Video: Rush Limbaugh’s July 4th speech to Joplin, Missouri

posted at 9:31 pm on July 5, 2011 by Allahpundit

Per reader request, via RebootCongress, a feelgood palate cleanser as we finally start to leave the news orbit of the holiday. Question: What’s an all-American city to do on Independence Day after it’s been decimated by one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history?

Answer: Go all out, of course.

That’s right; plans were changed. Monday’s celebration of the Fourth in the partially destroyed city of Joplin will be bigger and louder and better than ever, and will end with an extended display of glittery starbursts designed to brighten the faces of all looking skyward.

There will be ice cream, and games, and country-western music, and inflatable bouncy houses, and fellow Missourian Rush Limbaugh, who will seize the moment to promote an iced tea drink flavored with Tea Party fervor. But there will be no references to the tornado that killed 158 people: no American Red Cross booth; no salespeople for Twister Safe and other tornado-protection products. “We want to have one day without thinking about it,” Beth Peacock, the events manager for the city’s parks, explained. “Tuesday’s going to be here soon enough.”…

City officials say they have carted off well more than a third of the debris. After that comes the more painful task of demolition. It is one thing to clear away the Elks Lodge, or that old supermarket off Main Street, and quite another when it’s your house, and you think you might, might, be able to save it — but the city disagrees.

In fact, Joplin should not be mistaken for a damaged utopia, where all the people are on their best behavior and in agreement with everything said and done. Joplin is human. Here a sign says “God Bless Joplin,” and there another says, “No Trespassing — We Are Watching.”

Limbaugh’s site has a transcript but the clip’s less than 10 minutes. No politics, either; just “uplift,” in the words of the man himself. Exit quotation: “We’re there for each other when times require it. Joplin, Missouri, you are defining that in the last month.”

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Maha Rushys Revolution!!

Excellent!

canopfor on July 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM

leftists, elites, dave brooks democrats, etc…They will never get it.

rob verdi on July 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Rush, in the words of one your pale imitators, you are a Great American.

Lawdawg86 on July 5, 2011 at 9:37 PM

“Did Rush ride to Joplin in his solid-gold chariot pulled by a team of enslaved brown people???”

-average leftie

Bishop on July 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM

In fact, Joplin should not be mistaken for a damaged utopia, where all the people are on their best behavior and in agreement with everything said and done. Joplin is human. Here a sign says “God Bless Joplin,” and there another says, “No Trespassing — We Are Watching.”

Well, that’s relieving. I knew that there was more violence and corruption in Joplin than NOLA.

MeatHeadinCA on July 5, 2011 at 9:39 PM

AllahPundit praising a speech about God…?

itsnotaboutme on July 5, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Amazing – the entire bible belt has had a tough year…I haven’t heard any spoiled brat “rap stars” decrying how Obozo doesn’t “like” them…..simply stupifying.

In fact, I’ve hardly heard anything about the floods and tornados on the “news” at all.

KMC1 on July 5, 2011 at 9:44 PM

RUSH: The power of the individual. They knew that people using their God-given gifts — their own ambition and desires — could exceed their own expectations, could realize their dreams, and in so doing create the best and most prosperous country in the history of civilization. But there’s one other element to American exceptionalism. This is a term, when people bandy it about, they think, “Well, we’re better than everybody else.

We’re exceptional.” That’s not what it means. The history of the world is oppression, tyranny, dungeons. Not here.

We are an exception to the way human beings have always lived on this planet. This is a nation blessed by God.
======================================================

Amen,

and the best way to express my feelings of America,
is through Gordon Sinclair!!

The Americans: A Canadian’s Opinion By Gordon Sinclair
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ_okAgAUGE

canopfor on July 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM

AllahPundit praising a speech about God…?

itsnotaboutme on July 5, 2011 at 9:41 PM

itsnotaboutme:No,Rush was!(sarc).

canopfor on July 5, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Heard this on his broadcast today. What a wonderful thing he did for the town. I’m so glad Joplin itself decided to celebrate the 4th in a big way, even if Rush had never shown up. The devastation reminds me of pics I’ve seen of Japan after the tsunami hit. That country is slowly coming back to life as well: http://in.news.yahoo.com/japan-tsunami-and-earthquake–three-months-later-20110613.html

BTW, Rush’s tea is pretty good; I’ve tried the diet plain, am going to order the diet raspberry soon. I might like that better. I hope he puts out a peach flavor as well.

Thanks for posting this, AP.

theotherone on July 5, 2011 at 9:50 PM

El Rushbo is feeling the heat now that Glenn Beck has taken over top spot among American conservatives. I think you’ll see a lot more of Rush i the coming months.

NickDeringer on July 5, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Has he gained the weight back?

He does not look good.

Words great……he looky not so great.

PappyD61 on July 5, 2011 at 9:53 PM

the man, the myth, the legend.
Maha Rushie can do a cohernet half hour speech on American exceptionalism with no prior notice and without notecards or a teleprompter, and of course,,,with half his brain tied behind his back.lol

exceller on July 5, 2011 at 9:54 PM

El Rushbo is feeling the heat now that Glenn Beck has taken over top spot among American conservatives. I think you’ll see a lot more of Rush i the coming months.

NickDeringer on July 5, 2011 at 9:52 PM

I love me some Beck, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2011 at 9:55 PM

And we liked the Tea as well.

We bought the plain, and we got it “el quicko”.

PappyD61 on July 5, 2011 at 9:55 PM

El Rushbo is feeling the heat now that Glenn Beck has taken over top spot among American conservatives. I think you’ll see a lot more of Rush i the coming months.

NickDeringer on July 5, 2011 at 9:52 PM

That this is all you take from this shows us how small you really are.

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 9:56 PM

OT/ As a proud California I’m happy to inform you that the legislature just passed a bill requiring schools to teach the Historic contributions gays, lesbians, transsexuals, and transgenders have done for our State. I’m so proud that you must now tell our Children that a persons sexual preferences makes them an exemplary hero to be looked up to….

/s…. was that necessary?

sandee on July 5, 2011 at 9:57 PM

canopfor on July 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM

This is the version I grew up with. Not sure but I think this is the origional.

Byron MacGregor – The Americans (CKLW radio)

mechkiller_k on July 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM

The man’s got class. If it were Ed Schultz, he’d be saying “Bush made that tornado hit your city!”

Tony737 on July 5, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Not in my classroom, Sandee.

Bob's Kid on July 5, 2011 at 10:04 PM

See, that’s the thing about Rush…there is no one on the left like him.

There’s radio hosts on both sides, and bad apples in each lot. There are pundits on each side, ideologues on each side, TV presenters on each side. While not making a direct comparison, while the left has Keith Olbermann, we have Glenn Beck. Both sides have reasons to dislike the other, and the middle has reasons to dislike both.

…and yes, some people on the left dislike Rush. However, some don’t. Very few on the right dislike him. Very few in the center dislike him. He, as a person, is able to draw to him people from all sides, and treats them with respect. He’ll talk to a leftist with actual respect, in hopes of actually getting them to consider a new perspective…not through coercion or insult, but through restrained, honest dialogue and discourse. Hell, he’s even met up with Bill Clinton, possibly his biggest adversary, and been cordial and congenial…and even Slick Willie seemed to like him.

The left doesn’t have anyone who comes close to comparing. He’s a great man, and truly one-of-a-kind.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 10:05 PM

sandee on July 5, 2011 at 9:57 PM

I just used the phone today and was thinking to myself, gee, I am glad Alexander Bell was straight. I mean having his invention so close to my body.
/

Electrongod on July 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM

El Rushbo is feeling the heat now that Glenn Beck has taken over top spot among American conservatives. I think you’ll see a lot more of Rush i the coming months.

NickDeringer on July 5, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Do pardon me for not being terribly interested in a chest-thumping contest between a gasbag and a lunatic.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Do pardon me for not being terribly interested in a chest-thumping contest between a gasbag and a lunatic.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:07 PM

You don’t like Rush or Beck? I don’t dare ask about Palin.

Which voices on the right do you enjoy? Krauthammer? Medved? Frum? (shudder)

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2011 at 10:10 PM

just used the phone today and was thinking to myself, gee, I am glad Alexander Bell was straight. I mean having his invention so close to my body.
/

Electrongod on July 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM

The best part was their argument that Woman and minorities are represented in history books for their contributions so gays should be also represented .The thing is that gays/lesbians etc. are already represented for the most part by being female, minorities, and all the other protected classes. Why single them out by virtue of their sex habits?

sandee on July 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM

El Rushbo is feeling the heat now that Glenn Beck has taken over top spot among American conservatives. I think you’ll see a lot more of Rush i the coming months.

NickDeringer on July 5, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Really? I love Rush, and I find Beck downright weird.

Lawdawg86 on July 5, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Has he gained the weight back?

He does not look good.

Words great……he looky not so great.

PappyD61 on July 5, 2011 at 9:53 PM

PappyD61:It looked that way to me as well!:)

canopfor on July 5, 2011 at 10:14 PM

While not making a direct comparison, while the left has Keith Olbermann, we have Glenn Beck.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 10:05 PM

WTF are you trying to say? Beck doesn’t belong in the same paragraph as KO.

disa on July 5, 2011 at 10:15 PM

I sure hope he starts speaking around the country in the months heading into 2012.

ohiobabe on July 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM

canopfor on July 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM
============================
This is the version I grew up with. Not sure but I think this is the origional.

Byron MacGregor – The Americans (CKLW radio)

mechkiller_k on July 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM

mechkiller_k:That one is also superb,thank-you for the
Linky!!

canopfor on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

I love both Rush and Glenn…they’re completely different.

I must say this, though: Glenn provided a real education in a way that Rush doesn’t even attempt.

disa on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

You don’t like Rush or Beck? I don’t dare ask about Palin.

Which voices on the right do you enjoy? Krauthammer? Medved? Frum? (shudder)

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Palin at least is pretty, though I don’t get the people who think she’ll be the magic cure-all in 2012.

Coulter is a brilliant writer, smoking hot, and dead on target when she isn’t in full-bore looney-tune mode (which isn’t too often). IMO she’s a more sane literary version of Ron Paul.

Never heard of Krauthammer, and only know Frum by name. Used to listen to Medved on Internet Radio – even called in and got on-air once when the topic was tattoos. I wasn’t astounded by his show but he’s no slouch either.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Why single them out by virtue of their sex habits?

sandee on July 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I hear ya.

Electrongod on July 5, 2011 at 10:18 PM

WTF are you trying to say? Beck doesn’t belong in the same paragraph as KO.

disa on July 5, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Oh, untwist your panties. I was saying they’re the left-wing and right-wing TV personalities du jour.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Do pardon me for not being terribly interested in a chest-thumping contest between a gasbag and a lunatic.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:07 PM

The chest-thumping contest doesn’t exist, except as a construct in Nick Derringers mind. Your disinterest, as well as your disdain for two successful entrepreneurs, is noted.

Now, can we go back to celebrating Rush’s uplifting take on true American Exceptionalism?

Thanks.

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Never heard of Krauthammer

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Praise the Lord. There is hope for us yet.

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Never heard of Krauthammer…

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Ever hear of Bing?

Sheesh!

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 10:22 PM

he left doesn’t have anyone who comes close to comparing. He’s a great man, and truly one-of-a-kind.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Aaaaamen. Preach it, brother.

theotherone on July 5, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Never heard of Krauthammer, and only know Frum by name.
Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

So you are an inexperienced, ignorant political neophyte whose opinions are worth as much as your 401K.

Let me guess you, are one of those kids who were told what to think about Rush before you even knew where to listen to him.

ClassicCon on July 5, 2011 at 10:27 PM

The most impressive part of Rush’s speech. He speaks from the heart and off the cuff. Every thing he say he means and believes. How many of our elected officials or even other media personalities could pull off a speech that good, that long and that sincerely heartfelt. Rush isn’t in a class by himself. He created a new class that few will ever be able to rise to.

Tommy_G on July 5, 2011 at 10:35 PM

So you are an inexperienced, ignorant political neophyte whose opinions are worth as much as your 401K.

ClassicContemptable on July 5, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Did the nurses forget to give you your pills this morning, or are you just a simpering, stupid old fart by nature?

Here’s a free clue for you, assmunch: not being part of whatever lame-o fanclub you’re in means NOTHING about political knowledge.

Let me guess you, are one of those kids who were told what to think about Rush before you even knew where to listen to him.

As usual, you’re wrong.

Rush panders to the lowest common denominator of the right; loud, proud, and fat in both stomach and mouth. Glenn Beck at least TRIES to be educational.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Hey mechkiller, Gordon Sinclair was the ORIGINAL, he wrote and spoke it from PERSONAL experience, the other guy was channeling LORNE GREENE when he recorded it.

bigmike on July 5, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Rush is awesome.

justltl on July 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Never heard of Krauthammer, and only know Frum by name.
Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Uncle Sam was a propaganda tool invented by the Wilson administration.

darwin-t on July 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Upthread, you claimed never to have heard of Krauthammer, and took an imaginary contest (cited by another poster, without proofs,) as real.

Then, people questioned your political depth.

Why didn’t you expect this response?

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Uncle Sam was a propaganda tool invented by the Wilson administration.

darwin-t on July 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM

He had to pick that name. “Founding Father’s Son” was already taken.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 10:47 PM

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I thought it was a fairly clever name; a subtle tip o’ the hat to Irving Berlin.

Not impressed with the words that appear above his screen name, though.

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM

He’s still the best.

Zorro on July 5, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Never heard of Krauthammer, and only know Frum by name.
Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Besides being a master of insightful polemics,
you’re a real cornucopia of political knowledge.
A genuine doyen of the Kos and HuffPo copy and paste universe.
Go back to your Playstation terminal.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on July 5, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on July 5, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Ouch!
(What happened to primum non nocerum? – cause that’s gonna leave a mark, doc!)

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Rush panders to the lowest common denominator of the right; loud, proud, and fat in both stomach and mouth. Glenn Beck at least TRIES to be educational.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Somebody left the bug zapper off and the screen door open.

Yoop on July 5, 2011 at 10:58 PM

If we are going to get so many new people there should at least be an opportunity for Bishop to mess with them.

Cindy Munford on July 5, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Never heard of Krauthammer, and only know Frum by name.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

So you really know very little about the American conservative political scene.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:00 PM

If we are going to get so many new people there should at least be an opportunity for Bishop to mess with them.

Cindy Munford on July 5, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Having once left an opening for Bishop, and being appropriately stomped, I agree!

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 11:01 PM

That this is all you take from this shows us how small you really are.

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 9:56 PM

You have to excuse Nick Derringer. He has a small caliber brain.

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:01 PM

If we are going to get so many new people there should at least be an opportunity for Bishop to mess with them.

Cindy Munford on July 5, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Bishop needs to have his own blog.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:03 PM

So you really know very little about the American conservative political scene.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:00 PM

What do Krathammer and Frum – especially Frum – have to do with the American conservative political scene?

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:03 PM

massrighty on July 5, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Sometimes you gotta go Kevorkian on somebody’s a$$.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on July 5, 2011 at 11:05 PM

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:03 PM

No!!! He must always stay here and be a trouble maker.

Cindy Munford on July 5, 2011 at 11:06 PM

What do Krathammer and Frum – especially Frum – have to do with the American conservative political scene?

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:03 PM

They’re high-profile conservative pundits. Whether you like what they have to say has little to do with it.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:07 PM

In ten minutes, just ten minutes, the man was able to convey the entire concept of individual liberty and how prescient the Founders were in setting up a system to encourage same, notions that take years for high school teachers or college professors to explain, and mostly misexplain (a little GWB thrown in there for those of you in Rio Linda). We are blessed to have been born in or to have come (legally) to this place, and to have a messenger like Limbaugh to keep those original fires aburnin’.

God Bless the people from Joplin and from the other tornado-struck and flood-damaged places in the South and Midwest this year. Can’t wait for y’all to come back strong and kick some ass. You do us all proud!

TXUS on July 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Frum is a conservative? Then I presume you view Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi as moderates.

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Do pardon me for not being terribly interested in a chest-thumping contest between a gasbag and a lunatic.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Hey, no one’s making you watch Obama and Biden chat each other up, ya know.

Midas on July 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I can’t stay. (Although I see MadCon is here and how nice would it be to thrash him around for a while?)

I believe people when they say they just don’t like Rush. Great, they certainly have that right. He is bombastic, tongue in cheek, and at times intense. But one thing is apparent; the people who try to throw out criticisms of Limbaugh, who try to dissuade people from listening to him, always come off sounding clueless about him. Most times, I get the impression they never even listened to him once.

Great speech, Rush.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM

(Although I see MadCon is here and how nice would it be to thrash him around for a while?)

I’d love a massage, honey.

I believe people when they say they just don’t like Rush. Great, they certainly have that right. He is bombastic, tongue in cheek, and at times intense. But one thing is apparent; the people who try to throw out criticisms of Limbaugh, who try to dissuade people from listening to him, always come off sounding clueless about him. Most times, I get the impression they never even listened to him once.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Yep.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:03 PM

No!!! He must always stay here and be a trouble maker.

Cindy Munford on July 5, 2011 at 11:06 PM

I think he can do both, Cindy.

Bishop, if you’re reading these, I’m still ready to sponsor your blog.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM

What do Krathammer and Frum – especially Frum – have to do with the American conservative political scene?

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:03 PM

They tend be critics of conservative grassroots favorites. They are also usually deemed sages by those who don’t like Rush, Beck, or Palin. Other than that, not much.

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Yep.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Oh sure. Agree with one of my comments so I have to stick around for one more and say something agreeable to you.

Thinking… thinking…

Okay, you’re very polite tonight. BTW, I think it’s about time for you to venture out from the Green Room and consider a blog of your own too. We need more Conservative sites with bloggers who aren’t willing to take crap off of anyone.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Well said. Frum is the “house conservative” at CNN (meaning he toes the CNN party line). He is only viewed as a “conservative” by liberals who love it when he trashes real conservatives and conservative ideas and by Madison Conservative.

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Rush’s best talent is his uncanny ability to know what the left will do before they do it. He’s the moonbat whisperer.

mpk on July 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM

He’s the moonbat whisperer.

mpk on July 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM

That’s funny.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:23 PM

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM

As on Hot Air, just because you don’t like somebody’s opinions or style doesn’t make them not conservative. Frum’s a squishy conservative, but still a conservative. Same with Brooks, Noonan, Will, and all the rest of the “blueblood East Coast establishment country club Republicans” that were cast out in recent years.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Had one before I was in the Green Room. Went stale. I don’t have the stamina to maintain a worthwhile blog. Hell, I barely post in the GR anymore as it is. Politics these days are tiring. Easy to burn out. Could try a multi-focused blog, but how many of those gain any traction?

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Rush’s best talent is his uncanny ability to know what the left will do before they do it. He’s the moonbat whisperer.

mpk on July 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Moonbat Whisperer. You need to send that in to his email. I can see him making a funny promo out of it. Perfect.

TXUS on July 5, 2011 at 11:27 PM

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Had one before I was in the Green Room. Went stale. I don’t have the stamina to maintain a worthwhile blog. Hell, I barely post in the GR anymore as it is. Politics these days are tiring. Easy to burn out. Could try a multi-focused blog, but how many of those gain any traction?

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Pffft. It’s a good thing “you” weren’t in charge of the Navy after the Nazis attacked Pearl Harbor.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Pffft. It’s a good thing “you” weren’t in charge of the Navy after the Nazis attacked Pearl Harbor.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Pffft. I’d have just gotten the Army Air Corps to drop tentacle porn and these over all Japanese military bases. Their soldiers would be helpless. War won in a day.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Frum’s Benedict Arnold is a squishy conservative patriotic American, but still a conservative partiotic American.

Makes as much sense.

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:39 PM

It’s a good thing “you” weren’t in charge of the Navy after the Nazis attacked Pearl Harbor. – Hawkdriver

I thought that was the North Koreans?

Tony737 on July 5, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Makes as much sense.

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Yes, absolutely. David Frum is equivalent to the most famous defector and traitor in United States history. You’re so reasonable.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Tony737 on July 5, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Geez, I missed that.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:43 PM

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Had to Google it. I will not discuss this with Mrs Hawk. You shouldn’t mention that you know anything about it again either.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Tony737 on July 5, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Geez, I missed that.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Really? I guess you are blogging too much.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2011 at 11:48 PM

He’s the moonbat whisperer.

mpk on July 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM

That’s terrific. I second that you should send it in to Rush. I bet he would love it.

INC on July 5, 2011 at 11:49 PM

God bless Rush and Joplin, too…

StarLady on July 6, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Coulter is a brilliant writer, smoking hot,

writer yes, ehh?

Sonosam on July 6, 2011 at 2:16 AM

I do think Rush is going to feel the heat from Beck.

Rush’s talent is unmatched. He’s the John Coltrane of the mic….an improvisational master.

However, what Beck is trying to do via is GBTV is unlike anything any radio talk show personality has attempted. He is literally trying to redefine the news medium for the Internet age.

He is way out in front of Rush in terms of his ambition and goals. Rush will begin to look like a dinosaur…..maybe.

Most of all I think Rush will be compelled to be a bit more public about his charity work, as Beck will be out in the field more and more.

I congradulate both on their success and frankly hope Rush doesn’t change a thing,……and that Beck succeeds wildly in redefining news.

rickyricardo on July 6, 2011 at 3:31 AM

I do think Rush is going to feel the heat from Beck.

Rush’s talent is unmatched. He’s the John Coltrane of the mic….an improvisational master.

However, what Beck is trying to do via is GBTV is unlike anything any radio talk show personality has attempted. He is literally trying to redefine the news medium for the Internet age.

He is way out in front of Rush in terms of his ambition and goals. Rush will begin to look like a dinosaur…..maybe.

Most of all I think Rush will be compelled to be a bit more public about his charity work, as Beck will be out in the field more and more.

I congradulate both on their success and frankly hope Rush doesn’t change a thing,……and that Beck succeeds wildly in redefining news.

rickyricardo on July 6, 2011 at 3:31 AM

With all due respect to you and Beck, the idea that he will put pressure on Rush is nuts. Beck just lost his national TV audience and his radio show, while very strong, is not near Rush or Hannity for that matter. I hope Glenn does well but I don’t see him or anyone else out there giving ElRushbo any problems whatsoever.

Big Orange on July 6, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Beck just lost his national TV audience and his radio show

Huh? He lost his radio show? I did not know that! Fox show, yes I know that. When did they stop broadcasting his radio show?

IowaWoman on July 6, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Huh? He lost his radio show? I did not know that! Fox show, yes I know that. When did they stop broadcasting his radio show?

IowaWoman on July 6, 2011 at 7:15 AM

I was an occassional listener on WOR in NY, but it hasn’t been on in months. Mike Gallagher has that time slot now.

On topic, Rush Hudson Limbaugh. MMMM MMMM MMMM!

Naturally Curly on July 6, 2011 at 7:37 AM

The Maha Rushie rocks!

petefrt on July 6, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Rush could recite the alphabet and make it sound uplifting. That’s why people listen to him. He gave a passionate speech about what We the People are all about, gave out some free tea to provide some inspiration to the folks who were there to enjoy the 4th. This is what American and Americans are all about.

Kissmygrits on July 6, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Do pardon me for not being terribly interested in a chest-thumping contest between a gasbag and a lunatic.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Hey, no one’s making you watch Obama and Biden chat each other up, ya know.

Midas on July 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Which is which?

Dasher on July 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Rush could recite the alphabet and make it sound uplifting. That’s why people listen to him. He gave a passionate speech about what We the People are all about, gave out some free tea to provide some inspiration to the folks who were there to enjoy the 4th. This is what American and Americans are all about.

Kissmygrits on July 6, 2011 at 9:06 AM

I have been listening to Rush since 1991, and still find it amazing how he can deliver a speech without preparation or notes. Not just this 10 minute one but those like his 90 minute one at CPAC a few years ago.

Rush never grows old, but I stopped watching Glenn Beck sometime ago, he is just too depressing for me.

Dasher on July 6, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Beck just lost his national TV audience and his radio show

Huh? He lost his radio show? I did not know that! Fox show, yes I know that. When did they stop broadcasting his radio show?

IowaWoman on July 6, 2011 at 7:15 AM

While not a regular listener of GB he is still on the radio with at 400 stations + … http://www.glennbeck.com/content/radio/

Dasher on July 6, 2011 at 9:24 AM

They’re high-profile conservative pundits. Whether you like what they have to say has little to do with it.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2011 at 11:07 PM

You should caveat that Frum poses as a conservative, but is at best a center-left republican. And that Krauthammer is at best a Reagan Democrat cum Republican. that said, they’re useful pundits for the rightwing political landscape.

AH_C on July 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Never heard of Krauthammer, and only know Frum by name.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Says the one who thinks Beck & Rush are lunatic gasbags

They tend be critics of conservative grassroots favorites. They are also usually deemed sages by those who don’t like Rush, Beck, or Palin. Other than that, not much.

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Houston calling USN; then Krauthammer, Frum and Brooks should be just your cup of tea.

AH_C on July 6, 2011 at 11:22 AM

:o(…where did the vid go?

christene on July 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM