Rush to Judgment
Leave it to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh to take something as tragic as the death of beloved actor Robin Williams and spin it into something both political and ridiculous. Here’s what he had to say on Tuesday’s broadcast:
“He had it all but he had nothing. Made everybody else laugh but was miserable inside. I mean, it fits a certain picture or a certain image that the left has. Talk about low expectations and general unhappiness and so forth.”
Basically, this bloated gas-bag said people on the left side of the political spectrum—namely Democrats—are pessimistic, dark and sad. “They’re always angry about something. No matter what they get, they’re always angry.”
Limbaugh even claimed to know why Williams killed himself: he felt guilty to still be alive while friends like Christopher Reeve, Andy Kaufman and John Belushi had already passed.
“He could never get over the guilt that they died and he didn’t. Well, that is a constant measurement that is made by political leftists when judging the country.”
Of course, one could argue that those on the right only care about money, corporations and the elimination of all minorities and fringe groups—like homosexuals—but that’s beside the point, isn’t it Rush? We all know Republicans are perfect and were sent here by God himself to show the rest of us the true path to righteousness… or in Rush’s case, self-righteousness.
What I find hilarious about all this is that what little research exists regarding politics and suicide rates flies in the face of Limbaugh’s outrageous claims. One study published last year found that suicide rates are higher in states that have high rates of gun ownership and that frequently vote Republican. Suicide rates also tend to rise while Republican presidents are in office, but drop once Democrats enter the White House.
None of this comes as much of a surprise to me, of course. I considered suicide nearly every day that George W. Bush was in office. However, Rush should probably do his homework before making jackass statements like these in the future. Better yet, the media should ignore this crazy bastard because honestly, most of what comes out of him is complete horse shit. And judging from his plump physique, he is obviously full of it.
Posted on August 13, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, current-events, entertainment, funny, humor, news, perspectives, politics, Robin Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Suicide. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.