Rush Limbaugh is an asshole
On Monday Rush Limbaugh suggested that Michael J. Fox deliberately went off his medication to exaggerate his Parkinson’s symptoms in a campaign ad for Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill in which he called for stem-cell research. On his syndicated show Limbaugh said:
“I think this is exploitative in a way that’s unbecoming of either Claire McCaskill or Michael J. Fox.”
Although yesterday on his website he backed away from his accusation, saying:
“All I’m saying is I’ve never seen him the way he appears in this commercial for Claire McCaskill. So I will bigly, hugely admit that I was wrong, and I will apologize to Michael J. Fox, if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act, especially since people are telling me they have seen him this way on other interviews and in other television appearances.”
And then he drove down to the local hospital and yelled at a bunch of patients for being liars. That guy with cerebral palsy who keeps twitching? Liar! That guy who got shot three times in the stomach who keeps bleeding? Liar! They’re all liars. And there’s only one man brave enough to stand up for truth and justice and all that is right: Batman! But he was off fighting a giant mechanical spider or something so they called in Rush Limbaugh.