Does anybody pay attention to Rush Limbaugh any longer? His appearances are as rare as the Do-Do Bird on television and in the written media. Seldom does anyone even bother to quote what he has said. Indeed, in Boston at least, his radio program no longer even airs on any of the top three talk radio stations. it would appear that Rush Limbaugh is now irrelevant.
There is good reason for this. Take for example, his latest insane rant about union leader Jimmy Hoffa’s statement that Republicans should be voted out of office in the next election. Limbaugh, took Hoffa’s quote out of context (as he always does) and suggested that Hoffa incited violence against the GOP because he used the phrase “take out these sons of bitches.” But this is what Hoffa said in its entirety:
“Everybody here has a vote. If we go back and we keep the eye on the prize. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to America where we belong.”
It is obvious that that Hoffa was not inciting violence. he qualified the “take these sons of bitches out” remark with the preceding statement that “everybody here has a vote.” Hence, it is obvious that Hoffa is inciting the crowd to vote the GOP out of office and not to kill them.
Limbaugh however, is incapable of telling the truth. He seems to take pride in misinforming his uneducated audience so as to spread as much vile propaganda as possible. In fact, he was not satisfied with simply taking Hoffa’s statement out of context. He felt the need to also concoct a completely unsubstantiated and foolish conspiracy theory as well.
On Tuesday’s radio show Limbaugh came up with this doozy while commenting on the fact that President Obama has not bothered to address Hoffa’s comment:
“How do we know that Obama did not [suggest] it to Hoffa? He basically praised him! Obama wrote it for Hoffa! Who the hell do you think is inspiring these sons-of bitches anyway?”
Really? Limbaugh believes that “Obama wrote it for Hoffa”! Did he provide any substantiation for this assertion? Of course not, because there is none. This is simply another example of Limbaugh grasping for straws in such a manner that he looks like an idiot. This is also another reason why Limbaugh is no longer taken seriously by very many serious people.
We really should not be surprised by his ignorance. Limbaugh of course, is not a very well educated man. He flunked out of Southeast Missouri State University after only two semesters and one summer session. To date, he has no college degree. As evidence of his lack of commitment and self control, he has also been married four times and is an admitted drug addict.
Limbaugh is also a blatant racist. He resigned under pressure in 2003 after only a very brief stint co-hosting ESPN‘s “Sunday NFL Countdown” after he claimed that quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed. (BTW, McNabb is still playing professional football). Later, he talked about football once again when he said, “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons”. Limbaugh also once referred to New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner as a “cracker who made African-Americans millionaires”. Remember when he said, “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies”? How about when he told an African American female caller to his show to, “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back”? The examples of Limbaugh’s racism go on and on but we will leave the rest of his past offenses for another time.
Rush Limbaugh is now a modern day Lonesome Rhodes (Google it). If you can’t wait, just watch this:
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the song and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.
Mockingbird song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeOqD3uMIRs&feature=related
(sung to the Carly Simon/James Taylor song “Mockingbird”)
Talk (yeah) ing (yeah) turd (yeah)
Now, everybody sure has heard
Rush Limbaugh the big fat talking turd
That loudmouth talking turd is king
Of all those racists in the right-wing
But those in the right-wing front line
Are busy planning for their next hate crime
And that’s why I keep on tellin’ everybody
Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, oh
Hear me now and understand
Rush lives only to hate and malign
And if ratings decline someday
Limbaugh will spread hate in another way
And if that other way makes dough
He’ll ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that’s why I keep on shoutin’ in your ear
Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, oh
(Oxy Contin Break)
Now, everyone should doubt his word
Rush Limbaugh is just a talking turd
And when that talking turd does sing
We can tell he’s just a ding-a-ling
And when that ding-a-ling just whines
Yes, Republicans will still think he shines
And there’s a reason why I keep on tellin’ everybody
Say yeah, yeah no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
Listen now and understand
Rush Limbaugh surely has lost his mind
And though he drugged his mind away
The right-wing nuts still listen everyday
Like Sarah Palin and that Plumber, Joe
He’s a dead fish that just “goes with the flow”
And that’s the reason why he keeps on spreadin’ all that fear
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, now, now, baby