the good, the bad, the ugly …

found this while stumbling aimlessly around the old interwebs today …
some TRUTH from the right …
and props where they’re due …
it’s nice to know there are some people left in the republican party who are still capable of basic human decency (though how long she’ll stay a republican remains to be seen) …
and when are adults like this going to reclaim the gop? …
anyways, kudos to esther … read on …

APOV: Old enough to have seen the ‘good,’ ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’
Esther Kohlhagen The Daily News Online
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Fortunately for me, a Registered Republican, I have grown into a crotchety old lady who has lived long enough to see and witness the “good,” “bad” and “ugly” in its truest form. This is strictly in my way of thinking.
As for the “good,” I voted for President Obama two times, and not because he was black, not because he was a Democrat, but because he was the candidate for me, who conveyed the best ideas for the good of all us citizens of this great country.
I  voted for John McCain when he was running in opposition to G. W. Bush. But when he was in the race with our present president he seemed to have lost the lustre of patriotism for what our country stands for and for what we at one time, admired most about him. Instead, recently he has gathered up his original thoughts and ideas and sold them to a group of greedy, narrow-minded individuals who may have promised him a super security package or irresistible reward if he played their game — of which he appears to be doing.
As for the “bad” — my being just one of the common folk who takes pride in being a citizen of these United States and who feels very fortunate to have been allowed to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities I have had all my life, I get caught up in the unsettling anxiety, on a daily basis, as to the arrogance of the self-centered and conceited rhetoric that is allowed to contaminate the airwaves, with the sole purpose of brainwashing the minds of listeners who are incapable of realizing the hate that is being delivered, especially through the corrosive and contemptible tongue of Rush Limbaugh, who releases his made-up propaganda and lies under the premise of one of our most sacred and cherished rights: “Freedom of Speech.”
Erroneously and smugly he tags himself an entertainer. Considering the warped mentality of his acquired cronies, maybe he is.
And as for the “ugly” — the truly ugly (in Rush Limbaugh style) Rush Limbaugh boasts that he needs no one — he is a self-made man. He can purchase any amenity he so desires, like cars, planes, cigars, houses and, oh yes, people — especially wives. Which makes one wonder — if he can purchase or financially persuade a woman to marry him, wouldn’t that declare such a woman, who is bought and sold for this “bottom-of-the-barrel lot in life,” be classified in the same category Rush ruthlessly and chauvinistically put Sandra Fluke into?
The fact of contracting to acquire wives (four so far) will make Rush boast one day soon that he is truly an “entrepreneur” (in the market of women).
On Feb. 21, 2013, Rush made a very profound and pitiful statement when he said, “I’m ashamed of my country.” Well, not half as much as our country is ashamed of you Rush! For you to stoop so low by spending your work week destroying the integrity of our country; belittling our president because of the color of his skin and your striving desperately to incite other lame-brain tyrants like yourself to stifle and squash any idea our president puts forth that may help our nation and its people — you should be ashamed!
You are no more than a leech that sucks the goodness out of a person or nation until you can extract no more. At this point, we know, you don’t care because your needs have been fulfilled and you are free to go and look for your next victim to ridicule and try to destroy.
And “victims?” You, Rush have an endless supply. You can make fun of a person’s name (this always gives you a good belly laugh); you can make derogatory remarks about prominent women, especially if they are black or Democrat; and one of your greatest pleasures is when a person of the Democratic Party is affected with a disease or disabling condition — oh how you can chuckle about their physical inabilities.
Rush, you’re so brave!
You’re so brave, as you daily hide in your little “glass monkey-cage,” surrounded by your obedient caretakers who throw you your very nutritious crumbs of malicious gossip to brazenly deliver to the public. Then when your daily stint is over you seem to disappear until the next day. Where do you go? No one sees you leaving your guarded studio. No one sees you driving your car. No one sees you playing golf with your golfing buddies. (By the way, who are they anyway? Do we know them?) And then no one ever sees pictures of the cozy little moments with wife No. 4. All this makes one wonder again— do you have well-guarded and patrolled underground tunnels and burrows that allow you to safely and secretly transport your body from one place to another? When do you come up for air and mingle with the public? Are you afraid?
Bullies are like that — and Rush, there is no one better to claim this title than you do.
hip is everything oh yeah baby
esther … we salute you!


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