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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Maybe it's because he's a misogynistic, soulless hatemonger who vacations as a sex tourist
Posted by Jill | 5:10 AM
And the award for Most Clueless Man in America goes to...


...who can't figure out why women don't like him:
Women don’t really like Rush Limbaugh. On Feb. 23, Public Policy Polling released findings showing that only 37 percent of women hold a favorable opinion of the hate radio host, compared to 56 percent of men.

As Jill Zimon notes, Limbaugh brought up this poll yesterday on his radio show, noting that it was one of the largest gender gaps Public Policy Polling has seen on any issue it has polled in the past year. His solution? To convene a summit of women to find out why they dislike him:

We’ll have a summit of all the women in this audience — or as many of them as we can get into breakout groups — and perhaps devote an hour in an upcoming program to calls only from women who genuinely want to talk to me. They can be liberal, conservative. They could be non-audience members, could be audience members. But I want some of these women to start telling me what it is I must do to close the gender gap — or, if not what it is I must do to close the gender gap, what it is I’ve done that has caused the gender gap; assuming the gender gap is true and that the poll is true. […]

I own the men, and what must I do now to own women? And who better to ask than women? Including some of those who may agree that that I’m unfavorable. So stand by for that.

Uh, Rush? Maybe part of it is that we don't particularly like the concept of "ownership" when applied to us.

More, including Rush's history of misogynistic remarks, here.

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Blogger prin said...
ooo...that makes my skin crawl...the hair stand up on the back of my neck, etc, etc...

Blogger D. said...
Another sample of conservative cognitive disconnect.

He doesn't like (or "understand")(or want to like or understand, except for marketing purposes) women. Why should women like him?

Thanks, by the way, for poisoning my morning. (I am aware that this ego-spew from Mr. Eeeeeewwwww poisoned yours first.)

56% of men have a favorable opinion of Rush Limbaugh?

Bullshit. Or, if not bullshit, I'm changin' genders.

Blogger skywind said...
Public opinion polls may be really and gender relations have. Is not it? Hehe ... This was the question of God. Since he created men and women. (Laughter)


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Your post title is a great "shorter" explanation of his problem, simple and succinct.


Blogger Jill said...
Thanks for writing this up. We know he doesn't need more listeners because he already has his $400 mil contract. I think this is more about him realizing that none of the politicians he supports are ones that can be elected without women supporting them in bigger numbers - but if we don't listen, how will he influence us!? The clue of course is that we know to NOT listen - and when you've got O'Reilly calling Helen Thomas a witch and Sen. Jim Bunning talking about Justice Ginsburg as if she is dead already and then that Colorado radio show host who keeps calling one of his state's female politicians "Vagina" (her name is Diana), I think we've got some angry folks on our hand giving a little backlash as women start running and winning and voting - for women.

Anyway - that's ma'theory - I wrote about it here.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So let me get this right. He's not popular enough with women, so he's going to figure out how to appeal to women who don't like him by asking women who do like him?

He'd get better results with the magic 8 ball he uses to interpret news stories.

Blogger Bob said...
Let's see, he's ugly, he's angry, & he may remind millions of women of their ranting couch potato ex-husbands who watched Bill O'Reilly.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Maybe if we accused him of being 'soft' on crime he'd go away.