Rush Limbaugh suggested on Wednesday that President Barack Obama was “having an orgasm” after Pope Francis called unfettered capitalism the “new tyranny,” which the radio host said was the same as “ripping America.”
“This is the president citing the pope, his new best friend, because the pope is ripping America, the pope ripping capitalism,” the radio host explained. “And Obama’s having an orgasm. Jeremiah Wright is beside himself. Jeremiah Wright thought he was Obama’s preacher, now pope somehow has co-opted Obama.”
“This guy can’t wait to rip this country apart, every day, whenever there’s an opportunity to criticize this country, he’s the first in line,” Limbaugh said of the president. “And that is just an outright falsehood that the increasing inequality — income, wealth, whatever — is most pronounced in our country.”
“And I tell you the way he means that, ‘We’ve got too many rich people, we need more people who are poor and lower middle class, that’s the only way we can have equality and fairness.’ This is just — people have got to be cringing that they ever voted for this guy.”
Limbaugh also noted that the pope had asked why it was “not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
“How could it not be a news item when four people die in Benghazi?” Limbaugh quipped. “How did that not end up being a news item? Four people!”
Watch this video from the Rush Limbaugh Program, broadcast Dec. 4, 2013.
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