UPDATE: All right chill out everyone. I listened to the clip at the link below which has at least 3 minutes or so before he says the phony soldiers bit and there is no context that would lead you to understand his use of the phrase. If there is a longer clip and it does show he meant the Macbeths of the world, then I owe a huge apology. I man up when I'm wrong. So Rush, I am sorry I said you owed an apology. You do not. I am gonna stick with most of the names I called you though except "stunningly stupid" and "foolish and disrespectful" as those referred to this non-incident. Audio at Flopping Aces
First things first, I haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh in 20 years or so. The only time I remember, I was driving cross country and there are patches where he was the only thing on the radidio. I decided then that even though I agreed with most of his positions he was such a pompous, jackass windbag that I couldn't stand to listen to him. Bill O' Reilly affects me the same way, honestly they remind me of the things I like least about myself. The problem with running your mouth full time in public is you will eventually say something stunningly stupid. Rush managed that on his show in a confusing exchange (reproduced below) that boils down to one simple thing, Rush said that troops who favor withdrawal from Iraq are "phony soldiers"
That is a foolish and disrespectful statement and Rush Limbaugh owes an apology. Just because these whelps have the audacity to disagree with the giant clown they are somehow phonier than him? BS, if they get blown up by an IED they die every bit as much as a freaking dittohead troop. What an ass. I know we have plenty of folks who listen to him and I understand why. He is a tremendous advocate and an entertaining smart ass. But the one thing we hold, despite the left's false claims, is the moral high ground. We are the ones who defend to the death everyone's right to say what they want. And the opinion of a loudmouth with no skin in the game sure doesn't change that. That is the worst inversion of the chickenhawk argument I've ever seen. The bloated bloviator sitting on his ass calls serving troops "phony soldiers"? Oh Hell No!
This ought to be an easy call people, Rush needs to apologize pretty deeply. I looked at his website and it wanted me to join RUSH 24/7 to email the buffoon, not likely. If anyone knows contact info comment or ping me and I will post it. And I guess you can call his show, tell him I said to man up.
This what he said, and there is a longer audio clip here.
During the September 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh called service members who advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq "phony soldiers." He made the comment while discussing with a caller a conversation he had with a previous caller, "Mike from Chicago," who said he "used to be military," and "believe[s] that we should pull out of Iraq." Limbaugh told the second caller, whom he identified as "Mike, this one from Olympia, Washington," that "[t]here's a lot" that people who favor U.S. withdrawal "don't understand" and that when asked why the United States should pull out, their only answer is, " 'Well, we just gotta bring the troops home.' ... 'Save the -- keeps the troops safe' or whatever," adding, "[I]t's not possible, intellectually, to follow these people." "Mike" from Olympia replied, "No, it's not, and what's really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media." Limbaugh interjected, "The phony soldiers." The caller, who had earlier said, "I am a serving American military, in the Army," agreed, replying, "The phony soldiers."
I really do like to call names when I get wound up, here are my shots in just this bit.
pompous, jackass windbag...stunningly stupid...foolish and disrespectful...giant clown...What an ass...a loudmouth with no skin in the game...bloated bloviator sitting on his ass...the buffoon
And that's in just three paragraphs, good thing I'm always right with talent encoded in my DNA, honed by the adventures that are my life. This is Uncle J from EIB (Expert Infantryman's Badge) Studios saying bugger off wankers.