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“White House Down” (2013)
Via Think Progress.
Remember all those Tea-GOP predictions about what 2015 would be like if President Obama’s doomed Marxist regime was allowed keep running the country into the ground?
- Newt Gingrich, running for the GOP nomination in 2012, predicted that if Obama was re-elected gas would be “$10 a gallon.” Gingrich promised $2.50 gas if he was elected.
- In September 2012, Mitt Romney predicted that if Obama was re-elected “you’re going to see chronic high unemployment continue four years or longer.” At the time, the unemployment rate was 8.1%. Romney pledged that, if elected, he could bring the unemployment rate down to 6% by January 2017.
- On Bloomberg TV, Marc Faber predicted that, because of Obama’s reelection, the stock market would drop at least 20%. Faber joked that investors seeking to protect their assets should “buy themselves a machine gun.”
- Rush Limbaugh predicted that “the country’s economy is going to collapse if Obama is re-elected.” Limbaugh was confident in his prediction: “There’s no if about this. And it’s gonna be ugly. It’s gonna be gut wrenching, but it will happen.”
Today, the nationwide average for a gallon of gas is $2.24. The unemployment rate currently stands at 5.8% and has been under 6% since September 2014. The Dow Jones Industrial Average currently stands at 17,823 and is up over 35% since Obama was reelected. The Dow has climbed more than 10,000 points during the Obama administration. The U.S. economy grew at a robust 5% in the 3rd quarter of 2014, following 4.6% growth in the second quarter.
Why couldn’t the Tea-GOP predict declining wages? People who work for a living need a raise, badly.
Lets be clear for a moment. Rush Limbaugh is one of the most disgusting pieces of raw sewage to ever be flushed through the pipes of the waste system that we call American conservatism. There is no good reason for his continued existence, let alone his being allowed on Armed Forces radio. To refer to him as a waste of good air assumes that he breathes, rather than just drawing power from the festering pile of ignorance that he stores where others have a soul.
But he said something right the other day. Something worth quoting. Something disturbing.
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I have heard that “men forget but never forgive, women forgive but never forget.” I don’t know if this is true. It is looking more and more like neither forgetting or forgiving are in the cards for Rush’s war on women.
Rush, I am sure we all recall, is a serial sexist prick and low life of the worst kind. Along with fantastic comments like “I love the women’s movement, especially from behind” and throwing around terms like “feminazi” he also loves a good personal attack. Those of us with memories that work further back than breakfast might recall that he attacked Sandra Fluke (not her testimony) and engaged in some good old fashioned slut shaming. In his book testifying that a roommate was prescribed birth control pills for the hormonal effect of limiting growths and was denied them is the same as wanting so much sex that you can’t afford to pay for all the condoms. Ah small government conservatism, where healthcare is a sin, but nosing around other peoples bedrooms is proper behavior.
Well, feminists, both male and female, decided the blathering gas bag of the hysterical right was a step too far, and organized a boycott. Which, if it is done by the right is “the free market at work” but if done by the left is “economic terrorism.” Anyway, his drug royal addicted-ness was unimpressed. His advertisers would remain with him, this would all blow over, and order would be restored…
November 17th, Cumulus radio received a downgrade from Moody’s, who stated “uncertainties associated with the radio business as a whole and the acknowledged difficulties the company is encountering are cause for caution.”
What acknowledged difficulties?
“CEO Lew Dickey reported in two previous quarters that Limbaugh advertising is down and that the show is a drag on earnings.”
So I guess that all blew over.
“Clear Channel, the parent of Premiere Networks, the Rush syndicator is $21 billion in debt. They have been firing employees in small numbers so as to not appear that the company is undergoing large scale layoffs. It would look bad for Mr. Romney if his former company fired Clear Channel workers en masse.”
Well, as long as Rush is winning. Maybe the math whizzes who figured out the Romney landslide can figure out how 21 billion in debt is a positive number.
We are witnessing the end-days of the GOP. R.I.P.
The question becomes, who will win the final battle; the racist Religious extremists, the racist Tea Baggers or the tired old-guard racist Republicans?
Rush Limbaugh continues to lose advertisers like he is some kind of crazed egotistical sexist bloviating gas bag. Most likely because he is. Sam’s Club, eBay, UPS and hundreds of small businesses have bailed out on the lying sack of excrement in the last few weeks. While no one but the drug addled gas bag himself knows exactly how many companies have crossed the street to avoid being seen with him, some estimates have the number over as many as seven hundred.
The initial plan to over come his being a deeply disgusting excuse for a human being where to hire public image consultants to remake his image on twitter and Facebook. That seems to have largely failed, based only the fact that he is not actually saying anything on either medium.
But the real fun is just starting. Remember Bain? Company famous for hiring androids and downsizing and outsourcing jobs in struggling companies? Guess who owns Clear Channel! Yep. And guess who is 19 billion in debt? The same Clear Channel. Guess who is going to have to pay a forced dividend to Bain for over 2 billion more? Go on guess…..
In a case of one disgusting thing eating it’s own kind, Bain seems to be licking whatever passes for its greedy maw and eyeing the company of lying shock radio has beens. I recommend you don’t watch. This won’t be pretty.
Good news, soon Rush’s job will outsourced to a Korean who will actually be able to speak English and who has an actual grasp of American politics. Should be a big upgrade for the show.
I wonder if Ken will still listen in.
Rush continues to “win” against that horrible “liar” and notorious sex addict Sandra Fluke.
UPS has pulled its ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, becoming the latest company to boycott the show since his well-circulated slurs against Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke. Cumulus Media, which owns 38 of the 600 channels that air Limbaugh’s show, told financial analysts that the boycott — now more than 40 companies and counting — cost them “a couple million bucks in the first quarter and a couple of million bucks in quarter two.”
If nothing else, Rush is a good warning sign for people everywhere. I know whenever I meet someone who admits to listening to him that I have found a profound lack of intelligence…
Props to Amanda Marcotte for the title and basic concepts:
After conceding that the middle-class, liberal model in which women are permitted to marry later and have egalitarian careers is also a model that creates more stable families, he implies that these women only achieve this impossible goal with the heavy use of abortion. That childless yuppies and sorority girls are the main clients of abortion clinics is an article of faith in the anti-choice community. If you ever want to see the Internet version of a feeding frenzy, for instance, check out anti-choice blog comments when the blogger holds up a white, middle-class feminist as a hate object. The speculation about the frequency of said woman’s abortions competes only with disingenuous calls to pray for her wicked feminist soul.
The problem with this stereotype of the yuppie slut with her abortionist on speed dial is that it has no basis in reality.