Using irreverent humor to blast the politicizing of California’s wildfires, radio giant Rush Limbaugh today adopted some anti-war logic to call for the firefighters to be brought home.
“I think it’s time to bring the firefighters home. I think it’s time to bring the firefighters out of there – it’s just too dangerous,” Limbaugh said on his top-rated program, noting the front-line responders were in grave danger. “They’re in there on a false premise anyway, that they can put out the fire. We can’t win against the fire, folks, just like we can’t win in Iraq. So if the liberals want to politicize this, then I ask them to be consistent and admit defeat to the fire, admit we can’t beat the fire and get these brave firefighters out of there … .”
Limbaugh continued comparing the battle with the blazes to waging the Iraq War, noting, “It’s just gonna be back next year anyway. We’re putting so many brave people at risk here fighting a fire we can’t win. Sound familiar, ladies and gentlemen?”
Limbaugh’s comments come a day after Senate Majority Leader said global warming is at least partly responsible for the blazes.
“One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming,” the Nevada Democrat told reporters, emphasizing the need to pass the Democrats’ comprehensive energy package.
Pressed by astonished journalists on whether he really believed global warming caused the fires, he appeared to back away from his comments, saying there were many factors that contributed to the disaster.
Satellite shows plumes of smoke drifting from S. California (NASA)
Limbaugh addressed the notion of global warming as a factor, stating, “Mother Nature creates more pollution than man ever could, and then Mother Nature reverses it.”
“They’re blaming prosperity,” Limbaugh said. “What they’re saying is, ‘it’s your fault.'”