Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quivering Rage Heap

When I first watched The Daily Show and saw that Jon Stewart was going to talk about the kidnapped Nigerian girls and Boka Haram, I thought he was skating on thin ice.  It is a comedy show.  OK, it's a news show as well, but... kidnapped girls?  How could he simultaneously inform and make us laugh, make us care for these desperate people and chuckle?  

No one has to trick Rush Limbaugh into making a complete fool of himself.  Just put a microphone in front of him and he'll do it on his own.  Day after day.  To millions of people.  Shamelessly.  

Quivering rage heap.  Ha!

What spooks me most about Rush Limbaugh isn't his words per se.  Our media is full of dim bulbs who find it their job to "defend American values" no matter the lack of intellect, disregard for truth, absence of forethought - no matter the consequences.  Take FOX ""News"".  No, Rush is the mean spirited buffoon he is paid so highly to be.  

What frightens me is that he has followers who feed on his every word, without regard to truth or depth or even morality.    He has disciples (ditto-heads) who seem to turn away from their own notions of right and wrong because if Rush said it, it must be right.  And it must be right.  

How could anyone disagree with the notion that we should stand by those innocents in Nigeria?  What kind of person could find fault with bringing awareness to the plight of these abducted children who risked their lives to better themselves by getting an education?  Even if you hated the President (and his wife) on a very personal level (which Rush proves again and again that he does), how can  you disagree with those who stand by these fearless Nigerian girls who now face being sold into slavery or even worse?  

If this foolish mocking outrage doesn't shake up the ditto-heads, doesn't at least turn some of them away from this self-serving, self-righteous fool, then nothing will.  

I'm not holding my breath.

I'm not saying that if Rush were cruising down the highway that he would swerve out of his way to hit a box turtle crossing the road.  I'm not suggesting that he would put a metal slug into the cup of a blind person begging, or pee into the pitcher of a neighbor kids' lemonade stand if he could get away with it.  But come to think about it...

No one has to trap Rush Limbaugh into saying imbecilic things.  He doesn't allow anyone on his "show' but supporters and worshippers who lob softball questions and set him up to spew his irrational, hate-filled monologues.  No one has to trap him with the proverbial "gotcha" questions.  All he needs is a powered up microphone and millions of listeners.

We've arrived at a point where the President of the United States is going to lead a war on traditional marriage.  (5/9/12)  His first, second, third and fourth wife could not be reached for comment.

How can I be anti-woman?  I even judged the Miss America pageant.  (3/14/12)  Whose brainchild was that?!

If Obama wasn't Black, he'd be a tour guide in Honolulu or he'd be teaching Saul Alinsky constitutional law or lecturing on it in Chicago.  (7/6/10)  Wouldn't it be interesting to hear Rush Limbaugh in a real debate with someone with half of Obama's intellect?

When do we ask the Sierra Club to pick up the tab for this leak?  RL blaming the oil spill in the Gulf on the conservation group claiming they had driven the oil producers off the land and into off shore waters.    If you tell lies long enough and loud enough and SHRILL enough - surely someone will believe you.

Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook...  Adolf Hitler, like Barrack Obama, also ruled by dictate.  (8/6/09)  Rush Limbaugh makes 'mean and stupid" seem "kind and brilliant".

Holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos — what’s to complain about? (9/25/09)  I got nothing.  How can you respond to that?


Chris Hass said...

You can't begin to understand Rush Limbaugh or those who follow him with such blind faith. No matter what he says or does, it can be justified and contextualized to fit the world view they want to believe is truth. To try to push against that is an exercise in futility. And madness. Thank goodness for people like Jon Stewart who make it all palatable by injecting heavy doses of humor!

Tim O'Keefe said...

Are you hinting that my apples aren't what they ought to be?! Exercise in futility and madness INDEED!