Huckleby wrote:The Rush Limbaughs & Glen Becks of this world are not a threat.
Couldn't disagree more. Beck's time in the sun has thankfully passed (apparently there is a level of crazy that even Fox won't tolerate), but Limbaugh is perhaps THE key figure in the ascension and radicalization of the far right in this country. His particularly convincing mix of half-truths, outright lies, and pandering to fear and prejudice has been essential in getting the non-1% of conservatives to consistently vote against their own interests.
Why Rush? Because he possesses a level of speaking ability and charisma his peers do not. Rush has been accused of many things over the years; stupidity is not one of them.
rabble wrote:According to Medved, Rush is taking one for the team. He's not really sorry. He's just doing what's best for his true cause.
The only thing he's sorry about, which is in his "apology", is his choice of words. He's not at all sorry about the sentiment; he's only regretting attracting so much unwanted (i.e., non-Dittohead) attention for it.
Has anyone mentioned all of this anti-contraception and "she's a slut" nonsense is coming from a guy who was caught fresh from a vacation to the Dominican Republic with Viagra prescribed to someone else?