No One Ever Accused Rush Limbaugh of Being a Deep Thinker
| October 24, 2006 at 08:56 am
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Rush Limbaugh may have just achieved the nearly impossible -- he's
proven himself an even bigger dick than I thought he was. In
criticizing an ad for Missouri Democratic Senate candidate Claire
McCaskill, Limbaugh accuses actor Michael J. Fox of faking his
You need to see this. It's a spot running in St. Louis during World
Series games, bought and paid for and approved by the Democrat [sic]
Senate candidate, Claire McCaskill. Now, I want you to listen to this.
This is Michael J. Fox, aired during a World Series game, and I will
describe for you what he's doing in this commercial after you've heard
[begin audio clip]
FOX: As you might
know, I care deeply about stem cell research. In Missouri, you can
elect Claire McCaskill, who shares my hope for cures. Unfortunately,
Senator Jim Talent opposes expanding stem cell research. Senator Talent
even wanted to criminalize the science that gives us the chance for
hope. They say all politics is local, but that's not always the case.
What you do in Missouri matters to millions of Americans, Americans
McCASKILL: I'm Claire McCaskill, and I approve this message.
[end audio clip]
Now, this is Michael J. Fox. He's got Parkinson's disease. And in this
commercial, he is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He is moving
all around and shaking. And it's purely an act. This is the only time I
have ever seen Michael J. Fox portray any of the symptoms of the
disease he has. I know he's got it and he's raising money for it, but
when I've seen him in public, I've never seen him betray any of the
symptoms. But this commercial, he -- he's just all over the place. He
can barely control himself. He can control himself enough to stay in
the frame of the picture, and he can control himself enough to keep his
eyes right on the lens, the teleprompter. But his head and shoulders
are moving all over the place, and he is acting like his disease is
deteriorating because Jim Talent opposes research that would help him,
Michael J. Fox, get cured. Jim Talent does not oppose stem cell
research, he opposes fetal stem cell research but not adult. But this
is reminiscent, and I don't have time -- yes, I do. Here, listen to
[then-Democratic vice presidential candidate] John Edwards, the Breck
girl, on the campaign trail, October 11th, 2004:
clip]: If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that
we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve
are going to walk -- get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.
And I think, didn't he even say -- they said it at a debate. I don't
know if he said it at a convention. So this is really shameless, folks,
this is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his
medication or he's acting, one of the two.
This illustrates the biggest problem that Republicans face today -- their own awesome stupidity.
Let's think about this for just a moment. That's all it really takes.
So much of what the right believes or does or says would never get off
the ground if they let someone think about it for a minute. This is one
of those times...