Friday, January 15, 2010


Rush, Please STFU

Of course, bodies were still being dug out Wednesday when Rush Limbaugh declared that this was a political opportunity for Barack Obama -- a chance for him to shore up his base (both in "the light-skinned and dark-skinned black community").

On Thursday, he doubled-down on his comments: "Everything this president sees is a political opportunity, including Haiti, and he will use it to burnish his credentials with minorities in this country and around the world, and to accuse Republicans of having no compassion. [...]"

Well actually, Rush, you've managed to create the impression that conservatives have no compassion with this insane rant. Even if there is even a scintilla of legitimate criticism to be made about, say, the political and social structure in Haiti that makes it difficult to respond to crises like this earthquake -- THIS ISN'T THE TIME TO BRING THEM UP.

Furthermore, there is the question of the timing of Obama's response:

Limbaugh also pointed out that it took Obama “three days to go out and talk about the Christmas Day underwear bomber,” but “less than 18 hours to get out there and start rallying people about this earthquake.” Listen here:

Quick difference between the Christmas Day terrorist attempt: Thankfully, nobody died! The quick action of passengers prevented a tragedy. Thousands of people died immediately in the Haiti earthquake -- and thousands more may die from hunger, exposure and disease in the coming days and weeks.

Does Limbaugh really think that an immediate action by the president of the United States is unwarranted?

Once again, the White House doesn't need to say a word about Republicans lacking compassion. You've managed to do it in one fell swoop.

Thanks, Rush, we couldn't do it without you.

Oh, and Rush? Do you still wonder why the NFL owners ran away from you so fast? Just imagine if you had been approved as a part-time owner of the Rams -- and you had said this on the eve of the divisional round of the playoffs? Wouldn't that have gone over so well with your fellow owners?

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