The one I saw didn't appear sped up at all.As far as the video you posted, I'm at work so can't view it. However I'd be interested to know if it was the one that was spread around on the broadcast networks that was purposefully sped up to increase the speed and then looped to make it appear to go on longer then it did.
I agree. However, I wouldn't categorize what he did as mere mimicking.Which again, mimicking does not equal mocking.
They probably don't film him for tv shows while he is fidgety and shaky. It's a result of the medication and Rush made the claim that he was under-medicated and did so on purpose. I just think that's absurd to assume that he would put on a show of being fidgety just for the purpose of garnering sympathy. I've seen him in plenty of interviews where he is just as or even more shaky.Now, I don't agree TD with you trying to play on emotional hysterics. HOWEVER, I actaully DO agree with Rush. I've watched Fox on Boston Legal numerous times and on the previews for Rescue Me. He is no where NEAR as fidgety and shaky as he was in the video.
The condition worsens over time. You mentioned earlier that you never saw him that way on Boston Legal, but if I recall correctly he did the commercial some time after he ended his stint with Boston Legal. Since the interview I really haven't seen him where he isn't fidgety like that.So my question to you, would be WHY would he purposefully take lengths not to be that way when on television shows, but was doing it while in his commercial? Its obvious that he COULD'VE been FAR more composed in his commercial than he was, but he wasn't. Why was that?
Well, regardless I think it's silly to just assume that's what he was doing. Obviously Rush needed to do more research on Parkinson's because he thought that he was under-medicated which makes no sense.My guess would be, trying to view it from his side, he wanted to the most raw look into parkinsons that he could provide in the commercial, and thus didn't want to take steps to make himself seem "better" than he really was. And you know what, I don't blame him for that. But to say that the reason you'd want to do that is for any reason OTHER than to hope that it still strike an emotional cord with people is simply dishonest in my opinion. The REASON you'd want to show it at its worst for him is specifically so people feel more emotionally disgusted at not helping such a horrible illness than if he just seemed like a perfectly fine person up there talking on the screen.
Which I read as mockery. Maybe I'm wrong because I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh all the time and I'm not aware of his nuances. Regardless, he is obviously quite ignorant on the subject of Parkinson's Disease.Which is exactly the point Rush was trying to make; albiet in his normal verbose, over the top, rather idiotic way.