Rush Limbaugh on Rahm Emanuel ‘Retarded’ Comment: Liberals Are ‘Retards’


limbaugh_emanuelRush Limbaugh has pounced on Rahm Emanuel’s “retarded” blunder and is using the same term to bludgeon his enemies on the left. On yesterday’s episode of “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” the right-wing icon used the firestorm surrounding Obama’s chief of staff as cover to blast liberal activists as “retards,” and suggest a “retard summit” is in the offing at the White House.

The embattled Emanuel sat down yesterday afternoon at the White House with a group of advocates for the disabled to apologize for hurling the phrase “[expletive] retarded” during a closed-door strategy session in August.

The slur, reported last week, was thrust in the spotlight after Sarah Palin called for Rahm to be fired in a Facebook post.

Palin, whose son has Downs syndrome, likened Rahm’s expletive to use of the N-word.

Limbaugh, on whose show Palin has appeared at least twice, clearly has none of his fellow conservative’s apprehension about using the term as a pejorative.

“Our political correct society is acting like some giant insult’s taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards,” Limbaugh said on the show. “I mean these people, these liberal activists are kooks.

“They are loony tunes. And I’m not going to apologize for it, I’m just quoting Emanuel. It’s in the news,” he continued.

“I think their big news is he’s out there calling Obama’s number one supporters retards. So now there’s going to be a meeting. There’s going to be a retard summit at the White House. Much like the beer summit between Obama and Gates and that cop in Cambridge.”

{NY Daily News/ Newscenter}


  1. Rush Limbaugh has a point.
    Emmanuel hurts his cause. By ridiculing retarded people, Emmanuel actually attacks his left-wing base, in my opinion.

  2. It is indeed ironic that Emmanuel, who attacks Conservatives for being insensitive, is guilt of the same shortcoming.

    In my opinion, many left-wing liberals, radicals and communists–Obama’s best friends–are insensitive like Emmanuel.
    (This sort of rank arrogance characterizes the Obama Administration. Emmanuel’s brother, Dr.
    Ezekiel Emmanuel, has written that we should no
    longer follow the Hippocrates Oath which places a premium on life. This negative view constitutes the ideological underpinning of the “death panels” inherent in Obama’s health care scheme. Do you want socialist/government functionaries making life and death decisions?
    I do not. I hope you do not either.)

    Emmanuel’s insensitivity gives us an insight into the perverse ideations of the Obama Administration. It out of touch with the mainstream. Its policies are inimical to this

  3. How ugly this man is, in every way possible. I can’t wait to see those who were so quick to jump on Rahm Emanual to jump on Limbaugh.

  4. Emanuel is a disgusting human being who should not be in any public office! A real disgrace to society! Why Obama doesn’t throw the bum out, even for a PR move, is beyond me!