As goes Rush . . .

Oh Democrats my Democrats.

Just like that turtle in a slow boil pot of water (is that the right metaphor?), you never noticed when you capitulated. You now use in blithe ignorance words specifically designed to insult you. Words designed by a morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout, indicted drug offender and now iconic standard-bearer of the conservative movement. Words like:

  • LIBERAL MEDIA: In debate coverage, on bleeding MSNBC, I heard liberal pundits automatically refer to the ‘liberal media’. They’ve not only accepted but are now employing the very label assigned them by the morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug offender, a label he invented and employed over decades to discredit, denigrate and insult you. Throughout, if you even bothered to defend, your arguments were weak. “No we’re not” doesn’t do it. (Exception is Eric Alterman’s 2003 meticulously researched book What Liberal Media? – hurry, only two left at Amazon!). So you failed and now a good part of the country assume media to be liberal; they even believe that outlets like the broadcast networks exhibit bias in their vapid little 19 minutes a night of ‘news’.  Well done, Rush; fail, Dems.
  • DEMOCRAT PARTY: Same thing. The morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug criminal began some years ago saying “Democrat Party” instead of “Democratic Party”. Again an insult, meant to strip from the party’s name any suggestion that it stood for a democratic ideal or even process. You’ve no doubt heard it from Rush: Dems now say it too.
  • OBAMACARE: This one only took about five minutes. As soon as the morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug offender invented the name, it was universally adopted because, after all, it’s so much easier to say than Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

3-0. Three-zip. As Mr. Jackson said “wake the f**k up!”

16 responses to “As goes Rush . . .

  1. “… morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout, indicted drug offender …”
    I take it you don’t look too favorably upon Mr. Limbaugh.

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    • Oh Steve (Hi!), you know full well that I hold the man in the very lowest of esteem. All he is is a mouth. A big rich one now.

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    • also, since he makes a career of mocking and denigrating other people, he deserves to be called names – all of htem true.

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      • Ah, just thought I’d “rib” you a little!
        I sure hope you’ve been doing okay. Man, I sure love Texas in October! Gotta birthday coming up though and I’m not “diggin” it … but when I think about it … I guess it’s better than NOT seeing another one!
        Enjoy your weekend little lady!

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  2. I can’t bear to listen to the morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug criminal on the radio, but he has become so subsumed into the body politic that the evening news occasionally shows him at his million-dollar microphone, bouncing furiously and waving his stinky stogie like a baton of righteous indignation. When this happens, my eyes are irresistibly drawn to the jiggling spectacle. Rush has become an indelible icon of demagoguery for our time. Why conservatives can’t see him for what he is is beyond me.

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    • I have a fantasy Jim, where Rush is exposed in full view of his audience. Something along the lines of “A Face in the Crowd” when Andy Griffith’s radio demagoue character leaves the mic on and they hear what he really thinks of them. Sometimes, I put myself to sleep playing that one out in my imagination.

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    • I like him.
      He’s done pretty good for a “morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug criminal”.
      See him for what he is? Hmmmm … and what might that be?
      A rich … “morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug criminal”?
      In fact I really like the way he gets under the skin of liberals. That is funnier that hell!

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      • What might that be? I guess I’d say an amoral, selfish, self indulgent talented broadcaster who has indeed done very well.

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        • Love you Moe!

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        • @ Moe, and Cry & Howl,

          As it happens, I found a very interesting article in the October issue of Scientific American that could explain Rush’s success – the evidence seems to fit. It is entitled “The Wisdom of Psychopaths”, by Kevin Dutton, a psychology researcher from England who has written a book on his findings, summarized thusly on its Amazon.com page (emphasis is mine):

          Dutton argues that there are indeed “functional psychopaths” among us—different from their murderous counterparts—who use their detached, unflinching, and charismatic personalities to succeed in mainstream society, and that shockingly, in some fields, the more “psychopathic” people are, the more likely they are to succeed. Dutton deconstructs this often misunderstood diagnosis through bold on-the-ground reporting and original scientific research as he mingles with the criminally insane in a high-security ward, shares a drink with one of the world’s most successful con artists, and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopath.

          As Dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies, he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is more psychopathic than ever: after all, psychopaths tend to be fearless, confident, charming, ruthless, and focused—qualities that are tailor-made for success in the twenty-first century. Provocative at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it’s our much-maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success.

          And based on what Cry & Howl finds humorous I can’t help but suggest he or she might find this theory a reason for introspection. Hmm? 🙄

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  3. (morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug criminal} MFCI

    MOFO seems better though.

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