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Rush Limbaugh did a full Bachmann on his show today. Limbaugh said Obama has a second reason for keeping the Guantanamo prison camp open.

Let me tell you something Snerdly, another reason they're keeping Gitmo open. Someday they're going to need a place to put all of us, folks!

That quote comes at 2:40 into this recording:

Limbaugh wants his listeners to believe that Obama plans to put people like them in Gitmo. Limbaugh's is intentionally trying to frighten his extremely naive and gullible listeners into thinking that the evil Obama is coming for them, because because the President of the United States has plans to put his political opponents into concentration camps.

Of course the conspiracy theory of Obama setting up concentration camps for his political opponents wasn't Rush's invention. Michelle Bachmann gets the credit for that.

Bachmann’s Latest Irrational Fear About The Census: It Was Used To Intern The Japanese

BACHMANN: If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the census bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations, at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps. I’m not saying that’s what the Administration is planning to do. But I am saying that private, personal information that was given to the census bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up.

Then later during today's show Limbaugh touts Bachmann for her courage for embracing the full crazy.

RUSH: I mention this because Bachmann is out there not holding back.  Gangster government, anti-American values, she's saying it.  

Does it make you uncomfortable, or are you going, "You go, girl."  And do you want your presidential nominee to be taking the same tack or do you think it's a loser?

RUSH: Now, back to more Michele Bachmann on Meet the Depressed yesterday.  She's one of the few Republicans who remembers what the last election was actually about, and it wasn't that long ago.
RUSH: If we're gonna go out trying to make sure that they're not offended by what we do, hell, we may as well mail it in and just say Republicans are not gonna run anybody, we're gonna save our money for 2016, Obama, it's yours.

Rush Limbaugh isn't to only one who's giving recognition to Michele Bachmann's rising stature of the Republican Party's Tea Party wing.

Michele Bachmann bumps Sarah Palin as Tea Party Queen

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is pushing Sarah Palin off her throne as queen of the Tea Party. This considered opinion comes after watching Bachmann on "Meet the Press." I didn't agree with 99.9 percent of what she said, but in 12 minutes on MTP she demonstrated why she is a better leader of the angry wing of the Republican Party than Palin.

So, if you're nestled in the angry wing of the Republican Party, Bachmann is the kind of leader you need. Sure, the Tea Party isn't as angry today as it was last fall. But Bachmann is showing time and again that she does a far better job of lending an authoritative voice to her followers' frustrations than Palin ever could.

Since John McCain's defeat Rush Limbaugh has been filling the void as the effective default leader of the current Republican Party. We shouldn't dismiss or minimize the importance of Rush Limbaugh's inflammatory smear of President Obama planning concentration camps. Limbaugh's character assassination of the American President, equating him with a Stalin or a Hitler by implication is intolerable.

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  •  I am republiching this diary (9+ / 0-)

    after the previous one was marred by a number of inappropriate snark comments.

    Can we avoid those this time please?  

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." — Mahatma Gandhi CARTOON: America’s winners and losers

    by Lefty Coaster on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 04:33:19 PM PST

  •  I was wondering what happened. (0+ / 0-)

    Couldn't find it to check on comments.

    But from what you just said, I guess it was a good thing I had to eat.

    Sorry your diary got hijacked.

    But remember this.  Rush once said that he gets off at the reaction the 'left' has over things he says.  The 'bigger' the reaction- the happier he is.  That why he is called a 'shock jock'.

    Growing old is inevitable...Growing up is purely optional

    by grannycarol on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 05:03:49 PM PST

  •  Gitmo's too good for Rush (2+ / 0-)
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    Lefty Coaster, Liberal Panzer

    When Rush goes to hell, he'll be ACORN's top voter registrar in Spanish Harlem.

    "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

    by Ivan on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 05:09:11 PM PST

    •  Rush won't go to hell. (1+ / 0-)
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      He's not good enough to go to hell.  Instead, he'll wind up on the menu of a black-market balogna-and-cheese sandwich cafeteria....

      I count even the single grain of sand to be a higher life-form than the likes of Sarah Palin and her odious ilk.

      by Liberal Panzer on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 05:53:51 PM PST

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  •  If only Rush was right (snark) (1+ / 0-)
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    Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

    by LaurenMonica on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 05:58:47 PM PST

    •  Of course, Rush missed the point that O was (0+ / 0-)

      looking to close Gitmo, until the Rs pushed through all those bills that said no coming here for civilian trials, etc etc. So now the habeases have to be done there, and will be, and the evidientiary rules have been loosened up so Defendants can get more papers, and they gotta do a full review for all there within a year. Trying IMO to find another way to get it done despite roadblocks.   Frankly, I'm surprised Rush didn't say it needs to be kept open so when the R dictatorship gets in in full swing, they will have  place to put the rest of us. They keep muttering these days about not understanding what was wong with McCarthy which means those days are not gone.

  •  Sorry. I thought mine was in bounds :( (1+ / 0-)
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    Lefty Coaster

    Rush's switches on Gitmo are very difficult to address seriously. I mean.. it's a given he's (1) wrong and (2) would despise oxygen if Obama was for it.

    There are only so many ways to say that in a stern fashion.

  •  The pretzel logic in this thing is really choking. (1+ / 0-)
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    Lefty Coaster

    Didn't the same pig lead the chorus of afraidy cat congress critters when Obama signed an EO for closing the gitmo ?

    One bitter fact is two bit hacks populate the third rate fourth estate who are truly the fifth columnists.

    by amk for obama on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 06:21:11 PM PST

  •  wingnut "intellectual discourse" is (2+ / 0-)
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    neroden, Lefty Coaster

    necessarily incoherent.

    Even some Limbots might choke on a bald statement of the underlying principle of modern right-centrism like "The only legitimate purpose of government is separating suckers like you from your money so we can give it to the wealthy."

    Peak Oil is NOW! Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

    by alizard on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 07:03:04 PM PST

  •  Limbo main point was correct. (0+ / 0-)

    The President broke his promise about closing Gitmo and bagging the military tribunals.

    I think Limbo actually said that the President lied.  

    Not sure I would go that far -- maybe he just made a "promise" he wished he could keep but in the end decided it didn't matter to him too much.

    •  Yet it's so hypocritical. (1+ / 0-)
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      The ACLU is in a position to complain about Obama keeping Gitmo open.

      Rush Limbaugh, promoter of Gitmo, promoter of torture, promoter of imprisonment without trial, is in no position to do so.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 07:15:12 PM PST

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  •  Rush pushing Bachmann is a good thing (0+ / 0-)

    If Limbaugh is the de facto leader of the Republican Party -- which he is -- and if Limbaugh's Horde combined with Bachmann's Tea Partiers put quaking, cold fear into the heart of all Republican candidates high and low, then we can count on anyone representing a reasonable "center" to be swept out of any consideration well before the first debate of the 2012 races, much before the 1st primary.  And this is a good thing.

    American voters don't like crazy talking extremism from any quarter.  Makes 'em nervous.

    Limbaugh, Bachmann, and that other Tea Party fave, Sarah Palin, (with a major assist from are Wisconsin's Scott Walker) are painting the Republican party into a corner of right wing extremism I doubt they'll be able to find their way out of.

    They've done this to themselves before.  I'm feeling shades of 1964.

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