Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Season of the Moonbats

Andrew Sullivan has already nominated several people for the Malkin Award (for shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate right-wing rhetoric) this year. Lucianne Goldberg, Vox Day and Joseph Farah all got the nod for insane rantings against immigrants. Now, unsurprisingly, Rush Limbaugh has gotten in on the act. It's not for immigrant bashing, but for another of his pet causes: belittling atrocities committed in our name in the War on Terror.

The reigning chairman of Club Gitmo couldn't care less about the people killed in Haditha. It's not even about that; it's about the liberal "drive-by" media and the American left (who he portrays as gang rapists). Limbaugh explains the slaughter of civilians thus: "...this is the final big push on behalf of the Democratic Party, the American left, and the Drive-By Media to destroy our effort to win the war in Iraq."

It looks a lot more like an effort by a few jackasses in the U.S. military to lose the war in Iraq, but I digress. Too bad the award explicitly excludes Ann Coulter (to give someone else a chance), because her comments with Matt Lauer on the Today Show certainly would have put her in the running. Speaking about the widows of men who died on 9/11, she said, "I have never seen people enjoying their husband's death so much." Still, even without Raggedy Ann, there are some real thoroughbreds in the running for the Malkin Award this year, and we're not even halfway there.
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