In case anyone did not already know, Rush Limbaugh is not the only blowhard, lying wingnut in his family. His brother, David Limbaugh was a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this Saturday morning. Apparently he is not getting quite enough help from World Net Daily and Fox News to promote his book “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic,” and C-SPAN thought they'd give him a hand as well.
Limbaugh was asked by a caller how Republicans claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility when all of the Republican presidents in his lifetime ran up the deficit and the fact that they only seem to care about tax cuts while calling for cuts to “entitlements.”
Limbaugh's response was to blame the Democrats for what happened under St. Ronnie, start talking about Bill Clinton and give Gingrich credit for his budget and then say no one should care what they've done in the past, but look to the future instead. And hey, let's adopt Paul Ryan's budget plan, which he pretends would do something to fix the problems with the deficit instead of what it really does, which is to give more tax cuts to the rich, take it out of the hides of the working class, privatize our social safety nets and increase the deficit, not lower it.
A little later in the show, another called rightfully called him out for what he is, which is the lunatic fringe of the Republican party and that we've been living with the results of thirty years of Reaganomics and the fact that Republicans' solutions for everything is tax cuts for the rich. The caller also talked about the bank bailouts at the expense of the working class and the fact that businesses are sitting on trillions of dollars instead of investing while they hope to see another Republican make their way into the White House.
Limbaugh's response was to claim that the tax cuts are not responsible for our deficits, blame it on “entitlements,” by which I'm sure he's lumping Social Security in with our other social safety nets, and claim that there's no way anyone should be asking anyone to pay higher rates for investment income and that those rates should be lower than those paid for their actual labor.
This guy's a piece of work. C-SPAN should be forced to fact-check these guys when they come on this show and lie like a rug, preferably in real time with rebuttals running in the chryon just below their face on the screen.
He was recently on Fox getting a Hannity-job while promoting this book as well, which you can read more about from our friends at News Hounds here: Fox Promotes Obama As "Great Destroyer" Meme In Concert With Limbaugh.