Limbaugh On OWS Thefts: 'Isn’t That What These Protesters Are All About: Stealing?'

Grant M. Dahl
By Grant M. Dahl | October 18, 2011 | 5:18 PM EDT

Commenting on a story about the thieves preying on the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ crowd in New York City, Rush Limbaugh observed that the protesters are calling for stealing from Wall Street, but do not want to have their own possessions stolen.

“‘It’s a den of thieves’ Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday; ‘Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment’ said (another protester)” quoted Limbaugh from a story in the New York Post.

“Isn’t that what these protesters are all about: stealing?" Limbaugh asked. "There have been signs! The protesters are carrying signs saying ‘We just want your money!’ So, apparently stealing is only a problem when it happens to you - when it happens to others, it's social justice.”

Limbaugh went on to quote the story's list of the various belongings that have been stolen from the protesters, among them a $5,500 laptop and a $2,500 cash donation given to the movement to help pay for their food.

Limbaugh quoted again: “‘Why people got to come here and do stupid stuff; all it does is make people not want to come here anymore,’ (another protester) fumed.”

“I don’t understand this folks, I thought the whole idea here was 'share and share alike!' I thought the whole idea here was that whatever you have is everybody else’s! The whole idea here was, if somebody’s got a $5,500 Mac and you don’t have a $5500 Mac, that you’re entitled to it! I thought that, if there’s an envelope of $2,500 in cash in a kitchen and it’s not yours, that you’re entitled to it!”