Rush Limbaugh worked himself up into such a feverish level of phony outrage over the new Priorities USA attacking Romney's position on healthcare that he let slip something he probably should have kept to himself.
RUSH: So now, now Romney wants steelworkers' wives to get cancer and die. You've got Democrats out there hearing this, and their tongues hit the floor. "Oh, yeah, yeah! Man, really great ad! Really, really great ad." And the guys call here and they want to talk about it? You have to engage people in conversation about this? Try to imagine being in a group of people and some lunatic accuses you, as a Republican, of wanting to starve kids.Of course Rush wants his listeners to think an attack on Romney's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a band-aid solution of Free Market nostrums, is actually an offensive vicious personal attack on the character of all Republicans everywhere. Rush wants them to think they personally, are being falsely tarnished as "murders" by this ad attacking their standard bearer's "Let Them Eat Cake" approach to reforming a dysfunctional health care system. Rush wants them to see this ad as more liberal effrontery that imputes their personal honor.
Rush moves on to demonizing Democrats in the most scathing terms he can think of.
RUSH: You actually get into a discussion about that and try to convince him he's wrong. You have no prayer. You don't have a chance. Now, how upside down is that? How upside down is that? You don't have a prayer. If somebody's gonna believe that, you don't have a prayer of changing their mind. If some glittering jewel of colossal ignorance believes this stuff and you end up in a conversation with him, there's no way you're gonna change his mind.Then Rush blurts out this offensive characterization Democrats and supporters of Health Care Reform.
RUSH: You're dealing with something barely human in the first place in terms of intelligence. So you take this further and you say, "Okay, as a political party, how should the Republicans react?" Look, it's real. There's an ad out there saying Mitt Romney killed this guy's wife!
Wanting to reform a dysfunctional health care system makes you "barely human in the first place in terms of intelligence."!! Wanting a Health Care System to work for more Americans shows you're a "glittering jewel of colossal ignorance"!!
Its time to call out Rush for demeaning his political adversaries as being "barely human ...in terms of intelligence."
This slanderous bully needs to be taken down a notch for his attack dehumanizing his political opponents.