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.