I love the double standards. When this happened I predicted to friends that some folks in the end would blame the whole thing on Bill and Hillary and so would Rush. Somehow we have lost the days when conservatives stuck to unflinching principles that were applied to everyone, including themselves, the days when Barry Goldwater and Will F Buckley and, yes, Ronald Reagan were at the vanguard of conservativism. Now what we do is demand certain things (punishments, etc.) for others and react in a certain way (demand a hard line on sentences for drug offenders) for some...but not for those our side. Everything in the world is not because of Bill and Hillary's power....because if they were that powerful the Democrats would still be in control. NO matter what evidence ever came out, there are some who will defend Rush because he is our friend. So our friends can't behave in the way we would demand it of others. Similarly, I don't see a lot on this site about the case of the governor of Connecticut.
Yes, it's all because these are all partisan Democrats out to get Rush because he has articulated views many (including me) agree with.
In the end Rush may be 100 percent innocent and he IS innocent until proven guilty and, yes, there is no accusation of illegal drugs. But I am amazed how immediately some will blame "the Clintons" as behind behind it and conclude it is all "trumped up." No one on our side can ever do wrong, and if they do we will excuse them because their hearts are pure. But let a Democrat or someone not famous do the same thing -- stiff sentences, get them off the street, their lawyers are merely hired hacks lying to save their skins.
(It's raining outside. The Clintons did it)
posted on 12/24/2003 6:51:44 AM PST
Your 100% right.
If this were Jesse Jackson who did this and not Rush this board would be all over him.
The only reason he stopped is because he got caught.
Let my put my asbestos suit on. Okay, flame on.
posted on 12/24/2003 7:27:37 AM PST
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