Hau`oli Makahiki Hou, Misters Limbaugh And Obama

TMZ:

Rush Limbaugh has been hospitalized in Hawaii after suffering chest pains — this according to KITV Hawaii.

According to KITV, paramedics responded to a call at the Kahala Hotel in Honolulu at 2:41 PM and transported Rush to Queens Medical Center.

According to the report, Rush was in “serious condition” when he arrived to the hospital.

Attempts to reach a rep for Limbaugh were unsuccessful.

UPDATE #1: TMZ has confirmed paramedics did respond to the Kahala Hotel at 2:41 to attend to someone with “chest discomfort.”

Carol Lee at Politico

Vision at Free Republic:

At 7:41pm est Rush Limbaugh was “was rushed to a Honolulu hospital on Wednesday afternoon with chest pains.”

We have no idea how serious this is. I’m asking for an immediate prayer, rosery, whatever to help this man.

Jesus Christ protect and heal this man.

Adrian Chen at Gawker:

Our buddies over at the Free Republic know how to save Rush Limbaugh: Internet prayer vigil! There are like 150 prayers already! Do you realize what this means? Tonight could be the night we find out if God exists.

Andrea Nill at Think Progress:

While unfortunate, Limbaugh’s hospital visit is rife with irony. The ailing radio show host was sent to the same medical center that a United Press International reporter misidentified in an article published in 2008 as the facility in which President Obama was born. Though the error was corrected to accurately indicate that Obama was born in the Kapi’olani Medical Center, the mistake fueled “birther” conspiracy theories that Limbaugh then dedicated significant airtime to promoting. Since then, Limbaugh has gone as far to state that Hawaii “morphed into Kenya one day in 1961 [the year Obama was born] and reverted back to Hawaii the next day.”

Meanwhile, some of Limbaugh’s right-wing colleagues have spent the past week slamming Obama for vacationing in Hawaii over the holidays, which “to many Americans seems like a foreign place.” Last month, Limbaugh was voted the nation’s “most influential conservative voice.”

Tom Maguire:

Rush embarks on a deep undercover penetration of Ground Zero of the Birther theory.  I hope he is otherwise fine.

David Weigel at Washington Independent

Ann Althouse:

I’m impressed that it took 12 comments before anyone at Politico said that (or anything like that) after a report that Rush Limbaugh has been hospitalized with chest pains and is in “serious” condition.

ADDED: Much re-tweeted at Twitter: “The people calling for Rush Limbaugh to die are the same people who ask to control your healthcare.”

AND: Rush Limbaugh has said on his show many times that once the government runs health care, there is a threat that life-or-death decisions will be made based on politics, and people will worry that if they  criticize the government or espouse the wrong opinions decisions will go against them

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