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Rush Limbaugh Clarifies ‘Ashamed’ Comments, Laments The ‘Left Has Won’ [Audio]

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Rush Limbaugh just wants to clarify his “I am ashamed of my country” comments real quick, and explain that he’s actually just ashamed of his country. And it’s not even completely because of that guy up there.

The conservative radio host said Thursday that “for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country,” sparking a storm of controversy. On Friday, Limbaugh enjoyed a broader audience of curious new listeners, and chose to clarify his Thursday comments.

“I realize that many of you tuned in today wanting to hear more of this… You wanted to hear more about it, and I haven’t really discussed it yet and you’re probably angry, and I want to tell you why,” Limbaugh began.

He really just wanted to clarify that he’s not ashamed of himself, which is apparently where his detractors thought he was going with his controversial comments. He’s really what he said he was – ashamed of his country – but because of the liberal direction it has taken despite his best efforts to “inform.”

“They have created far more low-information, unaware, uneducated people than we’ve been able to keep up with. We’ve had a profound impact in improving, increasing that universe of people — citizens — who are in the arena of ideas now, who are informed and educated. I’ve always had a Civics 101 view of the country: People get what they want, they vote what they want, and they get the way they vote.”

He kept going for several minutes, but seemed overall pretty defeated. “I’m fed up with it,” he said. “I can’t do it anymore.” He concluded, “The whole thing is shamefully absurd. I don’t know how else to say it.”

What do you think of Rush Limbaugh’s clarification of his “ashamed” comments? Do you agree with him? Are you glad that he sounds like he’s about to retire? Sound off below the audio, per Mediaite:

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59 Responses to “Rush Limbaugh Clarifies ‘Ashamed’ Comments, Laments The ‘Left Has Won’ [Audio]”

  1. Lin Frank

    noone is more ASHAMED of that butt head than me…what a joke/jerk…won? what was this a war? competition…COULDN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG RUSH? WHAT an idiot.

  2. Tim Justice

    I'm ashamed of pinheads like Limbaugh, with their "I got mine" mentality and dismissal of the working class as parasites.

    Just move to Costa Rica already, Limbaugh. We're tired of your act here!

  3. Lin Frank

    No please not Costa Rica I wanted to go there for 3 months but not if that sorry arse is there. Yeh he's got his millions and doesn't care about the poor. Thinks they are all lazy and dumb. Really? Lazy and dumb well when they/the poor buy things they give back in taxes just like everyone else.

  4. Matthew BlackSheepof-dafamily Stevens

    I'll bet the libturds below have never even listened to the man. Meanwhile they line up and drink the poisioned kool-aid their elected primate is handing out.

  5. Bill Eaton

    What a blow hard. Didn't he say he was moving to Costa Rica anyway?

  6. Mark Saylor

    I HAVE listened to him several times. Each time I was amazed and disgusted at the vile garbage he spewed. I attribute him (and fox entertainment) with the total division in our country. Personally I think the man is pure evil. As for the name you called our president – that's exactly the type of total disrespect that your leader proclaims.

  7. Mason H. Colbert

    I listened to Limbaugh 10 + years ago. I had absolutely no idea who he was, however, I knew for a fact that he was wrong about everything he talked about. There was absolutely no bias on my part. I didn't think of my self at the time as Liberal or Conservative, I just knew that common sense and a reasonable amount of intelligence is all that's required to consider this man a complete joke and a fool.

  8. Antoine Way

    Lin Frank That is just plain STUPID. Rush doesn't care about the poor…WHY? Because he doesn't want Obama and the libs to bilk him with higher taxes, only to WASTE THE MONEY ON foolishness, with the crumbs going to supposedly help the poor?

    Rush doesn't think they're lazy. On the contrary, those poor WILL REMAIN POOR, depending on libs who keep promising that they'll take care of them from cradle to grave (assuming they actually make it to the cradle).

    50 million on food stamps, black and Latino unemployment at highs, not seen in DECADES, millions will lose their healthcare (the very thing ObamaCare was supposed to prevent), people being basically PUNISHED for making it WITHOUT the federal government.

    Of course, when you point this out, the usual leftists crap is to cry "RACIST", because the idea of actually holding Obama responsible for his policies is completley foreign to them. Rush has just reached a tipping point.

    The fact that Obama is blubbering and running away from the very sequester the HE SIGNED INTO LAW, and threatened vetoes to any legislation attempting to stop, only to cry gloom-and-doom and blame the GOP for what HE ultimately authorized (with full compliance from Obama-worshipping media), just makes his point about "low-information voters" and the president they put into office.

  9. Sandra Sue Bowden

    Rush is still on the radio? Who supports this ignorant blabber mouth?

  10. Tim Justice

    Antoine Way , just for the record, I voted for Gary Johnson. I'm not an Obama fan, but it's laughable to think that Mitt Romney represented any change from the status quo. Sadly, you Republicans first insisted that I was "wasting my vote" by not voting for the candidate you selected, then blame folks like me for "costing you the vote" (the same vote I supposedly wasted).

    My vote is noone's by default. I will cast my vote for the workers, NOT for the wealthy. And if you want to call me names because you don't like that, I'm a big boy, I can handle it. Just because you say it is so doesn't mean it is.

  11. Bill Sharp

    Shows you what hypocrites the GOP are. When Obama's wife said she was proud of the US for the first time they jumped down her throat. She was un-American, but one of theirs says he is ashamed of this country and they have lost their voices.

  12. Chuck Jolley

    Antoine, do you have a problem with the fact that none of what you wrote makes sense? You should try to get some facts from someone other than Rush. Or you can remain blissfully out of touch – your choice.

  13. Matthew BlackSheepof-dafamily Stevens

    you're the same peckerhead that has no problem calling bush the chimp in charge, but finds it offensive when the current chimp is called that. and I know you're full of shit moron because limbaugh does not speak "vile" or anything close to it. And furthermore mouth breathing morons like you are the reason for this division in our country because you firmly believe in freedom of speech just as long as you agree with it, and when you don't it's vile, and disgusting, and garbage. well boo hoo hoo, too bad for you!

  14. Matthew BlackSheepof-dafamily Stevens

    "I'm a father of seven and a computer tech currently living in the Texas Panhandle. I'm not conservative or liberal by nature and love politics but truly hates to see people hurt by politics and I believe true change doesn't happen in the ballot box but in one on one interaction with people. I am a Christian and likewise nondenominational but committed to serving God and others to the best of my ability." Sounds like you don't have the balls to commit to, or stand for anything. Maybe that brood sow you're married to wears them?

  15. David W. Braddock

    Rush you poor IGNORANT doofus…LOL…for a guy who has NEVER used health insurance (his words not mine) to continually berate national healthcare for Americans because he would have to help pay for it and someone who abuses his prescription meds by using his illegal immigrant housekeeper as a supply for them… he is finally ashamed of the country? Well welcome to the party Rush, because I and many like me have been ashamed of you and your racist and bigoted commentary for many years now.

  16. Rosemary Groves

    This Veteran would love to march this bigot, sexist, racist, suppressed homosexual (I apologize for laying this pos at the doors of the gays/lesbians community, hey, we hetersexuals have our assholes as well) arrogant, drug dealer and user and dog doo doo to a firing squad and shoot darts until the cows come home…I am a proud American and I am VERY proud of my country! FALL OUT!

  17. Clarence Hartley

    I stopped listening to Rush 20 years ago when he was trying to prove character, plain and simple he lied and didn t stop there. How ever I have been ashamed of our politicans for at least that long.. I have never seen an administration so hell bent on ruining our country as now. It is all about partisan politics their job and for most of them how much can they steal. I have said for a number of years if you had a party for statesman who could you invite?

  18. Matthew Hudson

    Tim, I would love to respond to your well thought out arguments, but like most liberals, you don't offer any. You spout nonsense, you scream foul, and you offer nothing in the way of explanation, rebuttal, or argument. You have no grasp of our nation, what it's about, and probably would flunk a basic civics class. You know nothing, and have no desire to learn anything. It's saddening to even see comments like yours, but at least you spelled the words right – unlike most liberals.

  19. Matthew Hudson

    Lin, start your sentences with a capital letter. If you stop smoking weed, you might rememberer than from school. Butthead is hyphenated, and the rest of your sentences speak Liberal to me. That the last word is calling someone a name, without offering a single comment or argument, well, that's even more Liberal – or what I have some to know as Liberal. Typical Liberal – No rules, no foundation, no platform, no argument, no common sense, and no grasp of history.

  20. Matthew Hudson

    What has he said that is ignorant? That's a powerful statement, can you back it up? Or are you speaking from what you just instinctively, "know," to be true?

  21. Matthew Hudson

    You didn't understand the upset then, and you don't understand it now. If I were you, I would try to understand instead of just telling us that we don't.

  22. Matthew Hudson

    I also prefer to not use insurance, it's bleeding the health care industry dry. I'm also ashamed of our nation, but for reasons you wouldn't understand. I would try to explain, but I don't think you could grasp it.

  23. Matthew Hudson

    Um… was there a reason in all of that? I also know a veteran who supports Obama, and it's sad to hear him talk because he clearly doesn't understand – and I've made good arguments with him, had him clue in, and then a few days later it's like the knowledge is just washed clean and he's back to his uneducated Liberal self.

  24. Matthew Hudson

    Rush is a safety net, sort of a jiggler on a pressure cooker. He's loud, arrogant, and I'll bet that 90% of his listeners are Liberals. Conservatives have generally stopped listening because we have enough knowledge to see where we are going, and how this is going to play out.

  25. Rosemary Groves

    Matthew Hudson Listen up, you referred to Liberalism as if its a negative attribute, I wear my Liberalism like a badge of honor and I will not assume (like you have) that you are a total idiot for supporting this pos. Exactly how many days did you serve in the military? How many? Just answer the question you "uneducated Conservative" Oops, did I assume that about you…Never mistaken that ALL Democrats avoid the "L" word like Dracula avoids sunlight…I put my Liberialism out there for ALL the haters to see and hear with the hopes that the haters' day and perhaps their LIVES are ruined when they encounter it…Jesus Christ was the original LIBERAL, had he been a hateful rightwing NUTjob, none of us would be here…Now, say what you will Matty, your position has been noted and now, BE GONE…

  26. Sandra Sue Bowden

    Matthew, if you would like to converse with me, lose the attitude. Your not the only one with intelligence in town.

  27. Jim Klug

    "If you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it well."
    Albert Einstein

  28. Ramera Since

    Why is it so hard for humans to get a long and work together? It's a mystery that will never be solved.

  29. Anonymous

    Bill: How about providing some specifics. Which Republicans condemned Mrs. Obama's past disgust with America? Please cite names, dates,and quotes. Otherwise your accusations lack credibility.

  30. Darrell J Adams

    It sounds like some kind of warped psychological transference…that Rush has awakened to the actual situation, he is deeply ashamed of the republicans, FOX, the fear mongering, racism, fabrications of the media and political party he has very closely aligned himself with all these years. Sometimes it takes quite awhile before one tumbles to his own stupidity and he now realizes how wrong he has been. He won't and never will admit hes played the part of the fool, will never say he was wrong or apologize. Blame someone something else instead. This is his way of dealing with failure and reality. When one sells out for money, he sells his soul to the dark side.

  31. Anonymous

    I totally agree with Rush, I to am ashamed that so many people, that I considered smart have been taken in by the lies of the libs and dumbocrats. I say no to gays, welfare, wrongful use of Social Security, to many extensions on unemployment. I am ready for a Revolution.

  32. Annie Shirey

    I, for one, am NOT ashamed of the USA. I am proud to be an American. There is no country in the world I would rather live in than America!

  33. Anonymous

    Wow, they have done it again. Read the democrats remarks on this article and you see their normal stupidity. No humor whatsoever, no rational thinking; just hate and bitterness.

  34. Joe F. Wheeler

    Rush Limbaugh spotted a trend as a radio entertainer has and will make the most of it. There is an audience out there for his type of show.

  35. Terry O'shea

    Rush, should have said he was ashamed of the buffoon in the white house, destroying the fabric of America,

  36. Terry Wolf

    A single mother making $19,000 in wages qualifies for over $82,000 of public assistance from the state or the feds if she's living in the Connonwealth of Massachusets. Now go ahead and tell me how our entitlements haven't gotten out of hand. If you were bringing in a hundred grand per year would you find it compelling to strive to get off public assistance? Most won't. Our admistrations goal is to make as many as possible comfortable in their poverty. It translates to votes. Votes and re-election will trump whatever is second in priority for those in power.

  37. Terry Wolf

    If you had two functioning brain cells you would know that the problem was not that she was proud of her country for the first time. The problem was that that implied that she was ashamed of her country previously.

  38. Terry Wolf

    Since there is a great hunger for truth out here there is a huge follwing(over twenty million) for Limbaugh. I have heard about Limbaughs lies for years but am still waiting for the first lefty to demonstrate convincingly that he has told ONE lie.
    But one phenomena is that more and more often the left is doing exactly what the left is criticising the right for. Quite often.

  39. Terry Wolf

    My daughter must be smarter than she looks. She told me that(and she's not political at all) that the lefties have nothing but insults and name calling and twisting and spinning. Your post confirms this since it contains nothing but the aforementioned bravo sierra. (I learned the military alphabet in 1965 as I was being trained up to go to Vietnam. I've done my share. And I came home(you may be interested in our homecoming since it was your kindred spirits that were spitting on us and reviling us.) to a country full of liberals who turned their backs to us. We came home with all the burdens a combat soldier carries with him and we had to deal with these things while being spit on. I can assure yoiu that the demons that visit in the wee hours are better handled by a soldier that has the support of his family and the community.

  40. Terry Wolf

    I am a conservative and am still waiting for the first lefty to convincingly proove ONE lie on Limbaugh. All you've got are Alinsky tatics. "Rules For Radicals", written by Saul Alinsky and dedicated to Satan. Believe it or not. And this is the leftist bible. Wow. But leftism, when carried out to communism is of Satan and certainly the leftist bible would be dedicated to him.

  41. Terry Wolf

    I think it is ,in large part, the lack of respect we have for our fellow man. Instead of sitting down and discussing rationally the problems we have the left wants to reduce it to insults, name calling, and a general lack of respect for one another. I guess the left knows how bankrupt their arguments are and knows that in the realm of debate the left loses. So, obviously, the realm of debate must be skipped. Insults,name calling and personal attacks are the standard. Anyhting else is a loser for the left. Another rub for the left is that they would actually have to spend time educating themselves to be able to effectively engage in debate. And ,I digress ,but another major rub for the left is that a free enterprise system, that the lefties hate, is predicated on hard work. When we first arrived on this continent we set up a socialist system in which all would work on common land and all would share the harvest. It soon became obvious that this just wouldn't work because they found that a number of people wouldn't show up for the work part. They could be depended on when it came time for the getting part, though. Just not the working part. So we divided up land for individuals and when it was a matter of work or don't eat we worked. Anyone will. But we have millions among us that will not work as long as we put it in their hand.
    It doesn't require as genious to figure out the solution.

  42. Anonymous

    You Liberals on this thread are so damn funny, insane, moronic…Tell me please, What has your Ghetto Cracker, your Mulatto Princess done for this Republic? What? Please, what has she done so grand?
    Your still bloody pointing fingers at everyone else and it's him, Obama, your Gawd Prodigy the One, MMMMM fried chicken good & your favorite Melon Headed Messiah Manchild, what has she accomplished… aside from the highest unemployment rate, raising the cost of our electrical utilities, gas & oil, killing our coal industry, bludgeoning to death our economy. unlimited babycide, scaring away small business to out right putting them outta business, over burdening us with taxes and creating on of the highest debt ceilings we have ever seen, empowering our enemies over us & drastically weakening our Armed Forces and lower moral, not to mention the honor code and values within that great structure "Kaput", supporting terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, FSA, Libyan Rebels, gun leaks throughout the world, Mexico, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen and possibly Kenya where they're being used to kill the very civilians they were leaked across the borders to help, and I could go on and yet you blame the Republicans….Are you all mad hatters or what or just the regular run of the mill Liberal idiots and fools, what has this imbecile done?
    Nothing, he has done absolutely notta damn thing nothing and neither has the idiots in the Republican party, and this thread is full of the very same no doubt….

  43. Jeffrey Ray Hardin

    You Liberals on this thread are so damn funny, insane, moronic…Tell me please, What has your Ghetto Cracker, your Mulatto Princess done for this Republic? What? Please, what has she done so grand?
    Your still bloody pointing fingers at everyone else and it's him, Obama, your Gawd Prodigy the One, MMMMM fried chicken good & your favorite Melon Headed Messiah Manchild, what has she accomplished… aside from the highest unemployment rate, raising the cost of our electrical utilities, gas & oil, killing our coal industry, bludgeoning to death our economy. unlimited babycide, scaring away small business to out right putting them outta business, over burdening us with taxes and creating on of the highest debt ceilings we have ever seen, empowering our enemies over us & drastically weakening our Armed Forces and lower moral, not to mention the honor code and values within that great structure "Kaput", supporting terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, FSA, Libyan Rebels, gun leaks throughout the world, Mexico, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen and possibly Kenya where they're being used to kill the very civilians they were leaked across the borders to help, and I could go on and yet you blame the Republicans….Are you all mad hatters or what or just the regular run of the mill Liberal idiots and fools, what has this imbecile done?
    Nothing, he has done absolutely notta damn thing nothing and neither has the idiots in the Republican party, and this thread is full of the very same no doubt….

  44. Damon Rhoades

    Terry, there is books, articles, and magazines that are full of examples and specifics of lies told by Rush Limbaugh. I am not saying that he has told anymore lies than Glen Beck, Jon Stewart, Keith Olbermann, or any other rightwing / leftwing individual with much to gain by keeping the people of the U.S. divided to further the amount of money they put in their pockets. You want specifics, look them up on the exact same internet that you use to "prove" he never lies, but you only believe what you want to believe. Rush salary alone 40 million a year, Glen salary alone 32 million a year, Jon Stewart salary alone 16 million a year, Keith Olberman salary alone 10 million a year. Terry, do you think that any one of the "Truth" tellers above want you happy. They have to have you angry to continue making the big bucks. It is time that we start looking a all "Truth" tellers for what they are, not just the ones that are telling us something that we don't want to believe.

  45. Sandra Sue Bowden

    Terry, if there is a great hunger for truth out there then why take a radio show's host opinion for anything other than entertainment? His job is not to do an individual's own research, but to keep the ratings up. It is like going to a hambuger joint looking to purchase new towels for the bathroom. Do you think they will be there? Have you done any research on the things he has said over the years? Sorry if you expected me to quote his lies, I said he was ignorant not a liar and I'm not a liberal; therefore your question to me is moot.

  46. Sandra Sue Bowden

    Terry, I said Rush was ignorant not a liar. Big difference between the two. His perceptions are his perceptions, but he's ignorant. Since your a woman, Goggle his views on women and then tell me he's not ignorant.

  47. Rosemary Groves

    Terry Wolf Your Daughter apparently do NOT know anything about which political party spews insults, name callers and twist and spin the truth and facts. Anyone with ONE brain cell knows exactly which side fits that bill to the tee…The rightwing NUTjobs are nothing more than RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBES, GREEDY, insensitive to the POOR and they give Christianity negative press. My Father served THREE tours of Vietnam and he agrees that the Republican Party is DONE and I will be elated when karma pays each and every one of those haters a visit. I will continue to call all the haters out no matter who they are, I served my country honorably and when I encounter hateful Americans, I give it to them just like they give it…DISMISS!