Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rush's Dream

The noted chickenhawk and Oxycontin-fueled dirigible of the fascisti known to Americans as Rush Limbaugh is dreaming of riots at the Denver Democratic convention in August, and encouraging his readers to make it happen. He says he fondly remembers the chaos in Chicago in 1968 (and well he should, since that was actually a police riot in which members of Chicago's Finest broke the skulls of dozens of dirty fucking hippies), and would like to see that sort of thing repeated this summer in Colorado. His logic, twisted as it is, is that riots at the convention will prevent a Democrat from being elected president; which, to his way of thinking, would be the absolute worst thing that could possibly happen to this country, worse than a dozen Pearl Harbors and 9/11s combined.

Is he committing a crime by inciting his listeners to riot? I'm not a legal expert, so I can't say. But it does seem like he's coming very close to that, at the least. And does anyone doubt for a minute that if Rachel Maddow or Randi Rhodes or some other liberal radio commentator were advocating violence at the Republican convention that there would be thousands of conservatives immediately up in arms about the message, with calls for prosecution and investigation by various state and federal attorneys general and the Secret Service? Of course, as so many have pointed out, IOKIYAR. I mean, what are the odds of Michael Mukasey going after Rush? Hey, stop laughing, that was a semi-serious question.

Once again, the canard that "both sides are the same, both sides are equally nasty" gets exposed as the bullshit it is. No one on the left -- especially no one with the standing and audience that Pilonidal Cyst Limbaugh has -- is calling for riots at the Republican convention.

For more on the subject, check out Steve D's post at the Booman Tribune or Richard Blair at the All Spin Zone. And a big tip of the Generik Brand cap to the invaluable Avedon Carol at The Sideshow.
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