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Rush Limbaugh: Don’t Donate to Haiti Victims
Challenged by a caller during his show Thursday, Limbaugh said: “If I said it, I meant to say it, and I do believe that everything is political to this president.”
“Everything this president sees is a political opportunity, including Haiti, and he will use it to burnish his credentials with minorities in this country and around the world, and to accuse Republicans of having no compassion,” Limbaugh said in comments flagged by the liberal blogÂ Think Progress.
Limbaugh has come under fire from both the right and the left for saying that the earthquake played directly intoÂ Obama’s hands, allowing him to look “compassionate.” The host claimed the White House’s response would bolster Obama’s standing in the “light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country.”
He also appeared to discourage help for the island nation, saying, “We’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the U.S. income tax.” Â Â Read more:Â politico.com
But no matter how much money we throw at the problem, they will still call us “racist” and hate us!
Update from Tim Blair:
Says Glover: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen,Â this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” His obscene opinion would beÂ bigger news if Glover had â€“ in the manner of others â€“ idiotically blamed aÂ less-fashionable deity.
(NEWSER) â€“ Rush Limbaugh doesn’t see why you should donate to the Haiti earthquake relief effort. “We’ve already donated to Haiti!” he declared. “It’s called the US income tax!” He then goes on to point out that lots of churches and other groups are already trying to help. “There are people who do charitable work every day in Haiti. It’s not as though… it’s our fault.”
“There are people that have been trying to save Haiti, just as we’re trying to save Africa. You just can’t keep throwing money at it, because the dictatorships there just take it all,” he continues, apparently having drifted onto the topic of Haitian poverty. Besides, even if the people did get the money, that would just stop them from bothering to support themselves. “It’s a simple matter of self-reliance.”
Other News from Haiti
ByÂ Debbie Schlusselâ€“Fred Taub of Boycott Watch (who has frequently been on FOX News and FOX Business commenting on Aruba and nearby Atlantic island states). Fred has a terrific, interesting, brief piece on the calamitous 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. He notes how, while his heart goes out to the Haitian people and he hopes for their recovery, he wonders why the United Nations is there in the first place. Plus he notes that, of course, without fail, the country that everyone hatesâ€“the United Statesâ€“is always there to the rescue, as it is now. ReadFred’s piece.
CNN has posted a video of the immediate aftermath of the earthquake in HaitiÂ here. It’s horrifying.
Jews to the front:
The IDF is sending 220 people to Haiti to set up a field hospital to help in the aftermath of a massive earthquake there yesterday. Among those going areÂ 40 doctors and 24 nurses. Most of them are leaving for Haiti on Thursday night. For those who want to see more pictures of the IDF preparations, you can find themÂ here andÂ here. Â Carls has more>>