Rush: “Obama Was Hoping [Hurricane Irene] Was Going To Be A Disaster” So He Could Have “Another Excuse” For The Economy (VIdeo)

Rush Limbaugh chimed in on Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene today: “Obama was hoping (Hurricane Irene) was going to a be a disaster” so he could have another excuse for the economy.
Thanks to Media Matters for the video:

It’s not like it’s such a far-fetched idea.
They already used the DC earthquake as an excuse.

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  • Bitter Clinger

    Rush, of course, is right. This will be added to the ever expanding list of excuses. George Will took Donna Brazille to school on it on Sunday. Was satisfying to see the look on her face.

  • SeniorD

    Of course the inept Puppet President wanted a major storm so he could look Presidential! He had all his sycophantic media and political useful idiots out over hyping what was, at best, a minor Tropical Storm.

    The man has no class and no confidence in the convictions his masters says he has.

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  • Patty

    Last count 32 Americans died in Irene Hurricane. Any loss of life is a tragedy. Obama called out the guard. Governors closed all transportation accept for the Cabbies in New York who took advantage by charge more.

    Transit was shut down way too soon in my opinion but that was Bloomberg’s baby.

    I am sure that this administration was thinking this is our moment and we better call out the big guns as we don’t want another Katrina. They never want a crisis to be ignored and politically they will use this to their advantage.

    I love Rush, maybe he is right, because as I see it he hates Bush and his actions and words since Jan. 08 has definitely shown us all he feels Bush is Unpatriotic.

    Those are real fighting words when Bush was one of the most Patriotic president compared to Obama.

  • Major Kong

    I can just hear the lib media’s caterwauling on this one. Sure to lead MSNBC’s moonbat brigade’s lead stories this evening.

  • Patty

    Obama Hates Bush, I needed to clarify.

  • Patty
  • BaconBits

    Rush and I agree!

    Obama didn’t give a fig how many Texans lives have been destroyed because of the extreme drought this past year.

    Neither has Obama shown any empathy or offered much help to the extreme floods that have crippled parts of this nation all summer long.

    Nope. Obama wants to show himself the ‘Hero’ to his voter base in the blue states. He’s shown himself to NOT BE the President of the United States – just the president of the blue states.

  • kansas

    Has Obama dropped the disaster talk yet?

  • No disrespect to the victims of Hurricane Irene, but Obama just ordered much of the FEMA funds allocated for the Joplin, MO disaster DIVERTED to pay for the Irene damage. In case you don’t recall, Joplin was almost wiped off the map, and many people died, including entire familes when entire houses were demolished with the families inside. Obama NEVER approved a dime for the devastating wildfires in Texas, either. Pandering, perhaps?….AGAIN.

  • Patty


    Agree, never has seen a person like him. I can only hope we never will again.

  • Patty


    Sad to think this guy is PRESIDENT? He also hates Perry.

  • Daphne

    First I will make it clear that I am not an Obama fan.. However I would like to say that Rush L. is a bunch of hot air and the poster boy for all you racist hopefulls that are hoping for the US of 1850.. Not happening! Pointing out every possible mistake made by the President is the desperate and malice attempt to discredit w/o cause. The crap he does, he should own up to but any accusations or assumptions should not be made just because “y’all” are racist and can’t stand the man because he has some black… half/half makes him just as white as either of you… you guys are worried that your usual tricky and criminal ways of living off of the poor is coming to an end… yep it is!! BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!!!

    Socialist & proud!!
    Daphne J

  • Patty

    He will blame this for our economic crisis, undoubtedly. And this is among the many stupid and underhanded things Obama has said and done.

    Sad, when a person and more sad when a president just doesn’t get it. He would have a better approval rating by just admitting he has been so very wrong on the economy.

    From the very moment Obama care was discussed then past and never read was the most enlightening moment in my life.

    I can only hope that this disaster of a plan will be overturned and one of the most jaw dropping time in Obama’s last term as president. That will be the day when Obama will have a Crisis to talk about and will definitely deflate that sick ego.

  • owl

    #13…Nothing makes a day brighter than to have a whitey hater drop in. Just what the world needs. Honey, don’t believe anyone that calls you a racist. No, no, no.

  • StrangernFiction

    First I will make it clear that I am not an Obama fan..

    Not far enough left for you?

  • Patty

    Obama will be making a statement about Irene later today. Hope he puts his foot in it.

  • DeeDee

    Daphne, your comment might have arried more weight if you had not tagged yourself as being a “socialist.” I am pretty sure that no one here wants to go back to 1850, but it seems that you aspire to go back to 1917.

    Since you and your “fellow travelers” seem to point out every posible mistake made by conservatives, it would just as apt to state that it is “the desperate and malicious attempt to discredit without cause.” (Sorry, I had to fix your grammar.)

  • bg


    albeit i don’t think he’s 100% correct 100% of the time, i do like and
    listen to Rush a lot, ergo, believe he is a on loan to US from God.. 🙂

    at any rate, couldn’t help but notice that he seems to take his
    vacations around the same time as the Obama’s take theirs..


  • DeeDee

    Sorry typing too fast meant “carried more weight.”

  • wdk535

    o will now claim Irene was not as bad as originally feared due to his assumption of command at the hurricane center.

  • Em

    Limbaugh should be pitching this story to his audience:
    New York Attorney General Kicked Off Government Group Leading Foreclosure Probe
    Schneiderman’s desire to investigagte banks who bundled worthless mortgages and sold them as investment securities posed too big a threat for the banks, Obama, Geithner, etc. who want a quick resolution to the mortgage foreclosure crisis. Schneiderman was kicked off the 50-state commission, probably because he was inspiring other AG’s to follow suit and to insist that the Obama administration not cut a deal with the banks that limite their liability for initiating worthless mortgages and bundling them as sound investments. New York has something called the Morgan Law which will not preclude Schneiderman from bringing the criminal bankers to justice.
    For background and a very good analysis of this entire mortgage/banking scandal

  • Em

    Is this site experiencing server problems? My computer froze up when I tried to type that post and my cursor disappeared again. I could not type anything more, so I pasted the link to the FA article again and pressed submit.

  • Patty
  • CincyTom

    “y’all” are racist and can’t stand the man because he has some black… half/half makes him just as white as either of you. WTF?


    B I N G-o…B I N G-o..B I N G-o…and OBLAMEO is his name-o


    @#25,,, time to move along child..don’t care that he is half $ half…we care that a mooslum is deliberately tearing this country apart…you just keep support the POS and see how that strategy will pay off for you

  • big L

    I think the Irene storm coverage and Obama showing to mange it is a bigger plan. It is like “Alt History” . They want the search engines to pull up all this bogus and false history of Obama, so that 10 yrs from now this is just one of the many phony stories that will be pulled up upon searching “Obama”. Also they use these fables for support for Obama being carved into Mt Rushmore.
    Look at the photo. Obama there at the table with his nameplate in front of him! Does he carry that around or does he have all these events so pre-arranged that a staffer is there with the name plate. And why would the pres need a nameplate.

  • Em

    I stopped listening to Limbaugh in 2001, when he was promoting the idea that illegal labor working for lower wages stimulated the economy and that it was good for America. Then, in 2008, he added insult to injury, calling people who questioned the President’s background story and HI birth as liars, racists and un-American. Well, that was just lower than I thought any broadcaster should have a license to go, especially since I know what I know by dint of circumstance.
    Hey, Rush, if Timmy and Barry came into your home town and made shocking revelations would you just give them a pass so that they could dismantle our economy? Yes, he probably would. For a few more dollars, a few more pounds of Kobe beef, a few more Gardenia candles for his third wife, he’d probably learn Mandarin and call it progress.

  • bg


    CincyTom #25 August 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    lol, your racist slip is showing..


  • Redwine

    Comrade Barry, his czars (especially Sunstein) and his regulatory agencies need a crisis to consolidate and extend their power.

  • Daphne,

    I have three words to say to you … Bring It On!

  • Patty

    I have heard Rush say that Obama was never research and he had questionable background. And for the Illegal thing. Work is work and they could simulate the economy by buying essential items. For one thing illegals have taken jobs that many Americans wouldn’t touch not have. Since economy crisis they might give these jobs a second look.

    The lamestream media gave Obama a pass. Rush has been very informative and if you ever have a reason to question his comments you can be a drive by.

    Rush has been the lightening rod and has said what others may never for lack of courage.

    Like it or not his opinions are share by millions of Americans.

  • I’ve used Media Matters’ videos before, too. That’s a really helpful service they provide.

  • #31 bing

  • Patty

    I am so off topic

    I don’t think illegals should be here without proper papers, need to clarify. Many illegals have worked here because they knew many Americans would never work in the fields for mere change. That is my point. I just wish that we would once and for all do something about the illegals, especially those who are destroying our nation.

    But if it wasn’t for those who do work in the fields what would happen. Would Americans take their work up where they left off.

  • bg


    Em #22 August 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    thank you for posting the info..

    sorry to say there are many same such
    matters that won’t be posted in here..

    unfortunately this site has turned to
    tabloidcity v what really counts.. :*(


  • Patty



  • WillofLa

    And other than trying to keep American’s eyes off what he’s doing, like his Presidential Directive giving backdoor amnesty to illegal Mexican’s, he probably was hoping the hurricane was worse that way he could do something else other than help people. He hasn’t helped the people of the upper Miss. who were devestated by the opening of the dams that flooded Iowa and Nebraska and all down the Miss.. Those people are still devestated and no one has seen Obama. What about all the people in Texas who have lost their towns and everything in those fires that were started on purpose by illegals working for the Democrat Party to get back at TEXANS for being the free and strong people they are, and today I heard that Obama ordered most of the money that was going towards fixing Joplin, Missouri to be sent to help the Democrat states along the East Coast for hurricane disaster relief. What about relieveing the people of Joplin? Don’t they count? Oh, I see, they’re Republican’s and don’t deserve any help from Obama since he only sends trillions of dollars to those states that voted for him.

    And one other thing I have tried and tried to tell people back when Obama was elected and spending billions and trillions of dollars that he is going to spend all the money that the Treasury has that needs to be kept for more important things like helping the American people, not a bunch of illegal aliens and foreignors in other countries like all the money Obama sent to Brazil?? We need that money for our needs not sending it to unions and foreign aid to countries that hate our guts and will use the money to support Muslim terrorists and other anti-American groups, like, MoveOn. org and George Soros and Maurice Strong.

    You watch, FEMA has already said that it hopes it dosen’t run out of money. They will and Obama won’t replace that money either. He’ll all of a sudden act like he’s concerned about what money the government is spending, like he’s pretending to do now.

    Obama will cause vast areas of America to be uninhabited. That way those people won’t have a place to go vote, and by law they have to have a place to vote or their vote won’t be counted. YOU WATCH!! Mark my words! Obama will not have to worry about people not voting for him, mother nature took care of that for him, and those people won’t have a place to go vote against him and he’ll win due to weather!

  • bg


    Em #29 August 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    sad, but also happy to inform you that you probably tuned in to RL at a
    time when he was most likely playing devils advocate or being sarcastic,
    as a stronger anti-Obama man than RL would be hard to come across..

    [Rush is like scotch so to speak, one needs to listen to him
    long enough to acquire a taste for where he’s coming from]


  • Patty

    The usual outcome when Limbaugh says things like this is that he is accused by someone of being a racist. It allows him to go back on the air, feign outrage – as if a man genuinely wounded by being accused of racism would constantly frame his political commentary in the most racially provocative terms imaginable – and play on the anxieties of his audience, many of whom see accusations of racism as little more than a cudgel used by the left to discredit conservatives. They’ve occasionally been used that way, and the talk radio host exploits that fact. What some of Limbaugh’s critics misunderstand is that he isn’t someone who is prejudiced against minorities so much as a man who cynically plays on the racial anxieties of others in order to boost his ratings. Its arguably more odious than the rhetoric of an earnest bigot.

    Apparently, when Rush speaks about Obama the race card is played by the left. That seems to be the only thing they can say.

  • chuck in st paul

    Awww come one now. We all know it’s those darn ATM’s that displaced millions (sic) of American workers that tanked the economy.

  • bg


    Daphne #13 August 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    do you have any credible evidence form any credible
    source that proves Rush Limbaugh to be a RACIST??


    Patty #38 August 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    ditto, too funny.. 😀

    socialist, not so much.. 🙁


  • Patty

    any excuse he can use, anything other than himself. Ego maniac who has completely taken us into a downgrade.

  • Gman

    “…poster boy for all you racist hopefulls”

    Ah yes, typical response from a dem/communist. Last bastion of a failed argument, cry racism.

  • ocrick

    Rush should go back to the Dominican Republic with his Viagra and hang out with his

    Under Age BOY “Friends” sick man, Pathetic PHONY Christian Neocon Scum.

  • daryl

    Careful there #32

    She will call up her homies and flash mob yo job, yo house, and yo mamma.
    She gets just a little bitter when she thinks of obama no longer bein’ da main man after next election.

  • Patty

    Rush is a conservative talk show host. His audience is his livelihood. His views are expressively his own. And the audience loves it. Those who don’t like him turn him off.

    But it will be a spit in the bucket for a man who has more fans than Obama does these days.
    Seems the truth really hurts them. They will call him a bigot and racist because of the fact there brains are lead by the far left who these days have call the Tea Party Racist/

    It is a real pity when the sheep only follow the pettiness of others on the left.

  • chuck in st paul

    #40 August 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm – bg commented:
    Em #29 August 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I agree bg, I think Em must have not ‘read’ the implied “/sarc” tag when Rush was speaking. Rush has generally been very down on illegals (but not legals). As far as that “doing the jobs Americans won’t…” nonsense, they always leave out the most important part – “at that wage.” Once you offer Americans the appropriate wage for the labor they sign right up. One of the classic examples was the chicken plucking factory where ICE took away dozens of illegals. The next day HUNDREDS of citizens lined up around the block to apply. duh.

  • Greg

    This Irene event may have been a practice drill to set up the evacuation of a large part of the country and replace it with a communist style of govt. Could happen say in the southern half of California with a fake earthquake to run the US citizens out and allow the Mexican mafia to take control. Could happen!!!!!


  • Patty

    Seems a big can of worms has been opened on here today. And the nastiness are your views and yours alone. But the truth hurts. And Obama has used all the ridiculous excuses out there for the Economy.

    He will now fight Congress, and yet he still calls out Bush. From the Tsunami in Japan, to Irene there will always be someone or something else that he call blame for his rotten job and 9% unemployment. His still serving and irresponsible policies are a failure. And criticism by Rush, Hannity, Perry, Bachmann and a fleet of others doesn’t deter the left from calling them all racist. Least of a a President who is delusional and self serving and will stoop to anything other than his failure to lead.

  • orisda423

    How is anyone living off of the poor?

  • Well Mr. Limpbaugh it wasn’t a disaster in your neck of the woods , but tell your propaganda to those who lost their lives , who are still flooded and who still has no power!!! I still am thankfull that Mr. Limpbaugh never procreated !!!

  • Gman

    “it wasn’t a disaster in your neck of the woods , but tell your propaganda to those who lost their lives”

    Really!? I heard earlier on the radio today more people would have died in car accidents had there been business as usual. So actually Tropical Storm Irene actually saved lives

  • Neo

    Hurricane Irene (from the perspective of NYC) is the perfect metaphor for “Global Warming” … lots of hype, followed by failure to perform, laying waste to everybody else on the way there.

    Come to think of it, that perfectly describes Obama.

  • bg


    WillofLa #39 August 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    all part of the GREEN everything NWO, and then some plan.. :*(


  • bg


    re: #56 August 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm bg

    bit more here (scroll up/down for much more)….


  • jennifer

    During Obama’s 2008 campaign, he said he was going to ‘raise the sea levels’.

  • jimg

    <iDaphne – How is anyone living off of the poor? – orisda423

    Well, I am. With some fava beans and a nice chianti.

  • jimg

    During Obama’s 2008 campaign, he said he was going to ‘raise the sea levels’.

    No, he didn’t.

    He said this: ‘this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal’

    It is arguably the most arrogant statement I’ve ever heard. From anyone. Anywhere.

  • bg


    ocrick #46 August 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    oh dear God, not again..

    you are one sick puppy..


  • bg


    latest i’ve hear is 35 deaths throughout 10 states..


  • donh

    Yes Obama was hoping for a big disaster, but his motive is to get his hands on a big FEMA slush fund to buy votes for his re-election.

  • Em

    Bg at #’s 37/40: Tabloid City is entertaining and every once in awhile it feels good to vent, but if we’re relying on Rush, or the usual suspects (cable and the nitworks), we are missing so much of the real news about the real scandals and outrages. No doubt those who enjoy the kaffe klatsch more than the brutal, punishing truth abo about the world prefer the Matrix.

    Chuck in St. Paul at #49: Yes, I’ll give him the doubt of the benefit (for which he’s making millions pretending to attack corruption in government by only addressing superficial issues and then only Democratic malfeasance when Republicans are selling out to the wealthy, global elites and monarchists, and transnational corporations, too); he did repent of carrying water for the Republicans awhile go, but has anything really changed? Now that millions of Americans are out of work, Obama wants to issue another stimulus for road and bridge construction which will be targeted for illegals. This is the consequence of Republican outsourcing of citizenship to lawbreakers. The entire onus for illegal immigration does not rest with the lawbreakers themselves since both parties and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with Congress encourages, enables and runs interference for felonious immigration as a solution to the graying of the American workforce. Too bad, that decades ago, abortion and hedonism replaced procreation and replacing Americans with indigenous Americans. This all plays into the global transnational corporate facism/Manchurian Global Communist Capitalism that is looming on the horizon. Still as entertaining soundrels go, I’ll credit Rush for being a skilled orator and broadcaster.

  • Militant Conservative

    Lol, live off the poor #13? poor by definition have

    little. Come and take it!!

    Powder is dry

  • bg


    Em #64 August 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    i agree..

    but not me, don’t have cable news, also don’t listen to Rush every day..

    truth is, i rely on Rush about as much as i rely on GP..

    my research (albeit i also question the validity of some of
    the info, ergo, research the research) is what i rely on.. 😉

    bottom line, if one desires to be educated, go do some RESEARCH!!


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  • Militant Conservative

    Sad end to a promising thread. Typical hate filled

    Leftists with nothing of substance. Rush is human, are

    not we all? Lectures are such high minded terds.

    Soon a reset is in order. Ya ready terds, you will

    Envy the redneck and curse the affirmative action

    Crowd you have fostered. Cruel justice really.

    God like that alot I hear.

    Powder is dry

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    Kelly is all wee-wee’d up from striking out once again at Singles Night at Old MacDonald’s Farm. Proving that even farm animals have standards.

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