Wednesday, November 15, 2006


The following is an excerpt from a Limbaugh radiocast transcript after “his” defeat:

"Well, folks, I love being me. (I can't be anybody else, so I'm stuck with it.) The way I feel is this: I feel liberated, and I'm going to tell you as plainly as I can why. I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don't think deserve having their water carried . . . I'm not trying to tell you that this is about me. I'm just answering questions that I've had from people about how I feel. There have been a bunch of things going on in Congress, some of this legislation coming out of there that I have just cringed at, and it has been difficult coming in here, trying to make the case for it when the people who are supposedly in favor of it can't even make the case themselves—and to have to come in here and try to do their jobs. I'm a radio guy! I understand what this program has become in America and I understand the leadership position it has. I was doing what I thought best, but at this point, people who don't deserve to have their water carried, or have themselves explained as they would like to say things but somehow aren't able to, I'm not under that kind of pressure."

The photo on the right? Now what kind of male fan (and most are male) would put that photo on his wall? The gays continue to get a bad rap, eh?

Is this man a poseur, or what? His photos open up a series of questions.

Does Rush know that conservatives aren’t the posturing actors that these photographs show him to be? Does he think that these photos appeal to his audience? Worse yet—suppose they do? Does he realize what these photos say about his audience? Can he not know what a posturing idiot they make him look to be?

I don’t believe that Rush truly understands how pompous and self-aggrandizing his rant sounds as he builds himself up after the Republican defeat, trying to distance himself from his own work in trying to get Republicans elected. That’s, of course, why he’s a right wing nut job. He’s no conservative. Conservatives are conservative; they aren’t self-aggrandizing nor foppish poseurs like Rush.

Finally, does Rush realize that he feels more liberal himself now, more “liberated”, as he says? Welcome to the rest of us who know what the words liberated, liberal and liberalism stand for. We even know what true conservatism stands for.

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