So Congress is getting ready to condemn Rush Limbaugh for his odious “phony soldiers” comments. I beg you all not to fall for it. It is exactly what the people who came up with the phony MoveOn scam last week are hoping for.
They want to keep the subject about manners and niceties. They want to make the issue whether or not the Republicans are hypocrites. Because that is far, far better than talking about the policies they are enacting.
There is only one real subject here: the war in Iraq. Why would someone as savvy as Rush call soldiers who oppose the war “phony soldiers”? One reason, and one reason only: because if we talk about the nasty thing he said, we’ll not be talking about what those soldiers who oppose the war have to say about it.
There is a real and important debate to be had about something important. The DOD is asking for another $190 billion of our dollars to pay for this war to continue. They want more of our loved ones to be maimed and killed for this war to continue. They want thousands more Iraqis to die so that this war can continue.
What Congress, all of Congress, wants most is to not talk about this. They want us to talk about how Rush Limbaugh is a dick.
Who fucking cares? Tell Congress to get back to work.