Bullies like Rush Limbaugh are thoroughly predictable. As this blueprint demonstrates, they are far from original or thought-provoking, and they do everything they can to dodge responsibility.
- Make fun of someone!
She/he is funny looking, unattractive, not worthy of having sex with
She/he is probably gay or transgender
She’s not trying hard enough to look young and sexy
She’s trying too hard to look young and sexy
She’s a slut
She emasculates men
He’s a wimp
She/he has had too much plastic surgery
She’s a golddigger
He’s a thug, a criminal
She’s an opportunistic welfare mother
She/he is poor, jobless, homeless, hungry
She/he has a physical disability
She/he is mentally ill
She/he is an “illegal alien” and is trying to take our jobs
She/he is an “illegal alien” and is lazy
She/he is so [plug in any racial, ethnic or gender stereotype]
- Intensify the cruelty of your insults:
Use words you would not use in front of your boss or grandmother
Misrepresent what your target did or said
Tell blatant lies about her/him
Accuse her/him of doing stuff you think is disgusting, immoral, criminal
Share really bad and/or revealing photos of her/him
Keep talking about how much you do or don’t want to “nail” her
Challenge her to do something sexual to/for you
Make allusions to sexual assault/rape
Make reference to her/his children, parents or significant other
Compare her/him to an animal
- Respond to criticism:
That’s not what I meant
I was just joking
You’re being too sensitive
She/he was asking for it
Maybe I could have chosen better words
Why am I always being picked on?
What about that other person who said something bad?
I’m sorry if you took offense
People who criticize me are jerks, hypocrites, losers and ugly!
- Never learn your lesson. Repeat 1-4.