Sunday, March 4, 2012

LIMBAUGH'S STUPID "SLUT" COMMENT



Some question why I am not a fan of Rush Limbaugh and don't listen to him even when he's correct on the issues. His most recent stupid statement that is dominating news is but one example of why I do not consider him a spokesman for me and my conservative ideals. He does some good work, but he can in one misguided moment, negate the positives with his rhetoric. He just did it again.

Limbaugh's calling the law student, who was testifying for the Obama administration's misguided mandate for providing contraceptives at no cost to users, a "slut" was not only insulting, it was crude. It was of no benefit in the debate. Call it what it was – stupid! Moreover to my dismay, Limbaugh is viewed and promoted by the media as a major spokesman for conservatives. Therefore, when he misspeaks, he doesn't just damage himself and his revenue stream, he affects all of us who honestly and fervently believe that defeating Obama is top priority if we are to maintain traditional America as we have known her. Such stupidity will change the debate for weeks, maybe for months, and will enhance the pro-Obama vote in November. Such stupidity distracts from legitimate discourse on critical issues. Of course, the media will love that diversion and already exhibit their pleasure on the Sunday talk shows.

Those who argue that the media's leftist bias is a problem are absolutely right. Yes, the media too often shill for the political left and can be actual enemies of anyone opposing the left. But, why give the enemy ammunition for their weapons – their mouths, their megaphones? Some are like vultures but why feed them? Limbaugh is but one more example of intellect not equating with wisdom or judgement. Some will call this arrogant. It is what it is! Truth.

Yes, the media are profoundly biased. The next post will address that issue. This post, however, is to express disapproval, even disgust, with Limbaugh's latest insulting comment, a remark that deflected the debate on a mandate, which many view as wrongheaded, to discussion of Limbaugh and his verbal proclivities. He helps president Obama get his way even when Obama is wrong. That's not smart and it's wrong for America.








1 comment:

  1. For all of the reasons you mentioned I am not a Rush fan. Based on my own personal contact with an incredibly biased local media I remain saddened that the true and necessary dialogue about how to mend our broken nation is not happening. I fear nothing will change and the depth of polarization will grow even wider. If we are not careful, at some point there will be no crossing the divide......

    I so enjoy your writing. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

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