Rash Limbaugh

Mr. Excellence in Broadcasting had an op-ed headlined “Liberals and the Violence Card” in Friday’s Wall Street Journal.

Notable excerpts (with translations for the Limbaugh-impaired):

From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar protests during the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the anticapitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, we’re used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the streets. Sometimes they’re violent, breaking shop windows with bricks and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests. Not all leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It’s in their DNA.

(As opposed to the Grand Old Tea Party set, described here by The New Republic’s Michelle Cottle: “Among Obama-era conservatives, rage is all the rage.”)

Back to Rush:

In just 16 months they’ve added more than $2 trillion to the national debt, essentially nationalized the health-care system . . .

(Right – the Obama administration stands accused of adding 31 million people to the private insurance industry pool. Some socialist.)

And here’s Rushamon in super-high dudgeon:

I reject the notion that America is in a well-deserved decline, that she and her citizens are unexceptional. I do not believe America is the problem in the world. I believe America is the solution to the world’s problems. I reject a foreign policy that treats our allies like our enemies and our enemies like our allies. I condemn the president traveling the world apologizing for America’s great contributions to mankind. And I condemn his soft-pedaling the dangers we face from terrorism.

(That whole American exceptionalism  mantra is a neo-con dodge. Manifest Destiny went out with James Madison. As for “soft-pedaling the dangers we face from terrorism,” Barack Obama has largely adhered to the anti-terrorism tactics established by his predecessor, George W. Bush. Misunderestimate that.)

‘Nuf ced.

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