Rush Limbaugh’s Stalinist Tendencies

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After the debt ceiling vote in Congress Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and most other neocon motormouths went nuts over the Left’s tactic of claiming that the TEA Party people, and the members of Congress they helped to elect, were “insane.” One prominent leftist commentator even went so far as to interview a psychiatrist on his radio program who proclaimed that the TEA Partiers were “delusional” in the sense that a heroin addict seeking Nirvana is delusional.

The neocons went nuts over this because, as they correctly pointed out, this was the exact same tactic that was employed by the totalitarian communists of the twentieth century, from Stalin to Gorbachev: Anyone who criticized socialism was “obviously” insane, they said, so off to the Gulag!

Well, guess how Rush Limbaugh described Congressman Ron Paul after his supurb performance in the debate in Iowa? He used the words “nuts” and “insane” to describe Ron on his Radio show. Mike Huckabee also used the words “nuts” to describe Ron on his Faux News Channel program.

So Ron is “nuts” for opposing an invasion and possibly a nuclear holocaust in Iran, but the neocons who support such a thing, such as Limbaugh, Huckabee, Santorum, and the rest, are perfectly sane and level headed. Someone here is crazy, and it’s not Ron Paul.

6:02 am on August 14, 2011