press really distracted while they worked on the really important stuff.

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    Slartibartfast May 3, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: I doubt they are related. When Obama released the long form, he could not have been 100% sure that they would get Bin Laden.

    In which case he wouldn’t haven gotten the opportunity to interrupt Trump’s show and everyone would have been talking about Trump being a laughingstock right now (instead of ignoring him…)- I don’t think that the possibility of not getting bin Laden changes the political calculation.

    Expelliarmus: I think that the timing was significant, but not because Obama cared about the birthers or Donald Trump..From news reports, Obama authorized the raid on April 19th — and then 3 days later on April 22nd he’s signing the letter to the Hawaii DOH. He released the birth certificate the same day that the White House leaked word of Panetta’s appointment to Dept. of Defense — and the last White House National Security meeting before the raidtook place the following day, immediately after Panetta had appeared with Obama in the White House for the formal announcement of his appointment.

    I think Obama wanted to create a huge distraction so that the press corps wouldn’t get wind of all the national security comings & goings at the White House.Precisely because he couldn’t be 100% sure of what was going to happen with the Abbottabad raid.The worst possible thing that could go wrong would have beenleaked info prior to the raid –so he created a huge cloud of smoke to keep the press really distracted while they worked on the really important stuff.

    I’m just think that Seal Team 6 wasn’t the only one running precision operations here… this was orchestrated magnificently by the White House (and here’s to Seal Team 6 – let’s hope they’ve ruined the sleep of every terrorist from now on [I hope that all of the al Qaeda terrorists are wetting themselves at the thought of one of these badass mofos putting a bullet through their eye… can any of the al Qaeda leadership know that there wasn’t any info in the compound that leads to them?]).

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    sponson May 3, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    I agree that the President could not have known how the Bin Laden mission would turn out, but as with the mission itself, he characteristically bet on a positive outcome. This seems to be a personality trait of his, optimism. I don’t think that the planned raid was a major factor in the decision on the old Hawaiian document, but I’m confident that we would be hearing “wag the dog” right now if the document were still unreleased.

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    richCares May 3, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    SOME HISTORY
    OBAMA [2007]: If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will.

    LIMBAUGH: All right, so, we’re going to attack Pakistan. Poor Musharraf’s going to get it on both ends if Barack’s elected. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Rush Limbaugh Show, 9/20/2007]Fox News’

    Sean Hannity repeatedly attacked Obama’s Pakistan remarks:Hannity claimed Obama said “he would bomb an ally, General Musharraf in Pakistan,” and suggested that Obama remarks “say that Barack Obama is not qualified to be president of the United States.” [Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, 8/14/2007]

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    misha May 3, 2011 at 2:40 am #

    G: I can’t stand Rush. I think he’s a vile, bigoted, self-aggrandizing opportunist and hate merchant.

    Also, obese junkie.

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    misha May 3, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    Sean: His last book ended up in the 99 cents only store.

    They are not books. They are screeds.

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    Expelliarmus May 3, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    sponson: I don’t think that the planned raid was a major factor in the decision on the old Hawaiian document, but I’m confident that we would be hearing “wag the dog” right now if the document were still unreleased.

    The reason for my theory (deliberately planned distraction) is the Obama presser on the birth certificate — if he just wanted to get that detail out of the way, the white house could have released it without Obama’s personal commentary. The Hawaii Dept. of Health press release provides plenty of info. It seems to me that Obama deliberately released the certificate with a lot more fanfare than necessary.

    Maybe its just me. But even last week I thought it was very odd that the media was focused on the birth certificate when the big news of the day was the Petraeus/ Panetta shift to CIA & Defense.

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    ellid May 3, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    Sean: His last book ended up in the 99 cents only store.

    And then in the nearest landfill.

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    Thomas Brown May 3, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    The tone of voice many people are ascribing to sarcasm was just the stress Rush was experiencing when half of his brain tried to eat the other half.

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    Bovril May 3, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    Something to remember, Birfoons have no irony, sarcasm or humor genes.

    So, even if Rush was attempting and failing to be sarkie and disingenuous, all his followers in Birferstan will hear will be that another of their hero’s has been “got at” by the adminstration.

    Expect to hear squeals of “boycott”, “traitor” etc etc from the rabid and muppet like.

    Ahhhh, Birfoon cannibalism, as sweet to watch as Birfoon tears are for a cocktail base.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 3, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    ellid:
    And then in the nearest landfill.

    At least one copy of The Obama Nation survived. I bought it used.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 3, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Expelliarmus:
    I think Obama wanted to create a huge distraction so that the press corps wouldn’t get wind of all the national security comings & goings at the White House.

    That I could believe.

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    nemocapn May 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    G: I disagree with you – I do NOT feel that Rush was being sarcastic this time at all.
    I think he is seriously very thrilled that OBL was killed and that it was accomplished in the manner that it was done.

    When I first heard the clip, I agreed with you. I didn’t detect sarcasm, because he typically does “telegraph” it. Later, I heard other sarcastic comments he made about Obama taking single-handed credit. “Me, me, me.” Then, I replayed the clip and noticed the subtle sarcasm. Sure Rush is glad Obama killed Osama, but he has to diminish it by implying Obama is full of himself and not recognizing the contributions of others.

    Of course, Rush is full of humility. Why can’t Obama be more like Rush? [snark]

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    G May 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Slartibartfast: I’m just think that Seal Team 6 wasn’t the only one running precision operations here… this was orchestrated magnificently by the White House (and here’s to Seal Team 6 – let’s hope they’ve ruined the sleep of every terrorist from now on [I hope that all of the al Qaeda terrorists are wetting themselves at the thought of one of these badass mofos putting a bullet through their eye… can any of the al Qaeda leadership know that there wasn’t any info in the compound that leads to them?]).

    Some very important gems there that I suspect will continue to bear fruit and be even more significant in the long run than OBL’s death.

    The reporting on this mentions that we recovered a treasure trove of info… I really expect that they will be trying to comb through it as quickly as possible so that they can strike while the iron is still hot if there are any more actionable leads.

    OBL was truly the key symbolic figurehead of the movement and key for recruiting and morale. However, the operational and logistical leadership are the big names that don’t get as much “face time” but are in my view, the most dangerous elements and most important to get at in order to defang their movement.

    I hope this leads to news in the upcoming months of those additional operatives being captured or killed as well. Especially Ayman al-Zawahiri, who I’ve always felt was a greater true threat behind the scenes.

    Based on OBL’s location and where many of the past big name terrorists have also been found, I’m sure we’ll be taking a lot harder look at Pakistan and their cities in tracking down the whereabouts of the rest of their key leadership and major planning operatives.

    Here’s a good run down of who’s still out there:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11489337

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    G May 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Expelliarmus: Maybe its just me. But even last week I thought it was very odd that the media was focused on the birth certificate when the big news of the day was the Petraeus/ Panetta shift to CIA & Defense

    Doesn’t surprise me at all. I think you are giving our current “infotainment” media too much credit in that assumption.

    Considering that this is the same media that will break away from a bigger news story to report on the latest stupid bad behavior escapade of figures like Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton and then spend way too much time covering that trivial fare…

    …I’d say that the media will take a meaningless “bright, shiny object” story or a controversy over serious reporting any day of the week.

    Administration appointments – important in the real world, but not necessarily “flashy” news coverage in infotainment land. What some famous person wore on some red carpet somewhere will end up getting more “indepth” coverage and news time than that, sadly.

    The only true exception to this rule seems to be major natural disaster events and the startup of a war…then you will get heavy wall-to-wall coverage until their attention span moves back to “shiny objects”…

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    G May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    nemocapn: When I first heard the clip, I agreed with you. I didn’t detect sarcasm, because he typically does “telegraph” it. Later, I heard other sarcastic comments he made about Obama taking single-handed credit. “Me, me, me.” Then, I replayed the clip and noticed the subtle sarcasm. Sure Rush is glad Obama killed Osama, but he has to diminish it by implying Obama is full of himself and not recognizing the contributions of others. Of course, Rush is full of humility. Why can’t Obama be more like Rush? [snark]

    That wouldn’t surprise me. I only had that 8 min clip of his broadcast to go on and we all know that he blathers on for several hours a day.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if, in the fuller context of his entire show he started returning to his standard sarcasm mode….

    But for at least those first 8 minutes…it had to be quite a surprising message for his listeners to hear… and we can only hope that the actual words sunk in and were taken to heart by some of them…

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    sponson May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Today on his execrable radio show, at about 1:50 ET, Limbaugh mocked anyone who “didn’t get” that he was being sarcastic in the remarks posted by Dr. C from Monday above. If anyone had any question left, that should settle it.

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    G May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    sponson: Today on his execrable radio show, at about 1:50 ET, Limbaugh mocked anyone who “didn’t get” that he was being sarcastic in the remarks posted by Dr. C from Monday above. If anyone had any question left, that should settle it.

    Then I’ll stand corrected for trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and thinking he could be capable of actually puting real patriotism ahead of his pettiness.

    I never have a problem with admitting that I’m wrong. I deal in facts and evidence. Now that the evidence is out there answering this question that he was just being a prick again, I accept it.

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    sponson May 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    G – I don’t blame you for being confused. Limbaugh is often quite incompetently incoherent on his show (I listen to about 10 minutes of it per week, more when there is “bad news for Republicans” in the news cycle). In order to “read” what he is saying you would have to be marinated in his daily drivel of sarcasm and and infinitely repeated false version of political history the way his followers are, and no one deserves that.

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    nemocapn May 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    G: Then I’ll stand corrected for trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and thinking he could be capable of actually puting real patriotism ahead of his pettiness.

    The Atlantic describes his ploy perfectly:
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/05/rush-limbaughs-strategically-ambiguous-monologues/238229/

    “In order to fully grasp his mastery of the strategically ambiguous monologue, let’s go back to the line I flagged before: ‘Last night I was as proud as I have been of the U.S. military in I don’t know how long.’ Earnest praise for the troops? Sure seems like it on first listen. Mocking allusion to Michelle Obama’s controversial ‘proud of my country for the first time’ remark? Also plausible! Especially in context. Certainly some of his listeners heard it that way and chuckled. But also totally deniable if necessary! The important thing to realize is that there is no right answer, other than whatever happens to be more convenient for Limbaugh at a particular moment in time.”

    In other words, it’s all about making Rush look good.

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    G May 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    sponson: In order to “read” what he is saying you would have to be marinated in his daily drivel of sarcasm and and infinitely repeated false version of political history the way his followers are, and no one deserves that.

    Agreed! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nemocapn: The Atlantic describes his ploy perfectly:http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/05/rush-limbaughs-strategically-ambiguous-monologues/238229/“In order to fully grasp his mastery of the strategically ambiguous monologue, let’s go back to the line I flagged before: โ€˜Last night I was as proud as I have been of the U.S. military in I don’t know how long.’ Earnest praise for the troops? Sure seems like it on first listen. Mocking allusion to Michelle Obama’s controversial proud of my country for the first time’ remark? Also plausible! Especially in context. Certainly some of his listeners heard it that way and chuckled. But also totally deniable if necessary! The important thing to realize is that there is no right answer, other than whatever happens to be more convenient for Limbaugh at a particular moment in time.”In other words, it’s all about making Rush look good.

    Excellent points. He was able to reduce his usual sarcasm to such a low level to give himself an escape route either way…. what a cynical, manipulative huckster he is!

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    Mr Furious May 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    What made the sarcasm obvious for me was how Limbaugh keep repeating that “ONLY the President” realized this or that, and ONLY the President understood this or that.

    He was deliberately making fun of the idea that Obama had any significant role in this drama, and his bitter hateful listeners understood exactly what he was getting at.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    G:
    Excellent points. He was able to reduce his usual sarcasm to such a low level to give himself an escape route either way…. what a cynical, manipulative huckster he is!

    Even Al Franken in his book Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot admits that Limbaugh is not actually an idiot.

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    misha May 4, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Even Al Franken in his book Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot admits that Limbaugh is not actually an idiot.

    He’s just an obese junkie, on his fourth marriage.