Up with Lee, Lifeson and Peart!
Down with hate-mongering Limbaugh!
On Wednesday, January 21, Rush Limbaugh struck a blow for freedom and truth. While others cowered like toadies of the new administration, he spoke truth to power, saying:
I hope he fails.
To be fair, the full quote is this:
So I shamelessly say, no, I want him to fail, if his agenda is a far- left collectivism, some people say socialism, as a conservative heartfelt, deeply, why would I want socialism to succeed?
See, that’s not so bad, is it? He’s qualifying his desire for the President (and by extension the U.S. government and all its citizens) to go down in a smoking pile of wreckage.
As he told Sean Hannity of FOX, he was just saying what everyone was thinking. He then chastised Republicans who’ve “drunk the Kool-Aid.” (Will that beloved drink ever live down the whole Jim Jones thing? Talk about a PR nightmare.)
We’re witnessing racism all this week that led up to the inauguration. We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president.
Limbaugh exposes the outrage of Obama’s not having the decency to have two white parents. Then again, I’m fairly sure that the press and those on both sides of the aisle suffered similar humiliation when forced to cheer for Obama’s predecessor. I imagine that must have felt like having Bozo the clown give one an enema.
In keeping with Mr. Limbaugh’s bracing honesty, I respectfully express to him my own heartfelt wish:
I hope you OD, you bloated pill-popping parasite, you weeping sore on the ass of humanity.
Listening to Limbaugh
“There’s not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me.”
— George W. Bush, on the coming Social Security crisis, Wilton, CT, June 9, 2000
At times, our 43rd president can be somewhat inscrutable.(I say this because it sounds so much smarter than subliminable.) The above quote came from the Bushisms calendar on my husband’s desk. He read it to me yesterday and I responded with my usual, head-slappingly astonished, “What?”
But then a strange thing happened…I began to parse Bush’s message. In fact, I think it was prescient. Just a few years later, Bush initiated what may end up being the longest and most costly war in our history. He has already ensured that many of the young men and women who serve our country will never live long enough to qualify for Social Security. Maybe this is what he meant all along! It’s something to think about this Memorial Day weekend. That draft-dodger could be a genius!
I may have misunderestimated him.