Limbaugh wistful about Brits' ability to expel extremists: "We'd get rid of Michael Moore" and "half the Democratic Party"August 12, 2005 5:12 PM EDT ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF
Referencing a recent speech by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer that discussed the Supreme Court's citation of judicial decisions from other nations, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh stated that he'd like to import a law that would deport "anybody who speaks out against this country." According to Limbaugh, under such a law, "We'd get rid of Michael Moore, we'd get rid of half the Democratic Party," adding: "That would be fabulous."
Contrary to Limbaugh's visions of deporting Michael Moore and Democrats, the new British policy to which he refers does not affect British citizens but, rather, expands the grounds for deporting foreign extremists.
From the August 11 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: We just had Stephen Breyer saying, oh, yeah, totally appropriate, we must import what they're doing around the world in other democracies, it will help buttress their attempt to establish the rule of law, and we might learn something, too. Well, here's something I'd like to import. I'd like to import the ability that the Brits are doing to export and deport a bunch of hate-rhetoric filled mullahs and imams that are stoking anti-American sentiment. Wouldn't it be great if anybody who speaks out against this country, to kick them out of the country? Anybody that threatens this country, kick 'em out. We'd get rid of Michael Moore, we'd get rid of half the Democratic Party if we would just import that law. That would be fabulous. The Supreme Court ought to look into this. Absolutely brilliant idea out there.