August 7, 2009

Obama Health Care Logo: EVIL!

This week Rush Limbaugh continue his assault on all things Obama, with his claim the logo for Obama's health care plan is "right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook."

Rush also went on to say that the Democrats are similar to Nazis because Dems and Nazis both believed in socialism, which would seem to indicate that Rush either isn't clear on what socialism is or on what the Nazi party was (the Nazis had "socialist" in their full party name, but otherwise bore no resemblance to actual socialists as they are commonly understood.).

What specific Nazi iconography Limbaugh had in mind with his logo comparison, is also not clear, but it's been suggested he was referring to the image of a bird featured here. Sorry Rush, but this looks like a bit of a stretch to me. I mean okay, they both have wings and a circle, but so does this God Bless America symbol. And this British Air Force logo.

Perhaps Rush only meant this as a light-hearted aside, but taking such trivial little things and using them to compare people with Nazis just doesn't give you a lot of credibility, in my book. If the healthcare bill is so bad, you should be able to criticize it on its merits without lapsing into semiotic conspiracy theories.

Obama Health Care Logo: EVIL!

'"They accuse us of being Nazis, and Obama's got a health-care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook," Limbaugh said today. Seriously, Rush? Well, doctors everywhere should be in the doghouse then, considering the logo incorporates the caduceus, a symbol of medicine dating back to ancient Greece. As conspiraces go, this one seems pretty lame...'

Obama Health Care Logo: EVIL!

Posted at August 7, 2009 4:29 AM

limbaugh your evil quite your job

you should not be allowed on the air

go home and stay there

Posted by: Anonymous at August 7, 2009 7:41 AM

Poor Limbaugh!!! What a stupid, uneducated old man living in the middle ages, it's the 21st century man. Compare the USA and the rest of the educated world with regard to health plan. Yours is so outdated, can't people like you SEE that?

Posted by: ernaE at August 7, 2009 7:50 AM

I agree with Limbaugh, He is very educated what is the matter with you or are you that uneducated you can't see. IT IS SOCIALISM AT BEST! Than we will all end up waiting for healthcare when needed most,You won't be able to see doctor when you want,sometimes could be months.years. Open your eyes.

Posted by: Karen Eckenrode at August 7, 2009 7:59 AM

The guy is a druggie. He's going through withdrawals, is obesely overweight, and may have sexual dysfunction -- all of these conditions bring out his incoherent meanderings. He reminds me of the guys I see on corner streets -- you know the type -- they've been on drugs all their lives, have wet brain, and talk to themselves. They think they're cute and mistake peoples' stares as affectionate gazes. He is a blithering, foul-mouthed idiot. He hates Obama because Obama is tall, slim, incredibly intelligent, an excellent and inspiring speaker. Then there's Rush to Judgment Limbaugh: Ugly, sexually unappealing, and hungry for attention.

It's hard to think that this guy was conceived by humans. Maybe he wasn't.

Posted by: millie at August 7, 2009 8:08 AM

Rush Limbaugh is one of the most intelligent & informed radio show hosts I have ever had the pleasure to listen to. I consider his opinion to be most valuable to all of us. So listen up people, before it's too late.

Posted by: Anna at August 7, 2009 8:37 AM

I'm going to have to side with Rush on this one. Its fairly hard to deny no matter how you look at it government health care isn't a good idea. In germany you cant even buy cold medicine over the counter, and you cant get into a doctor to get a perscription. I know its sad some people cant afford healthcare but at some point we have to realize there will never be enough money to give everyone a free ride.

Posted by: Paul at August 7, 2009 8:37 AM

It's a shame the liberals follow the big "Zero" like lemmings. Maybe they'll wakeup when he starts throwing people in the ovens, but I doubt it. The liberals can always come up with an excuse why that is good for America. I wish they would send out Liberals to collect all the guns!

Posted by: Constitutionalist at August 7, 2009 8:40 AM

This makes me wonder:
Why is there a logo for something that doesn't even exist?
How much of our money was used in it's design?
What is the purpose of the logo?
Perhaps if this "plan" does get passed the logo will be plastered above the door of every national healthcare facility.
I can see it now. No matter what your need may be food, money, heathcare just look for the circle with the red and white wave and all will be OK.

Posted by: steve at August 7, 2009 8:40 AM

I hate to bash Rush. In the first place, it's too easy. In the second place, he does such a good job demonstrating just how greedy and hateful the extreme right has become. His basic mantra, and that of the neo-cons, has always been, "I've got mine, what the hell is the the matter with you?"

We should admire the right for their creativity in finding more and more falsehoods to spew about the proposed health care reform. I guess they forget that Medicare is already a government-run health care systems with I-D cards, etc. and all the rest of the right-hated "threats to freedom."

All I know is that my parents both died of long illnesses and did not leave me any kind of over-whelming debt. Their care was top-notch, too.

Most of us have little or no choice about our doctors. I live in a metropolitan area where it's said we have too many doctors. So how come the last M.D. I was assigned had a six-week wait for a routine apointment, and heaven help you if you were seriously ill! It takes months to see a specialist!

The way they operate, it doesn't matter whether you're insured or not, if you want care you need to use the emergency room! How does that control costs?

The system we have now, where the "M" in "MD" stands for millionaire and the local health insurance company's president makeds millions more than the heads of Fortune 500 corporations, must end!

Posted by: Glen at August 7, 2009 8:43 AM

To poster #1...learn to spell. (The dumbing down of America is becoming more obvious!)

Rush's observation was in response to Nancy Pelosi calling the protesters Nazis carring swastikas (which was a lie, of course). He made an observation concerning Obama's logo. You have to admit...quite similar!

Healthcare bill has nothing to do with healthcare. Only the take-over of America. Please inform yourselves before it's too late!

Posted by: julia at August 7, 2009 8:44 AM

It is amazing how the democrats always end up throwing out insults that have nothing to do with the issue at hand. How can any decent human being talk about a man's sexual issues or their weight. One of the biggest problems that I see is the disrespect for people. Whether you are a democrat or a republican, we are all humans on this earth and we should treat each other kindly.

Posted by: DMB1972 at August 7, 2009 8:55 AM

The Democrats are trying to push as much trash through as they can before Americans figure out what is going on. I personally think Obama is an excellent politician but my good his policys are going to kill America.
Rush and other conservative speakers are simply offering thought opposing those of the left. The left can't take it. Nancy Pelosi wasn't the first Lefty to use Nazi in comparison to conservatives. When the shoe is on the other foot, boy do the Dem's get pissed.
Didn't the Nazis have their people spying on each other or was that just the comunists? Hm, I wonder where the Obama administration pulled this play from. Don't be the last person on your blog to report someone from talking against the "Obama Plan".

Posted by: Devon at August 7, 2009 8:58 AM

Rush is right. Can anyone please name one government run program that isn't a failure?
Now let's put them in charge of healthcare?
Putting caps on frivolous lawsuits to keep malpractice insurance rates down for doctors is a much better idea.

Posted by: Gary Maynard at August 7, 2009 8:59 AM

Why is it so easy to recognize the post made by "Obamanites". What does "Obama is tall, slim, incredibly intelligent, an excellent and inspiring speaker." have to do with the issues of this article. HITLER, OUTSIDE OF TALL WAS ALL THESE THINGS. I never get nor have I ever seen a librial "look at and address" the issues. All things Obama has done: Bailout, Health Care proposal, Sotomayer, has damned us all.

Posted by: Robert Waddell at August 7, 2009 9:07 AM

let's keep doing nothing and watching more people go under trying to pay health cost. Nice seeing the lobbyist being paid over $100 million to fight this thing. Maybe they could cut some cost so we didn't have to go this way.

Posted by: rg at August 7, 2009 9:15 AM

Limbaugh and Beck and others like them are trying to make you open your eyes and start asking questions and demand answers from this administration. Why DID Obama take the American flag off the plane from day one? No other President has done that. Why IS he rushing all these bills thru so quickly...sometimes in the middle of the night? Why do most of his czars and alot of his friends have shady backgrounds? You people can't see the forest for the trees. When is the light bulb going to go off in your heads? Do you think the White House's new quest for us to tattle on each other is right? And what are they going to do with that information? Do we now have to be afraid to speak our minds? What happened to freedom of speech? This administration is just "not right." Wake up America!!!!

Posted by: Patricia Pudelski at August 7, 2009 9:16 AM

I agree with Rush. I'm a senior citizen and I am fearful for my life. This Health Care Reform is just a way to get rid of us seniors. If you have a bad heart and could be considered for a transplant it aint gonna happen with this reform. They will consider our age and health, they will figure we are gonna die anyway in a few years, so they will just medicate us to keep us barely alive until we die. This will save the government money. I don't know about you but I want to live as long as I possibly can. I don't want someone choosing for me if I live or die.

Posted by: Laura Jones at August 7, 2009 9:22 AM

Obama is following the NAZI playbook, people read the world history. Everything you have and do is because of CAPITALIZUM, your cellphone, your computers, your IPOD, the INTERNET and TV is all Capitalizum. YOU HAVE BEEN BLINDED BY THE BS FROM THE DEMOCRATS!!... What country was the Democratish Dutches Repbulic??? EAST GERMANY!!
DEMOCRATS are Dictators.. When is enough enough, I move we recall the idiot in the White HOUSE.
Everyone get a copy of YOUR CONSTITUTION and READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MUST and DEFEND IT!!

Posted by: J Graig at August 7, 2009 9:27 AM

Like Rush or not, it's your choice. I don't like everything he says, but the man is no idiot. Obama is the elected president of the United States, right or wrong. He however is not governing our country with our best interests in mind. I am retired military and I would salute him only because of his position, not because of respect. I have no respect for him. He has not served a day in the military and he does not understand the military mindset. He took steps to block the truth about the location of his birth, he did not step away from his pastor when he caused such a problem with his statements. He has never distanced himself from his radical friends that clearly have acted with disrespect towards our country. And above all he is not listening to the american people now. You that voted for him did so becaused you belived in him. And now many many of you that did see the error and have voiced your oposition to his way of running the government. Many of you see now that he said what he said to get elected, and now that he is, he doesn't feel that he needs you anymore. Of course this is my opinion, and like rear ends, everybodys got one. He is also not the first to lie to the people to get elected but he is the most dangerous to our country. If he truly was born in Hawaii and not in Kenya (I think his grandmother said that's where it was), then yes he has a right to sit in the oval office. If he denounced what his pastor was saying, then yes I would have at least some respect for the man. If he'd served a day in the military then my "Opinion" of him would possibly be better. If he turned his back on his radical friends, a lot of americans might trust him more. But he has done none of this. He is a very intelegent individual with very good verbal skills. I have to give him that. If he just had the character to go with it, even though I disagree with the man on, so far, all his policies, I would still have some level of respect for him... As it is now, he has not earned one ounce of respect from me or my family or any of my friends. Those of you that support him - we live in America, the greatest country this planet has ever seen, and that is your right and your priviledge to do so. I applaud your ability to make that decision, even though I disagree wtih it, because you have the feedom to do so. I "hope" (to use his phrase)when all is said an done you don't discover your support was for the one who distroyed this country for his own gains.... because then your children will not have a place to grow as you did. They will not be able to make their own decision as you did. They will not be allowed a lot of the rights and freedoms that you grew up with. Obama is not trustworthy and has already turned his back on many of those that supported him. I'm not going to ask you to open your eyes because you already have, Just try seeing with them as I have tried to see some good in what he has done. So far I have not.

Posted by: Festus at August 7, 2009 9:28 AM

Rush was just giving the libs a taste of their own medicine when it comes to calling conservatives Nazis. They called Bush a Nazi, now they call their own constituents Nazis. Conservatives used to be called the silent majority, but now we are so pissed at the Fascist policies of the libs, we are out in force to make sure the USA does not become the USSA.

Rush is a good man concerned about this country and he is not a drug addict like the President was. Rush had severe back pain and became dependent on Oxicotin, and Obama was a Cocaine addict.

As far as Rush's weight, you need to take a new look. He weighs about 190 and looks great.

Posted by: Jim at August 7, 2009 9:51 AM

Let's take a quick look at some recent history.

Bill Clinton opened our borders to free trade with NAFTA resulting in the ongoing loss of American jobs. George W. Bush got us into a foreign occupation which we can't afford. (Which liberals agreed with and voted for before they changed their minds) And now Obama has creating a trillion dollar surplus, taken over the auto industry and is attempting to take over our healthcare industry. THIS IS POLITICS AS USUAL. There is only on trait that both Democrats and Republicans share; they are all disconnected from their constituants.

I take personal offense to the comments made by Nancy Pelosi yesterday. My family immigrated to America from Poland during WWI to escape pursecution by the Nazi's. My aunt was a protester at one of the town halls and because she wanted to speak her voice she is now being called a Nazi by the second most powerfull person in American politics.

My family since being in America has fought in 3 wars defending our liberties granted to us all by the Constitution. But now because we disagree with Washinton we are Nazi's. Politics as Usual America. Smoke and mirrors. They want us to listen to what they are saying but not pay attention to what they are doing and the actual words they are writing in these bills.

AMERICA STAND UP!!! Make sure your voice is heard. If you agree with this bill then say so and if you don't agree with it do the same. Personally, I do not support socialized healthcare but I will always respect and go along with the majority because that is true democracy. We The People run this country and it's time we remind Washington who we are and who the serve.

Posted by: Nate at August 7, 2009 9:58 AM

What an idiot millie is. How dare you attack someone on a personal level just because they have another opinion. Here are the facts. Congress (lawyers) and the president (whos never run a business of any kind) should not be selling medical care. Open your eyes and look at the other govt programs VA and Medicare, arent they perfect!!! She is probably one of those fat, loud mouth, lazy, multigeneration welfare idiots.

Posted by: dundee at August 7, 2009 10:05 AM

It's no wonder we are in this mess. Have any of you watched the Bill Moyer's interview with Wendell Potter? Google it. Then, go a step further and do your own investigation. Most won't because it requires work and so many people in this country, are like sheep.

I'm not completely happy with the reform legislation that is now being compromised by the house/senate/insurance lobby. It is however, the first steps to reform. The system is broken and it needs to be fixed.

If we fail to change the current sytem, it will indeed break this nation's economy, but not for the rich. If you are of the opinion that our present healthcare system is acceptable, you are sorely and willfully ignorant. Worse, you are apathetic.

People, this is not just a political/financial crises we are faced with, it is a moral crisis.

Posted by: MEM at August 7, 2009 10:19 AM

In the name of "Democracy" we share our thoughts, but what about decency, respect and ethics? President Obama is dealing with evil minds and selfish republicans and politicians who are, first: denying his victory overcoming the racial race, and second, the are fearful to loose control. And instead of dialogue and communicate to each other in peace, they are creating division among people, they are promoting war in peoples mind? they don't think that they are attacking themselves by attacking our country. President Obama is the image of the country and they are weakening the US image around the world by attacking him. We all are One. That's what Hittler did. He devided people and poisoned people's minds. I don't think it's the case of our President!
Espe, Miami, Florida

Posted by: Esperanza Castellanos at August 7, 2009 10:24 AM

Hi knuckleheads. Do you wish to give credence to the outlandish comments of Limbaugh, Hannity and O'reilly? Aren't there more important things to do?

Posted by: John hayward at August 7, 2009 10:27 AM

Health care is broken but only because of the Health Care Conglomerates' greediness and mismanagement. Anytime health care becomes more profit oriented instead of health oriented, duhh! Sure, there are people in socialist countries who are "happy" with their healthcare-but have we seen documentaries on those who aren't and/or the number of people who are pro vs con? Let's see Michael Moore do a "fair" documentary, just once!


Posted by: John at August 7, 2009 10:34 AM

All this talk about Germany. Where do the Germans, Canadians, & the British rate up against the US when it comes to Health Quality?

Privatization of anything does not mean it will be better. Just means it will be more profitable. The Free Market is about profits not Quality. The Free Market will never put quality over profit. It does not work that way.

So ask yourself. In a dog eat dog structure where profits are GOD. Who wins? Certainly not the consumer. Not in matters of need. Anyone who pays utilities know this. Who loses? Certainly not the machine. They control the Gross income. They decide what comes first. Profit or custmer service and care.

Posted by: Rex Obviate at August 7, 2009 10:40 AM

Esperanze, what planet are you living on? Obama himself is dividing this country and race has nothing to do with it. Obama won the white American vote. His policy is dividing this country. Socialized healthcare is un-american and threatens our Constitutional rights. Big govenment is bad news. Give me one program the government runs well? Plus, the republicans don't have any say in this. They don't even have enough votes to slow it down. The democratic lead senate stulled this bill because they are affraid for their political careers. Do you know that under this bill we will all have to give the government access to our financial accounts for direct withdrawl related to healthcare finanial liabilities. I want the retain the right to dispute a bogus charge and choose the type of healthcare I feel is best for my family. Under Obamas bill I do not have that choice. Plus, if this is such a good idea why won't our politicians enroll their families in it. If it's good enough for my children and wife it should be good enough for theirs.

Posted by: Nate at August 7, 2009 10:43 AM

Why must we discard an entire system to get healthcare for 30-40 million who don't have it?
Here are the numbers I've heard: A good 10-15 million people provide for their own care. They don't want another plan and don't need it. 10 million are young people who decide they don't want to spend the money. Another 10 million are illegal immigrants. The new plan seems to force people to have health care. If you want to insure all these people, most of whom opt out, why not just set up a government fund at the state level that anyone can sign up for IF THEY WANT IT! Why force everyone into a new expensive system they don't want.
Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Fix what's broken, don't reinvent the wheel. What? We don't have enough debt? Listen to the people, not
the idealogues.

Posted by: JEff at August 7, 2009 10:44 AM

Guys, he was not comparing the 2 logos, he was pointing out a website where someone else had compared the 2 logos, and simply commented on it. He also commented on Nancy Pelosi's remarks that there were town hall protesters with swastikas, without citing one example. He then went on to cite some of the things that the nazi's stood for, and they are eerily similar to what Obama and his minions are trying now. To criticize him for this is silly. I recommend to anyone on the fence on this to go to Rush's website and read exactly what he said.

Posted by: Bob at August 7, 2009 10:45 AM

Rex, America was founded on the beliefs of a free market. Key word being FREE. I will not support the anything which resticts any of my freedoms. Especially my freedom of choice. It seems that Ronald Reagans war on drugs has become Barrack Obamas war on capitalism. Think about this; healthcare for all which includes illegal immigrants who don't pay a single tax dollar in support of our economy. Then let's say he decides to give all these illegal immigrant citizenship. That gives the democrats a built in base of voters for re-election. This is not democracy, it's a power grab and politics as usual.

Posted by: Nate at August 7, 2009 10:51 AM

As usual, ignorant Liberals commenting on headlines and quips. IF you were an avid listener of Rush, you would know that he often makes his points through hyberbole and sarcrasm. He is an entertainer. He is not the news media. ABC, NBC, CBS are the mainstream and that is who he was really attacking. If you look back, all 3 major networks ran commentaries from Liberals after 9/11 who criticized Bush who was fighting back with anti-terrorist policies. They tried comparing his 'rise to power' with Hitler's facist regime. Those comments went across the airways unchecked and were grossly ignorant of history. It was ridiculous then and that is why Rush is throwing it back now. And that is the whole point he is making. Libs can't handle it when they have their own tactics thrown in their faces. The difference is it has to come from an entertainer and not the main stream media which is too busy hanging on every Obama comment. And to Rush's point, Hitler's facist bullying tactics was about silencing and punsihing critics. Obama and his administration are doing just that. Cities that didn't vote for him, have received less than half of what cities that voted for him in funding that is supposed to be distributed fairly. His goons went to the major networks and forced them to rearrange their programming to meet President B.O.s wishes. He is forcing a socialization of medicine down our throats. And the person who commented about socialism, you my friend need to go to a text book. I would say in any high school but the public(govt run) schools no longer teach what creeping socialism because they don't want Americans to know. Wake up everyone! We do not have anyone in Washington, Dems or Repubs, who are interested in our well-being or freedom. Anyone who tells you differently is either a politician or is selling something.

Posted by: commonsense333 at August 7, 2009 10:57 AM

I don't know about all that extra stuff; Nazi symbols and all that foolishness. But I do know that there are a lot of Americans who do not have health care and are dying because of it. I know a lot of people who will retire or already retired and will not or do not have health care. And I also know that cancers, diabetes, heart disease, and communicable diseases are running rampant in this country, not to mention this world. So healthcare is needed for all because there is a slim chance that one will not become sick with the way we pump poison into the air, food source and water.

What I hear is lot of selfish people getting upset because they do not care about anyone but themselves and are not compassionate enough to consider others (and not all are on welfare) who may not have all the luxuries and opportunities that they take for granted. A character trait that I find typical of most Americans.

I have a friend who is a teacher at a children's center where health care benefits are not offered. She has a 5 year old son. He has healthcare through the state because to purchase it on her own would cost her about $300 a month for coverage for herself and her son. So instead, she lets him get state coverage and she has no coverage at all. She can't afford the $150-$200 monthly cost of her coverage alone. She makes $12 an hour at a facility that charges $225 a week per child. Her rent is above $900 a month. Since the government doesn't regulate the profits that businesses and people make by ripping people off for basic necessities, then she has to work for slave labor (by 2009 standards) and live in an overpriced country not having access to basics needed to sustain life: Food, healthcare, shelter, education.. . Did I mention she is asthmatic? Yes, she can't breathe and she suffers because she can't afford health care. But I guess that’s her problem because you have yours right? She should just die so that you can keep a few dollars in your pocket. Or maybe she should just die so that the government can continue spending money on, what, I don’t know, research, bail outs, wars, baseball stadiums, or whatever they deem is more important that food shelter, education, and healthcare.

Maybe I don't understand socialism. But I do understand that the way this country has been operating is proving to be ineffective. I also see that a lot of policies will probably not be effective in the future. But it's understandable that most people fear change because they are unsure of how it will affect them.

One other thing I am having trouble with is that a lot of people did not like Pres. Bush and his decisions, and if I am not mistaken he was a republican. Now people don't like Pres. Obama, and he is a democratic. I don’t think everyone will be happy with anyone or anyone's decisions. People will always have something to say. Whoever said it is right: The dumbing down of America is easier to spot. Starting with this blog. Comparing a symbol created about health care to a Nazi symbol because it looks a little similar when there are so many other important issues to deal with. Wow. Talk about keeping idiots busy. And if my grammar is incorrect or my spelling in wrong, blame it on USA’s education system.

Posted by: LOLA at August 7, 2009 11:02 AM

Mr. Limbaugh: You are a hateful man. The far right has gone too far. We can pay for a war, go to the moon but we can't have affordable healthcare. Look at Medicare a government plan - it works for the elderly. I just do not understand what the problem is to have affordable healthcare. You would think President Obama is doing something so harmful to the American people. Get a life, he is trying to pass an affordable healthcare plan. I am sure Mr. Limbaugh you have a great healthcare plan.

Posted by: Carole at August 7, 2009 11:04 AM

limbaugh's right;where the shot hits the feathers fly.

Posted by: e at August 7, 2009 11:13 AM

LOLA, I respect you compassion for those who don't have healthcare. You seem like a good person with honest concerns. I just don't understand where the government gets the audacity to mandate a program which will remove coverage for over 80 million Americans so they can help 30 million Americans. If this was an open vote and not dictated by government I think it would fail miserably. Also, what about the people who have paid into the system their entire life who don't qualify for Obama's coverage because of an advanced state of a disease. The people who have contributed the most to this country over the years will be left with the least options. This is not right and it is not American.

Posted by: Nate at August 7, 2009 11:17 AM

Some of the comments are way out of line and show someone just willing to go along with what they have been told. Example, comment on can't purchase cold medicine without a prescription is a lie. Also, can't get into see a doctor, as an American who served in Germany I knew of Americans who went to Germany doctors without any problem and without months of waiting, another lie.
I do agree with some comments, like paying a trillion dollars to reform healthcare. As with the Banking Bailouts it will just go to making the already broken health care system that much more out of whack and the rich richer.
True health care reform will have to require reforming the system to only allow true cost with a reasonable markup for medicine and treatment. Read your billing the next time you are unforunate to go into the hospital. My son's billing as a baby included diapers, which we provided and changed, at $3.00 apiece, and a list of medicine which was not provided.
If you can't get into seeing a doctor maybe it's because the have set their own hours to only allow for a few hours a day or not at all since they can just charge outragious fee's for the few they are seening.
Overhaul in the right places instead of pay more for the same inefficient system that will go on without true reform.

Posted by: JF at August 7, 2009 11:18 AM

Ask people in the UK and in Canada how good a national health care system is. Canadians come to America to go to the doctor. Does that say anything to you? Did you know that if you get bad health care from a doctor in Canada or the UK, it is almost impossible to win a malpractice lawsuit? Most lawyers won't even try, no matter how bad the doctor is. We do NOT want this, folks. You won't get any better care (and in most cases, worse) and you'll pay out the kazoo for it. Check out the UK's taxes...

Posted by: nikkymack at August 7, 2009 11:25 AM


Posted by: Anonymous at August 7, 2009 11:29 AM

We now have a racist Supreme Court Judge that openly ridicules the letter of the law and has contempt for Whites.
As greedy and brutal as our health care system is now,a 6 month wait to see a doctor under Obama's plan may cause as many deaths as private insurance does with their denied claims and pre existing conditions.It certainely won't be a flawless plan.If you want to call someone Nazis, look at private insurance.
I can't "judge"President Obama. I can only be thankfull that I don't have his job.
PS---you also can be thankfull I don't have his job--
You wanted Obama for President

Posted by: George at August 7, 2009 11:37 AM

Can somebody please tell me what's the matter with attempting to provide health care to all Americans?

Wake up and smell the roses... the U.S. is behind the rest of the world in this area.

Posted by: laura at August 7, 2009 11:50 AM

Obama's policies as reflected in his economic,social and current helt plans have been formulated to benefit his party,s base. If anyone of you have any intellegence, then you would conclude that they are the ones who are sucking off the the welfare programme in America,inherently unwilling to work and earn, and wants more. These costs are paid for by hard working citizens and not by the Democratic Party.The plan for health care should premis on the scale of a national debate involving all stakeholders.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 7, 2009 11:54 AM

Rush only tell's it like it is. All of you Obubu lover's know how wrong you all are but are too afraid to say it. LOL. You can say pray's for this joke because he does not believe in God. LOL.

Posted by: Scared Silly at August 7, 2009 11:56 AM

GOD BLESS YOU Rush Limbaugh !

Posted by: Anonymous at August 7, 2009 11:57 AM

Wow, all you righties are ridiculous. Disagree with Obama on policies, fine. But to condone Limbaugh comparing Obama and Democrats to Nazis is offensive and insulting. And those who think Nancy Pelosi was calling these righties Nazis are just plain ignorant. She was referring to people who come to anti-Obama rallies with swastikas comparing Obama to Nazis. You blindly follow Rush and follow his incredibly hateful ways. It's no wonder Republicans lost in 06 and 08. But keep it up. You'll just fade away into obscurity. We need Republicans to keep up the debate, but the far right is destroying true political discussion and debate in this great country of ours. Shame on you all.

Posted by: Aaron at August 7, 2009 12:03 PM

Yes laura l can, you see,they're not all Americans. The President's plan will cover millions of invading Mexicans.-- Mexicans that even if becomming American citizens will still retain Mexican citizenship.The president of Mexico has ordered his people to "push the borders north" SO laura, how much of their care do you want to pay for? and how much of the United States are you willing to surrender? The President of Mexico has stated Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Calafornis as their their 1st conquest. HE remarked quote"without a shot being fired"

Posted by: George at August 7, 2009 12:19 PM

Hey Karen

Here is a suggestion for you. Go back to school and read some books about socialism. I know you righties love to use terms like Socialist or Marxist to describe your Kenyan President but the reality is he is neither( and Rush knows it). We realize you are simply using those terms as slurs but when you misuse words you make them worthless. So get it right and find a more accurate slur. And while you are doing your homework you will learn that you can't be a Nazi and a Socialist. They are contradictory philosophies

Now, here is a question for you. Why haven't all those countries that have nationalized health care dropped their programs for something like ours if those programs are so bad?

Posted by: I'm a commie at August 7, 2009 12:20 PM

Rush Limbaugh, a selfish, greedy, predator who is also a drug addict thinks guarantee of health care for all Americans is evil. Please.... anyone in their right senses tell me who the real devil is. Rush and his $20 million a year insurance company CEO's or Obama who has promised to give [us] all Americans healthcare from cradle to grave? Are we that blinded by this loud imbecile? Can Americans still see through this real 'Satan' called Rush Limper the greatest IDIOT on earth!

Posted by: Mae at August 7, 2009 12:26 PM

you vote for Obama and that's what you get. Rush is just telling it like it is! Wake up and realize where this country is heading people!

Posted by: christina at August 7, 2009 12:51 PM

I work in a hospital and credential physicians every day to work there. The physicians I know are not all about money and they see every patient that honestly needs to be seen. I believe most physicians truly love caring for their patients and even getting to know them and dealing with their families when necessary.
I pray this healthcare bill does not pass because if it does, you will not see your primary care physician go the extra mile that he or she does now. The Government has a way of destroying those relationships with their already unbearable paperwork. This may be the end of healthcare as "you" know it, if this bill passes. You will become a number instead of a human being who needs care.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 7, 2009 1:09 PM

Everyone's complaining about Obama being compared to a Nazi... Cry me a river!!!!! You guy's weren't complaining when people said that about Bush. Seem's like these Lefties can dish it out but can't take it, because they are all pussified and de-balled from this idea that they are supposed to be taken care of by the G'ment from cradle to grave. Whoever voted for Obama, you can't HONESTLY say that he is the man you expected him to be. Bye Bye Sheeple........ BBBBBAAAAAAAAAAA

Posted by: Dave at August 7, 2009 1:19 PM

There is more in common with Obama's Administration and Hitler's Regieme than just the logo.... Most importantly they are both SOCIALISTS...Wake up!

Posted by: Chris at August 7, 2009 1:25 PM

Rush is not an idiot. He is very smart and well educated. That's what makes him dangerous. 90% of his listening audience are not very bright and not very well educated and certainly they have no critical thinking skills(I doubt they even know what that means). Rush knows this, he knows their emotional hot buttons and he pushes them to manipulate his desired outcome.

If you read through the Rush fans comments above it's clear none have read the bill. They are just repeating Rushisms - that's what makes them ditto heads

Posted by: tp at August 7, 2009 1:28 PM

NO to the healthcare plan

Posted by: Celestite at August 7, 2009 1:35 PM

If you don't agree that Obama is evil, read thru his health plan and then see who is an idiot before judging people who actually have a voice and will speak out against injustice.

Posted by: Crystal at August 7, 2009 1:44 PM

Rush is just a radio host he gets paid because you listen. he dont give a hoot about nobody. he only cares about that paycheck please.....

Posted by: who cares at August 7, 2009 1:53 PM

people get a life and do some thing with it ,who cares about what going,on nothing goin to change
it a rich or poor (working class) thing.

Posted by: who cares at August 7, 2009 2:02 PM


I'll give you 5 - the US military, Nasa, The IRS,The FBI, The US highway system.

Hey common sense 333 - your words were

"ABC, NBC, CBS are the mainstream and that is who he was really attacking. If you look back, all 3 major networks ran commentaries from Liberals after 9/11 who criticized Bush who was fighting back with anti-terrorist policies. They tried comparing his 'rise to power' with Hitler's facist regime." You ,sir, either don't know what you are talking about or you are conflating networks in order to mislead. Those major networks had no one who made such comparisons, if you think they did - prove it with the facts! Those comparisons were indeed made by Liberal commentators but not on ABC CBS or NBC.

Posted by: rook 1 at August 7, 2009 2:03 PM

No matter how hard the liberal socialist loving democrats of this country try to polish this turd its still gonna be just that,...
Funny they had no problem with Bush comparisons to nazis. But, NOW it's not right.
That's precious.

Posted by: Batchelor Stetson at August 7, 2009 2:17 PM

I think it is said when a people are feeled with
hate that they will call the President of the United States a Nazi.After all Hilter did not like
any one but his own,so why would a man of color be
likened to a racist.Lets be careful God does not sleep the longer we refuse to believe we have no part in the state of things in our country the longer the recession will last.People of all races
have fought and died to make America what it is today.

Posted by: Ernest Wren at August 7, 2009 2:34 PM

I think it is sad when a people are feeled with
hate that they will call the President of the United States a Nazi.After all Hilter did not like
any one but his own,so why would a man of color be
likened to a racist.Lets be careful God does not sleep the longer we refuse to believe we have no part in the state of things in our country the longer the recession will last.People of all races
have fought and died to make America what it is today.

Posted by: Ernest Wren at August 7, 2009 2:35 PM

I think it is sad when a people are feeled with
hate that they will call the President of the United States a Nazi.After all Hilter did not like
any one but his own,so why would a man of color be
likened to a racist.Lets be careful God does not sleep the longer we refuse to believe we have no part in the state of things in our country the longer the recession will last.People of all races
have fought and died to make America what it is today.

Posted by: Ernest Wren at August 7, 2009 2:35 PM

IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: James at August 7, 2009 2:44 PM

rush limbaugh is a nazi basically, or at least a chubby, ill-mamnered former weatherman that dresses like a russina mob thug(4th rung, not the top leaders..) his ideas are devisive, and mean spirited, he would risk this fine country's health and success to prove he is right about soemthing... He is a blow hard, sexist who supports that silly fool Palin...(another entertainer, not person of substance or any real knowledge...a jaw flapper..)his first prioroti himself and his fame, or his oxycontin habit. Rush truely does not love this country...and to top it off, and this is gross...he had a tiny little flap of skin (tail) removed above his he was not fit to serve in this country's military...what a loser! Rugh!....Rush....Rush! LOL

Posted by: nat at August 7, 2009 3:13 PM

The writer at the beginning is uneducated or just "deaf, dumb and blind". Nazi ism IS socialism, as is fascism and marxism, and I might as well add...progressivism. Hillary and MCcain are both progressives, Obama, is clearly a marxist.

Posted by: g.shann at August 7, 2009 3:31 PM

I think Nancy Pelosi should be questioned about her swastika comment. She should show examples of people with swastikas and other such symbols. These should be before she made her comment--so they will not be "plants". If she just made this up, this is very irresponcible behavior from our country's speaker of the house.

Posted by: nancy cardinal at August 7, 2009 3:35 PM

Simple fix. A Government run program just for the citizens that don't have insurance. They won't do this because they can't pay for it. There is no tax base (for the most part) in the citizens they are covering. That is why they want to rob the rest of us who are happy with the health care we receive. ANYONE who goes to the emergency room cannot be turned away. Medicaid is there for low income citizens. You bitch and moan now about the wait in emergency rooms and that you have to wait on the doctor to see you. You ain't seen nothing yet!! This is nothing put a huge power grab by the Fuhrer "Zero".

Posted by: Constitutionalist at August 7, 2009 3:38 PM

I wish Rush Limbaugh would come down with the world's worse case of Laryngitis. The man just doesn't shut up and everything he says is paranoid bull!! He has been a drug user, which might explain his love of the drug companies!!
Rush ...PLEASE, go the way of Sarah Palin!! Over and out!

Posted by: Merryl at August 7, 2009 4:04 PM

Nobody who didn't read complate healt proposal should be allowed to comment or vote on any proposal. There are good and bad public - government (mostly bad)run health programs all over the world, but most of the americans never traveled outside US and they don't know what they talking about (including our very "inteligent" congres). This is so important and complex issue that require months of studies and reserch and multiple proposals. Please slow down and make sure you don't regret it later...

Posted by: pic at August 7, 2009 4:05 PM

I see there are so many sad misinformed sheep out there that believe that Obama is the be all to end all. You truly do not understand what the underlining outcome of this will be. I grew up in Canada and Socialized Medicine SUCKS!!!! Hope you don't ever have any serious medical problems because it will be months before you can see a surgeon. I see where Rush is going with his comments, the German people believed in the beginning that Hitler was the answer to their prayers and we all know how that turned out. So you sheep keep believing that Obama is doing great things in this country and has the citizens best interest at heart but when you are not living in Mommy and Daddy's house anymore and actually have to figure out how to pay your bills and all of your student loans while making minimum wage, just remember you ASKED FOR CHANGE AND YOU GOT IT!!!! Good luck with that.

Posted by: Kiss Freedom Good Bye at August 7, 2009 4:08 PM

To "I'm a commie" - "you will learn that you can't be a Nazi and a Socialist. They are contradictory philosophies". Maybe you need to take your own advice and read a book. Nazi was short for "National Socialist German Workers Party". Hitler hated both Communists and Capitalists. The very definition of Socialism - (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles - OR - a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. Let's see, we have a government with a major stake in the auto and banking industry, and now they want to pass legislation so they can tell you when and what doctor you can see. Seems pretty socialist to me. Oh yeah, let's not forget when Obama flat out said that he thinks things would be better if we "spread it all around". Rob the rich and give to the poor? Did we elect Robin Hood? Why punish the rich simply because they make more? Maybe they're just smart with their money! I've worked in low-income housing (white neighborhood) and they all had cell phones and cable TV. I wasn't aware these were necessities. Where do all these people get this sense of entitlement that since they are Americans, they deserve health care? What happened to working hard to get what you want?

Posted by: No More Obamunism at August 7, 2009 4:32 PM

Isn't Rush Limbaugh a drug addict? Who gives a chit what a pill popp'n flab has to say?

Posted by: LOL@Rush at August 7, 2009 4:37 PM


Posted by: sal at August 7, 2009 4:40 PM

I have been in the medical/dental field for over 40 years. I have watched the Federal Government accept our money from our paychecks, turn up with a surplus, then take it out of social security, medicare, or medicaid and put it into the general fund - never to be replaced. They then run around saying" the sky is falling we are going to run out of money" Put it back you idiots!
The government ( I don't care which party ) it is all called the government oversees two medical plans now they are called Medicare and Medicaid, and neither of them work. Let the government have all the premium payments and see how fast that goes into the "general fund" Another thing how are they going to force the physicians to accept the "government" insurance. Will they come out and say that you cannot practice medicine unless you are a participating provider. Now that sound like a nice socialistic government to me

Posted by: Cathy J at August 7, 2009 4:45 PM


Posted by: izzilizzi at August 7, 2009 5:01 PM

to no more Obamaism

I'll give you the same advise. Your good with cut and paste from Wikipedia which is a good start for you but to understand read a book . Here is a starter for you. Understanding the political spectrum by RG Price. Short at 89 pages but a good beginning

You are correct that Nazi has the word socialist in it but that does not make the Nazi ideology a socialist ideology. Since I think you would agree that socialism is much closer to communism than it is to capitalism your making my point by declaring Hitlers hatred of both. Hitler was a Fascist not a Socialist. the German economy was still based on capitalism during Hitlers reign albeit with more state involvement where business was often told what to produce and how to price but they were allow their profit margins, This is not socialism.

Remember that the current US gov't control in our economic system represents only 1.2% of GDP. Hardly state ownership, a bed rock of Socialism and Marxism. When we misuse words we make them worthless as I said before So get out of the cliff notes and get a little more substance to your arguments

Posted by: Im a commie at August 7, 2009 5:42 PM

Once again to: I'm a commie...

Actually it was, not wikipedia.

"You are correct that Nazi has the word socialist in it but that does not make the Nazi ideology a socialist ideology." - what does it make it then??

How about you read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William L. Schirer. Plenty of info about Hitler's plans (taken from his and his henchmen's diaries) and his thoughts on socialism, capitalism, communism and fascism. He was not a fascist - Mussolini was.

"the German economy was still based on capitalism during Hitlers reign albeit with more state involvement where business was often told what to produce and how to price but they were allow their profit margins, This is not socialism." - What is it then? Sounds pretty close to the definition.

Don't just tell me I'm wrong, explain it with facts. I think you need a little more substance to your arguments.

And just for the record, I'm not a fan of Dems or Repubs. Try not to classify me as a right-wing nut job. I think the entire government needs a major overhaul. According to the constitution, the states are to have more power. The fed is there for an army and infrastructure. Health care was not mentioned in the constitution. The government doesn't care about any of us, only increasing power and telling us what to think and do.

Posted by: No More Obamunism at August 7, 2009 10:23 PM

To no ore obamaisms

here are some facts and substance for you. Google
huppi com/kangaroo/L-hitler

Posted by: I'm a commie at August 9, 2009 2:37 PM

What people are failing to remember is that america has a history of taking ideas that may or may not work the best and doing them right. america itself was known as the great experiment because a nation of this kind and of this size had never been succesful, and people were beginning to believe it was like a utopia, somwthing that would be impossible to sustain. but we did it, right. government healthcare bill isn't nearly as complex, because some nations have already created a system that works fine we can take they're concepts and introduce them to america on a much larger scale. as long as america has a compitent president, I belive that a proper government healthcare system can be introduced.

Posted by: voice of reason at August 10, 2009 11:38 AM

I do not like hearing the president say that "we will get our keep our health care plan if we like it". I do not like the governement telling me if I can or cannot keep my health care plan. Also, I do think that Obama will say anything to get his healthcare takeover passed.

Posted by: nancy cardinal at August 10, 2009 3:56 PM

Rush should just go away, hasn't he embarassed the Republician party enough.... Ayone who thinks he is brillant must think the same of Glenn Beck!!

Posted by: Gail at August 10, 2009 6:25 PM

Socialism SUCKS!

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