MSNBC’s liberal opinion host Ed Schultz went to Madison, Wisconsin for a broadcast on Saturday, to talk live amid an assembled crowd of protesters. He took the opportunity to play the words of Republican radio talker Rush Limbaugh, who in recent days had called the workers “freeloaders” and “parasites,” and suggested they were leading an “anti-democracy movement.”

“If you want to follow the Limbaugh and the Becks of the world, and you want to turn your back on firefighters, turn your back on police officers, turn your back on nurses, turn your back on brothers and sisters who have stood in solidarity to fight for the middle class in America?” Schultz asked. “Is that wrapping yourself in the flag? Hey Rush: why don’t you wrap your fat ass in the flag on Monday?”

This video is from MSNBC’s The Ed Show, broadcast Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy