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Like a moth drawn to a flame:
“This guy’s name is Tom Perez and he may as well be Hugo Chavez, and that is not an exaggeration,” Limbaugh began, saying Perez was “the guy in the Department of Justice in the civil rights division who made the call not to prosecute the New Black Panthers.”

Limbaugh said listeners should imagine George W. Bush nominating someone who didn’t prosecute the Ku Klux Klan when they engaged in voter intimidation. “And then after not prosecuting klanners for that, then imagine what would happen if Bush turned around and nominated the Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan to a cabinet position where he would be deciding on discrimination lawsuits,” he said. “There would be unmitigated hell to pay – if George W. Bush put a klansman in his cabinet there would be hell to pay, that’s essentially what’s happened here.”

Well, first of all, Thomas Perez is to the Ku Klux Klan what Mother Teresa is to Rush Limbaugh. And the fact that he made the comparison at all says more about Limbaugh than it does about Perez.

As for the comparison to Hugo Chavez, I'll let former GOP chairman Michael Steele weigh in:

“I think we just need to be a little more tempered here,” Steele said. “I just don’t see a basis for, you know, Chavez? How did we jump to that? Oh, because he’s Hispanic? Oh, got it, got it, alright. Again, you can’t take that seriously, and that’s what the American people are tired of, quite frankly.”
To be fair to Limbaugh, Steele is African-American, so of course he would defend Perez, who as a Latino and a civil rights champion, obviously shares Steele's utter contempt for white people. What's worse, Steele probably think the actions of those New Black Panthers in that 2008 Fox video don't come close to comparing with what the Klan has done throughout American history, so you simply can't take what he says seriously.

Sure, I know that Steele and Perez worked together in Maryland, and I know that Steele says Perez would be a good labor secretary, but you have to be careful about how you interpret that. Steele probably would try to convince you that his first-hand experience with Perez gives him a valuable insight on the nomination, but as any faithful listener of Rush Limbaugh could tell you, the fact that Steele is vouching for Perez is just proof that minorities like to stick together—especially if it gives them a chance to screw over whites.

In light of Rush Limbaugh's courageous decision to speak out against President Obama's nomination of a Latino to his cabinet, Limbaugh listeners might be worried about the GOP's new autopsy which argues that right-wing media personalities like Limbaugh's are ruining the GOP brand and poisoning conservative minds. But the good news for them is this: no matter what some dumb GOP report says, virtually all Republican politicians will be standing by to protect their base from President Obama's virulent brand of Venezuelan racism.

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  •  Like a moth to a flame? (19+ / 0-)

    With the amount of gas in that blimp it'd be more like the Hindenburg.

    You can't assassinate the character of any of modern conservative. You'd have to find where it was buried, dig it up, resurrect it, then kill it. And killing a zombie isn't really assassination, is it?

    by ontheleftcoast on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:42:39 PM PDT

  •  Keep on digging Limbaugh (12+ / 0-)

    Soon you'll be in China.  Maybe you can get those exploited Chinese workers to listen to your crapola.

    There's really no bottom to how low this washed up shill will go.  Will the last advertiser to leave his program please remember to turn out the lights.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:43:16 PM PDT

  •  The snark is strong with this one. (5+ / 0-)
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    Jed Lewison, mdmslle, JML9999, geez53, Aunt Pat

    Nice job, Jed.  How did you keep that tongue so firmly planted in cheek.

    Okay, I just grossed myself out.  I should never put tongue or cheek in any post about Limbaugh.  

  •  Ridiculous hyperbole is so passé (6+ / 0-)

    Ridiculous hyperbole is so passé -- Rush doesn't realize he's past his sell-by date.

  •  Didn't the DOJ... (7+ / 0-)

    Drop the BlackPanther investigation before Perez arrived in his position?

    'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

    by RichM on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:46:03 PM PDT

    •  Yes, they did... (5+ / 0-)
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      JML9999, Stwriley, RichM, Radiogabs, Aunt Pat

      of course, it kept popping up for a couple of years, and I think Perez was involved in one or more of the re-opening and closings.

      Two men standing on the curb outside a polling place in Philadelphia, one holding a short stick. I believe one of them actually held the door open for one or more people.

      What ELSE could possibly have turned the righteous tide of conservative fervor into an Obama landslide?

      C'mon, admit it.... this was the turning point in the 2008 election!


      Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. Friedrich Schiller

      by databob on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:08:02 PM PDT

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    •  Timelines and facts are for chumps (4+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, JML9999, RadGal70, Aunt Pat

      We're running on pure, unadulterated, emo here! Don't you realizes that if the darkies get into power they're going to treat white people just like -- gasp -- they've been treated in the past.

      White slavery, here we come!!!!!!!11111!!1one!!1

      Wanted: New sig line. Must be insightful with a good sense of humor. Non-smoking, no pets.

      by Herodotus Prime on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:08:15 PM PDT

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      •  It IS interesting...the conservative mindset seems (3+ / 0-)
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        Herodotus Prime, Ubik, Aunt Pat

        to be "We're the default, so all of THEM will want to do exactly what we have done to THEM to US!"

        Gay rights? Can't have gays treating us straight guys like us straight guys treat women! OMG!

        Women's rights? Can't have women in power! After all we've done to them they'll kill us all!

        Racial equality? OMG! We've spent centuries treating them all like the lowest of the hired help! We can't have that happening to us!

        Every time you examine the conservative worldview you find that it's at about the level of a two-year-old child's.

        The last time the Republicans were this radical, they were working to elect former slaves to Congress. What a difference a century and a half makes!

        by jayjaybear on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:13:43 PM PDT

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    •  Don't try to confuse (1+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat

      Limbaugh and his listeners with facts.  Everyone knows that facts are nothing but a liberal conspiracy.


      To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

      by Eyesbright on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:08:42 PM PDT

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    •  don't confuse Rush with facts (1+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat

      He doesn't read the articles; he just has aides who read the headlines until one catches his attention.  He then has the assistant read the first paragraph or so and then he riffs off that information.  That is the genesis of some of his gaffes as he doesn't get information buried deeper down in the articles

  •  I read that title 4 times (11+ / 0-)

    Once when I saw it.
    Twice to make sure I read correctly
    Three times to try to understand WTF it could possibly mean
    The fourth time in an attempt to make an analogy to illustrate how incomprehensibly absurd this was.

    I failed.  I have nothing.

    This is a grand level of linguistic shitfoxery utterly beyond my ken.

    I forfeit.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:46:28 PM PDT

  •  Autopsy? (4+ / 0-)

    They're definitely sick.  But they ain't dead yet.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:47:18 PM PDT

  •  Anyone ever going to get around to asking (4+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, mdmslle, Aunt Pat, lcbo

    these fucktards why Black people shouldn't be afforded 2nd Amendment rights?

    Money doesn't talk it swears.

    by Coss on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:47:41 PM PDT

    •  billy club not covered under 2nd (4+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, Stwriley, Coss, Aunt Pat

      guy should have shown up with AK if he wanted to exercise his constitutional rights.  Irony is that the district this took place in is African American predominately and is heavily Democratic.  So how does having an African American show up at a polling place in a heavily Democratic, predominately African American district constitute intimidation unless it was the beret..............  

      •  Clearly they were there to PREVENT intimidation (1+ / 0-)
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        Aunt Pat

        Limbaugh thinks it's just swell when morons show up at malls with military grade weapons "exercising" their 2nd Amendment rights. Well, white morons anyway.

        I don't trust the government to determine who should be afforded they right to bear arms, and the right wing reaction to these two dudes with sticks is exactly why.

        Money doesn't talk it swears.

        by Coss on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:47:48 PM PDT

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  •  What were they supposed to be prosecuted for? (5+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, Dartagnan, Eyesbright, Hirodog, Aunt Pat

    Imitating a crossing guard is not a crime.

    I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

    by jhecht on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:49:04 PM PDT

    •  Not to mention the fact that (3+ / 0-)
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      Eyesbright, Stwriley, Aunt Pat

      they simply call themselves (all 2 of them) the "New Black Panther Party", and organization which real Black Panthers have basically said has nothing whatsoever to do with the Black Panthers.   In reality this incident involved two n'er do wells who hang around Philly's City Hall shouting irregularly, and causing little more than curiousity.  I've seen Mr. "Shabazz". He's not impressive, but he does have :

      a long history of confrontational racist behavior. He advocated racial separation and made incendiary racial statements while promoting anti-police messages in the media and on the streets of Philadelphia.
      In other words, he's a crackpot.

      From Wikipedia:

      "The incident involved only two Panthers at a single majority-black precinct in Philadelphia. So far — after months of hearings, testimony and investigation — no one has produced actual evidence that any voters were too scared to cast their ballots.
      The entire incident was a trumped up circus from the start designed to inflame racial passions.
      During the 2008 presidential election, poll watchers found two New Black Panther militia members shouting racial slurs outside a polling place in Philadelphia.[25] One of the two was a credentialed poll watcher, while the other was a New Black Panther member who had brought a police-style nightstick baton. A University of Pennsylvania student, Stephen Robert Morse, was hired by the local Republican Party on behalf of the John McCain presidential campaign to film the incident.[26] His video aired on several news outlets throughout the country. Republican poll watcher Chris Hill stated that voters had been complaining about intimidation, while the District Attorney's office stated that they had not been contacted by any voters.
      This was an instance of a whackjob being a whackjob, something you can see in any American city at any given hour, at any given minute.  The idea that this became national news is a total travesty.
    •  All three of them. Call out the Marines!! (1+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat

      We're under direct threat from . . . wait. Two, three guys, total?

  •  Then old conservative "shock name" tactic... (2+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, Aunt Pat

    ...which always scores scaring the shit out of ignorant and uninformed conservatives. A totally unknown official is nominated by Obama? Just make an over the top comparison to some boogeyman with cataclysmic forecasted results from whom they need "to take the country back", ie that person is NOT one of us.

    You would think that the overuse of this tactic would have brown old on conservative auditors, but that would be wrong: they keep asking for more, like addicts!

  •  that's it, ole Rushie boy. Keep em riled up (2+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, Aunt Pat

    and irrational.

    I am your biggest fan.

  •  his name is Limp Gasbag and he may as well be (5+ / 0-)

    “This guy’s name is Tom Perez and he may as well be Hugo Chavez, and that is not an exaggeration,”

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 Acedia is essentially a flight from the world that leads to not caring even that one does not care

    by annieli on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:52:04 PM PDT

  •  According to Kos, this is a good thing, right? (6+ / 0-)

    just channeling a diary by him today, about how the GOP had created an unstoppable monster in the form of Mr. Limbaugh that they have no way of stopping before he totally destroys them . ..

    So we should celebrate this, right??

  •  the new black panthers stood in a menacing manner (2+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, Laconic Lib

    (to megyn kelley) which has a lot in common with what the KKK used to do, as far as standing goes.

    so if you discount the several thousand murders and general terrorism, then the two have a lot in common, so this perez guy should definitely get filibustered.  thank god reid stood up for the filibuster

    what lincoln said

    by rasfrome on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:00:19 PM PDT

  •  What will be interesting... (1+ / 0-)
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    Is since they know they have a problem, is anyone at a national level going to take Rush on without the followup apology?

  •  Well In the same "Comedy" Routine (2+ / 0-)
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    annieli, ontheleftcoast

    He was busy vilifying minimum wage workers

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:00:40 PM PDT

  •  The Cheese Speaks..... (2+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, Aunt Pat

    Limbaugh FANatics will be ever so pleased to hear him ranting, once again, about the dangers of an angry black man getting into a government position.
     Short of taking to their Ouija boards and consulting Jesse Helms on the issue, he's their best info source.


  •  Steele is doing the typical Republican thing... (1+ / 0-)
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    he knows Perez, and understands he's a decent person.

    Like we've seen so often - when it affects them personally, they change their tone.

    Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

    by walk2live on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:04:26 PM PDT

  •  Conservative Denial of Service Attack. (1+ / 0-)
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    Laconic Lib

    Can't remember who said that, but it really fits.

    The conservative agenda can't win if it tells the truth. It can't win in the marketplace of ideas.

    All it has, really, is the ability to mobilize enough idiots to assault the nation with an endless stream of idiocy. After awhile, this shuts down rational debate and discussion, as we focus on each outrageous comment -- instead of an actual left-agenda.

    The New Black Panthers? All three of them? The same as the Klan?

    And you just know that millions of Limbaugh's bots will echo this idiocy.

    Denial of Service. For the billionth time.

  •  If I remember, the intimidation by the (3+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, Stwriley, Laconic Lib

    "New Black Panther Party" (which has been repudiated by its namesake and predecessor) was two guys in black beret and jackets (described by Fox as "paramilitary garb)
    armed with one billy club (which Fox reported was pointed at people) who shouted at various people

    If these guys were such an intimidating presence it seems the poll workers would have called the cops.  Instead of being intimidated, the general response seems to have been one of bemusement until Rush, Hannity and BillO got hold of the story.  Now they seem determined to conflate this small group of individuals to the level of al Qaeda while ignoring RW militia groups that are intimidating people by killing them

    •  I was a poll watcher that election in Philly... (2+ / 0-)
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      nuthangerfarm, entlord

      and we didn't have a single report or complaint about these guys. They're a couple of semi-well-known cranks here in Philly, but they're basically harmless. What they certainly did not do was interfere with or intimidate voters, as the DOJ figured out in about 10 seconds.

      It should also be noted that the polling place they stood outside of in Philly is in an entirely African-American ward that doesn't even have a registered Republican in it (or at least didn't when I checked during the 2012 cycle) so it's not exactly clear who they could have been intimidating anyway since as far as we know every possible voter in that ward was likely to vote for Obama no matter what (there are a number of Philly wards that went 100% Obama in both 2012 and 2008.)

      What almost had me die of shock in this story was Steele. I have great difficulty coming to grips with a reality in which Michael Steele is a voice of reason, moderation and sanity. One where he sarcastically calls out racism from a fellow Republican (and racism against an Hispanic-American to boot) is (to quote Venzini) "inconceivable"!

      Someone pass the smelling salts.

      Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

      by Stwriley on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:39:00 PM PDT

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    •  What's Rush's definition of clinic protestors? (1+ / 0-)
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      Two black men shouting political and racial stuff at one voting site = "coordinated terrorist attack."

      Hundreds of white men at abortion clinics all over the country screaming at women and girls walking past - when they're not shooting doctors or bombing those clinics = "good Christians + one lone wolf crazy guy who has nothing at all to do with the good Christians (x100)."

      Thank God, the Bob Fosse Kid is here! - Colin Mochrie

      by gardnerhill on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:48:40 PM PDT

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  •  Keep talking Limpballs... (0+ / 0-)

    You really don't see how much you are helping us with every ugly turn of phrase you spout. And the most wonderful part is that it's stirring up the civil war within your own party.

    Keep it up! It will just make it that much easier to kill off your remaining sponsors and also help us defeat more conservatives in the next two years.

    Always so much fun seeing what your delusional mind comes up with next!

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:10:28 PM PDT

  •  New black hole discovered in Palm Beach. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sardonic gasbag puts mouth into hyper(bolic)drive and collapses into singularity of excrement.

    Support bacteria – they’re the only culture some people have. - Steven Wright -

    by Sam Sara on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:14:22 PM PDT

  •  You'll have to pry their Limbaugh mind poison (0+ / 0-)

    out of their cold dead assholes.

  •  The New Black Panthers hold meetings at Five Guys (0+ / 0-)

    That way they blend in, and nobody notices them as a large group.

    Well, this upset the Donald so much they could barely get him to stop flinging his feces - Bill Maher

    by lotac on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:18:41 PM PDT

  •  Quick question (1+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude

    I'm a little confused here - it's my understanding that Fox and other conservative infotainment outlets and personalities basically get their marching orders and talking points from the GOP. Isn't that still true?

    I don't get it. They built their own echo chamber and filled it with Fox, Unskewed Polls, and people like Rush. They completely disassociated with reality and then only engaged in communities where those talking points would be repeated.

    I don't understand. Objective reads of things like polling data showed President Obama ahead. They show a generalized trend in the electorate to be more tolerant. If the GOP wanted to win, why didn't they respond to polling data, or have all the math nerdz come over to work for Democrats?

    How do they even recover from this? Did they just lose control of the monster? I mean, I want to see a good percentage of the party go up in flames but I also want to participate in a dialog about the role of government.

    You said the air was singing / it's calling you, you don't believe / These things you've never seen / Never heard, never dreamed.

    by CayceP on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:19:00 PM PDT

  •  To Rush and his minions (0+ / 0-)

    anyone with even a minor connection to President Obama is clearly evil. They just fill in the blanks whenever a new name pops up. same argument as he's had about every single person.

    Same dimwit fanatics who can't seem to understand that none of Limbaughs predictions ever come true.

    "Rock is overpowered, but Paper is perfect." -Scissors

    by kamrom on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:23:46 PM PDT

  •  My radio is tuned to sports talk (0+ / 0-)

    most of the day, at a low volume, as a sort of blah  blah blah background noise. They have sports news every 20 minutes because the average listener is tuned in for about that long & the station wants to bunch some commercials together.  I imagine Limbaugh has an audience of bored white male retirees hanging on his every word. But the TV ratings for American Idol & Dancing With the Stars have far more cultural significance.

    "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

    by DJ Rix on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:28:36 PM PDT

  •  Limbaugh, WHO?? (0+ / 0-)

    What is it with the media, including dKos, to accord Limbaugh with the respect of being the leader of the Republican Party.

    Well, he's not a loser, since he has never run for nor has ever been elected to public office.

    He has never volunteered or served in any manner in the armed forces.

    Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (pron.: ˈlɪmbɔː, lim-baw; born January 12, 1951) is a conservative American radio talk show host and political commentator. Since he was 16, Limbaugh has worked a series of disc jockey jobs. His talk show began in 1984 at Sacramento radio station KFBK, featuring his ongoing format of political commentary and listener calls.
    He's a self-admitted radio entertainer, whose only power over the Republican Party is his audience of "dittoheads," who unquestioning believe everything he says to them.

    Whenever the TV talk show host says, "This is what Rush Limbaugh said today ..." is when I reach for the remote.

    At best, Limbaugh is the leader of a radio cult, not a national political party.

    Please don't make him out to be something more than what he really is.

    *Austerity is the opposite of Prosperity*

    by josmndsn on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:28:40 PM PDT

    •  Even Rush (2+ / 0-)
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      admits that he "may be de facto" "leader of the Republican party in America.  The power of conservative radio is undeniable.  For 20 years, three hours a day, nothing in radio has so moved the audience to action as Rush: the Republican base both buys the pre-owned cars he suggests ought to be bought and champions the causes he’s hot on. Nothing in politics, or the news cycle, is as direct and powerful as this. In seconds, he can move an awesome tide, unleashing e-mail, telephone calls, and scary Web-site rage. Minutes after R.N.C. chairman Steele tried to suggest to CNN that he, rather than Rush, was the bona fide leader of the party, Rush, reached for comment, merely said he’d respond on the air—which must have sent a chill down Steele’s spine.  Romney would not stand up to him.  Ever.

      Rush talks to Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. And they’re talking to others.  It’s incredibly networked. The message, the position is spread. Limbaugh, too, is in regular contact with Roger Ailes @ Fox News.  They all get on message and they hammer the same message, endlessly.

    •  it's the start of another coordinated swiftboating (0+ / 0-)

      perez will be one more trophy for RW radio and its point man limbaugh if the left ignores what is clearly the start of another well organized swiftboating campaign that will probably be ignored by the left and result in perez being dragged through the mud and threatened and lied about all over the country until the administration and perez decide it's too much of a distraction.

       then the left gets all whiny because "obama wilted"

      the left ignoring limbaugh's standard start of another successful swiftboating will make me puke.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:56:35 PM PDT

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  •  I'm sure (0+ / 0-)

    that Rush would make a good Klansman, if he's not one already. That's probably why he knows so much about them.

    Being "pro-life" means believing that every child born has a right to food, education, and access to health care.

    by Jilly W on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:30:08 PM PDT

  •  Let's Withhold Judgement (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe Rush saw Perez at a meeting?

    Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

    by TooFolkGR on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:31:08 PM PDT

  •  This is dumb (0+ / 0-)

    This is another story from false fox and dumbo.If a black man holds the door for people.They should be hung.This is why Black people hate Republicans.They attack us for no reason

  •  George W. Bush appointee (0+ / 0-)

    (Vice chair) of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Abigail Thernstrom, a chick with a rep as a tough conservative critic of affirmative action and "political correctness" said of the New Black Panther nonsense, two years ago:

    "This doesn't have to do with the Black Panthers, this has to do with their fantasies about how they could use this issue to topple the [Obama] administration... My fellow conservatives on the commission had this wild notion they could bring Eric Holder down and really damage the president..."

  •  Everyday Republicans are proving Gingrich right. (0+ / 0-)

    Republicans ARE stupid! Old Limbaugh is the leader of the ignorant pack.

  •  You have to understand a lush limburger's... (0+ / 0-)

    mindset...  he is a rich little adult kid who has the attention and ability to get his opinion out there.  he threw it up against the wall and what stuck was what he and his audience are addicted to.  

    He has become wealthy beyond his wildest dreams not unlike a porn producer.  Like limbaugh the porn guys know that their product has an edginess about it but the $$$$'s rooling in is the same as the junkie who knows that the "H" he is shooting is killing him, but he is no longer in control...

    People like lush tune out what they don't want to hear.  What is his excuse for not throwing his hat in the ring?  With as much money as he has he can't be honest and say it is keeping the money flowing...

    Who but a blind rich fool can not see that this nation is in peril and the consequences of there not being a means for people who are willing to work and support themselves is quickly approaching...  

    Rich fools like rush are trying to get the buffer class between them and the masses again.  That is the only reason they are singing about the middle class.  The middle class was descimated not because of taxes and entitlement for the poor which many of them are now.  But because of the efficiency of the LEAN business model.  The same as Romney's company.  

    They scream taxes but will never go back to the old model where men did the work that robotics do now.  Robots don't get raises, beneifits or talk back to managers.  Or pay union dues...

    I would love to see the government give them all the tax breaks they want.  All they are doing is twisting what democrats are doing.  Who are the trillions owed to?  Would these people or institutions call in these debts and throw the US in chaos?  That is what we need to be protecting ourselves from.

    The debt is there.  Just like when you lost your job and the ability to pay and the creditor starts calling.  You negotiate.  I am in dire straits.  If you work with me I will give you something.  Can these institutions sustain themselves if we go under?

    Sounds like bull shyt to me...  lets thow all the chips in on one roll.  i can see these wealthy people lugging their sacks of gold around if things go bust...

    I may not be deep, but I am very wide... Honree Balzac

    by meknow on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:07:53 PM PDT

  •  Wait, What? (0+ / 0-)
    To be fair to Limbaugh, ....

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

    by midnight lurker on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:11:12 PM PDT

  •  who can afford to make concessions... (0+ / 0-)

    not the poor or needy?

    get this shyt right and we can get the slackers straight...

    the concessions have to come from business...  jobs will separate the ones who want to work from the slackers...  no profiling, no racism, no singling out...  we offered you a job why did you not take it?  

    okay we have a place for you... pack up your shyt (er stuff) and come with me.  these barracks will be where you will be staying until you can become eligible to work.  

    no vouchers, no cards...everything provided in the mess halls...  if you are eligible to work you go looking for work.  if you are not then you got to education.  

    maximum security in these places...  incentive to get out...

    jobs of every kind...  no standing on the corner with a welfare card in your pocket...  

    nothing will turn thing contrary to where we are headed without jobs, jobs and more jobs...  jobs that will afford people opportunity...  if the rich can't understand that then we will face the terror of continual growth in unemployment...  that aint good...

    So like the old lady said who marched to Versailles during the 1700 and entered into the place where the National Assembly was meeting...  "who is that talking down there, shut up...we want bread"  or something like that...

    I may not be deep, but I am very wide... Honree Balzac

    by meknow on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:22:49 PM PDT

  •  Anything for attention (0+ / 0-)

    I'm convinced that these "outrage" systems are nothing more than attention getting devices for the base and the internet. Look how we respond. Unfortunately, it'd be impossible to say let's ignore him. No one will. But it's just a game.

  •  wait! i get it! is it just like appointing (0+ / 0-)

    the monetary meltdown monsters to run the treasury?   cuz wow.  i hear ya!

    sometimes I spend more time reading the comments than the diaries. no offense to diarists: thanks for the launch pad.

    by dunnjen on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:24:25 PM PDT

  •  Pls, pls make this a thing, Thugs. Ur racism must (0+ / 0-)

    be spotlighted continuously, or the voters could fall victim to the media's 20 second attention...

    oooooooh!, shiny object!

  •  Now we're demonizing (0+ / 0-)

    people for not prosecuting Americans who express their Second Amendment right to bear arms?

    Pick a side and stick with it, please.

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:21:51 PM PDT

  •  if you want perez don't ignore RW radio. (0+ / 0-)

    perez will be swiftboated if the left ignores this.

    if limbaugh is going after him it is likely that all national and local RW radio talkers will be given the same talking points.

    that means a national teabagger/talk radio outrage at the nomination that will force (or enable) the GOP to go all out to stop him. it will get to the point, like van jones and susan rice and dozens before them, where the admin will have to decide whether it is worth the distraction from other issues and events and perez will end up withdrawing.

    if that's the case the left will then blame obama for abandoning him.

    total bullshit.

    will the left ignore 1000 radio stations as they attack perez?

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:45:46 PM PDT

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