Anyone who has read the Posse for more than a few weeks knows that I generally love political incorrectness and the opportunity to tweak liberal noses. The leftists often are irrational, emotional drama queens who blow their minds over nothing.
But in the case of Rush Limbaugh's comments about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, I actually think they have a right to be upset. In making fun of Fluke's outrageous demand that the Jesuit-run university should violate its principles and pay for her contraceptives, Rush went too far with his name calling.
He called Fluke a slut and a prostitute, and the other day he played a funny but crude novelty song from 1972 called "Troglodyte" which tells the story of a caveman demanding sex from a big woman named Bertha Butt, "one of the Butt sisters."
The song by the late Jimmy Castor was a smash hit, and perhaps one must consider the context of the wild-n-wooly early 1970s to understand why. But Rush was out of line by painting single women who use contraceptives with the derogatory names of that bizarre composition ("the Butt sisters"), and also using harsh pejoratives against Fluke.
I know, left wingers like Bill Maher regularly hurl vile invectives against conservatives (have you seen any of the Tweets the lefties have been putting out about Andrew Breitbart?). But that's to be expected, just like certain other traits of libs (secular, libertine, ardently pro-abortion, raging about the Koch brothers, and in favor of an ever evolving, living and breathing, malleable constitution)... But does that give conservatives an excuse to engage in similar behavior? Most certainly not.
One of my major concerns is that this type of language will fire up the left-wing base and bring out to the polls millions of Obama voters in November who otherwise might have stayed home. Make no mistake, enthusiasm for The One is waning badly, even among black voters, 96 percent of whom voted for Obama in 2008. If Rush doubles down on this type of talk, he's pounding nails into the coffin of the GOP presidential nominee. For this may well be a close presidential election despite Obama's multiple faults and failures — especially his mismanagement of the economy. After all, Obama pretty much has in his vest pocket millions of folks who are riding in the metaphorical wagon that the rest of us are pulling.
Tone it down, please, Rush. Sandra Fluke and the whole contraception issue have become a freakin' circus side show, playing into the devious hands of the statists who want to run our lives.
THROWING IN THE TOWEL? — News flash to talk show hosts Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity regarding George Will's column about how the GOP ought to focus on taking the Senate this November because it is likely headed for a crushing defeat in the presidential race. That column ran today. Ingraham and Hannity both stated on their talk shows (radio for Laura, radio and TV for Sean) that the column is set to run Sunday. At any rate, I disagree with Will's pessimism. I remain cautiously optimistics that the American people will come to their senses and yank our nation back from the precipice eight months from now.