By Thomas Madison
I began listening to Rush Limbaugh in 1989 or 1990. That is where Rush should stay, in the archives, the history books. He has outlived his relevance.
I don’t know what the problem is. Maybe Rush is going the way of the dinosaur and Fox News, and has developed a “NO!-LET-ME-STAY!” complex. That’s the only conclusion I can come to, given his recent behavior.
“I must stay relevant! I must stay relevant,” Rush seems to be screaming to the little guy in his head. It ain’t working, Rush! Retire already. Kahala has a bed and a nurse waiting for you.
Responding to an interview of Donald Trump by CNN’s Jake Tapper, Rush took several Trump statements, twisted them, and then presented them as fact. Remember when they used to do that to you, Rush? Did you like it? Yeah, I didn’t think so. What a hypocrite!
About halfway through the interview, Tapper asked The Donald, “The question from the Anti-Defamation League is, even if you don’t know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say, unequivocally, you condemn them and you don’t want their support?”
WTF! He never identifies “these groups and individuals,” yet expects a concrete yes or no response.
Trump correctly replied, “Well, I have to look at the group, I mean I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I’d have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them and certainly I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong.
“OK. I mean I’m just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here,” claimed Tapper.
Tapper is either a liar or a very poor interviewer. Neither of those is a good thing. He began the interview speaking about the Anti-Defamation League, David Duke, “other white supremacists,” and “these groups and individuals.” Hell, he had me confused, even after rerunning the video a dozen times. Imagine what it was like being asked that in a live television interview. Exactly what and who the hell are you talking about, Tapper?
Then Tapper ends the interview claiming he was only talking about David Duke and the KKK all along.
Now, here is where Rushbo is out to lunch. Following are excerpts, nary a one taken out of context, from Rush’s monologue regarding the alleged monster, Donald Trump, who is pile driving Rush’s wet dream, Senor Canadian Cruz, in nearly all the polls.
Said Limbaugh, “Everybody is stunned over Trump. Nobody understands how Trump is still breathing. Nobody understands how Trump’s still pulling this off.”
Really, Rush? You are that out of touch? Here, let me help you out. I know how busy you are, with golf and all. By the way, have you played with Obama yet? I mean on the golf course. Pardon my digression.
You seriously don’t know why Trump is still breathing? Really?! Did you get a load of yesterday’s Trump rally in Madison, Alabama? I reckon not. Otherwise you would know why Trump is “still pulling this off.” BECAUSE AMERICAN PATRIOTS LOVE THE GUY!!!! He is the one candidate saying the things real patriots are starving to hear, not bullshit, blah-blah rhetoric and meaningless platitudes, the sort of which is spoken by Jeb Bush and your wet dream, Senor Canadian Cruz, and apparently which is being gobbled up hook, line, and sinker by Rush Limbaugh.
Here is why “Trump is still breathing.” Over 35,000 red-blooded American patriots showed up Sunday, in Madison, Alabama at a 20,000 capacity football stadium, and jammed themselves in, shoulder to shoulder, to hear The Donald promise to “Make America Great Again.” Here you go, Rush, watch it. I swear it will do you good…. Trump in Madison, AL
Next, Rush charges, “I guess the latest brouhaha with Trump is, he was on CNN with Jake Tapper yesterday, and he tried to act like he didn’t know who David Duke was, and he would not denounce David Duke nor would he denounce the Ku Klux Klan.”
Here are Trump’s words just two days earlier, Rushbo: “I didn’t even know he endorsed me. David Duke endorsed me? OK, alright. I disavow, OK?”
So, let me get this straight, Rush. After all you have been through with mainstream media misrepresentation, you would do that to someone else? What a hypocritical scumbag you are!
Trump disavowed David Duke’s endorsement two days ago. How often is enough for you and Jake Tapper? Should he disavow Duke on a more frequent basis for you to be satisfied? How about once a day? Maybe Trump can start every day with a press conference denouncing David Duke and whoever else you and Jake find appropriate. I know, how about once an hour? How about if The Donald disavows the Duke endorsement at the beginning of every public appearance? Would that make you happy? Of course not! You are now the yellow journalist that you despised 20 years ago.
I won’t torture my audience by going further with Rush’s hypocritical bullshit. What I have critiqued so far is just from the first paragraph of his ridiculous monologue. If you would like to see more, you can find the transcript here on Rush’s website.
Yo, Rush, I heard Louis Farrakhan praised you, and you haven’t denounced Farrakhan yet. WTF is the matter with you, you un-American, communist dirtbag?!
That’s exactly how you are treating Donald Trump. How do you like it?