Rush Limbaugh: Jared Loughner Has 'Full Support' Of Democratic Party
Speaking on his radio show Tuesday, Limbaugh said that Loughner was getting the exact attention that he wanted:
(Actually, the truth is that Limbaugh is getting the attention he so desperately craves. Why else would he utter such asininity? It's always about him. Poor Limbaugh
"What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He's sitting there in jail. He knows what's going on, he knows that...the Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he's just a victim. He's the latest in a never-ending parade of victims brought about by the unfairness of America...this guy clearly understands he's getting all the attention and he understands he's got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything that they can to make sure he's not convicted of murder - but something lesser."
RUSH LIMBAUGH, DOING A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING AMERICANS AT EACH OTHERS' THROATS.
MAKING STUPID COMMENTS ON A NATIONAL TRAGEDY KEEPS HIS BANK ACCOUNT FAT, AND MAKES HIM PART OF THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION.
Steve Benen of Washington Monthly:
"No one could possibly believe this garbage. It's idiotic gibberish, disconnected from reality on multiple levels.
But here's the follow up for any Republican willing to answer: do you agree with Rush Limbaugh's assessment? Do you believe Democrats have offered their "full support" to a gunman who killed six innocent people and tried to assassinate a Democratic congresswoman? Is the GOP also convinced that Democrats want to ensure the killer's acquittal?
Or, for once in their lives, will Republicans have the guts and decency to say, "No, I think Rush Limbaugh is wrong"?
From Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish:
The Poison Of Limbaugh
11 Jan 2011 04:31 pm Very very very few people have contributed more poison and hatred and extremism to the culture than Rush Limbaugh. As every single conservative commentator joins ranks in calling the Tucson assassination a completely apolitical act, and as the right discovers that there is no connection whatever between political culture and political acts, we get this:
"What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country."Again, the statement is so offensive and absurd one has to pinch oneself to believe someone actually said that about a mass murderer. No one has said something that crudely partisan about Loughner and the GOP. So this is actually a classic example of what some of us have long been worried about in "conservative" discourse. Limbaugh is not mainstream, you say? National Review just approvingly reprints excerpts from Limbaugh's show. He is untouchable; and his tone will not change.
All Americans of good will should shun this demagogue and the filthy anti-American rot he promotes each day.