Rush Limbaugh Backs Out of His Promise to Move to Costa Rica

After Health Care Passes Rush Limbaugh Backs Out of Promise to Leave the Country
On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh backed out of his promise to leave the country and move to Costa Rica if health care reform passed. Limbaugh said that he never said that he was going to move there but that, “Once all this gets implemented, I am going there for my health care.” Apparently, Limbaugh’s trip to Costa Rica will happen at the same time Sean Hannity gets waterboarded.

Here is the original audio from March 8:

“I’ll just tell you this. If this passes and its five years from now, and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.”

Here is today’s audio from Media Matters:

Limbaugh said, “It’s funny. I can’t tell you how many invitations I am getting to go to Costa Rica today who thought that I said I would move to Costa Rica if we got health care passed. No, no, no once all this implemented I am going there for my health care. They’re asking me to go ahead and move.”

You know when Rush’s own listeners are asking him to move to Costa Rica, maybe they aren’t kidding? It might not be a joke, Rush. Your drug fueled delusions and rants might have even started to frighten the blue hairs at home who are tuning in. In all fairness, Limbaugh was originally asked where he was going to go to get his health care, and that is how the whole Costa Rica thing started, but he did manage to bask in the publicity generated by his statement. He never bothered to correct it until today.

The moral of this story is that conservative talkers can’t be trusted to keep their word on anything. Remember Sean Hannity’s offer to be waterboarded for charity? Well in light of recent events, maybe bringing up Hannity and charity isn’t such a great example, but these guys never keep their word on anything, so one should not be surprised that Limbaugh backed out of Costa Rica. If Rush really loved America, then there could be no greater demonstration of his patriotism than leaving it. Be a patriot Rush, move to Costa Rica!!!

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20 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh Backs Out of His Promise to Move to Costa Rica”

  1. Even when these right-wing coo-coos rant about something they are passionately dead against, they STILL don’t make any sense! I never understood Limpjaw’s “threat” anyway, as Costra Rica has excellent public healthcare! I mean why would he want to go to a country that already has what President Obama is trying to obtain for the USA if he was against it, i.e, free/inexpensive public healthcare? Limpjaw SHOULD have said, “If health care passes, I’m going to communist Russia/Red China/ Iran/Cuba.” That would have made a helluva lot more sense!

  2. This whole article is ridiculous! Rush Limbaugh is a great American. Why the hell should he ever have to move to another country? Love it or leave it only applies to people who hate America. Rush clearly LOVES America so much he’s willing to leave it to save it!!!!

    Certainly, crazy liberals who hate all America stands for are not going to be the reason Rush leaves. Rush can only make America better, stronger while liberals only want to destroy our freedoms by forcing us to have health care and other socilast things we don’t want, like tighter control over our capitalistic companies and clean air and supposedly keeping our planet from melting like that crazy Al Gore lies about.

    So Rush stays and liberals should leave America and go to coasta rican for their crappy Canadian-style health care.

  3. @nikolai, “threat” indeed. I wonder if he thought the members of congress and rational americans gave two shits about him. “oh no everyone, we might lose Rush if we pass this. better stop the bill than suffer such a tragic cultural loss.”

  4. honestly, did anyone think Rush would actually leave? is he not like all the other conservatives who threaten certain doom and never back it up? Conservatives like to say “if you don’t like it, get out.” well, what are you waiting for? leave the country, you don’t like it any more. go away.

  5. @Conservative Heart,

    Leave it to save it? Go for it then!!

    I don’t believe us crazy liberals are trying to force any one to have health care. We just want anyone who needs it to be able to get it. I don’t believe the goal is to make people go to the doctor or hospital if they don’t want to.

    And who in their right mind doesn’t want clean air?

  6. @CrazyLiberal, your ‘beliefs’ indicate that you’ve fallen prey to the propaganda, or that you’re a true believer in the Democrat’s stealth socialism. If requiring someone to buy health insurance at the point of 16,000 new IRS gun barrels is not ‘forcing any one to have health care,’ then we speak different languages. As for forcing people to go to the doctor or hospital, persons of faith who believe in the healing power of prayer are routinely forced to take their children to doctors/hospitals. You may strongly argue that the parents should be seeking medical care for their children, but you can’t say that they aren’t being forced into doing so.

    As for your inane statement about clean air, please show me one person who doesn’t want clean air. Is that silence on your end? If you truly believe that CO2 emissions are going to kill us in the long run, are you willing to be first in line to eliminate your CO2 footprint? Will you give up driving, eating all animal products, wearing leather shoes and belts, heating and cooling your home, or using your computer and cell phone?

    Think about all of the unintended consequences of cap and trade legislation. Fuel prices will double or triple or more. Are you willing to pay $8/gal for gas? Are you willing to pay heating and cooling bills twice as large as what you pay now?

    Think about where all of that money will be going. You won’t have money to eat out, buy new clothes, take some classes, take a vacation because your energy costs have skyrocketed. The jobs lost will dwarf the new ‘green jobs’ that are promised.

    The size of government will burgeon. You’ll have a GPS in your car monitored by the government so they can tax you by the miles you drive. The electronic thermostat in your home will be controlled by the ‘smart grid’ and any effort to override it will be met by surcharges on your power bill.

    All of these efforts will be offset by the growth of industry in Asia. The economic/job growth there will be the inverse of the losses we’ll see in the US and EU. Our massive and growing debt will be a crushing burden on our children and grandchildren.

    So, choice one is a pristine environment (assuming best case results) created by huge government expenditures paid for by debt and stifling regulations, that our children won’t be able to enjoy because they’re working 80 hr weeks to make enough money to pay their energy and tax bills.

    Choice two is the same as choice one, except that the efforts to clean the air had no discernible impact due to activities in other parts of the world.

    Choice three is to not let perfect be the enemy of good enough. If we encourage people to conserve and be good stewards of the environment, allow businesses to grow and flourish so that everyone will have jobs, then we can steadily improve the environment as new technologies allow, and pay for it with current earnings rather than debt.

    How can you afford to by a new low-pollution car if you don’t have a good job? How can you afford to upgrade your heating and cooling system to a more efficient unit if you don’t have a good job? How can you afford to put a solar panel on your roof if you don’t have a good job? We could do far more to help the environment by promoting private sector job growth than any other single thing. The recent jobs bills have created or saved government jobs and extended jobless benefits, and have not created self-sustaining private sector jobs.

    All of us want clean air. We should work to make it possible for us to easily do what we want rather than have the government force an inefficient one-size-fits-all approach on us that we will resist. Which do you think would be the most effective approach?

    But what do I know, I’m just a dumb Southerner.

  7. Rush is a twice divorced, twice fired, recovering drug addict – conservative????? He is making $ as a radio talk show host- why is anyone listening go this guy????!!

  8. Lol… these comments are pathetic!

    Rush got addicted to addictive prescription drugs after surgery… yet you all conveniently forget that Obama got addicted to cocaine while hanging around with Marxists in college.

    It cracks me up how you’ll support a man who promised not to sign executive orders, then signed one his first day in office sealing his medical and educational records, birth certificate, and passport.

    You are truly petty, brain dead people. Did you ever stop to think of how many ignorant, lazy welfare bums Rush has supported with his taxes? Have you ever looked into how much he’s donated to charities?

    Idiots… all of you. No wonder you’re all failures.

  9. “I’ll just tell you this. If this passes and its five years from now, and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.”

    I guess everyone is so stupid to see that he said FIVE YEARS

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  11. At least in Costa Rica they don’t have such a corrupt government and actually do take care of their people instead of trying to destroy the nation like here in the USSA.

    I would rather live in Costa Rica too, the USSA is turning into a fascist police state, we are in big trouble because the American people are extremely ignorant due mainly to the corrupt media and government.

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