Rush Limbaugh

(Rush Hudson Limbaugh III)

Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh
  • Born: January 12, 1951
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Radio Host, Political Commentator

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Rush Hudson Limbaugh III is an American radio talk show host and conservative political commentator. He resides in Palm Beach, Florida, where he broadcasts The Rush Limbaugh Show. According to December 2015 estimates by Talkers Magazine, Limbaugh has a cume (cumulative weekly audience) of around 13.25 million unique listeners (listening for at least five minutes), making his show the most listened-to talk-radio program in the US.

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And now the liberals want to stop President Reagan from selling chemical warfare agents and military equipment to Saddam Hussein and why? Because Saddam 'allegedly' gassed a few Kurds in his own country. Mark my words. All of this talk of Saddam Hussein being a 'war criminal' or 'committing crimes against humanity' is the same old thing. LIBERAL HATE SPEECH! Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
Anybody can tell you what they think. But if you can illustrate what you think, you have a better chance of persuading people. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Democrats: The party that can't wait to fund every abortion in the world. Liberals & Conservatives
I can’t tell you what a sane, calm, civil, fun-loving society we would have. Take guns out of the possession, out of the hands of liberals, take their typewriters and their keyboards away from ‘em, don’t let ‘em anywhere near a gun, and control their speech. You would wipe out 90% of the crime, 85 to 95% of the hate, and a hundred percent of the lies from society. Liberals & Conservatives
I think its feminism. If it’s tied to the last 50 years—the average size of a male’s member is 10 percent smaller than 50 years ago—it has to be the feminazis, the chickafication, and everything else. Minorities & Women
If the spotted owl can't adjust ... then screw it. Environment & Environmentalism
It's beyond me how anybody can look at these protestors and call them anything other than what they are: anti-American, anticapitalist, pro-Marxist communists. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Capitalism
She looks like she could be a dyke if she wanted to be. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
She's got about as much respect as an iguana swimming around in your bathtub Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Speaking of poison gas... I say we round up all the drug addicts and gas them! Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Take that bone out of your nose and call me back Discrimination & Prejudice
Take that bone out of your nose and call me back. Minorities & Women
The thorniest problems are never technological. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
There are liberals everywhere… They’re hiding in the shadows and they are lurking there and they are around. Liberals & Conservatives
There's no such thing as a moderate. A moderate is just a liberal disguise, and they are doing everything they can to derail the conservative agenda Liberals & Conservatives
Too many whites are getting away with drug use...Too many whites are getting away with drug sales...The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Truce is an old Arabic word. It goes way, way back in Islamic-Arabic culture, and it means, "We will get you later. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We are the majority of the thinkers of the country. Liberals & Conservatives
We're not sexists, we're chauvinists -- we're male chauvinist pigs, and we're happy to be because we think that's what men were destined to be. We think that's what women want. Discrimination & Prejudice
What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. He continued: She wants to be paid to have sex … She’s having so much sex she can’t afford contraception.” Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
A bunch of liberals wanted to outlaw men gazing at women because the gaze was said to objectify women. Sorry, liberals, it can't be helped among the heterosexual crowd. Women
A loyal liberal can get away with anything with other liberals, as long as that loyal liberal is liberal and attacks conservatives left and right, spouts the right words, they get away with anything.
As far as I'm concerned, the people who aren't paying taxes don't get to run around claiming that they built everything, that the built the roads and that they built the bridges and so forth.
Barack Obama happens to be the first African-American, and so criticism of him is and always was gonna be racism, and therefore not permitted.
Basic Economics 101. It's the most complicated simple subject there is.
Being a conservative union member is almost like being an actor in Hollywood: You don't dare say it, or you might be injured on the job, or you might be laid off, or your family might have something happen to them. Families, Children & Parenting
Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
Canada has an immigration policy you might want to emulate. They want more skilled and educated immigrants. In fact, that's all they take. But, see, since nobody's watching them, and they're not a superpower, nobody really cares. So they are allowed to act in their best interests.
Capitalism is always evaluated against dreams. Utopia is a dream. It doesn't exist.
Character matters; leadership descends from character. Leaders & Leadership
Charity is willingly given from the heart.
Collective solutions to individual problems is very seductive. It's how Obama gets elected, by the way.
Emotional roller coasters tend to emphasize the lows, tend to be more affected by the low, by the dip in an emotional roller coaster than when you are at the peak.
Every Republican is on record as saying Obamacare is unacceptable, intolerable, and they're gonna do everything they could to keep it from happening. But, at the moment of truth, they're not. Truth
Everybody in politics claims to want to get everybody out of poverty. What's the opposite? Wealth. And what is often criticized by the left? Wealth. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is 'Wag the Dog.' Everything is a structured deception.
Feminism is liberalism, and look at what it's doing, look at what it's promoting, look at what it's condoning. All the while, we have to live in this lie that there's some sort of Republican War on Women. We don't do this to women! We don't objectify women like this. Women ;War & Peace
Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream. Women
For the last five years, we have been presented with the idea that Barack Obama is superhuman. Barack Obama is unlike any of us or anyone else. And he isn't. In fact, he's much less achieved and much less accomplished than most who have gotten half as far as he has, and I think maybe what we saw was the best.
Free speech gives us the ability to react vigorously with effective arguments and expose the weakness and misdirection of the other side's claims.
George W. Bush attended the intelligence briefing every day. Obama has not even attended half of them. He sends surrogates. That to me is significant.
Global warming is a political issue. It is as much a political issue to the left as abortion is. It's as big a political issue as health care is. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Governments are out of control, irresponsible, never have enough money, never tighten their own belts, and when they are forced to, they always threaten to shut down police departments and teachers and all these things. Money, Coins & Minting
Health care's like any other product or service: if the consumer is in charge of spending his money on it, then the market will make sure that it is affordable. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Money, Coins & Minting
How can people be so stupid? I marvel at that. See, I think you have to work as being ignorant - and if you're gonna work at being ignorant, why not work at being informed? Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I can't figure Twitter out. The way Twitter is formatted, I can't tell who is saying something and who's replying to something. I don't know who the tweeter is and who's responding to the twit.
I can't tell you the number of times in high school I was allowed to be disappointed for not making the grade; it's a part of life. So the young students who are being taught by radical leftists in this country today are going to end up growing up in a world for which they are totally unprepared and unequipped. Life
I don't have an ego that makes me believe the world revolves around me. I am not self-absorbed.
I had to learn early on that where conservatives are concerned, the truth about them is the last thing anybody wants to report. It's the lies and distortions, the mischaracterizations, the character assassinations, that people want to report. Truth
I have to tell you, every day is a roller coaster.
I know it when I don't know it. Sometimes I know it when I don't think I know it. I need to trust myself in these moments, these rare moments of self-doubt. Trust
I live in Realville, and my problem is that I'm governed by logic. And some of the claims that are made by people on the left just don't hold up.
I never open the newspaper, never. I never go to a website; I never turn on the T.V. hoping to find something I can attack. It isn't what I do. I defend.
I never turn on the news over the weekend, short of a nuclear detonation somewhere. I just don't. I don't learn anything from it anymore.
I never, ever have seen media this way. It's almost indescribable. Making up stories, refusing to run real stories. It's making themselves look like utter fools. There's no journalism, there is no media. There's pure, full-fledged advocacy here.
I prefer to call the most obnoxious feminists what they really are: feminazis. Tom Hazlett, a good friend who is an esteemed and highly regarded professor of economics at the University of California at Davis, coined the term to describe any female who is intolerant of any point of view that challenges militant feminism.
I reject the notion that America is in a well-deserved decline, that she and her citizens are unexceptional. I do not believe America is the problem in the world. I believe America is the solution to the world's problems.
I say what I mean. I don't speak in code. That's why I am a star and ace communicator.
I sometimes wish I weren't as logical as I am and I wish I weren't as smart as I am, because I'd be happy.
I think I'm becoming a psychologist in explaining the Republican Party. It's the only way you can explain 'em. It's psychological.
I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed. Life ;Happiness & Unhappiness ;Success
I want Obama to have to weigh in on Ben Affleck as Batman. It's about time Obama went to work. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I wonder if liberal kids call liberal talk shows and ask how to get along in a conservative teacher's class? No. No. It doesn't happen, 'cause there's no thought of getting along. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I.Q. deficiency. There are some people who are an order of fries short of a Happy Meal, and what is often a characteristic about every one of these people is that they don't know it. They have no idea how incompetent or stupid they are. It's the exact opposite. They have the loftiest, highest self-image.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
If you commit a crime, you're guilty.
If you want to know what the biggest thing in your way to an improved standard of living, higher pay, a more rewarding career is: Barack Obama and the Democrat Party and their economic policies. They are the roadblock.
If you're healthy, if you don't get sick much, if you don't go to the doctor much or use your health insurance much, you are a genetic lottery winner. It has nothing to do with the way you live, nothing to do with doing the right things. It's just sheer luck, and you are gonna pay for that. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I'm not afraid of having an agenda. I do have an agenda. It's a positive agenda.
I'm whispering so that the media doesn't hear me.
In NFL preseason, the coaches don't use 10% of the playbook. They don't game plan. They do nothing. They don't give anything away for the regular season. They try to get everybody safely through it without anybody getting hurt.
In the old days, the media is who held people accountable when they lied in politics. That isn't happening anymore. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It was a phenomenon I noticed many years ago. Young people were just giving up every bit of information about themselves they could.
It's impossible to go through life not offending people. All you have to do is basically have an opinion on anything, and you're gonna offend people. Life
I've been to the Vatican more than anyplace else outside this country in the world. I am mesmerized by it.
I've given up on being accurately portrayed in the media.
I've had some Democrat African-American leaders tell me they're really not all that comfortable with Obama as the lead at the MLK festivities 'cause he's not down for the struggle. He does not have that in his roots.
Ladies and gentlemen, even my own staff challenges me. When I issue edicts, commands, orders, ideas, you would think that there would be overwhelming blanket acquiescence, approval, and support.
Liberals always exempt themselves from the rules that they impose on others.
Liberals are some of the most arrogant, condescending smart alecks, but they're just pure ignorant, and they fit the bill of people who have no love and no respect for the founding of this country. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Respect
Liberals get credit for good intentions, and that's about it, because everything they do fails.
Life is busy. There are daily concerns and obligations that have to be met, and to take time to think about how precious and special a human life is that you only get one, and that every wasted minute is lost. You can't get it back. Life ;Time
Militant feminists are pro-choice because it's their ultimate avenue of power over men. And believe me, to them it is a question of power. It is their attempt to impose their will on the rest of society, particularly on men. Society ;Power
Most liberals I know do not consider themselves to even be liberals. They just think of you and me as conservatives, and that means, therefore, we're odd and we're kooks and maybe extreme and maybe mean.
Most people's historical perspective begins with the day of their birth.
No matter what else is going on, Christmas is my all-time favorite period in the year. It has a positive effect on me like very little else does, seasonally, that is.
Nobody in a leadership level in American politics is trying to inspire the American people. Everybody needs to be goosed. The vast majority of people are not self-starters. Leaders & Leadership ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Obama hasn't lost his standing because of tricks played by the Republicans. He hasn't lost his standing because the media's not fair to him. He hasn't lost his standing or his approval number because the media spent four years attacking him like they did George W. Bush. This is all on him.
Obama is a statist. He's an authoritarian. He doesn't want to govern; he wants to rule.
Obama is not the messiah any longer. He is now your standard, ordinary, everyday politician who lies, who breaks promises, who's in it for himself, who can't do anything on his own. He's not qualified. All of this is becoming known, sadly, too late.
Obama is telling the insurance companies, as a dictator would, what they can and can't do or what they must or must not do.
Obamacare is making people divorce so they can afford it. And divorce hurts women and the children, and that is Obamacare and their War on Women. Women ;War & Peace
Obamacare is not about improved health care or cheaper insurance or better treatment or insuring the uninsured, and it never has been about that. It's about statism. It's about expanding the government. It's about control over the population. It is about everything but health care. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
Obama's not down for the civil rights struggle, and he certainly wasn't down for the apartheid struggle, but he's clearly gonna take advantage of it and insert himself in such a way as to make it look like he is single-handedly responsible for apartheid going by the wayside.
One of the reasons MSNBC is plummeting is that I, not long ago, refused to play any content from them. I figured, why? I mean, it's genuine depraved partisan politics insanity, genuine extremist radical ignoramuses on that network. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
One of the reasons that the Senate was structured and founded the way it is, as opposed to the House, it was designed for gridlock. It was designed to stop massive new laws being passed and voted on daily. It was designed to stop the growth of government. Government
Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world. History
Police and firefighters are great, but they don't create wealth. They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create the wealth themselves. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Reagan won because he was real. He believed in America. He told people he was gonna make it great again coming out of a disastrous four years of Jimmy Carter and Watergate before that.
Real prosperity comes from everybody in the country working together in a growth mode. Real prosperity comes as a result of people's own initiative and efforts and so forth. Prosperity, if it comes from the government, is not prosperity. It's an existence or a subsistence or whatever, but it isn't prosperity. Government
Republicans and Democrats are obsessed with making sure that illegal aliens are granted citizenship. The American people are not. They're concerned about jobs, the economy, debt. They're concerned about a plundering country. They're concerned about a decaying, dying country.
Sorry to interrupt myself, but it's the only way I stop talking.
That's what liberalism is all about, is promoting incompetence on the basis it's fair, because people would be the best if they weren't discriminated against.
The American dream has now morphed into an expectation. And if it isn't provided, or if it doesn't happen, then people feel cheated.
The Democratic Party does not want anybody to have a photo ID because that would have a very negative impact on cheating! If you require a photo ID, that pretty much shuts out cheating. Well, it doesn't shut it out. It just makes it harder, and that's why they don't want it.
The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit.
The Founding Fathers are not just some people that happened to get mad a long time ago and want their freedom. They were special people in addition to what their natural yearnings were. Time ;Freedom & Liberty
The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope. Future ;Hope
The Limbaugh Theorem was not about me giving me credit for something. It was simply sharing with you when the light went off.
The media has been trying to protect Obama. The media has been trying to shield Obama. Several in the Republican establishment in the so-called conservative media have even been trying to shield Obama.
The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them? Life ;Death ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The more dependent you are, the more ignorant you must be, and that's how they want you.
The public school system doesn't get everybody. Every generation has its rebels.
The thought that so many people get their news from social media really is scary.
The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that. Truth ;Power
There are many lessons people can learn about the left. One of the key lessons is they never give anything up. Once they begin a quest, they don't stop until they've got it. The other thing that you need to learn is, they're never happy even after they succeed. They are never happy because there can never be enough to satisfy them.
There isn't one thing the federal government does that anybody in Big Business would emulate, at least not in the profit sector. Government ;Business, Commerce & Finance
There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do not.
There's a void of leadership in a lot of Washington. I think one of the reasons why there's so much angst across the country. Leaders & Leadership
There's nobody who cares more about you than you, and there's nobody better equipped to take care of you than you.
There's such cultural rot taking place, such a disintegration throughout our culture. Values, morality, you name it. Standards have been relaxed, and people are not being held to them. People's intentions, if they're said to be good and honorable, that's all that matters.
This is a frightening statistic. More people vote in 'American Idol' than in any US election.
This Obamacare program has Obama's name on it. He lied to people for three years about this program. People trusted him. People believed what he told them. They believed that he was going to improve the health care system in this country, and it was going to get cheaper, more affordable, more plentiful. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Try to always stay focused on the objectives that are possible and the positive - and on having fun outside of the stuff that's going on in Washington.
United States foreign policy, which includes national security, is literally disintegrating before our eyes.
Washington is politics! Somehow if people have political objectives, then those objectives are automatically disqualified? If that's the case, the Democrats have no business being legitimized about anything because everything they do is political. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first. Power
We can take this country back. All we need is to nominate the right candidate. It's no more complicated than that.
We want everybody to succeed. You know why? We want the country to succeed, and for the country to succeed, its people - its individuals - must succeed.
We're led to believe everybody opposes it and disagrees with political correctness, but yet everybody's scared to death of it. So who is it? Well, it's the power structure wherever you happen to be. Power ;Death
What about feeling sorry for those who pay the taxes? Those who are people that no one feels sorry for. They are asked to give and give until they have no more to give. And when they say 'enough,' they are called selfish.
When you talk about change, you know what makes it really tough for people is on the one hand you've got tradition, and on the other hand you've got change; in many people's mind, change equals modernization. Tradition, however. I'm a big tradition guy.
Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that? Trust
You cannot keep your plan and have Obamacare at the same time. Obamacare, by definition, gets rid of your plan and replaces it with health care run by the federal government. Time ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one. Government
Young people have this almost romantic attachment to civil rights, liberties, emancipating people from oppression, etc. The idea that such oppression exists in this country offends me, but it's able to be pushed and sold because education in this country is so woefully incompetent and inept. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Romantic
Young people, those who think they're experts in science, there's no doubt. They just believe it, and so there has to be an explanation - and whatever man is doing has caused the jet stream to slow down, and that is permitting the polar vortex. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology