I recently did some research on Rush Limbaugh, the De facto leader of the conservative movement. De Facto means something not necessarily endorsed by the law but something that is considered to be the norm in everyday use. There seems to be a leadership vacuum in the Republican Party since the conservatives were trounched in the 2008 elections. When President Obama said “Stop listening to Rush Limbaugh if you want to get things done” and didn’t refer to our elected republican leadership I would say that makes Rush Limbaugh the De Facto leader. So who is this Rush Limbaugh, the leader of the conservative movement and arch enemy of the majority of Americans that had the nerve to go out and vote for a candidate not endorsed by the great Maha Rushie as he so lovingly calls himself on his show ? Well of you take even a brief look at Rush Limbaugh you will find that the emperor has no clothes. Rush is just another hypocrite paid a bunch of money to sell commercials on a nationally syndicated radio show. On his show, Rush Limbaugh says he represents conservationism, unfortunately when you look at the life Rush Limbaugh lives, you may see anther story.
Rush Limbaugh the patriot ? When Americans were fighting a dying in Vietnam, Rush took a deferment to go to college. When he flunked out of college he got classified as medically unfit to serve either from a knee injury or a boil on his ass depending where you find the information. Either way, when he could have served the country, he sure didn’t volunteer and actually used the system NOT to serve his country.
Rush Limbaugh, the pillar of family values ? Rush Limbaugh has no children and has been married and divorced 3 times. “Limbaugh was first married on September 24, 1977 to Roxy Maxine McNeely, a sales secretary at radio station WHB in Kansas City, Mo. They were married at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In March 1980, McNeely filed for divorce, citing “incompatibility.” They were formally divorced on July 10, 1980.In 1983, Limbaugh married Michelle Sixta, a college student and usherette at the Kansas City Royals Stadium Club. They were divorced in 1990, and she remarried the following year.On May 27, 1994, Limbaugh married Marta Fitzgerald, a 35-year-old aerobics instructor. They were separated on June 11, 2004. Limbaugh announced on the air, “Marta has consented to my request for a divorce, and we have mutually agreed to seek an amicable separation.” The divorce was finalized in December 2004.”
Rush Limbaugh on Law and Order ? Well Rush has had a couple of legal Problems due to illegal drug use. “On October 3, 2003 the National Enquirer reported that Limbaugh was being investigated for illegally obtaining the prescription drugs qxycodone and hydrocodone. On April 28, 2006, Limbaugh and his attorney, Roy Black, went to the Palm Beach County Jail to surrender after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of doctor shopping. According to Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the Sheriff, during his arrest, Limbaugh was booked, photographed, and fingerprinted, but not handcuffed. He was then released after about an hour on $3,000 bail. After his surrender, he filed a “not guilty” plea to the charge. Prosecutors agreed to drop the charge if Limbaugh paid $30,000 to defray the cost of the investigation. In June 2006, Limbaugh was detained by drug enforcement agents at Palm Beach Airport shortly after cutting the deal on the painkiller charges in April. Customs officials confiscated Viagra from Limbaugh’s luggage as he was returning from the Dominican Republic. The prescription was not in Limbaugh’s name. After he was released with no charges filed,”
Rush Limbaugh the political guru ? During the 2008 election, Rush Limbaugh urged his supporters to crossover, change political parties and vote for Hillary Clinton because Obama would be harder to beat in the general election. This only reenforced that its not about conservatism, its about manipulating the political system and cheating in Rush Limbaugh’s mind. Of course John McCain lost handily. As you know, President Obama prevailed and life goes on. Rush still has his show and the conservative movement is basically dead. Could it be time for the conservatives to find a new leader ?