Rush Limbaugh Tries to Link ISIS-Related Arrests in NYC to Conspiracy About Net Neutrality and Guns (Audio)

rush-limbaugh-crazyIn a lot of ways, Rush Limbaugh personifies nearly everything that’s wrong and hypocritical about the Republican party. For all intents and purposes, Limbaugh is an icon within the conservative media. It’s ironic considering the Republican party tries to portray itself as the party of “moral values,” while Limbaugh is easily one of the most detestable individuals in the media.

It’s really hard to imagine Jesus Christ supporting a womanizing, sexist, racist, fear-mongerer who’s on his fourth marriage.

But I have to hand it to Limbaugh on one thing – he has made a whole lot of money having almost no talent. What has he ever provided to society that’s been worthwhile? He’s a rambling blowhard who’s made tens of millions of dollars saying whatever kind of asinine nonsense he feels he can get away with, even if the vast majority of it isn’t remotely true.

Trust me, being a resident of Texas, loudmouthed conservative blowhards aren’t hard to find. Limbaugh is just a better salesman than most.

Well, in what might be one of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories pushed by the conservative radio host yet, he recently tried to claim that the recent arrests in New York and Florida of suspects accused of trying to help ISIS were a part of some elaborate conspiracy by the Obama administration to distract Americans from net neutrality and the “government’s takeover” of the Internet.

“Barack Obama is taking over the Internet today,” Limbaugh said. “He’s gonna be sued. It’s going to have a long shake out period. I mean, it’s not gonna cease to operate today the way you’re used to it. But the objective is to put it all under the control of government — and here comes the story how ISIS has sympathizers in New York City. They’re in Brooklyn and in all 57 states, and ISIS is using the Internet to recruit terrorists, and the government must have control of the Internet if we are to be safe.” 

Words cannot express how tired I am of having this debate over net neutrality. It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. All net neutrality means is keeping the Internet how it’s always been – that’s it. But, because President Obama came out in support of it, naturally conservatives have gone on some ridiculous propaganda mission to make it seem like preserving it is all a part of some massive conspiracy for the government to control the Internet.

And if you don’t believe me, just go to any tech blog, website or find anyone who knows even the slightest bit about how the Internet works and the vast majority of them applauded the ruling by the FCC to protect net neutrality. The only reason this became a political debate is because conservatives will oppose anything and everything this president supports, it doesn’t matter what it is.

Limbaugh also tried to claim that these arrests were meant to distract Americans from a proposal by the ATF to ban the .223 M855 “green tip” bullet, which has the ability to penetrate bulletproof vests. 

First, the president wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) be trying to “conceal” the net neutrality ruling. Only complete idiots, and big Internet service providers like Comcast and Time Warner, are angry by the FCC’s preservation of net neutrality. It’s a huge victory for the Internet and free speech.

And why the hell would anyone who has even the slightest bit of common sense oppose banning the selling of bullets that can penetrate bulletproof vests? If you’re so paranoid that you believe you need armor-piercing bullets to defend yourself, in my opinion, you’re too mentally unstable to own guns in the first place.

But for Limbaugh to come to the ridiculous conclusion that these ISIS-related arrests were a “distraction” is both laughable and disgusting. It never ceases to amaze me how petty and diabolical conservatives seem to believe this president is. This is the kind of nonsense I would expect to see written on The Onion, not from someone who’s one of the most influential members of the conservative media.

Maybe it’s time for the FCC to reclassify Limbaugh’s show as “satire,” because I can’t imagine any rational person taking the outrageous propaganda he pushes on his show seriously.

Listen to his comments below via Media Matters:

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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