Today’s Quickies

“Today’s” implies that there will be quickies on other days.  We’ll see how that works out.

Caleb cursed me with the habit-forming ROLcats.

Is Greta Van Susteren a Xenuvian sleeper agent?

Smokin’ Smarties is not about hot chicks in glasses.  (Watch the video)  Catharsis or conditioning?

Aww, ain’t Rush cute?

The world’s biggest neck.

Palin Robocallypse Now.

Democratic Party Email – Winning Billboard

Democratic Party Email – Winning Billboard Continue reading

Chris Matthews Repeats Lie That Rush’s Ratings Have Doubled

As I reported Saturday, not only is the claim that “Rush Limbaugh’s ratings have doubled” since January a lie, the Washington Post’s source for that claim refused to even characterize his estimate as equivalent to an industry “rating.”

That hasn’t stopped the lie from spreading, of course.  On “The Chris Matthews Show” Sunday, the host repeated the claim to his panel.  Why wouldn’t he?  He read it in the Washington Post!

Clarence Page does a nice job of taking on the idea that even if true, it somehow means a gain for Republican obstructionism, making pretty much the same point I did.

More at aol:

Rush Limbaugh ‘Doubled Ratings’ Lie Gets Leg Up From Chris Matthews

Newt Gingrich Slams Fail-Mongers Like Rush Limbaugh

Newt Gingrich Slams Fail-Mongers Like Rush Limbaugh

Right Wing Desperate to Prove Limbaugh Strategy Not Working

The right-o-sphere is showing its big heart these days by trying to help the Democrats out of this whole Rush Limbaugh mess they’ve wandered into.  Since this thing started, conservatives have been proclaiming just how badly this will blow up in the Democrats’ faces.

Not content to wait until it actually does (or doesn’t), the right has manufactured its own evidence of said backfire. Continue reading

Rush Limbaugh Talks Big, Chickens Out of Debate

How hot is Campbell Brown?  Deep-fried lava hot.

Rush Limbaugh Talks Big, Chickens Out of Debate

Michael Moore is Not the Left’s Rush Limbaugh, CALEB!

Yeah, I wrote this mainly to get on Caleb’s nerves.  That’s mostly why I even get up in the morning.

Michael Moore is Not the Left’s Rush Limbaugh

Democratic Party Email – Your Rush Billboard

The Democratic Party
Friend —

Submit your slogan I’m Jen O’Malley Dillon, the new

Executive Director of the

Democratic National Committee.

If you’re anything like me,

then you’ve had the urge

to talk back to a right-wing

talk radio host more than a few times.

Now you can.

Rush Limbaugh has made waves

lately about his desire to see

President Obama fail. And he’s unapologetic,

even though Americans voted in November

for the very kind of change the President is

bringing to Washington. As even Limbaugh

must know, if the President fails, America fails.

Incredibly, Republican leaders have yet to

condemn Limbaugh for his destructive comments.

In fact, Republicans like Congressman Eric Cantor,

a leader in the House, have adopted the Limbaugh

strategy, telling the Washington Post recently that

their strategy on the President’s jobs plan was

“just saying no.”

The only Republican leader to challenge Limbaugh —

the chairman of the Republican National Committee —

even called Rush to apologize just a few days later.

But we have no apologies for Rush, just a message.

We need you to come up with a slogan, in ten words

or less, that we’ll put on a billboard where he can’t

miss it — in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Can you help us come up with a message for Rush

that we’ll place on a billboard right in his hometown?

We’ll go through all the slogans we get, and the winner

will have his or her message appear on the billboard —

and receive a free T-shirt featuring the winning slogan.

If Republican leaders aren’t willing to tell Rush,

then we will. Americans want President Obama to succeed.

Our country’s future depends on it. Rooting for the

President’s failure is rooting for our country to fail.

To get America back on a path to prosperity,

we’ll need to leave behind the failed partisan

attack politics of the past.

Americans voted for a new direction in November.

Choosing Rush Limbaugh to be the voice of their party —

as Republican leaders have done — is not the answer.

Send in your suggestion of ten words or less for a

billboard and we’ll choose the best one to put in Rush’s own “backyard”:

http://www.democrats.org/rushbillboard

Thanks,

Jen

Jen O’Malley Dillon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee

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Rush Limbaugh’s Greatest Hits

Rush Limbaugh’s Greatest Hits

Rush Limbaugh Slams ‘Butt Boys’ in Press Corps, But Not Tapper

Jake Tapper is making his bones holding  Obama’s feet to the fire.  I’m glad to have a President who encourages that.

Rush Limbaugh Slams ‘Butt Boys’ in Press Corps, But Not Tapper