Rush Limbaugh Calls Pope Francis ‘Marxist’

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 8:40 am

Unlike many, Rush Limbaugh found Pope Francis’ rebuke to neoliberalism entirely out of step with Christian values. In fact, Limbaugh claimed it was “pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.” Which is stunning on a number of levels. First and foremost Marxism is expressly atheist which would prove problematic for the head [...]

Rush Limbaugh Boycott Up to at Least 36 Advertisers

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 6:56 am

I was somewhat dubious that this sponsor boycott of Rush Limbaugh for his days of misogynistic comments against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke would be able to gain steam. But as of now, at least thirty-six advertisers have cancelled their ads for the show. Think Progress puts it at 39 advertisers. This includes large advertisers [...]

The Chances of Driving Rush Limbaugh Off Commercial Radio

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 7:35 am

Rush Limbaugh has faced criticism before. But the backlash at the activist feels new. At least eleven advertisers have stopped hawking their wares on his program. Two radio stations have dropped the show entirely. Republican leaders have (sorta) denounced him. Limbaugh has apologized and that didn’t stop the backlash. Nevertheless, to assume that Limbaugh will [...]

Obama Calls Woman Subjected to Limbaugh “Slut” Comments

By: Friday March 2, 2012 11:02 am

Democrats have descended on Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the Administration’s birth control access rules for religiously affiliated institutions. Limbaugh has spent the past two days alleging that Fluke must be a prostitute if she advocates birth control, mocking [...]

Wisconsin Calvinball Watch: Operatives Trying to Get Republicans to Vote in Democratic Recall Primaries

By: Friday July 8, 2011 10:55 am

The dirty tricksters are out in Wisconsin. Next Tuesday, Wisconsinites will go to the polls in the beginning stages of the recall elections for the state Senate. These will be primary elections in six districts. The incumbent Republicans are running unopposed. But the Democratic challengers received a primary challenge of their own from fake candidates, [...]

Debate Over Violent Political Rhetoric Continues

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 1:15 pm

After a few days of criticism despite not naming names, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik went ahead and named them last night. “The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information,” Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said today. “[Limbaugh] attacks people, [...]

Right Wing Working the Refs Through Victimization After Tucson Shooting

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 11:11 am

President Obama will appear at a memorial service for the victims in Tucson tomorrow night, and the right wing has already decided to pre-but it. In particular, they are trying to steer the President away from any speech that contains echoes of President Bill Clinton’s Oklahoma City speech in 1995, about the “purveyors of hatred [...]

Right Wing Hopping Mad Over Culture of Violence They Have Wrought

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 6:55 am

Right now, the public isn’t ready to believe an argument that Jared Loughner was motivated by right-wing rhetoric. Fortunately, nobody has said that, because it’s the wrong claim to make. Nobody has claimed that crosshairs on a map or talk of “Second Amendment remedies” is specifically to blame (some on the right have blamed heavy [...]

Conservatives Freak Out, Progressives Angered by FCC Net Neutrality Rule

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 10:58 am

I want to co-sign to Chris Bowers’ argument that there is basically no constituency for the net neutrality rule approved by the FCC yesterday. Progressives see the rule and find it riddled with loopholes and damaging to the principle of non-discrimination and Internet freedom; conservatives see the rule and literally go insane. As Bowers says, [...]

Republican Senators Oppose Kagan

By: Friday July 2, 2010 5:30 pm

In what could be a lead-up to another Republican filibuster, Republican leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced today their opposition to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Senate GOP leader opposes Kagan, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan drew opposition Friday from Republican leader Mitch McConnell and [...]

Limbaugh: BP Oil Spill “Not Exceptional,” So… Let’s Keep Drilling and Spilling

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 1:33 pm

Well, look at this. Rush found a nut: Now, I’m not suggesting anything other than trying to present you a fact. More oil [is] spilled every year in Africa, in Nigeria, than so far in the Gulf. So it’s not unique, it is not exceptional, it is not the largest. Mexico had a spill that [...]

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