October 26, 2006

"A Whole Lot a Shakin Goin On..."

I don’t know if you have seen the political commercial with Michael J. Fox gyrating strangely as he touts the necessity of voting for Missouri Democrat, Claire McCaskill. When Rush Limbaugh commented that Fox was either exaggerating his symptoms or he hadn’t taken his medication--to heighten the effect of the ad—public outrage followed.

Remember Solomon’s words—“Every man’s way seems right until another comes and examines him.”

Listening to the reports of what Limbaugh was said to have said, would make most civil people red. Problem is, the media rarely get such stories right and this is no exception. I heard Limbaugh, the day after, explaining his comments: They were not what was being reported. (Now there’s a surprise for you.)

As I am fond of saying, “Let’s get a grip.” The clear intent of the ad was to compel people to vote for a candidate who will support the murder of embryonic humans in hopes of finding cures for such diseases as Parkinson’s which afflicts Fox.

The science of the issue however is NEVER mentioned because the science clearly undermines any notion that there is even remote promise to such research. But liberals are never ones to let facts—scientific or otherwise—dissuade them from their position.

Now back to Limbaugh—In a book about his plight written by Fox, he admits that when he testified before congress, he purposefully refrained from taking his medication expressly so that his symptoms would be heightened so that all may see, not only hear, what the disease is really like.

Frankly, I don’t have a problem with Fox doing so and for those reasons. But the point which must be made is that it seems Limbaugh—like him or not—was right.

But right and wrong today have become essentially irrelevant. The only thing that matters is who can make the biggest impact, through whatever means, that will give the desired outcome. When I heard various outspoken liberals decrying Limbaugh’s comments about Fox and calling Limbaugh shameful, my stomach was churning. The very people using the word are exemplars of vile, filth and all manner of scurrilous conduct and comportment. Can we talk about what is really shameful?


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