It's hard enough to stay sane when many of us are faced with much personal adversity nowadays, but listening to Rush Limbaugh first tell us all about his wonderful experience with the American health care system and then follow that up with excuses for the Bush Administration regarding its Guantanamo releases? Why it tests our very limits.
If there is one man who is more responsible for where we are today than any other, it's Rush Limbaugh who is now complaining that Republicans aren't "steeping up" when he should have been dcreaming at the top of his lungs eight years ago. It's not speculation to say that had he done so then, things would be different today.
Let's face it, a mere one additional Republican senator may have been sufficient to derail the entire debacle we're facing as well as much of what we're in. As bad as things were a year and a half ago, and as rotten a candidate as John McCain was, he may have pulled off a win had anyone shown a little backbone at any time in the two years preceding the election.
And no one other than Bush himself was in a better position to right the boat than Rush Limbaugh who instead sat silent through the spending, the incompetence, and the failures of "The Republican Years." Even now he won't criticize George Bush – which drives me crazy, but when he again started with the excuses today, enough is enough.
So for those of you who have trouble grasping how we got here and can only see as far back as the past year, let's be crystal clear… the Republicans not only did themselves in, they did America in. And in the process, they made Obama possible. Without minimizing just how criminally negligent Obama is on the one hand, and how criminally deceitful he is on the other – and how treacherous he is overall, The Most Dangerous Man Alive would still be a nobody were it not for the wonderful team of Limbaugh and Bush.
We see Peggy Noonan asking if Republicans will pull off a "catastrophic victory" in November. She realizes that nothing has really changed and voters are likely to get a return to what got us here – a Republican Party that has no direction, no ideas, and no backbone. And what's so terrible about that is that not only are ideas as easily discernable as Mickey Obama's butt, but if voters get screwed again, what's left?
Jonah Goldberg notes that the GOP, instead of being the "Party of 'NO,'" should take a cue from Domino's Pizza and say "We blew it!"
The appeal of the campaign should be obvious: honesty. Domino's admits they lost their way, and they want a second chance. They're confronting the criticism head-on rather than denying it… But the GOP's troubles over the last decade have a lot to do with the fact that Americans didn't stop liking what the Republican Party is supposed to deliver. They stopped liking what the GOP actually delivered.
And Byron York's column is simply titled: GOP deserves blame for Democratic excesses
So there was Rush today raging about how the Democrats have such nerve trying to blame Bush for the Guantanamo parolees returning to terrorism when it was they who hounded Bush into releasing them in the first place.
That's very true. The filthy Dems did that and more… but who released them from Guantanamo? And who's now excusing Bush's lack of backbone when he didn't criticize Bush when each hideous mistake was happening – from signing McCain-Feingold to agreeing that Guantanamo needed to be closed?
As I write, Rush is criticizing the media for its failure to hold Obama accountable… oh the irony!