Rush Limbaugh Blames Horrific Ohio Kidnapping on Welfare & Obama -- Naturally!

rush limbaughBy now, pretty much the entire country is uncomfortably, devastatingly aware of what went on in Ariel Castro's. You'd think it would be impossible to not be completely beside yourself hearing about how three women -- Amanda, Michelle, and Gina -- spent 10 years living a nightmare that the adjectives horrific and inhumane don't even begin to describe. Unless you're Rush Limbaugh, that is. Ol' Rush, it seems, doesn't believe in paying attention to the details of news stories. He just hears the general gist before drawing wide-sweeping, wacked-out, totally tone deaf conclusions ...

Like how apparently, the Ohio kidnap victims must've been part of a welfare scam, because that's what the deal was in a recent episode of Hawaii Five-O that Rush watched ... Yup. And "double welfare benefits if one of the women has a baby,” he declared, reminding listeners one of the victims had a baby. Oh, and wait wait! It's all Obama's fault, too! (Of course it is.)

Yep, Rush also believes the Castro brothers probably voted for President Obama. Because, after all, Cleveland went to the POTUS in the last election. Oh. My. Dear. Lord.

I'm having a hard time understanding how/why this sad excuse for a radio show host (and man, for that matter) still has an audience. Because this is isn't just absolutely unbelievable. It's sick and beyond STUPID. What on earth does any of this drivel he's spewing have to do with what really happened to these young women? Doesn't he -- or at least his producers and advertisers -- realize how disgusting and ignorant it sounds for him to be shooting his mouth off about something he a.) openly admits he has no idea about and b.) an extremely sensitive, developing story he has no idea about?

Seriously, how this guy maintains any shred of credibility or a mic to speak into is beyond comprehension. He's basically a parody of himself at this point. It's like he's just pullling headlines from Google News and starting a mad lib-esque rave out about 'em, inserting an anti-Obama remark here, a misogynistic snark there. I'd like to say it's a joke, but really, considering what he attempted to comment on here, it's safe to say no one's laughing.

What do you make of Rush's remarks?

 

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nonmember avatar Laura S.

A significant portion of Rush's audience is made up of people like Maressa who clearly love to listen to his show. Simple solution----stop listening to his show.

CAP1015 CAP1015

While I agree with you that Rush's comments are not only insensative, inane and make him sound like a complete lunatic, you also write a blog for a site that allows Kate Gosselin to do the same thing each week.  She lies, writes beyond badly and uses this site to sell her cookbook and use veiled requests for grifts.


If you are upset look to the business model that only seeks hits/listeners regardless of what the actual product is.

nonmember avatar zach

Rush Limbaugh is a big fucking idiot.

bills... billsfan1104

Lmao at Maressa the hypocrite. Maressa provides a link to MSNBC, where every single one of their hosts blamed white right winged conservatives for the Boston bombing. And even a liberal blogger prayed it was a republican. The difference is that Limbaugh does it to piss people like you off Maressa, where liberals who blamed a conservative for the bombings were serious.

Serab... Serabelle

While my political beliefs do fall further on the conservative side, people like this man are the reason that republicans gets a bad reputation. He spouts off all the time about the sanctity of marriage, and how gays shouldn't be held equal, yet he's been divorced 3-4 times! This man does not represent my political beliefs, he is a disgusting, woman hating, biggot racist pig. I don't see how he has any credibility at all.

pippi311 pippi311

Rush Limbaugh has got to be clinically insane. That is the only explanation for his stupidity.

MamaD... MamaDV1012

Just another example of what Limbaugh actually said taken out of context and misconstrued to say something he never even said.  SMH.  He's an easy target and people believe anything negative about him without actually taking the time to find out the truth.  Do a small amount of research first before forming an opinion. 

fleur... fleurdelys3110

As ridiculous as some of Limbaugh's comments are, people like Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow make him look like a genius!

nonmember avatar Zach

^Rachel Maddow IS a genius! She is the best one on TV. Always calm and reasonable, extremely intelligent, and a good sense of humor. I would vote for her for president before I'd vote for any of the other clowns we've nominated in the past 8 years.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

@Zach -- HAHAHAHA. If you believe what Maddow says, you're even more gullible and foolish than she is. End of discussion.

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