Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has a unique take on the recent fervor that is surrounding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about America’s immigrant detention centers comparing to Nazi concentration camps. Here is how Rush began his last radio broadcast:
“Everybody’s blowing a gasket over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comparing our illegal immigrant detention centers to concentration camps. Of course, there’s righteous indignation from people who are offended by the comparisons to the Holocaust. ‘She doesn’t know what she’s talking about. We have some of the most humane conditions… To compare what’s going on at the detention centers here? This is…’ I think this woman gets off on attention. I think this woman gets off tweaking people on our side. I don’t think she means this for a minute.
Limbaugh said that he believes AOC is just having fun “watching people blow up.” He said that if the freshman Senator does believe the comparison with concentration camps, then she’s “so stupid that there’s nothing to do about it.”
The popular host did wonder just how much AOC might not know because of her public education. “She may not know what went on in a German concentration camp. She may not know! I wouldn’t be a bit surprised. This woman comes from public education. I think you’d be stunned at what this woman doesn’t know, coupled with what she thinks that she does know.”
He zeroed in on what he believes is the real issue: “But I think there is a part of her that just can’t go a day without getting noticed, and, like anybody, if you get used to that and then people get used to you — and so you “getting noticed” kind of starts to decline — then you have to rev it up. It’s kind of like having a line or a boundary. It’s there for a while and you don’t have to cross it to get noticed. But then after a while, people are so accustomed to your either stupidity, or your shock value, or whatever that no longer shocks anybody. So you gotta go over the line.”
Limbaugh ended his monologue about AOC by questioning why we give her so much attention. “If I were people, I wouldn’t give her so much satisfaction. I would just treat it as, ‘Why are we listening to this woman?’
Instead of getting all outraged and convening panel discussions of endless analysts, just kind of pooh-pooh it and say something along the lines of, “We don’t need to be wasting our time with this kind of stupidity. If the Democrats want this kind of stupidity on their side, then let ’em own it. Let ’em have it.”