Do you know why AM radio was invented? Do people even listen to the AM frequency of radio anymore? Of course, we all know that people still do but on the one setting that barely is clear most of the time, a movement against free thinking America has brewed and is now out of control. This new and first entry to American Opiate might only talk of one all-talk and no action jackass, but the point of the entry can be extended to all of them.
Rush Limbaugh: A notable and well known pundit that has made a career of putting his opinion on the air waves for over 2 decades. First glances he may appear to be your typical run of the mill fat-ass loudmouth and you would be right. The best part about unbearable conservatives, one can totally judge a book by its cover (example being Ann Coulter totally looking like a bitch and acting the look perfectly), no one embodies the symbol and appearance of the overpaid, overfed, no working, criminal for a profit stereotype quite like him.
His contributions to the right have been more than just shaking the hive of already pissed off Americans that don't make nearly as much financially as he does, he also has spawned other imitators like the aforementioned Coulter. Meanwhile, he laughs his way to the bank while Americans buy his books, listen to his show, or do whatever his bidding may be while their own lives continue to circle the drain. Big businesses sponsor his show and it doesn't matter to him whether the product matters to him or not. Its like listening to an abusive husband read the paper for the Sleep Number bed he got for free.
I would hope that most of the American public is aware that this guy, Limbaugh, isn't for real. He isn't a good conservative nor a good American. He has lied to his followers that religiously listen to his Excellence in Broadcasting show by being completely hypocritical to everything he says. This first entry to American Opiate is here to serve the reader by reminding you that many of these pundit heroes (mainly conservative) don't care about the crumbling state of the union, they just want your money. I'm not here to be a pundit hero; I am here to ask the question of whether or not we should put our country into the hands of people that hate freedom and love rules instead.
Rush has an entire executive profile of hypocritical sins that he would totally toast a liberal for without forethought. It seems he follows the Richard Nixon way of life in that if HE does something bad than its not illegal. The worst of it, his loyal listeners just take it and never make him answer for these crimes.
Let me paint you a picture: You: an average Joe Plumber, Joe Sixpack, or Joe Whatever-else-you-do-on-sunday-besides-beat-your-kid, illegally obtain oxycontin pain pills and you have an uncontrollable addiction to them, you're sick and have a problem. This is a case of similar proportions to being a heroin addict or a crack whore; you are under the influence of a drug and you cannot kick it on your own. You don't deserve jail time just for buying and doing the drugs, you need to be rehabilitated because you are killing yourself. Suicidal people get similar treatment, stand at the ledge of a building and you'll see. But don't tell that to Rush, he'll make an entire broadcast about how you need to be shipped away or thrown in jail, perhaps even sent out of the country. If you don't want to believe me or don't remember because you are still a member of his herd- read on:
"What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use, too many whites are getting away with drug sales, too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too" (Oct. 5, 1995, The Rush Limbaugh Show transcript).
Rush, stick to your guns or give the people who paid you their money back.
The Limbaugh argument for stricter drug laws became totally void in 2003 when he announced that he was being sent off to rehab for being a pillhead. It gets worse. His housekeeper was helping him by exchanging cigar boxes full of cash for cigar boxes full of pills. I guess in the world of rich-dick conservatives, this is like blowing guys behind dumpsters for crack rocks.
If there is another thing that Rush is most notable for it is talking shit and then apologizing. This isn't of course because he regrets saying what he said, its because he doesn't want to lose sponsors. He apologized for calling Sandra Fluke a "Slut" on live radio when she made the argument for contraception. When the shit hit the fan , he pulled back and said he was sorry. It is obvious that he wasn't really sorry, but when money is on the line there is no integrity to his mantra and the almighty dollar is all the God this man needs.
In 2008 Barack Obama became the first Black America President and this made him upset. Upset enough to conjure rumors of Obama's birthplace and agenda. Since Rush is living high on the hog, he fears the higher taxes he may have to pay that he can easily afford. He ruined McCain's chances of course by not helping the campaign against Barack and kept his conspiracies to himself while Obama won the election. With the newly elected president, Rush went right to work in stirring the ant bed of angry people. This means more listeners, a longer time on air, and more ka-ching! Typical business ethics of a money hungry businessman and not a of a good American.
Behold! The face of a fail.
His values don't seem to add up with all the talk. He will, of course, continue his war path and thanks to the millions that people pay him his heart will keep on ticking until something else kills him. He was very quick to throw Obama's healthcare plan under the bus after his heart gave out and his deep pockets paid for the whole treatment with no delay or red tape.
You'll never read this but its worth telling you anyways...
Yes Rush, your heart might be in the clear but I doubt the people who listen to you can be so fortunate. Maybe you should support Obamacare just a little more since the longer those people live, the more you can hobble to the bank.