Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Limbaugh Recovery Much Better Than Obama's Economic One



The Progressive's Manufactured Outrage Machine is sputtering, and Rush Limbaugh is strong as ever.  Heh heh heh...
So far, though, Limbaugh’s opponents have been disappointed, and an analysis of the math – a very tricky proposition in itself – suggests their goal of running Limbaugh off the air will fall short.   (Hollywood Reporter
One New York advertiser, Mark Stevens, went on Fox Business Network to describe the fleck-spittle liberal hatred he's been subjected to...
Stevens described a coordinated attack – which he likened to “organized terrorist activity” – whereby liberal activists nationwide who aren’t his customers have been pressuring him to pull his ads. After his TV appearance, the hosts reported that Stevens received 38,000 emails supporting his decision to stick with Limbaugh compared to 2,000 that condemned him.
Stevens then appeared on the Fox News Channel and told host Megyn Kelley that emails he has been receiving from Limbaugh’s detractors say that he is “under surveillance” and “in danger.”
“Your house is going to be surrounded by buses," "your business is going to be destroyed," "your people are in trouble,” Stevens said when asked about the contents of the emails.
Meanwhile, Limbaugh is still attracting some large advertisers, including Chrysler, Nissan and Fox Broadcasting, which has recently advertised its show Touch. (Hollywood Reporter)
This is why Limbaugh is still on the air. Phony offense hustling, like all fakery, ultimately fails.

Another case in point is the fantasy that Obama knows the first thing about basic economics and that he is turning the economy around. Whatever gains we see are happening in spite of him and his "experts."

The Worst Economic Recovery on Record
Nearly three years after the Great Recession officially ended, the jobless rate is still above 8 percent — the longest stretch of such high unemployment since the Great Depression. Add back in all the discouraged job seekers and the part-timers who wished they had full-time gigs, and the unemployment rate is just shy of 15 percent.
While the economy is growing, it’s not growing rapidly. At this point in the typical post-World War II recovery, the economy was growing at an average pace of nearly 5 percent. The Obama recovery has managed just over 2 percent average annual GDP growth.Indeed, take-home pay for US workers, adjusted for rising prices, has actually fallen over the last year. (NY Post)
Add in the falling value of our dollars and...
All in all, Obama’s economic rebound kind of feels more like a bust than a boom.   (NY Post
Are you better off than you were four years ago?  A majority of Americans are shouting "Hell NO!"

You can gin up phony indignation, but you can't fake an economic recovery

Other Links:
Daily Beast - Media Matter Limbaugh Boycott a Flop
Obama Campus Fervor Losing to Apathy
Obama:  "Creepy" Chisler


45 comments:

The Constitutional Insurgent said...

I'm probably an outlier.....but I'm far, far better off than I was four years ago.

I'd never vote for Obama, but the other party has to do a hell of a lot more to convince me to vote for them as well.

Silverfiddle said...

"I'd never vote for Obama, but the other party has to do a hell of a lot more to convince me to vote for them as well."

And that's the way it should be. Both major parties take their voters for granted.

LD Jackson said...

I think it's funny, the way the liberals have tried to influence Rush Limbaugh through his advertisers. Would it be a big leap to say they have failed miserably? Once again, economics wins the day.

Ducky's here said...

The recovery is doing just fine. For investors.

Of course if you are part of the extended underclass that Kapital is creating it isn't going so well but the right will piss on them as is their habit.

Train in the tunnel.

Thersites said...

Kapital didn't create that PERMANENT underclass, duckmeister... Government did. They don't call their ABT card's "Obamabucks" for NO reason.

Always On Watch said...

Something else is in play, much as during the Carter administration. A lot of people have discovered that they don't like Obama as a person -- in large part because of his arrogance and his outright lies.

Yesterday, BHO lied about the passage of the Health Care Reform Act (or whatever it's being called now). Have people really forgotten that slim margin, almost completely along partisan lines? Before the ruling isn't even in from SCOTUS, Obama is running against SCOTUS!

BHO's birth control mandate and his speaking out on the Trayvon Martin case have hurt him in the eyes of many folks as well.

Ducky's here said...

The birth control mandate has been one of the most brilliant political maneuvers I've seen.

He punched the Baggers' faces in with that one.

Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Not so brilliant. Many who voted for Obama last time around will not be voting for him this time around. I personally know several of those Roman Catholics and am sure that there are many more.

Obama trolled for votes by speaking out on the Trayvon Martin case and about ONLY that case. Again, that is backfiring. We've lost post-racial America because of Obama's statement about Trayvon Martin and the Cambridge police officer.

Anonymous said...

Written in the run up to the 2008 election:



Now Cometh the Savior of the Nations

As everyone among
_____ the Democratic minions surely knows,
Barack will overcome
_____ our bitter nation's fears and woes
By waving at our enemies
_____ his awesome big black hose.

And just one artful flash
_____of his white enameled smile
Dissolves in Islamaniacs
_____ their every trace of bile.
And of his excrement the world
_____ just cannot wait to eat a mile.


~ FT


My! My! MY! How times have changed!

I hope.

~ FreeThinke

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Good for Limbaugh. They've been trying to shut him up for years with phony "outrage" and it never works.

The only ones who get hurt are the cowardly sponsors who ditch him.

conservativesonfire said...

Sadly a large part of our pathetic GDP is due to the wasteful spending of Obama.

Anonymous said...

"Sadly a large part of our pathetic GDP is due to the wasteful spending of Obama."

HUH?

I'm sorry I have no idea what you meant by that. Would you explain it, please?

~ FreeThinke

lisa said...
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lisa said...

The birth control mandate has been one of the most brilliant political maneuvers I've seen

So it's not about the country,it's about politics.

I agree Obama is one shrewd politician but then again look what shrewd politics has done for the crime ridden streets of Chicago.
Dirty politics has no place in Highest Office in our country. That's when you get on a slippery slope.

Thersites said...

@ FT

Fredd said...

Another thing you can't fake: gas prices.

In Chicago, they are almost $5/gallon. And every Obama voter in Chicago has to pay nearly $100 to fill up their cars, you can't spin your way out of that reality.

Even in Chicago, where I hear dead people still have to pay the $5 bones per gallon.

Z said...

AOW's right; the birth control thing has backfired on Obama...beautifully.

As for Rush and his advertisers...have we really come to where people can threaten the safety of someone and not be at least questioned? if they're emails, the feds can get the information but raise your hand if you think the DoJ would give a darn about THIS one....they're too busy ignoring the bounty the NBP party put on Zimmerman's head and rushing to cremate Staff Sgt Bales while Major Hasan's sitting around reading his koran.

Mark Adams said...

"The birth control mandate has been one of the most brilliant political maneuvers I've seen.

He punched the Baggers' faces in with that one."

Yes it was a good political distraction. Rush stepped in to it... However it had little to know effect and his former national sponsors realized, too late, they had been had by the likes of Media Matters... Now they are stammering to get on Fox News after Rush told them to walk off a cliff.

Always On Watch said...

Z,
.have we really come to where people can threaten the safety of someone and not be at least questioned?

Yes, we have. But only if those threatened are dissenters to the Obama regime.

If one is an adherent of the Obama regime, he can issue as many threats as he wants to!

Bunkerville said...

I am looking at the proverbial orange jucie can as alluded to as a possible oppositional candidate, and will happily pull the lever. Bye Bye Obama and take your nasty nasty appointments with you. I do not care who the hell is running against you.

Z said...

AOW, exactly right. If a bunch of thugs like the NBPanther party can issue bounties on someone's head, publicly, and get NOTHING from the Dept of Justice, we know we're in trouble...really big.

Anonymous said...

Aw poor, poor progressives. You gave it all you had and came up smelling like the shit you are

Jersey McJones said...

Well, all your hyper-partisanship aside, I'm a liberal and I couldn't care less what Limbaugh says or who advertises on his show. I'm far from alone.

As for the economy, from the start of the recession, most economists warned that it would take at least five years to bounce back, and sure enough...

It's not like Obama had at his disposal everything he wanted. He had a slender Democratic majority, which is to say a small majority of a herd of cats, for two years. Amazingly, he was able to get a lot through during that period, and many if not most economists say the recession would have been far worse were it not for the steps he took.

JMJ

Silverfiddle said...

It's not like Obama had at his disposal everything he wanted. He had a slender Democratic majority, which is to say a small majority of a herd of cats, for two years.

What????

Please go read this link. He had the biggest majorities since the 60's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/111th_United_States_Congress

The democrats had it all and used it to steamroller us, proving they are unfit to govern.

Finntann said...

"would have been far worse were it not for the steps he took."

Yeah, and if it wasn't for me the earth would have been invaded by insectoids from Alpha Centauri... I'm also responsible for the fact that no nuclear war took place, and that we haven't been wiped out by plague.

Pretty easy to claim responsibility for shit that ain't happened.

Oh yeah... it would have been much worse

Ducky's here said...

Please go read this link. He had the biggest majorities since the 60's

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Bullshit.

In order to accomplish anything there must be a 60 member super majority in the Senate thanks to the filibuster rule.

Now, with shit balls like Joe Lieberman, Mary Landrieux, the ass nugget from Nebraska and others ... that's impossible.

Don't try to sneak a breaking ball passed us. There is NO progressive force in the United States Congress.
NONE, To state otherwise puts you out in the Jesse Helms seats.

lisa said...

He still got it through without one Republican vote because he was able to bully democrats into voting or it.
He knew he wouldn't be able o bully the republicans because they were already left out of the process. That's what happens when you have a majority or even a "slim" majority

lisa said...

Or should I say that's what you get with dirty Chicago Politics

Anonymous said...

Could it possibly be that the level of insecurity felt by liberal attack dogs is directly proportional their use of increasingly foul language?

Or might that not be true of all of us?

The louder, the nastier and the dirtier you get, the closer you must be to losing the argument.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

The desire of liberals to achieve dictatorial power is palpable.

Democrats are Dictocrats.

But then, so are would-be Theocrats.

It's the POWER not the LABEL, stupid.

~ FT

lisa said...

excuse me "one" Republican vote

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky: Put on your eyeglasses. Jersey claimed he had a slender democrat majority, a demonstrably false statement.

I know, you want a solid overwhelming progressive majority, but that won't happen. The country is not that stupid.

Anonymous said...

Limbaugh is a satirist that feeds off of republicans that are dumb enough to listen to him. He takes advantage of this like MSNBC feeds the liberal machine. He has always been stupid and will continue to do so. He isn’t crap!! Never liked him and never will.

Be smarter than that dork and shut off the radio!!

Redneck Ron
Registered Republican

Liberalmann said...

Just shows there are more stupid haters out there listening to the radio.

beamish said...

I'll be voting straight Democrat ticket as well for Senate and the House. In my opinion, a nation that can not bring itself to collapse into fits of hysterical laughter at the idea that Mitt Romney is a conservative is too far gone and intellectually stillborn to be worth saving, and so I see a vote for Obama as "the long hoped for bullet" to put this country out of its misery.

98ZJUSMC said...

Jersey McJones said...
Well, all your hyper-partisanship aside, I'm a liberal


Surprise, surprise..

and I couldn't care less what Limbaugh says or who advertises on his show.

Well gee, there's a shocker....

98ZJUSMC said...

beamish said...
I'll be voting straight Democrat ticket as well for Senate and the House. In my opinion, a nation that can not bring itself to collapse into fits of hysterical laughter at the idea that Mitt Romney is a conservative is too far gone and intellectually stillborn to be worth saving, and so I see a vote for Obama as "the long hoped for bullet" to put this country out of its misery.


That's exceedingly assinine, but it's temporarily a free country. Go for it.

lisa said...

lol 98

Anonymous said...

I never vote straight party. I choose the candidates based on where they stand and stood on issues. To listen and pay attention is to make your vote count for your beleifs. Straight party voters are idiots unless they know the candidates and issues where they stand.

Redneck Ron

Anonymous said...

Looks like Redneck Ron's the first "Republican" to be saying he's a REGISTERED REPUBLICAN and "Just can't vote Republican anymore because.." :-)

Man, it's started early this year, hasn't it. Talk Radio lefties usually call about 2 months before the election. I suppose their puppeteers don't have the money to pay them to do it much longer than that?

Jersey McJones said...

Silver,

You should appreciate that you have readers who are smart and decent enough to point out fallacies in arguments. Arguing that Obama had a historically large number of people in his party for two years, while ignoring the contemporary nature of the majority and structure of the institution, seems kinda sleazy.

Ducky was pointing that out. You should listen to him.

The "majority" Obama had on the Hill were DEMOCRATS. You DO know what a DEMOCRAT is, right? For Christ's sake, they're all over the place! The GOP is narrow like a line compared to the blurry mass that is the Dems. We haven't had a strong, lock-step Democratic party in America since... well, since never! The Democrats are the party of all those who want to say they belong to a party without actually being in one.

They killed Carter's administration. They wouldn't do anything for him. Ironically, they worked better with Nixon. They almost killed Clinton. He was saved by the '94 "revolution" of psychotic right wingers who make today's right wingers look even more psychotic.

And the Senate! Far from the "deliberative body," it's become a dead end for any change whatsoever. It's one thing to have a place where bills go to die, it's another to have people dying while the Senate does nothing!

Obama's Senate majority was not just Democrats. He had to count the fewer and fewer Republicans we have every year to vote as decent human beings.

There were plenty of Democrats who made life difficult for the President, as well there were "moderate" Republicans who've been suffering the blows of an ever more ridiculous right wing.

So, really, if you assert that Obama made some kind of huge change in our lives, and that he did it with some kind of commanding political majority, you'd be lying.

JMJ

Silverfiddle said...

Jersey: you need to learn the definition of logical fallacy. I certainly didn't commit one.

You said: It's not like Obama had at his disposal everything he wanted. He had a slender Democratic majority.

I then corrected you, so you then backtracked and qualified your earlier comment:


The "majority" Obama had on the Hill were DEMOCRATS. You DO know what a DEMOCRAT is, right? For Christ's sake, they're all over the place!

Great. I also clarify my comments as well, but logical fallacy has nothing to do with you changing what you said.

And I don't even know who you are arguing with. I'm pointing out that Obama has brought us the worst recovery in the history of the US.

As for the rest of your hilarious comments: That's politics.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

Great to hear Rush is still kicking and kicking liberal ass hard. Go back to praying for Rush to die off liberals, sucks to be you.

Anonymous said...

The thing I like best about Rush is his pointed irreverence for the pious sounding bullshit continually excreted by lMarxicrats and their many minions in the enemedia.

VIVE RUSH LIMBAUGH!

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

BTW, does anyone have an opinion as to what Rush's feelings about religion might be?
~ FT