Limbaugh Should Be in Costa Rica. Nugent Should Be Dead or In Jail

It was March 8, 2010 when Rush Limbaugh declared that if the Affordable Care Act were passed and implemented in another five years, he would move to Costa Rica. Apparently he’s too ignorant to know that Costa Rica has universal health care too. He said:

“My guess in even in Canada and even in the UK, doctors have opted out. And once they’ve opted, they can’t see anybody Medicare, Medicaid, or what will become the exchanges. They have to have a clientele of private patients that will pay them a retainer and it’ll be a very small practice. I don’t know if that’s been outlawed in the Senate bill. I don’t know. I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented — I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.”

And here’s video:

And yet he’s still here. It was April, 2012 when Ted Nugent was stumping for Mitt Romney and said that if Obama was reelected, within one year he would be dead or in jail:

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. Why are you laughing? Do you think that’s funny? That’s not funny at all. I’m serious as a heart attack.”

And here’s video of that:

And yet he is neither dead or in jail. Gee, it’s almost as if these guys are just lying assholes or something.

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  • busterggi

    They are waiting for Sean Hannity to be waterboarded first.

  • some bastard on the internet

    Nugent is clearly talking about god-years, which are composed of 365 god-days, each one equivalent to 1,000 Earth-years.

    I’m pretty sure Ted’ll be dead in 365,000 years, you silly atheists.

  • caseloweraz

    Limbaugh: My guess in even in Canada and even in the UK, doctors have opted out. And once they’ve opted, they can’t see anybody Medicare, Medicaid, or what will become the exchanges.

    Sure! Because once a doctor opts out, he can never ever opt back in. To paraphrase Jules Feiffer: “There are no second chances with Hostileman ObamaCare!

  • theschwa

    In a perfect world, Ted Nugent WOULD be dead.

    And Christopher Hitchens would still be alive.

  • cervantes

    Christopher Hitchens? This is what I wrote about him in 2005, and it just got worse.

    Christopher Hitchens, like Lyndon Larouche, used to present himself as a leftist. For many years he had a column in The Nation in which he vied with Alexander Cockburn for the “Most Acerbic” award (a magnificent scarlet inkwell filled with sulphuric acid). Things started to get a little weird in the 1990s when he developed an obsessive hatred of the Clintons. His reasons were partly respectable (triangulating, Dick-Morris-employing betrayers of the revolutionary vanguard) and partly insane (Bill’s serial sex crimes made Ted Bundy look like a boy scout; Whitewater [in which they were guilty, Guilty, GUILTY!) was the financial scandal of the century; Hillary not only murdered Vincent Foster, but conspired with her lesbian lover to seduce, rob and kill dozens of wealthy young fops whose mutilated bodies turned up in seedy alleys all over the DC metro area . .. well, maybe I made up that last one but it’s in the spirit of the thing.) Once he could no longer demonstrate his superiority to the bleating herd of liberal sheep by cheering on Ken Starr, the Iraq war became his next opportunity. His bellicose rantings were enough to drive Dick Cheney to the Quaker meetinghouse. He finally resigned from The Nation, claiming that the refusal of the magazine’s other writers and editors to fall to their knees in grateful acknowledgment of his intellectual and moral superiority on the question of war was proof of their bigotry and hatefulness. He wrote a final hissy fit essay in which he burned every bridge from London to Lompoc.

    As some people have noticed, the Iraq war has not turned out the way it was supposed to. Some of the war’s portside chickenhawk supporters have since issued mealy mouthed retractions; others have concentrated on giving Chimpoleon and his pals unsolicited advice about how to do it better. Hitchens, however, has devoted himself to escalatingly vicious and absurd attacks on the war’s opponents. It’s not unusual for polemicists to turn against their own comrades but Hitchens’s case is particularly disgusting and bizarre. I think that chronic alcoholism destroyed brain cells in his cerebral cortex that normally inhibit irrational emotional responses in the limbic system. Something ticked him off around 1994, and the anger just fed into a positive feedback loop that slowly and steadily grows more intense. Eventually, he’ll lose one too many neurons and lapse into a vegetative state.

  • carpenterman

    theschwa @4:

    Actually, in a perfect world, Nugent AND Limbaugh would be dead, and Molly Ivens would be alive.

    Although, really, we shouldn’t be saying people should be dead. That’s not cool. Even about total asshats like Nugent and Limbaugh. They should be broke, though. Broke and obscure. THAT they deserve.

  • Alverant

    carpenterman @6

    I think both Nugent and Limbaugh would rather be dead than either poor or obscure.

    Not that we should we wishing death on people, but there are those who, having tasted fame and wealth, would rather die than give it up.

  • Michael Heath

    Ed concludes:

    And yet he is neither dead or in jail. Gee, it’s almost as if these guys are just lying assholes or something.

    Cause they’re both cowards. That’s a good thing.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    And yet he is neither dead or in jail.

    To be fair, he’s dead inside. And he would be in jail right now but he was granted compassionate release because he has a terminal case of cat scratch fever complicated by his being a total piece of shit.

  • Gregory in Seattle

    It’s almost as if conservative blow-hards were liars rather than men of their word.

  • John Pieret

    Personally, I’d be quite satisfied if nobody ever cared again what they said, either in the past or the present.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ John Pieret : Yup. If only and beats me why this isn’t already the case.

  • matty1

    If the opt out thing means he thinks that Doctors must choose to work only with the state funded system or private clients then he is flat out wrong about the UK.

    See here (emphasis added)

    Of those doctors undertaking private practice, the large majority also work in NHS Consultant posts, doing their private work in their spare time, outside of and on top of their NHS commitments. A small proportion of doctors work in full time private practice only.