Add the White House to the list of those criticizing radio talker Rush Limbaugh for his latest inane comment, this time saying that taxes paid by Americans should be sufficient to finance the Haitian earthquake relief effort.
On his radio program, Limbaugh advised listeners not to contribute to Haitian relief efforts organized by the White House, because a portion of the donation would go to government bureaucrats.
Limbaugh offered no proof for his claim.
Limbaugh added that Americans need not make private donations for Haitian relief because "you already give to Haitian relief. Its called the income tax."
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs called Limbaugh's comments "really stupid."
Yes, Limbaugh's comments were really stupid. But they were to be expected.
Limbaugh is in the very lucractive business of sticking a finger in the eye of black people and progressives. And like him or not, you have to admit he's very good at it. His estimated salary of $50 million per year confirms that.
It would be nice if Limbaugh could simply be ignored, left to fall under the weight of his own outlandish comments. But we all take the bait and react to his nonsense which in turn keeps his money tree blooming.
Listeners of Rush Limbaugh probably wouldn't be giving much money to the Haitian relief fund to begin with. So in a way, his words against helping Haiti are going to fall on deaf ears. That's a good thing.
As the aid pours in from around the world to help the poorest country in the western hemisphere, U.N. troops patrolling the capital of Port-au-Prince have reported that tensions are rising among the survivors who are angry at the pace of the rescue.
Limbaugh will no doubt have some outrageous and racist views to tcontinues