Rush Limbaugh: The pope sounds like a Marxist

"This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope"

Published November 27, 2013 8:25PM (EST)

Rush Limbaugh                                                            (Jeff Malet,
Rush Limbaugh (Jeff Malet,

Rush Limbaugh wanted to like the Pope. He really did. But then the pope had to go and blow it all by releasing a long apostolic exhortation that lambastes free-market capitalism as "a new tyranny." Now Limbaugh is very disappointed with the pope. Bad move, pope!

After a long set-up, during which Limbaugh says he thought he liked the new pope and says he's previously considered becoming a Catholic, Limbaugh gets into his befuddlement with the pope's denouncement of "unfettered capitalism."

"If it weren't for capitalism, I don't know where the Catholic Church would be," Limbaugh haltingly begins. "I gotta be very careful," he then tells himself. "I have been numerous times to the Vatican. It wouldn't exist without tons of money."

"But regardless, what this is — somebody has either written this for him or gotten to him. This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope," Limbaugh concludes.

Listen to Limbaugh below, via Media Matters:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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