Feigned Democrat Outrage
By Congressman Roy Blunt Posted in Congress — Comments (26) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Two weeks after the Senate overwhelmingly condemned Moveon.org’s attack against General Petraeus without the majority leader’s support, Sen. Reid has suddenly found his voice. His feigned outrage at Rush Limbaugh seems remarkably misplaced at best, and part of a larger, more cynical attempt to pander to his party’s radical and open-handed financial supporters at worst. It’s a stratagem that’s especially unfortunate considering that “phony soldiers” actually do exist – men and women of no conscience and no respect who perpetrate the most heinous lies imaginable, just to provide themselves a platform to make a political statement about Iraq.
This could’ve been an opportunity for Democrats to demonstrate real leadership by standing shoulder to shoulder with those of us who support our men and women in uniform, and condemn the reprehensible actions of people like Jesse MacBeth. Rush Limbaugh is clearly one of these men. His support for our troops is incontrovertible; his respect for the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way for this country a core element of his personality. Any reasonably objective analysis of the audio tape from his program last week would’ve made that point abundantly clear. But if this reaction from Democrats is any indication, it doesn’t appear that any of them actually listened.