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Esquire columnist calls for attacks on Limbaugh with a bat | The Conservative Soldier

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“If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” (Ronald Reagan)

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Are they still ‘fellow Americans’?

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments

In just the past few days Esquire magazine political blogger Charles Pierce has gone on record supporting “orthopedic surgery” for Rush Limbaugh by way of a Louisville Slugger. For those unexposed to baseball, a Louisville Slugger is a large wooden bat. Charlie longs to break Rush’s legs, in other words. Or, like most spineless journalists, he longs to chronicle the assault carried out by somebody else.

Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page, in his Sunday column, did not come right out and admit he is happy media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart dropped dead at age 43. He simply insinuated as much, or quoted other people who are happy that Breitbart is gone. When Clarence dies, I will be forbidden to write about his mistakes or misjudgments, his insufferable race baiting. As a black, radical liberal champion of entitlement-addicted minorities, Clarence is off limits. So his death will be strictly solemn, tragic, “too soon”.

“Crosshairs” references led directly to the broad daylight shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, remember? And her being shot, and others being killed by the same gunman, caused an outpouring of liberal demands for heightened “civility”. We (or, actually, everyone not on the tortured left) must stop the hate-filled rhetoric, they lectured.

But now, just 14 months later, the tables are turned. Someone sent a suspicious package to Limbaugh’s home last week. A scanner produced an image that sent law enforcement rushing to the residence. Bomb experts handled the package thereafter. It was a non-story the next day. So what? Rush deserves it. He criticizes Barack Obama!

A columnist/blogger imagines Limbaugh’s legs shattered by the sickening thuds of a baseball bat striking human flesh. This passes as punditry at Esquire. Limbaugh’s offense? He doubts (wisely) the authenticity of a serial pro-abortion, anti-Catholic puppet, a 30-year-old college student called to “testify” in a press event passed off as a Congressional hearing.

The Tribune’s Obama surrogate, Page, expressed his condolences to Breitbart’s family as the kicker in a backhanded column in which he also begged “for an exception” to the Greek tradition of speaking no ill of the dead.

Page included a smear by former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, who said, “The death of Andrew Breitbart disproves the adage that only the good die young.” So Page got his point across simply by quoting an irrelevant civil rights era relic. Nice try, Clarence.

The aforementioned celebration of death, and threats of same, can only be characterized as tame in contrast to the reactions I generated after posting a comment to Pierce’s Esquire assault on Limbaugh. Pierce wondered how his readers would feel if Rush was critical of their daughters, and wrote:

“Does any of (Limbaugh’s retraction of the word ‘slut’) remotely constitute an ‘apology’ to you for what he said about your daughter? Does any of that make you more likely to trust in the good faith of anything this Viagra-sponging pillhead says in the foreseeable future? Does any of that make you less likely to kind of wish, at least in your heart of hearts, that you could perform orthopedic surgery on this guy with a Louisville Slugger?”

Here is part of my comment (via Facebook) on Pierce’s rant: “… Many (most) of us do not fear our daughters attracting this pointed criticism. Why? Because we raise them to value self-reliance, self respect and decency. Our daughters are not ‘victims’, constantly whining about being denied ‘rights’, being subjected to unfairness. Our daughters never would embarrass their parents by testifying before Congress about the hardship of paying out of pocket for contraception.”

Once upon a time we almost always assumed that citizens are “fellow Americans”. This no longer is a safe assumption. Our nation is inhabited by people obviously detached from, if not determined to dismantle, American values, who responded thusly to my defense of self-reliance in the context of contraception:

“FOAD.” Bill, Raleigh, N.C. (The “D” stands for die. Let’s leave it at that).

“Since no ‘decent’ or ‘self-respecting’ woman of your acquaintance would ever need birth control, it logically follows that you crawled out of the woodwork, to which I wish you would return immediately.” Diana, UCLA

“I’d have better luck explaining the issue to a rabid ferret while he slowly chews off my face. He’s still smarter. And has anyone ever told you that you have crazy eyes? They are the window to the soul, you know.” Gary, University of Southern California

“Don’t waste your energy on (Limbaugh’s) supporters by being civil, logical, nuanced. They are assholes. Boycotting the sponsers (sic) was and is the way to go. Up against the wall, free-market mother f—ers. The almighty dollar has spoken.” Judy, Villanova University

In his statement of apology to the contraception poster girl, Limbaugh lamented that a debate about government-funded birth control was raging even amid “very serious political times.” It is a lament increasingly heard among Americans.

The seriousness of the times cannot be overstated. Led by Obama’s network of radicals at all levels of government, a war is waged every day against American values, against religious liberty and against economic freedom. Its combatants will talk of wielding baseball bats. They will revel in an opponent suddenly dying in the prime of his life. They will engage in vile language with impunity.

Naturally, we long to know: Where does it lead? How does it end? It ends when we have denounced and derailed Obama’s true agenda, thus returning to a path toward a renewed, resurgent nation. Or, it ends when we awaken to a shortage of baseball bats and find we are living in a country we do not recognize as our own.

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