Rush Limbaugh says Apple is Republicans and Google is Democrats
0. phoneArena 05 Aug 2013, 09:27 posted on
"I would venture to say that nine out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple," Limbaugh pointed out in one of its arguments. "Apple is the equivalent of the Republicans on these blogs"…
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29. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Rush Limbaugh is physiologically unable to praise Obama. If the president has done something right, that must mean he has done nothing wrong.
15. Kelley71 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Apple's big-brother flavor fascist. Whatever party you accuse of big-brother flavor fascism (Democrats?), that's Apple.
Android's minimalist freedom to the point of bordering on anarchy. Whatever party you accuse of overvaluing minimalist freedom (Libertarians?), that's Android.
And the whole metaphor is pointless. I guess pimping Apple's products has worked its way into Limbaugh's subconscious.
16. hopychangy (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
The Limbaugh love of Apple products has clouded his thinking. I just don't see what Apple fans look forward to in the same product year after year with extremely minimal changes.
27. bawboh86 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)
Apparently, Apple's users are conservatives, and that's exactly what they like. Little to no change. (notice I said conservative, not Republican, please)
19. Pokemonrulzs (unregistered)
Jobs was a hippy when he made Apple so Rush is saying hippys are Republicans.
Technology is used to help people on a everyday bases but Rush is making it into politics and that's not right. I'm in between Apple and Android but I think Rush needs to back off. I want a Iphone and I'm a liberal don't judge me please. Android is great and I love Google more then any other browser but Android is a little to much for me.
46. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You are a Apple fanboy. You are supporting them. So you are classed as...
Disgrace and shame on you
23. papss (unregistered)
Rush is a big mouthed racist that needs to go away. Why the media gives him a voice is beyond me.
30. MartyK (Posts: 729; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
He is so wrong--
Indep-- is 3rd OS
Neo CON - is Apple
36. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1422; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
im guessing Symbian is the Feudal system - once king
33. _Bone_ (Posts: 2146; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The leaves the 80% of the planet Democrat. Cool.
34. ibap (Posts: 717; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
I just love Rush Limbaugh. If he lives long enough, he will demonstrate his stupidity in all possible venues.
His followers are ovines. Enough said.
And did the Democratic president just do his Republican Apple a big favor?
And note that I was forced to edit this post because PA wouldn't let the name for the ovines - you know the animal, Mary had a little one - pass their filters. I was prompted to be polite.
37. bubbadoes (Posts: 466; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Yet another stupid comment from an idiot!
47. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You are more like
Brainwashed goof cults™
70. ZeroCide (Posts: 707; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Brainwashed fruit cult. Drinking apple favored koolaid.
41. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
He was right about all of you, as stupid as you think he is.
44. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
Apple/Republicans - big headed, full of them selves, think they are right and are better and want everyone to follow their rules (maybe going a bit communistical).
Google,every other tech company/Democrats - Open to change, if something doesn't work then they put it right (mostly), given something that works well and then make it better.
52. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
Look this world have far greater number of lower middle class(including me) and poor people when compared to the rich. So any company doing good to middle and poor people will be the most loved even if the company does good to both types of people.
53. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Love Limbaugh but he's got this all wrong... if you look at it from a tech point of view.
Apple is like the Democrats since they limit the amount of options you have to do things and force you into doing what they want you to do in every respect. They control the ecosystem, similar to how Obama and liberals like to have their hands around everything and tell you that you have to do something (Obamacare, Carbon tax crap, etc).
Google, while you can argue they aren't much better, at least offer an OS with a vast amount of customization options, much more freedom, and have a list of manufacturers all offering you something unique and different. This coincides with the conservative principles of a freer market and choices for everyone.
Also of interest, there was a study done around election time, I believe in 2008, where the majority of iPhone users identified themselves as liberals, and Google users as conservatives.
I'm gonna love the comments I get for this one...
57. bubbadoes (Posts: 466; Member since: 03 May 2012)
From my observation its more like from toddler to 25 years of age have iphones..then their is a gap..then it starts back at 50 and over have iphones....look around.
62. suhas2000 (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)
Who gives a flying fuc# about what Trash Limpballs has got to say? He's getting kicked off the Cumulus Media, good riddance!
63. eman99 (Posts: 261; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
then hes going to want to put up a fence around google so androids wont spill over into the states
64. ballaonnabudget (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 May 2013)
I still don't understand how anybody with common sense takes this guy seriously. He's just an overpaid racist spouting garbage to the masses.
82. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
You do realize his sidekick on the show is a black man who has been very close with him for the last 5 years now, right? Oh wait nevermind. There's no way I'm overcoming your liberal thinking...
65. blade19 (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)
HAHAHA!... this is hilarious. He is better off being a comedian.
68. tedkord (Posts: 6261; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Limbaugh is a whore. He's for whoever pays him.
71. DFranch (Posts: 143; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
I thought it was 9 ort of 10 bloggers hate Limbaugh. Who am I kidding that percentage isn't limited to just bloggers.
72. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)
I don't like this guy one bit but this is the only thing I can say that I agree with him on and its quite funny.
73. GrndsKeeprWillie (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
oh grrreat! So what does Paula Deen have to say about this? Maybe that's worthy of reporting on as well.? Why is this news and why is every other gadget blog covering the Rush comedy report? He's just fishing for new advertising partners
75. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Once again Rush Limbaugh opens his dumb fracking mouth.
If anything, Apple is the Republican party-restricted, conservative, throws a s**t fit if their rivals best them.
Microsoft is the Democrat party-friendlier to the masses, theoretically offers more freedom but is still needlessly restricted, and its good intentions (unified and simple system) turn out horribly (Windows 8).
Google is the Libertarian Party-people love to hate on its ideas of freedom with fearmongering tactics, while Google offers people the freedom to do pretty much whatever they want. Of course, some responsibility is required for one's own actions, but as long as no one is getting hurt you're good to go. Also, under Google, innovation is high and prices are low, and disparate communities with different schools of thought coexist peacefully.
83. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Once again, someone who hears some things about Limbaugh, doesn't know anything about him from personal experience, and makes stupid comments.
By the way, you know you did agree with him on half of what he was saying, but for different reasons, right?
92. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You sound just like my Republican friends.
I didn't agree with him. He said that Apple is unfairly hated on by "9 out of 10" bloggers, and that's what makes them like Republicans. I turned it around and said that what makes them like Republicans are, well, you can read what I wrote. At least I think you can.
I said that MICROSOFT, which wasn't mentioned by him at all, was like the Democrats, because of reasons you should be able to read, which he didn't mention at all.
And I pegged GOOGLE as the unfairly hated on company, because they are, despite being everything Limbaugh seems to think Apple and Republicans are about.
Furthermore, when I'm over at my friends' house they have Limbaugh playing have the time. I don't hear asinine things about Limbaugh, I hear Limbaugh himself saying asinine things. He worships Apple completely, based on other comments he makes about them.
79. MyJobSux (Posts: 83; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
I think I can sort of see his point if I look at it just the right way under a certain light squinting a bit and holding my tongue just right on the side of my mouth.
He is taking the apple vs Samsung/Google/android issue completely out of context to make a point to the laymen who are oblivious to the technology. To the rest who know the history or apple, Google and their software/devices he is talking out of his butt about something he knows absolutely nothing about.
I like Rush and that might flame me but I like his standpoint on things now and again. But he really should have found another analogy to get his point across. If his crowd were technologically ignorant then he could push this in their head without much issue making them into Google/Samsung/android hating zombies, out to infect anyone without the knowledge to fend them off.
81. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Com'on guys, this is a smoke screen. Rush Limpd*ck doesn't care who uses what. He specializes in starting s#it for the ratings. This is beneath us, let him say what he wants, as idiotic as it may be.
86. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
republicans are......... sheeet... they havent had a decent candidate since lincoln.
i do not dislike apple. i think that their products are good. i just dont like paying their ridiculous mark ups.
800 for a device that cost 200 to make...
that is a 600 profit off the top...
i personaly dont think or endorse more than a 80% mark up
rush just needs to hurry up and move to costa rica
89. darkvadervip (Posts: 358; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
I guess the moto x ain't overpriced! Or the sg4 active is one of the best phones out. Yeah right! My fault Samsung Zoom is the best out!
91. aditya.k (Posts: 490; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
"I would venture to say that nine out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple," and the 10th person is a fanboy, worshipping Apple for everything they have done!