Limbaugh: 'Sick' Attempts To Blame Conservatives
With Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life after Saturday’s shooting in Arizona, Rush Limbaugh angrily blasted the left on Monday for its “sick” attempts to take political advantage from the tragedy.
Limbaugh railed against suggestions from the mainstream media and others that Sarah Palin, the tea party, and conservatives in general were somehow to blame for inspiring 22-year-old shooter Jared Loughner, whose rampage killed six and injured 13.
“What an embarrassing weekend,” Rush told listeners to his radio show. “I knew this was going to happen. “It has led a number of people to make fools of themselves. The sheriff of Pima County has made a fool of himself.
“Most in the drive-by media have been illustrating why we call them the drive-by media. To take an incident like this, and try to turn it to political advantage by connecting it to people who have absolutely nothing to do with the sordid event, is silly on its face.
“One of the first acts of insanity is to take an obviously deranged kid, insane, irrational, and try to analyze him with sanity and rationality.
“It is all political. I was blamed for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.”