Limbaugh right? Numbers say otherwise

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Yes, indeed, Rush Limbaugh is getting paid $400 million for always being "right." Every hour of his show since President Obama's advent, Limbaugh has said that bailouts and re-regulation of our banking system, Wall Street and the trillion-dollar recovery act will lead to the collapse of our nation.

A year later, however, I've built my pillbox, stocked it and I'm still waiting for Limbaugh's econo-pocalypse.

So what do we get instead of the much anticipated econo-pocalypse? The stock market has risen almost 5,000 points -- generating so much profit the bailed-out banks and Wall Street have paid back most of their loans. That's profit President Obama wants to tax and apply to lowering the budget deficit. Yet who is rabidly against doing this? Yup, the $400 million man.

Now, I'm not saying Obama has cured all our nation's ills and evils (Limbaugh still exists, after all). Our recovery has been pretty much jobless, though the unemployment figures from the last quarter of 2009 show the most significant drop since President Bush in overall unemployment, from 10.1 to 9.7 percent. And if Obama keeps on truckin', those unemployment figures and the economy can only continue to improve. Tax revenue will increase with economic improvement, and the government should start paying down the federal deficit.

And inquiring minds want to know how much profit Limbaugh's investments made the last year, from the almost 5,000-point Wall Street Obama-bump. I'd also love to know when his rants will end about Obama being a socialist bringing on the econo-pocalypse -- when all Obama has done is save capitalism, and become the best buddy Wall Street and investors ever had!

D'oh! I forgot. A $400 million payday says, even when Limbaugh is actually able to enjoy an incredibly labored breath, he's right.

Nathan Kirby

Augusta

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soldout
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soldout 02/24/10 - 11:12 pm
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There was no real basis for

There was no real basis for the market to go up but a little money placed by the right folks can get the market up for a while. The futures market can get it done. If it begins to fall we will know that there was nothing really holding it up. The market appears to be following the pattern of the depression and if that continues the future will not be good. Usually during the first two years of a president's term the market is allowed to fall and makes a run in the last two years. For 401Ks watch the 70 day moving averages as your buy and sell points.

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johnston.cliff 02/24/10 - 11:16 pm
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Aw-w-w Nathan, wealth envy

Aw-w-w Nathan, wealth envy and the misinformation of CNN can make you look good to the choir of a like mind, but easily tricked to informed people. The unemployment level is well over 17%, up from 4.5% during the Bush administration. Did you read today's article about consumer confidence? The market is a little shakey. (The DOW was a solid 14,000 during the last administration) Unless the AC held your LTE for over year, I'd say you've swallowed some typical left wing hooey from a bad source.

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brimisjoshan 02/24/10 - 11:48 pm
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I agree with Limbaugh I hope

I agree with Limbaugh I hope Obama continues to fail. Why? Not because I don't want America to do well but because Obama's policies are wrong for American and will cause America harm. I want him to continue to do what he is doing which is nothing. He has failed at everything he has tried and I for one am glad because that means that America will be better off.

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Dixieman 02/24/10 - 11:54 pm
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Oh, so he is only popular

Oh, so he is only popular because the members of his audience are stupid? You keep believing that, fella, while he laughs all the way to the bank. He is an entertainer and factually correct.

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TheFederalist 02/25/10 - 02:12 am
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Nathan, you are barking up

Nathan, you are barking up the wrong tree. Rush never said the ecomony would collapse this year. Why not actually listen to his show, instead of getting all your information from the lamestream media talking heads? Repeating this mantra, without checking your facts, makes your tirade all the more loony than it already is. I have posted many times before, sigh, but you are beating a dead horse. Limbaugh is an entertainer, pure and simple, and the liberals have demonized him for having the audacity to expose their lies, distortions, and shady dealings. I suppose you will deny that too, but you go on parroting the liberal mantra, as obviously you are way too left to actually do your own thinking. November will be here soon enough.

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Southern_Patriot 02/25/10 - 07:10 am
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Nathan, they poured the

Nathan, they poured the Kool-Aid and you drank it, wake up!

southernguy08
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southernguy08 02/25/10 - 07:45 am
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NATE, Rome wasn't destroyed
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NATE, Rome wasn't destroyed in a day. The Obama Administration thinks taxing and spending will get us out of this recession. They seem to think that industry and "Big Business" are enemies of the state, despite the needed goods they produce and the millions of jobs they provide. Instead of facing the hard economic realities we have in this country, Obama would rather blame Rush and Fox News. You want to blindly follow this loser. Good luck with that.

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Fish Out of Water 02/25/10 - 08:06 am
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Rush Limbaugh is GOD! How

Rush Limbaugh is GOD! How DARE anyone question his righteousness?! His ratings are high, so that's enough proof for me that he is right... (and you think Obama supporters are blind followers) :P

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deekster 02/25/10 - 09:14 am
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Limbaugh is an "entertainer".

Limbaugh is an "entertainer". Pure and simple. Another "Sean Penn" with a different "script". Rating equal MONEY. Limbaugh or Obama. Both are "carnival hackers". Its called "propaganda". It doesn't have to be the TRUTH. They both want to "redistribute your wealth". What did his audience expect him to "preach" once Obama was elected?

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deekster 02/25/10 - 09:16 am
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Anderson Cooper, millionaire

Anderson Cooper, millionaire trust fund baby, could care less about Haiti. Where was he and his "fortune" before the quake. Entertaining the masses with whatever "sells". Cable TV has put the "last nail in the coffin" of "objective news reporting".

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chascush 02/25/10 - 09:27 am
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Mr. Kirby, you got to be

Mr. Kirby, you got to be kidding me ‘when all Obama has done is save capitalism’. Obama is destroying capitalism. I don’t need Limbaugh too tell me Obama is a socialist. Read his books and listen to what he has said in the past. Obama tells you himself that he is a socialist. I wish made 30 million a year but I do not begrudge those that do but it seems you do.

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slippery 25 02/25/10 - 09:30 am
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Nathan stop listening to the

Nathan stop listening to the radio. Americans need jobs and congress to stop spending.

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Notreally 02/25/10 - 09:45 am
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Drugbaugh is half retarded he

Drugbaugh is half retarded he has an ear piece. One of the biggest misinformers in the country today, his HATE for Obama is TRUE and RINGS LOUDLY. All the hate is going to cause him to miss out on heaven.

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orgpsych 02/25/10 - 09:53 am
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"Limbaugh is an entertainer,

"Limbaugh is an entertainer, pure and simple, and the liberals have demonized him for having the audacity to expose their lies, distortions, and shady dealings."

Riiiiiiiight. That's why he was a headliner at CPAC in the past. That's why he is leading the charge against Glenn Beck who said that the Republican Party needs to get their act together and even suggested that a third party might be necessary as there appears to be no difference between the two main ones we have. (Beck was one of the golden boys for a while there, too.)

After Rush comes out with his criticisms the "official" Republican politicians chime in.

Same thing for Young Mr. Brown from Massachusetts. he voted the way he felt would best represent his constituency and BAM, he's a bad boy for not following the Party line. Enter the "entertainers."

What does all of this mean? Absolutely nothing. Neither does most of the mean-spirited ranting by the conversative ilk in these threads.

What do you intend to do come November? Throw the Democrats out and relegate all those who are not registered Republicans and demonstrated conservatives to second and third class status? Those classes would be "You People" and You Other People," to borrow a phrase from the mouthpiece of the Republican/Conservative movement - Mr. Limbaugh himself. What will happen if these predictions, made with absolute certainty, do not come to pass?

Here's the facts that you CANNOT refute. Bill Clinton was elected President by THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. He was attacked by the Republicans and shamed for demonstrating poor judgement and a lack of character. Rush wonders "what is wrong with you people?" Four years later Clinton was re-elected by whom? That's right, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. And there wasn't even a war to create fear and anxiety.

After 2 terms Clinton can no longer serve. Along comes George W Bush who gets appointed President by the Republican Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (if this isn't so then why wasn't the Florida recount allowed to continue? It would have been finished before the final appointment was made and the question would have been finally resolved.). Ole W lies his way into 2 wars and gets re-elected after much fear mongering. Who finally elected him to office? The AMERICAN PEOPLE.

After 8 years of really bad government Barak Obama was elected the President by ... wait for it ... The AMERICAN PEOPLE. He has been in office for just over a year and has been under rabid attack by Republicans under the guise of "the Conservative Movement" since day one. I watched a news show where a lone Democratic strategist faced two rather arrrogant Republican analysts. Obama had been in office a whole 30 days, I think (might have been 60). All one could parrot was, "He's the candidate for change. Where's the change?" They got to the topic of military transportation being used to shuttle members of Congress around following the ridiculous attempt to pressure the military to "just do it" by a congressional aide. That same analyst changed her response to "Why didn't he change that?"

I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who said that you can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

The American people can be fooled and misled occasionally. They are smarter than either party thinks, though. If the people think that Obama is doing a decent to good job, he will probably be re-elected. Ditto with their local representatives and senators. All of the ranting in absolute certainty will change nothing. The American people will make the choice.

As soon as they do and you start with the "You People" types of comments, all will know what you are really all about. You will also be validating the choices made. No one deserves to suffer under the heel of tyranny from either major political party. While you rant on about President Obama's agenda and "socialist" leanings, you offfer nothing as an alternative except a different kind of tyranny.

BTW, regarding a comment someone made about Palin being eye candy with a brain: I never said she wasn't smart. She's just not equipped to be President. That's not her intention, though. She's smart enough to keep everyone guessing so they will pay her to speak and make appearances. No, she's not stupid. But I do believe that she is too smart to put herself in the crosshairs by actually running for President.

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orgpsych 02/25/10 - 09:58 am
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If Rush Limbaugh is just an

If Rush Limbaugh is just an entertainer, why doesn't anyone from the "Conservative Movement" call him on the errors he has made and the times he has lied (and yes, these things have happened). If he does something dumb like that and you don't call him for it, then you are tacitly endorsing his comments and actions. He is therefore, by definition, a spokesman for your movement.

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Scratch 02/25/10 - 10:10 am
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Nathan, your argument is

Nathan, your argument is lacking in the principle of cause and effect. It reminds me of the guy standing on a downtown street corner chanting a song to "keep elephants away." When a passerby remarks that there are no elephants anywhere around, the chanter responds, "See how effective my chant has been?" The economic indicators of marginal improvement in the economy are simply due to the basic inertia, the resilience of our economy in spite of any gov't action. To cite a decrease in unemployment from 10.1 to 9.7% is a ridiculous argument in support of Congress and the Administration, when earlier in the year the expectation was that unemployment might rise to as high as 8%. As for Rush, I'm not a great fan because I value humility over egocentrism, but I've never yet been able to refute the facts he cites. I think you exaggerate when you claim Rush stated the President's policies would result in the total collapse of the economy. Your naivete is impressive.

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Little Lamb 02/25/10 - 10:29 am
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Orgpsych says: “If Rush

Orgpsych says:

“If Rush Limbaugh is just an entertainer, why doesn't anyone from the "Conservative Movement" call him on the errors he has made and the times he has lied?”

Well, Orgpsych, you have answered your own question. No one “calls him” because he is an entertainer. They don't “call” Halle Berry. They don't “call” Martina McBride. They don't “call” Stephen Colbert.

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dashiel 02/25/10 - 10:25 am
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Mr. Kirby, the a chorus of

Mr. Kirby, the a chorus of disapproval that your letter has provoked on here this morning is a tribute to a man who can type and think at the same time. Forward Ever! Backward Never!

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soldout 02/25/10 - 10:26 am
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Rush is great in all regards

Rush is great in all regards and a great help to this country. People only get upset at the truth and that is why he is so upsetting to many. I enjoy him and he is a blessing to this country. When you have leaders who hate this country and all it stands for I certainly hope you want them to fail.

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southernguy08 02/25/10 - 10:45 am
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GROUSE, you might want to
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GROUSE, you might want to check your records. The bailout deal, stupid as it was, was done before Bush left office. Obama wants to raise corporate taxes and taxes on wealthy. Considering that the wealthy already pay most of the taxes in this country, and corporations provide much needed jobs, how stupid is it to tax them more and give them an incentive to leave the USA and set up in a country that will treat them better?

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southernguy08 02/25/10 - 10:48 am
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ORGY, thanks for your 8:53
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ORGY, thanks for your 8:53 post. I needed a good laugh!

orgpsych
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orgpsych 02/25/10 - 11:42 am
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First: "Well, Orgpsych, you

First:
"Well, Orgpsych, you have answered your own question. No one “calls him” because he is an entertainer. They don't “call” Halle Berry. They don't “call” Martina McBride. They don't “call” Stephen Colbert."

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"Rush is great in all regards and a great help to this country. People only get upset at the truth and that is why he is so upsetting to many. I enjoy him and he is a blessing to this country. When you have leaders who hate this country and all it stands for I certainly hope you want them to fail."

Sounds like you guys need to get your act together and speak in one voice. Oh, wait, that's what Glenn Beck said. My bad. ;-)

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orgpsych 02/25/10 - 11:44 am
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Southernguy @ 9:48. What a

Southernguy @ 9:48. What a vague and ineffective response. That's okay, though. I laugh at most of "you people" anyway.

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chascush 02/25/10 - 12:01 pm
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orgpsych, Limbaugh don’t even

orgpsych, Limbaugh don’t even come close to Obama when it comes to lying.

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baronvonreich 02/25/10 - 12:02 pm
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Limbaugh is an entertainer

Limbaugh is an entertainer just like Howard Stern, John Boy and Billy, Dr. Drew Pinsky, etc. He doesn't speak for anybody except himself. If you don't like his form of entertainment then turn the dial. I don't know how much he makes from investments from his enormous salary but I'm sure he must spend much of it paying for rent on the space he occupies in the heads of so many.

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know 02/25/10 - 12:02 pm
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Obviously Nathan does not

Obviously Nathan does not have a retirement account to check the balance on.

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draksig 02/25/10 - 02:29 pm
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Where on earth did you come

Where on earth did you come up with the number 5000? If you go and check, on the day Obama was sworn into office, the dow closed at 7,949 and in under 2 months it dropped to 6,547. It is presently trading at 10,200. From the day Obama was sworn in to today, the dow has gone up 2251. Plus did you forget, the bailout bill for the banks was passed under Bush! You cannot credit the "stimulus" package for this rise since most of it has yet to be spent.

If the rise in the DOW upsets you, wait to see the crash if the Dems ram health care thru via consolidation or cap and trade. If Cap & Trade passes, these factories that will be expected to pay for poluting will simply move to other countries that do not hamstring their industry.

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impossible 02/25/10 - 04:37 pm
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Nathan, your are a prime
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Nathan, your are a prime example of one who refuses to be confused by the facts. The "facts" that you make up in the hope of confusing others are laughable. You are a cracked record, and I do mean cracked.

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impossible 02/25/10 - 04:37 pm
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Nathan, your are a prime
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Nathan, your are a prime example of one who refuses to be confused by the facts. The "facts" that you make up in the hope of confusing others are laughable. You are a cracked record, and I do mean cracked.

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johnston.cliff 02/25/10 - 06:37 pm
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How funny is it that Obama is

How funny is it that Obama is always challenging what Rush says, and is always losing. Shouldn't he stick to tricking his worshipers and leave the tough competition alone?

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