Saturday, October 15, 2016

Limbaugh Dismantles Michelle Obama's Fake Outrage Over Trump Comments


On his number one talk radio show Thursday, Rush Limbaugh took some time to address Michelle Obama's claim that Donald Trump's lewd comments from 2005 left her "shaken to the core." The First Lady's reaction, said Limbaugh, was particularly disingenuous given her choice of people she's surrounded herself by. Not only has she invited rappers who make a living off singing about sexually assaulting women, said Rush, her own husband has been caught lewdly showing off his erection to female reporters—and she made the comments while stumping for a woman whose political career has largely depended on her smearing women her husband has allegedly sexually assaulted.

In an obvious attempt at baiting the eminently baitable Trump, Michelle Obama devoted a large chunk of her speech at a Clinton rally on Thursday to condemning Trump for his "grab them by the p****" comments:  

MICHELLE OBAMA: The fact is that in this election we have a candidate who over the course of his lifetime and this campaign has said things about women that are so shocking and so demeaning, I simply will not repeat any of them here today ... Last week we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women...I cannot stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn't have predicted...Enough is enough, this has got to stop right now...This wasn't just locker room banter, this was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior...This is not normal. This is not politics as usual. This isn't about politics; it's about basic human decency.

Later that day Limbaugh responded to Obama's outrage over Trump for essentially "bragging" about his celebrity-fueled ability to have sexual encounters with women:

LIMBAUGH: You know the people that have been to the White House? How about some of the rappers that talk about their bitches and their hos have performed such lyrics in the White House? But she doesn't know men who talk and sing about sexual assault.  It's all over hip-hop lyrics and has been for a while! 

So is assault on the police a feature of some hip-hop lyrics, and it's been performed at the White House. But she doesn't know men who talk that way. She doesn't know decent guys who talk that way. No. She's only invited them to the White House to perform and then bestowed great honors on them.

The radio host then brought up Michelle's own husband's actions during his first presidential campaign. "And if you're asking: No, she hasn't had a comment on her husband parading around an airplane 2007 with an erection in front of a bunch of impressed female infobabes. She hasn't commented on that," he said.

Limbaugh was referencing this video taken by CNN while then-Senator Obama was running for president:

Pointing to Bill Clinton's long line of accusers, Limbaugh noted that the very woman Michelle is stumping for has repeatedly attacked the alleged sexual assault victims of her husband—something the Obamas' long-time friend and pastor, the good Reverend Wright, nailed Clinton on from the pulpit:

LIMBAUGH: Remember, Hillary Clinton has defended it. Yeah, I guess Michelle Obama wasn't there when the Reverend Wright was talking about Bill Clinton.  You remember what Reverend Wright said about Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky? (interrupting) No.  That's not what he said. (impression) "And Bill and Monica Lewinsky was riding dirty.  Yeah, chickens have come home to roost, baby."  "Bill was riding dirty," and the population, the congregation went nuts. But Michelle Obama says guys don't talk that way.  I imagine children in the church asking (impression), "Mommy? Mommy? What does 'riding dirty' mean?  What does it mean?"  "Bill Clinton does it, Son.  That's all you need to know.  Bill Clinton does it.  Rides 'em dirty."  

Limbaugh also paused for a moment on Michelle's declaration that Hillary would finally "heal the wounds that divide us"—wounds that weren't supposed to still be festering after a "post-racial" and "post-partisan" Obama reign...

LIMBAUGH: Well, now, wait just a minute. Wounds that divide us? Why are there divisions in Barack Obama's America? Why are there wounds in Barack Obama's America?  Why is there any healing necessary in Barack Obama's America?  Whatever happened to hope and change?  Whatever happened to post-racial?  Whatever happened to post-partisan?  Whatever happened to all this? So you mean we have racial wounds? We have wounds, we need healing, and apparently Obama's not up to the job?

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