I’d forgotten that The Rush Limbaugh Show is heard on the American Forces Network (he used to brag about it and I don’t know how I forgot that) and something should be done to stop it. There is a petition available to do just that.
Enough with the booshwa from Sen. Carl Levin, Democratic chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, who said,
I think that is probably an issue that should be left to the folks that run that network. In other words, I’d love to see them drop it but I don’t think I’d legislate it.
Oh, yeah? You mean it is okay that our men and women in uniform hear a blowhard know-nothing tell them that their Commander-in-Chief hates America and wants to destroy it? What the hell are you doing running the Armed Service Committee, Senator Levin, if you aren’t willing to insist that the AFN drop this nasty and poisonous schmuck immediately?
It is outrageous.
The fact that the American Forces Network broadcasts Limbaugh’s hatred for the Commander-in-Chief is something that needs to be corrected—by Congress if necessary.
Here are just a couple of examples (the length of these quotes are necessary to get the flavor of what Limbaugh does) of what our men and women in the military are treated to regularly regarding the motives of President Obama. Keep in mind as you read the bigoted babble below that 17.3% of our active-duty personnel are African-Americans:
On July 2, 2010, Limbaugh said,
…we’re now governed by people who do not like the country, who do not have the same reverence for it that we do. Our greatest threat (and this is saying something) is internal.
We have plenty of external threats, enemies across oceans, but we have a threat inside as well. This is something that I’ve never felt. I never feel that we had a president actually governing against the country, against the will of the people. I know we’ve had liberals. Clinton and Hillary were, and are. They’re pedal-to-the-metal liberals. But they didn’t want to destroy things. This bunch does, and they make no bones about it — and when destruction does happen, they don’t lift a finger to fix it.
Limbaugh also played off J. Christian Adams, who had quit the Justice Department claiming that he was forbidden to prosecute a case involving the New Black Panthers and was claiming that someone in the Justice Department said, “This is payback.” Limbaugh launched:
“This is payback,” meaning, “All right, look. We don’t care if it’s the New Black Panthers or whoever it is. Black people in this country have never, ever had a fair shake. This is payback. O.J. Simpson was payback. How does it feel?” That word “payback” is not mine. It was J. Christian Adams quoting some people in the Department of Justice. It is exactly how I think Obama looks at the country: It’s payback time.
I think that he’s been raised, educated, and believes on his own that this country has been (as you know) immoral and unjust. It has stolen. It’s unfairly large; it’s an unjustifiable superpower. We have become as large as we are not because of any uniqueness or exceptionalism or greatness but because we’ve simply discriminated against the real people that made the country work, all the minorities. People around the world, we’ve stolen their resources, and now it’s payback time. That’s what we’re getting.
J. Christian Adams had somebody in Obama’s DOJ who said that regarding the dropping of charges against the New Black Panther Party in the voter intimidation case in Philadelphia. So don’t doubt me. There’s no question that payback is what this administration is all about, presiding over the decline of the United States of America, and doing so happily.
On November of 2010:
LIMBAUGH: All right, little Barry is back in Indonesia, and they’re all happy over there. Little Barry Soetoro is back and they’re all happy over there in Indonesia. In fact, he was someplace in India, he was introduced by somebody from Kenya, and the woman says, “As a fellow Kenyan, Mr. President,” of course everybody looked the other way, “What do you mean fellow Kenyan, we don’t want to hear this,” and now little Barry is back…
“Little Barry” is then quoted as responding “to some of the challenges of globalization” and the “real competition” provided by “the incredible rise of India and Chin and Brazil and other countries.” And the quote ends with Mr. Obama saying:
This will keep America on its toes. America is going to have to compete. There is going to be a tug-of-war within the US between those who see globalization as a threat and those who accept we live in an open integrated world, which has challenges and opportunities.
That’s not exactly controversial stuff—unless you have a twisted, Limbaughnic brain, which we are allowing to infect the brains of those who answer to “little Barry,” our Commander-in-Chief:
LIMBAUGH:Dare I translate this for you? Do I need to translate that for you, ladies and gentlemen? We’ve had it our way for far too long. The US has been unfairly at the top of the heap for far too long, and we’ve done it by stealing the world’s resources, by taking from the people of the world and making them poor. Our own selfishness and greed has propelled us to an artificial position of dominance, but those days are over now and I’m happy to see to it as I implicitly acknowledge the decline of American dominance…
Obama is joyfully overseas talking about the decline of the US economy, happily presiding over it, implicitly acknowledging the decline of American dominance. It’s what he’s all about. He’s happy he’s made it happen, and he gets to go around the world and signal to everybody that it’s happened…
What he does want is to preside over the decline of the US economy, or the United States of America, period. He’s doing it. He is implicitly acknowledging it. He’s happy that it’s happening. And I know it’s still tough for a lot of people to get their arms around this. How else would you describe it?