To whom, Jesse MacBeth, Micah Wright and all the other phony soldiers whom Limbaugh was talking about?
Seriously. This is childish. This demand is coming from a senator who slandered Italian-Americans over 18 months ago and never apologized. It’s coming from the senator who declared the war lost months ago. It’s coming from the senator who declared that he wouldn’t listen to Gen. Petraeus no matter what he said, months before he even said it. It’s coming from the senator who doesn’t know the difference between legal citizens and residents and illegal aliens. It’s coming from the senator who told a room full of school kids that the President of the United States is a “loser.”
It’s coming from a senate majority leader currently leading a congress that’s at 11% approval.
Sen. Harry Reid ought to apologize for his own career before demanding apologies of anyone else.
Update: GOP offers a counter-resolution supporting Rush. It’s silly, but not as silly as Reid’s condemnation.
Look, Sen. Reid, if you’re casting about for someone who actually owes an apology to US troops, start here.
Update: Wait a minute. Wait. A. Minute. Aren’t the Democrats always caterwauling about Republicans questioning their patriotism? Then why should Harry Reid get away with questioning Rush Limbaugh’s patriotism? John over at Verum Serum noticed this section of Dingy Harry’s speech today, and it’s worth a big bright highlight:
“Freedom of speech is one of our country’s most cherished values,” Reid told the Senate. “Nothing sets us further apart than the countries and regimes we oppose than our belief that everyone’s opinion matters, and everyone has the right to express it.
“That is why, when we hear things on the radio that are offensive, by and large, we tolerate them. But last week, Rush Limbaugh went way over the line – and while we respect his right to say anything he likes, his unpatriotic comments cannot be ignored.” (emphasis added)
“…unpatriotic comments…” Reid is questioning Rush’s patriotism. I think an apology is in order.