Rush Limbaugh Comments On Quake Struck Haiti

January 14th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Rush LimbaughJan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The racist attitude of the radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh came out very clearly on his show on Jan 13. He did not falter to attack President Barack Obama for taking instant action after the Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake. He points out that when Umar Faroul Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a transcontinental airliner, Barack Obama who was on a holiday then, took three days to address this subject. However, his support for the Haiti issue came right after the tragedy, much to Rush Limbaugh’s surprise. He further says, this incident will make Barack Obama happy as his administration will get a chance to “use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community, in the… the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It’s made to order for them.”

He even made some insensitive comments on former president Bill Clinton’s appointment as UN envoy of Haiti. He says, “I’m just gonna tell you, if I was named envoy to Haiti, I’d quit government. Envoy to Haiti? You can’t even pick up a prostitute down there without genuine fear of AIDS.” This comment of Rush Limbaugh has hurt the sentiments of people.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere which needs external support. The land had to suffer dictatorship for years. It is affected by four hurricanes in the recent past. It is badly in need of help. Undoubtedly, the jibe coming at a time when Haiti is braving the odds of the aftermath of the terrible earthquake, is certainly not going to be taken up well by anyone. On grounds of humanity at least, the quake struck region could have been spared by Rush Limbaugh.

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