This is Mr. Limbaugh job to be insensitive, hence the high ratings. I'm glad both parties blasted him for his statements. If President Obama in some way benefited from a earthquake than so did the American Red Cross, The United Nations foundation, the Mercy Corps, The Haiti Earthquake Humanitarian Emergency, the Homeland Security Secretary Mrs. JANET NAPOLITANO & many other Americans, corporations, foundations & people around the world, add me to the list because as soon as I donated money to Haiti I posted links where folks could go if they wanted to donate money to Haiti. I wasn't doing it to look compassionate and humanitarian, I did it because it's an "Emergency" Haiti needs immediately support & relief.
As far as the remark that President Obama lacks a "Negro dialect" we know where Mr. Limbaugh & others are going with this, President Obama appeal to different ethnic groups, a large group of middle class, below middle class & upper class people in America & people around the world, so if they can just get President obama down to appealing to mainly black folks by talking jive instead of his agenda than it's a victory for them, that's not going to happen. That was obvious.
The problem here is that Mr. Limbaugh is a very influential opinion leader. Mr. Limbaugh only concern is high ratings. I'm not concerned with discussions held behind closed doors & who agree with Mr. Limbaugh in privet, but I do understand Mr. Limbaugh will make statements to shock folks, hence the high ratings. High ratings mean bills are getting paid, high ratings mean Mr. Limbaugh will be chauffeured in a privet car to an over priced restaurant dining on a $70.00 steak dinner, high ratings mean Mr. Limbaugh will be arriving at the privet country club in a chauffeured car or limo spending his day around folks that will accept him because he can afford to be accepted. High ratings mean Mr. Limbaugh can afford a high price attorney & doctor. High ratings mean Mr. Limbaugh will arrive at his vacation beach front home in a privet jet. I don't think Mr. Limbaugh views on Haiti are the views of the majority Republican party, Mr. Limbaugh views on Haiti are only made because he can careless about anything else but high ratings. It's sad, but Mr. Limbaugh can afford to take the punishment of both parties as long as Mr. Limbaugh receive high ratings at the end of the quarter. I really don't think Mr. Limbaugh & others care a about anything, as long as their eating steak at a privet country club, flying in privet jets, living on a privet estate & have a high price attorney & doctor, they can careless.
Here is the story:
Conservative firebrand-radio host Rush Limbaugh joins televangelist Pat Robertson in being blasted by both the left and the right for comments made in the immediate aftermath of Haiti's deadly earthquake.
On his radio show Wednesday, Limbaugh said the earthquake benefits President Obama because it makes him look "compassionate" and "humanitarian"
while at the same time bolstering his standing in both the "light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country."
He added: "We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax."
Limbaugh's comments about skin hue were, in part, a riff on Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) much publicized remark in a new book that Obama was able to win the election because he is "light-skinned" and lacks a "Negro dialect."
But regardless of the intended context, Limbaugh's comments have been widely panned.
"They are deeply insensitive," said conservative commentator Pat Buchanan on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The president speaks for the country when he says we're going to go in there. You want your whole nation, and it's very positive. And I think Rush's comments were cynical."
Sitting next to Buchanan on set, Republican host Joe Scarborough called Limbaugh's comments "deplorable. …The insensitivity is stunning."
As previously reported, Robertson claimed that Haiti got hit by an earthquake because it is "cursed."
A statement from Robertson's spokesman Chris Roslan has since tried to downplay the "cursed" remark.
"Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God's wrath," the statement read. "If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson's compassion for the people of Haiti is clear. He called for prayer for them.
His humanitarian arm has been working to help thousands of people in Haiti over the last year, and they are currently launching a major relief and recovery effort to help the victims of this disaster."