If I decided to post all the insane shite Limbaugh disgorged on his show, I’d be busy from now until his train reaches it’s final destination of Satanville.
In any case, I’m posting these words from yesterday because I don’t know how many of you are located in the South and understand the Republican mentality down here – at least, the old school mentality. Many of the older members of my extended family, who are straight-ticket Republicans who would rather suck on a tail pipe than vote Democrat, feel exactly like this:
“The story is that this paper endorsed McCain, sat on this story and now puts it out just prior to McCain wrapping up the nomination. And McCain says he’s disappointed. Why? Why is anybody disappointed or surprised but [sic] this? They are who they are. A snake is a snake. A tiger is a tiger. The New York Times is the New York times. Folks, if you expect me to be angry about the story and angry at the New York Times, you have tuned to the wrong radio show. I refuse to get mad when something I have predicted is going to happen, happens. I refuse to get mad when something I know is true, is true. It is a total waste of energy.
The important question for John McCain today is, is he going to learn the right lesson from this, and what is the lesson? The lesson is liberals are to be defeated. You cannot walk across the aisle with them. You cannot reach across the aisle. You cannot welcome their media members on your bus and get all cozy with them and expect eternal love from them. You are a Republican. Whether you’re a conservative Republican or not, you are a Republican. At some point, the people you cozy up to, either to do legislation or to get cozy media stories, are going to turn on you. They are snakes. If the right lesson is not learned from this, then it will have proved to be of no value. There’s a great opportunity here for Senator McCain to learn the right lesson and understand who his friends are and who his enemies are. He’s had that backwards for way too long. He has thought the New York Times is his friend. He has thought Chris Matthews and these other people in the Drive-By Media are his friends. They aren’t. That’s the lesson today.” – Rush Limbaugh, 2/21/2008
That’s right. Democrats are snakes. Democrats. That’s how the old school Repubs feel here in the South. Those who are in or near my generation are much more open to cooperation and also tend to vote less straight-ticket than the seniors. This gives me a sense that the ugly, extreme partisanship “you’re either with us or against us” attitude is becoming a relic of the past. We’re just so sick of it – which is why Independent numbers are growing.
And, as for the Democrats are snakes comment, here is a count of Congressional Members under investigation. Let’s count. 19 Republicans. In fact, Renzi was indicted this morning. How many Democrats? Oh yeah, 5. Now, of course it sucks that any amount of political leaders might behave unethically, but hellooooooooo – Repubs seem way more naughty than Dems. So, who are snakes? I’m going to try and find numbers on actual indictments on political leaders as well.
So, FYI, old school southern Republicans are crizazy – just like Rush Limbaugh is. And they probably dislike McCain enough to keep their freaky asses at home November 4. Maybe. I won’t say hopefully because I believe EVERYBODY should vote, but it’s something for pundits to take into consideration and anyone who plans to put money on the presidential race.
BTW, even if McCain continues his cow towing to the insane Right base, it only solidifies his flip-flopping past Romney proportions and gives Obama (or Clinton, but probably not) more ammunition during the run-up to the general election.