Rush Limbaugh was in rare form this week, while he used his radio show to bash Democrats for the tragedy that happened Saturday morning in Tucson, which left 6 people dead and 14 people gravely wounded.
Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot point-blank in the head by 22 year old Jared Lee Loughner, who was wrestled to the ground by several people at a public meet-and-greet in front of a Tucson Safeway.
Evidently, Limbaugh feels that Democrats are glad about the horrific event, because they have been warning for two years that hate-speech has consequences that could lead to violent acts. So, he thinks they wanted this as justification.
“They have been just wishing for this…they have been wishing for this, as a means of support for the president to shore up his base,” said Limbaugh, who went on to say that leading Democrats have been meeting with the president to figure out how they can use the situation to their advantage.
Limbaugh did not offer any proof, nor did he offer any names and he did not offer any thing to substantiate his wildly unjustified and conspiratorial opinion.
Rush blamed the Pima County Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, for “attacking” him, because the sheriff said that tyrannical, anti-government hate-speech in politics the past two years has a bearing on such tragic events.
Limbaugh called Sheriff Dupnik “foolish”.
The conservative talk show host was clearly on the defensive, when he said, “the sheriff should be trying to lock up the nuts, instead of making excuses for them.”
Sheriff Dupnik responded in a Tuesday afternoon interview by saying extremist political rhetoric can cause mentally unstable people to cross over the edge and media talking heads should be mindful of their words.
Dupnick talked about how Rep. Gabby Gifford’s Tea Party opponent held a campaign BBQ and invited everyone there to shoot semi-automatic weapons at unknown targets.
“I’m tired of all the crap that goes on (conservative diatribes),” Dupick said. “Anyone with half a brain, who has been watching events the past two years, can see that hate-speech is done on purpose by one party. The party that benefits the most from making citizens mad at the government.”
Sheriff Dupnick, who is a good friend of Rep. Gabby Giffords, was referring to rhetoric controlled by Republicans, Tea Party conservatives, and the likes of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly.
Indignant to the core, Limbaugh, Palin, Beck, Hannity, and O’Reilly have been trying to white-wash any of their actions and deny that their anti-government, reload comments, and Obama hating tirades could possibly influence a vulnerable and unstable individual to take their words literally.
Not to be outdone in the land of asinine fantasy and exaggeration, O’Reilly chimed in:
“I blame the far left thugs for politicizing the tragedy. The left loons are loosing, so they have to accuse people of being accessories to murder.”
To publically accuse the Democrats of “wishing” for such a tragic event to happen, is a new low for Rush Limbaugh. But he doesn’t have to answer to anyone.
Limbaugh’s brand of red meat and dog whistle rhetoric is exactly what his audience expects and what he gets paid millions of dollars to deliver—no matter how untrue, absurd, or despicable it is.
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