January 30, 2013, - 1:54 pm

Rush Pimps Marco Rubio’s “Snoop Dogg” Defense for Amnesty

By Debbie Schlussel

Yesterday, in a softball interview Rush Limbaugh did with Marco Rubio, he gushed over Rubio’s absurd “Snoop Dogg” defense for supporting the immigration amnesty that the Senate Gangbang of Eight is shoving down America’s throat–a bill that mirrors Obama’s plan. I call it the Snoop Dogg defense because it’s the same old thing we hear from liberals and reprobates time and time again when they want to ease penalties for criminals and those engaged in anti-social, anti-American behavior. As I told you last week, rapper “Snoop Dogg” a/k/a “Snoop Lion” said he wouldn’t force eight-year-old boys (whom he coaches in football) to smoke pot, but that he would show them how . . . just to make it safe.



Rubio’s phony defense for being involved in this disastrous immigration amnesty package, which he relayed to Limbaugh on the air, is that he’s involved to make sure border security and other “safeguards” were put into place because the immigration amnesty is going to happen anyway and he wants to “make it safe.” As we know, these are the same promises and “safeguards” that are already law and are never enforced (and won’t be in the future). In response, Rush drooled,

What you are doing is admirable and noteworthy. You are recognizing reality.


Clearly, Rush is saying, “well, amnesty will happen–that’s reality. So you are admirable and noteworthy for being a part of it and (pretending you are) trying to ‘make it safe.'”

That’s like Rush congratulating Snoop. Because, after all, with this defeatist fait accompli/capitulation mindset, I suppose Snoop is admirable and noteworthy for teaching young boys to smoke pot “safely.” He’s “recognizing reality” that young kids will smoke pot, and he will make it safe.

It’s like Rush congratulating schools for teaching young kids how to use condoms and giving them birth control. After all, aren’t they also “admirable and noteworthy” for teaching kids who shouldn’t be having sex how to have it “safely”? Aren’t they “recognizing reality” that kids will have sex, and they are merely making it safe?

This is liberal, far-left thinking and the kinds of excuses made by those who’ve fought against decent people and traditional values in the culture wars and carried out successful attempts to bring America down for decades.

And now they are also the thinking and excuses for Rush Limbaugh.

Today, on his show, he tried to backtrack from what he said, claiming he doesn’t endorse immigration amnesty. But with his gushing over Rubio and man-crush statements about Rubio being admirable for putting an ineffective condom over the virus that is this massive immigration amnesty package, he’s not being honest with you or anyone who heard his show, yesterday. His and Rubio’s only reservation, yesterday, was their professed concern that Obama wouldn’t insist on the package’s hollow, meaningless border protection measures that don’t amount to anything if you read them closely. Even if those measures meant anything and were enforced, so what? We are about to thrust 30 million people (nobody even knows how many exactly) onto the American job market to compete with American citizens and to usurp entitlements that Americans pay for. Who cares about securing the border when the menace is inside and now made a “part of the family”? How ’bout just securing the border and deporting those who shouldn’t be inside of it?

Rush is in the tank for Rubio and the Rubio-Schumer immigration amnesty. If you didn’t get that, you aren’t paying attention. If Rush wanted to get tough on Rubio and really oppose this proposed legislation, he’d have asked Rubio tough questions, like the ones raised here. But neither he nor fellow Rubio lemming Mark Levin did that because they buy into the false idea of Rubio as the pristine, “conservative,” great Hispanic hope to rescue the GOP from death. If Rush was really opposed to this, he’d rail against it AND Rubio. But he isn’t and he won’t. Instead, he’s congratulating Rubio for being a co-conspirator in this looming disaster. Contrast that with the way he constantly railed against Lindsey Graham (whom he called, “Lindsey Grahamnesty”) for supporting the same kind of amnesty package over the years (and he is part of the same Senate Gangbang of Eight, including Rubio, now pimping this package). Rubio’s excuses for supporting this horrible amnesty are a distinction without a difference. He’s supporting it. That’s all that matters.

Rush Limbaugh can’t have it both ways. He can’t pretend to oppose amnesty and then gush over Marco Rubio for his involvement in it and phony claims of taking any steps to lessen the damage and destruction it will wreak upon America.

Whenever readers tell me, “But Rush Limbaugh said x, y, and z,” I remind them that Rush also repeatedly pushed for the Dubai Ports deal to have Muslim governments that aided the 9/11 hijackers run our ports. I remind them that he repeatedly pimps for the United Arab Emirates. Because he was friends with the show’s producer and likes to hang out with Hollywood types, Rush constantly praised the politically correct show “24” which never made Muslims the ultimate terrorists (they were always working for some White male grand master of evil). He excused Bob Costas’ rant against gun owners and the Second Amendment as an accident because Costas “forgot to turn off his microphone,” when Costas, in fact, knew his microphone was on and was specifically addressing the football viewing audience. (Rush and his wife use the NBC booth to watch NFL games, and he wants to stay on Costas’ and NBC’s good side.) Limbaugh also never attacks taxes, public funding, and corporate welfare for NFL billionaires and their stadiums or the thuggishness and crime of NFL players because he loves football and likes to hang out with jocks and NFL owners (otherwise known as “jock-sniffing”).

And there are many other things on which he’s wrong, dead wrong. And not conservative. No one person is right on everything. And some say and do things not out of principle but because it benefits their own personal interests . . . even a multi-millionaire talk show host with his own plane and Palm Beach mansion.

This is yet another to add to the list. And Rush won’t even be honest about what he said and did with regard to Rubio and this bill.

Marco Rubio is not on our side on this. And neither is Rush.

People need to distinguish partisans and personalities from principles and those who consistently hold them.


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34 Responses

I have heard that Rubio became involved in financial fraud in Florida because if he didn’t falsify travel vouchers, someone else would have. He is just following the same consistent pattern.

And Rush forgoing his privileged seats at football games?

When we think back about the people who suffered in Eastern Europe and other places for their opposition to Communism, and went to jail in defense of their principles, those who died so that Israel could come about, those imprisoned or killed for resisting Muslim totalitarianism, and these people forgo principle not even to avoid jail or destruction of their lives, but to attend some stupid football games or live the Washington high life.

Little Al on January 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I did the math. Rush is for Rush.

    How nouveau riche and disappointing 🙁

    As goes, so goes... on January 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm


Thinking people – genuine patriots – don’t do what is best for the party or a particular politician.

They do what is best for the country, period. Then again a lot of the “conservative” lumpenproletariat are idiots.

Rush Limbaugh’s defense of Marco Rubio and his “amnesty” legislation is a measure of just how low the conservative movement in this country has fallen.

Which makes you wonder if conservatism can be preserved in this country. It won’t have a future should this proposal become law.

NormanF on January 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm


Snoop puppy has looked like a homeless middle-aged alcoholic since he was seventeen. He makes Whoopi look like a model. One of the ugliest dudes I have ever laid eyes on. No mask required for Halloween. Get my drift?

Rush, as Michael Savage has said repeatedly is merely a checked-pants Republican. A yes-man lock-stepper for the party.

Rubio wants amnesty for the same reason Linda Chavez does — because these are fellow Latinos. Period.

As I’ve said here many times, this whole amnesty thing will guarantee a permanent leftist government. Now I have proof. Rachel (Frank) Maddow quoted a study yesterday showing that Latinos are far more liberal than typical white Americans are. Just the opposite of what we’ve been told. The study also showed that no matter what Republicans do on immigration to win over the Hispanic vote, Hispanics will STILL be voting democrat. So the Republicans will be allowing in millions of immigrants that will be voting democrat not republican. The only option left then is for the Republican party to move to the left to gain Hispanic voters and for every vote they gain by moving to the left they will lose two conservative voters. Its a no-win situation for Republicans. They had one chance — keep the undocumented democrats (illegals) out of the country and they blew that. The Republican party is finnished.

Percy Kittens Reloaded on January 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Rush mentioned this again today at length. It seems like his words are just all over the place, without force, conviction and direction.

Mark Levin also interviewed his “buddy” Marco Rubio yesterday, with similar results to Limbaugh.

Barry Popik on January 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm


    I guess RINO Rubio was busy making the “conservative” talk show rounds. Yesterday he was on Hannity’s radio show taking the same crap. Along with Hannity gushing like an empty headed school girl. And this fool jokes about Chris Matthew’s mancrush for Obungler.

    Ken b on January 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Debbie I am stunned by rush siding with rino Rubio on making 20 million Mexicans eligible for a life of welfare and crime in this country.does Rubio think that these criminals will vote for him or other rinos?this clown and all of the republicans will roll over for any thing bongo wants including nullification of the second amendment.well ups just delivered a large box of bullets for my .45 so I am going to start reloading them.i suggest you do the same and prepare for the worst.

bruce on January 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Cuban Americans are conservative.

Latinos from the rest of Latin America are statist in outlook.

What Rush is advocating is the GOP enfranchising 7 to 12 million new Democratic voters.

You don’t have to do the math to figure out that will push the country permanently to the Left.

If you want to see what a minority-majority country looks like, look at California. The Democrats last November secured a supermajority in both houses of the legislature and its a one party state now in all but name.

That is what will happen to this country if Schumer-Rubio get it their way.

NormanF on January 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

While I did not hear Rush interviewing Marco yesterday, I did hear Rush today. He spoke of the interview. He spoke briefly and favorably about the seemingly outdated demand that immigrants assimilate into American culture. He spoke disparagingly about the situation as it exists today – balkanization. That was a prelude to his praising Marco Rubio. The bottom line of Rubio – regardless of what is in his heart of hearts – is that he favors an amnesty policy that would add more than 11 million Hispanic immigrants (if that is the number given, you can be sure that the actual number is much more)to the voting population and to the Democratic Party.

I have heard too many Communist apologists and too many Islamic apologists try to peddle their wares by using a seemingly objective and respected front person to airbrush their true philosophy.

Rush made an issue over Rubio’s insistence on secure borders. If that is supposed to whitewash his amnesty program, he must think conservatives are extremely stupid. Think of the chronology: first we pass the amnesty bill, then we are promised that the borders will be secure.When we find out they are just as porous as ever, what do we do?

Shame on Rush for selling out.

Gloria Stewart on January 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Chris Ruddy of Newsmax also praised the plan. Last year he also praised Obama’s foreign policy and the great so-called “Arab Spring”. I sent him an email arguing that the “Arab Spring” was on track to become a disaster and never received a reply from him. Then again, if the Arabs are murdering each other instead of murdering Jews in Israel, maybe the “Arab Spring” is a big success.

David on January 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I cannot think of one “conservative” talk show host who isn’t more concerned about his/her job than genuinely fighting for the liberties they know are eroding. “The Great One”, the “Defender of the Constitution”, the “veteran of the Reagan Administration” (guess who) makes me want to puke every time I hear him spout off all the ways he and he alone is standing up for America. Hannity a self-centered, self-serving “great American is equally a fraud. These guys get off on people calling in … “Thank you for taking my call” … “It’s such an honor to speak with you” … “You’re a great American”. It’s like Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh exploit these people who most are looking for someone who will make a stand against the wiles of team Obama.

Steve on January 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

‘“Snoop Dogg” defense’… sad but funny. Or the other way around.

DS_ROCKS! on January 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Debbie Schlussel…..2016.

Ajax on January 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

This is exactly why I admire Debbie so much and why I look forward to reading this site.

Debbie is not afraid to “call a spade a spade” and with complete honesty and integrity will hold anyone accountable if and when they deserve it. She has no fear of the consequences in doing so even when her target might otherwise be ideologically aligned with her. This has probably cost her both professionally and personally, yet the truth is what is most important to her.

I wish I had just a small amount of her integrity.

I_AM_ME on January 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm

What’s forgotten is that LEGAL immigrants are also against amnesty. It makes harder on THEM.

Ghostwriter on January 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Can we expect anything else from the man who didn’t care whether of not Elmer Fudd was a conservative?

Stephen Schochet on January 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

After reading this, I’m not at all getting why Rush ever opposed McCain. The center of his opposition to McCain was not just the class warfare stuff, but the amnesty as well. Suddenly, it’s okay just b’cos of Rubio?

I neither hear him nor miss him these days

Infidel on January 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I was disappointed with Rush’s interview, too. And I stopped expecting conservative talkers to be real leaders a long time ago when none of the multimillionaires would ever put their money where their mouths are. They do it cuz they make money at it and they write (or someone writes for them) their terrible books to sell to their built in audiences because they make money. That’s all fine and good; if I had the ability to make a lot of money doing that I probably would, too. But I wouldn’t consider myself a leader if the only hardship I faced was the twits in the mainstream media getting their undies in a bunch over something I said.

Still, I don’t think there’s anybody that illustrates the utter foolishness of the left like Rush does. And I thought he was on point when he talked about why would anyone want to come to America anymore anyway; not for freedom but b/c the gov’t will take care of them. As for the other righty talkers, Levin is smart but always sounds angry; Hannity is clearly a dunce; Savage sounds like a pretentious boob; and Ingraham doesn’t offer much of substance or originality, either.

But as Hilary would say, “What, at this point, does it matter?” Most Americans are stupid and satisfied in watching others get screwed while they get their bit of Obama’s stash. There’s no desire to lift oneself up – joy is seen in others being brought down.

And as for all the wondrous Hispanics out there, I’m tired of hearing the GOP needs to change to get their support. Why don’t they stop electing the same damn type of politicians they ostensibly left their home countries to get away from? F’ng dummies.

Matt on January 30, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Rubio is an idiot. He has been a senator for what? 10 minutes. Schumer has been a cancer in the senate for 30+ years. He is going to do what ever he wants and convince junior it’s in his best interest to play along.

They wont defend the border now. Another law isn’t going to do squat.

Seems the democrats like their slaves. Schumer and obama both talked about the need for these illegals to do the manual, low paying jobs “americans” wont do. So they have to stay. So they want their brown slaves to stay in the fields. Didn’t the democrats in the 1860’s say the same thing about black people?

ender on January 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

In all of the reports regarding this amnesty program I have not heard one word regarding disease control. Has anyone here? Tuberculosis, for example, is a huge problem in Mexico and is now hitting border states hard. As I recall, a person’s health condition use to be a huge factor when being considered for entrance to the U.S. No mention of it now as far as I know. Maybe I am wrong.

JRay on January 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Rush is not a free market capitialist, he’s a crony capitialist like most elite Repubs pushing amnesty. The big media corps that run his radio show get loads of special tax breaks and subsidies. Yes, Rush is on welfare and yet wants to cut your SSI.

Brian on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Rush has had a thing for Rubio long before this. In the early days of the Republican Presidential primary this past election cycle, Rush stated on his show that Rubio “would be president one day”. Rush is just being consistent with his love affair for Rubio.

Pats on January 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Rush is an ENTERTAINER and he’s a damn good one, just check his ratings!
Popular people say popular things or stir the pot in a popular way and GOOD politicians will piggy back off popular people because to win an election you need to win the POPULAR VOTE!!

We can disagree on what they’re saying which is fine, but we shouldn’t be hating on Rubio for being a good politician or on Ru$h for being a great entertainer! Remember it’s 2013, and it’s no longer about what you do, it’s all about HOW you do!

Kershaw on January 31, 2013 at 12:59 am

Limbaugh was against the same bill in 2007. This was before there even was a Tea Party. There’s a very good chance that if it hadn’t been for Limbaugh’s opposition, the bill would have received enough Republican votes to become law.

Limbaugh makes far more sense than the other talkers on the “right.” But yeah, he gets stars in his eyes whenever the subject is Marco Rubio.

If a candidate ran for President SOLELY on the platform of deporting half the illegals in his first term, and somehow overcame the insurmountable opposition of the GOP party elite, that candidate would probably win 45 or so States.

St a tus MoNkey on January 31, 2013 at 1:53 am

I have not expected much from Rush Limbaugh for a very long time. You would think that with his past success and present wealth he would be less inclined to pander. I forgot that such people want to fit in with the “Right Crowd”, so they will pander as part of achieving that goal. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City is cut from the same cloth. One would have expected at least a modicum of independence from a billionaire, but that would be a mistake. Michael Bloomberg wants social acceptance from the Greenwich Village and Upper West Side types, so he panders to Carolyn Kennedy when she mistakenly thought she was up to filling Hillary’s former U.S. Senate seat. Caroline Kennedy was a woman who had been living off of her deceased father’s name for many years, and had never practiced law or held a real job in her entire life. However, Michael Bloomberg felt the necessity of sucking up to the “Kennedy Clan”, even though few others felt so inclined in New York State. Hurricane Sandy positively bored him, even though it happened in his own city. The cold shoulder he gave to New York City residents during and after that disaster gave the public a real glimpse into Michael Bloomberg’s soul. He really has none. But, when Sandy Hook Elementary was attacked by Adam Lanza, Michael Bloomberg immediately adopted Newtown, Connecticut.

Worry01 on January 31, 2013 at 3:42 am

You are spot-on Debbie, as usual. I listened to the Limbaugh/Rubio discussion live, and I couldn’t believe how quickly Rubio fast-talked Limbaugh into submission. I noticed how literally fast Rubio speaks – it was a bit bullyish. The fact remains that Rubio does not think it is correct to enforce our current immig. laws and deport all the illegal aliens. I don’t care if it’s just 100 people a month country-wide that we deport, it must be done. If the U.S. can round up citizens a few at a time for smoking pot or stealing, then the same can be done for illegal aliens.

Dina K on January 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

I said this before on other blogs and commentary sites but I have to say it here with regard to this Amnesty B.S. I have many friends who have been in this country legally for many years, some as long as 13 years, gainfully employed with appropriate visa’s, etc. These friends of mine have been wanting American Citizenship for a long time, the process is completely broken and painstakingly expensive on them. They are paying their taxes, contributing to society and wishing to become Americans yet the current system is prohibiting them from doing so.

Folks, this is where I have the biggest heartburn of all – we’re talking about fast-tracking illegal aliens who contribute little to nothing, drain our resources because they don’t pay taxes, they leach off our medical system, don’t carry insurance so if you’re in a vehicle accident, your policy goes up because you have to pay for damages as they’re unable to. They have no desire to obey our US laws and blatantly disrespect law and order and America while claiming they want to be here legally.

Granted, many may want to be but I say to them, GET IN LINE PEOPLE!! If they wanted to be here legally, they would have already started the process – why are people like my friends still in the system if this is such a great idea????

I’m furious folks, really – this has got to stop, amnesty is not the answer, cleaning up the bureaucratic red tape BS has got to be the priority here, not completely disrespecting those who have waited years to be citizens, slapping them in the face and letting these squatters fast-track to citizenship…. this is MESSED UP!!!

AgileBulletDodger on January 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

I’m looking for Rubio and other Republicans to switch parties as soon as it’s advantageous to their precious careers and their precious power. They don’t care about conservatism. It’s only a marketing strategy. As soon as the demographics change some more, they’ll all become proud Democrats and start trashing us troglodyte conservatives. They’ll figure out that you can’t out-democrat the Democrats with Amnesty Lite.

David Lanham on January 31, 2013 at 10:02 am

I’ve never considered Limbaugh anything more than low brow entertainment for retards. Really, that’s all he is, a radio entertainer. He should never be taken any more seriously than, say, Lenno or Colbert.

They probably see the economy improving a little and believe we’ll need the Mexicans to do construction, you know, to help Americans. And, as we all know, Americans are lazy and don’t want to work.

Pray Hard on January 31, 2013 at 10:47 am

I heard both days of Ruh and was disappointed to say the least.The media has convinced all that we cannot deport illegals (whom Rubio calls undocumented. Let me remind all that during WWII we exported 2 million soldiers and material to two opposite theaters of war, plus millios of tons of aide to England and Russiain 3 1/2 years. As illegals are captured through encounters with law enforcemnt why can’t they be sent back regardless of how long they’ve been here and family ties(they knew the risks when they came)? It’s only a bus ride, or train ride, as opposed to thousands of miles of ocean. When we get serious and they get tired of the expense of returning, it will stop.

unholyone on January 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

Excuse my typos. My fingers and/or computer are skipping letters.

unholyone on January 31, 2013 at 11:07 am

I have an Amnesty program. All employers have a period to review their payrolls and let all the illegals go. After the amnesty program ends any employers in violation are fined heavily, pay for the illegals detention, any litigation and deportation costs.

We are in this mess because ALL past administrations were weak on this issue.

Visteo on January 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

The immigration laws limited the number of people from each coutry for a reason– to give those immigrants no choice but to assimilate to the American culture “melting pot.” Now entire cities and counties are other cultures, because of this mass immigration of people. I give you dearbornistan

unholyone on January 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

Continued- and Little Havanna. Both large areas of a single culture where the people refuse to assimilate.

unholyone on January 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

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