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Limbaugh and The So Called Apology

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I realize that Rush Limbaugh is considered a hero by many Americans, who are deeply enamored with his particular brand of irreconcilable moralism. The thrill of the uninformed, unconcerned and self-centered cheap shot delivered for effect without regard for any of the finer human sensibilities.

The rage of one who knows no respect for anyone who does not agree with his personal interpretation of reality at any given moment.

So absolute is his sense of righteousness that he never saw the derision he poured out upon Michael J. Fox as a clear reflection of the depths of his own depravity.

He may not have, but a lot of other people certainly did.

This display was graphic, nauseating and sad, an example of what the right has come to represent in America to those who still care about our fellow human beings.

Rush Limbaugh's reaction to Michael J. Fox's physical appearance in the Missouri ad, where Fox says:
"As you might know I care deeply about stem cell research. In Missouri you can elect Claire McCaskill, who shares my hope for cures."
and Limbaugh says:
"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease," Limbaugh told listeners. "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." "This is the only time I've ever seen Michael J. Fox portray any of the symptoms of the disease he has," Limbaugh said. "He can barely control himself."
Yes Rush, that is something that happens to people with Parkinson's.

Not everyone out there has an agenda they need to personify in less than an honest fashion. I wonder if you may be assuming he was just doing what you would do if put in the same situation?

Perhaps we could get an opinion from someone who does know what they are talking about.

"Anyone who knows the disease well would regard his movement as classic severe Parkinson's disease," said Elaine Richman, a neuroscientist in Baltimore who co-wrote "Parkinson's Disease and the Family." "Any other interpretation is misinformed."

And so we come to the apology, complete with a self-aggrandizing reference to how "bigly" Limbaugh personally finds his action and also the ever important caveat that it only stands "if" in fact he is wrong.

What a guy.
On his Web site Tuesday:

"All I'm saying is I've never seen him the way he appears in this commercial for Claire McCaskill," says Limbaugh. "So I will bigly, hugely admit that I was wrong, and I will apologize to Michael J. Fox, if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act, especially since people are telling me they have seen him this way on other interviews and in other television appearances."
Guess there was no time to check out those other sources before you opened your "bigly" mouth and put your pompous right foot in it.

Then just to prove he truly has no human decency he goes after Fox from a different angle:

"Michael J. Fox is allowing his illness to be exploited and in the process is shilling for a Democratic politician."

You are a sad excuse for a human being Rush Limbaugh, you should spend less time condemning sick people for seeking help in finding a cure for a horrendous illness and work on your own issues, and it looks to this observer that you are suffering from a terminal case of self-righteousness. Or is it really just an act?

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