Rush Limbaugh is Dead and I’m Unapologetically Dancing on His Grave

“Don’t speak ill of the dead” is a maxim that’s universally recognized as a basic rule of conduct. Even when a tyrant or dictator dies, we’re expected to maintain a modicum of decorum and refrain from dancing on the dearly departed’s grave.

Well, I call bullshit on that tired old proverb, that ain’t how we roll in the 21st century. When Trump bites the bullet, I’m going to dance the Macarena on his grave.

I’m glad to see that many in the media share my mindset, when the quintessential shock jock Rush Limbaugh finally succumbed to terminal cancer the Huffington Post’s headline screamed: “BIGOT, MISOGYNIST, HOMOPHOBE, CRANK: RUSH LIMBAUGH DEAD.” Twitter was even less restrained, they metaphorically danced and pissed on his grave.

It is a mortal sin to mourn the passing of a millionaire who reeked of white privilege and who was contemptuous of religious and racial minorities, and the poor and disenfranchised. I don’t care what deity you worship, I’m sure He will give you a dispensation to mark the death of Limbaugh by criticizing the vile creature and everything he represented.

For decades Limbaugh viciously mocked gay AIDS victims, feminists, immigrants and just about everyone else who wasn’t a white Christian conservative. He dedicated the last days of his life undermining democracy by ardently promoting the false conspiracy theory that Joe Biden stole the 2020 election from Donald Trump.

As a poor progressive Hispanic, I represent the person that Limbaugh attacked mercilessly for decades, and upon his death all I can say is: Fuck you Limbaugh, I hope you rot in hell.

Rush Limbaugh’s Homophobic Comments About Mayor Pete

“They’re looking at Mayor Pete, 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage. And they’re saying, ‘OK, how’s this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband onstage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s going to happen there?’”

Rush Limbaugh

Last week controversial conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism when he suggested that America is “still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president.”

The 69-year-old conservative icon and longtime cigar smoker has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, and his days are numbered. You’d think an individual diagnosed with a terminal disease would be contemplative and concerned with his legacy, and consequently be very careful about the words that he speaks to his weekly audience of 20 million.

But Limbaugh has a decades long history of making homophobic, racist and misogynist comments, and his pending mortality isn’t enough to make him curb his worst instincts.

Dinosaurs like Limbaugh are dying out, witness the fact that many leading conservatives criticized his homophobic remarks. Even President Donald Trump disagreed with Limbaugh’s assessment. When asked by radio host Geraldo Rivera if Americans were ready to elect a gay man to be president he replied:

“I think there would be some that wouldn’t, but I wouldn’t be among that group, to be honest with you. … It doesn’t seem to be hurting Pete Buttigieg … very much.”

Let’s examine Limbaugh’s vile comments:

“They’re looking at Mayor Pete, 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage.”

Limbaugh depicts Mayor Pete as an exhibitionist who loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage. Mayor Pete loves his husband, and he has every right to kiss him at home, or in public, though I’m not sure he has ever kissed him on the debate stage.

“And they’re saying, ‘OK, how’s this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband onstage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump?”

How’s it going to look? Very endearing that Mayor Pete has so much love and affection for his husband. That’s how it’s going to look. If only Trump would demonstrate affection for his wife.

Donald Trump, “Mr. Man”, really? Are we talking about Cadet Bone Spurs who was too cowardly to fight in Vietnam? Are you talking about the short-fingered vulgarian who is so insecure that he mocks and ridicules the physical appearance of his political rivals, including women? I’d rather have a beer with a real man like Pete Buttigieg, a veteran who has the courage to run as an openly gay presidential candidate, than with weak and insecure men like Limbaugh and Trump.

Shock Jock Resigns After Being Asked Not to Criticize Donald Trump

“Bruce Bond has quit his position at WTPA.

The reason for Bond`s departure, he said, was that he was unwilling to comply with a directive from the WTPA general manager to curtail political discussion, specifically regarding President Trump.

The outspoken shock jock shared a photo on Facebook of a letter asking him to not criticize the president. In the post, Bond said that `there is this really ugly political environment in this country with the current President` and that he would be unable to continue in the job if he were unable to `continue being honest to my fans & listeners.`”

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To demand that a shock jock refrain from criticizing Trump is akin to insisting that a basketball player refrain from trash talking or requiring a baseball player not to adjust his crotch.

Trump is a big fat target, and he provides enough fodder for a shock jock to make fun of him all day long. I`ve even heard disc jockeys at easy listening radio stations wax apoplectic condemning Trump.

I write a column for The Ledger, a conservative publication, and the publisher has enough sense not to demand that I resist from criticizing Trump. I`ve written over a hundred anti-Trump articles in the last couple of years; I would go nuts if I didn`t have an outlet for ridiculing the buffoon.

Kudos to Bond for prizing his integrity and character over a salary, even if he`s only able to land a job doing a podcast he`s much better off.

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