Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Phony Soldier, and Phony Democratic Outrage

The controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's "phony soldier" remark has reached the Orwellian level.

Do Democrats and liberals even understand the English language, or the sequence of a conversation?

Limbaugh did not attack or denigrate anti-war soldiers as "phony soldiers." He attacked and denigrated one phony soldier, Jesse MacBeth. MacBeth was in Army basic training for 40 days before he was judged unfit to serve and promptly discharged. Yet he was adopted as the latest mascot by the moveon.org fanatics after he claimed to have killed men and women leaving a Baghdad mosque while stationed in Iraq.

This fact didn't stop Senate Majority Leader Pat Geary Harry Reid from calling Limbaugh's comments "so beyond the pale of decency that it cannot be left alone."

Senator Tom Harkin, in one of the most unseemly and undignified rants witnessed on the Senate floor in recent memory said, "Well, I don’t know. Maybe he was just high on his drugs again. I don’t know whether he was or not. If so, he ought to let us know. But that shouldn’t be an excuse."

And John Kerry said, "In a single moment on his show, Limbaugh managed to question the patriotism of men and women in uniform who have put their lives on the line and many who died for his right to sit safely in his air-conditioned studio peddling hate."

How these three men manage to corral even one vote from the people of Nevada, Iowa and Massachusetts is near-stunning. Each has used inflammatory rhetoric that damaged troop morale, and hurt our efforts to achieve victory. They have now directed manufactured outrage at a private citizen for the sole purpose of motivating their lunatic fringe supporters on the left. It's a disgrace.