On Tuesday’s broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show, conservative windbag and hateful misogynist Rush Limbaugh commended and praised the NFL for their light punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. The NFL suspended Rice for two games for his involvement in a domestic dispute with his then-fiancee earlier this year. Rice punched out his now-wife in an Atlantic City elevator and was seen on tape dragging her unconscious body through the hotel. The NFL has received harsh criticism for the suspension of Rice, which is seen as disproportionately light in comparison to the penalties the league hands out for marijuana and performance-enhancing drug use.
Limbaugh expressed his joy with the NFL’s decision because feminists and liberals are upset with the light suspension. In Limbaugh’s worldview, anything that angers ‘feminazis’ and the ‘Drive-By media’ is cool with him, even if it involves a man punching out a woman.
Below is an excerpt of his remarks Tuesday via the transcript from his show’s website:
RUSH: The feminazis, the feminazis are fried! They’re really worked up over the Ray Rice suspension, the Baltimore Ravens. The commissioner of the NFL sent a guy out to try to explain what happened. He ended up throwing gasoline on the fire, made it worse. I watched a couple of women on CNN this morning just livid. These were elderly feminazis. By the way, that’s another thing. There’s another story that I have in the Stack here, and we’ve been talking about this, this fascinating demographic stuff.
The feminazis are just livid that he only got two games for punching his wife. Now, apparently the story is that she spit on him and then he uppercut her. That’s the latest. She spit on him and I learned that from the two aging dinosaur Jurassic Park feminazis on CNN today. (interruption) Well, yeah, Stephen A. Smith. And they were ragging on him today, these two feminazis were. They want him fired. They claim his apology was on a teleprompter, which means somebody wrote it and he didn’t really mean it, So they’re after Stephen A. Smith at ESPN. He did do his apology on the prompter just to make sure he didn’t start ad-libbing and going off.
But, anyway, these Jurassic Park feminazis, I mean, livid. They started citing lyrics that were in a Rihanna song or something about Rihanna getting beat up in a song. They were just on a roll today, and they’re really upset. Even if Ray Rice’s wife spit on him, it still is no justification for Ray Rice upper cutting her in the jaw, knocking her out and dragging her out of the elevator. Any rate, that did happen. He got a two-game suspension, and they want much more because they’re like everybody else, “Wait a minute, you can use marijuana and get thrown out of the game for a year. You can DUI kill somebody, I mean, what are we talking about here?” They think it’s grossly unfair, so the commish went out to try to explain it.
But what really has feminazis ragged off, and this was funny. Baltimore Ravens fans are purchasing Ray Rice jerseys in record numbers. Baltimore Ravens fans are purchasing pink Ray Rice jerseys in record numbers. They’re offering pink jerseys because of the NFL’s… (interruption) Yeah, breast cancer awareness campaign. They do it every October where the players all wear pink something or other on the field, and it’s for the whole month.
Limbaugh made sure to not only pick on feminists, but “Jurassic Park feminazis.” Throughout Tuesday’s broadcast, Limbaugh was trying to convince his listeners that young women today are rejecting feminism and liberal ideology and embracing conservatism and old-school family values. Essentially, today’s women know their place and feminism is dying. Therefore, only a handful of older women represent the feminist viewpoint and they will soon die off. Of course, this is a 63-year-old man saying this on talk radio, so obviously he is well aware of the millennial female mindset.
Anyway, El Rushbo thinks domestic violence is funny because it really gets “feminazis ragged off.” I think it needs to be pointed out on a daily basis to Republicans and conservatives that you’ve allowed Rush Limbaugh to be the voice of your party. He helps to set the Republican agenda and he considers himself a ‘kingmaker’ who believes he can make or break conservative politicians. Despite his ratings struggles and advertisers fleeing the networks that carry him, Limbaugh still reaches millions of listeners. And he says things like this. Every. Single. Day.
The fact that nobody in a leadership position within the GOP will ever speak out against Limbaugh is telling. They don’t want to cross him for fear that he’ll speak poorly of them on his show. The fact is he speaks directly for the Republican Party. Period.
Justin Baragona is the Managing Editor at Politicus Sports as well as Senior Editor at PoliticusUSA. He was a political writer for 411Mania.com before joining PoliticusUSA. Politically, Justin considers himself a liberal but also a realist and pragmatist. Currently, Justin lives in St. Louis, MO and is married. Besides writing, he also runs his own business after spending a number of years in the corporate world. You can follow Justin on Twitter either with his personal handle (@justinbaragona) or the Sports site’s (@PoliticusSports).