March 16th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
Axelrod states that the difference between the two, aside from Maher's X-rating, is because Limbaugh is the political boss of the Republican Party as compared to Bill Maher and his comments, as just being " a commedian." Except, there is one very major problem, Rush has not endowed any political operative with any major money, while Maher has given a cool $ 1 million to Obama's Super-Pac.
So, the question becomes, who is the more politically active and influential within the respective parties? The massive donor or the massive talker?
Meanwhile Rush's brush with radio-death has passed, while Maher's just appears to be getting started, as individuals gauge the differences and find the Democratic side of the story sadly lacking, as per usual.
March 10th, 2012
I know everybody just loves it when Christie goes off on some feckless Liberal or Union school teacher, and I actually do, too, sometimes, dependent upon the situation. And yet, I can't quite figure out why he went off on this kid, who is also a Veteran, the way he did, and why many seem to be celebrating it like it's the second coming.
Think about it; what if Obama went off on a Conservative asking a simple question, calling the man an idiot, and all, the way Christie did here.
The Conservative media would have a heyday, and we would be totally justified.
Yet, when we complain about authoritarians and tyranny, as Conservatives, and then watch how Christie treats, no, absolutely berates, a citizen who Christie is supposed to be serving, and who was simply asking a question of, or ENGAGING AUTHORITY, you have to at some point begin wondering whether or not we should be applauding or castigating the Fiscally Conservative Govenor.
Now, if the kid were being disrespectful, calling him names, or just generally being an actual pinhead, then that's one thing. But I can't, with every video I have been able to view, understand what it was that was so bad regarding what the student said.
And then we celebrate Christies' temper tantrums like they're the greatest thing since peanut butter. What does that say about us, as Republicans? Do you teach your children that it's totally fine and even right to completely lose it and be abusive to others who have the gall to question you or them?
Quite frankly, I am not aware of any true Conservative who would treat the people they are supposed to be serving in quite this way.
I'm just sayin'.....
March 3rd, 2012
By Barry Secrest
Rick Santorum sided with Obama yesterday, calling Rush's comments about Sandra Fluke "absurd" and noted that Limbaugh was but an "entertainer."
This after Limbaugh has tried to defend Santorum's often ridiculous points- including one about Reagan that set my blood to boiling.
It's becoming increasingly obvious where the true character lies in this race....I guess Santorum decided against taking one for the team "for once," and yet a number of embarrassed Santorum supporters have tried to bravely mount a defence of Santorum's comments.
Unfortunately for Rick Santorum, the battle that he constantly describes between the Right and the Looney Left, has now seen Santorum shift sharply left, to join Obama's team in villifying Limbaugh. This particular fight has also seen some advertisers, such as Select Comfort mattress company, pull their ads from Limbaugh's show.
Interestingly, this onslaught of attacks also comes at a time when Conservative warrior Andrew Breitbart was found dead on a sidewalk in LA.
Below are several accounts, from various media sources, restating Santorums disparagement of someone who had previously lifted Santorum up, in the Meda, that being Rush Limbaugh. There's nothing so noble as loyalty Rick, especially in a vacuum of character, a lesson not yet learned, perhaps?
WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says radio host Rush Limbaugh was "being absurd" when he suggested a college student record sex tapes and share them in exchange for contraception.
Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke testified before a House committee last week on the administration's policy requiring religion-affiliated institutions to give employees access to health insurance that covers birth control.
Limbaugh said Fluke's insistence on wanting contraception made her a "slut" and a "prostitute." He said if Fluke wanted contraception, he wanted something in return, such as a sex tape.
President Barack Obama, members of Congress and women's groups have supported Fluke in the wake of criticism aimed at Limbaugh's comments.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says radio host Rush Limbaugh was “being absurd’’ when he suggested a college student record sex tapes and share them in exchange for contraception.
Santorum told CNN on Friday that Limbaugh is an “entertainer’’ taking an absurd point of view.
Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke testified before a House committee last week on the administration’s policy requiring religion-affiliated institutions to give employees access to health insurance that covers birth control.
Limbaugh said Fluke’s insistence on wanting contraception made her a “slut’’ and a “prostitute.’’ He said if Fluke wanted contraception, he wanted something in return, such as a sex tape.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called Rush Limbaugh "absurd" on Friday for the his controversial comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, an advocate for contraception coverage, earlier this week.
"He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd," Santorum told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room." "He's in a very different business than I am."
Santorum stopped short of actually denouncing Limbaugh, who called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" for asking that employers and schools include contraception coverage in their health plans. Instead, Santorum criticized the president for his birth control policy.
"I'm concerned about the public policy of this president imposing his values on people, people of faith who morally object to the government telling them they have to do something, which they believe is a grave moral wrong," Santorum said in the interview.
According to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walked right past CNN's cameras when they tried to get him to comment on the Limbaugh controversy.
Republicans in Congress haven't said much in response to Limbaugh's remarks either. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and more than 75 other Democrats in Congress wrote a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday expressing their outrage and demanding that Republican leadership publicly rebuke Limbaugh. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee circulated a petition to that effect.
"Demand that Rush Limbaugh apologize for these incredibly appalling and ignorant remarks," the petition says. "Misogyny must be called out, especially when it comes from a mouthpiece of the Republican Party."
In response, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said simply, "The Speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation."
UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) joined the small group of Republicans who have responded to Limbaugh, tweeting, "Rush Limbaugh's comments are reprehensible. He should apologize."
Santorum calls Limbaugh ‘absurd’ | Rick Santorum labeled Rush Limbaugh “absurd” over the hate radio host’s disparaging remarks about Sandra Fluke. “He’s being absurd, but that’s you know, an entertainer can be absurd,” Santorum told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer today. “He’s in a very different business than I am.” CNN’s Jim Acosta reports that, when Mitt Romney was asked about Limbaugh, he ignored it and “walked right by our camera.”