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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Rush Limbaugh Under Assault

It's amazing to watch the McCarthy era reappear before my very eyes. Amazing and frightening.

The Democrats in Congress are at it again.

I posted the Rush Limbaugh video the other day that had to do with his conversation - on air, recorded live - about a "phony soldier," the comment that has Harry Reid and his ilk, including that embarrassment from Virginia, James Webb, denouncing Rush and calling for retribution.

Over something the man never said.

Something that Harry Reid and Webb know - or should know - he never said.

But they went after him (a private American citizen) anyway.

Here's the latest despicable and cowardly move on the part of those who were sent to Washington to legislate:

Democrats go after Limbaugh
By Klaus Marre, The Hill

Democrats on Monday called on the chief executive of Clear Channel Communications to denounce remarks by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, whom they say made a “hateful” and “unpatriotic” attack on U.S. troops opposed to the war in Iraq.

At issue is a remark from Limbaugh that characterized such troops as “phony soldiers.” Democrats have seized on the issue, allowing them to hit back at Republicans who similarly latched onto a MoveOn.org ad that referred to Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.” (
Even Klaus the reporter distorted the facts. Rush didn't condemn soldiers for being phony; he condemned one soldier for being a phony who, it had been discovered, had lied about his service in the past. The guy was a phony.

But you can see what's going on here. The Democratic Party's sugar daddy, MoveOn.org, has been under assault for its reprehensible "General Betray Us" ad and they're trying to change the subject by slandering Rush Limbaugh.

The difference is in the veracity of the two stories. MoveOn.org has never backed away from its ad. It stands behind it. It's been the Democrats who have run from it. Rush, on the other hand, whose character was attacked by none other than James Webb on the senate floor a few days ago, posted on his website the incident in question for all the world to see. You can see it here, again:

It's clear who Rush was referring to when he used the term "phony soldiers."

Has Harry Reid bothered to watch the video? Has Mr. Webb sought the truth? Or do they simply prefer to remain ignorant and let their mouths run on empty?

Why do I even ask?

This is a disgrace.

More than that, it's dangerous. I fear for my country.