What Rush SHOULD have said
I know the term “Orwellian” has probably been overused lately, but it is truly applicable. When someone says what he actually means like Rush Limbaugh did a few weeks ago, people are somewhat confused. I have some advice for us all.
Let’s take a look at a familiar phrase:
“I am personally against abortion, but I don’t want to impose my beliefs on others.”
See how comfortably the top rail of that fence fits in your crotch? Now do you know why Arlen Specter walks funny? You recognize the evils of abortion – I mean, who doesn’t – but if killing kids is someone else’s bag, who are you to step in their way?
Let’s take another one:
“I support the troops but I am against the war.”
Very nice. This says, “I really like the general idea of people guarding the gates, just not this particular time in this particular way. I much prefer droppping a few bombs or sending over a missile or two – you know, the Clinton doctrine.” That way one is relieved of the responsiblity of spitting on returning soldiers, while giving themselves cover to do all they can do to make sure they are killed on the battlefield or kidnapped and sent to the Hague after the “Truth Commission” gets through with them.
This brings me to the fatal flaw in Rush’s intellectual honesty. In keeping with the times, he should have said:
“I support Obama but I do not support his mission.”
See? We wish happy and strong children and a wonderful marriage, just the inability to do one single thing he campaigned on. We want him to succeed! Yes he can! With, of course, the exception of any policy he attempts to implement as President of the United States.
I know, I know. It has been fun for the left to wish personal tragedy and death on the Demon Of The Day – whether it is Bush or Cheney or Starr or Rove or Ashcroft or…well, you get the picture. But wishing for a Democrat to fail, well, that’s just uncalled for.
While I am at it, I need to give the left a little advice. I know you may be tempted to change your language after you read this, but we really can’t stand to hear things like:
“I am an atheist, but I don’t want to ram my lack of religion down anyone’s throat.”
“I am pro-gay marriage, but I don’t want to impose my beliefs on others.”
Don’t make the mistake of thinking this method of double-speak works the other way – no sir. They’ll drum your little alternative prom rear end right out of the Movement.
So we all need to learn a little lesson from the left. Ride the fence as far as you can. Be as intellectually dishonest as possible. No one will notice.