Tuesday, March 06, 2012
The One Thing Absolutely No One Wants: "More Civilized Public Discourse"
The Rush Limbaugh Controversy rages on and on and on. If you've lived under a rock for the last few weeks, Limbaugh called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a slut, among other things. See my previous blog post if you'd like more information.
Right now the Progressives and Liberals seem to have the upper hand. The brilliantly orchestrated advertiser boycott is working and at least 13 advertisers and two radio stations have jumped off the Limbaugh ship. Limbaugh has been forced to apologize. And while the conservative loyalists are attempting to bail water, the progressives have hit Limbaugh with a broadside torpedo.
Again and again and again and again we heard President Obama, Limbaugh's departing advertisers, Democratic Party operatives and pundits,television hosts and even comics all exclaim, "All that we want is a more civilized public discourse!"
This is, of course, pure unadulterated BULLSHIT! No a single one of them wants "more civilized discourse." They just want to cower their opponents and, if possible, silence them. They would be pleased if their opponents were civil, as long as their allies were as vile, hateful and uncivil as ever.
My PROOF? I dare you to find a single person, advertiser, corporate entity, pundit, commentator or comic that is condemning the hate speech coming from his or her side of the aisle. Find me one that condemns both sides equally. Don't worry, you're not going to find one, because their isn't one!
Today, in another of this episode's most bizarre moments, President Obama inserted his two daughters into his attack on Rush Limbaugh. Below are the quotes from The Hill Briefing Room story this afternoon: