On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh blamed the volcanic eruption in Iceland on the passage of health care reform in the United States. While talking about Obama’s claims that health care reform has not brought about Armageddon, Limbaugh said, “I think the Earth may have opened up. God may have replied.” God is punishing Europe for the health care bill in America.
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Limbaugh said, “You know a couple of days after the health care bill was signed Obama was walking around saying hey you know I am looking around the Earth hasn’t opened up, no Armageddon out there the birds are still chirping. I think the Earth may have opened up. God may have replied. This volcano in Iceland has grounded more airplanes. Air space has been more affected than even after 9/11 because of this plume, because of this ash cloud.”
Rush Limbaugh has now thrown any bit on sanity that he had left out of the window. Let’s play along here for a second and ask ourselves, if God really was angry about the passage of health care reform, probably because there is a man power shortage in heaven, why would he punish the more socialistic countries in Europe for the passage of a watered down health care bill that contains no nationalization, in the United States?
You would think that if God had enough to even care about domestic policy in the United States, and he was really mad, he might, oh, I don’t know, punish the United States and not Europe. This is all part of Limbaugh’s rampant Obama paranoia. He is now blaming Barack Obama’s policies for natural disasters on other continents. What’s next Obama’s allowing of same sex couple hospital visits caused the Chinese earthquake? This is the kind of farcical nonsense that the right wing’s hatred of Obama has driven them to.
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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