"It's just comical to listen to the abject, proudly, raise-your-hand-high-in-the-air ignorance of people like Piers Morgan."
So stated conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh Friday (video follows courtesy Daily Rushbo with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
RUSH LIMBAUGH: One more from Frank Rich. Piers Morgan said, "You know, I watched Lincoln the other..." By the way, this Lincoln movie, this Lincoln movie is the prism through which every liberal sees the world right now. So basically, every liberal is seeing the world through the eyes of Steven Spielberg not Lincoln.
Anyway what's his name, Morgan, says, "I watched 'Lincoln' the other day, the movie, incredibly hard for Lincoln to abolish slavery in America. He really went out on a limb and he did it. He really made a lot of deals. He had to do a lot of things that he disagreed with. He had to really make a lot of compromise." (I got sick in the face listening to all this.)
Anyway, question to Frank Rich: "The people in the red states, Democrats are more worried about being kicked out of office by the NRA and other lobbyists going after them than they are about doing the right thing for the safety of America."
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FRANK RICH: Keep in mind about Lincoln, it's a very interesting analogy, because Lincoln took a while to get there, to look at the end of slavery as a crucial issue. And he couldn't have gotten there without support, starting with, of course, from slaves and African-Americans who were already taking matters into their own hands to the extent they could. In the case of the gun debate, there's no real support except among people like us.
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RUSH: There's no real support for gun control, Piers, except among people like you and me. The rest of the country, Piers, is against this, and they're a bunch of idiots, Piers. You know it and I know it. Now, we need a Lincoln right now, who'll tell all these blockheads what's what.
But in this question that he asked (impression), "What I'm concerned about with this debate is already you're hearing a number of Democrats in red states are more worried about being kicked out of office by the NRA than safety for the American people." I mean, it's just comical to listen to the abject, proudly, raise-your-hand-high-in-the-air ignorance of people like Piers Morgan.