Not only is the gun suggestion an insult to the non-violent philosophy that Dr. King preached in the name of social justice, but it also highlights Limbaugh's complete ignorance about the civil rights movement and who was handing out the beatings at the time.
Politicians and pundits of all persuasions should get it into their heads that making analogies to the Holocaust or Nazi Germany in the context of 21st century U.S. politics is not just unseemly but borders on, if not crosses over into, the obscene.
President Obama spoke out and did his part. Now we must demand a national conversation about the war of words and its impact on women and girls. It's not the president's responsibility to police the airwaves -- that's our job.
The Pentagon's defiant pledge to stick with the Rush Limbaugh show bumps up against a few hard and insulting realities. The military is bankrolled by taxpayers. They have no obligation to subsidize bias, bigotry, and slander.
American presidents have always been fair game for public criticism. But isn't it past time that we challenge the campaign of insult, racial slur and utter disrespect that has been unleashed on Barack Obama?