I seriously thought this was a joke when I first read the headline. And then I proceeded to read the entire article with my hands gripping themselves into tighter and tighter balls to the point that I my nails created deep indents in my palm that didn’t disappear for a solid five minutes.
You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.
Read the whole thing and be horrified, or just some of the excerpts below (and still be horrified):
Apparently sensing an opportunity to tarnish President Obama’s standing with listeners who were unaware of the suffering caused by the African rebels who call themselves the Lord’s Resistance Army, Rush Limbaugh responded to the president’s deployment of 100 military advisers to combat the group in central Africa on Friday in a segment of his radio show headlined, “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians.”
[…] He said: Now, up until today, most Americans have never heard of the combat Lord’s Resistance Army. And here we are at war with them. Have you ever heard of Lord’s Resistance Army, Dawn? How about you, Brian? Snerdley, have you? You never heard of Lord’s Resistance Army? Well, proves my contention, most Americans have never heard of it, and here we are at war with them. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. It means God.
Just because you’re an ignorant asshat, Rush (and apparently so is your staff), doesn’t mean everyone in America is, but sure.
“They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And Obama has sent troops, United States troops, to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them. So that’s a new war, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda.”
According to the transcipt on his Web site, near the end of Friday’s radio segment, Mr. Limbaugh said: “Is that right? The Lord’s Resistance Army is being accused of really bad stuff? Child kidnapping, torture, murder, that kind of stuff? Well, we just found out about this today. We’re gonna do, of course, our due diligence research on it. But nevertheless we got a hundred troops being sent over there to fight these guys — and they claim to be Christians.”
Yeah. Awesome. Even if most Americans haven’t heard of the LRA, they still have the ability to do proper Google searches. Way to do any sort of research on this you shitforbrainsoversizedbaboon. ACK!
I’m sorry, that was a little harsh of a comparison. For baboons.
I really can’t say it any better than Matt Yglesias, quoted in the article:
In response to Mr. Limbaugh’s defense of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Matthew Yglesias, who blogs for the liberal Think Progress site, quoted from a Human Rights Watch report detailing a brutal attack by the group. Mr. Yglesias argued: “I think reasonable people can disagree as to whether or not chasing a relatively small band of depraved mass murderers around Central Africa is a reasonable thing for American military personnel to be doing. But let’s make no mistake — these are depraved mass murderers.”
So yeah. There’s that.
This reached levels of offensive that I didn’t think even Limbaugh was capable of. Touché, Rush, Touché.
Sorry, no pithy MS Paint pictures on this one. Just rage.
Updated: An article on Kos gives an update on Rush’s response (aka, nothing) yesterday:
So due diligence was called for, says Limbaugh. Would that due diligence actually be done, and would it result in an apology or even so much as a clarification by Limbaugh? Apparently not. On Tuesday’s show, Limbaugh did deal with the issue, in the form of responding to Sen. Jim Inhofe, who had criticized Limbaugh for his characterizations of the issue. Limbaugh’s only response was to tease his staff as to whether or not they would ever have thought they would be entered into the Congressional Record for not having heard of it. He did concede, albeit glancingly, that he was “misinformed”, but the clear implication was that he was “misinformed” as to whether 100 troops sent to Uganda constituted a war: he made no apparent mention of being “misinformed” as to whether this cultist-led army of thugs and murderers was perhaps not the side to be supporting, in a choice between them and the much-hated Barack Obama.