Outdoing even himself, Rush Limbaugh says Obama looks ‘demonic’

By John Byrne
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:07 EDT
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The ever-quotable Rush Limbaugh has fired a new zinger, this time at President Barack Obama.

The conservative talker averred that Obama looked “demonic” in a photograph featured on the conservative website The Drudge Report.

“There are some pictures on the Drudge Report,” Limbaugh said, referencing the conservative website. “I’m gonna hold them up here to the Dittocam. I’ve got too many things to do here, but, folks, these pictures, they look demonic. And I don’t say this lightly. There are a couple pictures, and the eyes, I’m not saying anything here, but just look. It is strange that these pictures would be released. Snerdley is looking at them and … see what I’m talking about? It’s very, very, very strange. An American president has never had facial expressions like this. At least we’ve never seen photos of an American president with facial expressions like this.”

The photograph follows.

Earlier this month, in a polemic almost worthy of Ayn Rand herself, Limbaugh declared that “some people are just born to be slaves.”

But that’s fine, Limbaugh explained, because “everybody’s needed for something.”

“There is no equality,” he said on his radio show. “You cannot guarantee that any two people will end up the same. And you can’t legislate it, and you can’t make it happen. You can try, under the guise of fairness and so forth, but some people are self-starters, and some people are born lazy. Some people are born victims. Some people are just born to be slaves.”

Limbaugh seemed to be echoing the “objectivist” philosopher Ayn Rand’s belief that only a few gifted people are capable of moving society forward, while all others must depend on the efforts of the elite few for their well-being.

“Some people … are born and they’re not going to take anything from anybody,” Limbaugh continued. “They’re going to be totally in charge of their lives. They’re not going to sit around and wait for something. They’re going to make it happen. You can see this throughout the American population.”

With earlier reporting by Raw Story.

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