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Rush Limbaugh’s Occupy Wall St. Rant Proves The Protesters Are Winning
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh proved that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are winning by going on the attack and calling the protesters, “stupid, idiots, and tools.”
Here is the audio from Media Matters:
Here is the transcript:
CALLER: Hello, Rush, it’s always such an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: I’m a very involved conservative, and so I was somehow mistakenly put on SEIU’s robo-calls and conference calls, and this last call was very enlightening. SEIU is changing subjects from Obama administration scandals and his economic policies to active class warfare. They are supporting — they’re part of the group of activists that supports Occupy Los Angeles, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, and –
RUSH: You know what’s crazy about these people?
RUSH: These are the people that marched on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend and so forth.
RUSH: You know how stupid these people are?
RUSH: These people are out marching for big government. They’re advocating for Obama’s reelection. They are marching against Wall Street. Who’s in bed with Obama? Wall Street.
RUSH: These people are tools. They are abject tools. They are an embarrassment. I mean the Vietnam War crowd is embarrassed at this bunch, how stupid they are, and then to be steered onto the Brooklyn Bridge where they can then be charged with a crime for obstructing a roadway? This is a bunch of idiots. How did the SEIU end up with your phone number?
CALLER: Well, I was working for Meg Whitman, her campaign for governor.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, she’s the CEO at Hewlett Packard.
CALLER: Right. And Meg Whitman was our only chance at getting the governorship back –
RUSH: Yeah, McCain loves her, that’s right, I remember.
CALLER: And after what Brown or his people called her, nothing was done about that, –
CALLER: — nothing was done about that, but somehow I mistakenly got on their robo-call and I have been getting calls since last November, and it’s really amusing ’cause you can find out what the other side’s doing.
Limbaugh’s little insult fest combined with Fox News’ attempts to spin and smear the protests and protesters today are the strongest evidence yet that the right wing corporate power brokers are scared. They are afraid that the message of the protest will get out and reach the American people. They are terrified that the people just may rise up and take back their government. The right wants to make Occupy Wall Street a partisan protest.
Their worst nightmare is that conservatives will join with liberals to form a mass movement that cuts across partisan lines in an effort to fix the broken political system and give the government back to the people. In order to prevent the message from spreading to the hard right, Limbaugh and Fox News are trying to frame the protests as strictly a left wing affair.
The truth is that there are people on the left, right, and middle involved in Occupy Wall Street. The idea that conservatives might catch on that unless they are the super-rich, they are also part of the 99% terrifies the political right. Rush Limbaugh thinks the protesters are idiots because he is a part of the 1%. The right wing is scared.
They are afraid that the message of Occupy Wall Street is spreading. They are terrified Occupy Wall Street will become a truly revolutionary movement that will topple the power structure that has allowed them to own and manipulate the American political system for decades.
Deep in his heart, Rush Limbaugh is most worried that Occupy Wall Street is coming for him.