I strongly encourage you to watch the video or read the transcript of the whole thing, because it is some amazing full-tilt fuckery, even by Limbaugh's usual standards. (Keep your eyes peeled for a Clenis shout-out!)
[Full transcript below.]
Obama wants you to—he—the best way to put it—and it's working—he's trying to kill spirit. All this 'hope' and 'change'—he's trying to kill it. You know how many frustrated Americans there are out there at what's happening?
This Sanford business: I've got to tell you, one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind with Mark Sanford, just, this was the first thought: What he did defies logic. This was, this, this is, this is, this is more than being hundred and eighty degrees out of phase because of lust, love.
To split the scene for five days—and we know he's been separated. And he knows, by the way, that the newspaper in his state has the emails between him and his, uh, and his concubine down there in Argentina—he knows this. He knows that somebody knows what's going on. He knows his wife knows.
So he up and leaves for five days, doesn't leave anyone in charge of the state in case there's an emergency. This is, this is almost like, "I don't give a damn—country's going to hell in a handbasket; I just want out of here." He had just tried to fight the stimulus money coming to South Carolina; he didn't want any part of it; he lost the battle. He said, "What the hell. I mean, I'm—the federal government's taking over—what the hell, I want to enjoy life." First, one of the first things, I thought.
Now today he's saying he doesn't want to give up office; he wants to stay in office, but— [long sigh] Even Charles Krauthammer said this is, this is like self-inflicted political suicide. And it, it certainly appeared to be.
The point is, there are a lot of people whose spirit is just—they're fed up, saying, "The hell with it. I don't even want to fight this anymore; I just want to get away from it."
Time to check in on email: "Rush, are you, are you kidding at this, this theory of yours about Sanford?" No! I'm not—my first thought was: He said, "The hell with this. The Democrats are destroying the country, we can't do anything to stop it, I gave everything I had to stop it here in South Carolina, my wife's left me—the hell with it! I'm gonna enjoy life, what little time I've got left!"
Folks, I'm—there are a lot of people that are looking at life, they're saying, "Screw it." They're saying, "Screw it." And before the governm—before Obama takes away their money, before Obama takes away their house, or the economy takes away their house, there are people who are simply saying, "Hell with this." They've tuned out. "The hell with it—I'm just gonna try to enjoy this as much as I can."
And they're thinking about—well, of course, he—have you—do you know how many people—Clinton was in Argentina the other night, from what I'm told. I frankly think that this is what's wrong with the, uh, with the economy today. I frankly think a whole lotta people just lost their spirit!