Monday, October 01, 2007

Clutching At Straws...And Maligning Rush Limbaugh

The Left is in full attack mode today, focusing on broadcaster Rush Limbaugh for an alleged `insult' to US troops because of a remark Limbaugh made about `phony soldiers'...referring specifically to one Jesse MacBeth, who made the round of Leftist and Democrat audiences posing as an Army ranger and a decorated Iraq combat veteran who spoke many times about the supposed `atrocities' he had witnessed. He even put in a claim for veteran's benefits for Post-traumatic stress disorder.

MacBeth was a poster boy for the anti-war left. He was sentenced to five months in jail and three years probation for falsifying a Department of Veterans Affairs claim as well as his Army discharge record. He was only in the Army for a grand total of forty-four days before he washed out of boot camp.

Today, hiding behind the immunity of Congress, Senate Democrats deliberately `misconstrued' this as a slur against our military and are maligning Limbaugh, circulating a letter demanding that his company disassociate itself from his remarks and censure Limbaugh.

Here are some of the choice remarks being made by these folks:

"This disgusting attack from Rush Limbaugh, cheerleader for the chicken hawk wing of the far right is an insult to American troops." - Senator John Kerry

" Maybe he was just high on his drugs again" -Senator Tom Harkin

"Last week, Rush Limbaugh went way over the line, way over the line. While I respect his right to say anything he likes, his unpatriotic comments I cannot ignore. During his show last Wednesday, Limbaugh was engaged in one of his typical rants. This one was unremarkable, indistinguishable from his usual drivel, which has been steadily losing listeners for years, [sic] until he crossed that line by calling our men and women in uniform who oppose the war in Iraq, and I quote, "phony soldiers." [sic] This comment was so beyond the pale of decency, and we can't leave it alone." - Senator Harry Reid

If you read the transcript, it's quite obvious exactly whom Limbaugh was referring to..and it's apparent that this is a deliberate attempt to divert attention from embrace of MoveOn's `Betray Us' ad by the leaders of the Democrat party.

Unfortunately for them, Limbaugh has a nineteen year record of supporting our military, even when it was unfashionable. His program is carried on Armed Forces Radio by overwhelming request of the military, after the Clinton administration, those great believers in free speech tried to boot him off the network so our military would be unable to hear him.

He's also one of the handful of broadcasters ( Laura Ingraham and Gordon Liddy are two others I'm aware of) who's actually spent time on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan with the troops, something no lefty broadcaster has ever done, with the singular(and to my mind honorable) exception of Al Franken.

It amazes we have men of the ilk of Reid, Kerry, Harkin, Durbin and others, men who have issued the most egregious insults against our military and who have attempted to sabotage them at every turn hiding behind their congressional immunity to insult a private citizen for something he did not say, solely for political purposes.

Not only that, but it's profoundly hypocritical. The problem of `phony soldiers' like MacBeth is a real one (just ask the New Republic) and was responsible for Congress overwhelmingly passing the Stolen Valor Act to provide penalties for people like MacBeth. Some of these congressmen voted for the bill.Did they conveniently forget about that in their eagerness to dogpile on Rush Limbaugh?

Apparently to the minions on the Left it's perfectly okay to endorse an ad accusing one of our most decorated and respected soldiers on the front lines of treason, but its slander of the worst kind to draw attention to phonies who seek the credibility of real heroes through lying and deceit rather than honor and valor.

These senators lack even a semblance of decency or intellectual honesty.

As for Limbaugh, he actually issued a challenge for these same senators to come on his program and say these things to his face.

I wouldn't hold my breath if I were Rush. These people are petrified of him.

1 comment:

Rosey said...

For once in my life I'm speechless. The sheer hypocrisy, dare I say chutzpah? Nah they have no chutzpah, of the certified loony left has left me breathless...