Limbaugh Says What You’d Expect About the Tucson Massacre

Yesterday on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh claimed that accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner has the ‘full support’ of Democrats and joked that Democrats had something to do with the Tucson shooting in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) was targeted.

CBS News also reports that Limbaugh said the Democratic Party ‘seeks to profit out of murder’ and that the political left ‘openly wishes for such disaster in order to profit from it.’ A transcript of the program posted to Limbaugh’s website does not include those comments.

Limbaugh also bemoans the criticism of Sarah Palin in the aftermath of the shootings as “insane” and asks if Loughner’s parents are “derelicts” or “did they just draw an unlucky card, get a kid born with mental issues?” Limbaugh repeatedly mentions Lougher’s alleged use of marijuana, saying that “mental health issues like this [are] often caused by drug use.”  More commentary on Limbaugh’s comments at Roll Call.

Limbaugh made his comments two days after Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik criticized the media for spreading “vitriolic rhetoric” that he believed led to Saturday’s tragedy. At least in the short run, the tragedy in Tucson is leading not to more civility in our national political discourse, but—with commentary like this from Limbaugh and Sarah Palin accusing journalists of ‘blood libel‘—I’d say we have taken several, several steps backwards.

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Photo by Gage Skidmore.

206 comments

JACarlton Author
jill c.3 years ago

really? people are still listening to this pig? Maybe it's me but I just hear squealing, farting and snorting... how do you interpret THAT? I don't speak swine... does Muzzy or Pimsleur have tapes or shouldn't I bother? Anyone have any suggestions?

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

Marg Wood
Marg W.4 years ago

John K. You are a coward sending me a message calling me a Crone! translation (a dried up old women!) Just goes to show what an ignorant stupid poor excuse for a human being you are!!!

Susanne R.
Susanne R.4 years ago

The article states: "Limbaugh also bemoans the criticism of Sarah Palin in the aftermath of the shootings as “insane” and asks if Loughner’s parents are “derelicts” or “did they just draw an unlucky card, get a kid born with mental issues?” Limbaugh repeatedly mentions Lougher’s alleged use of marijuana, saying that “mental health issues like this [are] often caused by drug use.”

Actually, it seems to me that Rush's parents "drew an unlucky card and got a kid born with mental issues." I've never seen that much hate and anger contained in one physical presence. It's unlikely that marijuana use would cause anyone to become a cold-blooded murderer. Oxycontin withdrawal, on the other hand...

Suzy F.
Suzy F.4 years ago

“mental health issues like this [are] often caused by drug use.”

That's coming out of the filthy mouth of a confessed drug abuser!

Marg Wood
Marg W.4 years ago

@ Bridget D The part of your brain that thinks for itself is disabled! The rest of it is brainwashed! The Left or Liberals are for civil and human rights equality for all and compassion for their fellow human beings! If you call that promoting hate? I rest my case!

Marg Wood
Marg W.4 years ago

Anyone who agrees with him is promoting racism and bigotry and is no better then he is and I don't care how many millions agree with him they are hate mongers! Not all who listen to him agree with,you can't fight hate if you don't know where it's comming from!

Marg Wood
Marg W.4 years ago

This racist bigot is just plain discusting and so are the people he works for. He is a sociopath! Pure evil!

Mychael Lee
Mychael Lee5 years ago

Everyone knows that Limbaugh is a weak-minded patsy...even the people that stomach his show.