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From time to time I listen to the opposition to see how they are spinning current stories. Today, I tuned in to Rush Limbaugh to hear how "Binders Full Of Women" was going down in his warped world.  

Of course, his explanation didn't come close to reality.  He said Romney was "complimenting" women with his words and that most women recognized it as a compliment.  WTF?  

As a woman with 30+ years of banking experience under my bra (I don't normally wear a belt), I can tell you that I didn't respond with gratitude when Romney stood up there and said

because I had the -- the chance to pull together a Cabinet and all the applicants seemed to be men. And I -- and I went to my staff, and I said, how come all the people for these jobs are -- are all men? They said, well, these are the people that have the qualifications. And I said, well, gosh, can't we -- can't we find some -- some women that are also qualified?
What I heard was the nameless male suit from my past who goshed and gollyed while he stole my raise and promotion to give it to the lunkhead guy I just trained.  I felt used, I felt powerless, I felt...dare I say it?  I felt fucked over. Granted, he was polite and all, but I still felt fucked over.  So follow me below the orange wet spot below to find out what else Rush said today.

This part is from the call in portion of Rush's show.  A young college coed in Gainesville, Florida named Rebecca called in to express her abject fear that an undecided voter on a Faux News focus group stated that her indecision was not between Obama and Romney but between Romney and not voting at all.  And she reported that some students on her campus had expressed the same thing.  Then came the following exchange.  

REBECCA:  This is my first election.  I'm voting.
RUSH:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Vote three or four times.  It's Florida.  You're a student.  They'll think you're voting for Obama.  They'll let you in there as many times as you can get in.  Just kidding.
REBECCA: (laughing)
RUSH:  Just kidding, folks, just having fun with the caller here.  You're very shrewd to pick up on that, and I'm glad that you called and reminded me, because -- by the way, you're a student.  Do you have everything you need?  Do you have an iPad?
REBECCA:  No.  Actually, my mom does, but I don't have one.  I thought about buying it.
RUSH:  Would your mom be upset if I gave you one?
REBECCA:  I don't think so.
RUSH:  Let's try it.
REBECCA:  Okay.
RUSH:  If she gets upset, you can always send it back.
REBECCA:  All right.
RUSH:  That won't happen.  Hang on, Rebecca, and Mr. Snidley will get your address and we'll FedEx you an iPad and you'll have it tomorrow.

Then he took a commercial break.  

Now, I don't know about you, but that sure sounded like a sleazy little bribe to me.    Do you suppose all Rebecca's sorority sisters will call Uncle Rush and promise to vote if he sends them an iPad, too?  How many iPads can a 400 million dollar contract buy?  Do you suppose he gets to write-off the iPad as a business expense?  

Originally posted to htowngenie on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 07:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Houston Area Kossacks.

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    This is my first Diary, please be kind...

    It is not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. - The Declaration of Arbroath 1320

    by htowngenie on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 07:02:29 PM PDT

  •  The thing is, just because they "promise" to vote (2+ / 0-)
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    ...at all, much less for Romney, hardly means they have to keep their end of the "bargain".

    Hell, I'd be happy to call him up, con him into buying me an iPad and then donate the same $500 it would've cost me to the Obama campaign...and then vote for Obama myself, as I always intended...

  •  My first thought wasn't vote bribing, (1+ / 0-)
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    htowngenie

    but Trojan photo hunt. He didn't say he would send her a new ipad. I imagine it pre-loaded with spy software where Rush can view the cameras remotely. Remember all the sickening things he said about fluke and "buy-a-lick slurp"? He is a disgusting pig so naturally that's where my mind went.

    •  Very disgusting. (0+ / 0-)

      Sometimes I feel physically sick when I spy-listen to his show.  Other times I cry.  What kind of sick jollies does he get from spewing hate and lies day after day?  Way worse than porn to me.    

      It is not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. - The Declaration of Arbroath 1320

      by htowngenie on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:07:04 PM PDT

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  •  BFD (0+ / 0-)

    Rush spends some of his fortune on someone else. Big whoop.

    Last year, my daughter, who has CF, 'aged' out of the Children's Hospital where she has spent a good portion of her life. On the last day of her 'tune-up', all of her nurses, and there have been many, many  through the years, presented her with a new iPad because they knew she wanted to go to college. And there lies the difference between showboating and compassion.

    Stuff it, Rush.

    There's nothing much wrong with a closed mind that a closed mouth wouldn't cure.

    by numi on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:01:22 PM PDT

    •  I'm touched. Is she ok? (0+ / 0-)

      Will she be able to get care now that she is aged out of her longstanding facility?

      (I am woefully ignorant about these matters, but your story touched me).

      Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand. ***Buy ALDUS SHRUGGED on amazon, and ALL royalties will be donated directly to Democrats in contentious Downballot races. @floydbluealdus1

      by Floyd Blue on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 06:13:44 AM PDT

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      •  22 and still going (0+ / 0-)

        Yes. Thanks to Obamacare she remains on her Mom's insurance, plus she gets SSDI, Medicare and Medicaid. That's SOP for CF patients. She ain't getting rich, trust me.

        A few months ago she made the list for a double lung transplant. Let me tell you, the world of transplants is a completely different place.

        You first have to be sick enough (last legs, so to speak) to qualify, then you must get well enough to survive the surgery. Then you make the list. And then you wait.

        It was touch and go for awhile. As you might imagine, the entire process can be quite depressing. But I expect she'll fight it to the end, whichever way it goes.

        There's nothing much wrong with a closed mind that a closed mouth wouldn't cure.

        by numi on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 10:16:36 AM PDT

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  •  htown - Limbaugh can certainly write off the iPad (1+ / 0-)
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    as a promotional expense. I understand that he gives out a few each week, not all to college students.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:08:25 PM PDT

  •  I don't have a problem (0+ / 0-)

    If I had kabillions of dollars, I'd make sure kids in school had the tools to do their work.

    I hate Limbaugh, but in this case, I have to give him his props.

    (G'head... flame me, but it's how I feel).

    What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes... Life is too strong for you-- It takes life to love Life

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:12:35 PM PDT

  •  Isn't there also some CEO who is promising to buy (0+ / 0-)

    all his employees an I-pad if they contribute to the Romney campaign. I think this is sick and desperate.

  •  It never ceases to amaze me...... (1+ / 0-)
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    The amount of total BS that millions of our fellow Americans will buy when it comes out of the mouths of Republicans, be they Romney, Limbaugh, Trump, West or numerous others, is absolutely breathtaking.  And the most vile of all those bloviations of hatred, lies and stupidity come from Limbaugh.

    Women, and everyone else for that matter, should be offended by such words spouted by such people.

    Hony soit qui mal e pense!

    by bobwilk on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:53:24 PM PDT

  •  Obviously (0+ / 0-)

    nobody is calling in, so they can't use the metric of callers waiting on the line to sell the show's "popularity" to advertisers. I think just about ALL of the calls to the show are rehearsed or otherwise screened in such a way as to weed out any chance of surprise. This seems very rehearsed, especially since her reaction is so mild. Not how in the transcript she does not even say "thank you!" If I was calling in a show for one reason and they diverted the subject of my call in order to give me a free gift, I'd be gushing appreciation. Instead the caller gives us "all right."

    Nobody's calling, nobody's listening, nobody's advertising, and so now Limbaugh has gone to "sweepstakes" mode to get some numbers up. Couldn't happen to a nicer drug addicted pedophile.

  •  congrat on your first diary! (0+ / 0-)

    I'll look forward to seeing more from you.

    •  Thanks Melanie in IA! (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm about to post another, only smaller, and mainly of significance to Texas Dems - Paul Sadler just got endorsed by the Dallas Morning News!  

      It is not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. - The Declaration of Arbroath 1320

      by htowngenie on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 02:20:23 PM PDT

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