Limbaugh On State Of The Union: Full Of ‘Empty Promises,’ ‘A Vote-Buying Scheme’

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In his pre-State of the Union program, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh slammed the significance of the annual presidential address, saying he has “never cared about a State of the Union address less” than the one Tuesday night.

Limbaugh told his audience that the address, as it is currently constructed, is not a real State of the Union speech. The host said the address is full of “empty promises,” adding that it is a “vote-buying scheme.”

“I have never — and I shouldn’t say this — I have never cared about a State of the Union address less than the one I care about today,” Limbaugh said. “In fact, my temptation is not even to discuss it, because to discuss it is to fall prey to the whole narrative the Drive-By Media is setting up, which is it’s the most important thing in the news today.”

“And I’m sorry, they are not State of the Union speeches anymore. All they are are empty promises,” the conservative host said. “There’s nothing about the State of the Union in this, there’s nothing what it was traditionally meant to be. And it hasn’t been for a while, I understand that.”

“It’s a vote-buying scheme is what the whole thing is,” Limbaugh said. “And it’s an insult to intelligence and all that. And you realize that 90% of the stuff that is, well, promised or suggested or offered as a serious intention, never happens anyway.”

“I’m just telling you, who wants to sit there and look at the TV for an hour and 15 minutes and be lied to?” Limbaugh said. “Who wants to sit look at the TV for an hour and 15 minutes and do nothing but get frustrated?”