Camille Paglia tells it like it is about the “orchestrated attack on Rush Limbaugh.” I’m taking this segment out just because it echos my opinion and and gives me a chance to talk about it again.
She says of the Bash Rush Blitz that has been going on now for at least two weeks…..
“This entire fracas was set off by the president himself, who lowered his office by targeting a private citizen by name.”
She goes on the say…..
“President Obama — in whom I still have great hope and confidence — has been ill-served by his advisors and staff. Yes, they have all been blindsided and overwhelmed by the crushing demands of the presidency. But I continue to believe in citizen presidents, who must learn by doing, even in a perilous age of terrorism. Though every novice administration makes blunders and bloopers, its modus operandi should not be a conspiratorial reflex cynicism.
Case in point: The orchestrated attack on radio host Rush Limbaugh, which has made the White House look like an oafish bunch of drunken frat boys. I returned from carnival in Brazil (more on that shortly) to find the Limbaugh affair in full flower. Has the administration gone mad? This entire fracas was set off by the president himself, who lowered his office by targeting a private citizen by name. Limbaugh had every right to counterattack, which he did with gusto. Why have so many Democrats abandoned the hallowed principle of free speech? Limbaugh, like our own liberal culture hero Lenny Bruce, is a professional commentator who can be as rude and crude as he wants.”
And that is so true. Limbaugh talks for a living and he can talk about anything he wants to. He has worked to get where he is, and he was doing so while Obama was still in Hawaii or Indonesia and before he even hit the shores of main side USA.
Since this whole thing erupted, I started listening to Rush Limbaugh. Frankly, three hours is way too long for me. I lose interest, but who was it who said “I will defend to the death his right” to say whatever he wants to. Some things I am agreeing with and some not, but I hear stuff every day all day long I don’t agree with, but that’s not the point. And for the President of the United States to call him out by name, as he did, and for his “advisers” such as Begala, Carville, Emaunel, et al, with the help of a willing MSM, to launch a personal attack on a private citizen is just disgusting and way over the top.
What about freedom of speech? Jim Cramer and Rush Limbaugh are private citizens who happen to have an audience, but they are not in politics, they can’t vote on anything, they don’t form policy, they talk. So let them talk.
See Ms. Paglia’s article in Salon Here.