Last night on his Psycho Talk segment, Ed Schultz brought out this latest outrage from "the Drugster," Rush Limbaugh, and says what needs to be said
June 5, 2009

Last night on his Psycho Talk segment, Ed Schultz brought out this latest outrage from "the Drugster," Rush Limbaugh, and says what needs to be said:

"This is pretty serious, I think. This is pure hate speech. It's a comment that makes Limbaugh an ally of Osama bin Laden. Here's the quote: 'If Al-Qaeda wants to demolish the America we know and love, they'd better hurry because Obama is beating them to it.'

"In one statement, Rush Limbaugh aligns President Obama with a terrorist group, people who want to take this country down.

"Now I want everybody to recognize the seriousness of this kind of talk and what Rush is actually saying here. You know, I've been trying to think all day about this. I think this is the first time in history that someone with this big a platform and audience, speaking so broadly like this about a president of the United States, he says Obama is doing a better job of demolishing America than a terrorist group, Al-Qaeda?

"I mean, this goes far beyond advocating any policy. I think this is a slam on our military personnel, or anyone wearing the uniform for America today. There are liberals and conservatives serving this country in Iraq and Afghanistan, people in this country that have given their lives to make sure this president succeeds. You think people in uniform today want to see President Obama fail?

"This type of speech ruins and taints America. This is not the United States we know, and Rush Limbaugh goes unchallenged, unfortunately. I didn't hear anybody in the Congress nailing the Drugster today. I mean, there is freedom of speech but you know, that comes with a responsibility.

"I think this is dangerous rhetoric, and I just can't wrap my head around the fact that there's a guy out there who would sell his soul - with all the success that he's had, he would sell his soul - to get some attention in this country, to get quoted.

"Rush Limbaugh, you are un-American, you are anti-American. You do not love this country and you are rooting against America. You've always hated liberals, and it's a sad, sad thing. You are one twisted sister, buddy. That's psycho talk."

Keith Olbermann also featured a segment on this outrage.

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