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The Liberal Press, And the Coming Mainstream America Backlash

Scott over at PowerLine [1] speaking of the Rush Limbaugh smear letter signed by 41 Democrats in the United States Senate, and the New York Times artcile on the subject

The auction of the letter for the benefit of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Fund was of course Rush’s ingenious response to the Democrats’ impugning his support for the armed forces. It was his way of embarrassing the senators who, while absurdly attacking him for his lack of support for the armed forces, have not hesitated to undermine our efforts in Iraq, for example, by declaring defeat. The Times is nevertheless happy to let Harry Reid make the auction a sort of joint venture with Rush, quoting Reid on the floor of the Senate yesterday:

“I strongly believe that when we can put our differences aside, even Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh, we should do that and try to accomplish good things for the American people,” he said.

The Times could have served a useful purpose if it had been able to disclose precisely how Reid put aside his differences with Rush and attempted to accomplish something good for the American people. Did it include seeking to have Rush muzzled? (Rush responded [2] to Reid on his show yesterday: “It wasn’t your letter that raised this money. It was your abuse of power that is responsible for raising this money.”) Did Reid send the Democrats’ letter to Clear Channel as a charitable act? Did the Senate Democrats pitch in with a contribution to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Fund?Before we leave the subject, I want to revisit a few of the Democrats’ greatest hits expressing support of our armed forces. They provide useful context for the phony “phony soldiers” controversy orchestrated by Hillary Matters and executed by HM’s dutiful Democratic poodles. Here are a few statements previously made by signatories to the letter attacking Rush:

Harry Reid (on “the surge”):

Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything.

More Harry Reid:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Thursday that he told liberal bloggers last week that he thinks outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace is “incompetent.”

He has lots more over their of course.  Go RTWT. At some point there is gonna be a full- on rebellion against the leftist press in this country. Then again, looking at the New York Times,Times, it’s circulation numbers, and its stock prices lately, perhaps that’s already happening.