I very much appreciate Rush and his tea destinations to our military. God knows no one argues against Rush for that.
Yesterday, however, I was in no mood for distractions. This would include the damn tea.
Rush for the first time in 27 years deeply disturbed me in his treatment of D-Day on Newt. Beginning his address of the Newt story, and me breathlessly awaiting his take on it, as always, he starts, and then goes off on the damn tea, wonders back onto the subject at hand, and then cuts for commercial break, he returns, reads some stuff, makes an incidental comment that this is not the Newt he remembers, (blink, blink) and then launches into how Romney getting attacked too. Talk about equalizing night and day. Talk about the magnitude of attacks being in the same sentence.
Needless to say I did go ballistic! LOL! :)
posted on 01/27/2012 12:48:42 PM PST
(LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
I believe Rush supports Romney because all of his rich friends do - and while he makes the effort to stand against the establishment - sometimes - I don’t believe he is willing to risk his standing with his rich friends.
When rush hinted here and there in the months before 2 if by tea, that he was pulling together something big that he didn’t want to talk about - I and many others thought it was going to be a new conservative media outlet - maybe based on Beck’s - with his conservative allies to stand against barack in the election.
Of course, it didn’t turn out that way. Rush won’t even say who he’s voting for in Florida... That is not the kind of patriot that started this country, or the kind of patriot we need now.
Part of being a conservative is seeing and acknowledging the fact, both pleasant and unpleasant. Newt is justly criticized for his attacks against Mitt over the Bain Capital stuff. Just because you like Newt and loathe Mitt, doesn't suddenly alter what is just or unjust, what is right or wrong.
I have repeatedly blasted Newt for those ill-considered attacks he has made against Mitt--he has done it again on this immigration business, so stupidly that he was forced to retract his ads over it.
It is wrong, it is stupid and Newt deserves to be taken to task over those attacks and Mitt deserves to be defended against them.
Likewise, I have attacked Mitt for doing the same--far more often and viciously than Newt did him--against Newt. Mitt has proven himself to be a serial liar and distorter and perfectly happy and self-justifying in his behavior. He did it against Huckabee, he did it against McCain, and he is now doing it to anyone who stands in the way of him being elected now--first Rick Perry in Iowa, now Newt in South Carolina and Florida.
But, back to the point. Rush sees his job as being a defender of the basic tenets of conservatism--of the truth, of capitalism, of the spirit and legacy of Ronald Reagan and of our Founding Fathers. That means he will call Newt down for bad behavior, just as he will call Mitt down.
Blaming him or attacking him for doing what he has always done isn't accomplishing anything. This circular firing squad is going to reelect the Narcissist in Chief and everybody in the Republican Party and among those "establishment conservatives" needs to STOP IT!
Now, Mitt (and the runt from Texas) started this, so they bear the lion's share of the blame, but they have all stooped to low tactics at some time.
Rush ain't always right, but in this case, he has been playing referee and, I believe, justly so.
Newt and Mitt need to muzzle their defenders or at least loudly, openly and repeatedly make it known that they do not like the fact that their surrogates are involved in lying and distortion.
posted on 01/27/2012 1:38:29 PM PST
(Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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