Evidently, Rush Limbaugh is back on the drugs. He made a speech today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where (according to CNN) he said:
“We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independent. We believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom. And the pursuit of happiness,” he said, pausing several times for enthusiastic applause.”
I don’t doubt that the “Declaration if Independent” is a typo, but to say “the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom.” is simply wrong.
It’s wrong in a couple of ways. Number 1 is that the Declarartion of Independence is where the statement about “inalienable rights” is made, not the Constitution. Number 2 is that “freedom” isn’t in that phrase either.
Limbaugh goes on to berate Obama for inspiring fear. Limbaugh says “He wants people in fear, angst and crisis, fearing the worst each and every day because that clears the decks for President Obama and his pals to come in with the answers which are abject failures, historically shown and demonstrated. Doesn’t matter. They’ll have control of it when it’s all over. And that’s what they want.”
Excuse me? I may agree that Obama is scaring people so that he can advance his agenda, but for Limbaugh to act like that’s something new is simply nuts.
Bush was the master of fear mongering. After 9/11, Bush quickly learned that by using fear, he could get almost anything he wanted. And Limbaugh never said a word about it.
I agree with Rush on many things, such as fiscal and personal responsibility, and welfare state programs, but I disagree with his “moral” stands, where he (and the “conservative Republicans”) want to tell everyone how to live their lives. (Some liberals also try this – I don’t agree with them either.)
Rush Limbaugh turned a blind eye to 8 years of fear mongering by Bush, so he should shut the hell up and drop the holier than thou attitude regarding Obama. Obama isn’t doing so well in my opinion either (see my earlier posts on the budget and bailouts) but he has a long way to go to be worse than Bush.