Limbaugh and Robertson on Haiti aid

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    What a piece of ****. You'd think a near death experience might make someone have a more positive outlook on life.
     
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    Well, the US is one of the world's largest donors but its tasteless to say the things he did. No political points can be scored by this.
     
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    When I saw the Obama press conference this morning, I knew this response was coming from someone on the right. So typical.
     
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    You really must get your spelling under control, particularly in thread titles.

    Pat Robertson is a moron. Next.
     
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    Why are we not lambasting the countries who donate far less than we do? They must have no soul either.
     
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    I don't know why there can't be a difference between general aid to Haiti and disaster relief. He and the caller are trying to make a point about the stream of funds that flows into Haiti is enough to cover this earthquake disaster.

    Haiti is basically in the United States' backyard, to me its a given that we would be first to help them. What is the government supposed to do? Just wait and see how it plays out?
     
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    Yes.

    Caller: Mega dittos Rush. Why did Obama send people to whitehouse.gov to donate money to Haiti?

    Rush: *******e stupid crazy stuff.

    Caller: No government money Rush.

    Rush: More *******e stupid crazy stuff.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Hmm...it's strange. Both of those people sound like rdowns. :)
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I'm pretty sure there is already - that's the way Oxfam etc donate money.

    As a percentage of GDP the US government donates the same amount as Turkey.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    People are dying by the thousands in Haiti right now. Now is not the time for mudslinging. Let's get these people the help they need then worry about petty crap like that.
     
  13. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Its not our fault your GDP is low. Nor is it our job to be charityville for the world because our GDP is relatively high.
     
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    Nothing more true has ever been said.
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Exactly- but people like Limbaugh would rather complain about it and make it political. I'm sick of people like him playing games when lives are being lost.
     
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    HAHAHAH
     
  17. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I am sure there is a mission trip you can join or something, heck im sure you can donate money too since we need to get serious about this.
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

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    There's a special place in hell reserved for Pat Robertson.
     
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    There has to be some blame on the Haitian government for letting that country get to wear it is today.
     
  20. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    From the Economist world factbook 2009 (US$ 2006).

    US government donations - $23532 million or $78.18 per person.
    UK government donations - $12459 million or $208.34 per person.

    So we donate more dollars per person than you guys do.
     
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    Oh boy. Don't even get me started on this.
     
  22. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The people are living in filth, how long has it been like that? Decades?
     
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    So were you against us giving aid to countries hit by the huge tsunami?
     
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    Is that counting all private/nonprofit donations?
     

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