9 Vilest Right-Wing Moments This Week: Limbaugh Pits Himself Against Abducted Nigerian Girls
“They’re not our girls”… and more horrific commentary.
May 17, 2014 |
- Rush Limbaugh: The Nigerian girls aren’t “our” girls… and other atrocities.
Despicable, human-shaped being Rush Limbaugh went full-on evil this week when he decided to mock the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign to bring attention to the school girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
Why? What could possibly be partisan or controversial about wanting to help more than 200 girls kidnapped by radical Islamists and sold as sex slaves and wives?
Well, Michelle Obama held up a #BringBackOurGirls sign—that could be part of it.
“Look at her,” Rush snarled at a picture of Mrs. Obama, “looking all sad.” Also looking sad about the missing girls was Malala, the heroic Pakistani girl who nearly died because she insisted on getting an education. Jesus Christ himself would be ridiculed by Limbaugh if he sided with the Obamas on anything.
Also, Limbaugh felt the need to point out that the Nigerian girls are not “our” girls, so… maybe we shouldn’t care about them so much.
Of course, Limbaugh was deeply offensive on a variety of topics this week, including an assertion that this generation is “the most racist, and the most sexist” ever, because Obama was elected, and Hillary might be. But pitting himself against Malala pretty much took the cake. It prompted Jon Stewart to start a #f*@ckyourush campaign against the hater he aptly described as the “quivering rage heap who is apparently desperately trying to extinguish any remaining molecule of humanity that might still reside in the Chernobyl-esque superfund clean-up site that was his soul.”
And that’s on a good day.
- Laura Ingraham: Nigerian girls were kidnapped because, Benghazi.
As the world now knows, schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria. Their cause has become a rallying cry around the world. For Fox Newsian Laura Ingraham, this can only mean one thing: Benghazi. Also, Benghazi. It’s like a buzzing sound, a compulsive tic she just has to blurt out… constantly. Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. During a show this week, she interrupted her guest, who seemed to be actually discussing the situation in Nigeria, to say: “I think part of the problem here is that we have a dead American ambassador, and no one in custody… not to go back to Benghazi.”
That’s good that she didn’t go back to Benghazi when it had nothing to do with the topic at hand.
There, she said it. Benghazi.
- Marco Rubio shifts from climate change denialism to pseudo-science about abortion.
Last weekend the junior senator from Florida said he doesn’t believe human activity causes climate change or that we can do anything to change it. This did not play well anywhere, especially in his home state of Florida, which will be under water soon because of rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming.
So by midweek he changed the subject to his oh-so-scientific views about abortion. “Let me give you a bit of settled science that they’ll never admit to,” he told Sean Hannity Wednesday. “The science is settled, it’s not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life begins at conception. I hope the next time someone wags their finger about science, they’ll ask one of these leaders on the left: ‘Do you agree with the consensus of science that human life begins at conception?’”
In fact, it seems highly unlikely that Marco Rubio has ever met a scientist, as “life” and “conception” in the context of abortion are subjective and quasi-religious terms. As Irin Carmon of MSNBC wrote, “The rights of a blastocyst, embryo or fetus compared to the pregnant woman aren’t up to scientists; they’re subjective, based on personal, religious, or political commitments. But it’s ironic that Rubio should mention science and abortion. He and his fellow Republicans have passed numerous laws restricting women’s health with stated rationales that directly contravene scientific or medical consensus.”