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Here are 5 of the most ridiculous, buffoonish things Rush Limbaugh has said about Robert Mueller’s investigation

November 30, 2018 in Blogs

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

When right-wing media figures are nervous, they'll cling to any desperate excuse.

In the early 1990s, AM talk radio star Rush Limbaugh was very critical of Republican Patrick Buchanan’s protectionist, isolationist “America first” agenda. But now that President Donald Trump is promoting that same type of agenda, Limbaugh is one of Trump’s leading carnival barkers—and that includes jumping through hoops to defame the Russia-related investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Limbaugh has made one ridiculous comment after another about Mueller’s probe, trying to paint the special counsel as a shameless tool of the Democratic Party despite his numerous GOP connections.

But then, Limbaugh has always had his contradictions. Limbaugh, infamously, had a major addiction to OxyContin in 2003 when he was still ranting and raving in favor of the War on Drugs and draconian prison sentences for even minor drug offenses. Drug addicts, Limbaugh repeatedly insisted, were scum—and his army of gullible followers (called “Dittoheads”) didn’t see how much of a contradiction it was when he entered rehab for his OxyContin problem. Similarly, the Dittoheads of 2018 aren’t going to see how much of a contradiction it is that the same Rush Limbaugh who repeatedly called for in-depth investigations of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s considers Mueller’s probe to be frivolous.  In Limbaugh’s world, only Democratic presidents merit government scrutiny.

Here are five of the most ridiculous, buffoonish things Rush Limbaugh has had to say about Mueller’s investigation.

1. Limbaugh Believes Paul Manafort Is Being Punished for Being Truthful

Limbaugh has been claiming that the crimes of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, are irrelevant and that Mueller is simply grasping at straws by investigating him. On November 26, major media reported that Mueller had terminated Manafort’s plea deal on the grounds that Manafort has been repeatedly lying to federal investigators. But according to Limbaugh, Manafort is being persecuted for being truthful and forthcoming with Mueller’s office.

This week, Limbaugh asserted, “Manafort is said to have lied after reaching a plea deal with Mueller and his Trump-hating prosecutors—so that Manafort’s plea deal is now out the window, because what you do …read more


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