Carl Levin: Sure, I’d Love To See Rush Limbaugh Silenced

Posted by on Mar 08, 2012 at 8:15 am
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Enjoy your freedom of speech while it lasts, folks. You can pretty much rest assured if the Democrats maintain control of the White House and have majorities in the Senate and Congress that it will be all-out war on any form of dissent against the state.

The astonishing lack of respect for anyone who disagrees with these people is appalling.

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday that he would “love” to see controversial conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dropped from the Armed Forces Network.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) called Limbaugh’s show “offensive” and told CNN he has been “delighted” to see advertisers drop the program in the wake of [manufactured — ed.]  outrage over Limbaugh calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute.” Sandra Fluke, the student, had testified for House Democrats in favor of the White House’s contraception coverage mandate.

Several Democrats, along with many liberal groups, have called for Limbaugh’s sponsors to leave him and for Clear Channel Communications to drop his show.

“I would hope the people that run it see just how offensive this is and drop it on their own volition,” Levin told CNN. “I think that is probably an issue that should be left to the folks that run that network. … In other words, I’d love to see them drop it, but I don’t think I’d legislate it.”

But give it time, and he’ll try to do just that.

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19 Responses to “Carl Levin: Sure, I’d Love To See Rush Limbaugh Silenced”

  1. P. Aaron on 8/08/12 at 8:32 am

    Carl Levin, still has his head in the dumpsters that were behind the Bush white house.

  2. Claude Hopper on 8/08/12 at 9:06 am

    Oh look, Carl can pat his head and rub his tummy at the same time. He’s a big boy now. (see photo above).

  3. Blue Hen on 8/08/12 at 9:36 am

    “I’d like to see the voters told to screw off and the Senate drop Levin of it’s own volition”. I’m getting the hang of this new Dem civility thing. Silence anyone who dares oppose you.

  4. njoriole on 8/08/12 at 9:38 am

    When do we get to start calling these people what they are: fascists? (Certainly not “liberal” or “progressive.”)

  5. Car in on 8/08/12 at 9:56 am

    It’s wonderful that Carl “doesn’t think” he’d legislate it. Thank you so much for the freedoms you allow us.

  6. Geoff on 8/08/12 at 10:02 am

    “Enjoy your freedom of speech while it lasts, folks.”

    This is the correct description if Call Local Pakistan decides to no longer advertise on your blog?

  7. MarkJ on 8/08/12 at 11:27 am

    Given Senator’s Levin’s ancestry, his comments are nice talk from a guy who almost certainly had European relatives die in the Holocaust.

    Question: How can we prove that the Walking Dead exist?
    Answer: Just show up at any meeting of Senate Democrats.

  8. Tlaloc on 8/08/12 at 11:31 am

    “Carl Levin: Sure, I’d Love To See Rush Limbaugh Silenced”

    No matter how much you try you can’t make this a 1st amendment issue. No one has the right to a radio program. Rush is free to stand on a corner and yell at the world all he wants, but his right to free speech goes no further than that.

    For people who claim to revere the constitution you might want to read it once in a while (and yes the bill of rights is generally considered part of the constitution and published as such).

  9. alan on 8/08/12 at 11:52 am

    Yes, it’s 1st amendment, on both sides. Rush can use any word anyone else can (and has) on the public airwaves, subject to freedom of contract, and Levin can say disagreeable things about it.

    Where it potentially offends 1st amendment rights is where Levin implies he would have few problems using the state’s authority to shut Rush down, if not done in his preferred way, by others.

    Is there a right to a radio program? Actually, yes – generally included in the concept of freedom of the press, i.e. freedom to publish by printed or, in modern technology, aural or visual means.

  10. Rick Caird on 8/08/12 at 12:03 pm

    I’s love to see Carl Levine silenced. What is the matter with Michigan, anyway?

  11. Tlaloc on 8/08/12 at 12:11 pm

    @alan:
    *facepalm*

    “Rush can use any word anyone else can (and has) on the public airwaves, subject to freedom of contract, and Levin can say disagreeable things about it.”

    And when he does he may lose advertisers and stations because he has no RIGHT to be broadcast. He can say whatever he wants, whether someone else holds a microphone up to his mouth is their choice, not his right.

    Again read the damn thing before preaching it.

    “Is there a right to a radio program? Actually, yes – generally included in the concept of freedom of the press, i.e. freedom to publish by printed or, in modern technology, aural or visual means.”

    And does Rush own the radio station? No? Then your point is, well, point-less. You are claiming Rush has the right to demand a radio station play his program.

  12. Warlord1958 on 8/08/12 at 1:28 pm

    Sadly, this piece of crap is one of my senators. Wish he’d exercise his right of return, ASAP

  13. Blue Hen on 8/08/12 at 2:12 pm

    Rush has the same rights as the Senator. The fact that even this tax fattened hyena is hesitating to act officially means that he doesn’t have grounds to do so. He’s simply voicing displeasure that the peasants are revolting. Too bad. You’re paid to legislate, not whine.

  14. Case on 8/08/12 at 2:46 pm

    More of the Wonderful War on liberty, courtesy of Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and the rest his National Party of Socialists.

  15. mac on 8/08/12 at 10:23 pm

    Buy more ammo, folks. The cold civil war in America is bound to turn hot sooner or later. When it does, you’ll be prepared and we’ll see who gets “silenced.”

    My money says the Left gets smashed into oblivion.