Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rank & File Republican Stands Up for Principle on Torture - Is Brutally Denounced by Bully-Boy Limbaugh

Looks like another rank and file Republican is pushing back on torture.  People like veteran, Charles, who spoke on the Rush Limbaugh show in the tape below,  are no longer willing to let people like Rush Limbaugh pretend to speak for them on this issue.  I'm not surprised by this. I've thought for a long time that the majority of conservatives were against torture and it was just self-important blowhards like Limbaugh, who talked the loudest, that were publicly promoting the thuggish  "torture is good" narrative. 

I hope this veteran and others like him continue to stand up for their principles by pushing back against the Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity version of what it means to be a Republican. I also hope they will join with rank and file Democrats & Independents, who share the same view that torture is wrong, no matter who does it. 

If we all join together, across party lines, then maybe we can finally force our supposed  "leaders" in government, on both sides of the aisle,  to stop playing political games and start following the rule of law by holding Bush administration officials accountable for their crimes.

Good for you Charles, whoever you are. The majority of Americans agree with you and not Rush Limbaugh. To paraphrase an old Cary Grant movie - if Limbaugh stood on top of a ladder he still wouldn't be able to touch the bottom of your shoe because he's a little man in both spirit and in intellect.

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