“By the end of the week he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten.” ~ then senator and current President Barack Obama on still Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., calling him a socialist/communist only days before the historic 2008 Presidential Election.
Dear Mr. Rush Limbaugh:
I wanted to wait until Saturday to send you this letter. I wanted to think it through more. But I can’t help it. I’m froggy. You went to work on President Barack Obama on Saturday, and I’m anxious to punch the clock on you and your rant.
Now, before I continue let me say this: I’m a moderate. I believe people who refuse to weigh each issue on its own merits and/or subscribe to an entire party belief system need to rethink their thought processes.
I planned on writing your people (Card-carrying GOP Members) and your polar opposites (Leftwing Nutjobs) later. Don’t worry, that punch and counter-punch are still forthcoming. But your little rant last Saturday got me punching keys.
That said, I must say this: you, sir, are nothing more than a batcrazy chimp with a $100 million microphone (note: the phrase “nothing more than” qualifies as proof that I’m not calling you a chimp. I’m technically saying you’re equal to or less than a chimp). You need to reconsider some of your values and words before you let them slip off your tongue. You disagree? Two words: Donovan McNabb.
Yes, you’ve long been in dire need of a permanent muzzle.
Saying that you want President Obama to fail is no different from Rev. Jeremiah Wright using the phrase “God Damned America” in or out of context. I could play the role reversal game and show you just how ignorant your rant to your friends was. But we’re in a recession, and I refuse to max out my Race Card limit on your foolishness.
Just know that saying you want our President to be unsuccessful is counterproductive to a healthy America. Also know that I understand that a healthy America is something you care little about. No, you refuse to see that the free-market policies and greed of the last decade have led us to this state. Remember, your friends W., Dick and the GOP were in control most of that time.
And you can’t humble yourself enough to give President Obama a chance to choose some new Oval Office drapes before you declare that you want him to fall flat on his face?
Don’t you understand that America is best as a country when the greatest number of people in our nation are thriving? Not when the wealthy have things on lock, the middle and working classes are forced to survive paycheck to paycheck and the poor continue spiraling in the wrong direction. We’ve lived this reality the last eight years.
We’ve learned that allowing wealthy Americans to hoard the spoils of our great nation is not what is best. Now even the wealthy are losing truckloads of money because of their own greed and Bernie Madoff.
The point: Selfishness is not a moral to which any political party — or person — should subscribe. We must share if we are to succeed. Is that socialism? No. Is there some semblance of socialism within that premise? Yes. But Utilitarianism is necessary to benefit all American people.
I know you won’t necessarily understand that. You’re selfish. You think you deserve every dime you get because people are deaf enough to give you their ears. But it’s OK. I don’t expect comprehension from you, your followers or friends. There’s a reason your party lost control of the United States. You all need to wake up soon or, as one of my good friends says, we’ll be revisiting the history of the Whig Party in reference to this once proud Republican establishment.
And that would be sad because I actually agree with some of what the party stands for in today’s society. I mean, I hate standing in lines at the DMV only to get to the front, learn that I must pay in cash and realize that I only have plastic. I know you do, too.
Praying for your sanity,