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Limbaugh says Sen. Feingold in league with Bin Laden

Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI)
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Rush Limbaugh on the January 29th edition of his Premiere Radio Network talk show compared Osama Bin Laden with various members of the Democratic party and specifically mentioned Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold by name.

Limbaugh had apparently noticed a BBC article referenced on Al Gore’s website that morning with a headline that said, “ ‘Bin Laden’ blames US for global warming.” The article described an audio message sent to al-Jazeera in which a person claiming to be al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Ladin blamed global warming on the U.S. and other big industrial nations, criticized President George W. Bush for signing the Kyoto Protocol, and called for a boycott of the U.S. dollar.

Limbaugh asserted that Bin Laden had joined Al Gore’s “global warming team.” He also made a statement to the effect that Bin Laden owns al-Jaseera, an independent, if controversial, Middle East media outlet. The conservative talk show host then went on a rant complaining that the terrorists views on climate change and global warning matched those of the United Nations and various Democrats including President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi, and thus should be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

Said Limbaugh, “Every time Obama releases a tape, it’s just Democrat talking points. Or maybe they’re getting their talking points from him.” He then read a portion of the statement from Bin Laden criticizing President Bush for dismissing the Kyoto agreement “to placate giant corporations,” saying, “It sounds like it could easily be Russ Feingold, the Senator from…Wisconsin.”

The audio clip can be found on

Feingold's campaign people are not happy about the reference. Melissa Ryan, Internet Director for the Feingold re-election campaign called Limbaugh's words "slash and burn politics" in the Feingold campaign blog.


  • BABS 5 years ago

    Wake up Wisconsin and realize that Feingold's participation in Obama's anti-corporate socialist agenda has contributed greatly to job loss in the state. Feingold is nothing more than an elitist wanna be dictator, who enjoys talking down to his constituents rather than listening to them. What is really scary is that Limbaugh's comments are not that far off the mark. Its time to vote these power hungry elitist out of office while we still have the chance. Plain and simple Feingold is not good for Wisconsin.

  • Shaun 5 years ago

    Wow. That just takes the cake. "bin Laden mentions Global Warming so he's in bed with the democrats!" And a dictator? LOL! Talk about paranoia. Its really sad that people actually take what these "commentators" say seriously. And BABS, someone being smarter than you doesn't make them an "elitist", it just means they're smarter than you. And as far as talking down, well, I saw the town halls he participated in, and well, it wasn't talking down, it's called explaining, and the townfolk of Hooterville seemed a bit to immature to allow a civil debate to occur.

  • James M Murphy 5 years ago

    "Neo" Conservatives?? As Opposed to "Neo" Liberals?

    I'm an Independent by the way.
    Lately I've been leaning towards the Libertarians but I have friends who've voted Democratic (Neo?) and friends who've voted Republican (Neo?).. I've been talking to them all and they are all disappointed with both Republican and Democratic Administrations. The problem is not Republican nor is it Democratic... It's Governmental. In particular it's Congress. They no longer represent us; We, The People!
    As someone smarter than I once said. "We have the Best Congress Money Can buy!" Now the Supreme Court is allowing Corporations to jump back in with their Dollars to Buy Campaigns....? What the Hell is that all about?
    We need to get back to what our founding fathers originally intended.
    We all, including me at times, are guilty of jumping to conclusions, we parrot what we've heard without independent thought or we just plan take the "Party Line"....
    This is dangerous and we must now realize that T

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