Rush Limbaugh claimed that both he and Trayvon Martin are victims of the left trumping things up.
Here is the audio from Media Matters:
Ladies and gentlemen, what happened this week at the Supreme Court is profound regardless the outcome. It was an eye-opening experience for millions of Americans that were paying attention maybe for the first time to this kind of thing. But the reason that I harp on this is… and I’m still struggling with a way to explain this to you. The reason I think it’s profound is that the next time one of these events such as Hayward just reviewed in this horrible month for the Democrats, the next time the media and the Democrat Party get all exercised about something happening in our country or in our culture or in our media, and when they’re all in unity on it, the reaction ought to be they’re lying. They’re making it up. There’s a political agenda here. There is no real outrage, for example.
All these people supposedly calling advertisers of this program. There was no angry consumer outrage. It was all trumped up. The same thing was attempted with the Trayvon Martin case. To create a false reality, to make it look like the country is as agitated as the left is, but it never is. The country is never as roiled and as agitated as the left is. They can succeed in upsetting people. But the object lesson here is to, from this point forward, just don’t believe them. Just understand with some sophistication the effort that’s being made every time something seemingly falls in their laps that is on the surface made to order to get rid of one of their enemies or to get rid of opposition to an issue or piece of legislation or what have you.
Rush Limbaugh was trying to claim that he was the true victim. In Limbaugh’s mind, he is on par with Trayvon Martin. The problem with this comparison is that Rush Limbaugh was not an innocent victim of anything. He brought this on to himself with his comments about Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh didn’t lose anything, except money. Trayvon Martin lost his life. The outrage against Limbaugh and George Zimmerman has not been trumped up in either case.
Rush Limbaugh was playing to the conservative predisposition towards self-victimization. Nobody ever has it as bad as a conservative. The liberals are always out to get them. The media is out to get them, and they see themselves as the last line of defense in the name of liberty. The white right paranoia has grown to an unprecedented extreme since the election of Barack Obama. It isn’t Obama that they fear as much as what he represents. The coalition that elected Obama represents a changing America. Power is shifting out of the hands of older white men and into the possession of women, African-Americans, and Hispanics.
Rush Limbaugh recently defended George Zimmerman because they share the same mentality. They are both guided by hatred, fear, and a warped sense of entitlement. Limbaugh has become one of the richest people in broadcasting by playing to the fears of his audience. Rush Limbaugh sits in his booth and voice the sense of entitlement that so many white older conservatives hold near and dear to their hearts. Like George Zimmerman, Rush Limbaugh both hates and fears where our nation is going.
The era of the older white male conservative is ending, and it is this knowledge and an enormous ego allowed Rush Limbaugh to compare himself to Trayvon Martin. Behind the fantasy that liberals are to blame for the outrage after his attacks on women and for reaction to the shooting of Trayvon Martin rests an unbelievable comparison.
At some level, Rush Limbaugh thinks he is as much of a victim as Trayvon Martin.