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Limbaugh: "A Giant, Total Fraud Was Perpetrated On This Country ... The Supreme Court, As An Institution, Is Forever Tarnished"

June 29, 2012 12:31 pm ET

From the June 29 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

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Previously:

Limbaugh On Health Care Ruling: "Our Freedom Of Choice Just Met Its Death Panel; The Supreme Court"

Limbaugh Vents On Supreme Court Over Stolen Valor Act Ruling: "I Don't Know If They Legalized Pedophilia Or Not"

Justice Limbaugh Declares Health Care Law Unconstitutional

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    • Author by Virgil_Kane (June 29, 2012 12:36 pm ET)
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      Rush...quit whining.
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      • Author by Saturnalian (June 29, 2012 12:58 pm ET)
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        And to think he's STILL whining about their decision in 2000's Gore V. Bush. Oh, wait... never mind... again.
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      • Author by mari2jj (July 01, 2012 2:45 am ET)
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        But the poor guy can never quit his whine act. Especially when Obama trounced his all wise all knowing meme. I know it drives him nuts that this bright, talented black guy out-foxed him at every turn. Of course I must admit it was a surprise for Roberts to join the "vote for it" stand but alas, to resort to the spoiled brat meme that Rush dishes out is far, far too ridiculous. The guy is just so infantile when he does not get his way. But I expect Obama to win every time when it comes to a rational approach up against Rush's hysteria. I shall forever show my approval of this Roberts decision when he stood up to all the naysayers and had the guts to vote with the others voting for this landmark achievement that somehow Obama got passed. Of course, it is my opinion that much of Rush's infantile response has to do with his insane jealousy of this smart black dude that is in the White House. So HAHAHAHA Rush, you may just have had a big dose of reality check. We as a country realized that sort of un-Godly racism had no place in our democracy. So just get a grip Rush, and try to act literate and quit spouting these insane and hateful comments about our President! They only make you look ineffective and racist.
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    • Author by Bongo Fury (June 29, 2012 12:37 pm ET)
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      Yep, a big, fat fraud has been perpetrated on the US for over 25 years.
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    • Author by shaggles (June 29, 2012 12:39 pm ET)
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      Actually I heard a couple experts say yesterday that that is the precise reason Roberts voted the way he did. If they handed down yet another partisan decision it would have seriously undermined the court's reputation.
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      • Author by foole (June 29, 2012 12:48 pm ET)
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        I heard the same thing and it's probably the truth if Rusty started off his misinformation-fest by saying the opposite.
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      • Author by epkklk851 (June 29, 2012 12:54 pm ET)
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        That's very interesting. I was so hoping they'd rethink Citizens United. It's going to take some big, foreign campaign finance scandal to make them rethink that one.
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      • Author by chazmanr (June 29, 2012 2:02 pm ET)
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        That is the fairly universally accepted explanation. Robert is concerned about the legacy of his court. The fact that Ginnie Thomas' PAC was one of the groups sponsoring the plaintiffs probably was what cemented his decision. Thomas' failure to recuse himself would have made this the most suspect decision in recent history.
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        • Author by chazmanr (June 29, 2012 2:14 pm ET)
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          Further, Roberts has pretty extensive history of "pro-business" decisions. Ultimately, ACA is a pro-business law. It will bring the insurance companies billions in new revenue.
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          • Author by foghornleghorn (June 29, 2012 2:53 pm ET)
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            But...but...but...I thought the ACA was a government takeover of health care, replete with death panels and hidden taxes and jail terms for non-payment of premiums.
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            • Author by chazmanr (June 29, 2012 3:35 pm ET)
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              I know that you are being sarcastic. But I still need to point out to any lurking trolls that the law explicitly prevents enforcement of the mandate. So the mandate is a mandate in name only.
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          • Author by shaggles (June 29, 2012 3:44 pm ET)
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            Also true. THe only thing theinsurance companies really fought was the size of the penalty. THey wanted it to be bigger so people wouldn't pay it instead of buying their overpriced product.
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      • Author by ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© (June 29, 2012 2:07 pm ET)
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        Agreed, shaggles, but Roberts also hit the Commerce Clause, which is what the New Deal and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are based upon.

        The Federalist Society is the gift that keeps on not giving.
        ~
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    • Author by trmjc1 (June 29, 2012 12:42 pm ET)
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      The only reason they hate this so much is because "one of their own" did the right thing. He voted on the constitutionality of it, not on how his Republican friends would feel!
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    • Author by historygeek001 (June 29, 2012 12:42 pm ET)
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      The SCOTUS was badly tarnished after allowing corporations to buy candidates. This removes a small amount of that tarnish.
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      • Author by dogbreath (June 29, 2012 1:08 pm ET)
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        Oh, they'll be back to further destroy the American republic next year.
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      • Author by chazmanr (June 29, 2012 2:24 pm ET)
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        That wasn't the point. It is a pro-insurance company ruling. He only was concerned about the court's reputation on this case, because of the Justice Thomas' tremendous conflict of interest given his wife's involvement with one of the plaintiffs and the recent Scalia/Thomas appearances at GOP, Teabagger and conservative rallies/conferences/political events. The stink of bias was too overwhelming.
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    • Author by AB-001 (June 29, 2012 12:44 pm ET)
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      Forever!

      That's what they get from Limbaugh for unleashing the biggest tax hike in the history of the world...ever!
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      • Author by What Happened to Gannon (June 29, 2012 1:03 pm ET)
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        Check Politifact.org. Your pants are on fire, and it ain't because of the weather.
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        • Author by montanabuddha (June 29, 2012 1:36 pm ET)
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          I believe that 1-pentyl-3-(1-adamantoyl)indole was inflicting sarcasm here.
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        • Author by bintx (June 29, 2012 1:43 pm ET)
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          AB-001 was obviously being sarcastic.
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      • Author by AB-001 (June 29, 2012 1:36 pm ET)
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        Why all the thumbs down? I was being sarcastic and slamming Limbaugh!

        I'm hurt....
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        • Author by montanabuddha (June 29, 2012 1:43 pm ET)
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          Easy mo chara, these things happen............
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        • Author by ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© (June 29, 2012 2:14 pm ET)
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          "Forget it, Jake, err AB-001. It's Chinatown."
          ~
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        • Author by chazmanr (June 29, 2012 4:00 pm ET)
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          Oh, irony! Oh no, we don't get that here. See, people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony's not really a high priority. We haven't had any irony here since about '83, when I was the only practitioner of it. And I stopped because I was tired of being stared at.

          CD Bales, Roxanne
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    • Author by wolf kotenberg (June 29, 2012 12:47 pm ET)
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      and so speaks the drug addicted pachyderm from Florida
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    • Author by Jimijams (June 29, 2012 12:48 pm ET)
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      And if it had gone the other way....?
      Look, our system of government isn't supposed to be just one party's ideas. If there were ONLY republicans controlling both houses and the white house as well as a majority of conservative justices in the supreme court, the United States would not be a republic or a democracy.

      As a liberal, I understand that not everyone thinks, acts or speaks like/for me and I am OK with that. I am OK that there are republicans, and their opinions are sometimes clear, good arguments, although lately I am not so sure. But most republicans, especially ones like Limbaugh, would be perfectly thrilled to have only republicans controlling everything and having everything there way.
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    • Author by Chameo (June 29, 2012 12:49 pm ET)
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      Roberts may actually have managed to wipe away a bit of the tarnish the SC has been accumulating since 2000, though I'm still skeptical. After all, if you vote that way JUST to avoid being seen as a partisan hack, aren't you still a partisan hack?
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    • Author by foole (June 29, 2012 12:50 pm ET)
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      You're a little late on the whole "Supreme Court is tarnished" meme, Rusty. They tarnished themselves back when they ruled on Citizens United. They are tarnished though, so you get another point both right and wrong.
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    • Author by teh.stoopid.lib (June 29, 2012 12:55 pm ET)
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      Start packin' Fats! That fancy apartment of yours ain't gonna move itself.
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    • Author by bintx (June 29, 2012 12:57 pm ET)
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      Poor Rush, he had to cancel his party plans last night.

      Roberts' decision, according to the majority of Constitutional scholars, was the correct, Constitutional decision. I don't think that Rush's high school Civics class makes him an expert on Constitutional Law.
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    • Author by SMTDL (June 29, 2012 12:58 pm ET)
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      Sorry Rush,but YOU are over a decade late with that assessment.That happened with Bush V. Gore in 2000!

      Yesterday's announcement helps a little to restore their image,but its probably too little too late for this group.
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    • Author by nerzog (June 29, 2012 1:05 pm ET)
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      A Giant, Total Fraud Was Perpetrated On This Country ... and his name is Rush Limbaugh.
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    • Author by magnolialover (June 29, 2012 1:10 pm ET)
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      Hey, right wingers, tell me how everyone having health care coverage is bad for the country once again? Please. I'd really love to know why this is such a bad thing.

      Simple answer for me; umm, it's NOT a bad thing.
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      • Author by bintx (June 29, 2012 1:44 pm ET)
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        I just had someone tell me that it was because he didn't like the idea of being FORCED to get insurance. The fact that he has insurance is irrelevant.

        Romney FORCED the people of Massachusetts to buy it. No difference.
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        • Author by mjh (June 29, 2012 5:46 pm ET)
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          "I just had someone tell me that it was because he didn't like the idea of being FORCED to get insurance."


          They don't drive a car, do they?

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    • Author by NiceguyEddie (June 29, 2012 1:11 pm ET)
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      You're right Rush, a huge fraud WAS unleashed on this country...

      ...in August of 1988, with the premier of the Rush Limbaugh Program.

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      IMHO
      UTOPIA
      POLITICAL SYMMETRY
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      • Author by okiepoli (June 29, 2012 2:15 pm ET)
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        NGE - you mis-spelled Progrom...
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      • Author by notsure5 (June 29, 2012 3:20 pm ET)
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        Unrelated, Eddie, but I don't get your latest "political symmetry" cartoon. Unlike the others, they are saying the exact same thing. Or is that somehow the joke?
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    • Author by nerzog (June 29, 2012 1:12 pm ET)
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      Okay, I'm dredging this up from my memory, so it may be total kaka. I've heard or read a quote from somebody (that narrows it down) that if the Democrats ever get Universal Healthcare established, their popularity would be such that Republicans would be relegated to minority status for a generation.

      This may be a quote left over from the Clinton Era, because the Troglodytes have since demonstrated that mobilizing an army of dumbasses really isn't all that difficult (see: Teabaggers). However, if this is a view held by political strategists, it might explain why the Republicans are pulling out all the stops to prevent it.
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      • Author by dogbreath (June 29, 2012 1:36 pm ET)
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        I have heard that too, Nerz. I think you can view this very much in the same light as Medicare. When Obamacare becomes a reality in 2014, it will be popular. Once people get a taste of the apple, they aren't too likely to want to return to a sh-t system that is purely dysfunctional at every level. Obamacare, a name that I think the GOP will regret giving this health care legislation, is far from perfect, but I think in the end it will give the vast majority of Americans a sense of stability about healthcare expenses. The GOP really doesn't want people to have stability because that means they can't play their fear cards as easily. They thrive in chaos.
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        • Author by nerzog (June 29, 2012 2:48 pm ET)
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          It will certainly be interesting to see if this swings the election either way. If Romneybot gets in with a Senate majority, my guess is they'll repeal it so fast that most of it won't have time to take effect.

          The pundits keep talking about how "unpopular" the law is, but I'll bet most people who don't like it are responding to the relentless Troglodyte Propaganda, and couldn't tell you what's in it.

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          • Author by dogbreath (June 29, 2012 4:12 pm ET)
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            Or to the fact that they don't know anything about it since most of it hasn't kicked in yet (a major problem with the legislation), or the fact that many people thought it might be unconstitutional. A good number of folks have also bought into the BS GOP talking points, but don't completely have their heads in the sand about it. It's kind of a "well, I heard this about it" kind of attitude.

            I imagine that the numbers will improve pretty dramatically this summer especially if Dems stop running away from what is going to end up being a fairly decent piece of legislation. It isn't perfect, but it is certainly a step in the right direction.
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      • Author by Disputed Zone (June 29, 2012 1:48 pm ET)
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        You might be thinking of Bill Kristol, who, in a memo about defeating the Clinton health care plan, wrote:

        Its passage in the short run will do nothing to hurt (and everything to help) Democratic electoral prospects in 1996. But the long-term political effects of a successful Clinton health care bill will be even worse--much worse. It will relegitimize middle-class dependence for 'security' on government spending and regulation. It will revive the reputation of the party that spends and regulates, the Democrats, as the generous protector of middle-class interests. And it will at the same time strike a punishing blow against Republican claims to defend the middle class by restraining government.
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        • Author by nerzog (June 29, 2012 2:40 pm ET)
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          That could be it. Thanks.
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        • Author by mjh (June 29, 2012 5:53 pm ET)
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          " . . . And it will at the same time strike a punishing blow against Republican claims to defend the middle class by restraining government."


          Hell -- IYAM, any Repub claims of being the "defenders of the middle class" disappeared when Mittch-A-Sketch claimed he "didn't care about the very poor" . . .

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    • Author by blk-in-alabam (June 29, 2012 1:13 pm ET)
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      By people like Rush Limbaugh slinging _hit as he is doing in the above clip
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    • Author by nixter (June 29, 2012 1:50 pm ET)
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      The honorable twinkie pants presiding. He's been singing the blues all day, what a sad sack.
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    • Author by phlcstgan (June 29, 2012 1:57 pm ET)
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      Rush is just now hearing about Citizens United? Weird.
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    • Author by Lizinbklyn (June 29, 2012 2:10 pm ET)
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      F U C K O F F FATSO . .

      Where was all this partisan RW outrage in 2000?
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      • Author by Lizinbklyn (June 29, 2012 2:12 pm ET)
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        Aologies for the vulgarity but sometimes the word just fits nicely
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        • Author by nerzog (June 29, 2012 2:40 pm ET)
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          I'm just impressed that you got it passed the profanity filter.

          Bravo!
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          • Author by nerzog (June 29, 2012 2:42 pm ET)
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            Past... not passed.

            Sure would be nice to have an Edit feature here, but I'm not going to complain... the site seems to be working better lately.
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    • Author by blk-in-alabam (June 29, 2012 2:18 pm ET)
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      Rush Limbaugh,don't you wish you could make money on stuff like you are spouting about in the above clip like Glen Beck???? Glen Beck is hawking derogatory Roberts t-shirts on his web site........
      ...Rush Limbaugh if your contract pay is based on ad income.Glen Beck makes more money than you..Because Glen Beck hustles much more money on the side

      Rush Limbaugh I have been listening to your show today..You are not doing a very good job today.....Rush Limbaugh when you started saying Mark Levin,giving shout-outs to him,and using his material,it was a tip-off that your game is a little more lame,and weak than usual today

      Rush Limbaugh what's up with you,and Mark Levin???......A few days ago I heard your right hand man Snerdly making a fake call from a black man to Mark Levin's radio show...Snerdly gave himself away with his Rush Limbaughish shout out to Rush Limbaugh at the end of the call .............................
      Rush Limbaugh you are paying Snerdly enough aren't you????
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    • Author by cborkowski (June 29, 2012 2:37 pm ET)
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      The history of the United States is forever tarnished because of Rush. That is, if he ever makes it into a history text book. God forbid 30 years from now some poor 6th grader has to listen to this idiot in history class.
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      • Author by nerzog (June 29, 2012 2:44 pm ET)
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        Future students of history will look back on this time and shake their heads... much as we did when studying Prohibition and the Crusades.
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    • Author by OHBROTHER58 (June 29, 2012 3:27 pm ET)
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      Limbaugh: "A Giant, Total Fraud Was Perpetrated On This Country ... The Supreme Court, As An Institution, Is Forever Tarnished"

      I can just imagine the 9 justices, wringing their hands and saying to each other, "Oh, no! Our image has been tarnished in the eyes of a draft-dodging, drug abusing, pathological liar! We gotta get Rush's respect back...We just gotta!"
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    • Author by MsYellowDog (June 29, 2012 3:50 pm ET)
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      I personally thought that happened with Bush v. Gore.As a progressive,I was shocked by what happened yesterday...but in a pleasant way.
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    • Author by rajihammr (June 29, 2012 6:42 pm ET)
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      Honestly, How does the "Limpman" keep track of all his lies? He is amazing. He's either a genius or pathological, or both. That's it! A pathological genius.
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    • Author by YouTubeJEFF9K (June 29, 2012 6:53 pm ET)
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      Tricking millions of people into voting Republican, Rush Limbaugh is the biggest perpetrator of election fraud in American history.
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    • Author by truthurts (June 29, 2012 11:16 pm ET)
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      wow he is SUCH a sore loser! suddenly 5-4 decisions are the worst thing to ever happen to this country but when the court decides 5-4 that corporations are people it's a different story.
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    • Author by southrnbelle4939 (June 30, 2012 3:35 am ET)
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      Don't ya just LOVE watching their heads explode?!?!?
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    • Author by j238 (July 01, 2012 9:09 am ET)
         
      The Supreme Court has been tarnished by Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Korematsu.

      Look 'em up.
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