Audio: Rush Limbaugh goes on a parody tear against McCain

posted at 4:46 pm on January 29, 2008 by Bryan

Some of Rush Limbaugh’s listeners wanted him to shut up with all the criticism about McCain today. So he did.

By the way, the front-page thumbnail came from this clip.

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For a guy that doesn’t endorse candidates, it’s pretty clear who he anti-endorses and, by deduction, who he’s endorsing…

Vizzini on January 29, 2008 at 4:49 PM

I seriously think Rush wants a McCain win. It would be like a treasure trove of material for him. But then Im sure he woouldnt mind any of the candidates winning now he could have sport with any of them.

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM

I seriously think Rush wants a McCain win.
William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Seriously? I doubt Rush is about material.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Take a walk on the wild side.

Weebork on January 29, 2008 at 4:52 PM

“The party can go to hell, and lose the Senate as well, John is the lady that he loves the best….”
Can’t be said or sung any better.

Sugar Land on January 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

El presidente! El presidente Mc Cain!

NTWR on January 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Seriously? I doubt Rush is about material.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 4:52 PM

dude the Clintons MADE Rush a success. Think he would have gotten any airtime if George Bush had beaten Bubba ?

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Classics. Instant classics.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

I seriously think Rush wants a McCain win. It would be like a treasure trove of material for him. But then Im sure he woouldnt mind any of the candidates winning now he could have sport with any of them.

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Wishful thinking at best.

Rush has to do a 3 hour show 5 days a week. I had a bried radio show at our University, and let me tell you, pulling together 2 hours of quality commentary for a weekly show is ridiculously hard.

One idiotic hotheaded Maverick nominee cannot fill a 3-hour timeslot for a single day, nevermind weeks.

BKennedy on January 29, 2008 at 4:56 PM

I am guessing Rush did not vote for McShamnesty this morning.

EJDolbow on January 29, 2008 at 4:57 PM

McCains record speaks on it’s own. Rush is calling as it is. I agree with him. The media loves him because he’s not a real conservative. I’ve asked many dems to tell me which GOP candidate they would vote for…They all said McCain. Everyone knows he’s not a true conservative… Tom Cruise was more of a Maverick in Top Gun… He’s a political hack!

As a hero to this nation, I have great respect for him. He and his fellow warriors have given much to this country!

cattekc on January 29, 2008 at 4:57 PM

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

dude Did you just give credit to the Clintons as for the reason for Rush? Rush MADE Rush a success. Where have you been for the past 8 years?

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 4:58 PM

Oh, that’s a very good question. Did Rush vote in the primary and if so, who did he vote for?

Weebork on January 29, 2008 at 5:00 PM

dude Did you just give credit to the Clintons as for the reason for Rush? Rush MADE Rush a success. Where have you been for the past 8 years?

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 4:58 PM

Im not taking away Rush’s hard work but you have to admit slick willy is good material no matter who covers him.

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 5:01 PM

El presidente! El presidente Mc Cain!

NTWR on January 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Moroni Mitt. Golden Plates

Chakra Hammer on January 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Im not taking away Rush’s hard work but you have to admit slick willy is good material no matter who covers him.

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Yeah /s . . . But what does that have to do with the other?

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Originally Rush wanted Fred. Without Fred, he wants Mitt. Just because he doesn’t endorse, doesn’t mean can’t criticize people who disagree with him.

AbaddonsReign on January 29, 2008 at 5:06 PM

McCaine has become spearhead leader of the “New Right”. The “New Right” appears to be allot like the “Old Left”

Egfrow on January 29, 2008 at 5:07 PM

The fact that John F’ing Kerry considered Maverick for his running mate, AND IT SURPRISED NOT A SOUL, (as in, wait, there’s no way Kerry would ask a conservative… or, wait, there’s no way he could think that a sitting Senator would screw his party and his party’s sitting President) tells you all you need to know about the man.

Sugar Land on January 29, 2008 at 5:07 PM

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Then again, “Minors, dude, minors.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Chakra Hammer on January 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Stop the threadjacking.

Bryan on January 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Chakra Hammer on January 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Whoooop, Whoooop – Completely unrelated Anti-Mormon topic hijack detected!!

SkinnerVic on January 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Chakra Hammer on January 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Evidently, you have no point to make…

CliffHanger on January 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Did Rush vote in the primary and if so, who did he vote for?

Weebork on January 29, 2008 at 5:00 PM

I’d say he wrote his own name in.

Brat on January 29, 2008 at 5:12 PM

I heard some of this coming home from class this afternoon. Did he actually spend the whole last half-hour playing parodies?

Ian on January 29, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Bryan on January 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM

One click, Bryan. Just one click and *poof*, another one disappears…

CliffHanger on January 29, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Lettuce have some straight talk.

$50 an hour, according to the McCain economic theory.

And no American would… or even could… do the job.

My friends, we’re too lazy, according to Johnny.

profitsbeard on January 29, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Bryan, you’re probably like faster posting on that just because you like know the site owner or something? Showoff, pfff /s

SkinnerVic on January 29, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Thanks Bryan.

McCain singing “No one’s gonna rain on my parade”? What an idiot.

Sultry Beauty on January 29, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Bryan on January 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Are you just now noticing??

Sultry Beauty on January 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Ah, more tasty chum from our friend Chakra, but it’s against my religion to eat too much red meat.

Back on topic, I thought Rush’s McAmnesty version of “Be Our Guest” was hilarious.

drflykilla on January 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Rush is right. Better to let the country die in Hell under Hillary than by her RINO analogue. COnversely, better still for Mitt to pwn Florida, “independent” voter fraud and all.

Spanglemaker on January 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Chakra Hammer on January 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Stop the threadjacking.

Bryan on January 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Hammer meet Arm. Long Arm.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM

One click, Bryan. Just one click and *poof*, another one disappears…

CliffHanger on January 29, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Don’t click ’til it hurts; click ’til it feels good.

fourstringfuror on January 29, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Ian on January 29, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Pretty much the last 25-30 minutes. Had my dad and I in tears.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 5:18 PM

Sultry Beauty on January 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM

I try to be lenient, but I’m tired of this one and that other one that’s over in the Ron Paul thread.

Bryan on January 29, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Moroni Mitt. Golden Plates

Chakra Hammer on January 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

As an evangelical Christian, I disagree with Mitt on all things pertaining to Bible and Theology.

But he is espousing conservative positions on key political issues, despite his time spent in Taxachusetts, therefore Mitt has earned my support. Besides, I am supporting Mitt for president of the United States, and not as a preacher or teacher of theology.

Go Mitt Romney!!!!

I seriously think Rush wants a McCain win. It would be like a treasure trove of material for him. But then Im sure he woouldnt mind any of the candidates winning now he could have sport with any of them.

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM

I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with you on this one, my friend.

ColtsFan on January 29, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Bryan on January 29, 2008 at 5:19 PM

But we do enjoy bringing balance to their farce!

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 5:21 PM

I am not sure Rush would have voted for Fred. My guess is that if he voted early, like many did, I am not sure if Fred was on the ballot then. And if he voted today, I’m sure Rush knew Fred wasn’t going to make it. If Rush was going to vote anyway, I am not so sure he would vote for someone who isn’t running.

I believe this because I wouldn’t either.

Weebork on January 29, 2008 at 5:26 PM

er…

Some clarification…

I believe Rush would do this because I wouldn’t vote for someone who isn’t running anymore either.

Weebork on January 29, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Well, this answers my question partly.

Weebork on January 29, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Moroni Mitt. Golden Plates

Chakra Hammer on January 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Does anyone read things like that and see anything other than bigotry? I will say one thing, Mitt’s Mormonism isn’t affecting my thoughts of him at all, but Huck’s blatant abuse of his Christianity has made me ill. “Anyone but Huck 08″

blankminde on January 29, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Rush will be a success no matter who wins. He started in the late 80′s. He was a success through Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush. He will continue to be through Clinton or Obama if McCain gets the nomination.

At least until they force the “Fairness Doctrine” on us again and/or we lose the war and start living under Sharia Law.

Voidseeker on January 29, 2008 at 5:34 PM

Watch out i have happy feet ………………………

Mojack420 on January 29, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Does anyone read things like that and see anything other than bigotry? I will say one thing, Mitt’s Mormonism isn’t affecting my thoughts of him at all, but Huck’s blatant abuse of his Christianity has made me ill. “Anyone but Huck 08″

blankminde on January 29, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Excellent point, concisely stated.

Huck’s misinterpreted Christianity sets convicted murders free due to subjective appeals and rewards law-breakers on the ill-founded basis of “Christian compassion”, in opposition to Romans chapter 13.

ColtsFan on January 29, 2008 at 5:43 PM

I try to be lenient, but I’m tired of this one and that other one that’s over in the Ron Paul thread.

Bryan on January 29, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Actually there are two over there…

NTWR on January 29, 2008 at 5:50 PM

I thought that McCain/Streisand parody was funny. That does not qualify him to run the country and doesn’t change the fact that he has a really nasty streak.

William Amos,

If for some gawd-awful reason McCain wins the nomination, Rush will have plenty of material to keep his audience informed and entertained.

Buy Danish on January 29, 2008 at 5:53 PM

thanks Bryan i dont think i have laughed that hard in a while.

Mojack420 on January 29, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Oh, that’s a very good question. Did Rush vote in the primary and if so, who did he vote for?

Weebork on January 29, 2008 at 5:00 PM

That’s easy! Rush voted for the only true conservative in the race. FRED! ;-p

ihasurnominashun on January 29, 2008 at 6:00 PM

You don’t ever tell Rush NOT to talk about something.

Joshua P. Allem on January 29, 2008 at 6:10 PM

There is just no substitute for Rush.

Like when Carson left the Tonight Show (no disrespect to Leno), talk radio will never be quite the same once he is gone.

Hawkins1701 on January 29, 2008 at 6:19 PM

Idiocy.

Dash on January 29, 2008 at 6:19 PM

Thanks Bryan.

McCain singing “No one’s gonna rain on my parade”? What an idiot.

Sultry Beauty on January 29, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Shouldn’t that be McCain singing “No one’s gonna rain on my Depends?”

TexasJew on January 29, 2008 at 6:32 PM

I think Rush will be at the golden EIB microphone forever!

God bless you Rush!

I tune in everyday. I’m addicted.

Conservaboomer on January 29, 2008 at 6:37 PM

dude the Clintons MADE Rush a success. Think he would have gotten any airtime if George Bush had beaten Bubba ?

Rush was already well known by the time Clinton became president. Remember the house of representatives bounced check fiasco? That was before Clinton.

It was Jan 1993, when Clinton was to take office, and the plethora of the “In…Out…” lists with Bush leaving and Clinton entering.

One of those had in the out section, Rush Limbaugh. Someone blew that prediction in a big way, he became even more popular.

firepilot on January 29, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Seriously? I doubt Rush is about material.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 4:52 PM

How about it? A little research might have helped Amos avoid yet another mindless comment by understanding that Limbaugh’s show was syndicated in 1988, and he was a full blown national media phenomenon before anyone outside of Little Rock had ever heard the name Clenis.

Jaibones on January 29, 2008 at 7:32 PM

PS Rush is unparalleled in conservative commentary, obviously.

Jaibones on January 29, 2008 at 7:33 PM

I love when Rush runs his spurs up McCain the RINO’s back. And he mocks his voice so well.

McCain is not good for this country. He is too much of a crooked politician. Not one ounce of statesman in him.

Zorro on January 29, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Like Rush, I am not a fan of McCain.

However, I did like this ….

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oTD7FP1mAYk

MsDollie on January 29, 2008 at 8:06 PM

Oh,Lord please for give us,Republicans are
having a riot this election,and yes Rush’s
show lately has been on fire,more fun than
a humanbeing should be allowed to have.Hehehehe

canopfor on January 29, 2008 at 8:18 PM

Like Rush,I’m not a fan of McCain.

MsDollie on January 29,2008 at 8:06PM.

MsDollie: Thanks for the link,kinda cute.
I’ve banned Barbra Streisand from
from my brain,I can’t help thinking
when McCain sings people who need people,
it should be “My friends who needs My friends”
hahaha

canopfor on January 29, 2008 at 8:27 PM

I don’t know. I just read Wikipedia’s “Political positions of Mitt Romney,” & it seems to me that, during the general election, the media & the Dem nominee will have fun with the huge number of left-to-right migrations in Mitt’s beliefs, all of them just in time for the presidential race.
I’d vote for either Mitt or J-Mac instead of any Dem. I wish Rush (& HA) would stop trashing J-Mac.

jgapinoy on January 29, 2008 at 8:43 PM

I’ll hold my nose. St John will wipe the floor with Hillary.

LtE126 on January 29, 2008 at 9:10 PM

I wish Rush (& HA) would stop trashing J-Mac.

jgapinoy on January 29, 2008 at 8:43 PM

J-Mac’s pandering senate record trashes J-Mac.

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 11:09 PM

I’ll hold my nose. St John will wipe the floor with Hillary.

LtE126 on January 29, 2008 at 9:10 PM

I doubt it. It’s possible but far from certain. Obama would crush him like a bug. This election is not looking good.

Jindal ’12!

vonspringer on January 29, 2008 at 11:55 PM

dude the Clintons MADE Rush a success. Think he would have gotten any airtime if George Bush had beaten Bubba ?

Dude, Rush was big *before* the Clintons hit the WH in ’92. Get a grip.

Midas on January 30, 2008 at 12:20 AM

MCAIN-FIENGOLD
MCAIN-KENNEDY
MCAIN-LIEBERMAN
GANG (BANG) OF 14..

the tragedy of HillaryObama aside, how do you expect me to get excited about this chump??

Dirthead on January 30, 2008 at 3:00 AM

I seriously think Rush wants a McCain win. It would be like a treasure trove of material for him. But then Im sure he woouldnt mind any of the candidates winning now he could have sport with any of them.

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM

They’ve said that about Rush for 20 years – and it hasn’t meant a thing. No matter who’s in office, he’ll still be on the air.

jdawg on January 30, 2008 at 9:37 AM

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Dude, do you ever listen to Rush, he doesn’t need material. I’m tired of this old Rush needs material shtick. If Bubba did it for him, then why didn’t he tank with GW in office. If I recall there were “Rush rooms” where you could eat lunch and listen to Rush in my town before Clinton ever got elected.

William Amos on January 29, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Sure Bubba may have provided material, but if he did he provided it for everyone, it’s not like Rush had an exclusive. Bubba may have launched Drudge, but not Rush.

Brat on January 29, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Why?

geckomon on January 29, 2008 at 4:52 PM
firepilot on January 29, 2008 at 6:50 PM
Jaibones on January 29, 2008 at 7:32 PM
Midas on January 30, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Ditto

infidel2 on January 30, 2008 at 9:49 AM

we are experiencing a bad turn for conservatism.
a significant portion of the base has gone soft and needy.
mC represents that shift. yuk.

jimmer on January 30, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Noonan was right about GWB destroying the RNC.

Look at who we are getting to vote for, all RHINOS except McCain who is further left than most Democrats.

ScottyDog on January 30, 2008 at 2:19 PM