Limbaugh Had Himself Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Now Is in a Snit of Jealousy over Gore’s Win

While it may have been common knowledge in the Dittohead universe that Rush Limbaugh was nominated for the Nobel Prize this year, the story went largely unreported out here in the real world.

Rush is so busy smearing 12 year olds and wounded veterans that he probably wouldn’t have had time to go to Norway to accept the award.

Even though Limbaugh had no chance, now that Al Gore is the official winner, Limbaugh is in a snit of jealousy:

LIMBAUGH: My lawyers at the Landmark Legal Foundation are looking into the possibility of filing an objection with the Nobel committee over the unethical tampering for this award that Al Gore is engaging in. This is clearly above and beyond the pale. I mean, this might happen in high school class president elections and so forth, but this is shameless.

Rush’s nomination sounds on the surface like a stunt dreamed up by Sascha Baron Cohen. A deeper dig reinforces the perception that it was a stunt.

For starters, it appears that Limbaugh de facto nominated himself. The nomination went out under the letterhead of “his lawyers” at the Landmark foundation, a rightwing nonprofit for which Limbaugh is an unpaid adviser. (Landmark’s donors include relatives of Richard Melon Scaife, the Pittsburgh heir and newspaper publisher who funded the Arkansas Project, a smear campaign against the Clintons that served as the prototype for what we now know as Swiftboating.)

Landmark’s president, Mark Levin, is a snarling, unappealing ideologue who made his name in the 1990s as a Clinton-basher on cable news. Levin is a Rush acolyte and wannabe who, despite having a voice that would curdle milk, has his own talk show.

Levin and Landmark are Limbaugh’s lapdogs. Even if the idea for the stunt didn’t come from Limbaugh himself, it was done with his approval and, more than likely, guidance.

Here is Levin’s cynical and unintentionally laughable rationale for the nomination, quoting Landmark’s news release:

Limbaugh … was nominated for the prestigious award for his “nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world,” said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.

“Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today,” explained Levin. “Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law — and it is fitting that the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.”

Only in the “up is down,” “black is white” opposite world of rightwing spin could the nation’s leading pro-war cheerleader be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Of course, the nomination had no official standing from the getgo:

Nominations for the Prize may be made by a broad array of qualified individuals, including former recipients, members of national assemblies and congresses, university professors (in certain disciplines), international judges, and special advisors to the Prize Committee. In some years as many as 199 nominations have been received. The Committee keeps the nominations secret and asks that nominators do the same. Over time many individuals have become known as “Nobel Peace Prize Nominees,” but this designation has no official standing.

Rush is so busy smearing 12 year olds and wounded veterans that it is doubtful he could have found the time to go to Norway to accept the award had he won.

19 Responses »

  1. Ura Idiot October 14, 2007 @ 10:22 am

    You don’t know satire from you ass.

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  3. Jon October 14, 2007 @ 11:57 am

    Ura Idiot: Rightwingers are incapable of humor, including satire. You are wrong, and here is proof: It isn’t funny. It may be a stunt but they are serious.

  4. nikolai October 14, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

    UN-FU*KING_BELIEVEABLE…
    Mark R. Levin is stating the polar opposite of what Limbaugh stands for. Who do you think you’re fooling, Mr. Levin? To even have Limbaugh’s name in the same paragraph as the Nobel Peace Prize is a travesty, or sheer folly at best. If these right-wingers weren’t so smug and conceited, I indeed would think this was satire, but I know better. Still, it’s good to know that even the staunchest Limbaugh supporters know that Rush ever winning an award of this magnitude is only a pipe dream. CHOKE ON IT, NEOS!!!

  5. TMKent October 14, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    Rush who? Oh, you mean RASH WINDBAG!

  6. Clemsy October 15, 2007 @ 3:54 am

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…

  7. Ura Idiot October 15, 2007 @ 9:36 am

    Jon, satire does not have to be funny and here’s the proof: Saturday Night Live.

  8. Jon October 15, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    Ura Idiot: At first I thought your response simply made no sense but it occurs to me that you’re a Dittohead so I should explain:

    Here’s how normal people tell if something is funny. It makes them laugh. This excludes what rightwingers think is funny: racist jokes, fag jokes, jokes about killing or maiming people.

    That being said, it is a non sequitor that because SNL is not funny, therefore satire doesn’t have to be.

    TV satire that is funny: Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, “The Colbert Report,” “Reno 911″ and “The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman” on IFC.

  9. […] Perhaps Rush Limbaugh is so upset about Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize since he was also nominated for the award, as I reported in in February. […]

  10. Craig October 15, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    Mr. Idiot:

    I knew your dad in college. He and your mom, Ima Moron, were big in the Young Republicans. This was before the Idiots and Morons pretty much took over the conservative movement.

  11. […] But wait, there’s more: While it may have been common knowledge in the Dittohead universe that Rush Limbaugh was nominated for the Nobel Prize this year, the story went largely unreported out here in the real world. […]

  12. Jack Hughes October 15, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

    Ignoble Piece of Shit Award.

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  14. Dana October 16, 2007 @ 7:44 am

    If they gave out gold statues for being a horse’s ass, Rush would have a mantleful he could sell for Oxycontin.

  15. kharma October 16, 2007 @ 9:39 am

    Funny how the wingnuts immediately degrade the award with stuff like: “Ignoble Piece of Shit Award”
    I remember when in kindergarten, the more emotionally challenged and less developed children would cry…”it’s a stupid game anyway. I didn’t want to win” when they lost.
    I guess they never grow up.

  16. broadsword October 16, 2007 @ 10:45 am

    You know your education has completely failed you when you take your cues from a douchebag like Limbaugh. I use the word ‘douchebag’ because Limbaugh’s primary job is to make Bush smell good.

  17. AirAmericahead October 16, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    OMIGOD…Brush Lintball had himself “nominated”! Shudda been for literature (bad fiction??). Hey Brush…there are no dittoherds in Europe. I doubt they even know who you are. Moreover, they shouldn’t care. One of the guidelines of the award is that you have to contribute something to humanity.

  18. VL October 16, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

    This is a win-win for Limbaugh. He gets to say it’s a satire for anyone who’s outraged, thereby casting them as humorless liberals–while giving his dittoheads something to grunt OO-rah over and scratch themselves in rutting assent.

  19. Lorie S. Hawkins October 17, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    Limpy should wait until the Oxycotin, cocain, heroin, and etc awards day, surely he will be the first or maybe the only nominee and winner. This scumbag is unbelievable. But, that is the conquences of drug abuse. Just take a look at Chimpy, and Limpy.

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