THE PLANK JUNE 25, 2009
Defying parody once again, Rush Limbaugh lays the Sanford affair at President Obama's feet:
[Obama's] trying to kill spirit. All this 'hope' and 'change'--he's trying to kill it. 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.... What he did defies logic.... He up and leaves for five days, doesn't leave anyone in charge of the state in case there's an emergency. 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 South Carolina. He didn't
want any part of it. He lost the battle. He said, 'What the hell. I
mean, I'm -- the federal government's taking over -- what the hell, I
want to enjoy life.'...
I'm not [kidding]. My first thought was he said, 'To hell with this. The Democrats are destroying the country. We can't do anything to stop it. I gave everything I had to stop it here in South Carolina.' ... Folks, there are a lot of people looking at life and saying, 'screw it.' They're saying, 'screw 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 saying, "To hell with all this.... I'm just going to try to enjoy it as much as I can.'
I guess this means we can look forward to a lot more GOP sex scandals...