Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in her hospital room this week when Giffords opened her eyes for the first time since the shooting last weekend in Tucson. “She is the vision of hope for this country right now,” Gillibrand said referring to Giffords. “She embodies everything that President Obama was trying to say that we have to be better than we are, that we all have to conduct ourselves better than we do.” While that seems like a fairly innocuous statement — that we as human beings can always strive to be better people — today on his radio program, hate talker Rush Limbaugh attacked Gillibrand, appearing to believe that he has no room to become a better person:
LIMBAUGH: What I don’t like about this is the assumption that we are no good! The premise that we are no good! Yes that’s true. We really stink. We have to work a lot harder to become better people. We are going to really have to work harder to become better than we are. Who are they to castigate all the rest of us?! If they want to catagorize some of us as not good enough, fine and dandy! But who are they? Why do we have to listen to these people tell us we’re not as good as we can be? What message are we supposed to hear here? What’s the message that we have to – we’re all ready for improvement? The GOP is supposed to capitulate? That’s how we get along with everybody?
Media Matters has the audio: