22
Feb
08

Limbaugh Craziness & Members of Congress Under Investigation

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.

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1 Response to “Limbaugh Craziness & Members of Congress Under Investigation”


  1. 1 Paige
    February 23, 2008 at 12:07 am

    So why DO people vote Republican? (rhetorical question…)
    1) They are wealthy and want to protect that wealth by being able to hide or otherwise shelter their “earnings” via the tax-code and buy off/donate to the campaigns of those “public servants” who help pass and enforce those tax/business laws.

    2) They are wealthy wannbes, in denial that the same pols that they are voting for will pass legislation that hurts them and their descendants. These people simply do not understand that no matter how wealthy they become, the super-rich become exponentially wealthier – see corporatocracy.

    3) They are social/religious conservatives who bought Reagan’s schtik (sp?) in the 80’s and believed in the immediacy of the second coming as evidenced by the raping and pillaging of the earth and the unsustainability of the lifestyle. After all, James Watt wanted to drill it all! Why save anything when Jesus is coming, the sinners will burn in Hell and God will restore the garden of Eden? and maybe even tomorrow? All the religious right had to do was to prove they were rightier than anyone else by passing all of these laws and controlling our bodies, thought processes, and relationships. It’s all about God’s gift to humans (or just man depending on which fundamentalist doctrine you go with)of individual choice.

    Which brings me to the eventual point about older, Southern republicans.

    4) I think that the reason OS Reps. have turned, remained,and spawned new OS Reps, is that they’ve been invested in this cult of the individual, the self-made man for so long. They cannot abide by the notion that people are made, that fortunes are built, by communities and ties with and help by the people with whom you are in relation even if those people are not exactly like them. They really want to be self-righteous libertarians, but can’t understand Ayn Rand and Nietzsche (plus, neither could Hitler). The uber-man idea. So when the Dems, under the leadership of LBJ (recently rehabbed)(do not respond about MLK Jr. – brave man but not an elected official and it is politics we’re talking bout here), forced through the Civil Rights legislation, the OS (white) dems felt that all of their privileges had been taken away, and turned to the repubs (THE ORIGINAL PARTY OF LINCOLN!!!).

    So that’s why the OS, largely white, not wealthy republicans feel that the dems are snakes. The dem party sold out the only privilege they had – that of being white, and therefore better than many of the people around them.

    So the Repub party has swooped in and said essentially, if you can’t make it all on your own, you are a bad American, probably immoral, and definitely do not deserve to be on the better playing field as I am. The Repubs furthered this feeling by pandering to the religious Rright to get not only to the racist aspect of one-upmanship, but to the religious aspect too. Hey, “othering” works! Those “others” are bad, so we are great by comparison! And America has always had this bizarre Calvinist streak of those who do “well” (make lots of money – NOT do good deeds) are God’s chosen people. The Repubs have sold this package in spades!

    So if you are feeling sad about your place in this great land, and would prefer to feel so much better than everyone else, join the Republican party! As long as you can give them lots of money or are delusional, they have a spot for you!


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