Onion Headline or Republican Talking Point

It’s time for everybody’s favorite quiz: is this a joke from The Onion or something a Republican actually said. You ready? Here we go:

Limbaugh: Penises now ’10 percent smaller’ and shrinking because of ‘feminazis’

Actual Limbaugh argument or Onion parody? Answer after the fold.

Answer: Actual Limbaugh Argument

From Rawstory:

Rush Limbaugh on Thursday lashed out at feminists — who he called “feminazis” — over the news that male genitalia are shrinking.

The conservative radio host pointed to an Italian study which found that the average male penis was 10 percent smaller than 50 years ago. Researchers cited weight gain around the waist, smoking, stress and environmental pollutants as factors.

But Limbaugh wasn’t buying that explanation.

“I think it’s feminism,” he declared. “If it’s tied to the last 50 years — the average size of [a male's] member is 10 percent smaller than 50 years — it has to be the feminazis, the chickification and everything else.”

“Give ‘em time and they’ll blame Bush. But air pollution vs. feminazis? Ha!”

Rawstory has the clip. Tom Lehrer was right; satire is obsolete.

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  • Dutchhobbit

    My Onion Detection Unit (ODU) must be broken. Damn.

  • vasaroti

    Smaller measured how? We already knew that pelvic and belly fat engulfs the penis, making it shorter. Anyway, there probably are a lot of chemicals in our environment that affect both male and female reproduction.

  • C. M. Baxter

    Rush just doesn’t want to admit that oxycodone is the real culprit.

  • Lurker111

    Isn’t he already blaming bush?

    • wygrif

      I see what you did there

  • Keulan

    I’ve been noticing this a lot with the Onion recently.

  • Brian Fletcher

    However I’m sure he would say that he doesn’t fall into the average catergory LOL!

    • UrsaMinor

      I”m sure the dear boy isn’t average, but being two sigma or more below the mean is not something I would publicize if it were me.

  • Hitchslapper

    I’m immediately skeptical of Rush’s claims….. He’s the biggest ‘DICK’ I’ve ever seen!

  • SimonPure

    Speak for yourself, Rush, speak for yourself.

  • Sue Blue

    How long has it been since Rush has seen his? He must be surrounded by undercover feminazis!