Rush Limbaugh reacted to the tape of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling saying incredibly racist things by claiming, with no evidence whatsoever, that the Democrats (which ones? He doesn’t say, of course) released the audio to punish him for not giving enough money to Obama.
“This is not news to anybody who has known of this guy,” Limbaugh announced on Monday. “This guy’s a big Democrat. The only reason he’s in trouble right now is he did not give enough money to Obama.”
“All of this shock and outrage, it’s as phony as you can believe,” he continued. “It’s been known. They guy gave money to [former Democratic California Gov.] Grey Davis. The guy gave money to [former Democratic U.S. Sen.] Bill Bradley. He’s been donating to Democrat causes, doing what you do in Beverly Hills and LA to be in the A-list crowd.”
Actually, he’s registered as a Republican and has been since 1998. He gave some money to a handful of Democrats in the 90s, which is hardly a surprise or even minimally noteworthy — except to conservatives trying to use the situation for political ammunition. But uh, Rush…I don’t suppose you have any, you know, evidence for that accusation, do you? No? Of course not. Because if there’s one thing Rush knows for certain, it’s that his audience doesn’t care at all about such things as evidence or logic. If it makes Democrats look bad, that’s the only thing that could possibly matter.