Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get high’

By David Edwards
Monday, January 27, 2014 15:00 EDT
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Rush Limbaugh (screen capture via ABC News)
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday lampooned President Barack Obama’s upcoming proposals to address inequality by saying that the “Democratic method” would be to require all teenagers to get high on drugs.

In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, the president was expected to discuss the widening gap between rich and poor Americans by proposing solutions for greater upward mobility.

But conservatives lashed out at Obama for so-called class warfare, and Limbaugh predicted that the president would just “complain and whine and moan about inequality.”

“So my idea, proposed here in advance of the president’s State of the Coup address,” Limbaugh said. “To ensure equal beginnings for young people just out of high school and just out of college — ’cause that’s what we’re talking about, right? We must eliminate inequality. We must make sure that the starting point is the same for everybody, correct?”

“So my idea to ensure equal beginnings for 20-somethings in the job market, is all teenagers will be required to get high on the drug of their choice,” he quipped. “They will be required to play video games. They will be required to remain jobless during summer breaks. They will not be allowed to do internships at a company — which are really nothing more than indoctrination camps, as are high school and college — if we’re gonna equalize things using the Democrat method.”

Listen to this audio from the Rush Limbaugh Program, broadcast Jan. 27, 2014.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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