If anyone on the left talked like this, the Republicans would have their job in a day. It really is a sign of how badly the powers-that-be on the left play the political game, that Rush Limbaugh is still on the air. From Media Matters:
CALLER: I need some of your wisdom. I’m confused. At the top of the first hour, you played a clip. Diane Sawyer, I believe, about the recycling that is still going on in Japan.
LIMBAUGH: I did. You’re right.
CALLER: If these are the people that invented the Prius, have mastered public transportation, recycling, why did mother earth, Gaia if you will, hit them with this disaster?
LIMBAUGH: Well, that’s an interesting question.
The Japanese have done so much to save the planet. He’s right. They’ve given us the Prius. Even now, refugees are still recycling their garbage, and yet Gaia levels them [laughs], just wipes them out. Wipes out their nuclear plants, all kinds of radiation. What kind of payback is this? That is an excellent question. They invented the Prius. In fact, where Gaia blew up is right where they make all these electric cars. That’s where the tsunami hit. All those brand new electric cars sitting there on the lot. I like the way this guy was thinking. It’s like — it’s like Gaia hit the Prius in [inaudible]. It’s like they were in the crosshairs, if we can use that word, it does. What is Gaia trying to tell us here? What is the mother of environmentalism trying to say with this hit? Great observation out there, Chris.
And for any Japanese media out there, you need to understand that this man is the number one radio personality for Republicans in our country. Every Republican presidential candidate and every Republican White House goes on Limbaugh’s radio show to try to curry his favor. Even the head of the Republican party does what Limbaugh wants. This isn’t just some crazy right-wing American guy. He’s a leader in the Republican party, and supported by all the leaders of the Republican party. You’re being attacked by a lead member of the Republican establishment in America. Let’s see if any Republican leaders have the courage to criticize Limbaugh for his comments. More likely, you’ll see them interviewing on his show again soon.