I think we all knew that Rush Limbaugh’s journey into bilious booshwah about the earthquake in Haiti wasn’t over with his pronouncement earlier this week. Yesterday he not only stood by his conviction that President Obama is helping Haiti for political reasons, he told one caller, “April” from Paducah, Kentucky, that he was right to say so and wouldn’t back down.
What I’m illustrating here is that you’re a blockhead. What I’m illustrating here is that you’re a closed-minded bigot who is ill-informed. … And if you had listened to this program for a modicum of time you would know it. But instead you’re a blockhead. You’re mind is totally closed. You have tampons in your ears.
It’s probably an exercise in rhetorical questions to ask, “Why Does This Person Still Have a Job?” because the usual answer is that his audience eats it up and he knows that this is what they expect from him. So the next question would be at what point does his audience finally say “Enough!”? To quote the immortal Joseph Welch speaking to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
But I think we know his answer.