Limbaugh: It’s ‘Pathetic’ For Liberal ‘Phonies’ To Tweet #BringBackOurGirls

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. President Bush was presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Colombian Pr... Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. President Bush was presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Limbaugh, who suffered hearing loss as a result of auto-immune inner ear disease, wears a cochlear implant, a powerful hearing aid that is implanted in the inner ear of an individual with nerve deafness. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday continued to ridicule the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag, a social media campaign started to call attention to the 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Since Michelle Obama tweeted a photo with the hashtag, conservatives started bashing the effort.

Limbaugh slammed the hashtag on his radio show on Thursday, and then returned to it on Monday to defend his criticism.

“It’s absolutely pathetic and it’s inconsequential,” Limbaugh said. “It’s all about intentions and showing that you care. These phonies on the left get behind their Twitter hashtag campaign and they get credit for caring.”

He said that he couldn’t support the social media effort since he has deemed it pointless.

“I couldn’t, in good conscience, get behind such a thing. I mean, it’s phony. All it is is a cheap attempt to make me look like something. It’s not gonna accomplish anything. I’m about actually doing. It’s the same thing with left-wing policies. Their policies all fail,” he said.

“At least they want to do something, and Rush Limbaugh, he doesn’t even care. That’s the way it all falls out. It’s really a crying shame because it’s not true at all. I just don’t understand applauding futility,” he continued, defending his position.

Limbaugh also criticized Americans who used the hashtag since the girls are Nigerian, not “ours.”

“So somebody is holding members of their group prisoner somewhere, and they want their brothers back, and when they get their brothers back, they supposedly will return our girls. Except they’re not our girls. They’re Nigerian. That was another thing. But that’s insensitive to point out, too, because we’re all citizens of the world now,” he said.

Other prominent conservatives have mocked the use of Twitter activism. Ann Coulter on Sunday responded with her own hashtag iteration, #BringBackOurCountry, which then majorly backfired.

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday called the social media campaign “an exercise in self-esteem.”

This post has been updated.

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  1. Yeah, if yer gonna be a phony, do it the conservative way!

    Get your own radio program.

  2. So, just to be clear: these conservatives are mocking the first lady for raising awareness of kidnapped little girls in Nigeria.

    Let me write that again: we’re talking about little girls who were kidnapped.

    Yeah, let’s mock the first lady for calling attention to their plight. That makes sense.

  3. Avatar for lew lew says:

    Really? Its come to this: Conservatives will ridicule the Obamas for trying to help school age children who were kidnapped?

    If you are a member of the GOP, do you really want these people to represent your point of view? DOes this kind of mindless, “Obama is for it, therefore I must be against it, even if it involves kidnapping”, really who you are?

  4. Well, Rush, since you’re possibly the least empathetic person who has ever lived, since you’re a mindlessly antagonistic soulless sack of radioactive pus, one thing we’ll probably never have to accuse you of is pretending to care.

  5. Rush Limbaugh represents the brightest and the best at the cutting-edge of conservative intellectualism. He seems smarter and more influential than President Dick n Bush, Sarah Palin, Cliven Bundy, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and Orly Taitz combined. He is so thoughtful, considerate and temperate in his analyses and in his critical thinking skills.

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