Rush Limbaugh’s 10 Most Despicable Quotes Dissected

No thinking person loves Rush Limbaugh’s brand. He’s a bigot, he’s a chauvinist, he’s a racist, he’s a sensationalist; all around he’s the guy at the party you’d expect to be drunk given how loud and obnoxious he is, but it turns out he’s just a piece of garbage.

That coming from a Republican should really mean something, by the way. The far right loves this clown and eats up every hateful remark he vomits from his factory-defective mouth. So what are some of the all-time worst things he has ever said? Let’s take a look at ten of my personal “favorites.” With quotes like these coming from the far right it’s no wonder that even good Republicans are stuck with a bad name:

10) ?If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple.? – The Rush Limbaugh Show, December, 2011

Apparently feeding growing children is a bad idea in Limbaugh Land; though, it should be mentioned, this might be because Raging Radical Rush wants more than just a second helping of Bullsh*t Fuel to keep his train of mindless hate plugging along. And since when are children incapable of whipping up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on their own? I understand that children are becoming soft these days – even more soft than when I was growing up – but Jesus H. Cunningham you’d think they could operate a butter knife, two jars, and a gosh darn package of Wonder bread. Even then you have to consider that the only country that’s worse than the U.S. in child poverty is Romania and that 1-in-4 children go hungry in this, the richest nation in the history of humankind. I’m pretty sure that has more to do with the financial ruin the middle class finds itself in rather than a lack of motivation – or, more likely, instinct – to not die. Shut up, Rush.

9) ?Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?? – The Rush Limbaugh Show, early 1990s.

So basically what he’s saying is that all criminals are black people. Or perhaps he’s saying all black people are criminals. Either way this is not the first time our old friend Rush has been blasted for his latent racism. I think we will all agree that whenever we see somebody, usually a child, imitate their hero it’s cute. Sadly, Rush’s hero was apparently Jim Crow and he’s doing everything in his power to keep the memory of that scumbag alive. However, there is a silver lining here: Rush loves cigars and, as we all know what George Carlin said about cigars.?Therefore, it is reasonable to say via the Fourth Law Of Carlin Logic that Rush loves puffing on big brown…well, you know. It’s also worth noting that according to Federal Bureau Of Prisons website 59.5% of federally held inmates are white. Then again, what are those but simple facts? Shut up, Rush.

8) ?I’m a huge supporter of women. What I’m not is a supporter of liberalism. Feminism is what I oppose. Feminism has led women astray. I love the women’s movement ? especially when walking behind it.? – Fox & Friends, February 3, 2010

Well, I think it’s more than safe to say that Larger Than Most Things Limbaugh thinks he knows exactly where a woman belongs and it isn’t in the office, the factory, the gym; really anywhere men are allowed, he thinks women shouldn’t be there. He thinks women should be subservient to men in every possible fashion and should only be walking ahead of a man so she can be gawked at and objectified by disgusting pigs like him. Shut up, Rush.

7) ?There are more American Indians alive today than there were when Columbus arrived or at any other time in history. Does this sound like a record of genocide?? – See, I Told You So; Rush’s 1993 book

Okay, can I just start this one off by asking a question? Yeah? Good. What kind of a title for a book written by an allegedly grown man is “See, I Told You So”? Say what you will about Al Franken’s “Rush Limbaugh Is A Big, Fat Idiot” but at least, A. ?he’s a comedian, and?B. it’s accurate.

But back on track. You see, right about two years before the pilgrims settled in what would become the United States a plague ravaged North America and killed approximately 95-96% of the native population. Prior to this settling on the continent was incredibly difficult and a famed sailor, Giovanni da Verrazzano, sailed along the east coast and described the landscape as “densely populated” and the native population could have been as high as 100 million according to historians versus the 70 million in Europe. Now, thanks to the Great Government Shutdown of 2013, I can’t directly access the Census information on their current population, but according to this website the 2010 U.S. Census showed a whopping 2.9 million combined American Indians and Alaskan Natives – approximately 0.9 percent of the U.S. population. By mid-2050 those numbers are projected to be 8.6 million for a 2 percent share of the U.S. population. Those pesky facts strike again! Shut up, Rush.

6) ?Cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease. Nothing wrong with saturated fats.? – March 8, 2011

Didn’t you spend time in the hospital in 2009 for chest pains linked to high cholesterol and a poor diet? Shut up, Rush.

5) ?Obama is a clown. You don’t have to be a scientist to know that the President doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he says fossil fuels are the energy of the past. We have more oil than we need. We’ll never run out of it. It’s all we’ve got.? – March 8, 2011

So despite every scientist and geologist on this planet explaining that we only have a finite amount of oil under the surface of this planet, Rush insists that he knows for a fact that it’s an unlimited source of energy. Right,?because if you can trust anyone on the subject of petroleum, it’s a walking pile of methane, right? Shut up, Rush.

4) ?[S]ome people are self-starters, and some people are born lazy. Some people are born victims. Some people are just born to be slaves. Some people are born to put up with somebody else making every decision for them.? – October 8, 2010

Remember when you were in school and you were first taught about the American Dream? About how anyone from any background in any city in any state in American could become a huge success if whatever field they desired? Well forget it, because Rush wants you to know that it doesn’t exist for “some people”. This joke of a man wants you to believe that there is a chance that you’re just one of those people born to be nothing which means you’re beneath him. Hell, even fellow shameless racist Paula Deen disagrees; calling herself “…living proof that the American dream still exists.” The idea that being born in one class doesn’t mean you can’t break through to a higher class is something that the United States of America was based on, Rushy boy. No matter how hateful you are in your heart toward non-whites please stop referencing slavery. And shut up, Rush.

3) ?What is it with all of these young, single white women? Over-educated doesn’t mean intelligent.? – March 6, 2012

Over-educated…doesn’t mean…intelligent… First of all, there is no such thing as “over-educated”. There is, however, such a thing as under-educated and Rush Limbaugh is living, barely breathing proof of that. This was nothing more than yet another attempt to put down women from a man who is openly chauvinistic. All the time he spends cracking wise on strong, courageous women like Michelle Obama or Sandra Fluke is proof positive that Rush feels threatened by them. Why? Because they’re smarter, they work harder, and they are far braver than an upper-class, sheltered, big brown cigar smoking buffoon like he is could ever hope to be. Shut up, Rush.

2) ?The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them.? – who gives a hoot when this was?

As opposed to just, ya’ know, not building any more and destroying what we have? Shut up, Rush.

1) ?When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation.? – Summer, 1994

If anything this embodies what I believe to be the core fear among social conservatives toward homosexuals. The idiotic notion that because a man is gay he a) likes to receive anal intercourse no matter what and b) wants to copulate with every other man that exists on the planet is foolish, uneducated, bigoted, hateful, and just plain stupid. Homosexuals of either gender are just like heterosexuals of either gender meaning they’re either pleasant, respectful people or not?depending entirely on the person as an individual. The idea that people are either one way or another with no middle ground based on who they are naturally attracted to is a dumb, outdated, outmoded idea that has got to go! And thoughts like that won’t go away any time soon so long as people are willing to fork over a reported $400 million to “men” like Rush Limbaugh to spew that brand of nonsense. Rush Limbaugh’s rhetoric is nothing short of hate speech and as such should be classified as terrorism. So please – pretty please with sugar on top – shut up, Rush.


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