Rush Limbaugh, now touted as the de facto leader of the Loser Repugnicans, is a scumbag. Limbaugh, the fat, drug-addicted radio "personality," is not a nice man.
Media Matters has done everyone a favor by collecting some of Limbaugh's nastiest comments down through the years.
Here are some samples:
Jan. 22, 2009: On Faux News Hannity, "Limbaugh said of media coverage of Obama: 'We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president."
Jun. 2008: Limbaargh said Obama's "'only chance of winning' the Oval Office 'is that he's black.'"
May 14, 2008: Limbaargh whined that "If Obama were Caucasian, they would have taken this guy out on the basis of pure ignorance long ago."
During the 2008 campaign, Limbaargh protested that Obama was "an affirmative action candidate."
Whatever else you derive from such pronouncements, it's blatantly clear that Rushbo is a racist of the worst sort!
Here are a few other snippets:
"Limbaugh has repeated invoked right-wing conspiracy theories that the Clintons were involved in the death of then-deputy White House counsel Vince Foster, whose body was found in Northern Virginia's Fort March Park on July 20, 1993, despite multiple investigations that determined Foster committed suicide."
"In September 2007, Limbaugh characterized service members who advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq 'phony soldiers.'" This from a fat slob who rakes in $40 million a year and who has never served in uniform!
In August of 2007, Limbaargh suggested that liberals and Democrats want the U.S. to get out of Iraq, but "go to Darfur" because the people in Darfur are black. The reason, said Limbaargh, is that going to Darfur would send a signal to blacks in this country to keep voting the Democratic ticket.
On Feb. 5, 2007, referring to a study by the Univ. of Chicago that found "a majority of young blacks feel alienated from today's government," Limbaargh said "Why would that be? The government's been taking care of them their whole lives."
Limbaargh is not only racist, but a misogynist. When Nancy Pelosi was elected as Speaker of the House, he said "[L]ook at Ms. Pelosi. Why, she can multitask. She can breastfeed, she can clip her toenails, she can direct the House, all while the kids are sitting on her lap at the same time."
Limbaargh often refers to feminists as "feminazis."
On Jan. 10, 2006, Rusbo "suggested that some women 'would love to be hired as eye candy.'"
Rush Limbaugh also likes to attack the disabled. In October, 2006, he "accused actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson's disease, of 'exaggerating the effects of the disease' in a campaign advertisement for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who was then a Senate candidate." Limbaargh said "...it's purely an act. .. this is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting, one of the two."
Well, there's much more. It all adds up to the fact that Limbaargh is a diseased person, a drug-addicted, drug-addled racist and hate-monger. Some say Limbaargh is "entertainment," and that "it's all a show."
Sorry, that won't wash. Racism and hate are not "entertainment." Inciting hatred and violence among the American people is not funny.
Limbaugh shows us just how low some people will got to make a buck; the depths of depravity.
And this is the man the Republican Party has walked to the altar and married.
Please read the entire Media Matters article here.