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Rush Limbaugh on Osama bin Laden's death: 'Thank God for President Obama'


Rush Limbaugh began his radio show Monday morning praising President Obama for his leadership in the demise of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

In his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh who has been one of Obama's fiercest critics, gave the commander-in-chief all the glory in the successful mission that ended the life of Public Enemy No. 1.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama," Limbaugh said. "President Obama has done something extremely effective and when he does, this needs to be pointed out. President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did not scrub the mission to get Bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off."

Limbaugh, who has recently criticized the first lady's figure, said in 2009 that he hopes Mr. Obama fails, and complained last year about Americans donating to the post-earthquake humanitarian relief in Haiti, continued about Bin Laden: "You see the military wanted to go in there and bomb. They always do. They wanted to go in there and drop missiles and launch bombs. A number of totally destructive techniques here. But President Obama, perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this, insisted on the Special Forces. No one else thought of that. President Obama. Not a single intelligence adviser, not a single national security adviser, not a single military adviser came up with the idea of using SEAL Team 6 or any Special Forces," Limbaugh said, with what some are saying is a slight tinge of sarcasm in his delivery.

"Our military wanted to go in there and just scorch the earth," Limbaugh continued, "but President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here. He alone understood the need to get DNA to prove the death ... it was President Obama single-handedly and alone who came up with the strategy that brought about the effective assassination of Osama bin Laden," the radio host said, concluding, "Thank God for President Obama."



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He said it in Oxycontin n' Cheek. Get it LA Times! El Rushbo was making a funny for all his racist and greedy Dittoheads!!!

Rush has always said that Liberals are the most gullible people in the whole wide world of political issues; they follow as do stampeding cattle off the cliffs or as being led into the slaughter houses by one steer smart enough to avoid his own hit to the head with a hammer while the other "lemmings" cannot wait to be culled. To say that BHO, Jr., is to be lauded for his leadership at this all means. BUT: He did not do this. This action was planned long ago. Me, I would have bombed him to Hell from afar. This option was one of many...thank God it worked, and not BHO, Jr., by any stretch of imagination from this so-called "Natural Born Citizen" currently holding this Office of POTUS. If it had failed...BHO, Jr., would have blamed the Pentagon like Carter did; or the Sec of Defense (who did take the blame). My gosh, poor Les Aspen--remember him?

All hail the messiah obama who has all wisdom and knowledge to lead our ignorant troops to capture the man most in competition with himself to tear down the USA

Okay - Is Andrew Malcolm being sarcastic as well? Because it's hard to believe he can't detect the sarcasm here. I think he's kidding, people.

Mr. Malcom wants you to believe what he says over what Rush actually said. What a deceiver you are sir!! He was indeed being sacrastic while you are being a jerk. The LA Times has no credibility if they printed this as is.

"Come on Rush, do you actually think obozo had anything to do with this?"

Wow, republican are SO desperate right now!

"Limbaugh mocks the president with a tongue-in-check praise the day after our daring/brave/heroic military executes a near flawless raid on the greatest mass murder of our day"

Yep, I know that if this had happened when bush was president you'd pretend that he virtually flew to Pakistan in his magic kryptonian underpants and fried Bin landen with his heat vision. Yeah the military did it. Duh. But it happened under obama . Which drives your hypocritical ass CRAZY! He's the President that got rid of Bin laden . Clinton couldn't do it, bush was too busy trying to spin an invasion of Iraq from the events of 9/11 to do it either.

Osama is dead now its time to get the real suspects who set up 9/11. Lets talk about them dirty rotten jews who set up 9/11. The jews set up 9/11 and then made this terroist network up to get the United States in their region to protect them from the muslims. Osama bin laden is dead know lets get the real enemy that set everything up them dirty rotten corrupt no good lying jews.

There are idiots that wanted to bomb the whole building. But that would have destroyed any and all information both written and on computer. Luckily the President knew better and cooler heads prevailed.

But minutes after the death was reported, those on the right that will not give an ounce of praise for anything, are already saying it was Bush that is responsible. Even though Bush himself said,"I just don't give him that much thought." When he was asked about Bin Laden. And in 2006 in case anyone has forgotten, the CIA disbanded the group whose sole reason for being formed was to find this man. They stopped focusing on him. Just once let's try some reality.

And now some brain dead conspiracy lovers are saying, how do we know he is dead. I saw this coming. But I thought just maybe they might wait a day or two. Evidently not. Nothing this President does will ever be enough.

The real story here is where this terrorist was NOT HIDDEN. He was in a mansion on a main road. A scant 1000 yards down from a military academy. Just a short distance from a full Pakistan army base. And in a neighborhood filled with retired army officers.

And yet this stinking Pakistan kept saying they did not know where he was. We need to get out of that country of liars and lovers of death and leave them to sink into oblivion. We owe them nothing. Not our presence, not our help and never our trust. That is the reason they were not told about the raid. We knew they would warn Bin Laden and we would lose him again.

Let's get out of there. Screw that country.

Did you even listen to the show? Rush was dogging Obama out the whole time for taking all the credit because during his speech, he used I, me, my, mine a million times. All of the quotes used in this article are quoted in the wrong context. He was being sarcastic and basically calling him selfish. Idiots, jeez. You wonder why no one ever knows what the hell is going on.

Now we know the real reason for the long form release...It was a diversion for the raid! Between that and the royal wedding nobody and I mean nobody except a small team was looking at that house!

Haters, it must kill you to have to admit that President Obama, was indeed responsible for finally bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice. I know you'll try to say that it was solely the efforts of the US military, and that the President was just along for the ride, but that could not be further from the truth! It was the President's policy of aggressive action by US forces ON THE GROUND inside Pakistan that made this possible. Bush never had the nards to defy the Pakistanis and put boots on the ground inside Pakistan. That's a fact look it up! It's also why Bin Laden escaped Tora Bora and was able to flee into Pakistan in the first place. In case anyone does not recall, the Pakistani Army was responsible for 'guarding' the Pakistani side of the Tora Bora mountain range, which US forces assaulted from the Afghanistan side flushing the al-Qaeda leader from his hideout in Afghanistan. Why was this all important task left to Pakistanis? Because Bush did not have the nerve to defy the Pakistanis who refused to allow US troops inside their country. President Obama's policy change was a substantial one and a major game changer, and one which he campaigned on. To try and downplay the President's leadership role in all this is typical of republican politics, and yet another illustration of why they just cannot be trusted.

you and Trump should be on an iland by yourselves ! shut up

Too bad Rush, the stay at home warrior, rarely gets off his fat ass and leaves his house. He could have led the mission the right way with all his military training.


I suspect people who hate drug addicts & draft dodgers, and yet listen to the partisan ramblings of a drug addict & draft dodger, are the epitome of "gullible."

Rush Limbaugh is a terrible American. Where is Seal Team Six when we need them?

Andrew Malcolm is being sarcastic.LOL!!! idiotic dittoheads.

You Stupid Man I should have known you would have something stupid to say at a time we American come together as one. I wish that the same thing that happen to Glen Beck will also happen to you.

If the LA Times really wants to waste space on this very wealthy prescription drug addict they need to find out stuff like who did the $400 million dollar radio man golf with this last weekend or send down a reporter to the Dominican Republic to find out was El Rushbo a sex tourist down there a few years back and what really happened in Hawaii with the fat man's ticker?

Yeah, right Rush! You've said that the sky is falling, way too many times for people to take you seriously.

Do you really believe what you said? I don't think so.

Rush, your sarcasm is rude and uncessary.Can't you give credit were credit is due? Maybe then you get get some respect! Or is that unimportant?

The LA TIMES is too slow to realize that RUSH is jacking with them .LOL !

Ive come to realise, that no matter what happens, some of the people (thankfully,not all) will find a reason to hate. if obama does good, then it was a mistake if rush prasies obama, then it was sarcasm. I wonder sometimes, who is worse, the muslim radicals, or the american radicals... its sad. America is a great country if all the haters would just go away,but they live for it, i wonder how there lives would be without it? i bet they do too...
"Hate consumes the soul"-Anonymous

For the first time Rush... You gave credit when credit was due.

Rush is a jerk. He was being sarcastic. I guess only Republicans do good things. I wish this idiot would slither away and never come back.

I knew there was a reason it was cold today - hell froze over!

Wow, I love it when Rush does this kind of thing. MSM has no idea how to take him.

I don't trust Rush as far as I could throw him. This about face towards the President needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

Dittoheads are to slow to understand that Andrew Malcolm is being sarcastic.

Rush was being sarcastic in some of his opinion of went down.
Rush knows what a phoney Obama is and pointed out how many times Obama said "I, Me, like about 10, 20 times. This Obama did this for "effect" they knew for 2 yrs. where Bin Ladun was, and according to the man who was on the Black View this morning said "Even though they were not sure he was in that compound, they went in anyway" Now if this was President Bush, we would be hearing nothing but bad things about this...I think Rush made that very believe me Rush is no fool...he's the best...and he also said that all of this makes no difference in how the American people will see him in 2012...I believe he is right...Love Rush he tells us what is really happening!

I said what I had to say.... that's it!

We are witnessing the mindset of a new generation of leadership that transcend the way things be exacted. This include government, economics, the military, and the church. It will be a global ascend, and i agree with Rush Lambaugh. He was confounded and had to stumble in his speech to get out.

Rush was probally being alittle sarcastic but truth was throughout all of what he said even if its hard to believe. Followers of him just pray and hope he was truely sarcastic personally. It upsets people who dont like Pres. Obama to accept when he does something good or is a part of something good. Just get over it very simple

Limbaugh continues to show who he is: pathetic and eventually irrelevant. Like McCarthy.

I love this...Rush once again tweaked the media and they fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Ok, the celebration is over...Obama still sucks as President...our economy sucks, unemployment is still too high, gas is still too high, and Club Gitmo is still open in Cuba. I refuse to be distracted by this flash in the pan good news. Ok all you lefties, get back to smoking your pot and blaming Bush for everything...

It's about time. face it Rush, Obama is now unbeatable. None of the GOP frontrunners can even come close.

WELL! I can't believe I am saying this..but for the very FIRST time I agree with Rush...THANK GOD OBAMA IS OUR PRESIDENT..AMEN!
Well said Rush...

Typical of LA Times. Take partial information out of time and context, and add their partial non-factual political views.

this shows how the Republicans are really not open minded nor fair people and neither are they patriotic. At the end of the day, if they decide you are not worthy to be born here, be American or you are wrong race, came from the wrong country or they just don't like you, there is nothing one can do to redeem yourself before their hate filled eyes and hearts. I mean, you can bring the head of Osama Bin Laden on a silver platter (the Bush Holy Grail for nearly 8 years) and instead of thanking you, they mock you! It is just the "military" and Obama as the Commander in Chief doesn't deserve this credit.

Limbaugh and his world and ideology is where all hope and gooness comes to die amidst the bitter anger of hate they spew every time they speak. Even the way he pronounces words reveals he is one angry man.

Can't Americans just be glad that our country took down the person that masterminded the 9/11 attacks? Are we that divided in this country that we can't just join together and say we are proud of our President, our Military, and our country. If we can't even celebrate this great day together it is very apparent why the U.S. is failing and the future of this country looks grim.

I can't believe you people commenting, and especially the MEDIA, don't understand that Rush was being sarcastic. This just goes to show the media never actually listens to Rush and just cherry-picks soundbites. It's hilarious that you actually think he was being serious.

Dear LA TIMES Idiots,

Limbaugh was using satire! And you fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

When Rush Limbaugh said he hoped Obama fails, he clearified this statement in that he hopes Obama fails in socializing the United State of America. In this Obama is not failing. He is effectively pushing America away from capitalism and on to the socialistic principles that have ruined every country that has adopted them. Even Castro recently said he realized that Communism doesn't work. The medical systems in Canada and in the UK as a whole are in shambles. No one becomes a dedicated doctor desiring to work for the state and no great medical break throughs occur in communist countries the way they have in the USA.

" ... a slight tinge of sarcasm?"


Y'all are regular listeners, are ya?

Thank God that Rush Limbaugh is recognizing that President Obama was in charge of something powerful and great for the gratefulness of our nation.
We are in need of inspiration instead of exasperation and nastiness that only frustrates those who have common sense in mind and a wish for a united nation!!

Rush just duped the LA Times! This is hysterical, I love it! Can't anyone over there on the Left Coast see that Rush is kidding around? He's taunting the liberal media with his excellent tongue-in-cheek style that makes him so good. You see, Rush has been tired of the left criticizing President Bush for his rightful methods in the War on Terror and rightful Bush Doctrine. Please do not thank Hussein Obama.

Are we "exceptional" yet? Can Ms O be proud of this Country?

To go after Ben Laden was a no brainer. Obama had nothing to do with the success of this mission. In fact he has fought aggressively any serious action on terrorists. The Seals did a great job.

To go after Ben Laden was a no brainer. Obama had nothing to do with the success of this mission. In fact he has fought aggressively any serious action on terrorists. The Seals did a great job.

I guess the sarcasm that Rush laced most of his comments about Obama being the only one who could have done this, thought of the plan, organized it, staffed it, micromanaged it, and made all the decisions was lost on this "journalist." The military to listen to Obama who used I, me and my in his speech something like 70 times and only briefly mentioned the troops and the military/CIA commanders and staff as almost an after thought. Couple that with the heroics that Brennen outlined that occurred in the situation room and White House again down playing the military and CIA involvement says a lot about this White House and the "journalists" covering it. I found KPFK, a Pacifica station here in LA doing a better job of reporting than the administrations cheerleaders in the media and that's a really liberal radio station.

We are witnessing a new mindset for a new generation of leadership that will be on a global scale that beginning governments, the military, economics, and the church. I agree with Mr Limbaugh, he couldn`t find the right words.

No Sarcasm here people. No, I'm not being sarcastic either.

Sarcasm is too close a form of joking, or not taking something seriously.

This is a very serious matter. Even Rush isn't that big of a jerk to use sarcasm with such a subject.

Whether you like Obama or not, you have to give it up to him/his admin. Rush is right, the public needed DNA. If we did bomb like he said, Rush would be ripping him a new one.

So just calm down, be happy this scum is gone. Quit hating on the guy who gave the order.

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