May 24, 2012

Rush Limbaugh's ratings plunged last month.

Which thrilled some Rush haters. But it turns out the ratings were only down relative to the previous month... when they spiked because of all the attention Rush got from the haters who were trying to drive him off the air.

And here's Rush yesterday:
We do not, on our side of the aisle, attempt to rid the world of our enemies by personally impugning them or destroying them or shutting them down.... [I]f we don't like a radio or TV show, we turn it off.  If they don't like it, they try to shut it down.  If we don't want to eat vegetables, we don't eat 'em.  If they want to eat vegetables, they want everybody else to do what they do and not do what they don't do....

All I know is... that success is the sweetest revenge.  When they try to wipe you out, when they try to shut you down, just like this last time they tried to.  They thought they had me.  It was nirvana. They thought the day had finally come, and they are now so discombobulated that they failed, that they don't understand it.  Their days were ruined.  And of course I take satisfaction in that.  Another way I deal with it.  "Well, I chose to do this. I chose to be public about what I believe and who I am."

28 comments:

RonF said...

I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh. I don't particularly like his style. But I hope he stays on the air for a long time. He in fact makes a very valid point with this commentary. I have often said in a debate on a proposed government action, "I don't like that either, but I don't think it justifies passing a law against it." That concept seems quite alien to those on the left.

This is why I think you see so many people on the left in academia. "We're smarter than everyone else. Therefore our ideas are right, they should be implemented in law and we should be in charge to do it." I think there's a certain amount of resentment that they're NOT in charge.

MadisonMan said...

A one-month spike means nothing, as anyone can tell you.

Rush is an excellent example of how to make money doing something you're good at.

Scott M said...

"We're smarter than everyone else. Therefore our ideas are right, they should be implemented in law and we should be in charge to do it."

Progressivism can be summed up in one statement. "IDEAS SO GOOD, THEY HAVE TO BE MANDATORY!"

Chase said...

Once again, the public gets to see the truth-twists and lies of liberals and Democrats on display. It's so daily it doesn't even faze us anymore.

The statement of the century:

If we don't like a radio or TV show, we turn it off. If they (liberals, Denmocrats) don't like it, they try to shut it down. If we don't want to eat vegetables, we don't eat 'em. If they want to eat vegetables, they want everybody else to do what they do and not do what they don't do....


Oh, but what a better world if this could be taught in every classroom in America!

From Pat Leahy and Democrats seeking to bully the Supreme Court into submission to the failed and dishonestly reported "fleeing of advertisers from Rush (didn't happen), the left never sleeps in it's inherently evil desire to control the lives of other men and women. Sounds like Satan's original sin.


Romney in a landslide - 1980 all over again!

SGT Ted said...

The cheap attempt at scoring propaganda points with a claim to a ratings drop is so typical of the left.

Just another turd on the big pile of lies and bullshit ever emanating from their gobs.

machine said...

"We do not, on our side of the aisle, attempt to rid the world of our enemies by personally impugning them or destroying them or shutting them down"

What a fantasy world you all live in....

bagoh20 said...

My Carbonite account runs out in 5 days, and they have been begging for renewal. I already have a competitor up and running with full back up completed, so, no. I rarely even listen to Rush, but I can't stand his haters.

Quayle said...

We do not, on our side of the aisle, attempt to rid the world of our enemies by personally impugning them or destroying them or shutting them down....

Machine, I don't have any enemies except my own pride and stubbornness.

Am I your enemy?

Chase said...

Rush will be comparing Romney to Obama this year continually - which will spark more conservative passion for voting. Rush will not treat this like he did with his non-support of McCain.

With the epic fail of the Bain commercial - which even some Democrats in the White House(!) thought went to far - Romney cqan begin pulling away in mid-June. The Romney strategy is going to be different from other lay down Republicans in that it will change up the rythym of response - just as it did and is doing with Bain by letting the Pres twist in the wind with criticism from his own party. But they will hit back hard at Axelrod, and make America more aware than ever of the "Chicago-style" politics that excludes even other Democrats from it's plans. Arrogance and dishonesty will not win the day for current administration.

Delicious!!!

EDH said...

Get used to it.

This the exact same kind of "Lying with Statistics", embraced by the Obama White House, that Rex Nutting used to argue that "[a]lmost everyone believes that Obama has presided over a massive increase in federal spending, an 'inferno' of spending that threatens our jobs, our businesses and our children's future. . . . But it didn't happen."

Obama's Permanent Emergency: How to disguise a spending binge

But TARP was a one-off, a temporary response to an emergency. By itself, it would have caused a bump in spending--that is, a sharp increase in 2009, followed by a sharp decrease in 2010. As James Pethokoukis notes, "Obama chose not to reverse that elevated level of spending; thus he, along with congressional Democrats, [is] responsible for it." Obama spends as if the 2008 emergency were permanent.

dbp said...

The claim that Rush's ratings have dropped seems mathematically similar to the meme going around that Obama didn't increase spending that much.

In the Rush case, a decline is divined from a decrease from an unusual spike in popularity. In the spending case a huge spike in spending at the start of the recession, which would normally go right back down has been kept pegged at 11.

Scott M said...

Romney cqan begin pulling away in mid-June.

I have a growing certainty that Obama's camp is going to wait until it looks like Romney's wave is reaching it's crest, then they will drop the hammer and replace Biden with someone that can instantly energize their base. I don't know who that would be as Hillary seems almost too obvious to be a possibility, but I think it's going to happen.

dbp said...

EDH beat me to it!

Chase said...

More liberal and Democrat dishonesty:

Politico Catches Rachel Maddow in Truth Fail:

Because in this case, Maddow did not get the facts right. Instead, she invented her own facts -- specifically, she invented a statement and attributed it to Mitt Romney, despite the fact that he never made it.

It just keeps writing itself . . . .

wyo sis said...

We can all perform the mental gymnastics required to think like a liberal, but straightforward thinking is much more difficult. I think contorted magical thinking is more natural than straight thinking. In that way liberal thought isn't a conspiracy as such, it's just the way we seem to prefer to think. It takes effort to approach a problem and not assume our solution is automatically the right one.

Jay said...

machine said...

What a fantasy world you all live in....



Note all the examples you can provide.

edutcher said...

As I've always said, if they're so right about everything and so smart, why do they have to lie?

Shanna said...

I]f we don't like a radio or TV show, we turn it off.

I actually caught that part when I went out to get lunch yesterday.

The obsession people have with Rush is downright bizarre. He's a guy with a radio show. Some people just can't stand that there are people out there who disagree with them, and that they are allowed to talk about it. It's insanity.

ricpic said...

Rush was not only on fire describing the essential nature of lefties, he was correct. A lefty is a totalitarian. Everything, EVERYTHING, follows from that compulsion.

edutcher said...

Shanna, Lefties can't live with someone disagreeing with them that they can't destroy.

There's a reason Joe Stalin and, later, Mao and Uncle Hohoho were all the rage among them.

WV "Ikenom" The 50s.

AJ Lynch said...

Is Rachel Maddow doing double duty on MSNBC? The guy in the morning Chris Hayes [?] is a dead ringer for Maddow.

TWM said...

Rush will be on the radio for as long as he wants.

cubanbob said...

Scott M said...
Romney cqan begin pulling away in mid-June.

I have a growing certainty that Obama's camp is going to wait until it looks like Romney's wave is reaching it's crest, then they will drop the hammer and replace Biden with someone that can instantly energize their base. I don't know who that would be as Hillary seems almost too obvious to be a possibility, but I think it's going to happen.

5/24/12 8:43 AM

Not going to happen. Anyone chosen that has the least bit of credibility would instantly show the independents that the wrong guy is on the top of the ticket. As for the base, they are going to vote for Obama no matter what so this stunt gains the democrats nothing and probably will drive independents to Romney. Biden was chosen as life insurance for Obama since he is the only democrat demonstrably dumber and more incompetent than Obama. What will be interesting is who Romney choses for his running mate.

Scott M said...

I hope you're right. I WANT Biden to stay on the ticket.

What will be interesting is who Romney choses for his running mate.

Rubio. Next question.

(please please please not West)

cubanbob said...

Scott M said...
I hope you're right. I WANT Biden to stay on the ticket.

What will be interesting is who Romney choses for his running mate.

Rubio. Next question.

(please please please not West)

5/24/12 11:45 AM

I'm a FL voter, trust me Rubio is too green. Better to have him the senate then open a slot for a democrat.
Besides latinos are not a monolithic block, Cubans aren't going sell to well with Puerto Rican's and Mexicans and vice versa.

What Romney needs to do is chose a running mate who is clearly perceived as capable and competent to be president unlike the current joke of a vice president. Serious times call for serious candidates and tickets.

The Clintons are corrupt and mendacious but not stupid. There is no chance that Hillary will go down in flames for the team. She will sit out her term as SoS, make serious money in the lecture circuit and consulting business like Kissinger and in 2014 will see the lay of the political land before deciding to stay retired in politics or get back in the game.

Quaestor said...

Chase wrote:
Rush will be comparing Romney to Obama this year continually - which will spark more conservative passion for voting. Rush will not treat this like he did with his non-support of McCain.

Comparing or contrasting? I don't see many points of comparison other than a Harvard Law degree. Maybe we should compare their GPAs, or their SAT scores, or their dissertations... Nah, can't do that. No way. It'd be racist if it were even possible.

cubanbob said...

Quaestor said...
Chase wrote:
Rush will be comparing Romney to Obama this year continually - which will spark more conservative passion for voting. Rush will not treat this like he did with his non-support of McCain.

Comparing or contrasting? I don't see many points of comparison other than a Harvard Law degree. Maybe we should compare their GPAs, or their SAT scores, or their dissertations... Nah, can't do that. No way. It'd be racist if it were even possible.

5/24/12 12:22 PM

That fact that there will be no comparison is an admission by Obama that he isn't in Romney's league. If he had comparable SAT scores and GPA he would have disclosed them long ago. Obama probably can't even compare to W on test scores and GPA's. Obama is Affirmative Action reaching it's Peter Principle.

machine said...

More from and for fantasy land:

O’Reilly asserted, “I base my stuff on facts. You know I’m not an ideologue. I don’t care about party. I don’t care about party at all.”