reflections related to disability advocacy, family and (needed) cultural change
Friday, February 05, 2010
Rush Limbaugh Brought Tears to My Eyes Yesterday
Caution: Watch this video at your own risk. I heard it unprepared yesterday and it actually brought me to tears. I am only posting it because when I mentioned the incident to a couple people yesterday they didn't believe me...
My daughter has Down syndrome. I'm not a wimp. I stand up and handle lots, but the furnace blast of abject hatred in Rush Limbaugh's broadcast took my breath away.
On his radio program Limbaugh praised Rahm Emmanuel for calling liberal Democrats r*tards... and that was just the beginning...
Limbaugh yells the r-word over and over again, to ridicule liberals, to mock people with disabilities who deign to say "stop it" when something hurts them, and to deride the disability activists who met with the administration at the White House Wednesday about respect for people with cognitive disabilities.
Limbaugh's tone leaves no doubt. He believes people with cognitive disabilities are nothing:
Beneath contempt... Completely valueless...
Emmanuel's incident was bad enough. Limbaugh's diatribe made Emmanuel look like an absolute saint.
Yesterday Limbaugh stated on his website that he was just quoting Rahm....
Or because he is 6?
Well Rush, as my mother would have said:
"If Rahm Emmanuel jumped off the Barge Canal Bridge would you jump in after him???"
Way to think for yourself AND take responsibility.
I am the mother of three, wife of one. I am a Partners in Policymaking graduate and a committed disability advocate. I want to catch up on my scrapbooking, learn more about art-journaling, get my house in order, read all the books I have set aside to read and change the world--not necessarily in that order. The opinions in this blog are my own and not those of any of employers.