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Limbaugh is of little concern

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So what if Rush (Limbaugh) called a woman a slut? It’s a non-issue. America has more serious, intractable problems that need attention. Nowadays, America is fast becoming a land of epidemic poverty, overfilled prisons, along with economic victims who are mostly young, jobless and homeless. These times are tough for many struggling people. A gallon of regular gasoline costs around $4.45. People have lost their homes. Outsourcing has diverted American jobs elsewhere. State budgets have been hit hard. Prices are going up. If the economy worsens any further, people will have a Republican president. If things improve, then Obama will probably win. Rush’s hubris and patriotic ejaculations ignore the inhumanity of our foreign policy. America has done some pretty nasty things to others as a freedom-loving democracy. According to the American historian William Blum, the U.S., since World War II, has: • Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries. • Attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, most of them democratically elected. • Attempted to suppress a populist or national movement in 20 countries. • Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries. • Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders. According to the Democratic Index, out of 167 countries, only 25 countries are full democracies, 53 are flawed democracies, 37 are hybrid regimes and 52 are authoritarian regimes. If our nation is so great, why then are there only 25 full democracies in the world? Because people like Rush give democracy a bad name, that’s why. David Briceno, Grass Valley