Skip to main content

I thought occam's hatchet's recent mash up of GOP talking heads and Mentos explosions was pretty funny.  Of course, I watched the explosions first then went back to hear the sound tracks.  On the way I came across something pretty amazing.

In his rush to bash Sotomayor, Rush dropped his guard and contradicted one of his long-standing positions canards.  I'm not talking about his nonsense equating Latinos with a new race.  That's just the usual dittohead fodder.  Looking for sense there is like looking for lottery picks in the alphabet soup your toddler just spit up.  Ain't gonna happen.  Nope this is something more substantial.  

Apparently Rush has been lying about his politics for a looooooooong time...

At around 2:20 in his rant he says:

The real question here that needs to be asked, and nobody from our side from a columnist to a TV commentator to anyone in our party [emphasis added] has the guts to ask...

Forget the question he thinks people in HIS PARTY should be asking.  I've got a bigger one.  Rush.... when did you become a Republican?  I mean this is the guy who needs 250 reasons to explain "Why I'm not a Republican."   Shocking, isn't it?

This, of course, is going to really upset one of his most loyal fans.  I'm talking about Sean Hannity.  When Rush was busy telling Steele how to run the party he (Rush) doesn't belong to, Hannity defended Rush by saying:

VAN SUSTEREN: Sean, who is, if you were to guess tonight -- I mean, I realize things change as time marches -- who's the head of the Republican Party right now? Who's the leader?

HANNITY: Well -- you know, there are a lot of leaders in the Republican Party. I mean, certainly, Michael Steele is the chairman of the Republican National Committee. If you're asking maybe in the sense of who's going to be the next presidential candidate, I think it's too early to tell.

If you're asking if I think it's Rush Limbaugh, I would argue that Rush is the leader of the conservative movement in the country. I think he is -- has been the strongest, the most conservative, the most articulate voice of Reagan conservatism in the country.

And -- you know, I got to tell you something. He has been consistent throughout the years. He -- he -- look, I don't identify myself -- and this surprises a lot of people -- I'm not a Republican. I vote Republican usually, but I consider myself a conservative first. When I listen to Rush, I hear -- he has very similar values. He is a Reagan conservative. He believes in limited government, the things that I just discussed.

So you know, I mean, we could break this down and differentiate who's the leader, who's not the leader. I don't know who the leader is. I don't appoint leaders. Michael Steele is the head of the RNC. I would say Rush is by far the most articulate defining voice of conservatism in America today, and you know, as a conservative, I'm glad he's out there.

It's interesting Hannity confused himself with Rush when he answered his own question.  That's interesting because the question he answered wasn't the question Greta asked him.  It's an answer he wasn't obliged to offer, yet he felt compelled to do it because he knew that answering Greta's question would undo years of carefully crafted work.  Gee Sean, looks like your pal isn't the only one exposing himself with such a revealing Freudian slip.  Of course, Hannity is a little vague about what he means when he says Rush is "out there" but I'm sure he'd hate to hear we agree with him.  Rush is way out there -- in left field.  

So, Ladies and Gentlemen, there you have it.  From the horses... uh ... mouth?   Let me break it to America (and Sean Hannity in particular) ... gently.   Rush claiming he ain't a Republican reminds me of an old pet I used to have, Fussy.  Fussy was a snake.  He liked to chase cars.  One day I came home to find Fussy lying in the road, just like Rush is lying to you!  

That's right America, Rush "I'm not a Republican" Limbaugh has been a Registered Republican for years.  I'm shocked.  SHOCKED!

 

Originally posted to henry porter on Sat May 30, 2009 at 02:32 PM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site