Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Obamacon parade rolls over Rush Limbaugh
Last week, when Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for President, Rush Limbaugh yelled "It's all because of race" faster than a crooked doctor can write a fake prescription for OxyContin to his rich, drug-addled patient. Funny, I didn't see General Powell rush to endorse Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton when they ran for president, but there are a lot of conservative public figures endorsing Obama. Here are just a few:

Larry Hunter
Not a household name, but Larry Hunter helped Newt Gringrich (who lives on a diet of orphan tears and Condor eggs) write the "Contract With America", and later went on to work with Jack Kemp at Empower America. When asked how he could support Obama, Mr. Hunter said "The Republican Party is a dead rotting carcass with a few decrepit old leaders stumbling around like zombies in a horror version of Weekend At Bernie's, handcuffed to a corpse." Note to self: Never piss off Larry Hunter.

Christopher Buckley
Christopher's dad, William F. Buckley, was a conservative icon and founder of the National Review magazine. Christopher also wrote for the magazine, until he argued that the proud anti-intellectualism embodied by George W. Bush and Sarah Palin would have offended his father; so he was voting for Obama. He no longer writes for National Review.

Lincoln Chaffe, former United States Senator, Republican, Rhode Island

Douglas Kmiec, Head of the Office of Legal Counsel to President Reagan

Jim Leach, former Republican Congressman from Iowa

Scott McClellan, former Press Secretary for W. Bush

Michael Smerconish, conservative talk show host on Philadelphia radio

Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan

By the way, all of the above individuals are white. And yes, I realize a lot of those people are more interested in damning John McCain than praising Barack Obama, but these next two endorsements are pretty impressive...

Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times
What's the big deal about this, you ask? Of course newspapers in the liberal cities of Los Angeles and Chicago are endorsing Barack Obama. Well, these are very conservative newspapers. Neither paper has EVER endorsed a Democrat for President. EVER. In other words, John McCain isn't getting the same consideration afforded Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, even Herbert "Great Depression" Hoover.

I'll leave you with these words, uttered by a conservative icon, regarding John McCain:

"He's just playing the American card or the patriot card, the prisoner of war story or whatever, and that happens to appeal to some people... Senator McCain successfully targeted the weak, the mushy, the squishy, the Jell-Os, some of the left, the Drive-By Media...Here's the dirty little secret. The maverick is not a maverick... Maverick my rear end."

Wow, which conservative said that? Which prominent conservative mocked John McCain's POW experience?

Rush Limbaugh, that's who. He said those words this past February. Rush seems to forget he has a radio show and all of his words are recorded.


Blogger Tracy said...

I work across the street from the Tribune Tower. We had to look out the window and make sure the building wasn't rocking side to side on it's foundations.

Blogger Tracy said...

oh, and Rush Limbaugh can suck everyones balls.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

Even Karl Rove said that McCain went to far with the "lipstick on a pig" campaign. Karl-head-of-the-access-of-evil-Rove!

Blogger Ćœbermilf said...

I like the cut of Larry Hunter's jib.

Blogger notmuchofacook said...

Great blog! I never knew that Rush Limbaugh said that. I so hate that guy.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Thank you for the compilation and the twist ending. This belongs on Kos.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Did you hear that Junior Johnson endorsed Obama as well? The dude practically invented NASCAR, and is one of the last of the true rum-runners. I hear he's revered as a god in North Carolina. HUGE.

Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Don't forget country singer Toby Keith. I thought I was reading that one wrong, but it's true, apparently.

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