“I Am Leaving The Country,” Patriot Rush Limbaugh Said Five Years Ago. Except, He’s Still Here

I don’t think I’ve ever referenced Al Sharpton, but the following short segment he did on his show on Tuesday should be seen by all who value the, uh, integrity of a fading, but still diabolically influential, Rush Limbaugh:

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Only Limbaugh Cultists Can Understand Him

As all of us who “know” Rush Limbaugh predicted, he spun his stupid comment* yesterday about leaving the country as, “another media tweak” designed to rile up “the HuffPo lefties.”  Here is his “explanation”:

You know, I am in such hot water now.  People in New Zealand are sending me e-mails: “How come you’re not coming here?  You’ve been telling everybody you’re moving to New Zealand and now you’re saying you’re going to Costa Rica.”  I did not say I’m going to Costa Rica.  The stupid people in the media who cannot trouble themselves to read my transcripts or listen to this program, listen to out of context stuff.  I was asked yesterday where will I go for health care if Obama’s health care passes, and I said if doctors here are not permitted to form private practice little clinics with individuals paying a fee, a retainer, and for services, then I’ll go to Costa Rica to get major medical health care.  I didn’t say I would move there.  They’re all over these websites:  “Limbaugh says he’d move to Costa Rica. Why, what more incentive do we have to pass health care to get Limbaugh to move to Costa Rica?”  Now, New Zealand is reading about this and they’re all bent out of shape that I’m somehow not coming there, all because of the stupid media.  They are not competing for me because Costa Rica doesn’t think I’m going to move there, which I wouldn’t.  Gosh. 

Limbaugh did, of course, say yesterday he would leave the country, and anyone listening to it at the time knew he was deadly serious, not merely “tweaking” the liberal media:

I’ll just tell you this. If this passes, and its five years from now, and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.

Limbaugh’s explanation of his I-hate-America statement will, no doubt, satisfy the cultists in his audience, which is most of them, but it’s possible he is sensing his days of dominance of the conservative world—Glenn Beck has taken over the mantle of Craziest Conservative—are nearing and end, and he has  to resort to such tactics to keep himself in the news.

Either that, or he really does hate an America his ideology can’t control.

As a twenty-year listener, much of it as a bona fide dittohead cultist, I believe it’s the latter. 

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* —”stupid comment“: a comment “lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind.” Limbaugh’s lack of mental acuity yesterday was a perfect example of this definition of “stupid.” 

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