Rush Limbaugh Ridiculously Claims Government is Using Public Transportation to Control People

1167763_10152287104727489_2067386851_nWhenever I meet someone who listens to Rush Limbaugh for “information,” I typically just dismiss them as being willfully ignorant.  He’s such an absolute joke that’s it’s hard for me to really wrap my mind around the fact that there are millions of people who listen to him to get “informed” about events that are going on.

Take for instance his belief that the government is using public transportation to control people.  You know, because these vessels aren’t controlled by us, but the government!

Limbaugh actually said that things like commuter trains are “leftist” because they want to control where everyone goes.  That liberals care more about control than they do the environment or global warming because sometimes when these trains are being constructed, trees are cut down.

Hmmm.  It would seem to me that liberals weigh the pros and cons of more people not polluting the atmosphere as much by using public transportation instead of driving, and determine that a few trees are worth the sacrifice considering the benefit of expanded public transportation services.

You know, making intelligent decisions by weighing all factors.

He also took the complaint some have had against Apple Maps not having public transit options (that and the fact that Apple Maps has been horrible for even driving directions since its launch) as “evidence” that liberals are determined to push people to use these means of “government control.”

It’s absolutely absurd.

People complained about Apple Maps not having public transit options because a lot of people use public transportation!  It has nothing to do with some asinine conspiracy theory about liberals wanting to force everyone to use public transportation so the government can control them.

And if Limbaugh really believes that (which from his show it sure as heck sounded like he did) he’s absolutely insane.  You have to be out of your mind to really think that public transportation is the government trying to control people.

But let’s call this what it really is – a right-wing media personality promoting the Republican party’s continued stance against public transportation because the Republican party is basically a whore for the oil industry.

And that’s all this nonsense is.

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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