Rush Limbaugh Insults Americans Voting Early, Would Silence Their Voice and Supports Barriers Instead of Balloting
On October 21, 2008, widely
syndicated right-wing propagandist and Republican political adviser Rush
Limbaugh had this to say about early voting:
"Now, this early voting, folks, is a big mistake. I believe Election Day is defined in the Constitution very specifically. Early voting was brought about as a result of what happened in Florida 2000. This is mostly a Democrat Party, ACORN-motivated move to get early voting out there, to overwhelm all these polling places."
Once again Rush Limbaugh
fails to understand the problems facing Americans with disabilities and
others who confront barriers to making their voice heard in our democratic
In 2006, Rush Limbaugh said the following about a T.V. ad with Michael J. Fox promoting stem cell research:
"He is exaggerating the effects of [his] disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act. . . . This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."
Voters who care about disability rights responded to this pre-election insult with an unprecedented turnout, according to measures in at least one state. And Missouri voters narrowly approved the stem-cell measure on their statewide ballot.