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Rush Still Trying To Come Up With A Plausible Conspiracy Theory To Explain Improving Employment Numbers

February 07, 2012 12:37 pm ET

From the February 7 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

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Previously:

Rush At A Loss To Explain Why The Job Numbers Are Improving

Right-Wing Media Rely On Discredited Evidence To Dismiss Positive Jobs Report

Still Wrong: Right-Wing Media Continue To Dismiss Jobs Report With Discredited Attack

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    • Author by DAWUSS (February 07, 2012 12:41 pm ET)
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      It's because Mitt Romney's, uh... wait... never mind - that doesn't hold true... Ummmmmmmm...
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      • Author by BDA (February 07, 2012 1:11 pm ET)
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        You figured it right Dawuss. I gaurantee that within months, Rush will be claiming this is the Romney recovery. He was sooo willing to call the economic crash of 2008, the Obama recession, because everyone was scared that Obama was going to win. Now with numbers increasing, he will inevitably give the hope that a GOP will win, the credit.

        That Repub governor did something similar, just the other day. He gave himself and the repub governors credit for the countries recovery.
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    • Author by n'est-ce pas (February 07, 2012 12:42 pm ET)
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      The guy who failed Ballroom Dancing in college is going to interpret employment statistics from the BLS? There is absolutely no evidence Limbaugh is qualified to READ the jobs report, let alone explain it to his sycophants.
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      • Author by DAWUSS (February 07, 2012 12:43 pm ET)
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        Do you really think someone of his physique could successfully ballroom dance?
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        • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 12:48 pm ET)
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          My late grandfather was an amazing ballroom dancer and he was what one would call "stocky."
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          • Author by Conchobhar (February 07, 2012 1:22 pm ET)
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            I knew a fellow in college who was well beyond stocky, and far past portly. He was also incredibly graceful. (He'd been an all-state (MD) football player in high school.
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            • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 1:28 pm ET)
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              Women would ask him to dance. My grandmother always said okay. He loved to dance. Was dancing when he died of a massive coronary.
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              • Author by Conchobhar (February 07, 2012 1:37 pm ET)
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                I hope you take comfort in that. Having seen both my parents die in bed, I've told my sons that, if I go doing something I love or doing something really good for someone else, they should smile, because that's a good way to die.
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                • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 1:39 pm ET)
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                  Oh, we did. Everyone I called that night to let them know said, "that's how he would have wanted it."
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                  • Author by Chameo (February 07, 2012 4:48 pm ET)
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                    God love him, bintx. Your grandfather and my father-in-law would have got along, I think. Red was 6'3" and weighed over 300, but was the best dancer I ever saw. Women lined up to dance with him -- which was fine with his wife because she didn't dance. At 70, the doctors told him they had to take his leg or he'd be dead within a year. He told them he'd rather die tomorrow with his leg than never dance again. He danced for another 10 years before he passed on, with the two legs the good Lord sent him into the world with.
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          • Author by nerzog (February 07, 2012 1:52 pm ET)
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            Mr. Fezziwig was quite the dancer, as well.
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        • Author by wolf kotenberg (February 07, 2012 12:51 pm ET)
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          barroom dancing, yes.
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        • Author by n'est-ce pas (February 07, 2012 12:57 pm ET)
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          Heh. The story goes that Limbaugh's mom had to drive him to the class every day because otherwise he'd skip. And even with that handholding, he still failed because he lacked the discipline to memorize the steps. This guy fails to impress on every human level possible.
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          • Author by Chameo (February 07, 2012 4:50 pm ET)
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            I was going to say that I suspected his dancing had more to do with the shape of his soul than the shape of his body. I've never been a lightweight, but I could always cut a fine rug.
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          • Author by fo3angels (February 07, 2012 6:56 pm ET)
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            Except for being impressive in his otherwise failing to impress.

            Seriously, you have to admit, as a human being (well, OK, I assume human being) with his background of failing at so much so gloriously, it is impressive that he still breathes.
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    • Author by Chief Bromden (February 07, 2012 12:47 pm ET)
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      Rush is still waiting on marching orders from the Heritage Foundation.
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      • Author by Spooky Dooooooooood (February 07, 2012 12:50 pm ET)
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        I think he does 90% of his show prep by listening to the Glenn Beck radio show.
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        • Author by Martinking68 (February 07, 2012 2:31 pm ET)
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          And I think Beck does 90% of his show prep by listening to the voices in his head.
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          • Author by Chief Bromden (February 07, 2012 4:08 pm ET)
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            That, and not taking his bipolar meds.
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          • Author by mjh (February 07, 2012 6:45 pm ET)
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            "I think he does 90% of his show prep by listening to the Glenn Beck radio show."


            "And I think Beck does 90% of his show prep by listening to the voices in his head."


            Here I was thinking the both of them did 100% of their show prep
            simply by consulting this . . .


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    • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 12:48 pm ET)
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      I heard this segment on my car radio earlier. If you listen very carefully, this man said absolutely nothing at all. He used a lot of words, but there was nothing said.

      I do not understand how people can listen to this uneducated, racist, sexist slob and turn around and say "Rush is right." Right about WHAT? He doesn't say anything.
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      • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 12:55 pm ET)
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        Because if you listen long enough, you will hear Rush say something in which you nod your head and say "Yeah, he's right.
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        • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 12:59 pm ET)
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          No, boxy, I won't. Rush Limbaugh doesn't say anything. He just repeats the talking points that he's been given and reads the script that has been written around it. He doesn't say anything.

          I'll repeat, I do not understand how people can listen to this uneducated, racist, sexist slob and then turn around and say "Rush is right."

          Further, I have NEVER seen a single thing which would qualify or even signify that this man is a conservative as he claims. He doesn't live a conservative lifestyle, he does not exhibit any sort of conservative values and he's about as intellectual as the candle sitting on my desk.

          He said NOTHING in this segment.
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          • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 1:03 pm ET)
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            That's why I say if you go beyond a segment and listen LONGER, he will say something that you will agree with.
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            • Author by chazmanr (February 07, 2012 1:07 pm ET)
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              Boxy, if Rush Limbaugh were to say "the sky is blue", I would have to go outside to double check.
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              • Author by westmassman (February 07, 2012 2:52 pm ET)
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                Boxy, if Rush Limbaugh were to say "the sky is blue", I would have to go outside to double check

                Mega dittos
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            • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 1:09 pm ET)
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              I have listened to him on and off for years, and I can't recall one thing he's ever said that I could agree with.
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              • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 1:11 pm ET)
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                Not I.
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                • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 1:13 pm ET)
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                  No, I don't imagine there are many things, or any things that Rush says that you don't agree with. One would call yourself a Dittohead.
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                • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 1:17 pm ET)
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                  Well, then, boxy, that just shows that you know less about what's going on around you than even Rush because he KNOWS that the stuff he spews is BS. Apparently, you don't.
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                  • Author by Andy Kreiss (February 07, 2012 2:36 pm ET)
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                    Lispy can even admit ( as in this clip) that he's confused and doesn't understand what he's talking about, and the zombies will still say "Rush is right!".

                    I almost thought boxie was doing a little self-deprecating humor there, when he admitted that eventually he nods his head and agrees, but then I realized that was a little advanced for him.

                    I know what you're saying about the word salad, bintx, I used to say the same thing about Glenn Beck, there are a bunch of fragments, rarely a complete sentence. But enough of those fragments get the wingnts so confused that eventually they believe they've heard something that's "right".

                    I think it's a bit of the Emperors New Clothes psychology, they don't want to feel stupid, they assume all of the other dittoheads are making sense of the babbling, so they nod their heads when they hear "Obama is monkeying with the numbers ( how so, Rush?)" or " The economy is not as robust and rosy...( as what, Rush?)", without ever asking those obvious follow up questions that occur to a normal person naturally, questions that demand a complete thought.
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                    • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 2:45 pm ET)
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                      Word salad is Palin's speciality as well. She says a whole bunch of things that don't make sense, and tries to sound smart, so much so that someone not really listening to her says, "Dang! She's SMART!"

                      When in reality, she is far from it.
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                      • Author by Andy Kreiss (February 07, 2012 4:16 pm ET)
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                        It all fits in with that "Dumb guy's idea of what a smart guy sounds like" theme, very appealing to wingnuts.

                        Listen to the $2 words Lispy uses, but try to catch him ever using one of them correctly. It's all ribbons and bows.

                        There's a poster called SlowCowboy who comments here occasionally, and once he linked to his blog at TownHall ( where everybody gets their own blog). I checked it out, to see what he was like without adult supervision, to see if he made any more sense when allowed to run free and unquestioned.

                        It was mind-numbing, just self-indulgent pseudo-intellectual...nothing.
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            • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 1:11 pm ET)
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              No, boxy. I've been listening to Rush Limbaugh (as much as I can stomach) for more years than you've been alive. He doesn't say anything at all.
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              • Author by foole (February 07, 2012 1:14 pm ET)
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                boxtop is a Dittohead. The Dittoheads do listen to Rush drone on and on. And eventually, through some form of mass hypnosis, they begin nodding their heads and saying, "Rush sure is right about that!"
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                • Author by nerzog (February 07, 2012 1:43 pm ET)
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                  And drooling... don't forget the drooling.
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                • Author by westmassman (February 07, 2012 2:55 pm ET)
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                  boxtop is a Dittohead. The Dittoheads do listen to Rush drone on and on. And eventually, through some form of mass hypnosis, they begin nodding their heads and saying, "Rush sure is right about that!"

                  I'm not sure. I believe ditto heads think more than Boxy
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            • Author by Imbecile (February 07, 2012 1:59 pm ET)
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              That's why I say if you go beyond a segment and listen LONGER, he will say something that you will agree with.


              And if you lay down in the snow long enough, you'll eventually think you're warm, and then you'll just fall asleep.

              I'm assuming the same physiological processes are at work in both cases.
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            • Author by kabniel (February 07, 2012 2:05 pm ET)
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              botox

              You are a liar. You said that for the same reason you say everything. To be a childish, annoying, jerk. That is all you do. You will NEVER have any dignity or self respect
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            • Author by iglou (February 07, 2012 4:16 pm ET)
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              A broken clock is right two times a day. That doesn't mean it's always 8:14. He's opinion radio with ZERO substance. Pure opinion, facts are left outside the door in the cold.
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            • Author by stefiz (February 07, 2012 5:40 pm ET)
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              I used to work as a delivery person for a flower shop...I listened to rush for 4 months,not once did I ever nod my head in agreement with him! Bintx is right
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          • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 1:08 pm ET)
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            So why do millions listen to him?
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            • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 1:09 pm ET)
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              Ratings doesn't equal quality and or truth.

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              • Author by foole (February 07, 2012 1:11 pm ET)
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                And in a country of 300 million, 1 or 2 million, give or take, is not that impressive a number of listeners considering the syndication deal Rusty has. If the conservatives get all of the Dittoheads to vote, they will still lose in a landslide.
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            • Author by montanabuddha (February 07, 2012 1:14 pm ET)
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              Why are so many tuning out?

              Rush Limbaugh's Ratings Have Fallen 30% In The Last Six Months

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            • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 1:16 pm ET)
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              It's called being a mindless groupie, boxy. Why do you think millions of people watch "Survivor" on television? Why do you think that almost 6 million people watched "Jersey Shore"?

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            • Author by chazmanr (February 07, 2012 1:18 pm ET)
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              Because he tells them exactly what they want to hear:
              "Minorities and liberals (one in the same in your world) are responsible for all of your problems. You need not accept that your lack education and mindless hate are responsible for your low station in life. Blame it on the liberals and minorities."
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            • Author by shaggles (February 07, 2012 1:22 pm ET)
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              Why does that stupid "It's Friday, It's Friday" song have millions of hits on YouTube?
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            • Author by David2012 (February 07, 2012 1:25 pm ET)
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              Personally, I think Limbaugh's listeners like to be told that it is all someone else's fault.
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              • Author by rtwmd1230 (February 07, 2012 1:49 pm ET)
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                Bingo.

                They can't accept that they're the losers in this changing world, and they're terrified.
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            • Author by nerzog (February 07, 2012 1:44 pm ET)
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              Why do millions watch Jersey Shore?
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            • Author by BobsYourUncle (February 07, 2012 1:45 pm ET)
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              So why do millions listen to him?


              By that logic Spongebob should be your source for news.....
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            • Author by westmassman (February 07, 2012 2:57 pm ET)
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              So why do millions listen to him?

              Did you ever her P.T. Barnum's famous statement "There's a sucker born every minute?"
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            • Author by armendale (February 07, 2012 4:30 pm ET)
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              this is the best you can do?
              because millions listen, Rush must sometimes be right.




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            • Author by mjh (February 08, 2012 12:44 am ET)
                 
              "So why do millions listen to him?" -- dumberthanaboxtop


              Because millions -- like you -- are stupid.

              Next . . .

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        • Author by n'est-ce pas (February 07, 2012 1:06 pm ET)
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          Yeah, that's called "cognitive dissonance." When a "fiscal conservative" extolls the virtues of Ronald Reagan, the president who tripled our national debt, that's cognitive dissonance. When a "family values conservative" excuses the multiple longterm extramarital affairs of Newt Gingrich while simultaneously saying that gay marriage will destroy traditional marriage, that's cognitive dissonance. When you have to twist and mangle reality to make it confirm your ideology, when you lie, dissemble, deflect, and equivocate the facts to the detriment of your country because you want so badly to be right more than you want America to stay strong, that's cognitive dissonance.
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          • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 1:10 pm ET)
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            Same thing for people who hold Reagan up as a tax cutting patriot, when in fact, he raised them. Several times.
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        • Author by shaggles (February 07, 2012 1:15 pm ET)
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          Umm. She said she heard this segment on her car radio so she very probably did listen to more than this clip.
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          • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 1:19 pm ET)
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            Could she be a secret Rush listener?
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            • Author by shaggles (February 07, 2012 1:20 pm ET)
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              It's no secret. She said she has listened to him for years.
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            • Author by chazmanr (February 07, 2012 1:21 pm ET)
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              How would it be a secret if she said that she listens to Rush?!

              You take stupidity to levels once thought unachievable!
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            • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 1:25 pm ET)
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              No. Why wouldn't I listen to Rush? I also used to listen to Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. Tried to listen to Hannity but I just can't stand blatant liars.

              See, boxy, I have to travel in my job. I usually turn the radio to talk radio because it's hard to fall asleep on a long drive if you're laughing so hard at the BS that you're hearing or yelling at the lies. Great way to stay awake.
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              • Author by Andy Kreiss (February 07, 2012 4:00 pm ET)
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                Har! Priceless. Boxie has taken the bare bones clues you left behind ( mentioning straight out that you listen to Rush) , and put them together to uncover the secret... you listen to Rush.

                I had another wingnut do some similar detective work on me a few years ago, at this site. The only place he knew me from, a site dedicated to right wing propaganda, where I often mentioned listening to wingnut radio and Fox.

                That's where he went for the "gotcha". He accused me of having a secret interest in right wing propaganda. The stupid is almost paralyzing sometimes.
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        • Author by rms (February 07, 2012 1:31 pm ET)
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          Boxtop: "Because if you listen long enough, you will hear Rush say something in which you nod your head and say 'Yeah, he's right.'"

          Yes... "we'll be back after this word from our sponsors."

          Not much else.
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          • Author by westmassman (February 07, 2012 3:03 pm ET)
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            Actually I did hear Blimp-o say something I agreed with. It was that Bill-o the clown wants to be the next Limpy and can't figure out how to do it.

            I laughed and Oh, My! did it ever get to Bill-o
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        • Author by CoolSlaw (February 07, 2012 2:47 pm ET)
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          Because if you listen long enough, you will hear Rush say something in which you nod your head and say "Yeah, he's right.


          In other words, he subliminally (and not so subliminally) feeds into the darkest parts of the human psyche. Insecurity, fear of the unknown, selfishness, and misogyny are all fed by his incessant race baiting, demonization of those who disagree, and divisive mockery.
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        • Author by mjh (February 08, 2012 12:49 am ET)
             
          "Because if you listen long enough, you will hear Rush say something in which you nod your head and say 'Yeah, he's right.'" -- dumberthanaboxtop




          Well, boxy -- it appears you've finally acknowledged your own stupidity . . .


          Rush: "Some Days I Think -- I Feel Like I'm The Only Smart Person Alive"


          That's good. Remember, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward fixing it . . .


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      • Author by chazmanr (February 07, 2012 1:06 pm ET)
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        Just about the time that Rush comes up with a theory to explain the unemployment numbers, he is going to have to come up with an explanation for the bull market.

        Obama keep up the bad work! My retirement account is up about 12% for the year and it is only February. Keep ruining the economy!
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    • Author by Spooky Dooooooooood (February 07, 2012 12:49 pm ET)
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      Keep it up El Mushbo! You have ten months to push this new conspiracy theory. Go for it!!!The national home price numbers are out now and are showing an uptick as well. The President must be secretly changing those numbers too huh?
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    • Author by shaggles (February 07, 2012 12:50 pm ET)
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      The plausible explanation is that President Obama's policies are working. A less plausible explanation is that the tea party candidates elected in 2010 deserve the credit but at least it's an explanation that favors the right. Not sure why they aren't pushing that idea. Possibly because the Reps have not introduced a single jobs bill.
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      • Author by foole (February 07, 2012 1:09 pm ET)
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        You're right about the congress issue. Congressional approval, particularly republican congressional approval, is terrible these days. It's the GOP third rail at the moment. Plus, if you say the numbers improved because of the "Tea Party Congress", someone is gonna ask what they did to improve things. Then it'll be on like Donky Kong.
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    • Author by gigatt16 (February 07, 2012 12:51 pm ET)
         
      Rush is baffled because he and his GOP tribe are confused why all that obstruction did not work. Let me put it to you like this "YOU CAN'T STOP GOD'S ANGEL FROM DOING AND ACCOMPLISHING WHAT GOD HAS LAID OUT FOR HIM/HER." POTUS is definately an Angel, and no amount of obstruction can stop him from doing the work of, by and for the people.
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    • Author by montanabuddha (February 07, 2012 12:56 pm ET)
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      Ya know if Rush can't wrap his head around this I'm gonna quit taking him seriously.....
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    • Author by CAL (February 07, 2012 12:59 pm ET)
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      Well Limbaugh, here's hoping the reality of an improving economy is causing you sleepless nights, irregular bowel movements, and most of all has you querstioning the meaning of your rancid existence. So with that in mind, keep your tinfoil hat firmly secured.
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    • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 1:00 pm ET)
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      How about, the economy is improving. Period. He doesn't have to wonder really. It just is.
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      • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 1:06 pm ET)
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        I would not crown Obama a second term yet my friend.
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        • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 1:11 pm ET)
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          Looking at who Obama is running against, I can pretty much guarantee he will get a second term.

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          • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 1:16 pm ET)
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            Not so "Mitt" should "Catch" up and beat Obama.
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            • Author by neon desert (February 07, 2012 2:44 pm ET)
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              I tend to think his anemic success so far has been from being not so newt. But I don't see how he'll be not so mitt enough to "catch" up. Maybe if he was not quite Kucinich, he could "gain" some ground.
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            • Author by chazmanr (February 07, 2012 2:52 pm ET)
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              Boxy cracks himself up.
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              • Author by Andy Kreiss (February 07, 2012 4:03 pm ET)
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                Hate to admit it, but I literally LOL at some of his worst jokes. Just the thought of him putting quotes around "mitt" and "catch" to highlight the gag is hilarious.
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            • Author by CrashGordon (February 07, 2012 2:57 pm ET)
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              There's no question right now that Mitt is the most popular candidate among people who don't really like Mitt but are desperate to get the GOP back into the white house and aren't too apathetic to show up for their own primary or caucus.
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            • Author by Andy Kreiss (February 07, 2012 4:05 pm ET)
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              What if "newt" can "slither" up in some sort of "amphibious" assault ?He might put "mitt" in the "oven", he's "done".
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            • Author by foole (February 07, 2012 4:38 pm ET)
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              Not so "Mitt" should "Catch" up and beat Obama


              That's punny.
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          • Author by shaggles (February 07, 2012 1:19 pm ET)
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            Well it's never over until it's over but the Republican candidates look pretty weak and the economy is finally turning around so it seems pretty good odds that he'll win a second term. Which means another 4 years of Republicans whining about "election fraud."
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            • Author by n'est-ce pas (February 07, 2012 1:48 pm ET)
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              Yeah, President Obama was beating Romney in polling BEFORE the primary season, and it's getting worse for Mittens the more people learn about him. If the dual trends of the economy improving and Mitt's professional life of vulture capitalism being slow-revealed continue, it's going to be a very good November for Democrats.
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              • Author by boxtop (February 07, 2012 1:53 pm ET)
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                Wow, spooky. The more we learn about Romney. Well, we KNOW about Obama. Now THAT's spooky!
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                • Author by Imbecile (February 07, 2012 2:02 pm ET)
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                  Wow, spooky. The more we learn about Romney. Well, we KNOW about Obama. Now THAT's spooky!


                  That couldn't have possibly made sense when you typed it...not even in your head.
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                  • Author by n'est-ce pas (February 07, 2012 2:04 pm ET)
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                    Awesome.
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                  • Author by CrashGordon (February 07, 2012 2:58 pm ET)
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                    Well, he does listen to Rush, nod his head and say "Rush is right." I think on some level, that did make a lot of sense in his head.
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        • Author by magnolialover (February 07, 2012 1:12 pm ET)
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          Also, if you look at the economy and jobs objectively, as in, what has actually happened, we are growing, and improving on a monthly basis. Market is up again. Way up from when Obama took office. Unemployment is going down. Jobs are being added every month. And so on.
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        • Author by bintx (February 07, 2012 1:18 pm ET)
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          "my friend"???

          LOL! Boxy, you're like a little hatchling duckling. You imprint on the candidate du jour.
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        • Author by David2012 (February 07, 2012 1:27 pm ET)
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          We don't crown Presidents, boxtop. Not yet, anyway.
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    • Author by chazmanr (February 07, 2012 1:04 pm ET)
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      And when he is done with that he is going to get to the bottom of this damn bull market thing happening on Wall Street.
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    • Author by pete592 (February 07, 2012 1:05 pm ET)
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      There's a conspiracy by businesses to respond to customer demand by hiring help.
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    • Author by mauman (February 07, 2012 1:09 pm ET)
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      Limbaugh doesn't know the difference between "labor force" and "employment."

      How does someone so stupid make so much money?
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    • Author by shaggles (February 07, 2012 1:17 pm ET)
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      Maybe he should ask Bill O'Reilly. "The numbers go up. The numbers go down. You can't explain why."
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      • Author by Conchobhar (February 07, 2012 1:31 pm ET)
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        With all due respect, unless we can top 17 and Liberal's response to O'Reilly's "pie in the sky" comment,
        " Dough goes in, pie comes out. You can't explain that,"
        we should put that meme to bed.
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        • Author by neon desert (February 07, 2012 2:58 pm ET)
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          I think O'Really?'s "tide goes out... explain that" comment is the REAL hall of famer, and deserves a long, very public life. While "dough in - pie out" is the mother of all riffs on it, we can't allow O'Really?'s comment to fade from memory by abandoning future references. It should show up as a Wiki entry when googling "you can't explain that".
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        • Author by shaggles (February 07, 2012 4:11 pm ET)
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          Fair enough.
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    • Author by Virgil_Kane (February 07, 2012 1:21 pm ET)
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      A low wage job for Rush is under 300K a year.
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    • Author by marco21 (February 07, 2012 1:35 pm ET)
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      Rush + Brain + Math = Does Not Add Up


      And Obama is monkeying with numbers. Media tweak?
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    • Author by Martinking68 (February 07, 2012 2:41 pm ET)
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      The one thing he says that may be plausible (in a cesspool of conspiracy theories to make his viewers believe BLS report is phony) was that some of the jobs may be low wage jobs. However, that was happening during the Bush Administration. Did he mention that then? Of course not. I remember him saying it was liberal media bias that the media wasn't touting anemic GDP growth because it was "still growth".

      The worst part is that his viewers are so gullible that will buy it without hesitation. I am ashamed to admit this but that includes my own mother :(
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    • Author by thegreatbear (February 07, 2012 3:15 pm ET)
         
      Since when does he need a plausible one?
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    • Author by mmfvl (February 07, 2012 4:18 pm ET)
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      It's the raw data that's killing lefty arguments.

      Compare the 4th with 5th column from top to bottom. In every category of job type it drops from Dec 11 to Jan 12. It only gets worse when you compare the first column with the 5th, Dec 10 to Jan 12.

      And since the number of people actually looking for work, the unemployed and those employed in now only 63.7% of the population, instead of the 66.5% participation rate in 2002, it looks bleak for the present administration's election hopes. The change in numbers means that under President Bush, the unemployment rate was around 1-3 percent, if today's standards of data analysis.

      Hence the full court press by the liberal mainstream media to protect this president.

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      • Author by chazmanr (February 07, 2012 4:38 pm ET)
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        You get a A for lying; "F" for interpreting and understanding statics. And no, I don't have the lifetime it will take to explain how you are completely wrong. Others have tried and you continue to not understand.
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        • Author by Andy Kreiss (February 07, 2012 7:26 pm ET)
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          Looks like muffie has been teaming up with wesley in a data-analyzing dynamic duo. It must be the liberal media keeping all Americans from being as confused as the average teabagger !!

          Yup, things are looking bleak for Obama's re-election. Brought to you by the same gullible zombies who just knew that Sarah Palin and Herman Cain were "game changers". Hee hee.
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      • Author by kabniel (February 07, 2012 5:34 pm ET)
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        MMMoron

        You are a liar and a brainwashed punk. I have already explained before why that statistic doesnt mean what you have been programmed to think. I wont waste my time showing you AGAIN how stupid you are. Simply put you are ignorant, pathetic and brainwashed. Now STFU and let the humans talk
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    • Author by armendale (February 07, 2012 4:25 pm ET)
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      think about all the little nooks and crannies and memory holes in the flabby brain of your average dittohead where Rush's daily lies can be squirreled away for later use.
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    • Author by Johaely (February 07, 2012 4:41 pm ET)
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      You know Limbaugh, it could actually be possible that things are getting better. Shouldn't that make anyone happy?
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    • Author by runnerin1 (February 07, 2012 6:19 pm ET)
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      "I don't know how the withholding numbers are suppose to stack up, but they don't", -the drugster
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