A presidential election year. Time for every kook and krazy to come out to display his lunacy, and we have two such lunes in recent news:Joe Arpaio and Rush Limbaugh.
First, Joe Arpaio. For anyone reading this who doesn’t know who Joe Arpaio is, he’s the nutcase who's been elected sheriff of Maricopa County five times, and he seems to think he’s not only tough, but godlike tough. He’s taken up the Tea Party’s rant about Barack Obama’s citizenship, siding with the “birthers” who are convinced that Obama’s birth certificate is a fake, a forgery, that Obama was born in Kenya, that he’s not really a U.S. citizen, that he never should have been elected and that he should be kicked out of office. Lunacy.
Second, Rush Limbaugh. In his recent diatribe against Sandra Fluke, he says, “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex—what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex." Now, take those words and reverse the focus: “What does it say about all those men who want free ED prescriptions? What does that make them? Gigolos? Male prostitutes? They want to be paid to have sex. They’re having so much sex they can’t afford to buy their own Viagra. They want you and me and the taxpayers to pay them to have sex.” What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Or, maybe we should say, take a gander at him while he gooses the goose. Lunacy.
Rush, you and Joe should retire from public life. Go sit on your front porches and rock the rest of your lives away, keeping your lunacies to yourselves.