Rush Limbaugh, Comedian
By Alison McQuade on
July 5, 2012
On Tuesday, a man called into Rush Limbaugh’s radio show to complain about the impact of 18-year-olds voting. Limbaugh responds, “I can do one better than that. When women got the right to vote’s when it all went downhill. Because that’s when votes started being cast with emotion and maternal instincts that government ought to reflect.”
I mean, we’re not really surprised at his misogynistic vitriol anymore, are we?
Limbaugh later clarified – probably to appease his dwindling number of sponsors – that he was “kidding” and “joking”. Then he spent over a minute explaining his “joke” and how this was actually Ann Coulter’s argument, not his. Still, he invested a good amount of airtime specifically outlining Coulter’s argument about the detriment of women voters.
“She has written that the major problem in our welfare state is the women’s vote…But her point is that women bring this maternal instinct thing that government should take care of everybody…And the women will vote for bigger government every chance they get.”
Darn those women voting for health care, education and food for everyone. Sick, illiterate and malnourished is totally the way to go, according to Rush. I mean, Ann. Because, as Rush went on to say, “I don’t want to be accused of stealing.”
Rush “jokes” that women voting is a huge problem for our country – and his first concern is whether someone might think he plagiarized.
Any good comedian will tell you, Rush, when you have to explain the joke, it’s just not that funny.
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