During comments before the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama issued a call for civility, saying to his critics: “Surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith, or, for that matter, my citizenship.”
Noted purveyor of civility Rush Limbaugh found this comment “really, really, really curious.” He explained:
LIMBAUGH: Is somebody questioning his faith? What -- have I missed this?
Did Limbaugh miss this? The previous day on his own radio show, Rush read the headline, “Obama backs down after anti-Vegas remarks,” and immediately pivoted to ... the Quran:
LIMBAUGH: By the way, I'm just saying -- just a little side note here -- but gambling is forbidden in the Quran. Just a little aside. Just saying.
But he digresses.
After reading from the article for a spell, Limbaugh reminded his readers:
LIMBAUGH: And again, the Quran prohibits -- gambling is forbidden in the Quran. I'm just saying.
Now that is curious. I'm just saying.