Thursday, February 14, 2008

Screeching From The Mighty Wurlitzer

You'll enjoy this post if you enjoy a good roast of Herr Limpbark et. al. Following is a short snippet.

 

Quoted from http://mediamatters.org/columns/200802120001?f=h_column:

 

Media Matters - Poetic justice: Limbaugh tries to tear GOP apart

...But this is what Republicans created. They wanted Limbaugh to be an attack dog and to chew up and spit out his/the party's opponents. They wanted him to label Democrats as traitors ("What's good for Al Qaeda is good for the Democratic Party in this country today"), to label them abhorrent and mentally deranged. They wanted Limbaugh to ignore any semblance of decency when demonizing the other side. Indeed, tif here has been virtually no offensive line that Limbaugh has crossed that Republicans have not dutifully justified or explained away.

 

Even last year when Limbaugh denigrated members of the U.S. armed forces, calling military men and women who criticized the war in Iraq and advocated withdrawal "phony soldiers," what did the GOP do? It rushed to Limbaugh's defense.

 

The pats on the back came from presidential contender Fred Thompson and Senate Republican Conference chairman Jon Kyl (AZ), and House Minority Leader John Boehner (OH) as well as his No. 2, Roy Blunt (MO), along with fellow Reps. Mike Pence (IN), Scott Garrett (NJ). Mean Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN) supported legislation that commended Limbaugh following his "phony soldiers" crack. Rep. Eric Cantor (VA) even unveiled a Stand With Rush e-petition, urging "conservatives around the country" to fight for Limbaugh...

2 comments:

Fade said...

I look back with shame at the days when I was such the proud dittohead, hanging on this slime salesman's every word.

People on the right love him because he says what they are thinking...

Unfortunately, a lot of what I was thinking back then (and what dittoheads still think) is just kneejerk bs.

Bob said...

That's his power-- making crap sound reasonable.