Limbaugh: This sequester hysteria makes me ashamed of my country

posted at 9:21 am on February 22, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

We missed this yesterday, but this epic rant is worth a listen today, especially since even Politico started off the day wondering if Barack Obama’s hysteria on the sequester cuts he proposed was really sustainable.  Rush Limbaugh told his audience that this is nothing but the same nonsense he’s seen for the last quarter-century in order to justify eve-growing federal budgets.  It insults the intelligence of all Americans to see these scare tactics rolled out in opposition to a reduction in the increase of federal spending of just 2.2%, and the fact that people are buying it makes Rush “ashamed“:

“To be watching all of this, to have my intelligence – all of us – to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it is….it just makes me ashamed,” Limbaugh explained, “Seriously man, here we get worked up over 44 billion dollars – that’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year.” …

I’ve said the same things over and over for 25 years,” Limbaugh said, adding that it didn’t matter who was in power. “It’s the same stuff, it’s the same threats, it’s the same arguments, over and over nothing ever changes.”

“We just keep spending more money, we create more dependency, we get more and more irresponsible one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured,” Limbaugh added. “Except for the real crisis that nobody ever addresses and that is we can’t afford it.”

Charlie Spiering wonders whether Rush deliberately timed this blast.  Four years and one day earlier, another commentator’s frustration boiled over, and sparked a political movement:

A similar frustration boiled over was when Rick Santelli gave his speech heard around the world calling for a new Tea Party

That rant was almost exactly four years ago, on February 19, 2009.

 


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