Saturday, November 18, 2006

Fat Man and Little Boy

There are many points on which Al Franken and I agree, but chief among them is that Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot. Franken and Aunty Em aren’t the only ones who know this. It’s no big secret, but his audience has yet to catch on. It’ll be instructive to see if the dittoheads abandon him now, or will they continue to buy his EIB brand of BS? In other words: do they really want Rush to tell them the truth? If history is any indication, the answer is “No.”

Yet, that’s exactly what Rush did….finally!!! He told his audience the truth and nothing but the truth. Ironically, he did it while he was telling them that he had been lying to them for years.

To be honest, I never thought I’d live to see the day that Rush Limbaugh would admit live, on air, that he is a prevaricating sack’o’manure. Yet, on November 8th, immediately after the election, he confessed to his falsehoods. Unfortunately, he also added, in essence, that the ends justify the means and he would resort to any fabrication in order to support President Shrub and the other Conservative Agenda.

You don’t believe me? Here’s what he had to say:

LIMBAUGH: Now, I mentioned to you at the conclusion of the previous hour that people have been asking me how I feel all night long. And I got, "Boy, Rush, I wouldn't want to be you tomorrow. Boy, I wouldn't want to have to do your show. Boy, I'm so glad I'm not you." Well, folks, I love being me. I can't be anybody else, so I'm stuck with it. But the way I feel is this: I feel liberated, and I'm just going to tell you as plainly as I can why. I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don't think deserve having their water carried. Now, you might say, "Well, why have you been doing it?" Because the stakes are high. Even though the Republican Party let us down, to me they represent a far better future for my beliefs and therefore the country's than the Democrat [sic] Party does and liberalism.

And I believe my side is worthy of victory, and I believe it's much easier to reform things that are going wrong on my side from a position of strength. Now, I'm liberated from having to constantly come in here every day and try to buck up a bunch of people who don't deserve it, to try to carry the water and make excuses for people who don't deserve it. I just -- I did not want to sit here and participate, willingly, in the victory of the libs, in the victory of the Democrat [sic] Party by sabotaging my own. But now with what has happened yesterday and today, it is an entirely liberating thing. If those in our party who are going to carry the day in the future -- both in Congress and the administration -- are going to choose a different path than what most of us believe, then that's liberating. I don't say this with any animosity about anybody, and I don't mean to make this too personal.

I'm not trying to tell you that this is about me. I'm just answering questions that I've had from people about how I feel. But there have been a bunch of things going on in Congress, some of this legislation coming out of there that I have just cringed at, and it has been difficult coming in here, trying to make the case for it when the people who are supposedly in favor of it can't even make the case themselves -- and to have to come in here and try to do their jobs. I'm a radio guy. I understand what this program has become in America and I understand the leadership position it has. I was doing what I thought best, but at this point, people who don't deserve to have their water carried, or have themselves explained as they would like to say things but somehow don't be -- aren't able to, I'm not under that kind of pressure.

What Aunty Em can’t understand is why the MSM has not reported this. Following so closely on the heels of Limbaugh’s dyspeptic rant against Michael J. Fox, a man suffering from a disease more dreadful than E.D., you’d think he was ripe for another MSM plucking. Yet, silence.

While on the topic, I don’t understand why the MSM won’t hold Rush’s feet to the fire on any controversy.

Let me take you back. It was the twilight of the mid-term elections. Way back in those dark days the MSM gave a lot of attention to that whole silly controversy over Fox stumping for candidates supporting embryo stem cell research. Yawn

I yawned, but the MSM gave it play for days because of The Fat Man’s comments. And, this sideshow replaced any discussion of actual election issues. Yawn

Much attention was drawn to the fat blowhard’s comments, and then the MSM widely—and FALSELY—reported that Rush had apologized. The fact of the matter is Rush never really apologized. What he said was that if people could prove to him that he was wrong, he’d apologize. That’s not an apology! Why didn’t the MSM parse his statements properly, as opposed to characterizing it as an act of contrition for the vast American Public™? Why does the MSM let him off the hook time and again?

Now that Lush Rimbaugh (I’m sure someone’s used that before me) has admitted to his band of dittoheads that he’s been lying to them, can they ever trust him again?

Here's The Colbert Report on Rush Limbaugh:

With all my love,

Aunty Em

[I would like to thank Media Matters for its wonderful newsletter, which alerted me to this item. It’s well worth a visit.]


Uncle Sham said...

Drugs cause liberalism/Marxism!

crallspace said...

Seems Olbermann covered this. I'm not too hot on his schtik.