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Limbaugh sinks to a new low

Accuses Michael J. Fox of exaggerating Parkinson's for campaign ad
Michael J. Fox, who is suffering from Parkinson's Disease, made an ad for Missouri Senate candidate Claire McCaskill, a Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Jim Talent who does not support stem cell research. In the ad (below), Fox is seen exhibiting what is likely chorea, a movement disorder caused by the chronic use of dopamine agonists in relation of Parkinson's.

After seeing the ad, Rush Limbaugh, ever the despicable heap of shit, accused Fox of either deliberately going off his meds to exaggerate symptoms of his disease for dramatic effect or of simply "acting."
I stated when I saw the ad, I was commenting to you about it, that he was either off the medication or he was acting. He is an actor, after all.
Wow. That's almost unbearably heinous.

And maybe Christopher Reeve, another stem cell research advocate, isn't dead, either. He's just a really good actor.

I wonder if it ever occured to Limbaugh that, even if Fox had gone off his meds, that Fox would simply have looked like the many Americans with Parkinson's who can't afford, or don't have healthcare to cover, the best meds (or any) to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's, so they look just like he does and worse. That's what the disease looks like.

Not that Limbaugh cares while he's taking his loathsome cheap shots.

(Crooks and Liars)
Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.