Limbaugh Update: 30 Days in Rehab and Still A Law-Breaking Hypocrite
A BUZZFLASH READER COMMENTARY
Did you notice how the 30 day deadline on El Drugbo's rehab came and went without comment from anyone? Not good. We need to keep this issue front and center.
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The Hillbilly Heroin Update
November 11, 2003
It's been 33 days since Rush Limbaugh abandoned his ditto monkeys for a rubber room at the Hotel California (you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave). For the first time in 15 years, what's left of American culture has brief respite from Slimebaugh's frenzied right wing disinformation campaign.
As El Lardbo's drug saturated brain dries out, the mean and stupid of the world are sobering up from a 15 year hate binge. Not a pretty sight ... and the number of anti-drug rants from Limbaugh's substitute hosts? El Zero.
So where do we stand at this point? Let's review, shall we?
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The official spin on the Maha Gasbag's fall from grace is:
1. Everyone makes mistakes;
2. Anyone can become addicted to drugs;
3. He deserves a second chance;
4. Blah, blah, blah...
This is what's known as the Change The Subject Doctrine. Popular with the Unelected Fratboy Administration.
The real issue isn't wether or not Limbaugh is a drug addict. It's true anyone can fall prey to addiction (just make sure you're rich and politically connected when you get caught). The real issue is that, according to reports, Mr. Family Values knowingly broke the drug laws FOR YEARS. He also pressured his housekeeper (an employee) into breaking the drug laws. All this coming from someone who's built a lucrative career on ruthlessly attacking the frailties of other people.
Imagine if a prominent Democrat were in El Blowhard's shoes. The media storm from the radical right wing would be deafening, with Limbaugh leading the charge.
It will be interesting to see how this latest, and most flagrant right wing hypocrisy to date, shakes out with Limbaugh's hardcore following -- the ditto monkeys. The smart money says he'll emerge from this scandal as someone who courageously "took responsibility" for and overcame an addiction to drugs. The wanton, long term violation of the drug laws will be conveniently overlooked. Classic Republican hypocrisy not seen since a lynch mob of right wing adulterers crucified President Clinton for ... adultery.
Double Standard Alert!
Remember, during the impeachment farce of our last legally elected President, all those self righteous sermons about the "rule of law"?
And finally -- as for those government ads about illegal drug use helping terrorists -- not to worry. There won't be any secret tribunals for the Maha Junkie.