Rush Limbaugh is one self satisfied fat cat these days, after Melania draped the Medal of Freedom around his neck at the SOTU. If he was a Trumpkin before, he’s now the High Priest of the Cult. Monday the topic turned to Pete Buttigieg and got ugly — but the good ole boy is making light of it all, just being cool and basking in the glow of self importance. Daily Beast:
“A gay guy, 37 years old, loves kissing his husband on debate stages,” Limbaugh exclaimed. “Can you see Trump have fun with that?”
Limbaugh went on in this vein, talking about “Mr. Man” Donald Trump, claiming to be oblivious to the reaction he caused until his BFF in the White House called in.
“Hell, the president even called me about this,” he said in a segment first flagged by Media Matters. “The president checks in every now and then to see how I’m doing. He’s such a nice guy. And he called.” […]
I told the White House, ‘Look, I’ve got a medical procedure in 10 minutes. Can you have the president call me back in 35 [minutes]?’” Limbaugh added. “And they did.” […]
“So, he called back, and he said ‘Rush, I just got to tell you something. Never apologize, don’t ever—’ and I said, ‘For what?’” Limbaugh noted. “Well, I had no idea this thing had even bubbled up, you know? I’m doing the medical thing that I have to do here. And I wasn’t even aware of this.”
Limbaugh has a history of homophobic commentary and he’s playing us if he expects us to believe that he had no idea there would be any notice of his mockery of Buttigieg or any blow back there from. Get used to it, it’s a long way until November and this is what’s going to be pouring out of right-wing radio, ignorance, intolerance and malice. But Buttigieg’s retort was perfect, quadruple-married Limbaugh is hardly the paragon of family values and he’s “not going to be lectured on family values” by him.
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