Let Them Eat Cake: Limbaugh Mocks Recession During Speech to Wealthy Right-Wing Donors
Last night, Rush Limbaugh came to Washington, D.C. to address the PresidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 showÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s success, Limbaugh mocked the idea that Americans are suffering, noting, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never had financially a down yearÃ¢â‚¬Â despite the Ã¢â‚¬Å“supposedÃ¢â‚¬Â recession:
LIMBAUGH: But during all this growth I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lost any audience. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never had financially a down year. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s supposedly a recession, but weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to have a recession, just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t participate. [laughter]