Normally I probably wouldn’t write this article, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to mock conservative blowhard Rush Limbaugh after a week that I feel has provided another great example (much like Caitlyn Jenner did a few weeks ago) of what happens when right-wing ignorance/propaganda meets undeniable reality.
Most people reading this probably heard that earlier in the week, Limbaugh floated the idea that those reporting Hurricane Irma was possibly the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic were part of some “liberal hoax” to sell the idea that climate change is real or to sell evacuation products.
His insanity was met with an immediate backlash, with some people even questioning whether or not Limbaugh could be criminally charged if some people end up hurt, or possibly even dead, after deciding not to evacuate due to his ridiculous rant.
When it was announced that Limbaugh would be evacuating from his home in South Florida, naturally, many people rushed to mock the conservative radio host.
That’s why I wanted to take a moment to point out how this is another perfect example of what happens when the lies, conspiracies, and other total nonsense Republicans spend most of their time conning their supporters into believing meets reality.
We saw this during the health care debate. After years of Republicans saying how terrible Obamacare is, and how they’d vote to repeal it the first chance they got, once that rhetoric met reality — we all saw what happened.
Not only did Republicans fail to repeal Obamacare outright, they couldn’t even get enough support for their so-called “skinny repeal.”
When Trump announced he was going to ban transgender Americans from being able to serve in the military, Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender American and Trump supporter, lashed out at the ignorance of the “president” she voted for.
The truth of the matter was, Trump’s always been ignorant. The only difference this time was that something he did impacted an issue about which she’s passionate seeing as she’s a transgender American. Even though people tried to warn her about how terrible Trump is, since he hadn’t done anything that impacted her, she continued to live in denial.
It wasn’t until she could no longer deny how awful and vile a human being he is that she finally spoke out against him.
Now we have Limbaugh, one of many conservative con artists who’ve made themselves very… very rich pushing outrageous lies, conspiracies, and propaganda to millions of people gullible enough to believe them. A man who’s such a deplorable human being that he used one of the worst storms this planet has ever seen to push his special brand of hate, fear, and paranoia by floating the conspiracy that the “hype” leading up to Hurricane Irma’s landfall was all part of some “liberal hoax” — a conspiracy that could literally get people killed if they were to ignore the warnings of experts and decide not to evacuate.
However, once indisputable reality met Rush’s bullshit, what did he do? He evacuated from the same storm he told his listeners was part of some “liberal conspiracy.”
Time after time we see this. Republicans talk a big game, stir up a lot of fear, hate, and paranoia, yet once their lies, conspiracies, and propaganda meet reality — reality always wins.
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