Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Limbaugh said, “Look at this from Iran’s press run television, state run media in Iran. Ahmadinejad gains votes in recount, just like in our country. It happened just like in our country. Norm Coleman wins in Minnesota in a recount, so they keep having recounts, and Al Franken wins, so they have the recount in Iran and shazam Ahmadinejad gained votes.”
Of course, Rush’s version isn’t exactly how it happened. Franken won the original recount, and has continued to win recounts as Norm Coleman, likely at the request of the national GOP, has continued to drag this process out. Franken will be the 60th Democratic senator, so the GOP is trying to block seating him for as long as possible.
Can you believe the patriotism of Rush Limbaugh? He is now comparing the democratic process of the United States of America to a rigged election in Iran. The opposition in Iran would love to have had the opportunities that Norm Coleman has had.
Even though it has taken months, the Coleman/Franken contest is an example of democracy in action. I never used to believe the stuff about Limbaugh hating America, but comments like this really make me wonder if he does love the GOP more that his own country.