In radio and television, Americans love to hear and see conflict. Rush Limbaugh has served up controversy in big, huge dump truck loads. Earlier, he stated that he did not want Barack Obama to succeed. Just in case anyone was not paying attention, he has reiterated that statement multiple times. Yesterday, he commented on Gordon Brown’s (Prime Minister of England) polite commentary on Barack Obama’s first 70 days. This is typical Rush Limbaugh. Rick Sanchez introduces this clip.
Like a bad penny, he just keeps showing up. Isn’t his 15 minutes of fame over yet?
On Wednesday, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher said that if he were in Congress, he would “probably be in jail” because he’d be charged with “slapping some member.” He added, “And that’s not [bull] either.” ThinkProgress asked Joe at CPAC yesterday which members he would most like to slap. “Pretty much anybody that’s stood there and said anything bad about our troops, pretty much anybody who sat there and talked treasonous talk about America,” Joe said. He then implied that some members of Congress should be shot:
Back in the day, really, when people would talk about our military in a poor way, somebody would shoot ‘em. And there’d be nothing said about that, because they knew it was wrong. You don’t talk about our troops. You support our troops. Especially when our congressmen and senators sit there and say bad things in an ongoing conflict.
Keith Olbermann and Jon Soltz of VoteVets.org discussed Senator John McCain’s position on the draft. It seems that McCain has supported a draft for some time. His staff released a statement that seems to be at odds with what the candidate has stated.
If you want to settle every conflict with military intervention then you will need to have a draft. Since McCain doesn’t seem to believe in diplomacy, then we will need to have a big military if he is elected.