I heard five minutes of Rush Limbaugh today on the radio. In the midst of such a horror as what’s unfolding in Haiti, I heard some of the vilest, most hateful trash talk about people who are dying in their own streets. Mothers are crying outside collapsed building listening to their children plead for help and Limbaugh is annoyed. He is annoyed that we’ve already done too much for this country. He is annoyed because they really don’t deserve more help.

He is annoyed that the President of the US asked people to donate. He points out that the Administration directed people to where they could get more info about making donations. And he pretends that’s a  trick to capture address information, and pretends that the White House is trying to run the money through them and ‘maybe’ some of it will get to Haiti – about which he gives not a damn. Had the quake hit the other half of the island, the Dominican Republic, that would have been a very bad thing. Because Rush likes to fly into the Dominican Republic and frolic there. So that would have been bad.

He embellishes his lie while reading directly from the relevant page at but not telling his listeners the truth of  what he’s looking at. Which is a simple link directly to the American Red Cross. And another link ot a second relief organization. That’s all. An astonishing lie.

Are there no workhouses? Are there no orphanages? What a vile man.

8 responses to “Vile

  1. What an awful man. He’s using this as another chance to “otherize” the Obama administration, and stoke the paranoia of the base that is the Republicans only hope in 2010 and 2012.

    What happened in Haiti was awful, I hope they are able to recover fully and quickly.


  2. I loathe Rush. I have for decades. I remember when I was in the Air Force, my roommate was huge fan. He did nothing but regurgitate him, so by proxy I listed to far more Rush than I would have cared for. There are so many things despicable about that man, but I was always amazed at how he talks down to his audience. I’d tried to enlighten my roommate to the fact that Rush has no respect for his followers and he thinks they’re all idiots and sadly that may very well be the one thing he has ever been right about.

    He doesn’t hide his obvious disdain for the intelligence of his loyal audience.


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