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Rush Limbaugh blasted President Obama on Wednesday for thanking the Native Americans and using "every cliché" during the White House's official Thanksgiving proclamation.

The conservative radio talk show host said he was so shocked by Obama's "wildly distorted" version of the holiday that he initially thought it was "a prank."

Limbaugh read the President's words and added his own commentary.

"This Thanksgiving Day, we reflect on the compassion and contributions of Native Americans, whose skill in agriculture helped the early colonists survive, and whose rich culture continues to add to our Nation's heritage," Obama said in the declaration.

Limbaugh added, "…at their casinos and on their reservations."

In the proclamation, Obama said "This spirit brought together the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe — who had been living and thriving around Plymouth for thousands of years."

The radio host chimed in, "So, we were the invaders. The Indians were minding their own business. We were incompetent idiots. We didn't know how to feed ourselves so they came along and showed us how and that's what Thanksgiving is all about."

Limbaugh complained that Obama said "nothing about the Constitution in his Thanksgiving Day proclamation because he's got a problem with it."

He explained to the caller what he thought the "real" story of Thanksgiving:

"The true story of Thanksgiving is how socialism failed," the radio host tells a caller, adding "the Indians didn't teach us capitalism" and that "we shared our bounty with them… because we first failed as socialists."

Rush Limbaugh, Daily News 154 Comments [12/1/2010 7:11:17 AM]
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Brain_In_A_Jar

Words fail me. I cannot express how vile this "person" is.

12/1/2010 7:17:27 AM



Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we need him? Sirhan Sirhan?

12/1/2010 7:19:07 AM

JHE

When is this bitter old fuck going to die?

12/1/2010 7:26:30 AM

EMT420

"Now give me my Oxycontin, you pinko fag!"

12/1/2010 7:28:06 AM

Anon

Well... Mr. Limbaugh quite correctly described it.

The Mayflower passengers were a kind of "illegal aliens". ("We were the invaders")
They relied rather on prayer and religion. ("We were incompetent idiots")
They didn't know how to survive the first winters in a foreign continent with different climate, where they had to adapt their agricultural techniques. ("We didn't know how to feed ourselves")
Would the Indians not have helped ("So they came along and showed us how"), the history of North America might have been very different.

And BTW: Socialism failed in 1989. Mr. Limbaugh, please brush up your history knowledge first, THEN make comments. Not the other way round.

12/1/2010 7:32:14 AM



Sometimes I wonder if even Limbaugh himself isn't aware of what he's saying...

12/1/2010 7:35:16 AM

Lucilius

Obama could cure cancer, make everybody rich, get the rest of the planet to pledge allegiance to America, and start farting rare flowers - and Limbaugh would find some way to bitch about it.

12/1/2010 7:35:44 AM



Sooo... someone tells what actually happened at Thanksgiving, and you disagree with reality? It was in LARGE part due to Native Americans that the settlers DID survive. Also, why would the constitution be mentioned when it A- has jack shit to do with the holiday, and B- wasn't even written back then? And yes we WERE the invaders and the Native Americans WERE minding their own business.

"The true story of Thanksgiving is how socialism failed," the radio host tells a caller, adding "the Indians didn't teach us capitalism" and that "we shared our bounty with them… because we first failed as socialists."

Wait, WHAT? *facepalm* No, just... just no.

EDIT: This was TGRwulf. DAMN YOU FIREFOX!

12/1/2010 7:35:47 AM

Unbeliever

The Mayflower passengers were a kind of "illegal aliens". ("We were the invaders")

I beg to differ. It is impossible to do something illegal when there is no law governing that something. At that point, there was no single set of laws on the (future) US soil.

12/1/2010 7:43:49 AM



"So, we were the invaders."

In a nutshell, yes. Yes you were.

12/1/2010 7:44:45 AM

Canadiest

I believe the story of the Pilgrim starving and being saved by the indians is true, what isn't mentioned is that the pilgrims were near useless at homesteading. Wouldn't want to suggest some early Americans weren't perfect.

Thousands more were in North America from Europe that knew how to cope. The Pilgrims obviously lacked these skills. No one has to teach an European group from that time period how to fish, hunt or farm

C'mon people! 1600s people from Europe were mostly farmers, hunters and tradespeople who also hunted and farmed. Sure, some starved due to many factors. Plymouth rock is an isolated incident that was seldom repeated in yours or Canadas history.

12/1/2010 7:49:17 AM

Horsefeathers

"The conservative radio talk show host said he was so shocked by Obama's "wildly distorted" version of the holiday that he initially thought it was "a prank.""

That's funny. I think the same damn thing about Rush's entire career.

"Limbaugh added, "…at their casinos and on their reservations.""

And? Aside from being just this far from a stereotype, what does this have to do with anything?

"The radio host chimed in, "So, we were the invaders. The Indians were minding their own business. We were incompetent idiots. We didn't know how to feed ourselves so they came along and showed us how and that's what Thanksgiving is all about.""

That's the story. I know, your small mind just can't comprehend that the Great White Man had to be shown how to survive by a bunch of ignorant natives, right? That's your real problem, isn't it Rush?

"Limbaugh complained that Obama said "nothing about the Constitution in his Thanksgiving Day proclamation because he's got a problem with it.""

Which is why he taught the fucking subject. Are you sure you even know anything about the President other than, "he's that darkie in the White House, isn't he?"

""The true story of Thanksgiving is how socialism failed," the radio host tells a caller, adding "the Indians didn't teach us capitalism" and that "we shared our bounty with them… because we first failed as socialists.""\

What in the holy fuck? Dude, you either took too much or not enough of your currently favorite controlled substance. Try again when you're sober--or more stoned; whichever one it is that makes you most coherent.

12/1/2010 7:49:32 AM

Anon

@Unbeliever:

I beg to differ. It is impossible to do something illegal when there is no law governing that something. At that point, there was no single set of laws on the (future) US soil.

Thats the reason why I wrote "a kind of".

Sure, they weren't "illegal" in strict sense of the law. But they were coming into an already inhabited land, and didn't ask whether they were allowed to do so or not.

12/1/2010 7:50:38 AM



Do you know how many plows they had aboard the Mayflower?

Clue: less than one. The Pilgrim Fathers were useless at farming (and indeed pretty much eveything else). As has been pointed out, many more capable people came to North America and made a go of it, so why do we celebrate the useless ones?

12/1/2010 8:04:44 AM

Swede

The Pilgrims might not have been incompentent or not able to feed themselves. They came to a new continent, where the crops and growing conditions were not the same as home in England. They would have needed the Native Americans' superior knowledge about growing things there.

12/1/2010 8:07:57 AM

Pule Thamex

The Pilgrims failed in seeking a place to practice their someone-somewhere-is-having-sexual-enjoyment-and-I-must-rend-a-living-being-bit-by-bit-until-God's-anger-is-assuagedism without interference from ungodly types. I must admit, they probably were very good at someone-somewhere-is-having-sexual-enjoyment-and-I-must-rend-a-living-being-bit-by-bit-until-God's-anger-is-assuageding, but as for the other daily labours needed for survival, I imagine they were clueless.

12/1/2010 8:08:34 AM

Tardis

Rush Limbugh…the quintessential spokesman for the official “Newspeak” language and nominee for the directorship for the Ministry of Information…

12/1/2010 8:10:47 AM

Skyknight

That makes me wonder how the Plymouth colonists DID plan to survive, at least had they reached their original destination (I think I heard they were aiming for present-day New York, or Virginia?). I doubt even they thought sufficient prayer would impel God to make everything slant their way without delay.

12/1/2010 8:11:11 AM

Musicalbookworm

Wow! I guess drug abuse really does fry your brain!

12/1/2010 8:12:34 AM

ZugTheMegasaurus

Seriously, Rush? This is the first time you've ever heard this story? What the hell is wrong with you?

12/1/2010 8:16:24 AM

ergo

Rush, you're really reaching now.

12/1/2010 8:21:22 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Well Rush does have a point. There was a reading of the Constitution at the first Thanksgiving dinner between the Pilgrims and the Indians.

12/1/2010 8:25:07 AM

clockworkgirl21

Rush, you're hilarious.

12/1/2010 8:34:36 AM

Ryushikaze

#1231027

As I recall, the point isn't to be celebrating the puritans, but the act of kindness they received. Of course, that's gotten all lost and distorted now.

12/1/2010 8:43:12 AM

emau99

The conservative radio talk show host said he was so shocked by Obama's "wildly distorted" version of the holiday that he initially thought it was "a prank."

Yeah, narcotics will do that to you.

Limbaugh added, "…at their casinos and on their reservations."

This may come as a surprise to you, Rush, but most Native Americans didn't live on reservations. Consult American history for details.

"So, we were the invaders. The Indians were minding their own business. We were incompetent idiots. We didn't know how to feed ourselves so they came along and showed us how and that's what Thanksgiving is all about."

That's more or less correct, yes.

Limbaugh complained that Obama said "nothing about the Constitution in his Thanksgiving Day proclamation because he's got a problem with it."

What do you think President Obama should have said about the Constitution, Rush?

"The true story of Thanksgiving is how socialism failed," the radio host tells a caller, adding "the Indians didn't teach us capitalism" and that "we shared our bounty with them… because we first failed as socialists."

You know, Rush, I'm beginning to suspect that you're being just a little bit disingenuous.

12/1/2010 8:47:29 AM
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