If you do not know who Rush Limbaugh is, you are lucky. He is a disgusting racist, bigot, hate-filled, obese, old white man who is partly responsible for the division of the American people. His unapologetic worship of Trump and right-wing extremists have poisoned the weak-minded in America for decades.
Last week the right-wing puppet announced that he has stage four cancer. I have experienced multiple deaths among my family and friends who died from this terrible disease. I am not a man who hates. However, the harm that Limbaugh has done to our nation for 31 years is deplorable and irreparable. I will not miss his biased and degrading radio broadcasts.
What did your illegitimate president do? He made another rash and ill-advised decision to award Limbaugh the ‘Medal of Freedom’ during the State of the Union address Tuesday evening. His trophy wife placed the medal on Limbaugh’s chubby neck; another embarrassment for our nation.
The Medal of Freedom is bestowed to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” according to the White House.
Does this apply to Limbaugh? Not in a single way. Limbaugh is an enemy of every American who cherishes the Constitution. Following are the lies Trump regurgitated about Limbaugh.
“Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet,” the President said during his speech, thanking the radio host for his “decades of tireless devotion to our country.”
“I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Trump said, instructing the first lady to bestow the medal on Limbaugh.
Every time I think that Trump could not reach a lower level of debauchery, he proves me wrong. When the orange fool pardoned Joe Arpaio, I cringed. As he defended disgraced Navy Seal, Eddie Gallagher, who committed multiple atrocities, and was denounced by his own team, I became enraged. This travesty may be Trump’s ultimate failure. Limbaugh has done more harm to America than any other individual other than Moscow Mitch McConnell, and Donald John Trump. (Sorry, Sean Hannity; I know you’re trying.)
The following is just a small list of Medal of Freedom recipients. You decide if Limbaugh deserves to be on the list.
Jimmy Stewart, (also served WWII), Walt Disney, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Danny Kaye, Meryl Streep, T.S. Eliot, John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Irving Berlin, Count Basie, Aretha Franklin, Yo Yo Ma, Stevie Wonder, Ansel Adams, Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall, Fred Rogers, Carol Burnett, Andy Griffith, Jonas Salk, Lieutenant Jimmy Doolittle, General Colin Powell, Bill Gates, and Martin Luther King. There are many, many more.
The truth is that every other recipient is likely embarrassed that an evil man who hates his country was given the same award they rightfully deserved.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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