Politics - News Analysis
Rush Limbaugh, ‘Medal of Freedom’ Winner, Calls Kamala Harris a ‘Ho’ and People are Disgusted
One of the many things that Donald Trump cheapened as president is the Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor. History has never seen a roster of talent like the list of past winners, from Nobel Laureates in physics to Popes, Olympic heroes to musicians. The list is nearly as diverse as … well, America. Not all previous winners were created equal in deserving the award. There are only so many Stephen Hawkings and John Lewis’s running around. But even among the winners that people might have thought to be “questionable,” or less deserving, Rush is the only recipient who made hundreds of millions of dollars promoting himself through the hatred of others. It is Rush’s only claim to fame and is the reason Trump believed Rush deserved the award. The Medal of Freedom will recover, but it will take a while.
Limbaugh lowered the award even further today. People are shocked, but really, what Rush said isn’t that different than the stuff he has been saying all along to get to this point. One thing we know, there wouldn’t be a Donald Trump without a Rush Limbaugh, and Rush Limbaugh didn’t need Donald Trump to say this:
Rush called @KamalaHarris a "Ho" – saying "Joe & Ho" – & accused her of sleeping her way to the top.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) August 16, 2020
What the fck?
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Yes, we damned well do want answers from Republicans! And not just those of us that are parents to young tween girls who want those girls able to grow up in a world where a woman can succeed in whatever she wants and not be resented for it or have to hear sneers about sleeping her way to the top! All of us want some answers, because we all know and love women in our lives except for the people like Rush and Trump who have never loved women or seen women as deserving respect, never mind equality.
Damn it! It is 2020 and yes, the GOP damned well does need to respond. Do they support Rush’s assertion? Should advertisers pull their support? Americans want some answers.
Are you kidding me? THIS IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM? @GOP This is outrageous! How can you stand behind this blatant racism, sexism, disgusting behavior?
— Merritt Kelly (@MerrittKelly1) August 16, 2020
GOP thinks this will HELP get those suburban white women voters???
— Nicoletta (@MissNicoletta) August 16, 2020
A Trumper friend of mine has been saying that line for months. I always suspected he picked up his "humor" from Rush.
[You just confirmed what I suspected as the source. Must be an old attack line.]
He finds it a lot less interesting when I point out the sexual past of Trump.
— Rich Farris (@rfarc9) August 16, 2020
1/2 Repubs have shown time and time again that they do not respect women. Women in their eyes only get ahead by f*ing to the top. Yes, that grotesque behavior will burn them to the ground.
They don't value or think that women have anything to offer other than what their vulgar
— Mik Young 🌊 77 Days left until we Vote Trump OUT (@WWomenL) August 16, 2020
Or been caught reentering the country with a prescription in someone else's name.
— Little Wolf (@VictorS10855858) August 16, 2020
WTF is wrong with the Republican party? They hate people of color. They hate women. They don't care about hungry or sick children. They don't care if you don't have health insurance, and die from Sars- CoV- 2. They don't care if you can't afford your medications. This is insane!
— TrumpWorseThanNixon (@gailyRN) August 16, 2020
They are all Rush. Utterly repulsive bunch of men. To think that man was presented that medal is revolting. The man giving it was equally hideous.
— Canyon Jay 😷 (@canyongirl77) August 16, 2020
They sold their souls many moons ago and are welded to Trump … they will have no issue with Trump and his ever increasingly desperate and offensive attacks on the Dems.
— who knew?🤷🏻♂️ (@Tidos6) August 16, 2020
Trump puts Republicans in an awkward position for this type of attack, given the President's proclivities.
But then, Republicans are immune to the damage from hypocrisy, since it's baked in already.
— Joseph Burns (@josalofilms) August 16, 2020
This is beyond words. It is not at all surprising, but it is still … it is absolutely outrageous.
We want everyone in the GOP to have to answer the question, do they support Rush Limbaugh? Will they join a call to sponsors to pull their ads?
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