Right wing radio legend Rush Limbaugh launched an attack on rival Democrats yesterday. The conservative commentator called them out for turning face coverings into a political statement.
“When the hell did going to work become political? Right now — right here, right now — and who has made this possible? Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, all these mask-wearing freaks demanding that you use the symbol of fear, demanding that everybody wear the symbol of fear,” he questioned.
Then argued, “You know, from the beginning of this, people have been able to go to the grocery store, and there has not been the widespread infections of covid-19 in grocery stores. People had to go there, and they had to go to pharmacies, and there hasn’t been a lot of infection spread. So those people in the grocery stores were all wearing masks and gloves and so the theory is that wearing the mask, wearing the gloves helped stop the spread. So if it worked in grocery stores, why not elsewhere?”
Plus he added, “But that’s not the point, because that’s not the motivation behind the Democrats and their demand for masks. Their demand for masks is political. Everything is political. They hope to capitalize on the image they’re creating that we’re all about to die — that we’re all very, very near being wiped out — and only those who wear masks are gonna be safe and only Democrats advocating the wearing of masks care about people. If you don’t wear a mask, then you don’t care.”
As well as,“It’s about showing that you care. It’s about showing that you have compassion. It’s about showing that you don’t want to infect other people. It’s about showing that you are a good person,” Limbaugh said. “And, remember, this is such a classic, classic way liberals achieve their supposed superiority over people. I’ve always said, liberalism is the most gutless choice you can make because it never requires you to solve anything.”
Does the Republican icon make a valid point? Or is he off the mark?