Rush Limbaugh Update part 2

Posted: October 7, 2007 in lies, Limbaugh, military, republicans, war

Neocon pundit, hypocrite, chickenhawk, liar, draft dodger and boorish jackass Rush Limbaugh is at it again, comparing a wounded veteran to suicide bombers in his recent commentary about a VoteVets ad. Listen to the audio here.

Now, I’m not going to go into the obvious lies and distortions this man continues to peddle, despite having already been roundly schwacked for it in the media. The fact that Limbaugh still continues to defend himself rather than act like a man for a change and admit error is simply astounding. Like so many others of his ilk, he is incapable of 1) recognizing when he’s made a mistake and therefore 2) incapable of admitting it. Which leads him to compound distortion upon lie until we are left wallowing in the whole sordid mess, while he continues to rake in the money all the extra attention earns him.

Instead I’d prefer to focus on the dual insult implied in this statement:

You know, this is such a blatant use of a valiant combat veteran, lying to him about what I said, then strapping those lies to his belt, sending him out via the media in a TV ad to walk into as many people as he can walk into.”

And yet Limbaugh still has the nerve to say he didn’t compare anyone to a suicide bomber. The imagery is very clear, very evocative. Strapping lies (bombs) to his belt and sending him out in public.

But that, as I’ve said, is not the most offensive thing about his statement.

No, what I find inexcusably insensitive is the implication behind the words, that a wounded veteran with TBI (traumatic brain injury) has so lost the capacity for independent thought that he can be easily used by opportunistic, backstabbing liars.

It’s the notion hidden in the words that all Veterans should march in lockstep with Limbaugh, Bush, Cheney and all the other chickenhawks and slavishly support the misguided war that got them hurt in the first place.

It’s the notion that any veteran who has had a change of heart about the war has been “lied to” or “used”.

Limbaugh is a disgrace. He has become so enamored of himself and so insulated from reality by his unthinking, robotic battalions of sycophants – I guess he calls them “dittoheads” – that he’s incapable of understanding that people do have opinions and viewpoints opposite from his, and that they do have valid reasons for holding those views. He’s become nothing more than a caricature of himself.

Rush Limbaugh, liar, chickenhawk, coward

MoveOn.org made an ad attacking one soldier, and got condemned by the Congress for it. Limbaugh has made multiple statements attacking thousands of soldiers, sailors, and marines, and has yet to pay the price.

It’s time to hold him accountable for his actions and remind him, as he has so often and eloquently stated on his own program, that words mean things.

If your local radio station carries Rush Limbaugh, write to them and tell them to send him packing. And write to your congressman and tell him a vote of condemnation is in order.

He has insulted the honor and integrity of our troops, and deserves to pay the price.

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