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POLITICO - Limbaugh: "Ladies and Gentlemen, For the First Time In My Life, I Am Ashamed of My Country"

But here’s the real crisis: “We can’t afford any of this.”

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By Kevin Cirilli | 2/21/13 | Politico

Rush Limbaugh said Thursday that for the first time he’s “ashamed” of the United States — this as President Barack Obama and Democrats plead to the public to urge Congress to reach a deal on the sequester.

“Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country,” the conservative commentator said on his radio program.

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Who cares what a druggie says?


Free includes debt-free!

If the shame

is on those in charge - fine.

I am tired of we, the people, being blamed for the state of affairs. We tried...we keep trying...what else can we do other than the unthinkable which is perhaps what "they" are goading us to do.

Wonder if Limbaugh isn't playing on that team...the old Hegelian Dialectic scheme.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Took him long enough

I've been ashamed since Regan created Dept. of Education.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Ok, ya, I had to confirm it for myself

It was created in October of 1979, so Carter hadn't left office yet.


All the same at this point. Lol

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant


You got me there. lol good point


I believe it was Carter that created the department of education, but not 100% sure, since I get confused between the two parties and the presidents. They all act the same.

When I first listened to Limbaugh

Bill Clinton was in office. Rush Limbaugh sounded like a voice of reason exposing the corruption in his presidency. Then Bush got into office and he quickly exposed himself as a political shill by ignoring all the corruption under Bush. And for the first time I was ashamed of Rush Limbaugh.

Just think of how he reacted when the Dixie Chicks expressed their shame, not at our country but, at the fact that George Bush was from Texas. So it's OK to be ashamed of our country but not the jerks who put us here? What a two faced piece of excrement.

Why would I give a rats ass what he thinks now?

I`ll have to pass on this one.

I don`t want to be exposed to the lying Windbag.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

What's shameful is...

What's shameful is, seeing Limbaugh's words on the front page of this site.

I'm shamed I'm part of the human race sometimes


Does anyone else feel the same?

I can't even listen to Limbo

Every time he opens his mouth he's lying by omission. Or obfucating. Or deceiving, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

But I suppose you have to do what you were designed to do.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Limbaugh is 100% pure shill

...best to just ignore him and hope his audience withers away as people become more aware of reality.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Neocon windbag and lying drug addict.

How cares?

Now I fell dirty for responding to this MSM garbage.

Free includes debt-free!

Didn't all the neocons

have puppies when Michelle Obama said it? Now we're supposed to think some magical critical point has been passed where it's okay to say.

Defend Liberty!


Michelle said "For the first time in my life I'm PROUD of my country - when her husband was elected President".
I think Limbaugh was making a joke when he said "ashamed", rather than proud.
I'm no fan of Limbaugh - but I'll have to agree that for the first time in my life I am beginning to feel ashamed of America (though the feeling isn't a result of only the Obama administration).

Ashamed of the Whole Country

Or just the Federal Government?

It always ticks me off when people say 'We' owe all this debt, or 'We' are killing innocents overseas, or 'We' don't care about the poor.

'We' are not a collective no matter how many laws attempt to force that end. 'We' are individuals who have for the most part been duped into trading Liberty for Safety, which as the enlightened understand, leaves us all with neither.


This is the FIRST time you've been ashamed, Mr. Limbaugh???


Oh yeah, being a front man for the NWO bankster scum for the last 20 years...

You're a fraud, you're a liar, you're a hypocrite, and your time for conning good Americans is ending.

His numbers are dropping...

Chances are that his audience numbers are dropping, so he needs to say/do something to rope-in a new group of suckers. I wish him luck with that. Have you ever seen Rush's house in Palm Beach? It's on the ocean and looks like a large resort/hotel. He has no mortgage (I know this as he explained on the radio that he is 'self-insured') and the property is worth somewhere north of $40Million...a measily one-year's salary for him!!!
I don't dislike him because he's wealthy...it's just that he doesn't do anything to deserve his salary.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry


Rush who?

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

He sounds like

mrs. obama...

he is part of the problem...is he ashamed of himself too?

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

If THIS is the first time he is ashamed....

I wonder where he's been all of his life. I've been ashamed of this country since I had the ability to see.

Dixie Chicks

I guess this is Rush's moment. We'll see if the uber-nationalists who masquerade as patriots will attack him for stating his opinion.

Here's a good article by Joe Sobran about the difference.

LOL!!!! Are you kidding me?

“Here THEY come sucking US in, roping US in, panic here, fear there, crisis, destruction, no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers, no firefighters, no air traffic control,” Limbaugh said.

OK, I'm laughing so hard I can hardly type. Rush thinks he is one of "us" and "they" are um... (insert Rush's job description.) But it just gets better...

How about a bit of irony to go with that identity crisis?

He continued: “I’m sorry, my days of getting roped into all of this are over. We have the media play along with all of this, the ruling class of both parties play along all of this — it’s insulting. I don’t know how else to describe it.”

So there you go. Rush is not falling for any more nonsense like you will hear on Rush Limbaugh... Be sure to tune in tomorrow because Rush is right even when right is left and especially when right is wrong. Ritual mockery, and nothing more. When Rush gets even a little curious about 9-11, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Heck, I'd settle for a question about all the dual citizens in "our" government. (Or is it "their" government, Rush?)

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Uhoh Rush said he's ashamed

Uhoh Rush said he's ashamed of America. He is a traitor...

Rush, aren't you part of the same ilk that labels non-interventionist conservatives, constitutionalists, and libertarians as un-American wack jobs?

Rush makes $40 Million a year

His latest contract has him earning $400 Million over the next 8 years..

He ought to be ashamed to be making this kind of dough talking B.S. to the American people..

Yeah, that scumbag would be

Yeah, that scumbag would be proud to send more of our young people overseas to murder innocent people. What a coward.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

My first inclination

is to say **** *** Limbaugh!, but in all fairness I have to say his litany moved me a bit. Sounded pretty dang heartfelt and sincere. I hope he's seeing the light, but I'm not holding my breath.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

I've been hoping sequestration would happen from day 1

Which makes me agree with Rush Assbaugh...ewww!

He says it now...but would he say it IF...

Would he say it if a GOP were president? Doubt it.