They say no one should be happy that someone has cancer. But what if that person is Rush Limbaugh, a racist and sexist who doesn’t give a damn about other human beings and paved the way for propagandists like Sean Hannity and liars like Donald Trump?
Because during his show on Monday, Limbaugh broke the news to his listeners that he has advanced lung cancer.
“So, I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you,” Limbaugh said. “It’s a struggle for me because I had to inform my staff earlier today. I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”
“I told the staff today that I have a deeply personal relationship with God that I do not proselytize about, but I do, and I have been working that relationship tremendously,” he continued. “I am, at the moment, experiencing zero symptoms.”
While he seeks treatment, Limbaugh will not be on the air as often.
But as First Lady Melania Trump once said: “I really don’t care, do you?”
After all, we’re talking about a man who attacked school lunches and said poor kids should starve or dumpster dive.
Limbaugh also railed against accessible healthcare for low-income Americans even as he is able to afford the very best doctors and treatment money can buy.
And don’t forget that he has repeatedly slut-shamed women who use birth control.
Most ironically, Limbaugh once glorified smoking and claimed secondhand smoke doesn’t kill anyone. He even said he deserves a medal for smoking.
Well, he didn’t get a medal. He got lung cancer. And now conservatives expect everyone to sympathize with his plight and send thoughts and prayers for him to get better.
That’s not going to happen though, and it shouldn’t. As someone who has covered Limbaugh for a decade, I can say that he deserves zero sympathy. If we truly live in a world in which God punishes evil people as evangelicals claim, there’s no punishment more fitting than cancer for someone who has been a cancer on our nation for decades spewing his poison on the airwaves every day.
Of course, Fox News host Sean Hannity had something to say about Limbaugh upon hearing the news.
“I don’t think talk radio would ever be anything like it is, or I’d be here, if it wasn’t for all that Rush has done,” Hannity said.
Ugh, don’t remind us.
The fact that Limbaugh gave rise to President Donald Trump’s top propagandist is more than enough reason to loathe him.
Cancer claims the lives of over half a million Americans every year, yet Limbaugh and his conservative ilk have worked to prevent the very universal healthcare that could have saved and could still save many of those lives. Limbaugh is living proof that only the wealthy can afford the best healthcare here, all while denying the same quality healthcare at an affordable cost to everyone else.
Sadly, even if Limbaugh beats the disease, it won’t change his perspective. He’ll still be the same poisonous racist sexist a**hole he’s always been. Let’s face it, our country would be better, in this case, if cancer wins.
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