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“I love dreams; dreams led to inventions, led to this country. But hope is a different thing. Hope, in many cases, is simply an excuse for not doing anything.”

“The idea that Barack Obama is not a partisan, that he’s a unifier… How can anybody today still go for that idea? The only way they can is to remember what he said during the campaign, but ignore what he’s doing as president.”

“So Governor Perry of Texas is not on board with anything that’s happening out of the Obama administration. I guess, according to that Department of Homeland Security report, Governor Perry is a right-wing extremist and is encouraging militia groups to form.”

“Wouldn’t it be nice if the liberals of America actually acknowledged our real enemies the way they acknowledge conservatives?”

“I think I’ll send Janet Napolitano a quick little note: ‘Madam Secretary, given your latest report from the Department of Homeland Security, don’t close Guantanamo Bay. Keep it open so you can ship all the right-wing extremist Americans there.'”

“This is why I love the truck driver community: these guys are the epitome of free market capitalism.”

“You know what we have learned about the Somali pirates? The merchant marine organizers that were wiped out by the order of Barack Obama on Sunday? They were teenagers. Now, just imagine the hue and cry had a Republican president ordered the shooting of black teenagers on the high seas!”

“Polar bears don’t see these global warming nincompoops and say, ‘Ooh, there’s our buddies! Let’s go up and build a fire and sit around and chew the polar bear fat with these guys!'”

“Obama’s like every other politician: he’s about wiping out his political enemies. Unfortunately, though, he considers conservatives in the United States to be a bigger threat to his country and him than people who want to blow up this country.”

“I’m too honest to be a politician.”

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“The simple reality is that Obama and his people cannot deal with the previous administration’s success in stopping terror in America.”

“You can say that anti-Americanism is a lot of things, but the government controlling the financial system and owning common stock in banks and having voting privileges in private sector banks…. that’s not American, as we have understood it.”

“Vice President Cheney is right: the people who intend to do us harm see a sap. They see a weakling in Obama; they see someone who can be exploited.”

“I don’t know this, but I’ll guarantee you that the morale among the counterterrorism people in the field has got to be in the basement after all this stuff Obama has done.”

“The stark truth is that despite what the political left and the Hollywood elites say, extreme measures — enhanced measures, so-called torture, whatever you want to call it — work.”

“You know, Hugo Chavez does not even get press like Obama gets, and Hugo Chavez owns the media!”

“Liberals look at the Constitution as having them in shackles. They’re constrained by it. So, to them, what’s the easiest thing to do? Change it. Or just ignore it. Or get your liberal buddies in the judicial system to just legislate from the bench.”

“This is a radio show that will challenge you intellectually and make you excited to learn, particularly if you are a liberal Democrat with the guts to hang in here.”

“What it really boils down to here, folks, is that Obama is trying to chum it up with people who despise us. Why, I don’t know. But he does believe that this country was immoral and unjust before he was elected.”

“There’s no such thing as a right-wing animal rights activist, Mr. Snerdley.”

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“Obama won’t release photos of Air Force One buzzing Manhattan, but he will release photos of so-called abuse at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo.”

“If I were running for office, I’d say, ‘I’m the antithesis of President Obama. Don’t look to me to solve your problems. Look to you to solve your problems. I’m going to get myself and this government out of your way. You’re what makes the country work. I’m not.'”

“I think if the truth be known,it’s thata lot of elected Republicans wish I would just go away because they buy into this notion that I’m polarizing and making it tough on them.”

“I don’t want to make people afraid of me — don’t misunderstand — but the fact that some people are is simply a measure of success. I’m a harmless, lovable little fuzzball. I’m a guy on the radio. Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, or Barack Obama — they are scared of me? I’m honored!”

“Moderates, by definition, folks, are without a core belief system. They float, they meander, they wander, they settle wherever a majority happens to be. Theirs is the path of lease resistance because they don’t like confrontation.”

“Jim DeMint said (paraphrase), ‘I’d rather have 30 strong conservatives in the Senate than 60 wishy-washy moderates’ — and I agree a hundred percent with him.”

“The Reagan tax cuts didn’t come about through a listening tour, and they didn’t come about by preaching a big tent (as if anybody knows what the hell that means). They came about because people had a firm belief in the principle thatserved as the foundation for the policy.”

“E-mail question: ‘Rush, are you really saying that Obama is out to destroy prosperity?’ My friends, read his books. Barack Obama’s primary objective is undoing Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts.”

“They’re filing ethics complaints against Sarah Palin every week, forcing her to have a legal defense fund. They’re trying to break her, trying to make her go broke so she won’t have a political future. Just shows that they’re scared to death of her. If they weren’t, they’d leave her alone and let her go moose hunting.”

“I’m wondering how many average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill Democrats are beginning to say, ‘What the hell did we do?’ I just don’t know how many of them actually want a totalitarian government.”

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“If I had the power Sonia Sotomayor has as a judge, I would issue, at this moment, summary judgment against her nomination to the court.”

“Some will say the teleprompter was taken from us too soon, that his best days were still ahead of him. To that I say, ‘Good riddance.’ That little wise-ass teleprompter was propping up an authoritarian socialist. That teleprompter was the best friend of a fraudulent, anti-free market liberal.”

“The left knows, in their hearts, that they are not the majority of thinking in this country. But that doesn’t matter because the democratic process is largely irrelevant to them. That’s why there are things like ACORN.”

“Pat Leahy needs a drain in his throat. I keep wanting to clear my throat every time I listen to that guy. He’s starting to sound like Larry Flynt, have you noticed that?”

“Honest to God, I feel like I’m watching the movie The Omen. I mean, that fly that almost flew into Obama’s mouth during his speech in Egypt, the teleprompter committing suicide (or dying)… the omens are just everywhere.”

“This poll says that Republican support for Obama has actually risen by a point; it is Democrats and independents that account for his drop. So yeah, the Colin Powell Republican crowd loves the guy. The polling people probably called McCain, too, and I’m sure he said he approves.”

“Once when I was I kid, I scurried back to pick up a wild pitch and one of the prongs of the fence cut my head. The coach then grabed some dirt and rubbed it in my head and said, ‘This is how we deal with it, son.'”

“When we were kids, our weirdos were 90-year-olds driving down the middle of the street ina 1920s car. We named this one guy Gertrude Vangart. Never knew what his real name was, but he was the funniest little old guy.”

“If Sonia Sotomayor is willing to say in open testimony that Justice O’Connor ‘couldn’t have meant’ what she said, how simple and easy would it be for her to say, ‘The Founders couldn’t possibly have meant what they wrote in the Constitution’?”

“So now Obama tells us unemployment is going to ‘tick up’. How is that hope and change working out for you?”

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“I cannot wait to hit the first tee today because that golf ball is going to have as many Democrats’ faces on it as I can squeeze on it in my mind.”

“You know what I got to do last night? I was able to go toa Monday Night Football party at William Shatner’s house up in Studio City. Great, great, view, and he has a bigger screen than I have. No, no screen envy. It doesn’t look as good as mine, but it looks good.”

“They want to tell me that I am engaging in the coarsening of the culture, and here is NBC and the Leno Show presenting an image of Barney Frank skinny dipping in a pool in Palm Springs. I guarantee you everybody in Palm Springs is trying to find out which pool it is so they can avoid it.”

“Mr. President, you are not a state senator from Illinois. You are the commander-in-chief of the US military. Do your job. Drop the politics. We have heroes on the battlefield giving their last full measure of devotion for this country, and you’re voting ‘present’.”

“Obama said that we got into trouble because we didn’t have enough regulation? We got into trouble because of liberalism! Pure, radical, left-wing liberalism from the likes of Barney Frank, Bill Clinton, and Chris Dodd!”

“Joe Biden said that if the Republicans win in 2010, then that ‘is the end of the road for what Barack Obama and I are trying to do.’ Well, then, that’s our new battle cry!”

“We have people out of work with no hope of finding a job, and this administration is telling everybody to stop acting like teenagers? What, we’re not puttinginany screwball light bulbsfast enough? We’re not buying those cheap little bubble cars fast enough?”

“The amount of the leftists’ brains that understand economics would not even equal an amoeba: ‘Oh, yeah, the federal government — they’ll keep the insurance companies honest.’ No, they’ll put them out of business!”

“Can you actually believe that we’re discussing whether or not we can win in Afghanistan? I mean, who are we fighting? Al-Qaeda? The Taliban? 9/11 ring a bell? Oh, we’re just going to quit?”

“Well, there you have it: one of Obama’s buddies, Evo Morales, saying that what hurts this planet is capitalism. No, what hurts this planet is the unequal distribution of capitalism.”

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“Our troops are waiting and our commander-in-chief is voting ‘present.’ It might be good politics, but it sure isn’t good leadership.”

“The United States has become Michigan in its trend lines now, and the United States is prepared to duplicate what Jennifer Granholm has done: raise taxes again, foist new programs that cannot be paid for, and rack up more debt.”

“Can you think of any other administration in this country where somebody would start praising Mao Tse-tung as a role model, as a philosopher to follow? I’m not suggesting they’re mass murderers in this administration; I’m just saying that they envy the total control Mao had.”

“These incompetent boobs are destroying our country, and people on our side think that it’s just the next news story: ‘Oh, man, look! My website’s going to go gangbusters! Oh, wow, what a great news story!’ Our country is being dismantled right before our very eyes!”

“Unlike they did with Nixon’s enemies list, which they despised and hated, the media will be happy to join the Obama administration in going after those who are their list. Where are you now, 60 Minutes? Where are you now, Nightline?”

“Obama doesn’t really think we’re threatened by anything over in the Middle East. He believes any threat to the United States will be reduced if we just say, ‘Look, folks, we’re going to go home and we’re sorry for having screwed you in the past.'”

“Wage and price controls are by definition temporary. What Obama is doing is completely different. He’s buying companies and then telling people in those companies what they can and can’t earn. It’s the definition of fascism.”

“Why don’t you — David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama, Anita Dunn, and all the rest of you socialists — just get together and rewrite the Constitution? You’re doing it anyway!”

“Now we have Anita Dunn, who sings the praises of the great philosopher Mao Tse-tung, in the White House. Ten years ago I wouldn’t have believed it, but, then again, I didn’t think the government would have a pay czar taking salaries back from people he doesn’t approve of.”

“Obama’s the public face of moderation, yet the people doing his dirty work are the same radicals that he is. It’s there for everyone to discover.”

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