Rush Limbaugh: Voice Of The People (VIDEO)
The folks over at the Full Ginsburg made this video of average Americans speaking some of Rush's most inflammatory words to illustrate the disconnect between his claim that he is "America's Anchorman" and what that would actually look like.
Comedians have been having a lot of fun at Rush's expense in recent weeks since he misquoted the Constitution in his CPAC speech and Michael Steele called him a mere "entertainer" whose show is "incendiary" and "ugly."
We've listed the larger context of the quotes that require some fleshing out below so as not to mislead about how any of these statements arose. For more of Limbaugh's finest moments, click here.
CALLER: It was like a college fraternity prank that stacked up naked men --
LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?
Talking about NAFTA in 1993, Limbaugh said:
"If you are unskilled and uneducated, your job is going south. Skilled workers, educated people are going to do fine 'cause those are the kinds of jobs NAFTA is going to create. If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people, I'm serious, let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do -- let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work."
From Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting on Rush's stance on feminism:
"'Women were doing quite well in this country before feminism came along,' Limbaugh said. FAIR pointed out that before feminism, women couldn't even vote -- since feminism 'came along' in the 19th Century. 'I was referring to contemporary militant feminism,' Limbaugh now amends. But that is not what he said --and "Words mean things," as Limbaugh proclaims in his '35 Undeniable Truths of Life.'"
Mike Freeman from CBS News says of Rush's football screed, prompted by on-field dancing:
"You hate when someone does a little exuberant jig. Raging against celebrations is not an original premise but it is at least an arguable one.
What Limbaugh stated after that is where he takes a long scenic drive off a very short precipice.
'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 stated. 'There, I said it.'
That is possibly the most irresponsible statement ever made about professional football. There, I said it."