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2010-01-18 5:08:49 PM  
Finally someone from the GOP putting a loudmouth talk show host in his place. Limbaugh does not I REPEAT not represent the Republican Party. He represents himself. Just because he looks like an elephant does not mean he is ONE.
 
2010-01-18 5:09:27 PM  
I'm guessing this makes Bush a RINO now and he'll have to appologize to Rush then?
 
2010-01-18 5:13:31 PM  

libbynomore2: Lundah 2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Spoken by a broken clock that knows.....you'll be right once more today.


Is this a lamer way of saying I know you are, but what am I?
 
2010-01-18 5:15:36 PM  

libbynomore2: shroom 2010-01-18 12:03:11 PM
thomps: well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.

And there you have it. Delusions at work. Let me guess, this is what Rush is saying today?


here's the problem....of course you'd have to " guess " as to what he would be saying because you never listen. So how on earth can you and your other tard friends come out and criticize comments he made that you never heard in context? The truth is, you people can't even possibly prove that Limbaugh said not to donate to Haiti relief. You have absolutely no clue and yet you vomit out your hate speech anyway.

Here's some good advice: find out exactly what he said and how he said it or just keep your pie holes closed.


"We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the US income tax."

" Exactly right. Look, there are people that do charitable work every day in Haiti. It's not as though -- like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, it's our fault. Reverend Wright, it's our fault, there's no excuse for such poverty when there's a nation as rich as we are so close. There are people that have been trying to save Haiti just as we're trying to save Africa. You just can't keep throwing money at it because the dictatorships there just take it all. They don't spread it around, and even if they did they're not creating a permanent system where people can provide for themselves. It's a simple matter of self-reliance. Nobody takes that approach down there because this has always been a country run by dictators and incompetent ones at that."

-Rush Limbaugh

Maybe you're the one that needs to learn the context of it before you spew out hate speech.
 
2010-01-18 5:16:55 PM  

PottyMcNugg: libbynomore2: Lundah 2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Spoken by a broken clock that knows.....you'll be right once more today.

Is this a lamer way of saying I know you are, but what am I?


That's how I read that. Reminds me of my days at elementary school...good times.
 
2010-01-18 5:22:15 PM  
 
2010-01-18 5:22:49 PM  
Bush is a c*cksucker piece of sh*t.

He's a c*cksucker piece of sh*t that gave the proper response to that statement by Rush, but he's still a c*cksucker piece of sh*t.
 
2010-01-18 5:23:30 PM  
So let me get this straight, Greggory was complaining because Rush said Obama was using Haiti politically then as a follow up question, Greggory uses Haiti politically by tying it to Katrina? Nice double speak there. Oh and Bush didn't tell Limbaugh to STFU, he was just diplomatic as all former presidents (except Carter) are.

In other words, there is no news here and the double standard continues to exist.
 
2010-01-18 5:28:22 PM  
Sorry, but I gotta call Kodak Moment on this. I don't believe Bush has the capacity to feel real compassion. Should the results speak differently, I'll eat my words happily.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:21 PM  

CanisNoir: In other words, there is no news here and the double standard continues to exist.


The one where you only incessantly whine about liberals.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:26 PM  
Yeah well, that makes you a farkin' hypocriticizer too, so shut the fark up! Now smoke my weed.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:40 PM  

CheekyMunky: This, first of all. He said he didn't know what Obama's critics were talking about. That sounds more like cluelessness than condemnation to me.


Are you trying to claim you've never heard the expression "I don't know what he/she's talking about" before? If so that's some pretty serious dedication to your BDS. I'd almost be impressed.


Anyway, I don't know what subby's talking about. Bush made it clear - in a very diplomatic manner - that he found Limbaugh's retarded accusations to be without merit. Not a "STFU" moment by any means, though certainly classy and letting us all know where he stands.

Gotta say, Bush Jr. has been a fantastically classy ex-president. He's stated publicly on more than one occasion that he isn't interested in bashing or second guessing Obama, and has largely stayed out of politics. If Carter had half his class he might not need to have a nice tall glass of STFU once a day himself.


And one more thing... I mean this too. If Bush WAS bashing Obama and WAS trying to be a busybody ex-president like Carter I'd turn on Bush in a second. I liked Bush as a president (STFU, I do have reasons and we'll just agree to disagree on it), and while I didn't vote for Obama and am certainly no Obama sycophant I have come to like him a bit now that I've seen him in office. But there's something particularly irksome to me about an ex-president trying to interfere with the current president. If Bush ever stops being so classy with his predecessor I will turn on him so fast you'll think I was a Code Pink-er.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:46 PM  

phenn: Sorry, but I gotta call Kodak Moment on this. I don't believe Bush has the capacity to feel real compassion. Should the results speak differently, I'll eat my words happily.


That sound you hear is the phone ringing; it's Africa calling to tell you your an idiot.
 
2010-01-18 5:38:42 PM  
Hadn't read the thread but I'm pretty much assuming the usual Rush apologists came bounding in here to put the former President in his place, no matter how slight his condemnation of Rush was?

/good job, george
//haven't said that very often
///superfluous slashie is superfluous
 
2010-01-18 5:40:59 PM  
I never was a fan of Bush. Didn't hate him though.

However, he gets a farking thumbs up from me on this. I just wish he has been a little more overt, but this is damn good.
 
2010-01-18 5:43:00 PM  

Mrtraveler01: PottyMcNugg: libbynomore2: Lundah 2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Spoken by a broken clock that knows.....you'll be right once more today.

Is this a lamer way of saying I know you are, but what am I?

That's how I read that. Reminds me of my days at elementary school...good times.


Awww, libby is graduating from grade school. Congratulations libbynomore2!
 
2010-01-18 5:44:17 PM  
Funny how whenever a politician or president makes slightly critical remarks about someone, it ends up on Fark as "OMG BUSH TOLD RUSH TO STFU OH SNAPP!!!11

/I know I exaggerate, and of course this is Fark, so well done subby
//Rush does need to STFU about Haiti
 
2010-01-18 5:47:42 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Hadn't read the thread but I'm pretty much assuming the usual Rush apologists came bounding in here to put the former President in his place, no matter how slight his condemnation of Rush was?

/good job, george
//haven't said that very often
///superfluous slashie is superfluous


Read a few comments and it's looks like we have several unexpected results.. some saying Bush was being diplomatic (the guy that did this)

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and others saying it was the librul mainstream msm media was mean to Bush

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2010-01-18 5:50:19 PM  

RockIsDead: Lefties hate it when people don't stay in the neat little pigeonholes they define everyone into.


They decry it en mass from their pigeon holes.
 
2010-01-18 5:50:32 PM  
Good for him!
 
2010-01-18 5:51:57 PM  
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2010-01-18 5:54:17 PM  
What people fail to understand about Bush is that he WAS NOT A BAD PERSON. Every time I see some liberal moonbat making all sorts of terrible statements about his character I don't understand it.

He sucked as a president but I don't doubt he was a good person. His VP however I'm not so sure about.
 
2010-01-18 5:57:37 PM  

downstairs: I'm pretty sure the Bushes never really cared for Limbaugh. Goes back to George H. W. Bush's presidency.


I don't think anyone with actual power in the GOP really "cares" for Limbaugh. I suspect he's a useful idiot to them, someone who can be counted on to whip the mouth-breathers into a righteous, GOP-voting froth.

Not just Limbaugh either, but O'Falafel, Hannity, Beck, and all those other 'tards on Faux. This is dirty work that needs doing, but nobody who's running for a real office wants to sully their hands with it.
 
2010-01-18 6:00:06 PM  
On another subject, is there a single country in the world run by black people that isn't a total mess? I was trying to think of one, but can't.
 
2010-01-18 6:00:27 PM  
I don't know if- what you guys are talking about.
 
2010-01-18 6:00:59 PM  
Hey George, you can't talk to the head of your party that way!
 
2010-01-18 6:01:45 PM  
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roll up your sleeves brownie...
it makes you look like you're working!
 
2010-01-18 6:06:46 PM  

uglybob69: What people fail to understand about Bush is that he WAS NOT A BAD PERSON. Every time I see some liberal moonbat making all sorts of terrible statements about his character I don't understand it.

He sucked as a president but I don't doubt he was a good person. His VP however I'm not so sure about.


Tucker Carlson (total moonbat) alleges that Bush mocked a woman whom he had refused to grant clemency to. Texas executed Karly Faye Tucker in 1998. Tucker had become a devout Christian. Great guy, that Bush fella. Copypasta time:

In the week before [Karla Faye Tucker's] execution, Bush says, Bianca Jagger and a number of other protesters came to Austin to demand clemency for Tucker. "Did you meet with any of them?" I ask.

Bush whips around and stares at me. "No, I didn't meet with any of them," he snaps, as though I've just asked the dumbest, most offensive question ever posed. "I didn't meet with Larry King either when he came down for it. I watched his interview with [Tucker], though. He asked her real difficult questions, like 'What would you say to Governor Bush?' "

"What was her answer?" I wonder.

"Please," Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, "don't kill me."
 
2010-01-18 6:31:56 PM  

RockIsDead: Lefties hate it when people don't stay in the neat little pigeonholes they define everyone into.


Says the one trying to pigeonhole "lefties".

I'm pretty solidly on the left, and I agree with George W here entirely. I dislike his performance overall as President, but that doesn't mean I somehow have to disagree with each and every thing he does. Even when he was in office, I liked some of his policies -- he increased funding to fight HIV in Africa, he (initially, anyway) increased NIH and science funding, and several of his immigration reform proposals, such as a guest-worker program, were good.

Of course I also supported the war in Afghanistan and think we handled it very well overall, at least up until the point we spread ourselves too thin by invading Iraq. My only other criticism of Afghanistan is that we should have sent US forces into Tora Bora, even with the possibility of high American casualties, rather than have the Afghans lead the charge; the Afghans negotiated a truce which gave Bin Laden and other important figures the opportunity to escape (much like Mullah Omar did). For the rest of the country, it was appropriate to have the Afghans leading the fight with US support, but we should have made it clear that we were going after Bin Laden ourselves.
 
2010-01-18 6:38:34 PM  

uglybob69: What people fail to understand about Bush is that he WAS NOT A BAD PERSON. Every time I see some liberal moonbat making all sorts of terrible statements about his character I don't understand it.

He sucked as a president but I don't doubt he was a good person. His VP however I'm not so sure about.


Yup, knowingly lying to the population to blow up another country puts him on saint status!
 
2010-01-18 6:58:19 PM  
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Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?
 
2010-01-18 6:58:44 PM  

cryinoutloud: This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to "burnish" the president's standing and credibility "with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country."
"It's made-to-order for 'em," Limbaugh said. "That's why he couldn't wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there."

Wow, that's tacky as all shiatola. Hey, Rush--not everyone sees every news story as an opportunity to make it about themselves, like you do.


Not to mention the inane idea that Obama is losing credibility with the black community.

/I think the "light skinned" part was a shot at Reid.
 
2010-01-18 7:08:20 PM  
So this is what they were saving Dubya for: the talking heads that the Republicans don't control are running amok for their own profit instead of following the Reaganite rule of covering each other's back. Palin is running amok with the same idea. And so far, Dubya is sitting back in hiding because nobody wants to remind anybody that he's the one who caused all this shiat that is going down now.

So what happens? Dubya is pulled out as the perfect talking head. Shut up, Rush. Eat it, Beck. Sit on it, Palin. The Republicans want to regain their idiot base and there's only one true way to do that: bring back the former RINO but now useful idiot who is completely unemployable in any other way. Bring back the biggest failure in the history of U.S. Presidents. And now, he's a walking ad to undermine every single useful idiot that turned their back on The Party.

Honestly, I'll doubt it'll work. And it looks incredibly desperate. And Dubya is probably going along with it so he can stand that long push to not being egged in public which will never work. But damned if the Republicans don't think it just takes one year to erase eight years of severe incompetence!
 
2010-01-18 7:25:31 PM  

shroom: brigid_fitch: He didn't, but made it obvious that he disagrees with Rush. I didn't expect any Republican to speak out against Rush, even in this passive way, so I'm happy to see one that did.

Naturally no Republican will stand up to him. Naturally they will also not recognize that what Rush is saying today (donating to private charity = BAD, LIBERAL, COMMUNIST) is the polar opposite of what Rush and other neoconservatives have been saying for the last 30 years (private charity = GOOD, government aid = BAD, LIBERAL, COMMUNIST).

This is, I think, one of the problems fundamental to modern Republican ideology that Democrats/progressives simply do not have an effective strategy to overcome. Simply put, they don't determine "correct" and "wrong" by whether what they're saying agrees with facts or logic; if Rush repeats it and no Republican stands up to him, than it is correct. It doesn't matter if "it" is the direct opposite of what Rush was saying last year or last month. It doesn't matter if "it" agrees with or contradicts any facts in evidence. If he says it, it's true, and if it's true it's because he said it, even if it's not what he said yesterday and what he will say tomorrow.


You just described Andrew Sullivan!
 
2010-01-18 7:41:35 PM  

tinyarena: Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?


Everywhere, but the Lib MSM never allowed those images to get out.

Consider yourself played for falling for it.
 
2010-01-18 7:47:44 PM  

RockIsDead: tinyarena: Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?

Everywhere, but the Lib MSM never allowed those images to get out.

Consider yourself played for falling for it.


Says the Bush-worshipper.
 
2010-01-18 7:48:57 PM  
France accused the US of "occupying" Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.

HAHA!

And so it goes...

/RID = Right more times than your mother did anal
 
2010-01-18 7:52:23 PM  

RockIsDead: France accused the US of "occupying" Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.

HAHA!

And so it goes...

/RID = Right more times than your mother did anal


You sound happy people are dying. No surprise there.
 
2010-01-18 7:56:20 PM  
Rush didn't take orders from Bush while he was president. What makes him think he'll start now?
Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.
 
2010-01-18 8:01:26 PM  

downtownant: Rush didn't take orders from Bush while he was president. What makes him think he'll start now?
Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.


No hate like neocon hate.
 
2010-01-18 8:07:25 PM  

downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.


You obviously don't know anything about mass media demographics. The average NPR listener is actually the most impressive of any media outlet. 65% are college educated, have a $86,000 income - compared to the US average of 25% college educated and a $55,000 income. They're the audience most advertisers would kill for, if it weren't for the limits of underwriting.

Demographics Link (new window, pdf)
 
2010-01-18 8:08:19 PM  
Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?

You think the Tea Party movement considers Bush to be its leader? Silly, stupid Lib.

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.

Then you need to get your ears checked. We complained plenty, it wasn't until Stimulus and the Bailouts we started the protesting on the streets. Prior to that we were melting the phone lines into DC telling them we didn't want TARP.
 
2010-01-18 8:10:31 PM  

Weaver95: wanna bet Limbaugh ignores the slap down?


He ignored the comment from Pat Buchanan. You think he even felt this fleabite? The only thing that MIGHT slow Limbonehead down at this point would be if the ghost of St. Reagan appeared in a pillar of fire and struck him dead with a burst of conservative lightning.
 
2010-01-18 8:15:00 PM  

Teikiatsu: Then you need to get your ears checked. We complained plenty, it wasn't until Stimulus and the Bailouts we started the protesting on the streets. Prior to that we were melting the phone lines into DC telling them we didn't want TARP.


What a convenient fantasy.
 
2010-01-18 8:24:18 PM  

MrSteve007: downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.

You obviously don't know anything about mass media demographics. The average NPR listener is actually the most impressive of any media outlet. 65% are college educated, have a $86,000 income - compared to the US average of 25% college educated and a $55,000 income. They're the audience most advertisers would kill for, if it weren't for the limits of underwriting.

Demographics Link (new window, pdf)


Yeah just like they supported Air America right? My point is Rush has nothing to worry about from Whargarbl liberals who dislike him. If you guys simply ignored him he wouldn't be taking up valuable real estate in your heads.
 
2010-01-18 8:34:01 PM  
downtownant: I'd be careful about "valuable" real estate in this day and age, mate.
 
2010-01-18 8:44:49 PM  

downtownant: MrSteve007: downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.

You obviously don't know anything about mass media demographics. The average NPR listener is actually the most impressive of any media outlet. 65% are college educated, have a $86,000 income - compared to the US average of 25% college educated and a $55,000 income. They're the audience most advertisers would kill for, if it weren't for the limits of underwriting.

Demographics Link (new window, pdf)

Yeah just like they supported Air America right? My point is Rush has nothing to worry about from Whargarbl liberals who dislike him. If you guys simply ignored him he wouldn't be taking up valuable real estate in your heads.


You're right!

As long as he's got millions of dollars, Oxicontin, Viagra and child prostitutes, he's probably not worried about much.

Seriously though, I love how you ignore the FACTS that completely disprove your assertion, and then jump on the "Air America" bit. Way to go, Limbaugh fellator, Rush would be proud.
 
2010-01-18 8:47:44 PM  
Bush == RINO. Oh, and we've Always Been At War With Eurasia.
 
2010-01-18 9:12:22 PM  
Limbaugh doesn't release Arbitron ratings. However, I have a friend in the industry who told me that last quarter, his show was ranked #6 in New York City on his "flagship station" WABC.

Also keep in mind that Limbaugh is on in mid-days. Radio "prime time" is morning-drive and afternoon-drive. He really has no competition. Put Rush on against a lame-ass morning zoo and I bet he wouldn't do well.
 
2010-01-18 9:18:09 PM  
A mass murderer says one sensible thing to one of his insane supporters. That does not make him a hero.
 
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