Rush Limbaugh is an idiot about school shooting

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  1. Michele Travis profile image68
    Michele Travisposted 5 years ago

    Rush said this even before the children started to have a funeral.

    "It is terrible, incomprehensible but I'm going to tell you something  as we sit here at this very moment, you know it and I know it  there are liberals trying to find a way to blame this on conservatives or Republicans," Rush Limbaugh said the school shooting in Connecticut on his nationally syndicated radio program this afternoon.

    "So it may sound a little hard edged to say it, but I'm telling you, there are elements of the mainstream media who are doing everything they can with their number one objective is to see if there's anything they can blame on conservative media or Republican policies or the Second Amendment," Limbaugh added.

    1. adjkp25 profile image92
      adjkp25posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You could have stopped at "Rush Limbaugh is an idiot" and just filled in the blank with the next moronic thing he says, he has a daily show so there are plenty of things to use.

      1. Michele Travis profile image68
        Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That is true,  but the school shooting one really broke my heart.  It was horrible.

        1. adjkp25 profile image92
          adjkp25posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Certain things should just be off limits and children are definitely on this list.

          1. Michele Travis profile image68
            Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I agree,  but I don't think he has the list.  It doesn't seem like he cares.  Maybe he doesn't have children.  That might make a difference.  This is a silly hub, but at least I had the chance to say he is an idiot smile

            1. profile image54
              whoisitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Why are you so sure he was wrong?

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                Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Why is he wrong? 

                Because maybe, just maybe, the death of TWENTY children at the hands of a mad man has nothing to do with politics or religion or anything else. 

                And maybe, just maybe, any human being with a heart is devastated for the parents and families left behind to deal with the grief and absolute HELL of losing someone they love at this time of year.

                And maybe, just maybe, it's because while he bitches about the mainstream media, he's the same kind of rabid beast eating up a tragedy for ratings.

                1. tammybarnette profile image60
                  tammybarnetteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Amen!!!!!

                  1. Michele Travis profile image68
                    Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    +1111111111

              2. Michele Travis profile image68
                Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Did the conservatives or Republicans kill those children?

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                  whoisitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  What does that mean?

                2. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
                  Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I don't think the mentally ill man/boy who killed the SandyHook children belonged to either party.

      2. mrpopo profile image72
        mrpopoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Was going to post the exact same thing.

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Michele, Rush is just an idiot, period. Have you heard the latest? The rightwingers say that the tragedy could have been avoided if all the teachers and administrators were armed. I guess we could have provided the young children with sidearms as well, now there is the rightwinger solution. These people are not fit to take out my garbage.

      1. Michele Travis profile image68
        Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        No, I hadn't that.  That is crazy.   And I agree with you about the garbage

    3. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Rush is an Idiot, inconsiderate awhole and lots of other things. His love of money will see him in hell. 

      Not one Liberal/Progressive/Democrat has mentioned doing away with the second amendment or blamed the Republicans lack of response in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting.
      I do not listen to Rush, at all.  Yes I think he is an idiot and he represents the worst of the worst in the Republican Party, an uncaring, unfeeling, inconsiderate, woman hating piece of garbage, whose negative energy makes me angry --- I can listen to O'Reilly, Hannity, and sometimes even Caputo, but not Rush.
      I think Rush is as sick as the person who did the shooting.

      I am hoping that President Clinton's ban on assault weapons will be brought back.  I think a lot of NRA members will be on board with that but, not the gun dealers whose profits are more important to them than any child's life will not.

      Rush is an insult to the human race!

      1. profile image54
        whoisitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I kind of like him.

        1. Cody Hodge5 profile image78
          Cody Hodge5posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Hey, don't you have a bridge to guard, and three questions to ask people who want to cross it?

          1. Michele Travis profile image68
            Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Do you think he can count to three?

            1. profile image54
              whoisitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Why wouldn't I be able to count to three?

          2. profile image54
            whoisitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Is that supposed to mean something to me?

  2. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Rush makes a living by slinging mud at liberals and whether it's true or not is immaterial.  It's what hard right conservatives want to hear and will pay to hear.

    Money triumphs - what else is new?

    1. Michele Travis profile image68
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well money triumphs, but didn't he go to far this time?   He should be fired at least.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Does it make the station money?  Long odds it won't hurt their income one iota, and will likely increase it.

        I hate his style of demagoguery, but I hate the fact that enough people will listen to it to earn a fortune just as much.  That he is successful (and very much so) should tell you he won't be fired - it's what the people want.

        1. Michele Travis profile image68
          Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          So, gun control laws won't change at all in the future.

          1. wilderness profile image98
            wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            ???  What do gun control laws have to do with Limbaugh slinging mud at liberals while blaming them for every evil in the world?

            You lost me here.

            1. Michele Travis profile image68
              Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              you said that the hard right conservatives love listening to him.  They are the ones who don't want gun control laws.  There are a lot of Republicans in the GOP right now.  None of them are doing anything to change any laws.
              sorry, I should have explained what I meant a little better.  I sort of jumped over from one thing to another, pretty quickly.

              1. wilderness profile image98
                wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                I see.  I think you will find far more than the relative small handful of rabid right wingers that are very leery of gun control.

                Gun control has become a mantra for many (notably the rabid left wingers) and gun owners are all too aware that the ultimate goal is to remove all gun ownership from US citizens.  This makes them fight very hard against any control at all because they understand that each small step is but a small part of the larger goal.

                1. Michele Travis profile image68
                  Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Well no matter what, it people are still going to be able to get guns.   In Ohio you can get a gun in about 5 minutes.  I live in Ohio, that is how long it took me to get one.  Here are the rules in Ohio
                  http://www.wikihow.com/Buy-a-Gun-in-Ohio

                  1. profile image54
                    whoisitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    It takes longer than 5 minutes.

                  2. wilderness profile image98
                    wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    That's a part of it also - legal or not you are NOT going to get guns away from Americans and those that own guns responsibly know that.  One of the results of that knowledge is that will not give up their own guns, allowing "only the criminals to have guns" (another mantra from the fight).

                2. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
                  Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  If all guns are banned, then only the law and outlaws will have guns.

                  I would not want my right to own a gun to be taken away. But even hunters do not need assult weapons unless they want their deer meat to look like swiss cheese.

                3. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
                  Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  If all guns are banned, then only the law and outlaws will have guns.

                  I would not want my right to own a gun to be taken away. But even hunters do not need assult weapons unless they want their deer meat to look like swiss cheese.

                4. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
                  Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  If all guns are banned, then only the law and outlaws will have guns.

                  I would not want my right to own a gun to be taken away. But even hunters do not need assult weapons unless they want their deer meat to look like swiss cheese.

  3. SommerDalton profile image60
    SommerDaltonposted 5 years ago

    It is disturbing that anyone claims to know the "whys." People that need to make this about them, their religion, ect. need professional help immediately. Thats my rant for the day:).

    1. Michele Travis profile image68
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I still think he is an idiot.

      1. tammybarnette profile image60
        tammybarnetteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you 100%!

        1. Michael-Milec profile image60
          Michael-Milecposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Idiot : a person of profound mental retardation a mental age bellow three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers . The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive. ( Dictionary )

  4. LauraD093 profile image83
    LauraD093posted 5 years ago

    Michelle Hey haven't run into you in a while...have a blessed holiday. In regards to Rush what can be said except he deserves the "idiot of the year award every darn year." Everything that comes out of his mouth is orchestrated to cause controversy and get ratings. It amazes me that he is still on the air but stupidity like sex seem to sell.

  5. tirelesstraveler profile image78
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    I couldn't have children when I first wanted them. I know what it is like to see people with babies in their arms when there was none in my arms. I have worked with children all my adult life.
    There are indeed topics that should be off limits. Starting a political diatribe before the first soul was laid to rest is indeed despicable but it didn't stop the president or Dianne Feinstein did it.
    I didn't see Limbaugh's name on that link.
    I was in a sporting good store that sells guns today. They had a  beautiful German Shepherd who wandered around the customers.  The guys that own the store keep her around because she is a good judge of character. They don't have to sell to anyone they don't feel comfortable selling to. And nobody much argues with them. If I were afraid of somebody that's the place I would go to.  I used to think the police station was a place to get help, but you can't get help at the police station these days.  The doors are locked most of the time.

  6. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    However pathetic Lumbaugh's comments were, however out of place, it pales beside the media.  Tonight's newspaper featured a large photo on the front page of one woman at the cemetery where she buried her 6 year old son today, a victim of the shooting.

    There is something decidedly wrong with a society that find it pays to publish such things.

    1. profile image54
      whoisitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure what is pathetic about stating an opinion, I agree with him I'm sure there were many anti-gun groups looking for a way to politicize this crime.

      1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
        tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Sick to death of the media taking this moment to capitalize on a parents worst nightmare. My heart breaks for those families. A dear friend died suddenly last month. The shock was incredible when the ambulance pulled away without anyone in it, then additional police came. He was 62, sat down for a weekend nap, and was gone when his wife woke from her nap. His family came together and loved on each other, as friends and neighbors loved on them all.  That is what our country should be doing. We should be loving on our children and teachers and seeking to strengthen relationships.

 
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