Rush Limbaugh in a moment of clarity Tuesday morning began explaining how he is the reason so many people in the United States are misinformed, hate women, and are fine with being morbidly obese.
Up until now, Limbaugh has used his daily talk show to go off on tangents, speak only in opinion, and mock facts for having a liberal bias. He’s attacked women, calling those who use contraception “sluts” and all people who choose to eat healthy “socialists.”
Early in his broadcast he said:
“Listen, people – I’m not one to ever own up to something that I’ve done, but now that Barack Obama has won reelection I’ve got to claim a lot of the blame for myself. Hell, I’m the reason so many are stupid, misogynistic, and fat. I mock women who are smart and speak their minds. I taunt those who think it’s better to eat healthy, and I don’t ever use factual evidence in my statements. Truth be told, I’m probably the reason most of the world hates America. I’m an (bleep)hole. I certified monster who spews lies, and hate for ratings. The worst part is, I’ve solidified and validated the views of many other (bleep)holes around the nation. For this, I’m not sorry, but do own it. Thanks for tuning in though.”
It’s not an apology, but it’s a start. The first step is owning your bad behavior. The next step would be fixing it. To be honest, I don’t think we’ll ever get that out of Rush Limbaugh. I also can’t tell if he’s proud of what he’s done and bragging, or if he’s regretful. We’ll have to wait and see if he changes his tune on his future broadcasts.