Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rush Limbaugh: Aging American Women Should Be Forced to Wear Burqas

Via Digby:

Rush Limbaugh said this on his show yesterday about Hillary Clinton and her possible presidency:

So the question is this: Will Americans want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?


Roll that around in your mind for awhile. Let it foam up on your shoreline. Let it sink in.

Will Americans want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?


No, really. You haven't absorbed it yet. You have to hold it up, let the light shine through it.

Will Americans want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?


Overlay it with an image of your mother, or your grandmother, or your wife - or your young daughter.

Will Americans want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?


Can we stand such a hideous spectacle? Should we be made to? Is America not better than this? More decent? More modern?

Shouldn't she be covered up?

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Note: Limbaugh is a coward, so he of course built himself what he thinks is an escape hatch for this story:

Now, I want to preface this by saying I know it's going to get out there. Media Matters is going to get hold of this and they're going to take it all out of context.


It's what he did with the Donavan McNabb story. It's what he does with much of what he puts out there. "They took me out of context!" No, that's not true. It's entirely his context. (Well, with a little help from Matt Drudge, as he says.) It's his question. It's his perspective. It didn't fall out of the sky. It's Limbaugh's. He's just way too much of a coward to admit it.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Read the trascript, it is out of context.
www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_121707/content/01125114.guest.html

Little Thom said...

Hilarious. Consider it this way: Limbaugh puts out a story, saying, "Does America want to see someone kill Barack Obama? I'm not saying it's right, but I'm just saying that I can take this little piece of information over here about how Americans hate Muslim terrorists, and make it somehow seem related to Barack Obama, and take this little piece of information about how racism and even violent racism is still very much alive in our country, and then say that that logically leads to the question: "Does America want to see someone kill Barack Obama? Of course they'l take me out of context..."

It's not that hard to think you're way out of Limbaugh's little box, if you really want to.

Little Thom said...

Also, to believe such "out of context" idiocy you'd also have to ignore a Limbaugh-sized elephant in the room: It's Limbaugh - talking about Hillary Clinton. Are you stupid enough to think that he's coming from a place of neutrality about HRC?