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Limbaugh defends ‘human shield’ comment: ‘The Democrats use kids as human shields all the time’

By Samantha Kimmey
Friday, January 18, 2013 20:31 EDT
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Rush Limbaugh in 2010 (AFP)
 
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Radio host Rush Limbaugh defended on Friday previous comments that he made that claimed President Obama used children as “human shields” during his gun control announcement.

“This is exactly what I meant, constantly overestimating the ability to get it and a basic intelligence of people on the left,” Limbaugh complained.

“Okay, let me explain it,” he went on. “I hate having to explain it, because when you have to explain it, it means you failed. When I accused Barack Hussein Obama, mm mm mm, as human shields, I’m not mocking the kids. I am saying that Obama is using those children to prevent any criticism of him. He’s hiding behind the kids. They are the human shields protecting Obama from any criticism.”

“That may be, Mr. Limbaugh but you used the term human shield and everybody knows what a human shield is,” Limbaugh said in a high voice in an apparent impersonation of an interrogator.

“What is a human shield, Mr. New Castrati? ‘Mr. Limbaugh, a human shield is, is when Greenpeace or, or Codepink or other civil liberty or rights organization, peace organization, put themselves in front of weapons and bombs and so forth, and you’re talking about kids and gun control and human shields and you’re talking about kids,’” he said.

“How in the world do you get that I was suggesting that there’s any firearm involved? The Democrats use kids as human shields all the time. And they are there to shield them against criticism, and that’s all the kids are for. They’re props,” he concluded.

Listen to the clip, via Media Matters, below.

[Image via AFP]

 
 
 
 
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