Why are conservatives in the media so angry all the time? In this case I think it’s because they’re realizing the general population disagrees with them so they’re trying to just get people angry in the hopes it blinds them to the truth.
This is really interesting, and instructive. Here’s a quote of Rush Limbaugh on the recent anti-war protests (found here Are “Kooks” the Majority of the Country?):
“It was a hate fest. It was just – look it – let me tell – it was a hate feast. I, I’ve told people earlier who these people are. Don’t – they’re no different than the multi-culturalists of this country. These are, these are, these are life’s losers. These are life’s failures. These are the people that have failed to amount to anything in, in our country, in our society, in, ah, in this land of opportunity. They’re, they’re, they’re oddballs, freaks, kooks, weirdoes.”
His thought process is what scares me so much, not his actual words. This feeling seems pretty prevalent in mainstream conservative media circles and I’m curious how much it’s in the general conservative population. Why does he think it’s bad to protest something you’re unhappy with? He utilizes the freedoms of his country when they suit his interests (ie: trying to nail Clinton for adultery) but he calls people who uses those same freedoms against something he’s in favour of.
Is he just grandstanding on his show or does he actually think this? In either case it’s disgusting and harmful to his country. I know intelligent conservatives realize Rush is a hack and a hypocrite but it’s the dumb people that worry me. I can’t believe people actually tune in to this guy for any kind of view of reality.
All I know is that trying to brand people that try to speak out against anything, in a free democracy, is absolutely more destructive than any external terrorist organization ever could be. It’s so funny – Rush is doing the exact things he claims are grounds to murder people in the Middle East – destroying his way of life. To go back to the Clinton example, to say Republicans hated America because they tried to impeach him over adultery would be incorrect. Now, to say those same people were powerhungry and political grandstanders is another story.