Friday, February 22, 2013

Deja Vu Part Deux (Commentary on Rush Limbaugh)

It would seem in some respects that this blogger and the venerable Rush Limbaugh were on the same page yesterday.

(Note: The Rush Limbaugh Show starts its broadcast in the Detroit market at noon on WWJ 760 AM )

My previous post dealt with the never-ending term of "unexpected" rise in unemployment, while Rush (to my delight yet at the same time saddened ed hearing) expressed the same on a much more broad and truthfully basis -  in terms of ever repeating crisis.

Mr. Limbaugh has received much attention for his comment on being "For the first time being ashamed of my country" and with good reason. I fully understand Limbaugh's reasoning and share it to a point.

But I also believe, not reading or hearing the entire statement, that this is too broad a comment. It is rare, I admit freely, that I differ with Rush but on this there should be a distinction and yes, with a difference.

This country was and still is, at its core, based on certain rights and principles that have stood the test of time for many a generation not only here at home but also abroad. I could never be ashamed of that now or ever.

That said, I will state that I am very ashamed of the current majority of my country's people and who they vote for and the agenda that unfortunately they support. I refuse to put forward the thought of grouping all 330 million+ of us into that same thought of shame, as it would seem to many including myself, that Mr. Limbaugh did.

One might put forward that you cannot separate the two i.e. people and the country but again I would differ. As has been said and quoted before and holds true today; "One bad apple does not spoil the bunch".

This nation has in our history had miserable so-called leaders in the past and yet we overcame those periods just to rise to historic and extraordinary levels in technology, business  GDP and personal gain on main-street far beyond the naysayers here and abroad.

Does our nation look stupid and inane right now? I would answer in the affirmative on that.

I would also say that there are many Americans right now (count yourself as one if reading) including Rush Limbaugh that are working daily be it blogging or just at work or in a place of worship to turn things around.

Of that, I could never be ashamed. For if I was, then I would have to be ashamed of the 1/3 of colonists who risked and many did indeed give up their life, limb and wealth to create what we enjoy today.

Mr.Limbaugh, Please do not generalize in such a fashion as I know you know better.


11 comments:

kid said...

I would say I'm getting embarrassed to be an American in general terms. Definitely not ashamed of the country. Long story short, nothing good is going to happen until the ignorant voters feel enough pain to put the time and effort in to question their masters and see what has happened to them - obama, the media, celebrities, comedy shows, social media make up probably 99% of their world and have led them in the total opposite direction. Will there be anything left to salvage?

ChristopherConservative said...

Embarrassed is an adequate term to employ here Kid.


As to anything left to salvage, well that remains to be seen and my guess is that it will be very ugly.

Mark Adams said...

Last line said it all, Christopher. I agree with Rush in some aspects of his statement. However, I would have put it differently, than Rush did. I would say that I am ashamed at what my country HAS become, and ashamed at the laziness of half the country, to not pay attention of what our "employees" are doing in Washington.

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ChristopherConservative said...

Its part laziness in not willing to educate themselves to be sure Mark, but I would define it more as indoctrination trough the MSM and the propaganda laboratories known as the public school system that fuel over 1/2 the population.

MY Opinion said...

Don’t Doubt about it: The Right-wing fashion of America hates having a Black Man as President!
For the past 4 plus years, conservative wing-nuts had quite a field day with their baseless accusations that President Obama was not an American citizen. Some, including Sarah Palin, tried to persuade the public that Obama had befriended terrorists. Then, there was the lie that Obama was a secret Muslim.

Most of these lies have fallen by the wayside, having been debunked by the media, and having discredited those, like Palin and that other dumbass Donald Trump,
But now another conservative anti-Obama meme has emerged — the president hates America and is bent on destroying it.
Sean Hannity recently said on his radio show: “Four more years of Obama will end America, the country we love, as we know it.”

Rush Limbaugh also recently said on his radio show: “It can now be said, without equivocation — without equivocation — this man [Obama] hates this country. Barack Obama is trying to dismantle, brick by brick, the American dream.”
These charges witch are crafty and, perhaps, somewhat effective among the Fox News-watching, Birther crowd are of course ridicules. .

Obama can and has produced his birth certificate to prove his citizenship. He can clearly demonstrate his longstanding membership in a Christian church. But where’s his certificate proving that he really, truly loves America? Show us those papers, Mr. President.
It’s just another ridiculous but insidious charge and it helps feed the suspicion and hatred of Obama that so many on the right have nurtured for years. Obama, of course, would never deign to answer such silly talk. What’s he to do — literally wrap himself in the American flag?
Speaking of the flag, funny story: there’s even a rumor making its way around the Internet that Obama wears his American flag lapel pin upside down as a message to the Muslim Brotherhood that he is, indeed, a secret, anti-American Muslim. The point I’m trying to make is that you hypcortical racists are in NO position to be calling Barack Obama a liar of any kind, when for the last three years he has faced constant, unrelenting, mean-spirited, dishonest criticism since before he took office and every day since. His patriotism has been questioned by every member of the right wing echo chamber especially FoxNews and Rush Limbaugh, every single day he has served. He has been called a socialist, communist, Nazi, Marxist, traitor, foreign, un-American, liar, magic negro, halfrican and worse. He has suffered innumerable lies about his ideology, religion, family and even his place of birth. No other president in the history of this country has faced such unfounded open hostility and disrespect. No other president has ever been called a liar by a member of congress during a State of the Union, no other president has had to show his birth certificate…repeatedly.

ChristopherConservative said...

Your one statement in this liberal-dripping diatribe discounts everything else in it, that being "having been debunked by the media". en debunked by the media

Woodsterman said...

Rush only said what we think.

ChristopherConservative said...

Maybe so Odie but I stand with my summation in his generalization, being I limit the shame he speaks of to roughly half the actual population and not the country and ideals in general.

Always On Watch said...

Sometimes Limbaugh's hyperbole gets on my nerves. Just sayin'.

ChristopherConservative said...

I get your drift AOW but considering the topics Rush covers it is, in most cases, accurate.