Saturday, 3 March 2012

Rush Limbaugh is a Pox on America

He really is. This is about his latest bout of ignorant attention-seeking stupidity: calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” after she testified about birth control. What surprised me was the reaction from everyone in the media – they seemed surprised that Limbaugh would personally attack someone like this. Of course he would, I thought to myself. That’s the kind of guy he is. It’s entirely believable.

Limbaugh is a perfect example of the conservative/Republican obsession with sex and lady-parts. So, in keeping with that meme: he is a pox on American political discourse. He is the STD that just will not go away, despite doing everything to get rid of him. We need an antibiotic specially designed to get rid of America’s Limbaugh problem.

For more, read Al Franken’s Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.

Rachel Maddow covered the incident on her March 2nd show, and makes a lot of very good points – not least her analysis of Limbaugh’s reaction (he clearly doesn’t understand how birth control works). The clip’s below, and the relevant stuff kicks in around the 4:44 mark (I’ve never been able to figure out the ‘clip-n-share’ thing, because it never works for me, so apologise for using the whole clip):


  1. Rush Limbaugh really is a pimple on the ass of creation! Al Franken's book title says it all!

    Keep up the good work,

    Los Angeles, CA

  2. Sorry, I should also have commended Sandra Fluke for her incredible bravery and dignity in the face of such unwarranted vitriol.