Friday, February 20, 2009

Scenes from Rush Limbaugh: murderer/rapist edition  

As much as I disagree with the politics of Republicans, I would never even dream of comparing them to murderers and rapists. But Rush Limbaugh has no shame. No dignity. No censor. No intelligence. Listen to this clip from his recent show (transcript below):

RL: This is... it's about power, it's about control. These people genuinely look out over this country from their lofty perches. They don't like what they see. Otherwise...

Caller: So they can go somewhere else! Like, I don't understand, why do they have to stay here? Like, leave us alone!

RL: At this point, at this point Gretchen, I don't care about the why. They're not going to leave. They're trying to control it. At this point, the only thing is they must be stopped!

Caller: I agree...

RL: Within the confines of our Constitution, and the political arena of ideas, they must be stopped. I don't care why they see this country the way they see it. I don't care why a murderer does it. I don't care why a rapist does it. I don't care why this Muslim guy offed his wife's head. The NOW gang is out there saying 'oh, that's not domestic violence, that's just, uh, that's just...' what do they call it? 'Culturally honor killing. Or this woman was going to divorce him, that's against the law. That's his diversity.' I don't care, I don't care why anymore. If I figure it out, I'll be glad to tell you because it's interesting to know, but it doesn't matter in terms of defeating them.

Let's just put this whole murderer/rapist thing to the side for a second. Can we stop using the words "elitist" and "Democrat" interchangeably? Why is it that Republicans are so quick to think that because we as Democrats see things wrong with this country it means that we're attempting to get up on our high horses? Why are "a desire for change" and "elitism" synonymous terms?! And that caller. That horribly ignorant caller. "Leave us alone"?! "Why do they have to stay here"?! Are you absolutely kidding me? This is our country too! Perhaps we as Democrats, contrary to popular stereotypes perpetuated by people like Mr. Limbaugh, give a crap about this country and where its headed. Maybe it can be seen as noble that despite all the things wrong we see with America, we continue to stay here, in hopes of bringing more good to the government and to its people. Maybe we cringe at the thought of it falling into the hands of Republicans. Why is that elitist? Why is it not elitist for Rush to sit there in his studio, smoking his cigars, donning his expensive suit, telling us that we're wrong? Statistically, Republicans are the rich ones with the enormous houses. Democrats are the working class. Who's elitist now? Not that I plan to use that term as loosely as Rush does, but it just seems ironic to me that he slaps the "uppity" label on Democrats. He needs to get his shit straight.

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