I'm Just Asking Questions, Part 23


He's not introducing a conspiracy theory, that's for sure. He is simply asking a question; throwing it out there, this strange confluence of events. And they are fortuitious events for the "wackos," if you see what he means. So days after hinting that President Obama is a Kenyan usurper (c'mon guys, can't you see it was just a joke!), Rush Limbaugh is now suggesting that "we look at the timing"—Earth Day and whatnot—or the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion. USA Today has the transcript:

Now, lest we forget, ladies and gentlemen, the carbon tax bill, cap and trade that was scheduled to be announced on Earth Day. I remember that. And then it was postponed for a couple of days later after Earth Day, and then of course immigration has now moved in front of it. But this bill, the cap-and-trade bill, was strongly criticized by hardcore environmentalist wackos because it supposedly allowed more offshore drilling and nuclear plants, nuclear plant investment. So, since they're sending SWAT teams down there, folks, since they're sending SWAT teams to inspect the other rigs, what better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I'm just noting the timing here.

I wrote about Rush Limbaugh and "small tent conservatism" last year.

Update: Mary Katherine Ham looks at the full transcript and says Limbaugh is being unfairly attacked.