Michael J. Fox appeared in this televised ad for Senator Claire McCaskill, a supporter of stem cell research. He was clearly showing the signs of Parkinsons as voiced his support. On Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, Rush said Michael was “either off his medication or acting.” Rush later retracted his statement and put out another one criticizing Fox for letting his illness be exploited.
This is the same Rush Limbaugh caught smuggling viagra. If I was a psychologist, I would say Rush loves to berate the terminally ill to make up for his short comings. Much like that bully who always beat everyone up because his mommy didn’t love him. But this is a much bigger bully with a much larger audience and instead of mommy not loving him, it’s because he has erectile dysfunction. I suppose that would fill me with rage too, but I would only make fun of people with curable diseases.