May 14th, 2009
09:34 PM ET
13 years ago

Limbaugh hits back at McCain's mom

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh responded Thursday to recent comments by Roberta McCain, the mother of Republican Sen. John McCain."]
(CNN) - Rush Limbaugh responded to Roberta McCain's criticism of his tough radio persona Thursday, joking over the fact "McCain's mother is dumping on me."

"She is absolutely right" in her assessment that that she belongs to a different Republican Party than he does, Limbaugh said during his radio show: "The Republican Party she belongs to gets shellacked election after election after election."

In an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Wednesday, the outspoken 97-year-old mother of Sen. John McCain said, to cheers from the audience, that Limbaugh "does not represent the Republican Party that I belong to."

"I belong to the Republican Party," she said. "What he represents of the Republican Party has nothing to do with my side of it. I don't know what the man means, I don't know what he's talking about."

On his show Thursday, Limbaugh made clear he found the criticism quite amusing.

"Sending Sen. McCain's mother out to dump on me?" Limbaugh said, laughing. "I love it."

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soundoff (302 Responses)
  1. Erik from Denver, CO

    Actually Rush, you belong to the GOP that loses election after election after election. If you can't see that, then you're probably back on the OxyContin.

    Oh wait... I'm not allowed to make fun of that. Sure, you're allowed to pick on a 97 year old woman, but for some reason, nobody is supposed to bring up your ILLEGAL DRUG USE.

    May 14, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  2. johnMchenry

    Rush should be ashmed of himself for getting into words with a 97
    years old LADy. This is Unprecedented. He should refrain from word baiting this Lady. Rush is a PUNK

    May 14, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  3. Fuzzbee in LA

    Another gaseous emission from Rush Limbaugh! Sad that just about the only Republican with enough guts to stand up to him is a 97 year-old woman. There you have it, folks...the new face of the Republican party is a high blood pressure, zero tolerance, we're-the-only-real-Americans, arrogant, ignorant, torture-loving, wrong-every-time amalgamation of Limbaugh, Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich.

    Good luck winning an election, kids. Do any other Republicans have the balls to stand up to this windbag? Or are you hopeless ditto-heads?

    May 14, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. Keith

    93 comments and only one partial defense? Wow. Try listening to Rush for once, instead of assuming that your image of him is correct. I'm not a fan, but I know he's not evil, or even what's wrong with the Republican party.

    May 14, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  5. JR

    Take another pill Limpbaugh.

    May 14, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  6. Mike

    The Democrats are loving this! Keep it up Rush, and you'll guarantee the destruction of the Republican party.

    May 14, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Marge

    Gee Limbaugh goes after people with MS, and now 90+ woman.
    Goodness doesn't this guy have any character?

    But then you people out there must remember he is a member of the republican party of NO. And he is defending the fact that he is pulling in billions of dollars from the trashing of those who are sick and old. Makes him look like a macho man doesn't it. Or does it make him look like any oxcy guy. You take your choice.

    May 14, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Rodger

    I think I would abstain from saying the Republican Party is dead until after 2010. We might get the surprise of a life time. Also you might remember the Democratic party did not have enough members to Elect Obama, it took The RINO's crossing over but now they say they are depressed with Buyer’s Remorse.

    May 14, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  9. Frosty Canuck

    Liberal fools who took the Republican party away from it's Conservative values caused the election loss. McCain looked so tired and he tried to ride 2 horses. I lost track of the number of times he called himself a maverick and said he would cross the floor to govern. As a Conservative, I don't want a leader who puts his values aside and that's what I heard McCain promise repeatedly. As a result, Republican voters rejected him. Too bad because now America has a President who has NO VALUES. And Mrs. McCain has the limp Republican party that she thinks will win. Foolishness knows no age limit. If Liberals actually listen to what Rush says instead of clucking like a bunch of angry hens you will actually hear that the man understands what makes America great and he's giving you the means to get that back. But even some who read this will start to cluck your heads off and accuse me of all sorts of impolite things.

    May 14, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. skip

    Rush, pick on someone your own size.

    Come to think of it, is there anyone . . .

    Oh, never mind - that would be too easy.

    May 14, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. Eddie B.

    Now he is going after a 94 year old woman. This man is disgusting and if he and Cheney want to walk hand and hand as the face of the Repuplican party, then great because that will mean the end of it.

    May 14, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  12. proud army navy mom

    Frank says, The Dems are so scared of Rush. Rush Limbaugh is NOT an elected official,

    We are not scared of rush, we are laughing hysterically at the throne that you dittoheads put him on..

    We are in awe of his fatness and in total disgust of his stunning stupidity.

    May 14, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  13. rick

    I would say to "El Rushbo" that there are probably more people in Mrs. McCain's republican party than his. His kind of hate and bigotry were not in the party when I joined it. And that is precisely why I do not support it now.

    May 14, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  14. Bill

    What's the difference between R. Limbaugh and the Hindenberg?

    One is a overblown Nazi gasbag.

    The other is a dirigible.

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  15. Dave

    mike.... go back to the kids table and let the grown ups run the show for the next 8 years... then when we fix crazies can go to work trying to break it again. Are your eyes completly swelled shut??!! Sheep.

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  16. paul

    hey all those obama haters- keep posting your hateful racist comments- we now know who you don't need your white hood any more...

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  17. bill

    It's lucky for Lincoln that he isn't around now-pill addicted Rusho
    would probably attack him as not a member of the "real"
    Republican party He is SICK! SICK! SICK!

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  18. bob j

    most american are sick and tired of rush we should boycott the companies that sponsor his programs he is a racist a dope head and a person who does does not support equal rights for women and non traditional americans we all use to think he was this funny guy who just wanted to fan the flames of democrats but most people have come to think of rush as a cancer who is trying to divide this country wake up american this guy needs to go away and stay away

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  19. Carole

    This guy is a joke. High School education only. Managed to stay out of the military. Divorced 3 times. No children. Drug addict. Caught with viagra with someone elses name on it on his way back from Tawan. Old farts like him go to Taiwan to purchase the favors of very young girls. I would hate to have him as my party's mouthpice. How does he have the nerve to deride others behavior??

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  20. WhoCares?

    You just knew his MASSIVE EGO wouldn't even allow a 97 year old women to talk about him without having to respond.

    Rush might have one of the largest inferiority complexes ever.

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  21. Victory Gin

    Someone please...put that elephant DOWN already!

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  22. Buffalo Bill

    I've read this article over and over, but gosh I just don't see the "attack", and the "hatred" from Rush to Mrs. McCain. Seems like he just replied to her comments. Makes me wonder if folks who comment negatively about Rush, actually ever listen to him!

    After reading the comments to the article, I think I can see true "hate", not to mention poor grammar, misspelled words, and incoherent thoughts.

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  23. At Home in Illinois

    Why does anybody listen to rush Limburgers show? quit listening and he will be cancelled ... Then BYE BYE RUSH

    May 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  24. Joe in CA

    What a BIG FAT SCUMBAG Limbaugh is. The biggest dumb ass republicans, Cheney and Limbaugh. If both of you think you're so popular why don't you BOTH run in 2012 and see the whole map go BLUE. there won't be 1 state that's red. Of wait a minute, there might be one, the state of denial known as TEXASS!!

    May 14, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  25. Matt

    The guy who wrote that most of the post are just personal attacks is right. The reason you do it is because you are unable to answer in an intelligent way the substance because you have no substance of your own so you have to make yourself feel better by knocking somebody else. Learn to get the facts and think critically. I guess this is where the last fifty years of govenment shcools has gotten us.

    May 14, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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