Limbaugh Whines: They’re Quoting My Words! It’s a Smear Campaign!

September 28, 2007

“Smear,” in this case, being defined as having his own words quoted and reported.*

The media, bloggers and even members of Congress are all going ape over Rush Limbaugh’s use of the phrase “phony soldiers”.  It’s been leading memeorandum all day long. 

I gotta tell ya though. it’s silly.  Just like the outrage over MoveOn’s “Betray us” ad.  In fact, the way this is playing out, it looks like the Limbaugh outrage is retaliation for the MoveOn fracas.  Heck, there’s even another “resolution to condemn” about to be presented in the House.

Is this political proxy war for real?  I mean, why in the heck should the actions or words of friggin Rush Limbaugh or MoveOn be brought before Congress?  It’s childish, and a waste of the Congress’ time.  Besides, who the heck cares what Limbaugh says?  I listen to the guy on the radio on my way to work every other day and I swear that in the 15 minutes I catch he must spout out 1 or 2 things that’s sure to make someone’s blood pressure go up.  I really hate to sound like I’m defending Limbaugh here, but this looks like some seriously trumped up nonsense.  It’s not as if some soldier out there who opposed the war is going to go cry in the corner because Rush freakin’ Limbaugh said “phony” on the radio.  I would think that a “real” soldier would just call Limbaugh an idiot and change the station.

Also, to make this big a deal out of this just serves to stroke Rush’s ego by implying that his words are so powerful and influential that this gaffe warrants the Congress’ attention.

Anyway, the level of hype that this has created has forced Limbaugh to address it and try to explain himself.  It is kinda fun to hear him painstakingly dissect his own words:

(h/t hot air)

Related question: Why in the world would someone want to watch Rush Limbaugh speak into a microphone?

*Both the title for this post and the first sentence were stolen from LGF, for extra sass.



  1. I feel sorry for the troops. Whichever side of the debate you’re on, they’ve become pawns in this stupid political game. Only problem is, when their blood spills, it’s for real.

  2. I think my favorite part was when he blew his nose. Wingnuts across America are bidding for that Kleenex on E-bay.

    He’s a junkie, and why anyone listens to him I’ll never understand it. Maybe he reminds them of their alcoholic father. Hell, who knows, and at this point who cares?

    Truly sad.

    Maybe Congress should propose a Bill addressing their own “Offensive” behavior. And while they’re at it maybe they can also have NASA construct a spine.

  3. Sorry about the triple comment. I don’t know what in the hell happened.

  4. I fixed. WP acting up again probably.

  5. I wish nature would take its course and eliminate this fat piece of shit.

  6. Don’t worry, eventually his desire for Oxy and hookers will be his undoing.

    The question is will he die on TOP of the poor lad?

  7. […] the end, it appears that it was my use of irony in the Limbaugh thread here (on my blog) that became the last straw (explained as one too many “stabs in the […]

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