Limbaugh Blames Obama for Mark Sanford’s Affair

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh managed to blame President Barack Obama for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s affair. Limbaugh claims that Sanford said, “The hell with it. The Democrats are destroying the country, so I am going to enjoy life.” In essence, Rush is saying that it is Obama’s fault that Sanford cheated on his wife.

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

Limbaugh said, “Do you know how many frustrated Americans there are out there at what’s happening? This Sanford business, I’ve got to tell you one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind with Mark Sanford. What he did defies logic. This is more than being 180 degrees out of phase because of lust or love…This is almost like I don’t give a damn. The country’s going to hell in a handbasket. I just want out of here. He had just tried to fight the stimulus money coming to SC. He didn’t want any part of it. He lost the battle. He said what the hell. The federal government is taking over. I want to enjoy life.”

He continued, “The point is there are a lot of people whose spirit is just, they’re fed up. I don’t even want to fight this anymore I want to get away from it.” When an email asked Rush if he was serious, he replied, “No, my first thought was he said the hell with this. The Democrats are destroying the country. We can’t do anything to stop it…Before Obama takes away their money, before Obama takes away their house, or the economy takes away their house. There are people who are simply saying the hell with this. They’ve tuned out…I frankly think this is what’s wrong with the economy today. I frankly think a whole lot of people just lost their spirit.”

Limbaugh is arguing that because Mark Sanford had to accept federal stimulus funds, his spirit was broken so he cheated on his wife. Thus, making it all Obama’s fault. Limbaugh is ignoring the fact that Sanford admitted that he started talking to his mistress a year ago, which would be while Bush was still president.

Does anyone else think that Rush is projecting some of his own feelings on to Sanford? I think Limbaugh is fed up and wants to give up, not Mark Sanford. This whole rant was really about Limbaugh bemoaning Obama’s effectiveness as president.

Limbaugh sounded very Hooveresque when he blamed the economy on a crisis of the spirit. Once again, good old Rush ignored the fact, that it was George W. Bush who crashed the economy. Bush is to blame for any supposed spiritual crisis.

12 Replies to “Limbaugh Blames Obama for Mark Sanford’s Affair”

  1. … just like you say, “America: love it or leave it.” Shall I have your bags packed for you or are you in too much of a hurry?

  2. I’m really undecided whether to use the DSM IV TR or the D&D Monster Manual in attempting to explain Rush Limbaugh??? U Think!!!

  3. I thought the GOP was itchin and rockin and rollin to be in control of the handbasket, Rush? So it won’t go to hell! Are they, apropos Sanford’s actions, giving up? To heavy to carry? Or is it the fingers, too busy flailing, that are unable to grasp the handle? Well, that’s the truest observation you’ve made in long time. Now that they’re almost out of the picture, America won’t fail: it can succeed without them.

  4. What horrifies me most, is people actually believe Rush. It makes ME want to give up and have an affair in Rio.

  5. Bush wasn’t at fault for the state of the economy any more than Obama was when he became president. The problem started with the sub-prime mortgage issue that came up several years ago. The democrats pushed to force banks to give out sub-prime mortgages to help the poor and claimed racial discrimination on those who wouldn’t comply.

    President Bush, and even McCain fought to tighten regulations on these sub-prime mortgages to prevent the market from collapsing on itself, but they were quickly ignored by the democrats in congress who wanted to help the poor.

    Once the housing market collapsed, it was only a matter of time until the ripple hit the rest of the economy. So quit blaming either president for the state of the economy.

    The problem with Obama isn’t that he has hurt the economy, but rather that his expensive plans are doing nothing to help the economy. And he won’t listen to any of the republican economic advisors (so much for the bipartisanship he promised) and cut taxes to restimulate the economy, which has proven to work time and time again.

    To be honest, I think there is a need for both parties, and both have their strengths and weaknesses in different areas. When it comes to civil rights, and domestic relations, the democrats have the monopoly. When it comes to the economy, the republicans do. So why on earth do they spend their time bickering for power, instead of actually working together to get things done for the countyr?

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