I enjoy the sport of calling out right wing hypocrites as much as the next liberal, and God knows there has been a ton of material provided in the last few days by television psuedo pundits and journalists. However, it does take our eyes off the ball. The ball being the 101 more important things going on in the world that we should be more outraged about.
Harry Shearer, in a Huffington Post post today, talks about this misplaced energy and effort. Why is there a lack of concern, understanding, and awareness of the peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar that have taken a violent turn? This is a monumental moment in the history of a country that has been oppressed by a ruthless military regime for decades. Isnt this the kind of stuff we as a country suppose to care about? But we are distracted by idiots like Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh, who say stupid indefensible things. No surprise there.
I think what is going on with Bill and Rush being targeted (other than being mean-spirited buffoons) is a bit of tit-for-tat by the left for the right wing attacks on the Moveon.org ad and the subsequent condemnation of the ad by the House in a roll call vote. Which by the way is a mystery, arent these guys suppose to be legislators???? There is something to be said of not lowering yourself to the LCD and even more to be said about being committed to fixing what will have a real impact on people’s lives. I wish the Democrats would be less petty and vindictive and that right wing loons would stop being morons.
Here is my favorite neurotic talking about just this..