Rush Limbaugh wins children’s book ‘author of the year’ despite libs’ protest

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Rush Limbaugh was awarded “Author of the Year” by the Children’s Book Council on Wednesday, despite early protests of his candidacy.

The announcement was made in New York City at the seventh annual Children’s Choice Book Awards gala, which benefitted the Every Child a Reader charity.

When Limbaugh was named among the contestants for the 2014 Children’s and Teen Choice Book contest, outraged liberals demanded he be removed from contention. But the book council refused.

The Children’s Book Council described the award on its website, saying:

The Children’s Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Young readers across the country voted in record numbers for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at ccbookawards.com, casting more than 1,261,000 votes.

Limbaugh received the award for last year’s book, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.” His recently released sequel, “Rush Revere and the First Patriots,” has seen tremendous success.

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  • Pod

    Oh, this makes the demented, brain-damaged “progressives” so angry!

    • JoeNormal

      The fact that the kids voted is the best part.

      • reticle

        Yeah, I googled that just to double check how it worked. I like it.. let the kids vote! It’s a good system.

      • Estella Bunny Howe

        Some really smart kids out there. And, so glad the liberals are ticked off. TDB!!!

    • Mamzer

      Yep, he was not shown French kissing the horse on the cover like progressives wanted

    • roadwarrior

      Don’t assume too much. There are some people that are worried that he has slipped a political agenda in to his books, but from what I understand he has not. I, for one, have not read it and cannot judge. This is brought up to those who are criticizing on the Left, and some have commented that the book’s author is disliked by them. So be it. I can assure you there is no where near the level of venom that regularly is present in these comment sections.

      • HOFFHACK

        You may rest assured that the vast majority who criticize Rush, have never actually listened to Him. Their images of Him come from other people with a far left agenda who tell other people what “THEY” think he said, which is usually 180 degrees out of kilter! And when you consider how difficult the left makes it for anyone to gain notoriety on the right, the fact that the kids chose his book over so much of the Liberal leaning diatribe that is out there make this even more remarkable! Dittos! Rush!!

        • Eric G

          Right on target and if roadwarrior really believes some on the left do not resort to some of the most outrageous attacks possible on people they don’t agree with, then he/she certainly has not read what he is commenting on.

          • roadwarrior

            I’m not saying it doesn’t happen on sites on the left, I have just not seen the level of vile and hateful name calling there that I do here. As much as Progressive’s loathed Bush, attacks on him could be viscous, but I never recall aw the rantings and attacks on his wife or just the pure invention that you see here. There is also a hysteria machine at work here that is way out of proportion to what is really happening. I am not a huge fan of this President, but I would rather criticize him and attack his real record than the imaginary or overblown one oft put forth here.

          • Eric G

            I agree that any criticism of the president or any other elected official should be based on their record and we should all see more of that then the personal attacks (although I consider it fair game if a politician is adamant about a certain issue (either for or against) but practices exactly the opposite of what he/she is railing about.
            As far as not coming across the level of “vile and hateful name calling” on the lefty sites versus what you have seen here, I do not know what sites you are going to and that is strictly your business and I respect that. What I can say to back up my claim were the posts about how Press Secretary Tony Snow (under Bush the younger) should just die from his cancer because that is what he deserved. I have also seen Dana Perino called names that if I were to list them here, my post would be removed because of the crass language.
            I have seen Bush called all kinds of names and has had his share of people wanting him to drop dead, get hurt, come down with a deadly illness, and forget about how many things were written referring to his level of intelligence.
            In closing, please keep in mind in our back and forth I have not defended or justified any of the terrible vitriol that has been written by the right. Both sides need to stop that nonsense.

          • Mary

            Pres Bush is great still.

          • roadwarrior

            I agree.

          • kktex12

            You must be living in a cave or have your head in the sand up to your waist. Or you just do not want to acknowledge the truth.

          • roadwarrior

            I didn’t say it doesn’t happen, it does, but not to the level I see it here.

          • handgunnar

            That is one the most delusional and dishonest claims I’ve ever read. You must have been in a coma for the last 15 years.

          • HOFFHACK

            Ahhh! What record would that be? His 39% approval rating, even with 99% of the Press doing everything they can to bolster his image? If he were a Republican, he would have been run out of town on a rail months ago!

          • roadwarrior

            Part of what fuels his disapproval is the disappointment on the Left. He is a centrist and has alienated many Liberals.

          • HOFFHACK

            A centrist? A centrist? You should hook up with Nancy Pelosi! You two centrists would make a great pair! Obama still gives her a tingle up her leg!

          • Charie

            Sorry Road Warrior, but you are either not of this world or are unwilling to believe that your Prog buddies say the filthiest most vicious things I have ever herd or read in my life. Have you never even read about the attacks on Sarah Palin? Or those on my Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch – Wisconsin? Or Bachmann? They love pillorying and dirtying Conservative Women. And Conservative black people? It’s disgusting how they talk about them.
            I’ll make no excuses for Conservatives who use rotten talk to describe Progs, but some of the worst were put out there by the Left itself, knowing they would be blamed on Conservatives! Frankly, I think you’re being deliberately blind AND obtuse!

        • roadwarrior

          I have and it’s painful. I listen to Hannity sometimes too..As I said, his children’s books appears to avoid his usual commentary, I would just wonder; if a drug addict on the Left wrote a children’s book, how Bizpac would characterize it.

          • SusieQ

            He’s not a drug addict but I know you guys have fun with that, so , hey, have fun, it will do you no good here, you just look silly

          • kktex12

            Not silly, just plain ignorant and in need of a long overdue lobotomy, roadwarrior, please report to Bellevue for the lobotomy. It will improve your mental capacity 200 percent. Wait. 200 percent of zero is still zero. Do it anyway. It will make America a safer place to live.

          • roadwarrior

            So he wasn’t trying to score Hill-Billy heroin?

          • SusieQ

            I have no idea , you know he won a award for something kids like and want , you know productive and it’s driving you mad, too bad, spoil sport. What is you guys say “deal with it”.

          • USAPatriotSC

            You write just like a Liberal, you spew your hatred just like a Liberal, you can’t read truthful history just like a Liberal. A Liberal listening to Hannity will make you deaf, your brain hurt and cause the worst nightmares.

          • roadwarrior

            Spew Hatred?

          • USAPatriotSC

            Spew: to cast forth, gush, or eject, as in disgust or anger.

            roadwarrior
            So he wasn’t trying to score Hill-Billy heroin?

            roadwarrior
            I would just wonder; if a drug addict on the Left wrote a children’s book, how Bizpac would characterize it.

          • HOFFHACK

            Painful? I rest my case! The more you speak, the more obvious it is that you are talking through your hat!

          • Charie

            Dear me, Mr. Roadwarrior, I thought we were all supposed to love drug addicts and take care of them and put them in rehab as many times as it takes and make sure they have food and shelter while they’re on another drug binge. You type like a fool or someone who just got out of his crib after having had news from the DNC piped into your ears for the first two years.
            You like Bush? What a riot that is! Liberal Democrats wanted him hanged (saw lots of posters and signs like that. His bloody dripping head was pictured on a pike in a movie. Never heard “Bush lied, soldiers died?” That particular thing no longer bothers them because their Messiah is leading the way. Only he doesn’t bother asking permission from Congress. He just goes ahead and does what he feels like doing. When is the last time you heard a daily count of how many military were killed? Obama lies, the news media covers it and you all suck it in as though it’s full of oxygen instead of hot air.

          • roadwarrior

            I hope you nor a member of your family ever become addicted. Jail is a hell of a place to get clean. The sites I go to and the truly Progressive have much to criticize about Obama. His spokesman’s recent half-ass response to Piketty’s Capitalism is a case in point. You assume things not in evidence. There is plenty to criticise him for, I jsut prefer to attack hime for actual things rather tahn imagiend Marxist, Communist BS.

        • jen

          Seriously? You capitalize Him?? He is an entertainer, not a God. Sheesh!
          And the far right is just as loony as the far left. Extremists of any kind are NUTS. (Look at conservative Muslims and Sharia law.) Somewhere in the middle is where we should be. Can’t anyone remember when America was more sensible and moderate? Did you ever think that maybe the real powers that be like having us divided and distracted like this?

          • pFeather

            Conservative Muslims, where in the devil are those to be found? Muslims are radical and Sharia law is extreme.

          • probuiltenterprises

            America was never “more moderate”. Baby boomers were more progressive/ liberal because it rationalized their behavior. Remember “peace, love and rock n roll”…….Those are the same people who now teach our children. I know because I am a boomer, except I grew up finally. This younger generation picked his book because they liked it. Simple as that. Maybe there is hope yet because our generation has totally screwed things up big time. We need to get back some of the morals our parents had and the conservative leanings we lost. jen, you can make excuses if you want

          • kktex12

            Hey brainless. There is no such thing as a conservative mooslim. Their goal is sharia law islam for the world. You obviously have not dealt with or been to any land of islam.

          • HOFFHACK

            Since you are obviously a far left liberal bubble head, continuing to talk to you is pointless. Your description of Rush is right out of the DNC playbook! Rush is not “Far Right!” But he is “Right!” And you would know that if you actually listened to him or read any of his many books and articles. But as Rush always says, you must have the courage to believe the truth!

          • Charie

            When was the last time you heard of Rush Limbaugh stoning women to death or cutting the heads of people who don’t agree with him? You’re just another fool standing on the cliff edge waiting to throw herself over for Obama!

            I’ll tell you what I do remember, Jen? Democrats running this country into the ground for 40 years until the Republicans finally took over to put us back on track. We had the best economy ever under Bush and Bill had Republicans to finally put him back on track after he went hard left and gave us a major recession in 1994, after Reagan had set us up to have a great economy. Irony? Now he’s taking credit for it! Good grief, you people are laughable!

            Another thing I remember ………… No Democrat will admit that they took over the government in January 2007
            or that CRA started the whole mess – Carter began it and Clinton expanded it and Dodd-Frank exploded the housing bubble with it. No point to explaining things to you because you will neither believe it nor look it up and see that it’s true.

        • faithandhonor

          I became a fan years ago, just to prove to a friend that Rush was a jerk. Once I started listening to Rush, I discovered that I had one of those “skulls full of mush”, and learned to THINK again from listening to him.

      • carolskey

        I hope he has slipped a “political agenda” in…loving your country used to be commonplace, not a “political agenda”! God bless!

        • babbott

          If the liberals think it is political it’s because the book doesn’t align with their agenda to rewrite history. It’s amusing that they refer to Limbaugh as a junkie because he was at one time hooked on pain relievers, but they ignore all the liberals who are drunks, junkies, and have even had to resign their positions because of it.

          • LittleRoot_48

            And now they are thrilled that marijuana laws are being relaxed in states like Colorado and Washington. Even the NFL is knuckling under to liberal pressure.

          • kevin_hunt

            Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told attendees of a Tucson town hall meeting that the United States might want to legalize marijuana.

            Quoting Senator John McCain: “Well, maybe we should legalize it,” he responded, “we are certainly moving that way so far as marijuana is concerned, but I will respect the will of the people.”

          • Mary

            And perverts.

          • kevin_hunt

            Do you remember when Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) resigned his position after getting busted with coke?

        • HOFFHACK

          Are we allowed to say that anymore? Well, God bless you anyway!!! Whether you like or deserve it or not!!! (:-)

        • roadwarrior

          You can love something and still be critical. A good parent can want to better a child and would not just accept all that they do as correct, just because they love him/her. Many of who criticize do so not because we hate, but because we love and want a better place for all citizens. I would say that what Rush and I love about this country may coincide, but most often differ. That doesn’t mean he loves the country more than I.

          • kktex12

            I would say he does. He does not accept lies and treasonous acts as truth. He does not make good evil and evil good as the progressive, liberal demorat party does. Why does the FDA, under the current administration, need 30 round magazines, millions of rounds of ammunition, and machine guns??? Answer that.

          • Charie

            But you have to chastise for the correct reason. You’ve taken Democrat talking points and gone from there. I know there are Republicans who believe the crap they see and hear on television and they might as well read a Bible written by the Devil.

      • LittleRoot_48

        Well, read his books. I have and he has NO political agenda “slipped” into them. I have given both of the Rush Revere books to my best friend’s grandson and will continue to so as long he writes them.

      • Tricia Anthone

        Anyone who presents a historical narrative in which white people do something honorable is going to be accused of presenting a “political narrative” by folks on the Left. The only acceptable story-line for them is that white people are evil, awful imperialists hell-bent on destroying the lives of non-white people. That’s the story they want their kids to read. White leftists want their children to inherit their irrational guilt and black leftists want their children to inherit their irrational, perpetually aggrieved status.

        • SusieQ

          So well said!

      • mac12sam12

        Maybe the venom in the comment section are victims of obama and his policies. What he’s doing to the country ticks me off. Have you read the venom at HUFFPO? It goes both ways.

        • roadwarrior

          Victims, or imagined victims. What has really been changed in the past 6 years that is his fault that has victimized them? I have read the HuffPo, not as bad as here.

          • mac12sam12

            Speaking from the middle class we are real victims. The middle class is the backbone of the economy and Obama’s policies are destroying us. The U.S. middle class is no longer the wealthiest in the world and China will be the #1 economy soon. Fuel up over 100%, food up 50% and healthcare costs up 41%. I do read the comments at Huffpo and they are just as venomous. Go back to sleep.

          • roadwarrior

            And Bush, Reagan, etc, were champions of the Middle Class?

          • mac12sam12

            They both had a strong middle class. Again, small business and the middle class are the backbones of the economy.

          • Charie

            You damned right! Have you never heard that Communists hate the middle class? If not you need to read something besides the revisionist junk you do read, Try the Constitution and the Declaration for a change. Then go to the Federalist Papers. Or don’t you read any of that old trash?

          • roadwarrior

            First of all: how is reading the Constitution going to address the erosion of the Middle class that was so very well developed in this country after the Second World War, but began to systemically dismantled during the Reagan administration?
            When Reagan came into office we were the
            largest exporter of manufacturing goods and the largest importer of raw
            materials on Earth. We were also the largest
            creditor nation. Now, nearly 3 decades later later, we’re the largest importer
            of finished goods, manufactured goods; the largest exporter of raw
            materials–which is the definition of a third-world nation — and we’re the
            most in-debt of any country in the world. This was the result of Reagan’s Trickle
            down economic policy, which, if you were unaware, has been disavowed by its “author”
            David Stockman. Sadly, none of the
            subsequent presidents have done much to change the direction of the
            nation. Revisionist? Your mythologizing
            of Reagan does a disservice to the facts.
            Final question; Was it a coincidence that the middle class was at it strongest in the
            ’50s when the top tax rates were 85-90%?

          • Charie

            You think the venom is worse here because it’s directed at you and your fellow Democrats. You think the venom is less on HuffPo because it’s directed at hateful, homophobic, racist Republicans. Mull that over for awhile.

      • carolskey

        If you are a democrat and LOVE this country, you must know your party has been hijacked! The liberal progressive left most assuredly do NOT LOVE America!

        In BO’s own words, “In five days we are going to fundamentally transform America…”, now this is a 200+ year old Republic steeped in democracy, so what would he be transforming it into? What is left (pun intended):

        communist
        marxist
        fascist

        Anyone in their right mind in America can hardly be pro- any of these! So, if you are thinking that a liberal in America is a viable position–unless you love communism/marxism/fascism–alter your thinking…

        God Bless!

        • roadwarrior

          Yes, the Democratic Party has been hijacked, but it is not
          what you have fashioned in your world.
          You notion does not comport with reality, sorry to say. First, it is distinctly impossible to be both
          a Fascist and a Marxist, despite what intellectual giants like Glenn Beck might
          say. Although one could debate the
          differences between Marxism and Communism, they in practice are the same thing
          and are not part of the Democratic Party even at its most progressive fringes.

          The Party has been hijacked by its Corporatist, Wall Street
          wing despite all the propaganda apparently hurled at you that says it is
          disrupting the status quo. Obama is a
          status quo guy who has done some very small progressive things around the
          edges. Any one smacking of “Communism”
          was driven out from the get go. The
          president has largely surrounded himself with wealthy white guys who have done
          much to keep him from materially changing anything. If he was the Marxist Devil you believe him
          to be, why didn’t go after all the criminal bankers and Wall Street types? Why has he abandoned Net Neutrality and the
          single Payer health care option?

          One of his biggest economic advisors was Austan Goolsbee (A
          guy who wants to privatize Social Security).
          His Secretary of Ed. is Arne Duncan,
          a huge proponent of Charter schools and a man universally loathed by teachers
          for his push to corporatize education .

          Larry summers and other Corporate Democrat leftovers from
          the Clinton administration, Wheeler at the FCC is a puppet of Comcast and the
          rest. The list is huge. He is not very
          good at even being a socialist as “Obamacare” is was made with input from
          insurance companies

          When candidate Obama was campaigning in South
          Carolina in 2007, he said he was proud to wear the “union label” and that if
          workers were denied rights to organize or collectively bargain when he was
          elected, “I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on
          that picket line with you as president of the United States of America.”

          But as the protests over collective bargaining
          rights drag out in Wisconsin, President Obama did not join demonstrators
          outside the Capitol building in Madison, and it appears his administration did
          not to get involved in this fight… or any fight. Obama is no Liberal.

          I know it is easy to demonize the man as this
          distinct alien other, but he is just as much a friend of Wall street and the
          bankers as any President has ever been.
          Meanwhile, according to Northwestern and Princeton, we have slipped into
          being an Oligarchy and our voices, whether well informed or not, are
          overshadowed and suppressed by big money.
          So while you are watching the shiny keys of “Marxism, Communism, and Fascist
          BS (I’ll give you the Fascist”, the Republic is for sale.

          • carolskey

            More research…consider Dinesh D’souza or Dr. John Drew who have delved into the mind of BO. And money is always the “machine” behind government, but the direction it is running is based on ideology!

            We are both correct in selecting fascism (it is the most closely allied to the direction America is heading), but Wall Street and the banks are NOT the enemy…that is your liberal “group think” talking!

            The liberal idiocy BO has surrounded himself with ARE a large part of his problem…there is NOT a conservative brain in the bunch; and they all LOVE to uplift the his moronic views!

            BO has NOT abandoned single payer and has stated that is HIS ultimate goal! WHAT about the buy-out of so many banks, auto plants, etc.? And the fining and demonizing of successful American companies? He is more damaging than ANY PREVIOUS PRESIDENT because he is steeped in evil ideology from his childhood and filled with self-loathing for his black skin!

            We are in a world of hurt in America…I pray liberals walk away from their entrenched positions, engage their brain, pick up a good conservative read (or perhaps the Constitution?!), and do the “group think” mentality a favor and quit heading for the cliff…the lemmings want their reference back.

            God help us all if liberals stay their course!

          • roadwarrior

            D’Souza, I beg your pardon, he may write things that appeal to
            you but analyzing Obama’s reasoning as being based on some sort of inherited
            genetic anti-imperialism is laughable. It’s
            like diagnosing Teri Shiavo via videotape.
            “He is more
            damaging than ANY PREVIOUS PRESIDENT because he is steeped in evil ideology
            from his childhood and filled with self-loathing for his black skin!” one of D’Souza gems? Dr. Drew: spare me. Whatever leftist ideology Obama had has long
            since disappeared. This site throws around
            “Communist and Marxist” so ridiculously freely that it has lost all meaning. It is common to go through the adolescent,
            early twenties “idealism” phase. You and
            Dr. Drew attach too much importance to it.
            I would hate if some of my young idiot ideas were regurgitated back to
            me.

            The few real liberals in America are not in Government. You show me who you think they are and it
            would take me have less than an afternoon to disprove most of them. They are status quo people. There is revolving door from Corporate
            America into Government making all these guys rich. They are hardly liberal except in there
            liberal use of access to make millions.

            So you are fine with Banks and the Wall Street people playing
            games with your money and gambling it way knowing full well that they will be
            bailed out by whatever president is in at the time?

            The wealthiest Americans have become even more so since the
            collapse of 2008, capturing 97% of the recovery dollars. US businesses are posting record profits. I wonder what the Market would be like if
            Obama wasn’t so mean to the poor little Corporations. You recognize that money is the root of the problem;
            where do you think that money is coming from?
            Bankers, Wall Street Types, Extraction industries, etc.

            Obama has given “change” a bad name. Change is essential and I realize it is
            frightening to many, but unless we have real social and structural change on so
            many levels we will become the planet’s biggest and best armed Third World
            Nation. Your cartoonish vision of what Liberal
            are is sad and I believe it poisons your view of a good amount of the
            population who just want a greater societal fairness.

            Finally, Liberal is by definition someone with and open mind. Despite what is often opined here, the Founders, authors of the Constitution, were the most Liberal men of their day.

          • carolskey

            A closed mind gathers no knowledge, sir! I will never comment on your posts again and may you do the same with mine. Enough said and goodbye…

            God bless!

          • roadwarrior

            Yes, fact are daunting. I lament your closed mind as well.

      • lennoxnas

        Why not read the book and judge for yourself instead of posting what “some people” are worried about?

        • roadwarrior

          I am accepting that it doesn’t, it is not on my to do list and I am willing to accept those here who says it doesn’t. I’m just telling you the general tenor of the skepticism.

  • susandanielspi

    Hah. Love it.

  • http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAT0VKA #OCCUPYSOCIALJUSTICE

    Historical revisionism. This book will teach white kids not to feel white guilt. This will set civil rights back decades.

    • Anthony

      I can’t tell if you’re serious or not about the white guilt thing being good or bad in your view…

      • Steve

        Anthony, I was going to say in a good way until I looked at the gravatar and name. Now I’m as confused as you. LOL
        Anyway it’s a great story about kids voting for what they liked, and for a kicker a few libs heads will explode. All good in my book. LOL

        • curmudgeon

          Also spoofing the Mooch!

          What juvenile crap the Hash tag epidemic has become.

      • O’Connor Margaret

        I think just looking at ‘Occupy’s PHOTO should serve as answer to ANY questions you may have concerning where he/she stands on the political spectrum. OF COURSE the comment was facetious!

        • curmudgeon

          Thanks Margaret. I am constantly amazed at the lack of humor we now have in this country due to the plague of political correctness that has struck.

          • SusieQ

            The left has a problem with sarcasm because they are not bright enough in the humor dept., besides zombies don’t think well. Dazed and confused. LOL

          • curmudgeon

            Actually they are not very bright in any area. LOL!

      • TIMedWork

        I am certain it is satirical and sarcastic. Also very funny. Very dry wit. No one would seriously use such a ludicrous and obviously phony image as an avatar unless they intended to mock the entire idea of ‘white guilt’, a mental aberration which afflicts, and sadly motivates, the left.

        • Eric G

          I too see #occupy’s post and avatar as sarcasm, but rest assured there are those who have set up similar profiles in order to support their leftist agenda.

          • curmudgeon

            Yeah Eric, but I have read your posts and unlike liberals who troll here it’s obvious that you have a brain and know how to use it.

          • Eric G

            Thanks, I try.

        • curmudgeon

          AMEN!

        • Anthony

          Yeah, I couldn’t read what she was holding, just thought it was that stupid hashtag doctrine that Moochelle is taking. And you never know with some on the left.

      • curmudgeon

        Really. Pretty obvious it is satire.

        • Anthony

          I’ve seen some comments from the left that you might think are a joke, but they’re serious.

          • curmudgeon

            Anthony consider the source. 50 yeas ago these liberal retards would have been locked up in government lunatic asylums. Now they are overseeing them.

    • Mitchell

      Nothing helps a child more than making them feel guilty about who they are.

    • lars1701c

      There is nothing to feel guilty about, whatsoever we white people have lifted blacks and others from the savage depths we found them in.

      • Today22011

        Those Nigerian black depths are still hiding the school girls they stole.

    • Randy Anderson

      You are a half-hearted fool who is beholden to a political group who hates America….why don’t you leave my country!!

    • bren54

      And why should white kids feel guilt? They’ve done nothing to feel guilty for. If blacks are set back by whites not feeling guilty, well I believe that is their problem. No one on this earth in this day and age has anything to feel guilty for. We have done nothing to harm blacks or anyone else. The blacks in this country need to start being responsible for their own destiny just as everyone else is responsible for their own destiny. Me and my kids are not gonna feel guilty for being white . We’ve had no privilege , that the blacks haven’t had . We’ve lived in poverty and we’ve worked our asses off getting out of it. We are not even middle class. My privilege in life has been my own work ethic. I am privileged to have a job, so I go to work everyday, rain or shine , or sickness and health. No one has given me anything. I work extra jobs just to stay off welfare. We don’t have insurance, we can’t afford it. No , we don’t want Obama don’t care.you wanna feel guilty you go right ahead. The bull snit going on in this country is gonna set everyone back 1000 yrs. all this liberal communistic crap is pissing me off and probley a large majority of this country. You people are insisting on a fight, your probley gonna get one ,because we’ve had enough of the bullshit. You’ve been brainwashed and you don’t even know it. It’s a sick thing that this government encourages detention amongst the people.

      • Robert Laurel

        Well said bren54, well said. I would like to buy you a beer. We need more people in this country that say it the way you did. I for one am tired of all the bs as well. I go to work and I pay my bills I work for what I have and I am no way middle class (anymore).

      • curmudgeon

        Well put!

      • TIMedWork

        I think we would all be better off if blacks, whites and every other color, just stopped looking at color as being important enough to influence a decision, and began thinking of themselves as individuals; not as a monolithic block of color. That is the very essence of racism. And as soon as we see each other, and ourselves, for what we do, and who we are as individuals, and begin to take responsibility for that, and for “the content of our character”, we will always have problems. We cast our votes as individuals, and it is through those votes that we can eliminate those who speak to blacks, or whites, as if they all have one mind, shared between them. Besides being completely invalid, it is also extremely insulting.

        • SusieQ

          If one is told something about themselves over and over eventually they start to believe it. The democrats are masters at this and then move in for the kill and focus on insecurities for votes. You are right everyone should be insulted by the condescending attitude they impart to the people of all colors of this country.

          • curmudgeon

            Funny, I have as much respect for Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, Tim Scott, Charles Payne, Herman Cain and Thomas Sowell among other Americans of African descent as I have loathing for Obama, Mobama, Holder,Sharpton, Jackson the members of the racist CBC and the other race baiters and race hustlers. Make me a bigot? I think not. I have no use for vicious thugs like Trumka, Reid, Levin, Schumer and idiots like Debbie Whatshername-sh*tforbrains, Pelosl, Clinton and Boxer. I am an equal opportunity hater of all liberal retards.

          • SusieQ

            Yep! you said it all brother.

          • curmudgeon

            Susie, nice to have someone with a working brain involved in this forum. Most do except for the numerous trolls just looking for arguement.

        • kktex12

          Instead of being ——American, be American of ——- descent.

      • Independence_R_US

        Sadly we have too many folks that feel they’re entitled to what others have earned. That if others have made it they did so on the backs of those less fortunate. As you stated, I will not feel guilty for being an honest person that has worked hard & not gotten freebees form the GOV.

        Seems these folks have gotten preferential treatment & still want to blame those that have provided for them. Notice the folks screaming for retribution form ole whitey can’t see the irony. If I were allowed to use their illogic then I should be able to go to the GOV & demand retribution from the GOV becasue they didn’t help my forefathers when they came to this country. Or to go to England & demand payment for the deaths of my forefathers for being Scots.

        Yet if they were to realize that they’re not entitled & are responsible for their actions instead of being coddled by the GOV maybe then they would get on with their lives.

        Minorities are being given a leg up they haven’t earned. I’m tired of watching my family take a back seat to those that demand that I pay for their unhappiness. I don’t owe these folks a dime.

      • Eric G

        I have a better one. I was born into an upper middle class family, complete with live in housekeeper and a driver for my mom. Then, as what happens in the real world, my parents got divorced and dad completely walked away from us all. I went from going to a private school as a child and knowing there would be a cushy job with the family business to having to go out and start earning money at age 9, and having to wait until mom got home from work to get enough money to go and buy some milk (have to add she would then turn around and go to night school to earn a college degree to better things for her children). So who can I blame that on? Certainly it was society’s fault, not the actions of my dad (obviously being sarcastic). The best part is looking back, having those “benefits of being white” taken away made me a much stronger person.

      • zbobby5

        Kudos Bren, my sentiments exactly.I have had 0 guilt feelings for blacks for years and years. They are no different then me and get treated like anybody else. Like you, I am sick of their whiny, faux victimization, woe is me attitude. If they call me a racist I just laugh at them.

      • LittleRoot_48

        They want to bend over backwards to help the “poor children of illegal immigrants” because they were brought here through no fault of their own, but some white kid gets slammed because he/she was born white. How was being born white the fault of the kid? Liberals never fail to cause my eyes to roll back into my head every time I hear what they have to say.

    • bren54

      Revisionism? Have you lost you mind ? History is being rewritten by the communist democrats , that doesn’t make it truth. The communist don’t want Rush telling kids the truth , that’s why they are mad that Rushs books won. It means kids are being told real history and learning it . That could set the communist agenda back.

      • Eric G

        The left seems to have no problem when the government steps in and “corrects” the historical accounts so white guilt is justified in their eyes.

    • Yukon36

      I am in my late 70′s, bought the two books and enjoyed the read. Written that children can learn and be interested in our history.

      • curmudgeon

        Yes, but your mind is not closed like those of progressives, democrats and liberals or whatever they are hiding behind these days.

    • jaydee

      How is this story about the Pilgrims going to set civil rights back decades. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863. Whites have nothing to feel guilty about as many worked to free slaves and get rid of slavery. You seem to forget those abolitionists who put their lives on the line working the underground railroad. If you feel white guilt that is your problem.

      • TIMedWork

        Factually, it was white conservatives who maintained the struggle to free slaves, and eliminate slavery in America. There was no noticeable liberal involvement. And there was no black leader who brought the change. Though the black tribesmen who made slaves of their own in Africa, continued the practice for some time after.
        It was white men who were willing to go to war, that brought about the change. Not as simply as that; many political inclusions as well. But factually accurate in the outcome. And the vengeful liberals in the South, as the foundation of the Democrat party, formed the KKK to maintain control over the black skinned population. Even as they do today, forcing funding for the organization that has, to date, eliminated 30% of the black population by paying for them to kill their offspring; just as Margaret Sanger, a liberal, intended.

        • jaydee

          I referenced the underground railroad because it started before the 1800′s by the Quakers. So white people had been working to end slavery long before the Civil War.

        • kktex12

          They also refuse to acknowledge that there were black slave owners, who owned white and black slaves, and that there were MANY slave owners in the north. The also refuse to acknowledge the prisoner of war camp in the Chicago, IL. area. The prisoners? Women, children, and babies of men who chose to fight for the South. A camp kommandant who said if they can find something to eat they can live.

      • Eric G

        Don’t forget those whites that fought and died in a war that freed the slaves, when many of those same whites lived in poverty and deplorable conditions.

    • susandanielspi

      Obama has set civil rights back sixty years.

      • curmudgeon

        Pre 1864. Holder and Obama have moved race relations left of where I ever saw them in my 70 years.

        • Eric G

          I have actually heard several black people say the same thing, but you never see any of those interviews or sound bites from the libs.

          • curmudgeon

            Just doesn’t fit the liberal agenda nor their World view.

    • JeannieMarie2

      Why in the world would you think any white child in this country should feel guilt about what happened generations ago that they had nothing to do with? People who think like you believe you should get a free ride instead of equality. You are what’s keeping racism alive in this country.

    • MSG L

      I can see you have not read the book or understand history. But then you have demonstrated that you are a racist.
      Social justice is picking up your big boy pants, getting a job and producing instead of consuming.

    • NoMoreMarxistsInDC

      No one should feel “white guilt”. It was the Muslims that put the blacks into slavery and sold them to the Spaniards, Italians, Portuguese, English, French, and Americans.

      Besides, how many white ancestors of the hundreds of thousands killed in the Civil War that supported freedom for slaves would be rolling over in their graves over this fabricated, fraudulent “white guilt” nonsense?????

      • Today22011

        African black Nigerians kidnapped school girls to sell as slaves . Proud of their actions in kidnapping School girls from being being educated.

        • curmudgeon

          And our idiot Secretary of State, John ‘Effin Kerry is mainly concerned that they don’t have affordable health care. Kerry ‘served’ a short time in Vietnam you know.

          • SusieQ

            You are right, I heard the clip . I had to just sit and digest that for a moment before I laughed my head off, what a goof-ball.

          • SusieQ

            I heard a journalist has written about the fact of the Nigerian govt. not being supported by the Obama administration and H. Clinton because they are Christian and Obama does not feel the govt. is sympathetic to the moslems in Nigeria. Heard that was why that group was not put on the terrorist group list by Clinton. I am going to try to find that article. Rush brought it up on his show and I did not catch who the guy is, pretty interesting though.

    • Joel Rivera

      Oh, you’re part of the commie Occupy the Commode crowd? What a bunch of misguided losers. Your definition of civil rights is way different than MLK and any rational person. I’m part Black and you people do more damage than anything.

    • Steve Harmon

      So you’ve read the book. Which parts can you point to that support your claim of, “Historical revisionism”?

    • curmudgeon

      Good satire! Love it!

      • http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAT0VKA #OCCUPYSOCIALJUSTICE

        Thanks for noticing! (Advocatus diaboli )

        • Eric G

          Although I have written some responses to people who responded to you who supported the nonsense of white guilt, I did get your sarcasm and was not chastising you personally. Well put.

    • Bob A

      Your nothing but a white hating kneegrow!

    • Bob A

      You don’t believe whites are entitled to civil rights too. The only guilt we should have is not repatriating the slaves back to their homeland after the civil war. We would not have the problem of black violence today if they were sent home.

    • electricjack

      Another racist rears his ugly head. Use your real name hipocrit…

  • MrNewCastrati

    Watch out for hair-on-fire protests from the Lefties.

  • 0bamanure2

    Congrats Rush! “Hoping” to “Change” the polluted minds of America’s children brainwashed by the leftwing teachers union!

  • Eclectic Art

    Not a RL fan or listener, but he is a very engaging writer. Usually I cringe when celebrities win these awards, but the book is excellent.

  • Julie

    Just imagine if Michael Angelo, living in today’s world, had been a conservative!

    • James Myers

      The Statue of David would be glitter bombed?

      • Eric G

        No, the left would have forced him to sculpt David to be trans-gendered.

        • roadwarrior

          You do know Michelangelo (Michael Angelo? Really?) was likely a homosexual. or at least bisexual when he was interested at all in things that were not marble.

          • SusieQ

            There are (oh, the horror) gays that are conservative.

          • Eric G

            I was not aware of that and if that is true, it doesn’t make the least bit of difference regarding the comment I made. I in no way say anything about the man, just what he possibly could have experienced had the PC police we have today were around then.
            FYI, if you have a problem with how Julie spelled his name, please take it up with her.

  • xsnake

    The comrads will collectively have a bloody conniption.

    • Mamatex

      Or as we say in the South, “a hissy fit” lol, I love it, regardless!

  • Joe Regilio

    Crazy! What’s next? Bill O’Reilly winning a Pulitzer? Congrat’s Rush!

    • 912er

      Ted O’Baxter you mean?

  • 912er

    Congrats Rush…Thank you so much for everything you do and continuing to be our voice.