Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Rush To Judgment

Rush Limbaugh has made his career and fortune in denying truth and science, and scorning decency.

Now lung cancer is taking another smoker, despite his denial of the link between the two.

While he is a repugnant and vile man, I take no joy in his illness, and I wish people would not reflexively celebrate his condition.

However, no one should be surprised that the hate and racism Limbaugh generated has drawn hate back in his direction. In that sense, he asked for it.

I would much prefer that his hate and dishonesty would end by embracing compassion for the people who do not have the wealth and health care he has enjoyed.

That is unlikely, so death will have the final word.

This is sad to say, but our country would have been better off if he never existed, or at least wasn't such an authoritarian purveyor of divisive anger and lies. In that sense Limbaugh has been a cancer on our political discourse.

That said, I truly hate cancer more than I may seem to hate Limbaugh. It kills indiscriminately and cruelly. I will not celebrate his illness and suffering.

I do admit to finding some relief at the imminent end of his toxic and demonizing hate. Like Trump, he is an enemy of truth, decency and democracy.

Instead of rejoicing, I hope for a miracle.

I hope that he discovers he has the power to heal some of the wounds he has opened. I hope that in facing his mortality he realizes millions of people need better health care. I hope he finds a conscience and repents.

Limbaugh said on February 22nd 2020:

"I have seen what this bunch of people in the intelligence community are capable of. What they've tried with Trump here, this whole Russia meddling, Trump colluding? This whole thing is a gigantic lie, a totally bogus hoax, a silent coup. That's when I began to think the weapons of mass destruction thing was a setup against Bush, too.

"Why should we believe these people? They haven't been right about anything in the last four years. They were wrong about the weapons of mass destruction.” 

He can go to hell, anytime now.


One Fly said...

He won't.

Dave Dubya said...

One Fly,
When pigs fly...

Anonymous said...

Is Bernie Sanders telling the truth or is he lying when he said on yesterdays Face the Nation ‘I’m Not Advocating For The U.S. Government To Take Over The Health-Care System’?

Dave Dubya said...

Bernie is telling the truth, of course.

"Healthcare providers and facilities would continue to be independent private practitioners. They would be paid by the healthcare plan."

Like Canada.

Anonymous said...

Health Care as a Human Right - Medicare For All

We say to the private health insurance companies: whether you like it or not, the United States will join every other major country on earth and guarantee healthcare to all people as a right. All Americans are entitled to go to the doctor when they're sick and not go bankrupt after staying in the hospital.

He's lying. Medicare for all would be an end to private insurance, replaced by government insurance IE: Medicare.

Anonymous said...

"Joining every other major country on Earth and guaranteeing health care to all people as a right, not a privilege, through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program." Who will be the single payer? Under Medicare it's the govt.

He's lying

Dave Dubya said...

It is always the case when authoritarians says "He's lying", they NEVER provide facts to support their accusation.

Single payer isn't a "government takeover of health care". It pays for it. Healthcare is run and managed by hospitals and medical professionals, not the government.

My questions that authoritarians will never answer: Why would someone not want fellow Americans to have health care? Why do they care more for insurance company profits than human beings? Is it all because progressives understand its the best solution to healthcare, and the Right hates progressives?

Seems so.


Anonymous said...

When did Rush deny there was a link between smoking and lung cancer?

Dave Dubya said...

April 2015:

“Firsthand smoke takes 50 years to kill people, if it does. Not everybody that smokes gets cancer. Now, it’s true that everybody who smokes dies, but so does everyone who eats carrots.”

“I’ve never seen cause of death: Tobacco products.”

“I would like a medal for smoking cigars, is what I’m saying,”

Is he tired of winning, yet?