Weiner-gate is in full bloom and no one likes a Democratic sex scandal like conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh; but it’s likely that the EIB team is interviewing for a new screener after a called last week reminded Limbaugh of his own .. ah, poor judgment.
Limbaugh was detained in 2006 returning from the Dominican Republic with 29 100-mg Viagra tablets. The DR is a know destination for sex tourism. The prescription for the little blue pills was not in Limbaugh’s name, and even if we believe his doctor that the pills weren’t in his name to protect his privacy, isn’t 29 tablets a bit much for a weekend trip?
Here’s the exchange with the caller last week:
Rush: Starting in Arlington Virginia this is Seth. Welcome sir, nice to have you on the EIB network, hello.
“Seth”: Thank you Rush. I’m lookin’ at this and I’m seeing two adults exchanging … well, actually seven if there were six women … exchanging pictures in a consentual way. And i guess it’s none of my business. It was none of the reporter’s business. It’s none of anybody else’s business. How is this different … I mean you’re talking about how “smart” everybody is, you talk about how smart you are every day … but, how is this different from you going to, you know the sexual tourist destination of Dominican Republic with a bottle of viagra and having that sprayed all over the headlines? How did you like that? Why is this different?
Rush: Well, but … what you describe about me isn’t true. And I guess what you’re suggesting here is that getting caught having sex affairs is only stupid when Republicans do it.
“Seth”: No, what I said ..
Rush (who by now has killed Seth’s call): No, this … you know you are, you’re repeating internet rumors based in hatred and misinformation and typical brainlessness on the left. NONE of that took place. But it’s people like you who present the rest of us with the greatest challenge we have in saving the country. Because general, glittering jewels of collosol ignorance like you, and your hate-filled partisanship are primarily responsible. People just like you are primarily responsible for the precarious poisition this great nation finds itself in. Because you can’t be counted on for genuine, decent citizenship. You can’t be counted on to protect this country when it’s under assault internally. You seek your jollies in false victories over your political enemies while your country is in the process of going down in flames. Its people like you that try to make excuses for reprobates like Weiner, and Clinton and so forth while immersing yourself in lies to make yourself feel good that present a problem for the rest of us. Feel sorry for ya. You’re probably capable of much more than you’re immersing yourself in. I gotta take a brief time out, we’ll come back, we’ll continue … right after this.
Let’s go back to the claim I bolded that “None of that took place.”
In a word, bull.
Here’s a link to a handwritten statement to authorities provided by Limbaugh himself. So while Limbaugh is certainly taking enjoying in the actions of Rep. Anthony Weiner, where was he in calling for the ouster of elected Republicans in actual sex scandals?
Democratic leaders have called on Rep. Weiner to resign. The GOP party leadsership has called on Weiner to resign. I think he should too. But where were the GOP and the conservative radio talking heads when it came to Larry Craig and John Ensign?
State Rep. Don Wagner once quizzed me on the radio programs and TV shows I watched. I told him I did listen to Limbaugh’s show. Wagner said, “Rush tells the truth. It’s not the truth you want to hear.” Except when Limbaugh lied as he did.