Saturday, November 11, 2006

I'm Stunned. Just Stunned

In Thursday's paper, which I didn't read until Friday night, I found this:
"I feel liberated," said conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, one of the party's biggest cheerleaders. "I no longer am going to have to carry water for people who don't deserve having their water carried."
I had to read that twice. Somehow, my imagination had just been too poor for me to have ever pictured even Rush Limbaugh having the brass to say something like this. Even after watching his sorry performance mocking Michael J. Fox, it had simply never occurred to me that he would admit that he has been supporting people he doesn't approve of!

What kind of person does a thing like this? Launches vicious attacks at liberals in support of people he doesn't believe deserve to have their water carried? What poverty of soul does it take to believe that he had to do so? What unmitigated gall does it take to admit such a thing? Does he think that his dittoheads will forget this statement next week? Doesn't it occur to him at all that they might remember and wonder who else he is carrying undeserved water for?

Do you suppose that dittoheads are the some of the people you can fool all of the time? All of them?

11 comments:

Lorna said...

I've rewritten coments three times now because everything I want to say is libellous. I'm also stunned. But curiously, not surprised.

Maya's Granny said...

No, not really surprised. Certanily not surprised that he does it, only that he feels free to admit it. He, obviously, feels totally invulnerable about it.

Tabor said...

It is scary that some people's souls appear to made of swiss cheese.

Ginnie said...

He never fails to amaze (and disgust) me. I think he is the epitome of what is wrong with this country and I simply can't understand why he has any sort of following.
Thanks for posting this.

J said...

My first thought is that the dittoheads feel the same way he does...exactly the same way, so they'll support him in it.

Rain said...

I was amazed at it too. As well as Bush admitting he had lied through the election about believing democrats didn't care about protecting this country as well as the firing of Rumsfeld. I don't know who supports them but whoever it is must thinking lying is okay in a good cause. But then they must have felt that way all along. I have said for a long time that Limbaugh was just a shill but when he admitted it, it's surprising he thinks he can go on. It shows how little respect he has for those who listen to him that he would expect them to stick

Chancy said...

Rush went completely overboard with his Michael J Fox comments.

But Rush did us all a favor because all his vitriolic comments about Fox helped get Claire McCaskill elected Senator from Missouri.

Also, the stem cell initiative that was on the ballot passed.

Maya's Granny said...

From what I read and understand, these people believe that the ends justify the means, and if it is for their ends (by definition, good to them), then lying and causing people to suffer and die are obviously acceptable.

My Uncle Wes used to say that the ends include the means -- which rings true to me. If you have to do evil to get to the good, then that good is tainted by evil and no longer good.

meno said...

I think they will forget. And i think Rush does it as a schtick for money.
What kind of pereson is he? Low, really %$#@%!) low.

Deja Pseu said...

Rush and his ilk are soul-less fucks. They pander to everything small and mean in the human spirit.

joared said...

I found the question you asked at the end of your piece intriguing. Is there really any question?