May 30, 2008

News of Kennedy's malignant cancer brings out that zany Republican humor.

One could be forgiven for wondering if being a zealous right wing Republican is synonymous with being the very most vile sort of sub-human when they provide a constant parade of instances which illuminate their sense of humanity, decency, and fairness.

Upon the news that Sen. Edward Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, the Republican right reacted with their famous Christian charity.

One sport talk show, uh... person, Mark Madden seized the opportunity to give his right wing fans a good laugh by saying,
"I'm very disappointed to hear that Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor," Madden said during the opening of his popular afternoon drive time show from 3-7 p.m. "I always hoped Sen. Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated. I wonder if he got a card from the Kopechnes."

This guy's show was broadcast on an ESPN owned radio show in Pittsburg. It took them nearly a week to finally get around to firing him. He was their big ratings leader.

Not to be outdone, talk show host Michael Wiener (who changed his name to Savage) thought it would be cute to play a song by the punk band "The Dead Kennedy's" and an audio montage consisting of clips of Kennedy singing a song in Spanish and newsers reporting on Kennedy's diagnosis, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Kindergarten Cop" saying, "It's not a tumor."

Weiner/Savage goes on to suggest that Kennedy's brain tumor has made him insane for decades and also played a clip of Sen. Robert Byrd's emotional tribute to Kennedy on the Senate floor and then called him, "a walking psycho."

The next day Wiener attempted to play the martyr because his classy act was being criticized.
His poor health does not excuse him from what he has done to our nation, and so, now, the Soros-run media sets on Michael Savage for daring to disclose the truth about Ted Kennedy's legacy." Savage added: "Just as in a Soviet show trial, Michael Savage is now being persecuted for refusing to take the party line that the great lion of the left must be praised -- all praise, all praise."

Savage/Weiner upped the ante and went on an unhinged diatribe about how Kennedy had destroyed America in which he uttered this revealing rant:
Who is the real Ted Kennedy? The real Ted Kennedy? Well, the leftist media in this nation has erupted in praise of Ted Kennedy. Democrats praise him. Republicans praise him. Liberals praise him. Conservatives praise him. But simply because a man has a serious health problem, does that mean that all criticism must stop? Permanently, his legacy must be rewritten? Does a man who spent his entire political life destroying the fundamental tenets of American morality become miraculously rehabilitated, simply because he entered the hospital? Do so-called conservatives stop being conservative because of a medical diagnosis?

Indeed. Just because someone who has served the country for decades and improved the lives of millions of people is facing a terminal illness, does that mean that conservatives have to stop being conservatives?

Weiner/Savage's meaning here is crystal clear. Just because human decency dictates that you not attack a person in this situation doesn't mean that rank assholes have to stop being rank assholes.

C'mon fellow rabid Republicans, he argues, just because someone is fighting for their lives after a remarkable career in the Senate is no reason to suddenly stop being the loathsome indecent half-mad hate-mongers we've always been!

What a fun bunch.

Thank goodness not all Republicans are that bad, and many are just as disgusted with these vile types as anyone else. Millions are finally seeing the light.

To paraphrase the famous logical observation, all Republicans are NOT disgusting, miserable, ignorant, racist, half-mad, misanthropic, hate-mongers, but most disgusting, miserable, ignorant, racist, half-mad, misanthropic, hate-mongers ARE Republicans.

As these awful human beings realize they're being relegated back into the rat hole they crawled out of with the emergence of Republican political domination, they'll become increasingly frantic, frustrated, and desperate as they literally and figuratively go down with the Republican ship.

The thought that there might come a day when this sort of hate and bile is no longer financially profitable, and companies are not rewarded for promoting it is reason enough to look forward to a new and better day in this country.


At 5/30/2008 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish you had cancer and not Teddy!

At 5/30/2008 10:27 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Ladys and Gentlemen, I give you the sort of right wing thought that I receive on a regular basis.

Charming, aren't they?

At 5/31/2008 6:55 AM, Anonymous tiger woods said...

There is no excuse for this type of insensativity.

While there are few Conservatives that are going to miss Kennedy's politics, on a personal level, this is a terrible thing.

However, to think that there are not flamethrowers on the left, every bit as ugly, is quite naive.

At 5/31/2008 6:34 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...



Cite one example of this sort of barbarity from the left.

At 5/31/2008 10:18 PM, Anonymous tiger woods said...

I am sorry Dope, again, you must be right. Al Franken has always held himself in the highest degree. If you think that this is an exclusive issue to the right side of the aisle, you are seriously deluded.

At 6/02/2008 4:40 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Alright Jimbo....
You throw out Al Franken, as if he's ever wished assaisnation on someone or said anything remotely as cruel, vicious, and disgusting.

So let's hear it. What did he say?

You can't regurgitate your right wing spin without providing at least SOME sort of evidence.

Not everyone swallows all that horse crap whole like you do.

What has Al Franken said that's in any way, shape, or form remotely like what these guys have said?

I'll wait.

At 6/02/2008 7:30 AM, Anonymous tiger woods said...

Again, TID, if you believe that the right-wing flamethrowers are out on their limb all by themselves, if you think thast the left-wing flamethrowers are not as bad, that is your choice.

However, this is a reasonable read on reality and I have no desire to spend my day searching for every quote by left-wing flamethrowers.

Wherther a LW flamethrowers made a specific 'assasignation' comment, or wherther they made a comment about the death of someone, or whether they said...who cares?

Are you saying that no Liberal has made comments about the death or Bush, or Cheney, or someone else in the Administration?

Again, if you want to believe this, ok. Maybe you are right, maybe the liberlas are just too nice - maybe that is why AirAmerica went bankrupt, they were too nice and no one wanted to listen to them. You think that might have been it - too nice?

At 6/02/2008 7:02 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm stating the plain truth, which apparently you're incapable of realizing.

No left wing media figure making money by expressing their political opinion has said anything remotely approaching the vile garbage that those on the right routinely spout.


You can throw out the name of someone the right tries to vilify and say they're just as bad, but you're dead wrong.

The reason you can't point to any examples is because there AREN'T ANY.

If there were, they'd be burned into your memory, and you'd be all too quick to cite them.

That's why you could search and search and not find any. Because there AREN'T any comments by any liberal figures in the media that come close to the literally cruel, vile, and disgusting comments that routinely eminate from those on the right.

Just admit it Jim. Pull your head out.

At 6/03/2008 2:02 AM, Blogger tiz said...

If Al Franken has ever said anything even remotely as, really, inhumane as some of the crap lobbed at Kennedy in the past couple weeks, you can bet Norm Coleman would have been all over it.

I'm not even saying someone on the left hasn't said something like this in the past. I guess two wrongs make a right. I am saying that if Al Franken is the best example of hate from the left then us liberals have the moral high ground by far.

At 6/03/2008 2:21 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Tiz, as I've said, I'd go further than that.

I DARE anyone to come up with an example of anyone conceivably on the left, who is a paid media personality, who has said anything even close to such hateful and inhuman garbage as is routine from the right.

And there's a reason for that.

If any left leaning personality ever sunk to that level, their audience would rightfully condemn them and they'd fail.

When right wingers do it, the Republicans lap it up, think it's really clever, and it bucks up their false sense of macho. (look how mean I can be.)

That's been the key to right wing radio success... giving people permission to not only think the most ugly thoughts, but to act as though it's something worth fighting for, to be a hateful, ignorant, divisive and ugly jerk.

"Yeah, I'm a gigantic A-hole! So what? Try and stop me." seems to be the core message.

This sort of he-man hate speech is their bread and butter. That's why rarely a couple months go by without some example of some utter jerk of a right wing radio creep or other getting fired or attacked for their ugly way of thinking.

They even invite it I'm sure, so they can then play the martyr, as Savage immediately does, crying that the left wants to take away his right to be a hateful right wing lunatic.


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