Scrolling through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter has been interesting. Telling. If you're mourning the loss of this man, you may want to reevaluate just about everything in your life, especially your character and conscience.
The conservative right is in mourning over Rush Limbaugh's death and the liberal left is celebrating. Guess where I stand? And here's why...
The following are actual, verified quotes from Limbaugh. There are several quotes making the rounds attributed to him and based on his comments, they're completely believable since he is an admitted racist and homophobe, but I'm only including those that are actually verified.
“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” - Transcript of his radio show on 19 January 2007
To a female black caller: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.” - Rush Limbaugh acknowledged making these statements in a 1990 Newsday article
Despite the fact Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law school, Limbaugh has called him an ‘affirmative action candidate.’ Limbaugh repeatedly played a song on his radio show ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ using an antiquated Jim Crow era term for Black people. - any number of his archived radio broadcasts
“I think the guy’s wrong. I think not only it was racism, it was justifiable racism. I mean, that’s the lesson we’re being taught here today. ... We need segregated buses — This is Obama’s America.” - September 18, 2009
“If homosexuality being inborn is what makes it acceptable, why does racism being inborn not make racism acceptable?” - September 18, 2009
“Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do — let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.” - The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh's Assault on Reason, by John K. Wilson
"When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it's an invitation." - The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh's Assault on Reason, by John K. Wilson
"Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society." - Sacramento Union article by Limbaugh in 1988
"Rush Limbaugh mocked Eric Garner's death, Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease, RBG's cancer diagnosis, Kurt Cobain, [and drug addicts while being an addict himself] people who died of AIDS, feminists, Civil Rights activists, and Native Americans. That's his legacy." - James Morrison
Limbaugh had a segment called 'AIDS Update' set to music where he mocked dying and dead gay people with bells and horns, celebrating their deaths. - 1990s
"Gays deserved their fate." Limbaugh, LA Times, 1998
"I think it's time to get rid of this whole National Basketball Association. Call it the TBA, the Thug Basketball Association, and stop calling them teams. Call 'em gangs." - His radio show, 2004
Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she publicly advocated for universal contraception coverage, - NPR, 2012
The world is a better place without this man in it. Full stop.