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Rush Limbaugh: NASA’s discovery of liquid water on Mars is a leftist conspiracy

'NASA's been corrupted by the current regime.'


Andrew Couts


Posted on Sep 28, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 9:49 pm CDT

NASA announced today that it has confirmed the discovery of liquid water on Mars.

Or has it?

Not likely, according to conservative talk-radio star Rush Limbaugh, who asserted on his show Monday that NASA has been “corrupted” by the Obama administration to further a “leftist agenda.”

OK so there’s flowing water on Mars. Yip yip yip yahoo. You know me, I’m science 101, big time guy, tech advance it, you know it, I’m all in. But, NASA has been corrupted by the current regime. I want to find out what they’re going to tell us. OK, flowing water on Mars. If we’re even to believe that, what are they going to tell us that means? That’s what I’m going to wait for. Because I guarantee, let’s just wait and see, this is September 28, let’s just wait and see. Don’t know how long it’s going to take, but this news that there is flowing water on Mars is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda.

Limbaugh’s primary skepticism stems from NASA’s assertion that human activity has contributed to global warming—a point agreed upon by the vast majority of the scientific community and a major source of contention among some conservatives, who believe NASA fabricated its data. 

This is far from the first time Limbaugh has accused NASA of serving a nefarious Obama agenda. In 2014, for example, he leapt on comments made by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, who told Al Jazeera that President Barack Obama “wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”

The White House later backtracked on Bolden’s remark, with former spokesman spokesman Robert Gibbs saying at the time, “That was not his task, and that’s not the task of NASA.” But it was too late, and Limbaugh had already dubbed NASA the new “Muslim outreach department.”

So, will NASA’s historic Mars discovery be used by politicians—including Obama—to further their agendas? Almost certainly. Will it be used by conservatives to further theirs? It already has.

H/T Mediaite | Screengrab by Ring of Fire Radio/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 28, 2015, 7:30 pm CDT