Radio windbag Rush Limbaugh has built a career on finding something to complain about, and our current President has been a favorite target, which is understandable. Limbaugh is a conservative and his job is to put down the opposition. He does a darned good job at it, right or (mostly) wrong.
But apparently Limbaugh has had a change of heart about President Obama, and he now must think the President has powers far beyond those of mortal man. Powers the like of which we have not seen since Biblical days. The other day Limbaugh claimed that the earthquake that devastated Haiti “played directly into Obama’s hands.”
Now, personally I don’t think President Obama is any better or worse than most of the other men who have held his office. He’s a politician, so how good can he be, right? But I had no idea that the President could rally the forces of nature to further his political agenda! Can he part the sea and walk on water too? I’m impressed!
Limbaugh went on to say that the President is using the tragedy in Haiti to enhance his standing with minorities in this country and around the world. So I guess that when President George W. Bush sent aid to Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Philippines last year after typhoons devastated that region, he was trying to make himself look good in the Pacific Rim? In 2008, the United States sent supplies and rescue workers to Haiti, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, in the wake of hurricanes that tore through those countries, because it was all a part of Bush’s plan to gain support in the Caribbean. In 2005, the United States sent $100,000 in aid to Mexico after Hurricane Wilma. Aha! Another Bush plan to win favor south of the border? And it worked! Look how many of them have been streaming across the border to thank us! How about the Marshall Plan way back in 1948-1952, when our country helped rebuild western Europe following World War II? What was that sneaky President Truman up to there?
Does everything have to be a conspiracy? If a Boy Scout helps an old lady across the street, is he getting ready to push her in front of a bus so he can steal her purse? Can’t anything anybody ever does be just what it looks like, and not some evil plot?
Isn’t it possible that in every case I mentioned here, as well as all of the other times our country has stepped up to the plate to help others in need, just as we are doing now, that it could be that it’s because that’s the kind of people we are? Compassionate people who just want to help?
Limbaugh’s remarks drew criticism from folks on both the left and the right who think he went too far this time. Of course, nothing fazes a guy with an ego like his. When a caller voiced his criticism over Limbaugh’s comments, the talk show host shot back that the caller was a blockhead, and a close-minded bigot.
Wow, that’s kind of like a guy my size calling somebody chubby!
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