Archive for the ‘Rush Limbaugh’ Category

All Shout Does Is Make You Lose Your Voice

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

All Shout Does Is Make You Lose Your Voice. Apparently conservatives and Republicans, led on by Rush Limbaugh, have taken on the idea that yelling is the way to win a public policy debate.

There is a new trend that is happening increasingly where conservatives are showing up at “townhall” meeting with Congressmen and yelling at them to indicate dissaproval with Obamacare. The conservatives are protesting and being disruptive in a way that is reminiscent of the worst activism of those on the left of the political spectrum.

The protesting is not helping the Republican’s cause of opposing Obamacare legislation as this may make the Republican’s look bad and increase the ease with which the legislation goes through.

Aborting Roe v. Wade

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Micheal Steele has had a rocky start as chairman of the RNC. First, he accurately describes Rush Limbaugh and then Steele apologizes to Rush making himself extremely weak. Now, Michael Steele has mad a very confusing statement on abortion to GQ:

How much of your pro-life stance, for you, is informed not just by your Catholic faith but by the fact that you were adopted?

Oh, a lot. Absolutely. I see the power of life in that—I mean, and the power of choice! The thing to keep in mind about it… Uh, you know, I think as a country we get off on these misguided conversations that throw around terms that really misrepresent truth.

Explain that.

The choice issue cuts two ways. You can choose life, or you can choose abortion. You know, my mother chose life. So, you know, I think the power of the argument of choice boils down to stating a case for one or the other.

Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?

Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.

You do?

Yeah. Absolutely.

Are you saying you don’t want to overturn Roe v. Wade?

I think Roe v. Wade—as a legal matter, Roe v. Wade was a wrongly decided matter.

Okay, but if you overturn Roe v. Wade, how do women have the choice you just said they should have?

The states should make that choice. That’s what the choice is. The individual choice rests in the states. Let them decide.

Now on the face of it Michael Steele’s viewpoint is very confusing and does not make much sense the first time you hear it. What Micheal Steele is trying to say is that Roe v. Wade is bad law and states should choose whether or not abortion should be legal. This is the “pro-abortion” position of allowing abortions everywhere. This is also not the religious Christian Republican Party morality position of calling for a Constitutional amendment banning
all abortions under any conditions. States like New York and Massachusetts are not going to ban abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

He Started It

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Barack Obama has pointed out to journalists that “it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement -– the prescription drug plan — without a source of funding.” As Micheal Tanner of Cato puts it “He Has a Point.” Many Republicans in Congress, as well as some conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh, have been extremely hypocritical in attacking spending now that Obama is in power and not causing a stir when Bush was in charge.

This does not excuse the bad behavior. If big spending was bad when Bush was in power, big spending is bad now. In many ways, the Democrats often sound like two kids quarreling tattling “He started it” to excuse bad behavior.

Landmark Legal Foundation Are A Bunch Of Idiots

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Landmark Legal Foundation suggests right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh be nominated for the Noble Peace Prize for “nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world,” said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.

“Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today,” explained Levin. “Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law — and it is fitting that the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.”

It is perfectly understandable to object some of the people the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to over the years such as Arafat but that gives no rationale to give the Noble Peace Prize to an entertainer. It seems pretty lazy of Mark Levin not to be able to do the legwork to find some one who actually has done something for the cause of peace or liberty.

This is just a shallow move by a second string radio host to kiss ass to the market leader.