Curious to read Rush Limbaugh’s take on the health care reform bill’s passage on Sunday, I went to Limbaugh’s site this morning and read his opening monologue, part of which said:
Stupak is no different than Neville Chamberlain, who came back with that little letter from Hitler, “Oh, yeah, Hitler says no war between his country and ours.” Churchill said, “Well, you’re a fool.”
After copying the inane and grotesque analogy to a draft blog entry for Prometheus Unbound this morning, I also noticed this afternoon that Limbaugh (who calls himself a “Christian”) also put up this rather uncharitable battle cry:
We need to defeat these bastards. We need to wipe them out. We need to chase them out of town. . . They must, my friends, be hounded out of office. Every single Democrat who voted for this needs to know, safe district or not, that they are going to be exposed and hassled and chased from office.
I wonder how many unstable people, hearing Rush Limbaugh rant like this, might get it in their heads that violence is the next and proper step for conservative activism. In the reductio ad absurdum of far right politics, isn’t violence the logical consequence of Obama = Hitler? And if America, as Limbaugh so hysterically insists, “hangs by a thread,” doesn’t it follow that he advocates saving it by any means necessary? Or is this just conservative radio entertainment—not to be taken seriously? Here’s a bit more from him on Democrats:
As you have seen, the law will not stop them, the Constitution will not stop them, hoping that they will do the right thing will not stop them because their definition of “the right thing” has nothing in common with ours.
Nothing in common? Then what will stop them? And why speak to one another or share a country at all?
I think I prefer this: