Rush Limbaugh is a corpulent dickbag liar

by lestro

I finally got around to watching Rush Limbaugh’s speech from the CPAC conference and I think it demonstrates almost exactly why people do not trust Republicans: We get to actually watch him lie and then fuck up the very thing he claims to “love and revere.”

And they applaud him for it. They actually applaud his ignorance and distortions. Ridiculous.

From Rush Limbaugh’s speech to CPAC on February 28, 2009:

Also, for those of you in the Drive-By Media watching, I have not needed a teleprompter for anything I’ve said. [Cheers and Applause ] And nor do any of us need a teleprompter, because our beliefs are not the result of calculations and contrivances. Our beliefs are not the result of a deranged psychology. Our beliefs are our core. Our beliefs are our hearts. We don’t have to make notes about what we believe. We don’t have to write down, oh do I believe it do I believe that we can tell people what we believe off the top of our heads and we can do it with passion and we can do it with clarity, and we can do it persuasively. Some of us just haven’t had the inspiration or motivation to do so in a number of years, but that’s about to change. [Cheers and Applause]

In the C-Span video, you can see that he, uh, has notes. There is no doubt he is doing a lot of riffing, but then again, his job is to bloviate every day for five hours (the guy can talk), but the fact is he brought out notes.

And he should have used them because he says that “conservatives” are people who “love and revere” our founding documents, and then he says “conservatives” believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains the inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights.

But it does not.  Not at all.  The Declaration does, because it is a statement of philosophy, but the preamble to the Constitution – the document designed to build a government to protect said rights – most assuredly does NOT contain that inarguable truth.  I don’t care what he and the conservatives believe.

Rush:

We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. [Applause] We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness. [Applause] Those of you watching at home may wonder why this is being applauded. We conservatives think all three are under assault. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you.

Preamble:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I’m just saying, maybe the reason people think Rush and the “conservatives” are full of shit is because he says he loves and reveres our founding documents, but hasn’t even studied them enough to tell them apart?

come fucking on.

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painting elephants and other morning cartoons

by twit

an elephant paints an elephant:

your daily dose of weird shit:

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McCain calls Chelsea ugly and other afternoon cartoons

by twit

hmm…

Romney himself never attacked McCain’s age or temperament directly, but his campaign aides were not shy about highlighting McCain’s volcanic temper.

“Choosing to ignore substance and relevant issues, the McCain way has always been to attack opponents in a personal manner,” read a Jan. 5 e-mail from Romney press secretary Kevin Madden. “Defending his amnesty bill, Senator McCain lost his temper and screamed, ‘Fk You!’ at Texas Sen. John Cornyn.”

McCain has said such outbursts were understandable as he fought pork-barrel spending or clashed passionately with his rivals.

to the internets, then, to find footage of such things…

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the enemy of my enemy is my friend

by lestro

Another one bites the dust.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney announced today that he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. And no one is surprised, though it must be said no other candidate’s hair even comes close to looking as presidential…

Despite winning a handful of a relatively small caucus states on Super Tuesday, the big story was that despite the success of Romney’s message about John McCain ‘not being a true conservative,’ voters overwhelmingly went for Mike Huckabee. Which is something I admit I don’t understand from people who backed George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, both of whom spent money like drunken monkeys, with the main mouthpiece leading the charge a thrice-divorced drug addict for whom disrespect of a Republican President is treason while complete disrespect of a Democratic President is not only fair game, but bumper sticker fodder.

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