March 1, 2016, - 4:52 pm
Despite Limbaugh Denials, Rush Actively Pimped Rubio AND Amnesty Bill – Schlussel FLASHBACK w Quotes, Dates
Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story that everyone thought was a bombshell, but it was actually old news: that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and other “conservatives” met with Marco Rubio and later pimped his immigration amnesty bill. Limbaugh is now claiming he never did, but news reports and transcripts of his show reveal otherwise. And he’s even inaccurately describing his Rubio-cheerleading from as recently as three weeks ago. I know because I reported a lot on this at the time and was largely dissed for not buying into the Rubio hype and BS. Below are the details and the quotes to prove it.
All of this is probably academic because, as I’ve been saying since at least August (and maybe, July) Donald Trump will be the GOP Prez Nominee. He will win big tonight as Super Tuesday results come in, but you never know; despite all of their fighting like a bad divorce, Trump could pick Marco Kinky Boots Rubio Boobio Schmoobio to be his Veep. He probably won’t, but stranger things have happened. Reagan and Bush hated each other and Reagan went with Bush for VP. So, the record must be set straight. It must also be set straight because Rush Limbaugh is engaging in a lot of revisionist history about what actually happened and what he actually said. He, Mark Levin, and Sean Hannity all bought into Rubio’s Senate Gangbang of Eight amnesty bill pimpitude. Now, he claims he didn’t. Now, Limbaugh claims he never promoted the Gang of Eight immigration bill and was simply being polite to Rubio. Um, no. Not even close. And this is important because it shows how much Limbaugh thinks he can put one (or more than one) over on his listeners and get away with it.
Back in January 2013, I was very angry when I heard Limbaugh cheerleading Rubio. I wrote about it, and I quoted the Wall Street Journal quoting Limbaugh’s show:
It’s official: Marco Rubio and his staff told today’s Wall Street Journal that Rubio’s role–-as I told you all along–-is not to ensure that immigration amnesty also includes meaningless border security measures. It’s to pimp the right on amnesty. And his “working girls,” Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and others, were played like violins, this week. And, again, while Rush tried to backpedal yesterday, on Tuesday he told listeners after the Rubio interview, “Maybe we should do this.” He can’t claim he never said that (though he’s tried). It’s on the recordings and in the transcripts on his site. . . .
[As I noted, the Wall Street Journal quoted Limbaugh from his show:]
After their 10-minute talk on his show, Mr. Limbaugh gushed to his listeners that he had gone from “adamantly against” the Senate proposal to thinking, “maybe we should do this.”
And it gets worse. As I noted on January 30th on this site, on his January 29th show–the one in which he pimped us on Rubio and his amnesty bill–Limbaugh engaged in what I called the “Snoop Dogg Defense” of Rubio and his amnesty bill, saying this to Rubio about it:
What you are doing is admirable and noteworthy. You are recognizing reality.
Translation: we’re never gonna stop illegal immigration or deport them all, so you are recognizing reality. They’re gonna do it anyway, so let’s give ’em a pathway to legalization (which equals a pathway to de facto citizenship).
But, wait, there’s even more. As I reported in June 2013, Limbaugh, on his June 12, 2013 show again promoted Rubio’s amnesty bill.
Over the weekend, Rubio gave an interview in Spanish to a Latino media outlet, in which he explicitly said he was for amnesty first and enforcement later. Then, on Tuesday, he went on FOX News, and said he didn’t say that, when it’s exactly what he said. Just like Yasser Arafat, who said one thing to the Western, English-speaking media, and the exact opposite to the Arab media. So did Rush Limbaugh get upset about this 180-ing lying sack? . . .
Nope. Yesterday, on his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh defended Rubio yet again. He said he spoke with Rubio, and Rubio reminded him that Rubio said on the Limbaugh show that it was necessary to start the “pathway to citizenship” first so that the problem of illegal aliens doesn’t get any bigger. HUUUUUUH?????? Um, how on earth does the problem “not get any bigger,” if you’re NOT enforcing the borders and more illegal aliens come in? This is just BS. And, yet, Limbaugh continues to pimp us on Rubio’s pimping because Rubio is the GOP’s “great Hispanic hope.” No other reason. And it gets worse.
Today, ALL EIGHT of the Senate Gangbang of Eight–including Rubio–voted down an amendment from Senator Charles Grassley that would require border enforcement for six months first and then start the “pathway to citizenship” amnesty. Limbaugh mentioned that on his show today, but conspicuously didn’t call out Rubio on this. It’s nauseating and revealing.
Um, does any of that sound like, as Rush claimed on his nationally-syndicated show yesterday, he was just being polite and didn’t promote the amnesty bill?
He’s not telling you the truth. Either his memory is incredibly faulty, or he just thinks he can get away with feeding you manure. I vote the latter.
Also, yesterday, Limbaugh said that, while he lectured listeners that “Cruz is a conservative” earlier in February, he claimed that it was not in a discussion about immigration and “had nothing to do with that.” He claimed that he told listeners Rubio’s a conservative because Limbaugh was angry about Ted Cruz callers. He claimed this was on a February 10th or 11th show. But, in fact, that’s not true, either.
The day Limbaugh lectured listeners that Rubio was still a conservative was February 2nd. On that day, Limbaugh told listeners that he doesn’t want them to think Rubio isn’t a conservative, just because of the amnesty stuff. He instructed listeners that Rubio is still a genuine conservative, regardless of the immigration stuff.
Perhaps Rush needs to review his show transcripts more carefully . . . and be a little more intellectually honest with listeners about his constant stretching to support Rubio for no legitimate reason.
The transcripts don’t lie. He said what he said then . . . regardless of what he now claims he said then.
I hate it when people lie about what they did just to save face. And the fact is that Rush Limbaugh repeatedly pimped his audience on Marco Rubio and the Senate Gang of Eight Amnesty bill.
The fact that he won’t admit it should tell you something about the rest of what he says: you can’t believe it or him.
And he was willing to sell America’s security and national identity down the river forever. Just like Marco Rubio.