Lewis Black Destroys Rush Limbaugh Over His Disgusting Comments About Robin Williams

lewis-blackTo call Lewis Black unorthodox might be an understatement.  He’s easily one of the most unique comedians that I know of.  But if you can handle his style, it’s undeniable that he certainly knows how to get his point across.

Like when he recently blasted Rush Limbaugh for making disparaging, and frankly disgusting, comments about Robin Williams following his death.

Black posted on his Facebook page:

“F**K YOU [my edit] Rush Limbaugh. Your statements were beyond cruel and stupid. They were intolerable. Enough is enough from you. You are an idiot. Don’t you ever demean the death of another human being. He was my friend. You disgust me.”

And I couldn’t agree more.

I get that we’re a politically polarized nation right now.  Anyone who denies that is either naive or lying to themselves.

That being said, everything doesn’t have to be politically divisive.  Robin Williams’ death had nothing to do with politics, but Rush Limbaugh (the scumbag that he is) felt the need to use the publicity his death was receiving to try to take a jab at liberal ideology.

If you didn’t catch his comments before, Limbaugh said:

“I think there was, on the part of media and Hollywood, genuine affection for the guy that is driving – media coverage – but there is politics.  If you notice the coverage is focused on how much he had, but it wasn’t enough.  He had everything, everything that you would think would make you happy. But it didn’t. Now, what is the left’s worldview in general? What is it? If you had to attach not a philosophy but an attitude to a leftist worldview, it’s one of pessimism and darkness, sadness. They’re never happy, are they? They’re always angry about something. No matter what they get, they’re always angry.”

Limbaugh essentially asserted that the reason why the media was covering the death of Robin Williams so passionately was partially due to their liberal bias.

Because Williams was a “leftist.”

What he was also basically implying was that depression is somehow linked to liberal ideology.  As if conservative voters don’t suffer from depression because they apparently have a “sunny outlook on life.”

Are you freaking kidding me?

Conservatives are some of the most hate-filled, judgmental, prejudiced, paranoid individuals I encounter.  Why do you think they love guns so much?  Just in case they have to “arm up” and overthrow our government or engage in a shootout at the local Chipotle during their lunch break.

And that doesn’t even cover their vulgar protests of immigrant children or the disgusting vitriol they typically show toward homosexuals.

Limbaugh’s comments look even more ignorant now that Williams’ wife recently announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

But none of this should really be surprising.  Rush Limbaugh has made a career out of being one of the most repulsive individuals in the conservative media.   The fact that he’s made millions peddling his bottom-feeding garbage is a true testament to the real values for which conservatives stand.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • xnerd

    Black is my freaking hero

    • Cutter John

      Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau have nothing on him.

  • stef fernald

    pharmaceutical junkies should clean out their closets before speaking.

    • Stephen Barlow

      How long do you think he has been back on the nuggets of joy?

  • Ellen H.

    I absolutely love Lewis Black. He is brilliant and funny. Rush, although my friends who like him say he’s a satirist, is not brilliant or funny. He’s actually a bit druggy and creepy.

    • Thomas Attonito

      People like Limbaugh and coulter say they are satirists just to cover their ass when people call them out on the shit they spew out

      • Ellen H.

        I know. I doubt Limbaugh or Coulter really know what satire is.

      • Double Dukes

        I wonder if either of them actually believe the shit they say. They both have made millions saying the shit that they say and I have to wonder if they just do it for the money. People eat it up, and then people will tune into Limbaugh just because he’s such an outrageous douchebag and so many people are disgusted by him. People are drawn to the controversy and I’m wondering if Rush knows that and just says the most fucked up things he can think of to get money and attention.

      • llcisyouandme

        IF Limbaugh and Coulter were satirists then they should admit to it, which means they are taking a conservative viewpoint to an absurd level to ridicule it, or at the very least show it to be an erroneous stand. Instead, since they are so steadfastly incorrigible in spouting absurdist Conservative dialogues, they are either absolutely unable to escape their satirical viewpoint, even when they say they ARE satirists, or it’s just a guise to cover their unclear thought and poor self-esteem. Committing to CONSTANT satire will always bite you back. And right there there’s plenty to be bit.

  • Mike

    It’s good that Black did that but dude. You can’t support Black blasting Limbaugh for tying in liberal bias, by blaming conservative bias.

    Grow up.

    • Joseph Bryan Judd

      Robin Williams didn’t kill himself because he was a liberal. Defending what Limbaugh said is disgusting. Does someone pay a person like you to write this garbage?

      • Mike

        Exactly, Williams did not kill himself over his politics. And no one is defending what Limbaugh said. Maybe re-read my comment before you jump to foolish assumptions.

    • Ellen H.

      So because someone takes Limbaugh to task and another person reports it, that’s being biased. Okay, thanks. Rush was the one who basically said Robin Williams killed himself because he was a liberal. That’s just stupid. Defending Rush is just completely asinine.

      • Mike

        Uggghhhhhhh… Reading comprehension is vital for drawing the meaning from a comment here. No one said Rush is OK. All I said is you can’t blast him for making sweeping claims about liberals by making sweeping claims about conservatives. You can, however, blast him for being an utterly awful human being, which is what Lewis Black did.

      • BilbySA

        I thought this, too, when I read the article. It wasn’t necessary to drop to Limbaugh’s level to blast him, but that’s what the author did, unfortunately.

    • Mike

      Clearly neither of you understood my comment. It was about the writer doing exactly what Limbaugh did. Limbaugh is scum, and proves it by making it a political thing. Instead of just supporting Lewis Black being a bad ass and making the perfect statement, the author of the article politicizes with “Conservatives are some of the most hate-filled, judgmental, prejudiced, paranoid individuals I encounter. Why do you think they love guns so much? Just in case they have to “arm up” and overthrow our government or engage in a shootout at the local Chipotle during their lunch break”

    • russell

      yes you can

    • Rick

      As someone that actually READ what you wrote before commenting, thank you.

      Rush is a lowly person, and Black’s comment was spot on. However, the writer here stoops to Rush’s level by making hateful, sweeping comments about an entire group of people.

      Don’t berate someone for being violent, then punch them in the face for no reason. Don’t tell someone to stop being racist, then use a racial slur to refer to them.

      You’re defeating your own cause when you call out your opponent for using cruel and dirty tactics, then turn around and do the exact same thing yourself.

      Also, READ BEFORE YOU REPLY. The comments made in response to this are very revealing. Use some comprehension, people.

  • Will

    So…Left wing people are never happy? Umm, who is it that keeps freaking out any time we try to give people more rights?

  • Elizabeth R. Lewis

    I think Robin William’s family should have told Rush Limbaugh that RW was a Republican just to make him feel like the piece of garbage that he is.

  • Sunnysmom

    The beautiful irony is when Limbaugh dies, regardless of how he dies, a very large number of people will celebrate. I have yet to see even one troll anywhere say the world is a better place without Robin Williams. This will not be the case when Rush’s soul slithers off the earth.

    • BilbySA

      I have to agree with you.

    • Ian Bardecki

      He would need a should first, in order for it to slither anywhere….

    • Be a good person

      I completely agree with the article and completely disagree with you. yes Robin was a fantastic human being and Rush is a disgusting one but he is still a human being and in my opinion to celebrate the death of anyone makes you a more disgusting person than the one you are celebrating dying.

      The sad part is you are right, people will celebrate and it’s disgusting.

      • Michael Bracewell

        Rush is not a human being, he’s a piece of shit

      • Cemetery Girl

        Agreed, even though Rush has said some horrible things, it would be wrong to celebrate his death. Even he probably has someone that cares about him and would be saddened by his death. Just because some people might rejoice if a promenent liberal dies doesn’t mean doing the same if a conservative dies. Always strive for the higher road, even when it is hard and you know that others aren’t willing to do the same.

      • llciayouandme

        The thing to celebrate would be that he stopped opening his mouth. After that, who should care about why?

      • pam95650

        Well it wouldn’t be his wife. They live separately.

      • Stephen Barlow

        other than YOU, name one FauxSoul that will Miss Blabbermouthbaugh?


      • tatanka

        It’s really okay to celebrate the passing of someone whose resume includes “World would be better off without me.”

      • Derral Alexander Campbell

        I Disagree, not that it matters. I don’t NEED to summon up human empathy for Limbaugh, when he checks out. I COULD, by god, but I’ll ignore it this time as I put on a party hat, get a noisemaker and breathe me some freedom. He’s enabled unimaginable stupidity and hatred by his acts and words. He’s encouraged divisions among people instead of unity. That’s his domain – snarky hatred, and trying to prop up an era of American exceptionalism and privilege that is at its core racist, greedy and UN-American. He’s encouraged treason and revolt. He’s made sedition business as usual. There is no current equal to the evil he’s embraced, and for profit yet.

      • Shadow Diver

        Fk that pussy shit dude. Celebrate when he is dead? I would help him along with it, if I thought I could get away with it.

    • Gary Menten

      The thing about Limbaugh is….was he ever really alive to begin with?

    • Bill Grant

      I hate to rain on your parade, but I’m pretty sure Rush has no soul. I think it withered away and died years ago.

    • DerpDestroyer

      Kegger at my house! Won’t shed at tear at that funeral. Hopefully Joe Arpaio and Jan Brewer’s aren’t that far off either.

      • dan690

        I think we would be much better off if it was Obama, Holder, Reid, Biden, Pelosi, Shumer, Soros, Steyer, just to name a few.

      • kelly

        Just so I understand….you are offended by Limbaughs comments and then you make comments MUCH MUCH worse.I guess it’s okay for you, and you alone to espouse hurtful.hateful comments because your beliefs and opinions are THE only important ones…..I too also am disgusted by his comments but even more so by yours towards fellow human beings.Think about what you’ve done….saying that you’ll party at the news of someones death due to their comments….why would others then not want to celebrate your demise due to your equally,or even more extreme comments….Hate breeds hate.Quit being a sheep.

      • DerpDestroyer

        You obviously aren’t very well versed in the outrageous actions of Joe Arpaio, then. I could probably pack 1,000,000 pissed off Arizonans into that party!

    • Stephen Barlow

      OMG! I was driving a 2700 mile load the weekend George Carlin passed. I listened for 47 strait hours on Sirius Radio to the tribute.

      I can only imagine what is happening on the air now for Mr Williams.

      If you EVER heard his “GOLF” bit… you understood GENIUS!!!!

    • Rick

      To quote Lewis Black above: “Don’t you ever demean the death of another human being.”

      Nobody, NOBODY, deserves that. You want to stop hate, then start with yourself. Stop hating. Rush is a cruel and vicious person, but that doesn’t justify such hate.

    • Shadow Diver

      I swear to god, if I am ever in the vicinity, I will find his grave, pull down my pants and shit on it.

  • CeEsta

    Rush backed off his words about RW yesterday….blaming it all on the liberal media for quoting him in the first place. And he has millions of people who buy this shit? Scary.

  • oneortheother

    Well Limbaugh will gets his …maybe not now and maybe he’ll never live to see it But what a way to be ..REMBERED !!!! {{A FILTHY SLIME}}}}}

  • Guest

    Fay, useless waste of skin!

  • NewPines

    Fat, useless waste of skin.

  • Teri

    Rush just can’t understand anyone valuing anything other than money and material things. I mean, if you have all that, just why aren’t you happy? As long as he has his money and his stuff, he’s happy, just like they tell him he is. I mean, just because he needs drugs to keep from feeling how really unhappy he is .. what’s wrong with that? What a disgusting excuse for a human being!

    • Cemetery Girl

      Rush has a drug history, correct? It would be valid then to question why isn’t he happy? He is wealthy, has fans that hang on his words, so why did he need drugs?

  • Jack Lynch

    Anybody who listen to Limbaugh is a low life scum who believes in trolls.He offers nothing just like Bachman, Palin, and throw in Ron Paul Sr and Jr…if these losers would just fall off the earth we would be in a better place

  • Gary Menten

    “Jabba the Hate” claims liberals are always angry about something? Boy! That’s one jumbo sized serving of “the pot calling the kettle black” with a huge side order of baloney.

  • Bea

    He reminds of a child — they will try something and if no one stops them they will do something a little bit worse and on it goes testing the limits. How miserable does this guy have to get before someone stops him from all the lies, exagerations, scare talk, etc.

  • Susan Marie Dickerson

    Except, conservatives wouldn’t be at a Chipotle…….LOL.

  • Jane CO

    Let’s weigh this one…Would you rather have Robin Williams or Rush Limp**** around to make you happy? There has NEVER been a time where Rush could win!!! He has the audacity to speak of happiness and hatred when he clearly has spread nothing but twisted lies and hatred and been such an incredible extremist to live off of shocking people with his lies. He has NO shame!

  • Dave K

    Limbaugh will die a hated man and that will be his legacy. I hope he realizes that and is happy with that achievement.

  • Fernando

    It sounds as if Rush, was looking in the mirror when he ‘thought’ he was making disparaging remarks about Mr. Williams! Rush talks about how “unhappy” Williams was. and then launches, full throttle into exposing himself as an angry pathetic personality, spouting his inner self hate!

  • movingforward

    Rush Limbaugh is a pig who should be permanently banned from the media!, we certainly won’t miss him!

  • Karen

    There is, within this lard-ridden, hateful mass of heaving grotesqueness, a tiny, putrid kernel that, had it been placed in a real human being, would be a soul.

    Unfortunately, that kernel was placed where it currently resides, in that diseased vessel.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    Think back to when you were a very small child, and it was dark, and you were alone in your room, and you were certain that there was a monster hiding under your bed or in your closet, and the moment you dared close your eyes, that monster would leap out from its hiding place and kill you.

    I’m guessing that, as far as your little mind was concerned, that monster was the most hideous, the most repulsive, the most vile, the most terrible and the most horrible creature on the face of the earth.

    Now tell me… Does that hideous, repulsive, vile, terrible and horrible creature still bother you?

    Something tells me it it doesn’t, because eventually you grew up, and you realized that it wasn’t real, it couldn’t hurt you and all you had to to make it go away… Was stop believing in it.

    I don’t believe in Rush Limbaugh. I only believe in things which are worth believing in. Like Superman.

    • Alierias

      Truth, Justice and the American way, which is Equality for all !

  • Gary Menten

    I propose that everyone start calling Rush Limbaugh “The Hindenburg.” What better name could there be for such a flaming Nazi gasbag?

  • Tamya M Johnson

    Lewis you are incredible….you defended a wonderful man. He couldn’t defend himself since the piece of *$!# Rush has to pick on a dead man. What a worthless coward.

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  • Cnich

    I found this article disappointing. Although I agree with Black’s sentiment that beyond any political agenda or preference, Williams was a human being and his death is sad regardless of personal ideologies, the author of this article is a hypocrit. The author condemns Rush for stereotyping and over-generalizing liberals and then immedietly goes on to stereotype and over-generalize conservatives. Regardless of my political view, as a reader that discredits the author’s validity and the entire point of this article.

  • Stephen Barlow

    12 hours before I attend Limbaugh’s public open casket viewing, I am having Chicken & Broccoli with 4 beers. 6 hours before I am eating 3 yogurts w/ Red wine to wash down the 3 Dulcolax. Then I’m putting in the inflatable butt plug.

    In the line 30 people from the casket, I will swill a double rum and Ipecac.

    When it’s My turn I will SNAP OFF the strippers pants, jump on the deathbox and simultaneously shit&vomit in ONE FLUID MOTION.

    Lemme ask you… WHO, a Marine? A Green Beret? A navy Seal? A French Legionaire? A muslim Suicide Bomber?

    Would DARE approach that unfriendly fire!

    LMAO!! Just to make sure Rush was head 2 toe displayed with the essence of his soul on his ascension into hell…

  • Sberg

    I don’t “love guns” so I can engage in a shoot out at the local chipotle. You are an arrogant ass with no idea whatsoever why I own a gun. I am a conservative and I have gay friends. You are Disgusting. This article is disgusting and the reason why we have the issues in this country that we do.

  • Beninrb

    I’d piss on Limbaugh’s grave but I don’t want to stand in line that long

  • pam95650

    I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Eugene Lutz

    In all countries, not only America, you will find a certain percentage of the population that likes this kind of stuff. It’s how Rupert Murdoch got rich, peddling porn and stuff like this.

  • King Brooks

    Mr. Limbaugh is quick to dismiss his battle with addiction, which I’m certain stems from a place of depression. It truly saddens me that he is all talk and void of the conviction to end his life.

  • Jefferson VonGreenburg

    There is no reason to bring guns into this conversation. Guns are not the problem at all, cause guns dont kill people, it takes a person to pull that trigger. Leave guns out of it!

  • whiteyford

    This is what Limbaugh wants….. Attention. Any attention is good attention. Just like a person with low self esteem. He is the GOP’s Whore. Pathedice

  • Tim M Murphy

    Rush Limbaugh is a tit, and he proves it once again, between depression and finding out he had Parkinsons disease Robin Williams unfortunately commited suicide, I along with many others will miss him, i however will not miss Mr. R. Limbaugh when he dies

  • ozebloke

    Is Lush Rimjob still around ?….didn’t he swear he’d move to Costa Rica….just like Nugent swore he’d be dead or in jail?

  • Rightist

    He needs to die. Why doesn’t he?

  • mary25jane

    Happiness and anger have nothing to do with depression. What a dipwad.

  • uratwit

    Your an idiot. .. kinda agreed with the stuff against Limbaugh but then you basically profiled every conservative ì nthe same mold as him. I will let u 2 idiots peddle your hate an hope the people ignore both of u Morons

  • dan690

    Since all of this is false liberal lies it makes Lewis Black look like the idiot he is.

    • nero1090

      ……really, Dan?

      • dan690

        Yes, really. A common tool of liberals. Half truths and outright lies.

  • grey

    Limbaugh’s comments were extremely inappropriate, but “Conservatives are some of the most hate-filled, judgmental, prejudiced, paranoid individuals I encounter” ? That’s definitely excessive.

  • nero1090

    Since Limbaugh is exercising his Second Amendment rights, unfortunately he gives cause to consider whether they should be curtailed…..

    Alternatively, perhaps one could introduce an IQ test for any broadcasters? That would clear the airwaves in minutes…..