Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Smell that Limbaughger Cheese? Rush on Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq

Ya know, when I want intelligent commentary from the Right, I go to Rush Limbaugh. Certainly, a man with this fella's sterling record of truth-telling should be trusted.

To prove the above, I merely point out what he recently said regarding the Christian Peacemaker Team members kidnapped in Iraq. (I should point out that today is the day they may be murdered by their captors, who promised to do so if "Iraqi prisoners" were not set free.)

Rush said "part of me likes this." Huh? "Well, here's why I like it. I like any time a bunch of leftist feel-good hand-wringers are shown reality. [...] [A]ny time a bunch of people that walk around with the[ir] head in the sand practicing a bunch of irresponsible, idiotic theory confront reality, I'm kind of happy about it, because I'm eager for people to see reality, change their minds if necessary, and have things sized up."

Uh, yep. I did love the rather confused image of someone walking around while their head was in the sand. I also loved the unique and never before used phrase "leftist feel-good hand-wringers." As far as being shown reality, there's little danger Limbaugh will ever encounter such a thing, thanks to his listeners' support that keeps him in money and on the air.

CPT is an incredible ministry, and I can only hope and pray the folks that are holding the four CPT hostages let them go. And if any evangelical Christian dares suggest that Rush Limbaugh's version of reality has anything to do with Scripture, Jesus, or loving one's neighbor, just don't dare say it around me unless you want both your ears pinned back and on fire.

As far as Rush goes, any press is good press, I guess. Open mouth, say outrageous and vacuuous things, and garner dollars. Hey, it is the American way. Praiz gawd!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I say of Rush's hearing impairment/deafness:
"part of me likes this." Huh? "Well, here's why I like it. I like any time a rightist feel-anal hand-wringer is shown reality. [...] [A]ny time a guy that sits around with his head up his ass practicing a bunch of irresponsible, idiotic theory confronts reality, I'm kind of happy about it, because I'm eager for people to see reality, change their minds if necessary, and have things sized up."

Rush, if it were you bound and gagged and being beheaded today I know a lot of people who'd be sending Christmas cards to unnamed Iraqi kidnappers.

Jon Trott said...

"Rush, if it were you bound and gagged and being beheaded today I know a lot of people who'd be sending Christmas cards to unnamed Iraqi kidnappers."

Whoa, Nellie!... I think that is giving Rush too much credit. Most Iraqi kidnappers have never heard of Limbaugh, and his importance on the international stage is altogether nil. I'm sure Limbaugh would love to think Iraqi kidnappers hate him, but the reality is that he simply doesn't signify at all outside the narrowly defined audience he milks for support / cash.

B-W said...

(I should point out that today is the day [the Christian Peacemaker Team members] may be murdered by their captors, who promised to do so if "Iraqi prisoners" were not set free.)

Rush said "part of me likes this." Huh? "Well, here's why I like it. I like any time a bunch of leftist feel-good hand-wringers are shown reality. [...] [A]ny time a bunch of people that walk around with the[ir] head in the sand practicing a bunch of irresponsible, idiotic theory confront reality, I'm kind of happy about it, because I'm eager for people to see reality, change their minds if necessary, and have things sized up."


So, Rush, let me get this straight. If a group of "leftists" are being murdered by violent captors, they are being "shown reality," and you like this?

It's one thing to disagree with our ideology, but it's absolutely appaling that Rush should be "happy" about the deaths of people who are just trying to do what they feel is right through peaceful means.

Anonymous said...

OK, so Rush's comments were inappropriate, but there was some truth to what he said. The truly sad fact is that the Christian peace activists and almost everyone in the country, it seems, no longer realize that we are at war!! Although our government refuses to name the enemy, they are Islamic fundamentalist Jihadists for whom the Koran promises paradise if they kill Christians or any other people that they consider to be infidels. The almost suicidal peace activists went straight into an area where the enemy is known in order to dialog with them, but you cannot dialog with anyone who is bent on your destruction. The only thing they understand and respect is force. We would do well to learn the Roman Axiom "let those who seek peace prepare for war."