Let Them Eat Cake: Limbaugh Mocks Recession During Speech to Wealthy Right-Wing Donors
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Last night, Rush Limbaugh came to Washington, D.C. to address the Presidentâ€™s Club Dinner, a meeting of wealthy donors and supporters of the Heritage Foundation. The audience included Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), as well as various millionaire trustees of the Heritage Foundation, like Thomas Saunders.
After more or less reprising his radio show routine, Limbaugh went on to brag about his $400 million contract with Clear Channel Communications. As he continued to gloat about his showâ€™s success, Limbaugh mocked the idea that Americans are suffering, noting, â€œIâ€™ve never had financially a down yearâ€ despite the â€œsupposedâ€ recession:
LIMBAUGH: But during all this growth I havenâ€™t lost any audience. Iâ€™ve never had financially a down year. Thereâ€™s supposedly a recession, but weâ€™ve got - what is this May? Back in February we already had 102% of 2008 overbooked for 2009. [applause] So I always believed that if weâ€™re going to have a recession, just donâ€™t participate. [laughter]