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Hate and Hypocrisy Pays Well – The Rush Limbaugh Payoff

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"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. There, I said it." 

 

Not content with racial and sexist hate, Limbaugh has also strayed into mocking the disabled recently when Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease offended him with his personal political opinions:

 "He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act. ... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting." --on an ad by Michael J. Fox endorsing Claire McCaskill for Senate for supporting embryonic stem cell research 

 

Of course, Fox was certainly not faking. He just was suffering badly and was expressing his personal opinion about stem cell research. However, he committed the cardinal sin as far as Rush Limbaugh is concerned, he disagreed with his politics. Because he had the temerity to disagree, his disability was mocked across America.

 

Limbaugh’s hate has no true boundaries. It cannot because its goal is simply to rile up a voting block in this country. To push a partisan agenda, that cares not about the truth but just about staying in power. When commenting on our soldiers who are dying in Iraq, but advocate withdrawal, Limbaugh pontificated that they were “the phony soldiers.” In pursuit of his agenda of propping up the Republican Party, Limbaugh has flat out lied to deceive his listeners. He has supported the debunked Iraq-al Qaeda links, stated that Hamas supports Obama, and he lied so much to defend President Bush on his deplorable Katrina debacle that it deserved its own page on the Web to debunk all of the falsehoods:

 

            http://mediamatters.org/items/200509120008

 

Is it any wonder that society is in such a deplorable shape these days? This is what we reward in America. Rush Limbaugh is a debunked liar, admitted hypocrite, and exposed hate monger. His agenda essentially is to fill the air waves with distortions and hate in the hope that something sticks in the minds of the listeners. The hope is that when the bits of hate and minutia stick, they will carry over to the voting booth. Thus he is an active agent in the undermining of the entire electoral process in this country. He is an enemy of democracy. It is not enough to simply line up the candidates and let their positions speak for themselves so that America can make informed decisions on Election Day. Instead the objective is to deceive and distort the truth so that people walk into the election booth armed with untruths designed to keep people in power. The truly insidious underlying scheme though cuts deeper than that. The true goal is to continue to divide this country against itself. It is to provide someone to hate. Someone to blame your problems or your lot in life on and Rush Limbaugh is the best at expanding the chasm in this country. He feeds the basest, darkest portions of who we are as people and 14 million people lap it up each week by tuning in to a man who sells only hate, hypocrisy and the erosion of our country and culture. Hate pays well in America and it really speaks ill for all of us and our future.

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