And his listeners are morons. (In my opinion). Or are they idiots? I can't remember which is pegged at having a lower IQ but whichever is lowest, that's them.
On Thusday, April 13, 2006 I was driving around listening to AM radio. I though, "Oh Rush is on now I'll listen and see how quickly he lies or deceives his listeners. I had him on for maybe the last five minutes of the show and heard one caller who proved in that short time what a scummy, deceitful liar (in my opinion) Rush is and what a bunch of f-ing idiots his dittohead listners are.
The caller was a truck driver and told Rush that he was in a truck stop eating with about 15 other truck drivers when another driver came in. The guy, the caller said, ordered and began "ranting and raving" about seeing stuff about Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands and meeting with Saddam Hussein (yes that Rumsfeld and that Hussein) in 1983. "Rush," the moron dittohead told the big, fat, idiot, "we told him to be quiet and stop saying these ridiculous things. Rush, he kept saying it was on the internet it must be true." The moron continued, "Rush, we told him to shut up and stop repeating the lies and the waitress got really upset because her son was serving in Iraq. And Rush he kept saying he saw it on the internet and after a while of us getting all over him he just got up and paid some money and left without eating his food. He just kept saying it was on the interenet it must be true."
How did the three time divorced drug addict respond? Did he say, "Uh, you know sir, the guy is actually right?"
No. the big, fat idiot said, "Well, good for you sir. So you saw one of those left-wing liberal kooks up close huh?" Rush gave the "I'm proud of you for standing up to those left-wing nutjobs and thank god for you sir you great American" speeches. Of course, Rush knows the truth. He just prefers to lie to the country. You got to go with your best pitch and he does relentlessly.
Five minutes to hear a guy who reaches millions and millions of people telling his dittoheads an objective lie, one that is easy to check out on a Google search
. It took me .38 seconds
to find the photo. It's a well-known story and Rush knows it. He has to. He knows we were Saddam's ally when they fought the Iranians. He knows and the U.S. government acknowledges we sold him the elements, the precursors, for the chemical weapons he used on Iran and later his own people. Rush knows this but he likes to laugh and lie to his listeners because he knows his dittoheads are morons and won't check it out for themselves and he knows he can deceive them. He knows its harder to convince someone of the truth once someone like Rush pulls the info out of his ass and lies. It's what big fat idiots do and they are gold medalists at it. He knew the caller was a witless idiot and he knew the truck driver who made the claim and was shouted down and driven out of the truck stop was right. He was right about the people and the year. He was right. El Rushbo knew all of that and lied to the world with half his brain up his ass because that's how he makes millions.
It also bookends nicely with this piece from Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo
who marvels at RNC chairman Ken Mehlman, doing what else, lying about the immigration bill. The Republican line now is that it's the Democrats who actually want to make being here illegally a felony rather than the Republicans whose bill (Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner) does just that. Rush and Mehlman deserve each other. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) It's the rest of us that don't.