Column - It’s time for to America to drop Limbaugh
Published: Monday, March 5, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 07:03
Rush Limbaugh is a living, breathing cancer in our society.
His toxic rhetoric not only poisons the minds of young, impressionable individuals, it reaffirms the completely delusional extreme-right wing advocates that already exist.
For those fortunate enough to not know who Limbaugh is, he's a diabolical radio personality who makes a living purporting destructive sensationalism as legitimate political and social commentary.
If you were going to classify Limbaugh as a half-empty or half-full kind of guy, you'd have to just call him a 6-foot hole in the glass kind of guy, because the man can absolutely find the negative in everything.
Although sometimes he has faced some repercussions in the past for his useless controversy, he's been able to sustain his propagandist career, for the most part.
For example, Limbaugh was forced to resign from ESPN in 2003 for racist comments about quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Less than a week later, he admitted to being a prescription drug addict; this came after he consistently decreed that "too many whites are getting away with drug use ... Too many whites are getting away with drug sales ... The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them, and send them up the river, too."
Limbaugh, unsurprisingly, hasn't spent a day in jail for any drug-related crimes.
Since his admitted drug problem nearly 10 years ago, some people actually think Limbaugh has become more level-headed since then, more down to earth.
Let me assure you, Limbaugh is still the same old delusional extremist hypocrite.
Here are just a few of Limbaugh's greatest quotes:
"Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it."
"They oughta change Black History Month to Black Progress Month and start measuring it."
"The ocean will take care of this on its own if it [oil from BP spill] was left alone and left out there. It's natural. It's as natural as the ocean water is."
"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. 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."
"She comes to me when she wants to be fed. And after I feed her – guess what – she's off to wherever she wants to be in the house, until the next time she gets hungry. She's smart enough to know she can't feed herself. She's actually a very smart cat. She gets loved. She gets adoration. She gets petted. She gets fed. And she doesn't have to do anything for it, which is why I say this cat's taught me more about women, than anything my whole life."
Radical sexism has always been a staple of Limbaugh's commentary, but recently he took it to another level and caught the national media's attention when he referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a "sl-t" and a "prostitute" following her congressional testimony concerning the government's involvement in providing contraception to women in economic peril.
"What does it say about the college co-ed (Sandra) Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says she must be paid to have sex?" Limbaugh said. "What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex."
These statements from Limbaugh are a classic representation of how reprehensible and ignorant he can be.
It's blatant that this pathetic excuse for a human being has literally based his entire existence in this world on construing ignorant, racist and sexist comments in order to stir the pot and create controversy – contributing absolutely nothing positive to society.
Not only does Limbaugh consistently and completely miss the point in its entirety, he compounds this glaring ignorance by assuming that he's simply never wrong.
But after these latest comments, it's become apparent that Limbaugh's stock has actually taken a noticeable hit.
Limbaugh has lost nine sponsors in less than a week's time, and as long as the reasonable public continues to take notice, Limbaugh's airtime could be dramatically reduced.
I want to be clear about something, though. Obviously, Limbaugh should not be censored. It's our first amendment right to be able to speak our minds, no matter how outrageous, vulgar or obtuse our opinions might be.
Does that mean we should, at the same time, support this negative propagandist's messages and the sponsors that continue to remain faithful to him?
Conversely, it's absolutely prudent that America collectively acknowledges how nefarious and counterproductive Limbaugh's rhetoric has been over the years.
One day, his widely offensive and inflammatory comments will ultimately be disregarded and not be given credence by anyone – until then, he will continue to spew his incompetent and hate-infused remarks.