On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh backed out of his promise to leave the country and move to Costa Rica if health care reform passed. Limbaugh said that he never said that he was going to move there but that, “Once all this gets implemented, I am going there for my health care.” Apparently, Limbaugh’s trip to Costa Rica will happen at the same time Sean Hannity gets waterboarded.
Here is the original audio from March 8:
“I’ll just tell you this. If this passes and its five years from now, and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.”
Here is today’s audio from Media Matters:
Limbaugh said, “It’s funny. I can’t tell you how many invitations I am getting to go to Costa Rica today who thought that I said I would move to Costa Rica if we got health care passed. No, no, no once all this implemented I am going there for my health care. They’re asking me to go ahead and move.”
You know when Rush’s own listeners are asking him to move to Costa Rica, maybe they aren’t kidding? It might not be a joke, Rush. Your drug fueled delusions and rants might have even started to frighten the blue hairs at home who are tuning in. In all fairness, Limbaugh was originally asked where he was going to go to get his health care, and that is how the whole Costa Rica thing started, but he did manage to bask in the publicity generated by his statement. He never bothered to correct it until today.
The moral of this story is that conservative talkers can’t be trusted to keep their word on anything. Remember Sean Hannity’s offer to be waterboarded for charity? Well in light of recent events, maybe bringing up Hannity and charity isn’t such a great example, but these guys never keep their word on anything, so one should not be surprised that Limbaugh backed out of Costa Rica. If Rush really loved America, then there could be no greater demonstration of his patriotism than leaving it. Be a patriot Rush, move to Costa Rica!!!
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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