Friday, October 09, 2009
You're not the boss of me.
This is Rush Limbaugh throwing a tantrum because Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of HHS, said Americans should get a flu shot to protect them from the H1N1 virus.
You know, because people die from the flu.
But somehow Rush sees this as an assault on his freedom. Or his manhood. Or something.
And so he stomps his feet, shakes his tiny fists and says, "Screw you, Miss Sebelius."
How did we devolve from a people who fought a world war to this? When did it become politically OK for adults to act like spoiled children throwing tantrums in the produce aisle?
Is this really the face of American conservatism? This red-faced, shouting at all things not them?
What has happened to a movement that once boasted intellectual heavyweights like William F. Buckley? How has the leadership of the conservative movement passed from Barry Goldwater, a man who spent a lifetime serving his country with humor, honor and integrity to Rush Limbaugh, a man who bullied his maid into getting him drugs?
Why has the GOP, the party of my father and my grandfather, allowed itself to be taken over by this immature and amoral boil on the ass of the body politic? Where are the true conservatives today?
And why don't they demand their party back?