In a big, big, big pronouncement, Rush Limbaugh proclaimed today, "Ladies and Gentleman, For the First Time in My Life, I Am Ashamed of My Country." His reason is over all the fear tactics being used to gin-up movement over sequestration.
"Here they come -- sucking us in, roping us in, panic here, fear there, crisis, destruction, no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers, no firefighters, no air traffic control. I'm sorry, my days of getting roped into all of this are over. We have the media play along with all of this, the ruling class of both parties play along all of this -- it's insulting. I don't know how else to describe it!"
So, let's see if I have this right:
Rush Limbaugh -- the man who has made a career by terrifying the far right of the threat to America by liberals, Democrats, Barack Obama, women, blacks, minorities, universal healthcare, climate change, and Sandra Fluke -- is ashamed "for the first time" in his life, of people using fear, crisis and destruction to focus an issue.
Forget for a moment that actual experts have presented specific details with facts to explain their position on why they believe there actually is a danger with sequestration -- and forget too that the whole point of sequestration was to create a situation that would be so problematic that Congress would never let it happen and therefore would resolve the budget issues before it got to that. Forget all that. I think I figured out why Rush Lumbaugh is ashamed of the fear tactics being used in the sequestration debate.
It's because he didn't think of it first.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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