October 20, 2009

Wrong wing-guy

Poor old Patrick McIlheran, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel calumnist who still can't come to grips with the free market's invisible hands throttling his hero Rush Limbaugh. Fine. But why does he have to lie?
Didn't like the way Sonia Sotomayor said Latinas just made better judges than white guys? Then you're a racist.
Except that isn't what she said and, to her credit, she never backed away from what she did say. But Sotomayor did acknowledge that axe-grinding hacks like Patrick McIlheran may have misunderstood.

Subtlety and mindfulness of context not being among your garden-variety conservative Republican calumnist's strongest suits.

Blatant hypocrisy is, however. Exhibit A: Witness McIlheran's complaints that Limbaugh was pilloried for things he never uttered.

Moreover, contrary to Patrick McIlheran's revisionist victimology, it was Rush Limbaugh who loudly condemned Sotomayor as a racist.

And for this they laid off Tom Strini?


Paul said...

It seems to me that all the negative vibes this blowhard (Rush Hudson Limbaugh A.KA. Jeff Christie) has been spewing over these many years has come back to blow back on his face (A classic “Blow Back”). He always tries to give off the airs that he can have anything he wants but as we all witness those with more money and more influence tossed him aside like sack of potatoes and the ultimate insult was that it was done in public (money don’t buy you everything butterball).

Now of course he blames everyone else (Michael J. Fox, Perez Hilton, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, Olympia Snowe, ESPN, NFL, the media, basically people of color, the handicapped, women and gays) when of course all you have to do is listen to his show and plainly hear his daily prejudices filled sermons. So NFL, I salute you decision, job well done. And to the whaling cry baby perched on his self made pedestal, quit your whining it was your own fault. You are reaping what he has sowed, KARMA, "Palin and simple" like his followers. Don’t we all feel better?


Pete Gruett said...

Personally, I was more amused by the colossal irony of the whole piece as McIlheran, standing atop the smoking ruins of everything from conservative crony capitalism to their unique blend of cultural isolationism and military adventurism declares that it's liberalism, ten months into the Obama presidency, that's discredited and intellectually bankrupt.

Indeed, who among us could face up to the intellectual rigor of a Joe the Plumber or Sarah Palin, let alone the likes of Limbaugh and (dare I say it) Paddy? We are beaten before we've begun. They were just too . . . erudite.

illusory tenant said...

You pretty much nailed his whole schtick right there.

Montana said...

Rush Limbaugh: Transcript of radio broadcast from Oct. 14, 2008
By Keith Vance

Editor’s note: This is a verbatim transcript of Limbaugh explaining how ACORN, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright are all involved in a radical leftwing conspiracy to teach black kids to hate America.

From the time of my birth 57 years ago to today, this country has grown and expanded, prosperity has opened its doors for more and more people around the world, not just people born in this country.

We know the stories of asians immigrating and running rings around people born in this country academically in California. We know all about the immigration, legal and illegal, to get into the country. We know that the standard of living has risen. We know that technological advancement is going along at light speed.

And yet, during this period of time, whether it be the last 57 years, or the last 20 years, it seems that the majority of the black population has remained angry, frustrated and behind – they’ve been left behind. They’re acting like they’ve been left behind, and of course we’ve heard that this is because of racism, natural systemic institutional racism in America. We’re unfair. That this country is just horrible and rotten.

Do you ever ask yourself how it is that people not even born here can come here and in a few short years begin prospering in school, they’re own business, and yet people who are born in this country somehow have been raised to hate it – to still think they’re back in the days of slavery.

I actually think, after studying all this ACORN stuff, and reading what Stanley Kurtz has written about this, I actually believe that what has taken place here, in addition to liberal Democrat legislation – such as the great society and the war on poverty, which a lot of people would now acknowledge really busted up the black family by the government taking the place of a husband and father – he’s free to roam around and bear no responsibility. The mother remained the mother, she got the financial assistance from this legislation from the federal government. The federal government became the father. The father didn’t have to hang around in order for the kids to be OK – depending on how you define OK.

And as you study more and more of this ACORN stuff you find that it has been part of an entire movement that has been going for two maybe three decades right under our noses. We thought that it was just liberal welfare policies and all that that kept blacks from progressing while other minorities grew and prospered but no. It is these wackos from Bill Ayers to Jeremiah Wright to other anti-american afro-centric black liberation theologists, working with ACORN, and Barack Obama is smack dab in the middle of it. They have been training young black kids to hate hate hate this country. And they trained their parents before that to hate hate hate this country. It was a movement. It was a Bill Ayers anti-capitalist anti-american educational movement. ACORN is how it was implemented right under our noses.

They’re doing far more folks than just cheating when it comes to elections and registration. They’re in deep in this mortgage crisis. ACORN and Obama, and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the Democrat Party have their fingerprints the sub-prime mortgage crisis. The whole concept of affordable housing was people who can’t afford a mortgage are going to get one, because America is unfair.

It has been a movement. It has been a religion. And Obama and Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers were all up to their big ears in it.