Rush Limbaugh is known for saying ridiculous things. This a man who called a college co-ed a prostitute because she spoke in favor of insurance covering the cost of birth control. He once said that an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico should be left alone because “the ocean will take care of its own.” He said the NFL often looks “too much like a game between the Bloods and the Crips but without any weapons.” These are just the things he has said on his radio show, not the ridiculousness I’m sure he says in private.
That’s why today, it was strange to hear him says something far from ridiculous. While talking about the government fighting over budget issues and the multiple crises, that the same arguments happen over and over, he said that it’s insulting that “the ruling class of both political parties play along with all of this.” He even went further, ditching his usual partisan rhetoric by saying that it doesn’t matter which party is in charge.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “For the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country.”
It was a sobering thought to hear. America has lost the faith of Rush Limbaugh. That seemed like an impossible feat. I mean, maybe America would lose faith in Rush Limbaugh, but never the other way around. Still, Rush Limbaugh has fallen out of love with America.
With all of this focusing on the negative, it seems that Rush has missed some of the positives. There are a lot of reasons to not be ashamed of America. In fact, one could easily make the case that America is the greatest country in the world.
Did you know that each year, 1500 Americans win at least $1 million dollars in the lottery? That is 1500 new millionaires who did nothing but buy a piece of paper to get that money. Just in case you are sitting there saying, “But that’s only .0004% of the population!” just remember that this is the exact same amount of people who die in America every year from a diarrhea-related illness. In America, you are just as likely to be handed a million dollars as you are to poop yourself to death!
Also, America is the number two exporter of railcars. No one hates trains. And you know we would be number one if it wasn’t for those train loving freaks over in Germany. Trains are delightful. How can a country that is number two in railcar exporting be that bad?
As long as we’re talking rankings, did you know America ranks first overall in most threatened fish species in the world? Those glass half-empty people would likely say it’s because of our pollutants and mistreatment of nature. Me being the eternal optimist that I am, I would say it’s because those other countries didn’t care as much about their fish as we do. They just let those threatened fish species go extinct. Great job, world!
I could go on and on about how our number 3 ranking in juvenile crime suspects proves that our youths are creative, free-thinking individuals or how we have the most Miss Universes in history, meaning we are clearly the most beautiful country. The main thing that Rush needs to remember, though, is that no other country would let him say as many crazy things on the radio as he has.
That right there is enough for him to still love America. That and the fact that we eat 14 billion hamburgers a year.
Who doesn’t love a good burger?
- Rush Limbaugh Ashamed Of His Country: “For the First Time in My Life I Am Ashamed of My Country” (americanlivewire.com)
- Rush Limbaugh: “For First Time in My Life, I’m Ashamed of My Country” (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Limbaugh Goes Off: ‘For The First Time In My Life, I Am Ashamed Of My Country’ (mediaite.com)
- Rush Limbaugh Is “Ashamed” Of His Country For The First Time In His Life (buzzfeed.com)
- Rush: ‘I’m ashamed of my country’ (wnd.com)
- Limbaugh on Sequester: ‘I’m Ashamed of My Country’ (theroot.com)
- Hannity And Herman Cain Clash With Juan Williams Over Limbaugh’s ‘Ashamed Of My Country’ Comments (mediaite.com)