Just in case you doubt what I say about how partisan Democrats' symbiotic, co-dependent relationship with Rush Limbaugh, note this gleeful ode of adoration from from Brad Hutto and John Land, who are probably the most unapologetically partisan Democrats in the S.C. Senate:
Senate Democratic Caucus
Democratic Leaders Introduce Advance-Apology Resolution for
Land and Hutto call for Pre-Emptive Apology before the fad
Columbia, SC – South Carolina's two
leading Senate Democrats introduced a resolution in the state Senate today
offering advance apologies to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Senator John C. Land, III (D-Manning) and
Senator Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg)
said if the Palmetto State does not pass this resolution, politicians who
criticize Limbaugh in the future will miss out on the fad that is sweeping the
nation – to openly grovel before the out-spoken radio host.
"If we wait much longer, apologizing to Rush Limbaugh will go the
way of rapper Vanilla Ice and
the Chia Pet," said Sen.
Hutto. "We need to be pro-active on this
Rush-apology fad. We need to be out in
front on this."
The resolution follows South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's
comments last week referring to Rush Limbaugh as an "idiot" for Limbaugh's
declaration hoping President Barack Obama, and his administration,
"Anybody who wants [Obama] to fail is an
idiot." Sanford said in an interview with Real Clear
Politics on February 25. Sanford did not apologize for the remark that
was directed at Limbaugh but was rebuked by the radio host.
Sanford's remark was followed by
newly-elected Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele
calling Limbaugh's talk show "incendiary" and "ugly" last Saturday on
CNN. Steele did apologize for his
"With all these Republicans groveling before their Party's new
standard-barer, I think everyone needs to go ahead and get the apologies out of the
way so we can finally have a real dialogue about moving our state and country
forward. Besides, I may want to quote
lines from Al Franken's book, Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot, and I don't want
to be burdened by the need to say 'I'm sorry'.
I may even feel the need to quote the title of the book one day," said
The resolution was pulled following objections by GOP members of
the state Senate.
(copy of resolution below)
Rush Limbaugh clearly speaks for the common man of America with wisdom that has
developed through the firsthand experience of flying across our fine country and
looking down from his private jet;
Rush Limbaugh has employed the principles championed by the Republican Party in
his personal life to pull himself through an addiction to prescription
medication by his own bootstraps; and
Rush Limbaugh is the preeminent political talk radio host and de facto leading
voice of the national Republican Party and conservative movement; and
Rush Limbaugh, on multiple occasions, has publicly wished failure upon President
Obama and his administration and, in response, was tacitly called an "idiot" by
Governor Mark Sanford and admonished by Michael Steele, the chairman of the
Republican National Committee; and
Chairman Steele, who has apologized on multiple occasions, has been
at the forefront of a massive wave of apologies to Rush Limbaugh;
it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, in recognition
of the statements from Governor Sanford and Chairman Steele and in an attempt to
prevent the State of South Carolina from having to take a position in the rear
of the ever growing line of those wishing to apologize to Rush Limbaugh, hereby
apologize to Rush Limbaugh for all past transgressions which have originated
from any person in, or associated with, the State of South Carolina and
preemptively apologize for any future
it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Rush
Need I say more?
Political parties are just SO unbelievably obnoxious….