I am heartbroken to report that, yet again, America's leader has lied to his public.
I know there were millions out there who knew all along it would happen, that this supposed man of the people, this demagogue, would first drive his deluded followers to betray their own country in the name of his twisted ideology, then he would sell out the entire nation to the highest bidder. Really, it should come as no surprise, what with his record of deception, distortion, and back room deals, that what with his drug abusing past, that this fraud was not a real American at all. That this charlatan was born, bred, and programmed to lie to us. You just have to wonder why so many swallowed his lies for so long.
Now, hopefully, everyone sees him for who he is.
I am, of course, talking about Rush Limbaugh and him backing out of his pledge to move to Costa Rica if the health care bill got passed. It did and he's still here backtracking faster than a train-wreck in reverse. Small surprise Limbaugh is against healthcare, he's made so many of us so sick to our stomach.
But to tell the tale--as of Monday March 22nd, everyone from the Phoenix Examiner to the Huffington Post are cackling over Media Matters' transcription of Limbaugh now clarifying what he really meant in his little hyperbolic hyperventilation. Thanks Rush, i was so way off base. Like millions of Americans, when Limbaugh said, "If this passes and it's five years from now, and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I'll go to Costa Rica," I thought he meant he was leaving the country and going to Costa Rica. Silly me, so confused by such simple words.
On the Monday morning-after, after the bill wound up being passed in a marathon Sunday session that went so long Energizer Bunnies were panting for at least a pee-break, when it was time for Mr. Limbaugh to put up or ... well, you know, Rush's fate worse than death, Limbaugh quickly clarified: "Who thought that I said I would move to Costa Rica if we got health care passed? No, no, no once all this implemented I am going there for my health care."
And who could blame him for a choice like that?
Costa Rica has universal health care just like all civilized countries do. Oh, i mean except for the US. We have the finest healthcare system in the world, or so i heard some Republican representative say. Well, barely heard that is, above the sound of 45,000,000 uninsured Americans laughing out loud at his audacity, and the 45,000 who died last year from lack of health care rolling over in their mass grave. Truth is World Health Organization actually ranks us 37th in the world, right behind, you guessed it, Costa Rica.
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