Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh, during the first hour of his show, gave his millions of listeners an explanation of why certain left-wing media sources are attacking Stephen Miller, President Trump’s senior advisor for policy. In sum, according to Limbaugh, “[t]he point is they’re trying to destroy the guy’s reputation, which means they consider him effective.”
Limbaugh made reference to two stories which both just so happened (uncoordinatedly, of course) to be published yesterday which dwelled on Miller’s $1 million condo in Washington D.C.’s fashionable City Center development: “Stephen Miller blasted a reporter as ‘cosmopolitan.’ But he lives in a $1 million CityCenter condo” in Jeff Bezos’s blog (aka “The Washington Post”) and “Well, Where Did You Think Stephen Miller Lived?” in a publication called DCist.
According to Limbaugh: “Apparently, Stephen Miller has had the audacity to buy a $1 million condominium in a stylish, sophisticated Washington area called City Center — and this is unacceptable to the Washington Post. They find blatant hypocrisy. Trump is the man of blue-collar middle class, Donald Trump’s a nationalist and the populist, and here one of Trump’s guys living in a $1 million condo!”
Limbaugh also singled out one recently-very-visible complainer about Miller: “… even Jim Acosta — that lamebrain from CNN — is getting in on the action. (paraphrased) ‘When I grew up, I grew up in a one-bedroom shack with my parents in the suburbs of some suburb in Georgia’ or whatever it is.” (Acosta graduated from Annandale High School in Annandale, Virginia, in Fairfax County, right outside Washington, D.C.)
Later, Limbaugh went the shooting-fishing-in-a-barrel route in pointing out leftist hypocrisy:
You know who else lives in this building? Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, and I’ll guarantee you her condo cost more than a million dollars at City Center. But she doesn’t even get a mention! She doesn’t even get a mention of being a resident in this place. Only Stephen Miller does. Of course, they ignore Crazy Bernie and his multiple homes in Vermont. I think his third home costs around $600,000, and it’s been known for almost a year now that Crazy Bernie and his wife have been branching out, buying homes. You talk about hypocrisy?”