Rush: Planned Parenthood Doing the Klan's Job?
Limbaugh surely knew latest comment would get headlines
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2011 8:32 AM CST
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(Newser) – Another day, another controversial soundbite from Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, the radio show host took on the subject of New York’s racial anti-abortion billboard, calling New York City “the abortion capital of the world” and bemoaning, in particular, the “60% abortion rate among black women in New York City.” He went into a rage over the fact that “liberals” and “leftists” are the ones running Planned Parenthood and placing clinics “in black neighborhoods.” And then he got to his most controversial line—likely for the simple reason, writes Jon Bershad on Mediaite, that Limbaugh knew it would create a scandal.

“My God, folks, this is, this is, well, this is intolerable,” Limbaugh said, before laughing and continuing, “Well, I don’t know if we should go that far. Planned Parenthood, doing the job the Klan could never finish? Is that what you think?” As Bershad points out, “Not only does [Limbaugh] laugh, he phrases his perfect quote as if it already were a freaking blog headline! That guy knows exactly what he wants. So, yeah, here’s your outraged blog post, Rush. That was a ridiculous thing to say. But, come on, you knew that, didn’t you?”

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Mar 7, 2011 4:53 PM CST
Why do democrats hate black people?
Feb 27, 2011 10:30 AM CST
It would be funny or maybe even entertaining if the comments of this blowhard weren't taken so seriously by so many. He knows how to hit the buttons regardless if what he says have any facts. He'll tell you he's only a commentator and this is his opinion, but to too many his words are taken like Gospel. I know people who put on headphones while sitting at the pool relaxing and listening to Rush. By the time he's done there's so revved up they are looking for an argument with anyone who might disagree. We are already seeing friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow workers are riled up and ready to argue. Wow, this is not the place I grew up and not the place our parents grew up. And all the while old Rush is making millions by peddling hate. And you thought it was all about the economy, no sorry to say, it's about power, Rush's own greed and his need to be the all powerful one.
Feb 27, 2011 7:15 AM CST
The earth has 57.3 million square miles of land. The population is rapidly approaching seven billion people. If you assume that around 50% of the earth is not habitable (mountains, Antarctica, Greenland, deserts, etc.), you get a present population density of 244 people per square mile. Assuming it would be nice to leave a little space for elephants, chickens, cows, Yorkies, spiders, etc., and further assuming it would be nice to maintain some cultivatable land for the growing of food, the earth seems to be getting a tad crowded. If mankind is to escape soylent green as a food staple, we might want to embrace Planned Parenthood.