29 January 2009

Profiles in Cowardice

Please call the Congressional switchboard if anyone finds a missing spine:
(CNN) – Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia apologized Wednesday for criticizing conservative hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hanity, assuring his supporters that "I am one of you."
...The mea culpa comes one day after Gingrey appeared to take issue with Limbaugh's recent criticism of congressional Republicans. The conservative radio host said GOP leaders weren't adequately challenging President Obama on his proposed stimulus package.

"I mean, it's easy if you're Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks," Gingrey told the Politico. "You don't have to try to do what's best for your people and your party."

The comments, published in a Politico story Tuesday afternoon, immediately prompted a flood of calls from aggrieved conservatives to Gingrey's congressional office, prompting the Georgia Republican to issue a clarification reasserting his conservative bona fides.

I always wondered what it takes to "aggrieve" a conservative.
Not that much, apparently.
Pathetic that an elected official falls over himself to bow and scrape just for telling the truth: that, unlike our representatives (and most other people in society), bloviating gasbags like Limbaugh and Hannity have no accountability for what they do.  These hacks don't have to accomplish a damn thing except agitate from the sidelines--which they do purely out of their own self-serving interest to keep their ratings up, which sells commercial time, which lines their pockets.
And these blindly contrarian, foot-stomping, overgrown children are the people that "conservatives" find to be above criticism?
A telling choice of sacred cows, to be sure.

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