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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Right-Wing Selective Outrage

First of all, I'm back home, and it's great to be with family again. AND having the fat bandwidth of a cable modem to use is also nice. But if I had put that first, well, you probably would question my priorities.

Oh, and getting to play Halo 2 is good, too.

Poor Rush Limbaugh is all up in arms over the "racist" treatment of Dr. Condolezza Rice. It seems some editorial cartoonists have created editorial cartoons of Dr. Rice where her features are -- get ready -- exaggerated! And Rush is pissing and moaning as if just today he saw his first editorial cartoon. Here's poor Rush on Condi's treatment and how evil the left is:

No American, certainly not a person of Dr. Condoleezza Rice's stature, should be treated like this. It is a new low. It is an absolute new low for the left.

I would tend to agree with Rush but for one point: his treatment of Hillary and Bill Clinton during most of the 1990s. For him to complain about someone in the Bush administration being the target of an editorial cartoon reveals the depth of his hypocrisy, as he and his fellow conservatives had no problem with mocking Bill and Hillary Clinton, or mocking Bill Clinton's accent, every aspect of their lives was subject to ridicule, and still is.

As a comparison, check out this archive of Hillary Clinton editorial cartoons, and this archive of cartoons aimed at both Bill and Hillary. I don't recall Rush shedding crocodile tears over the treatment of the Clintons.

Back to Rush's babblings:

Now, it seems to me that if the liberals are honest, and they really do want advancement and affirmative action and all this sort of thing then they would be praising these people and congratulating them and they would want their constituents in the black community to know that they're proud that this is happening. But, oh, no. No, no, no, no, no, ladies and gentlemen. They can't afford that! They have besmirch these people. They have to try to destroy the them. They impugn them. They grotesquely distort them as human beings and as Americans, and this is being done under the eyes of everybody in this country, black Americans included.

Give it a rest, Rush. Pop a couple of Oxycontins and relax. And think back over the years and all of the things you've said about Hillary Clinton. Like a pig wallowing in a puddle of its own shit, Rush wallows in a puddle of his own hypocritical excrement. If you think Limbaugh is color-blind, here are some quotes by Limbaugh assembled by the media watchdog group FAIR.

For instance, early in his career, in the 1970s, Limbaugh told a caller, "Take that bone out of your mouth and call me back."

In 1990, right after Rush's radio program went national, Rush made this observation: "Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?"

Wow, Rush, that's pretty racist! All blacks look alike, is that what you meant?

On Spike Lee, who had urged African-American kids to skip school and see his film Malcom X in 1992: "Spike, if you're going to do that, let's complete the education experience. You should tell them that they should loot the theater, and then blow it up on their way out."

On the NAACP: "The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies."

Of course, Rush would just say he was "joking" when he made those comments. Rush is quite the comedian.


Blogger Chris Woods said...

I hate Rush Limbaugh. And everything he stands for. I get sick just listening to him.

What do you think of the whole "let's put loyal people who aren't a challenge to me in my Cabinet" thing that Bush is doing?

6:49 PM  

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