The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Drug allegations:
Rush to the bottom?

Oct 6, 2003

Following Rush Limbaugh's resignation from his ESPN job on Wednesday, a story broke that he was being investigated by Florida police over illegal drug use.

Limbaugh, or the "moralizing motormouth," as one reporter called him, has implied that black people are nothing but crack heads. It turns out that multi-millionaire Rush was addicted to OxyContin, Lorcet and hydrocodone. Is there a special word when the rich are addicted? Cocaine-head? Liar?

Apparently, he went into rehab clinics at least twice to kick the habit – a nice benefit of being wealthy, since drug treatment is rarely available to poor addicts.

When Limbaugh was questioned about his drug use, he said "I am unaware of any investigation by any authorities involving me." He must have learned his style from those fine leaders of Enron, Worldcom and Tyco. Limbaugh doesn't directly deny he obtained the drugs illegally: He just says he doesn't know about the investigation.

Limbaugh's views on many issues – black people, poor people, the war in Iraq, social programs, gays – are very useful to those in power. This vile slob has regularly spewed out the most disgusting, reactionary garbage.

Turns out he was also a hypocrite!