Friday, January 30, 2009


John McCain, September, calling on Rush Limbaugh to apologize for his "phony soldiers" comment:

If Mr. Limbaugh made the remark he is reported to have made, it reflects very poorly on him and not the objects of his offensive comment. I expect most Americans, whatever their political views, will have the same reaction. He would be well advised to retract it and apologize.
John McCain, this morning, talking about Obama's single criticism about Rush Limbaugh last week:

Mr. Limbaugh is a voice of a significant portion of our conservative movement in America. He has a very wide viewing audience. He is entitled to his views, and he has a lot of people who listen very carefully to him. I don’t know why that the President would take him on. He’s part of the political landscape, and he plays a role.
So taking McCain's most recent comments as the ones he believes, Rush should not be excoriated: if the thinks soldiers who speak out against the war should be excoriated, Rush is right.

My thinking is Rush shouldn't be censored, just listened to with the attitude that he is an extremist. Calibrate accordingly. Between McCain and that GOP spokesman who apologized after saying Rush didn't have that much influence on the party, I'm beginning to be reminded of Harry, the dude that Dick Cheney shot in the face. He publicly apologized, you'll recall, for getting the in the way of Dick's gun.

Why do you guys keep picking bullies to be your leaders?

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