Rush Limbaugh: No, Mr. President, Apple did not have a glitch

Among other things, Mac, iPhone, and iPad user Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday discussed Apple and the company’s iOS 7 at length.

The 3-hour Rush Limbaugh Show airs daily on a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate stations. The program is also broadcast worldwide on the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network.

 
From the live on-air transcript:

RUSH: Obama just was in the Rose Garden. Listen to this. I think there’s somebody that lives in his head rent free.

OBAMA: Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days they found a glitch. So, they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads, or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we do things in America. We don’t actively root for failure!

RUSH: “We don’t actively root for failure.” Yes, we did. Yes, we did, and we still do. But Apple did not have a “glitch” in their operating system that anybody knew about. This is a gross mischaracterization. Apple did not have… Those of you who’ve loaded iOS 7, what’s the glitch? What went wrong? You can’t name anything, outside maybe your installation time. There’s no glitch with it. Not that you would notice.

RUSH: Only one out of every eight Americans even know the exchanges open today. That’s the most recent polling data I saw. Now, run the numbers hear in your head. Only one out of eight people know. Can you imagine if just two outta eight people knew and were trying to get logged on today? This is an utter disaster, and here’s how Obama addressed it moments ago in the Rose Garden. I want you to hear this again because I have additional comments.

OBAMA: Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days they found a glitch. So, they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads, or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we do things in America. We don’t actively root for failure!

RUSH: I know. I know. I live rent free in his head. Two things. In the first place, is anybody forcing you to buy an iPhone? Is anybody forcing you to buy an iPad? Is anybody forcing to you install iOS 7? Is anybody making you do anything with Apple? No. We are being forced to go to this stupid website. We are being forced into Obamacare. They’ve had three years to get it right, and they don’t have the slightest idea what they’re doing.

If we don’t buy an iPhone or an iPad or install iOS 7, will we be fined? Does Apple have an army of IRS agents prowling the country trying to figure out who is and who isn’t buying their product, and will then audit them if they don’t? No, that is not happening. For him to compare the mandatory purchase of health insurance from the government to Apple is disingenuous and dishonest. Apple also did not have a glitch.

Now, there may have been people who didn’t like it. There may have been people scared by it because it is a totally new user interface. Functionally it’s still the same, although it is a really cool improvement. I happen to actively love it. But that’s a personal choice or preference, and you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to, but there wasn’t a glitch. Do you know what there was? They had to issue a point update, the 7.0.2 update.

That’s because some troll was sitting out and found out that if you punch of ‘home’ button twice and then scroll up to the Control Center and hit on the Camera icon and then hit the ‘home’ button twice and the power button three times, you can get into the camera. There is not one user who’s gonna be go through any of that to try to use the camera. All they’re gonna do is hit the camera icon… Another person said you might be able to get into the telephone and make a phone call and then might have access to the contact list on the phone. But the hoops that people would have to go through to get that are huge. You know, somebody that’s sitting out there with pimples on his face and in his blue jeans or underwear all day long gets his phone.

He gets iOS 7 and sits there for 15 hours trying to figure out how to defeat it be with comes up with this convoluted thing and issues a story saying, “There’s a security flaw in the iPhone.” There was no glitch. This is common for updates in new operating systems. I’m not defending Apple, but I’m telling you: Apple isn’t forcing anybody to pay for their mistakes. Apple is not forcing anybody to buy their phones or their iPads or use their operating system, and Apple doesn’t fine anybody that doesn’t.

Apple’s never threatened anybody with jail time. For the president of the United States to sit there and compare his boondoggle of a program to the most valuable company in the world and the highest brand… Apple just zoomed past Coca-Cola in brand favorability, and ID. They’re ahead of Exxon as the most valuable. They’re worth more than any other company. But it’s all been because people have chosen their products. We don’t have a choice with Obamacare.

Not only did we not have a choice, we gotta put up with the incompetence that we run into and encounter when we’re forced to use it. “Apple Computer, you know, they rolled out a new operating system, found a glitch, and they fixed it. That’s what we’re working on.” Fixed the glitch? You wouldn’t know how to fix the glitch. You guys don’t even admit you got a glitch. That’s your problem.

By the way, folks, there is another difference between Apple and the government. When Apple screws up, they pay a price. If they were to release a rotten-to-the-core product, they’d pay a price. Nobody would buy it, they’d pay — when the government screws up, they never suffer. They raise taxes. The government screws up, we pay it. When the government screws up, they raise taxes. When Apple screws up, they don’t raise prices.

They don’t hire the IRS to go door-to-door demanding we buy whatever it is they’ve made. I mean, the audacity! I understand they’re targeting low-information voters, but for Obama and Sebelius to try to compare themselves and their silly little health care plan here — well, monstrous health care plan — to Apple or any other successful American business enterprise is ludicrous.

Full transcript here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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159 Comments

      1. History will be the judge and I predict it will not do well for the isolationist in the Oval Office, and that is based on comments from those who have already left the inner circle.

        1. Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider.

          Far from being a mistype, that’s the official number that Health and Human Services wants Americans to dial when seeking health care. Obamacare’s national call center really did list its number as 1-800-318-2596, helpfully spelling out President Barack Obama’s tendency to blatantly flip the bird in plain view.

          After allowing for the lack of letters attached to 1 on a traditional American telephone keypad, the number spells out a clear message. For every duped voter, every young invincible weighing the cost of a penalty versus a newly tripled yearly deductible, every ailing old granny in a wheelchair (whom, remember, Paul Ryan wants to push off a cliff) who needs adequate and affordable health care, Obama’s message is:

          1-800-FUCKYO

          Obama is the stupidest U.S. President in history and that is saying quite something. Jimmy Carter has to be ecstatic there’s one clearly worse than even him.

          1. Sorry, but I already know three people who had no health insurance who signed up for Obama Care and can now afford health insurance because of the government subsidies. What do you say to that ?

            Let me guess, “People who earn minimum wage, deserve to die because they are lazy, and unlike me who works hard for a living reading MacDailyNews on the job in an air conditioned office, they are obviously too stupid to have a job like mine so they don’t deserve a doctor”. “besides all they do is grow the food I eat, and make EVERYTHING in the world that I use and enjoy everyday, and now all of a sudden those lazy bums want ME to subsidize their medical care! This is unfair!”. “If Jesus were alive today, he’d be on MY side and put an end to this abuse”.

            Did I get it right? Is there something you would like to add?

      2. No the pathetic are those disingenuous types like you who blindly suck up in their righteous party beliefs – right or wrong. Time for a little objectivity. I’m a Democrat and Rush was spot on. It doesn’t matter where truth may come from nor to automatically discredit the source. Listen to the ideas first. Otherwise you just look like a political troll with no sense of the objective truth, basically self-discrediting.

      1. Agreed, Imagine, In the United States, that if we do not buy a product, we not have the IRS up our ass and can literally die with liens and fines. Nothing about your medical history is private, and, we WILL find, the government will have a say in life or death decisions.
        Remember also that this Law was passed without ANY republican ideas. Obama did not compromise one bit on the actual law. So this is the rights constitutional right to oppose this law. Now if Obummer compromises a bit, instead of golfs, things would be moving along. RUSH is always correct, and I have a sneaking feeling that the engineers at APPLE are a bit more talented than the Gubment slugs slinging Healthcare. We’ll see now wont we.. Social engineering has ALWAYS failed.

        1. Well lets see. You have to buy Social Security, auto insurance, etc. You don’t hear too many people complains about that. Who’s going to pay the bill if you get in a bad auto accident? That’s right, everybody else but you. I don’t understand these people who expect everything for free. Or we can do what Rand Paul advocates, and just let you die because you were too cheap, stubborn and narrow minded to purchase coverage. I’m sure your wife and kids would appreciate that.

          1. You honestly have the gall to call someone narrow minded just two sentences after saying you don’t hear too many people complaining about Social Security? What planet are you from?

          2. Social Security is bankrupt. For the low information folks, our federal gov, takes all that SS money and spends it. Then they borrow money from China and elsewhere to pay out the checks… If you are under 50, by the time you get to collect on SS the age will be 80 and you’ll get about a 1/10th of what you put in. Another fine government system…

            Car insurance? Home owners? Perfect! Private enterprise competing for each individual. Affordable, choice, and prices that fit what you want in deductibles and coverage, all while companies make money providing and competing. The “unaffordable Health Care Act (that’s ObamaCare people) if a forced government system, solely designed to transfer health care from those working to the illegal or those on welfare. It’s another Marxist wealth transfer game. Written by one party, crammed through the system, approved by a corrupt Supreme Court.

            It will bankrupt our country people – wake up and quit following parties or cult personalities blindly. This is an absolute nightmare about to reign down on our countries future. Now, will I get insults, yelling, and name calling, or a well constructed arguments in response?

          3. You don’t buy social security your taxed it and there’s no guarantee you’ll get it back. And no you don’t have to buy auto insurance unless you own a car. Forcing people to buy health insurance is just the beginning and they’ll use that to force you to buy other things down the road. I think it’s best everyone has health insurance but it should be their choice(like all the pro choice people are always telling us), no one is going to kill someone for not having health insurance unlike auto insurance if you accidentally kill someone you have the insurance to pay out to their surviving family, so yes there’s a difference. And I don’t understand people who always want someone else to pay for things they think they entitled to.

            1. you think we should let all uninsured die?

              i don’t understand your reasoning, you should not need health insurance because if you did not have a body then there would be no requirement?

              i gotta go figger for a bit……..

            2. sorry left out one thought, I know that you would not want the uninsured to die

              but it does happen, and if you were uninsured, it may happen to you

              wait! i gotta idear, lets get all the people who are rich enough to pay for those emergency visits for the uninsured, that way it keeps it as an invisible socialist agenda, as opposed to a very visible attempt to help people

            3. Most people are not opposed to helping others, myself included, the issue is how this is being implemented or rather forced on us. I said this from the very beginning 5yrs ago that if Democrats really cared about providing people with health insurance then they could have implemented a public pool where anyone can donate as little or as much as they choose to fund buying people health insurance and the Democrats being so caring would be the first people to pony up their own money. But you see it was never about that it’s about control, all the issues they claim so heavily to care about are not because their so compassionate but because they think they know best how to control all of us.

              And it isn’t just the rich who pay for either the emergency room visits or now health insurance, it’s all of us hard working Americans including the rich which is why so many peoples premiums have now doubled. Talk about lowering costs for hard working Americans just getting by, gee thanks.

            4. We will all die some time. One never knows when its your time. However, the cost of prolonging life can be exorbitant and the burden gets spread to the tax payer. Most never pay enough in Medicare taxes to offset their costs. Sme cancer drugs can cost $150K per month. Some pediatric heart surgery. in excess of $1 million. Obesity and smoking may be a blessing in disguise sie smokers and morbidly obese die early, avoiding the expense many of the aging afflictions such prostate cancer and Alzheimers. So efforts to improve health across the population may in the end lead to financial disaster. It’s a real moral delemna, but can we afford to treat everyone for anything that may occur regardless of the cost.

          4. You do not have to buy auto insurance, you can post a bond, self insure, or be a corporation with sufficient assets to cover claims of people driving your vehicles. Self employed people who make their money from investments do NOT have to participate in Social Security. . . gee, what else can you think of that the government requires you to purchase that isn’t a tax you have to pay???

          1. It’s laughable to hear you Tea Partiers oppose the ACA when the basis for it was RomneyCare and the health insurance companies wrote the ACA! Single-payer healthcare, aka Medicare for All, is far better than ACA or the system in effect prior to ACA. If Medicare for All was in place, the premise for the TV series “Breaking Bad” could never have existed.

            1. you didn’t respond to my question…tyranny is tyranny regardless of whose “version” is “worse.” A reference to a tv series about drug dealers makes your lack of rational argument even more vacuous. Turn off the tv, son and wake up.

            2. … to your question. Which was “so?”, right?
              The point to the humorous piece in my link is that the US is NOT an “advanced nation”, it’s a bit backward compared to Canada, England, Germany, and a bunch of other countries. They all have “affordable health care” (as well as significant renewable energy infrastructure, and healthier economies than the US).
              I said nothing – nor did the author – about a tv show. Which I don’t typically watch. Too violent for my taste, too negative.
              I’m 68 … could you possibly be old enough to be my father? Seriously?

          2. Ha, ha, ha… The individual mandate was a conservative idea from the beginning.

            FOX NEWS ALERT…

            “But the idea of an individual health insurance mandate later appeared in two bills introduced by Republican lawmakers in 1993, according to the non-partisan research group ProCon.org. Among the supporters of the bills were senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who today oppose the mandate under current law.”

            Republicans Hatched Idea for Obama’s Health Insurance Mandate
            http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/27/republicans-hatched-idea-obamas-health-insurance-mandate/

            Individual health care insurance mandate has roots two decades long
            http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/28/individual-health-care-insurance-mandate-has-long-checkered-past/

            1. The original proposal you’re referring to was not what became Obamacare… It was for a plan in which people carried a reasonable cost CATASTROPHIC health plan. . . not a comprehensive, cover everything under the sun plan. The democrats tossed in everything including the kitchen sink.

      2. It is interesting that you used the word ‘tyranny’ seeing how ACA followed the democratic process to the letter. It was written and passed by Congress, signed into law by the POTUS and confirmed by the Supreme Court. All branches, completely democratic. Your choice of words ‘forced’ is a bit of a fallacy. You are ‘forced’ to pay for people’s care anyway with or without insurance. Money, federally or through an insurance company, goes into a pot and it is distributed among the people. Anytime someone files bankruptcy, you and ever other American, pay. Anytime someone uses their insurance of an insurance company you have a policy with, you pay. If you opt out of ACA and/or don’t have insurance (a fee is imposed), you pay. They only way to not pay is to not pay taxes, get rid of your insurance, and never make known to the IRS that you make any money.

        1. “seeing how ACA followed the democratic process to the letter”

          Got that right to the ‘Democratic letter’ versus the Constitution letter!

          Maybe if the morons that lead the Democratic party had compiled a more cohesive bill answering the concerns that half the nation had and culled a bill that both parties worked toward and passed on a bi-partisan vote, then we wouldn’t be here, but Democrats like Reid and Pelosi played their little political games and the Phony leader “I won” Obama caused us to be where we are!

        2. It was passed by the Democrats who LOCKED the Republicans out of the committee meetings, brought the UNCOMPLETED bill to the floor for a vote without public input or hearings, Required a vote on it without debate prohibiting debate or amendments, without time to even READ the bill (“we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it!”—Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat), signed by President Obama before it was in final form ( additions were made after passage and signing!), and the word’s changed meanings by fiat (“penalty” changed to “tax”) by ruling of an out of control Supreme Court. The previous system of medical care did not require bureaucrats to also be compensated out of those dollars. Now, under ACA, IT DOES! Thousands of them.

        1. in the days when liability insurance was not mandated by government, it was dirt cheap and virtually anyone could afford it (because insurance companies had to compete for the consumer’s dollar.) Anytime the government guarantees a market by coercion by law it guarantees to raise the price of that service for everyone as corruption inevitably ensues. Many Americans (especially younger people) have mistakenly accepted that a service that benefits all cannot exist without government intervention by law. This is false.

          1. Car insurance before government regulations have also been dirt cheap because it didn’t provide much coverage.

            Obamacare implements standards that in some cases increase the price of coverage, because it cover more.

            All insurance is not equal.

            Insurance itself is socialist. Everyone pools their money and the lucky pay for the unlucky in life. The only people who get back equal or more than they put in are the sick and injured, not a desirable position to be in.

            The young will pay more today and less when they get older in proportion to what they get out of the system. That’s the only way insurance works.

      3. If a person doesn’t have insurance or gets sick, the paramedics, doctors, and nurses don’t have the option to say, “leave him there, we are not going to treat him.”
        We all have to pay for that person’s health care. We are all paying for him now, and will continue to do so with or without ObamaCare.

      4. Ha, ha, ha…

        The individual mandate was a conservative idea from the beginning.

        “But the idea of an individual health insurance mandate later appeared in two bills introduced by Republican lawmakers in 1993, according to the non-partisan research group ProCon.org. Among the supporters of the bills were senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who today oppose the mandate under current law.”

        Republicans Hatched Idea for Obama’s Health Insurance Mandate
        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/27/republicans-hatched-idea-obamas-health-insurance-mandate/

        Individual health care insurance mandate has roots two decades long
        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/28/individual-health-care-insurance-mandate-has-long-checkered-past/

        1. And where in Obamacare is the Conservative’s refundable tax credit for ALL Americans (not just for preferred persons?) to offset the cost of purchasing said insurance, the ending of the deduction for employer paid insurance, the catastrophic level plans, the cost containment, everything the Democrats STRIPPED OUT? Read the effing plan!

    1. Ha, ha, ha… conservatives are to blame for Obamacare!

      The individual mandate was a conservative idea from the beginning.

      “But the idea of an individual health insurance mandate later appeared in two bills introduced by Republican lawmakers in 1993, according to the non-partisan research group ProCon.org. Among the supporters of the bills were senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who today oppose the mandate under current law.”

      Republicans Hatched Idea for Obama’s Health Insurance Mandate
      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/27/republicans-hatched-idea-obamas-health-insurance-mandate/

      Individual health care insurance mandate has roots two decades long
      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/28/individual-health-care-insurance-mandate-has-long-checkered-past/

    1. You obviously were not paying attention to what Rush said, he was defending Apple, but in a general way that would apply to any company about new operating systems and the regular need to patch things, more initially than later.

    1. Obviously, Rush was making a verbal quip on the “We don’t actively root for failure!” talking point in the President’s statement.

      The bigger question is did you really not get that, or do you just dial you intellect back when required?

        1. “Asked by [Jon] Stewart about her husband’s high school and college years, which the host described as “the script of a Cheech and Chong movie,” the first lady avoided directly commenting on the president’s youthful drug use. New details of his use of marijuana have emerged ahead of the release next month of David Maraniss’s deeply reported biography of the young Barack Obama.”

            1. I can keep up with you just fine, my friend. I know the distortion of reality that surrounds your ilk, I can smell it a mile away. The blindness you show towards those you support politically and the microscopic detail with which you’ll criticize those you hate. Obama is not my messiah.

            2. A. You are not my friend.
              B. The only “distortion” is your fallacious appeal to ignoratio elenchi. The irrelevant positing of George W. Bush’s alleged alcoholism to defend Obama Messiah’s drug abuse.
              C. You are a jackass.

            3. So what you are saying is we always need to mention similar weaknesses in opposing party members as opposed to just making an isolated point about poor character because your sensitive political sensibilities have to go tit for tat and completely miss the point in the process? Bush’s behavior does not excuse Obama’s. It’s not the level of conduct and behavior that was want our leaders to ascribe to. As a Democrat for me it’s why Bill Clinton is still an utter disgrace of a President. He just couldn’t keep it in his pants and then lied about it and then impeached. “Not the sort of behavior you want to see from a major appliance.” I worked for a Congressman once and know firsthand just how corrupt they can be, not to burst your bubble.

            4. A. You are correct, I am not your friend.
              B. Yes, I know some Latin too.
              C. Unfortunately, ignoratio elenchi does not apply to this debate, as It is not alleged, Bush has spoken repeatedly about his alcoholism as have those close to him.
              D. When you have to resort to name-calling, you’ve lost the argument.
              E. Have a great day. 🙂

            5. Please call out one bit of logic I failed to understand. Please enlighten me. You, off topic I might add, spoke of Obama’s drug use, I, equally off-topic spoke of Bush’s drug use. That’s a closed loop right there that doesn’t require much logic.

              And again with the “jackass” comment. Way to elevate things.
              (slow clapping)

            6. no, Jackass, I wasn’t “off topic”..I was responding to Tesselator and Darwin’s argument regarding Obama Messiah and Rush Limbaugh. Darwin stated he was a “scumbag druggie.” My response was Michelle Obama/Jon Stewart conversation regarding Obama’s drug abuse. At no time was George W. Bush mentioned in anyone’s statement. Your fallacious, and I might add pathetic, insertion of George W. Bush’s alleged alcoholism had nothing to do with the line of thought. Your response was not only irrelevant it was a cheap shot. You are not just a jackass, you are a cheap jackass.

            7. Haha. Okay, okay, you win. I meant off topic from the story, but that’s irrelevant. I’ve broken my cardinal rule of communicating online the same way I would to someone’s face, with respect…and now we’ve descending into a hate spiral. Internet comments bring out the absolute worst in people, myself included. Take care.
              Regards,
              Alleged Cheap Jackass

            8. Using marijuana is a bit different than a $10K a week all-cash illegally-prescribed oxycontin habit that landed Limbaugh in serious rehab. He was an ADDICT.

            9. and you are an unregistered troll…however, whether Limbaugh or Obama Messiah or Bela Lugosi or Mary Poppins uses drugs is inconsequential and is a dishonest argument in support of the Affordable Care Act.

          1. Wow, you’re quite a hateful and unreasonable person who still hasn’t pointed out the “fallacy” I’ve supposedly said. Have fun hiding in anonymity spewing your hate. I was trying to politely exit this rant-filled page. I neither need nor welcome “respect” from someone such as you.
            Go on, have the last hateful word, I know you can’t help yourself. I won’t be back to read your response.
            So much for civility. I guess Rush really brings out the best in people.

            1. twice:

              “B. The only “distortion” is your fallacious appeal to ignoratio elenchi. The irrelevant positing of George W. Bush’s alleged alcoholism to defend Obama Messiah’s drug abuse.”

            2. “…who still hasn’t pointed out the “fallacy” I’ve supposedly said…”

              Yes, I did:

              “Your fallacious, and I might add pathetic, insertion of George W. Bush’s alleged alcoholism had nothing to do with the line of thought. Your response was not only irrelevant it was a cheap shot.”

      1. Thanks for your kind words. Sorry, but I find Rush and his radio program really boring.
        On another note, amazing how political MDN has become. As soon as anyone mentions Obama or any other candidate, hell breaks loose! Heaven forbid anyone to have an opinion.

        1. Sorry, my words were directed mainly towards the ‘wake me when…’ phrase and only slightly towards your opinion on someone (who’s giving an opinion) as being boring.
          Rather ironic, no?.

      1. In that case you will sleep forever. Liberalism is a mental disorder where the one suffering from it thinks they can tell others what to do, but not do it them selves. They also like to spend other peoples money while bragging how much money they have.

  1. Not to excuse problems, but Obama wasn’t making a literal comparison. The point was that just because a system has problems doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try something. Yes, it should work better. Yes, people have differing opinions of the law. Problems need to be fixed, you don’t just give up. Problems with technology are not the same as problems with the ideas. There are genuine problems in the world that need genuine solutions, and genuine debates, slating one thing to in turn slate the whole thing is simplistic.

    1. Actually, the problem with Obamadon’tcare is the ‘idea’ itself, which was a free for all for democratic interests, who never read the whole thing. A law concocted behind closed doors with zero transparency, no real debate, and rammed through Congress unilaterally without republican consent, only to be imposed on a rapidly disappearing middle class to pay for illegals and permanent food stampers to buy their vote.

      1. Which is my point, you can have whatever opposition to laws you want, and there should be ways to stop things going through, or change them subsequently.

        You can have technical glitches with anything, even on a law you’re in favour of. This is not to say that the system shouldn’t be changed, or should have been implemented differently, or that the computer system will always be too expensive so as to make the whole thing unworkable, but so often nowadays politics is seemingly reduced to a very polarised yes/no, black/white, right/wrong thought process, and the world just isn’t like that. No party has all the answers.

        Slamming the comparison to Apple is just such a petty time wasting argument, it wasn’t a literal comparison, it was an analogy to illustrate that the technological problems alone aren’t reason enough to stop before they’ve barely begun.

  2. I would take anything the Drugster has to say with a grain of salt. All he does is spew contempt and his extreme hate for the president. He has polluted the minds of more people than any other personality on radio with his constant lies, distortions, and ability to manipulate the weak minded. Why anyone would take this blowhard seriously is beyond comprehension. I pray for the day when Limcaugh, Levin and Beck are gone from the airwaves.

    1. Also when all the extremely biased “party toe-line reporters” are.

      Where are the Walter Concrikes of today? Reporters with integrity instead of an agenda.

      We need the real America back. Not this country run by division-minded leaders who want to make us all dependent on the gubmint for even air.

      Amen.

        1. The right wing is very good at writing that sort of nonsense. Put a room full of extremely smart radicals together and they can come up with a whole bunch of clever ways of distorting the truth and making lies sound plausible. I refuse to join the ranks of sociopaths ruining our great democracy.

  3. Why do you continue to post anything said by this racist troll. Rush has done more to destroy civility in this country than anyone else. Posting anything by this man demeans your site.

    1. It’s always interesting when liberals complain about a lack of civility in our political discourse. I cannot think of any single group of people who, over the years, have consistently been the most uncivil creatures they possibly can be.

      Example: You criticize B.O. and they accuse you of being a racist.

      Case closed.

    1. You hate that, huh? Well, lucky for you, if you already have healthcare, you don’t HAVE to do anything. You will most likely be reimbursed from your current provider for over-charges and your co-pay and prescription costs could go down. But taxes, you say? I’m sure you’ve never benefitted from public school, public transportation, unemployment benefits, infrastructure improvements, state parks, museums, (and someday) social security and medicare. How DARE we try to provide affordable healthcare for those who want it!

        1. Typical republican – only argument is to resort to name calling. Didn’t your mommy teach you that once you resort to calling the other side names you’ve already lost?
          And you don’t HAVE to buy health insurance. Maybe your employer includes it in your benefits package. Maybe your wife or husband gives it to you. Maybe you just rely on the government to pick up the tab because you refuse to pay. Sure, you’ll be fined $95, but that’s still a choice available to you.
          Just like you don’t HAVE to buy food. You could steal it. Or starve to death.
          You repubs think the world is ending just because the US is finally joining the rest of the civilized world and making affordable health care a right.

          1. First off, I call out people that are obviously of inferior intellect, such as yourself, Idiots or losers. Secondly, only morons assume, such as your assumption that I am a pugnicant. FYI for now and the future, I am a libertarian. Ok, loser?

            1. Tron – thank you for proving my point. You are a very good advertisement for the current crop of right wingers in this country – splintered, devoid of ideas, reduced to name calling and insults, and only liking democracy when you get to force your ideals on others.

    1. Really? That’s like saying the iPhone has a hardware flaw because when you hit the screen with a hammer, it shatters. They better fix that bug too.
      There’s also a bug where iOS 7 doesn’t detect my 7 yr. old daughter playing a game and automatically turn In-App purchases off. Still waiting for that bug fix too.

        1. Ok. Supposing you had a deadbolt on your entry door and you locked it after you left for work. You come home only to find a hole drilled in your door where a thief reached through and turned the lever on the deadbolt to let himself in. Did the deadbolt do it’s job or did it have a glitch?

  4. If only our gubment were as glitchy as Apple: no net debt, business increasing yearly, increasing employment, great efficiency in operations, matches donations, low overhead, and on and on and sickeningly on and on.

    We need to get rid of professional politicians who only care about retaining their office and/or keeping their party in power. We need honest people who care about what is great for America and its people.

    Amen.

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