I remember when Limbaugh claimed that Michael J Fox was feigning his illness and I thought that was as low as right wing shock jocks could go, but they've actually managed to plumb new depths with these comments from Michael Savage:
SAVAGE: Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I'm not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket. For a long while, we were hearing that every minority child had asthma. Why did they sudden -- why was there an asthma epidemic amongst minority children? Because I'll tell you why: The children got extra welfare if they were disabled, and they got extra help in school. It was a money racket. Everyone went in and was told [fake cough], "When the nurse looks at you, you go [fake cough], 'I don't know, the dust got me.' " See, everyone had asthma from the minority community. That was number one.I don't know what it is about these moronic right wingers and people of disability, but they seem obsessed that every ill person is somehow feigning it to scam the system, as if the amount of money offered by the system is enough to make such a thing even remotely desirable.
Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot."
Autism -- everybody has an illness. If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, "Don't behave like a fool." The worst thing he said -- "Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry." That's what I was raised with. That's what you should raise your children with. Stop with the sensitivity training. You're turning your son into a girl, and you're turning your nation into a nation of losers and beaten men. That's why we have the politicians we have.
I suppose somewhere deep down they worry that the disabled might pull people's heart strings and force the US closer to "socialised" medicine, so they attack everyone with a disability as a faker.
I honestly don't know how these creeps sleep at night. They are loathsome toads. When you find yourself attacking the disabled you really should know that your last shred of humanity has just walked out of the door.
He should be fired for what he has said.
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