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We Should Not Tolerate This Kind of Idiocy and Intolerance

Excellent post by Doctor Zero at the HotAir Green Room: A Blast of Pure Intolerance

An excerpt (emphasis mine):

Our culture praises tolerance as the supreme virtue, but intolerance has its uses, too.  For example, decent people should not tolerate a tired, bitter old late-night comedian making jokes about raping the 14-year-old daughter of a politician on national TV.   The equivalent joke about raping Barack Obama’s daughters would not be tolerated.   To let something like this slide is to concede that Sarah Palin and her daughter are less worthy of respect – less human – than Obama and his daughters.   People do not forfeit their humanity because they hold political views that elite liberal culture disapproves of.  There are only two things decent Americans need to hear from David Letterman now: his heartfelt apology to Willow Palin and her parents, followed by his resignation.   Any guest on Letterman’s show who wishes to be respected as a gentleman or a lady should make this demand to his face, until he finally gets the message.

I’m also intolerant of celebrities casually tossing off ugly religious bigotry during fluff interviews.  Asked how she would deal with the villain of her Transformers movies, Megan Fox said, “I’d barter with him, and say instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?”  A comparable remark about the black or Hispanic “anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America” would not have been tolerated.   A similar insult directed at the even more anti-gay Koran-beating Muslims in the Middle East, who are known to actually murder gays on a fairly regular basis, would have ended her career.  To tolerate this kind of idiocy against certain racial groups and religions, but not others, is to concede that certain racial groups and religions are inherently inferior and worthy of contempt.

June 10, 2009 , 10:11PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Hollywood, Liberalism, Sarah Palin | Comments Off on We Should Not Tolerate This Kind of Idiocy and Intolerance

Rush: “Barack Obama Inherited Greatness”

This was one of the best monologues I have heard Rush do in my 7+ years of listening to him.  While listening, I wanted to stand up and cheer!  This is a prime example of why I make Rush Limbaugh a daily listen.

Rush: What Obama Inherited
June 9, 2009


Now, this business about what he inherited drives me batty.   He keeps blaming it on his “predecessor.”   No president has ever done that.  This is childish.  It is immature.  It’s narcissistic.   Let me tell you what Barack Obama “inherited,” as president of the United States.   Barack Obama inherited greatness.  He inherited the birthplace of the individual.   He inherited the defender of liberty at home and abroad, the United States of America.   He inherited American exceptionalism.

He inherited the concept of equal opportunity and the right to fail and to try again.   Barack Obama, as president, inherited the financial center of the world.   He inherited the country that has successfully championed capitalism and widespread prosperity.   Something else that President Obama also inherited: great responsibility.   He inherited the great responsibility to lead the world’s lone superpower.  He inherited the responsibility to preserve and to strengthen free markets.   He inherited the responsibility to continue the philosophy and tradition of a country founded on Judeo-Christian morals, ethics, and principles.  He inherited the Constitution of the United States.   He did not inherit the right to unilaterally rewrite it or to remake it.  He swore to uphold it!   Barack Obama did not inherit a mess. 

He inherited the United States of America, where anything is possible, where greatness has been delivered to the world time after time in the form of private sector inventions, innovations, and advancements in products that improve people’s lives for over 200 years.  Barack Obama inherited all of that and a country of individuals energized by their liberty, individuals strengthened by their character.   Barack Obama inherited a country that liberates the oppressed.  Barack Obama inherited the greatest economy in the history of human civilization.  That’s all.  Nothing more; nothing less.   There is nothing to apologize for what he inherited!   He may as well be a five-year-old crybaby spoiled brat.  (crying)  “I inherited this mess of my predecessor.”   He has nothing to apologize for regarding what he inherited.   There is so much to be proud of in the United States of America.  There’s always a lot of work to be done to preserve it and to grow it, but not in the way Obama is proceeding.  Obama is destroying what others before him created.  He did not inherit a mess.   He has created one — and as the mess he creates deepens, so does his blaming it on his predecessors.   That is gutless.  It is childish.  It is immature.  It is unbecoming someone who serves as president of the United States.


June 10, 2009 , 12:42AM Posted by | American History, Barack Obama, Capitalism, Economy, Patriotism, Rush Limbaugh | Comments Off on Rush: “Barack Obama Inherited Greatness”