Liberals and Conservatives Agree: Rush Limbaugh's an Ass, Pat Robertson's an Idiot
Yesterday during Rush Limbaugh's radio show he discussed with a caller the grave situation in Haiti. True to form, Rush used this as an opportunity to bash President Obama and his request for people wanting to donate, to do so to Red Cross through the White House website. I realize asking people to donate to Red Cross is some pretty polarizing stuff, but I guess sometimes you have to put your political views aside when there's a crisis of epic proportions going on.
Rush Limbaugh unleashed a barrage of sarcastic commentary bent on discouraging people from donating ANYTHING to Haiti, for, as he said, "We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax."
In a way Rush is right, the U.S. donates millions and millions of dollars in aid to Haiti, and often it goes right into the hands of the corrupt-to-the-core leadership of the poverty-stricken nation. However, what Rush fails to comprehend (he is the epitome of failing upward) is that donating to the Red Cross, Unicef, Yele or any number of relief organizations isn't the same as the government distributing aid dollars.
Money given to relief organizations goes directly into buying supplies those in need require to survive: medicine, heavy moving equipment, water, food, shelter, bandages, clothing and the list goes on. What Rush takes for granted in his sheltered wealthy world doesn't apply to a injured 15-day old baby whose mother was killed in the quake, or a trapped 11-year old girl who has a concrete block on her leg and faces amputation or death.
In a decent world where even the most hardened political blowhards exist, most humans can set aside their viewpoints and empathize with the suffering of another, unless of course, your brain is damaged by bitterness and oxycontin.Continued on the next page