During his radio show yesterday, Rush Limbaugh unleashed “some of his patented brand of moronism” by condemning a popular female NASCAR driver. Danica Patrick, who raced yesterday in the Daytona 500, had recently done an interview in which she expressed support for the Obama administration’s contraception rule. Limbaugh seized on Patrick’s position to issue a gender-based attack:
She was talking, Danica Patrick was talking about Obama’s contraception ruling. She was not speaking in general though it applies generally… She said, “I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for America.” … What do you expect from a woman driver? I don’t know why everybody was so shocked.
Media Matters posted the audio:
Sadly, it’s the kind of remark Limbaugh has become famous for. A review of some of Limbaugh’s other sexist remarks:
“Behind” the women’s movement: “Oh, I’m a huge supporter of women. What I’m not a supporter of is liberalism. Feminism is what I oppose, and feminism has led women astray. I love women. I don’t know where all this got started. I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.”
Women vote “emotional”: “I’m starting to think here that conservative women are just like liberal women in that they’re inclined to vote on superficial and emotional things first. I never thought that was the case with conservative women!”
On the “ass-ets” of a sports reporter: “She knows she has ass-ets. … Boob-alicious, booty-licious, whatever you want to call it, she’s got it.”
Hillary supporters “paid their dues”: “You have to understand the mindset of a lot of these feminists and women…These women have paid their dues. They’ve been married two or three times; they’ve had two or three abortions; they’ve done everything that feminism asked them to do.”
Women’s lives are easier: “The life expectancy of men is drawing closer to that of women. Women still live longer than men because their lives are easier. This is — this is according to government statistics released yesterday.”
The “feminazi” agenda against boys: “You know, the feminazis forgot one thing. Well, one of the objectives of the feminazis over the last 20, 25 years has been to dominate the public education system so as to remove the competitive nature of boys. … This is part of feminazi grand plan.”
“What must I do now to own women?”: “But I want some of these women to start telling me what it is I must do to close the gender gap — or, if not what it is I must do to close the gender gap, what it is I’ve done that has caused the gender gap; assuming the gender gap is true and that the poll is true. [...] I own the men, and what must I do now to own women?”
It’s no surprise that, with a record like this, Limbaugh ranks as America’s least favorite news personality.