And what was it about Bush that led Rather to the conclusion that he possessed such low character? In Rather's eyes -- though many conservatives would strongly dispute this -- he was a conservative and conservatives are evil.Yesterday, on his program, many callers were urging Rush to sue Sharpton, Jackson, CNN and the twit commentator who repeated the statements into oblivion for slander and libel. Rush though, urged his callers to cool down, and look at it from a bigger picture. He even acknowledged that it might work out in his own favor. I agree with Rush, here, but don't think I am willing to so easily turn the other cheek. You see, when they call Rush a racist, they are also mischaracterizing all of us who call ourselves conservative as racist too. But this name calling has been used so frequently, often casually by the Left to avoid arguing the actual facts, that it is losing its power. The Left has wallowed so long in the idea of Mythos, that they can just tell stories, and even if they aren't true, they illustrate what they believe to be true, that they have totally lost sight of the Logos, that the facts on the ground don't bear out what their stories portray. But rather that change their beliefs, they just screech all the louder. But fewer are listening.
The parallel with Rush's leftist slanderers is striking. It's one of the first things that occurred to me as I heard their sniveling responses, one by one refusing to utter a syllable of apology and instead using the occasion of being caught red-handed in malicious lies as a further opportunity to reiterate their libel.
"How dare you suggest that we have done anything wrong in attributing statements to Rush he never uttered? Even if he didn't say those words, you know he was thinking them or something much worse."
On what basis do they make such preposterous statements? Purely and simply for the reason that Rush is an unabashed conservative and unabashed conservatives are presumptively racist.
Friday, October 16, 2009
In Defense of Rush
David Limbaugh writes a defence or his brother, Rush, in his column today on Townhall.com entitled This Isn't About Rush. A quote: