Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Piling on Rush

Part of me is bored with this Rush "phony soldiers" Story, which is a shame because it really is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with Limbaugh Conservatism. Fortunately, as a seasoned bloggist (coming up on his fifth anniversary of blogging) I can feign interest.

Sort of.

Anyway this is easy enough. One of the more humorous claims by Limbaugh is that this sort of smear is unheard of on the right; only the left would have the indecency to question his love of the troops. Joonah Goldberg went him one better, saying "I've never heard actually a conservative basically flat-out deny the patriotism of the opposition." It's a pity for Goldberg that a website such as Media Matters exists, one that has archives and keeps track of what people actually say. Needless to say, they can provide plenty of examples of Rush Limbaugh questioning the patriotism of Liberals and Democrats.
"I want to respectfully disagree with the president on the last part of what he said. I am going to challenge the patriotism of people who disagree with him because the people that disagree with him want to lose."
So maybe Jonah Goldberg should rethink his comments.

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