NPR: Building Bipartisanship? Not Limbaugh's Problem
Posted at 12:55 PM on January 26, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
According to David Folkenflik's report on ATC last night, Rush Limbaugh's raison d'etre is not to enhance civil discourse:
"Getting along is not the objective. When it comes to the war on terror, when it comes to tax policy, to me, defeating, politically, people I disagree with is the order of the day, and I don't think I defeat them by compromising with them," he says.
So I see that Limbaugh doesn't agree with NPR's "Why can't we all just get along" whine fest either. For about a week now NPR has been hammering away at this bizarre idea of theirs that what the nation really said last fall was not "Get out of Iraq now!" but instead "Please, let's just be nice."
Of course, had I or anyone else on the left tried to explain that you don't compromise with fascists like the necons, we would have been ridiculed for being "impolite". Limbaugh gives the lie to that BS.
The simple fact of the matter is that you can't compromise or play a bipartisan game when your opponent is playing for keeps. In a zero sum game like that your either win or you lose. And in this game, losing means losing everything. The right to a fair trial, social security, medicare, public education, and the entire middle class. The neocons like Limbaugh want nothing less than a total repeal of every socially progressive law since the New Deal. And no, they are not joking. Limbaugh just told you he isn't and still, I bet you don't believe it.
Posted by noen | January 31, 2007 12:34 AM