Rush Irks Left Again by Tossing out a Theory about the Shoe Tossing at Hillary
Several liberal websites were outraged that Rush Limbaugh would imply that the shoe throwing at Hillary Clinton, presumed Democratic frontrunner for 2016, was staged.
But it should be in the context that Limbaugh said, “I’m illequipped to comment. I haven’t seen it.” Still, it’s the incendiary part that gets attention. And the liberal TPM at least deserves credit for creativity with a “Shoe Truthers” headline.
Chapter 9 of The Right Frequency explains the numerous times that Limbaugh’s enemies have taken what he said out of context.
Here’s what Rush actually said.
“But I haven’t seen it. I’ve got people telling me her reaction wasn’t natural. But I’m sorry, I’m ill-equipped to comment. I haven’t seen it. No. I haven’t cared enough to go try to find it. I really haven’t. Somebody threw a shoe at Hillary. Big whoop. Maybe it’s because in my subconscious I think it was staged our set up or whatever.
Look, folks, I know these people so well that I do not attach much genuineness to them at all, and I don’t know why anybody would be throwing a shoe at Hillary unless maybe it’s an attempt to make the Benghazi people look like nuts and lunatics and wackos. That’s if it even had anything to do with that, which I don’t know. But apparently it’s not just me, folks.
Apparently the media doesn’t seem to have much interest in what motivated the woman shoe thrower. She let go pretty quickly. Apparently her name is Alison Michelle Ernst, and she seems to be obsessed with the Aurora theater shooting, and Hillary thought it was a bat flying at her. Hillary’s reaction is kind of odd, if you would genuinely be surprised at something like that. But it’s the Clintons, so what are you gonna do?”