Rush Limbaugh, showing all of the moral myopia that afflicts not just the right wing but most Americans, says that the sequestration deal has, for the first time, made him ashamed of his country. Because of all the things our government has done, budget negotiations are the one thing that can cause him shame.
The prospect of sequestration has Rush Limbaugh making an eye-catching admission.
“Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country,” Limbaugh told radio listeners today. “Seriously man, here we get worked up over $44 billion. That’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year.”
Seriously? That’s what it takes to make Limbaugh ashamed of his country? He’s not the least bit bothered by the 2-3 million people we killed in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia? He wouldn’t think to stop waving his flag long enough to give a moment’s thought to our government’s installation of brutal dictators all over the world over the last century (Baptiste, Pinochet, Hussein, Pahlevi, Somoza, Noriega, Montt, Duarte and many more) and the untold numbers of people they tortured and killed. Centuries of slavery, hatred, discrimination and bigotry won’t give him a moment’s pause. But budget negotiations, that’s what makes him ashamed.
If a liberal said something like that, Fox News would be blaring “I am ashamed of my country” in a banner headline with a picture of the person who said it wearing a turban and strapped with explosives.