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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rush Limbaugh spent part of his Friday show trying to put the controversy over the reform of the filibuster in terms his audience could understand — rape:

Of course, when the Democrats respond to unprecedented obstruction by changing the rules of the Senate, Limbaugh thinks about rape.

But when Republicans threatened to do the same exact thing in 2005, he called it “the constitutional option.”

The Constitution says nothing about this. The Constitution says simple majority, 51 votes. But because they’re invoking the filibuster, which, you know, the Senate can make up its own rules but not when they impose on the Constitution and not when they impose on the legislative branch. Separation of powers here. But if nobody stops them, they’re going to keep getting away with it. It’s up to the Senate Republicans to stop them.

Now, this is Point 2. There’s a so-called “nuclear” option, which I don’t like that term. Call it the Constitutional Option. It would end the use of the filibuster for judicial nominations.

Rush clearly remembers one of the two rules he’s supposed to live by: When Republicans do it, it’s right. But he’s forgetting the second rule that the GOP has been trying to enforce since the 2012 election: Stop talking about rape.

Rush Limbaugh Rape Filibuster

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  • angryspittle

    If only this deaf drug addicted asshole were mute too. One can dream.

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Please remember this – just because Rush said something in the past doesn’t mean that he really said it. At least that is how what passes for his logic appears to work.

  • JDavidS

    This fat, drug addicted, mysogynistic asshole is nothing but an embarrassment. His mother must be so proud. Every time he opens that portal to hell that he calls a mouth it becomes obvious why he’s been married 4 times and wasn’t bright enough to graduate from college.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      Hey listen..there is a recognized society IN HELL of fat, drug addicted, mysogynistic assholes and it’s president, appointed by Satan, is….Hermann Goering…and he is eagerly waiting for Rush to join him provided he brings Hermann a few thousand of those oxycodone pills…Hermann hasn’t had any pills since 1945 when the Nuremberg jailers took his away.

  • hollyhock

    Strange how many times he likes to bring rape into his rants.

    • Jane Caspar

      Yes, I noticed that and does anyone but me find his hand and arm gestures strangely divorced from what he says? It is mesmerizing to watch them in that odd arcing pattern going up and down continually like some mechanical doll that needs to be reset.

  • Kittens&Politics

    another victim of cameras and recording technology… poor rush.

  • mah101

    How unfair. There is a vast technological conspiracy that records everything Rush says and keeps it on file! How is he supposed to know what he said eight years ago? Doesn’t he have the right to say exactly the opposite when the other party is in control?

    Really, stop picking on Rush! He has enough problems to deal with, such as drug addiction, obesity, pedophilia, and misogyny! Leave him alone!

    [please have snark detectors finely tuned…, really the cretin should just drop off the face of the earth, but who wants to say something like that]

  • dana becker

    Wasn’t this A-hole supposed to go to Costa Rica once “socialized health care” passed?

    • Jim Myers

      Yes, but it’s okay for Rush to lie. As long as he maintains the Party line.

    • Lynda Groom

      Costa Rica provides universal health care to its citizens,which makes Rusbo’s comment even more funny.

  • clarenceswinney

    President Obama begged, pleaded but it was Republican filibusters of Judicial and Executive -branch nominees which created the Nuke. The last straw was when the Republican leadership
    announced, publicly, their intention to filibuster all of Obama’s nominees to the DC Circuit
    court simply because they didn’t want a Democratic president able to fill any more vacancies.
    Since WWII, there have been 168 Filibusters. 82 were on Obama nominees in five years.
    We will be served better without 168 Republicans in Congress.

    • JSquercia

      We can always count on you Clarence for fact filled arguments . Rush’s latest reminds ME of the quote from Animal Farm “All animals are EQUAL .Some are MORE equal than others” .

  • Chumba Wumba

    If we can make use of more knowledge than we actually know, we can overcome our natural ignorance and create useful things that apply others’ knowledge toward the situations we face.

  • highpckts

    This blow hard seems to have nothing but sex on his mind! His analogies usually end up with the same comparison one way or another! Sad man!!

  • howa4x

    He also called a college student a slut so the bar is set pretty low on him. He is so ridicules defending decency in America. It is amazing the evangelicals listen to him, what with 4 divorces, and a conviction for trying to buy Oxy, is he the one we should all look up to?

    • LotusJoan

      He does seem fixated on sex. He wanted to be able to watch anyone who received federal funds towards birth control having sex. I would imagine that it has been a long time since he has had any sex that was not paid dearly for. My guess is that it will be a long cold winter for this fat [email protected]

  • David Waggoner

    he sure is obsessed with criminal violent sex acts…. what a freak!