Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), before he was elected, wrote a book titled, “Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat idiot.” Franken later thought the title a bit harsh and apologized.
"I should have never called him fat," said Franken with a big smile.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good is an organization demanding an online apology. Thus far, 1,225 have signed the petition for the apology.
Limbaugh owes Pope Francis an apology, and not one of those half-hearted apologies he is known to deliver. Pope Francis is owed a real apology.
Just a day after Pope Francis released a 50,000-word statement, "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel), Rush Limbaugh launched into an attack on the document and on Pope Francis.
Limbaugh said, "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope. Unfettered capitalism? That doesn't exist anywhere. Unfettered capitalism is a liberal socialist phrase to describe the United States. Unfettered, unregulated."
Limbaugh's segment on his show titled "It's Sad How Wrong Pope Francis Is (Unless It's a Deliberate Mistranslation By Leftists)," takes direct aim at the pope's economic views, calling "What the pope's written about this is really befuddling, because he's totally wrong — I mean, dramatically, embarrassingly, puzzlingly wrong."
Limbaugh went on reading another excerpt.
"Pope Francis said that trickle-down policies have not proven to work." Limbaugh went on to say, "It's exactly what Obama is trying to create."
"Trickle-down is the magic, and yet here's Pope Francis saying that 'trickle-down policies' have not been proven to work and they reflect a 'naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power.' There you go," finished Limbaugh.
Pope Francis warns in "Evangelii Gaudium" that the "idolatry of money" would lead to a "new tyranny." Limbaugh doesn't like it one bit.
In the end, Limbaugh was "profoundly disappointed." What ticked off Limbaugh the most was the pope dedicating a large portion of the work to "The idolatry of money."
Limbaugh cannot stomach the pope urging "politicians to 'attack the structural causes of inequality' and strive to provide work, health care and education to all citizens."
After all, helping each other is what it is all about with the basic needs of life.
2. Health care.
All just a bit much for the selfish, conservative beliefs of Rush Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh transcript - It's Sad How Wrong Pope Francis Is (Unless It's a Deliberate Mistranslation By Leftists)
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