Friday, November 26, 2010

Rush Limbaugh's American History

A Very Special Rush Thanksgiving

Not a day goes by that Rush Limbaugh can't help himself but be on the opposite side of a Barack Obama statement. And this Thanksgiving was no different.

This time, Limbaugh tried to rewrite 400 years of American history by bastardizing the meaning of President Obama's Thanksgiving Day proclamation. While the President made reference to "the compassion and contributions of Native Americans, whose skill in agriculture helped the early colonists survive," Limbaugh, on cue, twisted it into some affront against America and how much Obama hates it.

"So, we were the invaders," complained Limbaugh. "We were incompetent idiots. We didn't know how to feed ourselves so they came along and showed us how and that's what Thanksgiving is all about."
"This has got to be parody," Limbaugh said. "Somebody is toying with me. Somebody is seeing if they can get one past me. Somebody is trying to take advantage of me being not as focused on the day before Thanksgiving and falling for this prank."
"He says nothing about the Constitution in his Thanksgiving Day proclamation because he's got a problem with it," Limbaugh claimed.
What does Thanksgiving have to do with the Constitution which was created 166 in the future of that "first" Thanksgiving? And about the early settlers being invaders? Uh, yeah. They were. And isn't the fact that the 1621 colonists were helped by Native Americans in learning to harvest crops in soil foreign to the Pilgrims well known?

But hey, I suppose those who listen to Limbaugh don't tune in to get accurate history lessons, or accurate anything, really. They tune in to hear stuff like this:
Obama: "This Thanksgiving Day, we reflect on the compassion and contributions of Native Americans, whose skill in agriculture helped the early colonists survive, and whose rich culture continues to add to our Nation's heritage."
Limbaugh: " their casinos and on their reservations."
Happy Thanksgiving, Rush, you racist bastard.


jhw22 said...

I wish some Native Americans still scalped people.


NowhereMan said...

I guess Rush never went to elementary school