Marcy gives 'El Rushbo' free publicity

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

Al Franken — soon to be a U.S. senator from Minnesota, if current litigation comes out  his way — once wrote a book called "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot."

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, isn't a big fan of the popular radio talk show commentator, either.

After Limbaugh said he hopes President Obama is a failure, Kaptur issued a press release.

"What patriotic American would want any American President to fail?" Kaptur said. "If a President fails, that means America fails."

She added that Limbaugh's comments are insulting to everyone who has held the office.

Of course, the criticism from Kaptur and other Democrats is a publicity windfall for Limbaugh.

When I checked his Web site Wednesday, I spotted a headline that captures his understated style:

"Democrats Launch New Stalinist Stunt Aimed at Silencing El Rushbo"

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Anonymous (not ...

In 1776:

Approx. 1/3 of the colonists wanted independence from Britain.

Approx. 1/3 of the colonists wanted to remain under British rule.

And approx. 1/3 of the colonists just wanted to be left alone to pursue their own individual wants and desires with limited government interference.

In 233 years not that much has really changed has it?

MHL

In 2009:

Bush left with approval rating of 25-29 percent(depending on source) over 2/3 disapproved.

Obama currently has 64 percent approval rating ,slightly less than2/3 approve.

It looks like America is progressing nicely!!

hancrack me up

See how much he reems the Democrats when ClearChannel takes away his $4million a year & takes him off the air from lack of popularity. Of course he's gonna defend big business making that much.

Chung Lee

Chung Lee wonder why it is socialism when benefits are given to poor but it is pure capitalism when radio stations are given free bandwidth? Why not radio stations pay for bandwidth?

Anonymous (not ...

The following is from a transcript of the testimony given January 29, 2008 before the The House Budget Committee, United States Congress by Alice Rivlin, President Bill Clinton's budget director:

‘The bigger risk is that the stimulus package, especially with major add-ons, will exacerbate the already ominous long-run deficit picture. Looking ahead, the United States faces mounting spending pressures as the baby boom generation retires and the growth of medical spending continues to rise faster than the economy can grow.

The Congressional Budget Office’s long run budget projections show clearly that, if past trends continue, spending for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security alone will swell to equal the proportion of total economic output currently devoted to the whole federal government.

The cost of fulfilling promises made under the three major entitlement programs has put the whole federal budget on an unsustainable track and will force hard choices that the political system is simply not recognizing at present.

Indeed, our high and rising debt already constrains federal policy, including efforts to move aggressively against recession. In this situation is it irresponsible to enact a stimulus package that will add to the debt that we are passing on to future taxpayers?’

See: http://budget.house.gov/hearings...

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