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Rush Limbaugh on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Don't require colleges to pay for students' contraception. (Sep 2012)
  • Feminists are pro-choice as an avenue of power over men. (Mar 2011)
  • 2008: A pro-choice GOP VP would destroy the Party. (Jan 2010)
  • Roe v. Wade is bad law; let states decide. (Jul 1992)
  • Women obsessed with abortion & intolerance are “feminazis”. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • QE3 equals printing money equals inflation. (Sep 2012)
  • At Obama's inauguration: "I hope he fails". (Mar 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, 5.7% decline in '09 was before stimulus began. (Mar 2011)
  • TARP is not constitutional, and unsustainable. (Feb 2009)
Rush Limbaugh on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Call NBA teams "gangs"; fans go to watch Crips vs. Bloods. (Mar 2011)
  • Feminism gives unattractive women access to mainstream. (Mar 2011)
  • 1995: AIDS is the only federally-protected virus. (Mar 2011)
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman. (Aug 2010)
  • We need the Walmart voter & the NASCAR voter. (Feb 2009)
  • Abolish P.C. speech codes at colleges. (Jul 1993)
  • N.O.W. supports liberal feminists, not women in general. (Jul 1992)
  • Chivalry is male chauvinism to radical feminists. (Jul 1992)
  • Men ogling women is part of gender equality. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR other political leaders on Corporations.
  • Calling the rich lucky is like Mao's Cultural Revolution. (Apr 2014)
  • Capitalists give you jobs; don't assault them. (Feb 2009)
Rush Limbaugh on Crime
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  • Only thing cruel about death penalty is last-minute stays. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Drugs
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  • Anti-smoking campaigners will celebrate legal marijuana. (Dec 2012)
  • Laws against selling drugs and using drugs are good laws. (Mar 2011)
Rush Limbaugh on Education
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  • OpEd: Discourages education; schools screw up children. (Mar 2011)
  • Multiculturalism is historical revisionism. (Jul 1993)
  • Don’t encourage homosexuality by teaching it in grade school. (Jul 1993)

    School Choice

  • Parents are tired of sending kids to inferiror schools. (Jan 2001)
  • Vigorously promote educational choice and vouchers. (Jul 1993)
Rush Limbaugh on Energy & Oil
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  • 2007: Phasing out incandescent light bulbs is nanny state. (Apr 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade is a conspiracy to benefit Wall Street. (Mar 2011)
  • OpEd: Country's leading denier of global climate change. (Mar 2011)
  • Global warming is a religion; only God can destroy earth. (Mar 2011)
  • Global warming is bogus. (Jan 2001)
Rush Limbaugh on Environment
Click here for 8 full quotes on Environment OR other political leaders on Environment.
  • Environmentalists work by mandates for open space. (Jul 2012)
  • FactCheck: No, forest acreage is not higher than ever. (Mar 2011)
  • Let’s count all the disproven environmental myths. (Jul 1993)
  • Animals have no fundamental rights; only people do. (Jul 1992)
  • Animal rights movement is secular humanism vs. Bible. (Jul 1992)
  • Economic growth is key to environmental cleanup. (Jul 1992)
  • Gaia worship is religion of secular environmentalists. (Jul 1992)
  • Priority on people, not on spotted owls. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Families & Children
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  • Feminazis say all sex is rape, even the sex in marriage. (Mar 2011)
Rush Limbaugh on Foreign Policy
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  • Gorbachev’s ouster gives world peace a chance; end Gorbasms. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Free Trade
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  • Support for NAFTA cited in 1993 Gore-Perot debate. (Sep 2011)
  • NAFTA lets unskilled Mexicans do our unskilled labor. (Mar 2011)
Rush Limbaugh on Government Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Citizens United gives corporations same rights as unions. (Jul 2012)
  • House banking scandal involved crimes with taxpayer funds. (Jul 1992)
  • Congress should not exempt itself from laws. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Gun Control
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  • Handguns enhance safety & reduce crime rates. (Dec 2012)
Rush Limbaugh on Health Care
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  • FactCheck: No, ObamaCare has no effect on capital in economy. (Mar 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, end-of life counseling isn't a "death panel". (Mar 2011)
  • 1994: Whitewater is about health care. (Nov 2003)
  • Health care has problems, but no crisis for drastic change. (Jul 1993)
  • Deregulate health care; government is the problem. (Jul 1993)
  • Drug abuse & unsafe sex cause AIDS, not homophobia. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Homeland Security
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  • Fiscal cliff cuts defense without any political price. (Nov 2012)
  • Defense Authorization Act is total authoritarianism. (Jan 2012)
  • Al Qaeda people would surrender to get treatment like Gitmo. (Oct 2008)
  • Nobody got physically injured in Abu Ghraib scandal. (Oct 2005)
  • No women in combat. (Jul 1993)
  • No gays in army; not a place for social experiments. (Jul 1993)
  • Do not subject women to the horrors of combat. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Immigration
Click here for 2 full quotes on Immigration OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • 2005: Mexican illegal immigrants are an invasive species. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce the law, secure the borders, and legalize some. (May 2010)
Rush Limbaugh on Jobs
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  • Public union vote is like Tony Soprano's lead pipe beating. (Mar 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, 2010 mine deaths not related to union status. (Mar 2011)
  • 1980s tax cuts created jobs by “trickle down”. (Jul 1993)
Rush Limbaugh on Principles & Values
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  • 80% of listeners identify themselves as conservatives. (Jan 2012)
  • Operation Chaos: Republicans vote for Hillary in primary. (Mar 2011)
  • Criticizes Democrats for not following the Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • I want Obama to fail, because I want America to survive. (Feb 2009)
  • OpEd: Demonstrates the absurdity of official media dogma. (Dec 2003)
  • 1994 Freshman GOP called themselves "The Ditto-Head Caucus". (Jun 1995)
  • “New Democrat” really means old liberal social engineer. (Jul 1993)
  • Constitution only works in a moral society. (Jul 1993)
  • Liberalism poisons the soul and destroys character. (Jul 1993)
  • Establishment clause does not preclude school prayer. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rush Limbaugh on Tax Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • FactCheck: JFK lowered top income tax rate from 91% to 65%. (Dec 2012)
  • JFK believed in tax cuts to stimulate economy. (Oct 2012)
  • FactCheck: No, Bush tax cuts did not lead to more revenue. (Mar 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, Gen.41 is not about wisdom of cutting taxes. (Mar 2011)
  • No trigger on tax cuts, “trigger lock” instead. (Feb 2001)
  • Targeted tax cuts make middle-class beholden to liberals. (Feb 2001)
  • Tax fairness is simple: Give our money back. (Feb 2001)
Rush Limbaugh on Technology
Click here for 8 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • OpEd: Never fired from any radio show due to conservatism. (Mar 2011)
  • First to combine entertainment and political opinion. (Mar 2011)
  • Responsible for idea that Obama requires a teleprompter. (Mar 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, net neutrality unrelated to search engines. (Mar 2011)
  • "Drive-by media" means the state controls what is broadcast. (Mar 2011)
  • Founded radio show immediately after "Fairness Doctrine". (Nov 2009)
  • Broadcast’s “Fairness Doctrine” breaches First Amendment. (Jul 1993)
  • Talk Radio threatens liberals because they can’t control it. (Jul 1992)
Rush Limbaugh on War & Peace
Click here for 2 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Claimed WMDs in Iraq even after Bush admitted no WMDs. (Mar 2011)
  • Democrats want war in Iraq to fail. (Feb 2009)
Rush Limbaugh on Welfare & Poverty
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  • War on poverty has failed; welfare destroys human potential. (Feb 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Feminists are pro-choice as an avenue of power over men: Opposes topic 1
Roe v. Wade is bad law; let states decide: Opposes topic 1
Women obsessed with abortion & intolerance are “feminazis”: Neutral on topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Call NBA teams "gangs"; fans go to watch Crips vs. Bloods: Opposes topic 2
Feminism gives unattractive women access to mainstream: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Feminazis say all sex is rape, even the sex in marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 2
N.O.W. supports liberal feminists, not women in general: Opposes topic 2
Chivalry is male chauvinism to radical feminists: Neutral on topic 2
Men ogling women is part of gender equality: Neutral on topic 2
Do not subject women to the horrors of combat: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
1995: AIDS is the only federally-protected virus: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Don’t encourage homosexuality by teaching it in grade school: Opposes topic 3
No gays in army; not a place for social experiments: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Drug abuse & unsafe sex cause AIDS, not homophobia: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
War on poverty has failed; welfare destroys human potential: Favors topic 4
Constitution only works in a moral society: Favors topic 4
Establishment clause does not preclude school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
FactCheck: No, ObamaCare has no effect on capital in economy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Deregulate health care; government is the problem: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Parents are tired of sending kids to inferiror schools: Favors topic 7
Vigorously promote educational choice and vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-5 points on Social scale)
2007: Phasing out incandescent light bulbs is nanny state: Strongly Favors topic 8
FactCheck: No, forest acreage is not higher than ever: Strongly Favors topic 8
Animal rights movement is secular humanism vs. Bible: Strongly Favors topic 8
Priority on people, not on spotted owls: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Only thing cruel about death penalty is last-minute stays: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Handguns enhance safety & reduce crime rates: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
JFK believed in tax cuts to stimulate economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Capitalists give you jobs; don't assault them: Opposes topic 11
No trigger on tax cuts, “trigger lock” instead: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Targeted tax cuts make middle-class beholden to liberals: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax fairness is simple: Give our money back: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
2005: Mexican illegal immigrants are an invasive species: Opposes topic 12
Enforce the law, secure the borders, and legalize some: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support for NAFTA cited in 1993 Gore-Perot debate: Strongly Favors topic 13
NAFTA lets unskilled Mexicans do our unskilled labor: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fiscal cliff cuts defense without any political price: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-5 points on Social scale)
Citizens United gives corporations same rights as unions: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Claimed WMDs in Iraq even after Bush admitted no WMDs: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Democrats want war in Iraq to fail: Opposes topic 17
Gorbachev’s ouster gives world peace a chance; end Gorbasms: Neutral on topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap-and-trade is a conspiracy to benefit Wall Street: Strongly Opposes topic 18
OpEd: Country's leading denier of global climate change: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming is a religion; only God can destroy earth: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming is bogus: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let’s count all the disproven environmental myths: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Animals have no fundamental rights; only people do: Opposes topic 18
Economic growth is key to environmental cleanup: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Anti-smoking campaigners will celebrate legal marijuana: Favors topic 19
Laws against selling drugs and using drugs are good laws: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
At Obama's inauguration: "I hope he fails": Opposes topic 20
FactCheck: No, 5.7% decline in '09 was before stimulus began: Strongly Opposes topic 20
1980s tax cuts created jobs by “trickle down”: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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