The defense that conservatives use to explain away Rush Limbaugh’s more outrageous statements is that he’s a “comedian.” A comedian who is praised and supplicated by the leaders of the Republican Party.
Congrats to @RushLimbaugh on 25 years of radio excellence. Here’s to 25 more!
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 1, 2013
Rush made one of his famous jokes on Monday:
You find yourself staring, looking at, casually glancing at a woman, but you know that it’s now socially taboo. You shouldn’t be doing it. And you think everybody is noticing you doing it and condemning you in their minds. You shouldn’t — so you walk up to the woman and say, “Will you please ask your breasts to stop staring at my eyes?”
Try that. Might help. And you don’t know ’til you try it.
There’s proof that it’s a joke because the same or a similar joke has been made about 30 million times, according to Google. There’s even a Facebook page based on it.
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) recently announced that the GOP leadership was providing training on how to speak to female voters, which is likely part of what Limbaugh was mocking with his “tip.”
Clearly this training is already paying off. Iowa Republican candidate for Senate Mark Jacobs revealed that women need to be spoken to on an “emotional level,” something he learned from his wife and daughters. Apparently, after a long day of being told that their breasts are staring at men, women aren’t capable of being spoken to like adults.
Screenshot via the Rush Limbaugh Show