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Time for Republicans and Conservatives to Put Up Or Shut Up on Haiti/Limbaugh

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It's time for Republicans and conservatives to publicly denounce Rush Limbaugh's unconscionable remarks about the tragedy in Haiti.

In case you haven't heard, the self-proclaimed leader of the Republican Party announced on Wednesday that the devastation in Haiti "...will play right into Obama's hands... They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community -- the both the light skinned and dark skinned black community in this country. It's made to order for them."

Limbaugh also feels that the United States has done enough for Haiti. "We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U. S. income tax."

So far, the conservatives and Republicans have hidden from view and remained silent regarding their leader's rant. Unless they condemn the remarks and Limbaugh quickly and forcefully, they too will be seen as agreeing with these unconscionable and soulless thoughts.

Make this a litmus test. What does Scott Brown in Massachusetts think of the remarks? Does he agree? Is he too scared to condemn Limbaugh? What about Louisiana Senator David Vitter? Does he think that natural disasters like this and Katrina should be used for political gain?

The time to speak up against this is now. Silence is complicity.