if this were the 1920, this cracker would be in a white hood and burning crosses in front of black churches.... there's really no doubt in my mind... LIMBAUGH: I want to know. I look at Iowa, I look at Illinoisâ€”I want to see the murders. I want to see the looting. I want to see all the stuff that happened in New Orleans. I see devastation in Iowa and Illinois that dwarfs what happened in New Orleans. (are you sure?) I see people working together. I see people trying to save their propertyâ€¦I donâ€™t see a bunch of people running around waving guns at helicopters, I donâ€™t see a bunch of people running shooting cops. I donâ€™t see a bunch of people raping people on the street. I donâ€™t see a bunch of people doing everything they canâ€¦whining and moaningâ€”whereâ€™s FEMA, whereâ€™s BUSH. I see the heartland of America. When I look at Iowa and when I look at Illinois, I see the backbone of America. It would seem that the images of floating bodies, and documented stories of elderly New Orleans residents drowning in their attics is cold hard facts surrounding humans that Rush Limbaugh thinks could have benefited by just pulling themselves up by their bootstraps a little more. Nevermind that more than 1700 human beings lost their lives on live television as America watched in horror. You donâ€™t hear progressives saying that Iowa is any less devastating because the death toll in those floods was a total of 5. It is still a tragedy. And progressives understand that full well. But according to Rush the story of Iowa under water isnâ€™t a story about humans over coming adversity. Itâ€™s a story about how much more patriotic the white bread basket is than the lazy south.