Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rush Limbaugh: Six Degrees of Separation

Would you believe, there’s a connection between OxyContin “Rush” Limbaugh’s famous drug habit and last month’s orchestrated town hall “demonstrations.”

There’s a slippery behind-the-scenes organization that calls itself the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The “physicians” and “surgeons” in this group are probably in the same category as those elusive “veterans” in Swiftboat Veterans For Truth — i.e. non-existent.

When Rush Limbaugh was on his Quest for the Perfect Fix (aka “doctor shopping“), this group filed a suit to keep Limbaugh’s medical records private. Apparently they didn’t want their hero to be prosecuted for the same drug violations that he wants everybody else to be imprisoned for.

Currently this sleazebucket group is working with FreedomWorks to promote more of those spontaneous demonstrations against that commie in the White House. Rent-A-Drones posing as “concerned citizens,” mass-produced protest signs that are crudely drawn so they’ll look homemade — they’ve got it all.

It’s bad enough that this group of “doctors” is trying to derail any and all health insurance reforms. They’re also trying to move us backwards. Their current goal is to abolish Medicare — since those government bureaucrats can’t do anything right — and let private insurance companies reap the bounty. Yesss!!! Start the gouging!

Now this is the kind of enterprising ingenuity that made America what she is today. Whiny liberals would probably see this in terms of millions of dues-paying Americans who need a safety net. But if you’re a conservative — it’s a gold mine. A money train! Tens of millions of people who are too old and too vulnerable to fight back when you take everything they have (and then some) — There IS a god!

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Blogger Holte Ender said...

That short video is yet another eye-opener, what I got out of it was "we are doctors and we know best". The arrogance of these people, let me add greed to that.
Why can't doctors stick to doctoring, and not include how to rip the public off to their portfolio.
The Hippocratic Oath includes the promise: "to abstain from doing harm". Oh well, what's one broken promise.

September 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

For some one who claims to be as patriotic and God fearing as Rush does, he certainly exhibits a lot of disdain for most of America.

September 11, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Holte: I didn't even see any doctors in that video. The only person it showed was some vapid secretary who seemed to be reciting what she was told to say.

Lew: I think "God" and "patriotism" are just buzzwords that Limbaugh uses because they get a rise out of millions of dupes.

September 11, 2009 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

I thought I heard the blond say "we're all doctors right here".

September 11, 2009 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Holte: You might be right; she could have been a doctor. I had the impression she was just a spokesperson. In any case, I assume they're playing up the "doctor" part of their group and playing down the Astroturf part.

September 11, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

The group probably has some doctors who have signed on, although I doubt they spend much time out protesting. There certainly are some right-wing Republican docs around. One in my town ran for Congress and for another political office or two, in the 1980s, if I recall correctly. Fortunately and somewhat surprisingly, his political career never got off the ground.

Also, keep in mind there are doctors and there are doctors. For instance, I'm sure there are doctors of wingnut studies being churned out by Claremont, Patrick Henry U., Regent and a few diploma mills. Who knows, one of them might even have a postgraduate program in Strategic Teabaggery.

September 11, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I can't seem to come up with any passable snark, so if I say "I sure would like to kick these jokers in the jimmy," will that count?

September 12, 2009 at 6:25 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Very true, "there are doctors and then there are doctors." And I guess technically they're doctors even if they got their Ph.D.s from some online "university" that they discovered through a pop-up ad.

Randal: Go ahead and kick 'em in the jimmy.

September 12, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Bee said...

They're doctors like those thousands who signed the bullshit denoucing global warming were "scientists" - i.e., chiropractors, podiatrists, etc...

September 12, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: That's for sure. Or like those thousands of Astroturf robo-demonstrators are actually "everyday concerned citizens."

September 12, 2009 at 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

When will the insanity end? That chick looked kind of confused when asked if they supported the privatization of Medicare - like she hadn't been briefed on that question at the brainwashing session.

September 13, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

I think you've got something there Tom. I think it was the 50s that credit cards first came out. When those were maxed out they changed the laws on home equity credit. Now they need to find another source to tap. There is reverse mortgages. Yep we'll just take over grandmas house when she passes and don't forget to tear down the bed curtains and slip her wedding band off before the M.E. gets there.

Holte I think it's more like the Hipocritic Oath now.

September 13, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: That's exactly it. She looked like she was either reading a teleprompter, or just reciting what she was told to say, and thinking to herself "Did I say it right? Did I forget anything?"

Demeur: Yup, it's a gold mine -- old people dying and leaving their stuff. "Hipocritic Oath" LOL.

September 13, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Disdain for America? I'd say Limbaugh shows out and out hatred for our country, and that he despises the American people. If that isn't true, why does he seem to think we are all so stupid?

We are indeed Barnum and Bailey nation.

September 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger libhom said...

"Rent-A-Drones posing as “concerned citizens,” mass-produced protest signs that are crudely drawn so they’ll look homemade — they’ve got it all."

I'm glad I'm not the only person who figured this out.

September 13, 2009 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I think Limbaugh has hatred and contempt for the people who are smart enough not to believe any of his spewage. He's a businessman first and foremost, and he hates everybody who isn't buying his product.

Libhom: I think more and more people are seeing through this bullshit. I hope so anyway.

September 13, 2009 at 7:18 PM  

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