Thursday, January 14, 2010

He Already Gave At Santo Domingo

No big surprise here.

Well, it didn’t take long for conservative firebrand Rush Limbaugh to use the crisis in Haiti to attack President Obama politically. On his radio show yesterday Limbaugh said the earthquake in Haiti will play right into Obama’s hands by allowing him to play up his “compassionate” and “humanitarian” credentials, and that the President will use this crisis to “boost his credibility with the black community.”

As if that weren’t enough, Limbaugh also pivoted off a caller who complained about Obama directing the public to the White House website to find charitable organizations operating in Haiti to promote a conspiracy theory that finding these charities via the White House website puts your money at risk of not reaching Haitians.

Limbaugh also seems to feel we’ve done enough already for Haiti: “We’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the U.S. income tax.”

While hundreds of thousands of people are dying horrible, unspeakable deaths in Haiti, multimillionaire Rush Limbaugh is telling his listeners the US has already done enough. Cute. If only there were a few good golf courses in Port-Au-Prince, he might soften his stance.

But we shouldn’t be too hard on the old boy, he already expended some charitable offerings to a small Caribbean nation. Remember his Viagra-fueled romp in the Dominican Republic, where you can reportedly “get 18 year-old girls for less than the price of a good steak?” I suppose it’s possible, maybe, that some of that money might have trickled west into Haiti.

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