Limbaugh Links Liberals to Murderers, Rapists

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 9:05 PM CST
Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, talks with conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh Jan. 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh today complained on his radio show that Democrats have morphed into "liberal socialists" and "must be stopped." That was the routine part. But he then "pushed the envelope," writes Sam Stein in the Huffington Post, with a rant that linked liberal ideas to murderers, rapists, and "this Muslim guy" who beheaded his wife near Buffalo.

"I don't care why they see this country the way they see it," said Limbaugh. "I don't care why a murderer does it. I don't care why a rapist does it. I don't care why this Muslim guy offed his wife's head. The NOW gang is out there saying, 'Oh, that's not domestic violence, that's ... culturally honor killing. ... I don't care why anymore. If I figure it out, I'll be glad to tell you because it's interesting to know, but it doesn't matter in terms of defeating them."