61 Reasons Why Americans Are Done With Rush Limbaugh (VIDEO)

Why Americans Are Done With Rush Limbaugh

For  three hours a day, five days a week, Rush Limbaugh spins racism, misogyny, homophobia, hatred and lies on our public radio. He seems to have no  filter, no common decency. Thankfully, we are seeing his reign coming to an end.  With each hateful word, Limbaugh is digging his hole deeper.

The public is no longer ignoring Limbaugh. They know he won’t just fade away, and activists and concerned consumers are coming out in droves. There are petitions, boycott groups, and a database set up to monitor the sponsors that support his vile commentary. Thousands of companies have removed ads from his show. Given the strength and resilience of  his protestors, and the great financial loss he is costing the radio industry,  his days on public radio are clearly numbered.

Here are examples of Rush Limbaugh quotes from the last three decades.  There are hundreds, even thousands, to choose from. Some of these will shock you, some will amuse you, but many will sicken you. But they all represent why American is coming together to end hate speech on public radio.

Thanks to truth-seekers, Media  Matters, Limbaugh’s rants can be heard on audio, or read in text, using  the ‘Source’ link at the end of each line below.

You may want to grab an airsickness bag.

  1. He asked why no one was referring to convicted molester, Jerry Sandusky, as a “gay guy.” (!) Source
  2. He believes in the “sanctity” and “tradition” of marriage. He knows – he’s been married four times. Source
  3. He called children on assisted lunches “wanton little waifs and serfs.” Source
  4. He called global warning a “hoax.” Source
  5. He called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” when she advocated for birth control. Source
  6. He called undocumented immigrants “invasive species,” “mollusks,” and “spermatozoa.” Source
  7. He compares gay marriage to pedophilia. Source
  8. He defended Joseph Kony, known for the murder/mutilation/torture/rape of 30,000 children in Uganda. Source
  9. He denies guns play any role in domestic violence fatalities. Source
  10. He dodged the draft due to a cyst on his butt – okay his ass. (You can’t make this up.) Source
  11. He does not think women should have insurance-covered birth control, but insurance for Viagra is okay. Source
  12. He has used paid callers, because to them, he is brilliant – like a ‘god!’ Source
  13. He joked about “pressure cookers” a day after Boston bombs killed and mutilated children and adults. Source
  14. He joked and ranted on about an alleged necrophilia law in Egypt. Source

  15. He linked Hawaii Five-O, welfare, Amanda Berry, kidnapped victims and Obama in one show. Source
  16. He linked lesbians with obesity and alcoholism and said they don’t need to care how they look. Source
  17. He mocked the Chinese president and the Chinese language, inciting racial threats. Source
  18. He mocked the cries of children afraid to die, as did those in the Sandy Hook massacre. Source
  19. He mocked the physical symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and accused Michael J. Fox of faking his illness. Source
  20. He never served in the military yet called soldiers who supported Iraqi withdrawal “phony soldiers.” Source
  21. He promoted the myth that abortions cause cancer. Source
  22. He referenced black U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, as a slave and asked “who was her owner?” Source
  23. He referred to a transgender as “Add-A-Dick-To-Me-Babe.” Source
  24. He referred to Amy Carter as the most unattractive presidential daughter in American history. Source
  25. He referred to U.S. guards torturing Iraqis as “having a good time” and “blowing off steam.” Source
  26. He said AIDS was caused by promiscuity and would not spread to heterosexuals. Source
  27. He said all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson. Source Source
  28. He said an abortion could be stopped if it occurred with a gun. Source
  29. He said deep down women actually hope for sexual harassment. Source
  30. He said feminism was created to allow ugly women a place in society. Source
  31. He said he hoped President Obama would fail in his presidency. Source
  32. He said he’d move to Costa Rica if Obamacare passed. Source
  33. He said illegal drug users should be ‘sent up’ and jailed. He served no jail time for his drug arrest. Source
  34. He said Mexican immigrants who enter illegally are unwilling to work. Source
  35. He said nicotine has not been proven to be addictive. Source
  36. He said Obama’s “regime” is “tribalizing” America. (Racism meets Nazism.) Source
  37. He said pro-choice advocates are disappointed when abortions don’t happen. Source
  38. He said same-sex marriage could lead to sex with a child. Source
  39. He said there was never a budget surplus under Bill Clinton. Source
  40. He said VAWA was created under the ‘guise’of women being beaten to a pulp. Source
  41. He said what women want, and need, could be discovered by observing his cat (gag alert). Source
  42. He said women live longer than men because their lives are easier. Source
  43. He said, “We need to call Guantanamo a Muslim resort.” (Sociopath) Source
  44. He sang “Barack The Magic Negro” to “Puff The Magic Dragon” (extremely racist audio). Source
  45. He says he’s the least racist host on radio. Source
  46. He sent an entire TV audience away after pro-choice protestors showed up. (Recommend Source.) Source
  47. He showed photos comparing Chelsea Clinton to a dog when she was 13-years-old. Source
  48. He stated that “no one ever said” there was a connection between 911 and Iraq. Source
  49. He suggested Hilary Clinton had Vince Foster murdered. (This should have taken him down.) Source
  50. He talked of a dream he had where he “made a woman” out of Hilary Clinton. Source
  51. He told a black female to take the bone out of her nose and call him back. Source
  52. He told Sandra Fluke he wanted her to videotape/post her sex online so he could watch. Source
  53. He used to go under the name of ‘Jeff Christie.’ He named himself ‘El Rushbo.’ Source
  54. He was busted in Missouri. Yes, there is a Limbaugh bust next to Mark Twain’s and Walter Cronkite’s. Source
  55. He was named “Worst Person In The World” by Keith Olbermann. Source
  56. He was named Media Matters’ “Misinformer Of The Year” in 2012. Source
  57. He was prevented from buying the St. Louis Rams because of his hate and racism. Source
  58. He’s called President Obama a thug. Source
  59. His third, of four marriages, was officiated by accused sexist, Justice Clarence Thomas. Source

After the Sandra Fluke attack, petitions, protests and boycotts began. Since  the FCC and Clear Channel refused to take action, the American consumers  took matters into their own hands. They used their greatest weapon – the “almighty dollar” – and refused to buy from Limbaugh’s sponsors. Nearly 2,700  sponsors have made public/private statements about pulling their Limbaugh  advertising. If you add in sponsors whose who left silently to avoid the bad  press and the wrath of Dittoheads, oneboycotter said the number of sponsoring who’ve pulled ads is closer to  3,500, adding some companies do return.

Here are some of the companies that have been the most  loyal to The Rush Limbaugh Show during 2012/2013:

 Lear Capitol, Lifelock, Stamps.com, Cox, Amberen, Angie’s List, Safelite, 800GotJunk, 800DonateCars, Blinds.com, ProFlowers, 800Flowers,  Advance Auto Parts, Ageless Male, D&B Credibility, Total  Transformation, LegalZoom, Regus, SweetJack, Income At Home & iHeart  Radio.

To support the protest/get involved:

Sign: The Rush  Limbaugh/Clear Channel Petition 

Join: Boycott Rush Limbaugh Facebook  Group and FlushRush Fight Group

Visit: The  StopRush Database

The author, Leslie Salzillo, is a political commentator, activist,  diarist, and visual artist. Salzillo writes diaries in Daily Kos and began  contributing to Liberals Unite in June 2013.


Leslie Salzillo

Leslie Salzillo

Leslie Salzillo is a pro-choice mother, Rush Limbaugh boycotter, political commentator and visual artist. She began contributing to Liberals Unite in June of 2013. Join her on the new Facebook page, Pro-Choice Liberals.
Leslie Salzillo