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I have no idea what Rush Limbaugh is thinking or saying today in the aftermath of the NBA Commissioner's lifetime ban of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.  But I can only imagine that anyone capable of such disgusting demagoguery as "Barack The Magic Negro" is not likely to take today's news lying down.

In the film, "A Few Good Men," Jack Nicholson's character, Colonel Jessup states "You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall....."  The defense team knew that Jessup's ego would not allow him to contain his righteous indignation, and that if the door could be opened just a crack, there would be a deluge of self-incriminating vitriol.

Sometimes life imitates art.  There are two things that can happen that would give me great pleasure in witnessing.  One, Limbaugh will take the bait and go on a racially-tinged rant of epic proportion in which what little restraint he may have exercised in the past will be elusive, and he will cross the proverbial "Rubicon," in a manner much more profound and even more consequential than in the Sandra Fluke affair; or two, Limbaugh will turn tail and pussyfoot the issue, much to the chagrin of the disaffected, low-information, white pride crowd.  It's a no-win for Limbaugh either way, but like another flaming Nazi gas-bag, the Hindenburg, I would enjoy seeing Rush go down in flames.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    In loyalty to their kind, they cannot tolerate our minds. In loyalty to our kind, We cannot tolerate their obstruction.

    by mojave mike on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 03:03:11 PM PDT

  •  He's blaming the girlfriend (2+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z, DRo

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    by pucklady on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 03:04:42 PM PDT

  •  Um, Tom Cruise played a defense attorney. (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, mojave mike

    Ethical problem: if you had a time machine, would you go back and kill Cheney before he took office?

    by Fiddler On A Hot Tin Roof on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 03:29:20 PM PDT

  •  He's repeating the Party line, that Sterling (7+ / 0-)

    is a Democrat. Even though he only gave $4,000 in donations to Dem politicians, the most recently in 1990, and has been a registered Republican since 1998.

    But with everything Limbaugh and the Rs do today, they use the 'Big Lie' strategy. Just keep repeating the lie and that makes it the truth.

    Oh, and it's Obama's fault because he's the real racist.

    Pistachios are like our politics - when the two sides are divided, that's when the nuts come out! - Stephen Colbert

    by Fordmandalay on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 03:35:40 PM PDT

  •  The problem with the end of RushBo is (1+ / 0-)
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    mojave mike

    That there are so many other right wing talkers to replace him on terrestrial radio. I think the real end to right wing bloviation is more likely coming in the form of the death of radio as we know it.

    Who listens to Right wing radio? Mostly older white males. Who listens to satellite radio, ipods and smartphones (ie Pandora) everyone else.

    Already we have seen the movement to "Flush-Rush" is killing advertising dollars to all politically charged radio on both the left and the right. So I am not talking about some distant future, the future of terrestrial is here. And it looks like it is dying.

    •  rw radio will still huge. the effect is pervasive (1+ / 0-)
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      travelerxxx

      most parts of the country there are no free alts for politics while driving or working. the ubiquitous high speed is not here yet and we can't wait for rw radio to die - global warming is coming fast.

      1200 stations reaching 50 mil a week- and that works great with millions who are too lazy apathetic or busy until they the election comes up and their uncle or father or other rabid in-the-know loon advises them.

      as long as the rw radio monopoly can still dominate politics in many parts of the us there can be no fact-based national debates on any important issue- forget major reform.

      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 Apr 29, 2014 at 06:41:58 PM PDT

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