Rush Limbaugh

swimmerguy's picture

Rush Limbaugh, on drugs, 1995:
"What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too."

Rush Limbaugh's attorney, speaking about the plea deal Limbaugh reached with prosecutors to avoid jail time on charges of prescription fraud and addiction to prescription drugs, 2006:
“The agreement that we entered into makes good common sense, the idea is to help the person overcome the addiction ... There should be a recognition that people like Rush really should not be prosecuted.”

Ah, how circumstances change.

Comments

elph's picture

Rush Limbaugh?

What a dreary subject!

Does he elicit the respect of anyone here?

anarchist's picture

You should have changed your wording.

I first thought that Rush was high when he said that.

elph's picture

Very reasonable assumption!

When is he not?

anarchist's picture

Conservatives are against drugs.

So I don't think he'd be high.

Tycoondashkid's picture

but how do we know?

but how do we know?

jeff's picture

Well...

Rush medicated with prescription drugs, not "street" drugs. Even though he went out of his way to get WAY more prescription drugs from multiple doctors, that is the difference in his eyes.

I have family members who need to take multiple pills a day because of diet/lifestyle, that their doctor prescribes, and they are still like "I would never take drugs just to feel good," etc. Well, you kind of are. You just eat bad food to feel good, which causes high blood pressure, and you need a pill for that. So, it's not VERY different. But even people who take LOTS of prescription drugs see them as different from recreational drugs, because they pick them up at a pharmacy, etc.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

anarchist's picture

According to Jonathan Wolff in his thesis,

"The Regulation of Recreational Drugs: Philosophical Argument and Public Policy," (www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~uctyjow/RRD.doc) some societies have experimented with prescribing heroin addicts so they don't use violence to obtain drugs. There's further support of your argument.