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Would Mitt Like To Fire Bain Employee Rush Limbaugh?

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Would Mitt Like To Fire Bain Employee Rush Limbaugh?


In the wake of Rush Limbaugh’s torrent of ignorant misogyny, just about everyone has jumped to condemn the conservative radio host’s comments. Several of Limbaugh’s corporate sponsors have dropped him, and politicians from both sides of the aisle — such as Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner — have denounced him. Even anti-contraception culture warrior Rick Santorum has labeled Limbaugh “absurd.”

One notable exception? Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, who has been silent on the issue. Here’s a fun possible reason why the “King of Bain” won’t speak up:

Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. ogmudbone March 3, 2012

    Bain may own Clear Channel but the Jews own National Memo. So you’re even.

  2. davida March 3, 2012

    As usual Mitty will wait to see which way the flow goes and then decide how it may help him. If he chooses wrong, then he’ll say he didn’t understand the question and change his answer.
    By the way, I think Rush Limbaugh’s an idiot!

  3. ebonycapamerica March 3, 2012

    I say Limbaugh should get all over himself with his brilliance and talk up a fiery storm………….

  4. tmclancy March 3, 2012

    As usual, Rush’s comments are being taken out of context, are being drained of any iota of a consideration of humor/exaggeration for effect, and are being used solely as a weapon by those who disagree with him and cannot make as strong points about their own beliefs. This woman’s complaint that her married friend could not afford to continue using birth control is outlandish; that is the issue, and that is what should be addressed.

  5. VlastaMolak March 3, 2012

    If health insurance covers viagra, it certainly should cover either condoms or other means of preventing unwanted pregnancy and STDs. While Rush may consider getting a stiffy a “health” issue, his view of avoiding abortion or unwanted pregnancy by using safe sex is medieval ;-)!

    However, this does not seam to be misogyny, as practiced in Saudi Arabia where they stone and behead women and lash them for driving or not wearing hijab. Obama bows to the Saudi king, who heads this Wahabe medieval evil kingdom where terrorists from 9/11 come from. Talking about misogyny, Obama’s caving in to Islamista is much worse than Romney making a good business decision about foolish Limbaugh.

  6. NancyMinter March 3, 2012

    A perfect example of why greed and arrogance are vices not virtues.
    We have all had a chance to read the “Don’t Let This Happen To You” chapter. It’s time to move on, and get the cretin off the air.

  7. jonashly March 3, 2012

    What is your understanding of “out of context”

  8. hgltraveling March 3, 2012

    There has to be a limit on first amendment rights to preclude the kind of idiocy propounded and polluting our airwaves by Rush and those like him. He has been abusing the first amendment with his inflammatory and manipulative rhetoric for years. When are we the people going to take a stand and say, enough is enough and kick his odious, smelly ass [and mouth] off the air, permanently. To allow him to profit from abusing our sensibilities and swaying the beliefs of those uneducated in “critical thinking skills” who are unable to analyze and discern the fallacies in his is twisted verbal diarrhea, is unfathomably reprehensible.

  9. D1it4fun March 3, 2012

    Why is it that other commentators are fired for disgusting remarks like “natty hos” and that fat hippocrite drug addict makes more money and is defended? To say Jews own National Memo and think all Jews think the same is as ignorant as saying all blacks are violent or all Irish are drunks and as an individual you have that right but using the public airways to vent your personal vitriol is unamerican.

  10. Howz 1 March 3, 2012

    Rush has been known for his outlandish statements but is also the idological backbone of the Republican party’s nasty side just like Grover Norquest is their guru on tax policy. Rush says what the Republican house is thinking but can’t say publically. He appeals to the red meat fans that think women should know their place, gays shouldn’t have any public position, and war is for tough guys. His audiance is of lower intelligence than the general populace. Mitt can’t fire him because to do so would spark a backlash from conservatives, and he can’t have that now. So pick your poison Mitt. Who do you want the backlash from? The fact that only the speaker said anything about Rush is to see how far right the Congress Republicans really are. The choice for thinking America has never been clearer.

  11. IndependentMinded March 3, 2012

    Oh where do I begin. First Rush’s comments were not taken out of context. They have been recorded and replayed constantly over the past 3 days. Was he a victim of his own hyperbole? Absolutely. Does that make his comment less egregious? Absolutely Not! Would others in a similar faux pas be immune to repercussions? Ask Don Imus. Secondly, There is no mandate that insurance companies cover erectile dysfunction aides and many chose not to. This is not on religious grounds but based on economics..they are expensive and in high demand. Rush’s issue with contraception is also economic based. Surely he believes in their use, he just doesn’t want insurance companies (not the government btw) to have to pay for it. The shame in this is that the true issue here, government mandates, is being obfuscated by a “sexier” issue to garner more press/publicity. Railing against mandates did not raise enough noise amongst the lemmings, but sex sells and that is how this was framed. Shame on congress, shame on Rush, and shame on me for getting irked enough to get sucked into this non issue!

  12. Sleipnir March 3, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh is a poor excuse for a human being that puts others down to make up for his own inadequacies. He is a fat drug addicted, sexually inadequate Viagra using moron. How he managed to have three wives is a mystery although they finally got some common sense and saw him for what he is. Anyone that listens to his venom is as sick as he is. If Romney had any balls he would repudiate him but he won’t until he feels it’s politically expedient and then he’ll do another flip flop. The sponsors that pulled their advertising were wise because their products would have been boycotted by women who make most of the buying decisions. Keep it up Rush, open mouth insert foot. Maybe we’ll get rid of you for good.

  13. san jose March 3, 2012

    If a woman who wants free birth control is a slut, then Limbaugh is a slug. Give Santorum credit for stating that Limbaugh’s comments were absurd, while Romney took his usual wishy-washy (but apparently self-dealing) position in stating that he “wouldn’t have put it that way” but not otherwise criticizing the comments or taking or calling for action against Limbaugh. Whether the government should mandate that insurance companies provide birth control is a legitimate topic for discussion. However, I cannot understand those who are against abortion also being opposed to birth control, since properly used condoms can prevent both pregnancy and the spread of disease and female contraception will at least reduce the likelihood of pregnancy (and the need for an abortion). Too many on the right seem to think that if a woman has sex outside of marriage she has committed a sin and should be punished (by catching VD/AIDS and/or getting pregnant), but this ignores the male’s role in the process and the consequences to society that result from the spread of disease and unwanted pregnancies (not to mention increasing the number of abortions). I also cannot understand those who call themselves libertarians such as Mr. Paul who want the government out of our lives except where the individual violates Mr. Paul’s and the Christian conservatives’ moral codes (by having sex outside marriage, by having abortions, etc.)

  14. Bigspender March 3, 2012

    Limbaugh says our college age women are sluts, and he should know because Rush is a kind of slut himself. As such he can claim a degree of authority on the topic of slutism. So says his supporters such as Bill O’Reilly. Well the women may be sluts as he claims but Rush is egg-sucking, chicken stealing gutter trash. I’d rather be a slut.

  15. nice boy March 3, 2012

    I have a vision of how Flush will spend eternity: He will be given a magnificent state-of-the-art studio, decorated beautifully, with two mikes bigger than anything he’s seen on Earth, One for him, one across the desk for Alan Berg. They will scream at each other 24/7, wondering why the call-in light never goes on, never knowing that there is no transmitter. R.I.P.

  16. JULIANGRANADA March 3, 2012

    He better show his real stature and integrity condemning Rush Limbaugh ugly remarks ,otherwise my vote will go other way.

  17. concernedusa7 March 4, 2012

    So Mitten’s BAIN CAPITAL (Capitalism Parasite), march hand in hand with Buffoon Limbaugh, the Pig dressed in clothing.

  18. CollineMirabiturc March 4, 2012

    Calling the lady, slut and prostitute, was bad enough, but his other statement really floored me. It sounded like, (okay, I’ll pay for your birth control, but I want my money’s worth, you have to video tape it (meaning the sex act) and post it on line so all of us can watch. To me he wanted to watch porno, and in exchange he would pay for contraceptives. Did, all of us, mean republican congressmen, or his buddies in the studio, his sponsors, or Rick, Mitt, and Newt? Is that pimpin?

  19. Realdealgal March 4, 2012

    If this Bain Capital is the managers of Clear Channel, this is probably why the African American community is being fed a shovel of sh——- everyday on the radio, in videos, on BET, VH1Soul, TV One etc. The revelation shows that the same people who are so bent on supporting the likes of Rush L. are also the people who are pushing this putrid filth on the radio stations. Songs which refer to women as Ho’s and B——-ches as well as esteeming violence and materialism. The plot thickens.mmm. The devil has exposed himself.

  20. pooh March 4, 2012

    A poor example of an American citzen. All he has ever done in his life is create hate and despair with anybody that disagrees with his thinking and he think everybody is wrong if they don’t agree with far sided ideas. I don’t listen to his (Hilter) shows and never plan to. He needs to be taken off air, and never allowed to be on public radio again!

  21. DAlnB March 4, 2012

    Does anyone have a list or a source where a list of sponsors of Limpbaughs radio show can be found? Several sponsors have already severed their relationships with his show and it would be great to see more do so. With a list of sponsors made available we could all start a “Drop Limpbaugh” campaign sending e-mails and snail-mail to the sponsors. Several years ago television talk show host Imus was dismissed for far less (FAR LESS) than what Limpbaugh has done.

  22. scojos March 4, 2012

    Why do you think that none of Limbaugh’s wived have lived in the same house as him? Because Rush Limbaugh is GAY ! Take that out of context.

  23. JohnSidneyEvansJr. March 4, 2012

    There should be a list of all sponsors and they should be boycotted!

  24. terango.lf March 4, 2012

    Didn’t Rush get busted smuggling in Viagra soon after he got adjudicated from doctor shopping and sending his Hispanic servant on to the street for Oxycontin’s???

  25. cocosjungle March 4, 2012

    I get tired of hearing ridiculous and outlandish stories made up by white racist Republicans about Obama. The Republican faithful suck them up and take them as the Word of God. I guess that’s why Republicans hate educated people… because we verify facts and see that the Republican fantasies are just myths based on a pack of lies. If Obama loves the Muslim regimes like Saudia Arabia so much, why did he hunt down and terminate with extreme prejudice all those Al Queda leaders, including bin Laden himself. Why does that joke of a sheriff, Joe Arpaio, insist on pursuing his wet dream of a tampered birth certificate? Why doesn’t he get a copy from the State Recorder of Hawaii? I give up trying to reason with Republicans because they prefer to believe fantasies over truth. Oh, by the way, I’m a Progressive Republican like Senator Olivia Snowe. I remember 50 years ago when the Republican party had some dignity. May God help us all.

  26. Bill Fultz March 4, 2012

    This piece of hate spewing trash needs to be put out of business. His ‘Excrement In Broadcasting’ network could not survive if everybody who respects women speaks out and boycotts his revenue sources all the way down the line. Thankfully, some advertisers have “suspended” their ads and we need to make sure that remains permanent. But beyond that, we must boycott radio stations who carry the pig and ALL of their advertisers, whether their ads are carried only on Limbaugh’s show or other hours of the day. Guilty by association, no excuses.

  27. james@myradiospot.com March 4, 2012

    This is a new revelation for me that Bain owns Clear Channel Communications but this should not have come as a surprise since I know first hand how Clear Channel has specialized in dumbing down the black community through the radio stations and other black targeted media that it owns. They hire and prop up ignorant program directors and managers to pump ignorance into the community and fire anyone who tries to use the media for anything educational or constructive for its listeners, insisting that blacks prefer ignorant programing. Ignorance and vulgarity is what Clear Channel pumps into the African American community using greedy, ignorant, African American Front men as overseers to accomplish their purpose.

  28. CarolMartin March 4, 2012

    limpo boys always degrade women..it’s a side effect of impotency

  29. Angelbaby March 4, 2012

    It seems as if the ultra-nasty, ultra-insane, ultra-fundamental sect of the Republican’t party is about to implode. All I can say is “it’s about time”! I am somewhat familiar with bloviators like Lush Limpbaugh and the rest of the Fox News minions from visiting my mother – who, after marrying her ultra-conservative husband, went from a “regular” Republican, to a full-blown “Sheeple” Repulican’t who needs to be told how and what to think. And then believes all the half-truths, distortions and lies without question! That’s the problems with these particular sheeple. Most of them are uneducated, and therefore, seem unable to form any rational or logical thought processes. It’s also why so many of us never know exactly how to respond to such hysterical vitriol in the moment. It’s so beyond logic and normal minded thinking that we can barely process it. I would be happy to see Lush Limpbaugh sail off into the sunset. He has done more to divide this nation than just about anyone I can think of…

    Besides, I’m not too worried about him. I’m pretty sure he has a back-up gig. Didn’t he play the white guy in the nude scene of the “Hall Pass”??

  30. MaggieC March 4, 2012

    Someone mentioned excrement coming out of r l’s mouth, That is why I call him “buttcheeks.” When he has a cigar in his mouth – ugh. Maybe, I should send him a rock for birth control. He can put it in his shoe and it will make him limp. His attack on a college coed, for going before a hearing to explain why her friend needed contracptives for a medical problem, is about as ugly and hateful as it gets.

    You may or may not agree with condtraceptives being paid for by insurance, but there is a decent way to express your views. I don’t understand anyone who listens to rl. There must be a deficiency somewhere. He is the spokesman for hatred.

    1. RobynH August 4, 2012

      have you ever listened to rush you brainwashed liberal. Where are all these lies coming from. Oh yeah, I forgot, everytime a liberal talks they are lying

  31. MaggieC March 4, 2012

    I had a list, but I must have thrown it away. The only one I remember is “AutoZone.”
    It seems like Dominos Pizza was also on that list.

  32. MaggieC March 4, 2012

    If that isn’t how you would have put it, Mitt, how would you put down the college student?

    Out of context? Someone does not know what “out of context” means.

  33. community2008 March 5, 2012

    I am a conservative Christian who does not vote anymore. But if Mitt Romney wins the GOP nomination, I’m going to go and vote for Obama this year. This is why:

    Romney’s Endless Connections To Conservative Talk Radio Shows Through Bain:

    How Romney Has Used That Influence During The 2012 Campaign:

    Anti-trust Suit vs. Bain Over Clear Channel Acquisition:

    Mitt Romney’s $100 Million Medicaid Fraud At Damon Corporation:

    Romney’s Shady Accounting While At Marriott Corporation:

  34. Howz 1 March 5, 2012

    Don’t forget: drug addict and hirer of illegal immigrants

  35. uru_grace12 March 5, 2012

    A confutionist begat confusion and confution confusing. Mitt, Rush and Republicans’ GOPs are the same $10.10c. From the first day I saw this Rush Limbaugh with his drama on the TV, I classified him as one suffering from personality disorder, an unclassified madnees. Whether Americans have seen it or not, these crew of republicans will plunge this nation into irreparable loss under a year. Mitt Romney, has not seen anything yet, he is getting confused and does not understand the questions he is asked, will make one statement in the morning and after meeting with his comfused grand-parents, he will say another thing in the evening. By the time he will meet the international communities, he would have signed off America into debts. By the time his Rush and GOPs will finish delibrating on what he can say later, America will be seeing stars. There is no supprise in what is happening. Mitt is confused. He does not know what to do, say or who to please at this time. The guy is like a dry leaf floating on a shallow river. But the unfortunate thing is that he does not know he is going to meet a person who grew from poverty to riches, who has passed through segments of milleped and chewed water and found bone in it, yet he broke the bone and climbed up. We are praying for America. That is my confidence. God has never disappointed me.

  36. HarryZerbe March 5, 2012

    Has Bain Capital made a socially significant contribution to our society? Over all I’m curious how the math works … just sayin

  37. MaggieC March 5, 2012

    Bain Capital owns Clear Talk Premiere Radio Network.
    List of sponsors: eharmony-300 N Lake Ave, Pasadena CA 91101; Oreck Vacuum Cleaners, 100 Plantation Road, New Orleans, LA 70123; Midwest Life Insurance Company of Tennessee, 9151 Grapevine Highway, North Richland Hills, TX 76180; AutoZone, Inc, P.O. Box 2198, Memphis, TN 38101; Mission Pharmacutal Co. P.O. Box 786099, San Antonio, TX 78278-6099; Life Quotes, Inc., 32045 Castle Court, Evergreen, CO 80439; Lending Tree (No address given). I suggest getting some computer postcard paper and writing postcards. This serves two purposes: letting sponsors know you are dropping them and informing the public. If you word it that you refuse to patronize any business that sponsors rush limbaugh, you aren’t making a direct attack in the event they have already dropped him.

  38. jbg9617 March 5, 2012

    Ogmudbone said: “Bain may own Clear Channel but the Jews own National Memo. So you’re even”. what the f…k are saying you nazi?

  39. dardyl March 6, 2012

    hgltraveling is scarier than Rush because he would limit the first amendment. What’s that all about? I must agree with tmclancy. This is another tempest in a teapot. Where should our focus be?

  40. ouattw7 August 6, 2012

    We should all boycott organizations that support sexual perversions, the murder of unborn babies, Democratic Party Nazi’s, tree huggers, morons who beleive in global warming, commies at occupy wall street, tax and spend socialist: we ought to at least try to miss hell.

  41. Edith Karczag January 15, 2013

    Let Us just get Rush liboughs out of our lives, and we will be just fine!, I love my homeland, but I can not handle this dirt….What to do????!!!!!


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