Rush Limbaugh is getting a lot of attention for his latest expression of disgust over the state of the nation:
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to have my intelligence - all of us - to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it's being, is - it just makes me ashamed.
The final straw for Limbaugh wasn't any of the hot-button issues you might expect. Nope, it was the sequester, about which Obama and the Democrats are prophesying doom.
Here we get worked up over $44 billion - that's the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year. And in truth we're going to spend more this year than we spent last year. We're just not going to spend as much as projected. It's all baseline budgeting. There is no real cut below a baseline of zero. There just isn't. And yet here they come, sucking us in, roping us in. Panic here. Fear there. Crisis. Destruction. No meat inspection. No cops. No teachers. No firefighters. No air traffic control.
I'm sorry, my days of getting roped into all of this are over. We have the media play along with all of this, the ruling class - both parties - play along with all of this. It's insulting. I don't know how else to describe it.