Friday, October 21, 2011

Randi Rhodes: Haters Hating

It's Friday, ya bastids!

The rightwing media doesn’t want to give President Obama credit for having gotten rid of Gadhafi. But then the rightwing media doesn’t want to give Obama credit for being a US citizen. According to Marco Rubio, Obama “took too long to do it and didn’t do enough of it.” Well, I guess Muammar Gadhafi isn’t dead enough for Marco Rubio. Obama took too long? Gadhafi had been in power since 1969, when Obama was 8 years old. In all, Republican Presidents spent 28 years dilly-dallying about Muammar Gadhafi before it took Barack Obama under 3 years to get him.

In 2008, George Bush became the only American president to ever have a friendly phone chat with Colonel Gadhafi. The man was a dictator who kept his own people down. And Gadhafi was even worse! Bush was cozying up to Gadhafi after Gadhafi agreed to pay $1.5 billion to a fund for victims of the Lockerbie bombing, which he was responsible for. Hey, if you want a nice phone call from George Bush, just write a check. It doesn’t matter if you’re a donor or a dictator. George Bush established a dialogue with Gadhafi. Barack Obama just got the last word.

Mitt Romney said it was “about time” that Gadhafi was eliminated. Yes, I’m sure that if Mitt had been president, he would have gotten rid of Gadhafi with a leveraged buy-out followed by a massive layoff.

Rush Limbaugh claimed that the media was “orgasming” over the death of Gadhafi. And that is hopefully the only time you will hear “Rush Limbaugh” and “orgasming” in the same sentence. (It’s actually one of the few times you will hear the word “orgasming,” which I do not believe is an actual word.) To prove his point about “orgasming,” Rush played some clips and did some heavy breathing over them. At least I think that was what he was doing. Anyone as fat as Rush tends to do heavy breathing a lot. The man is so fat that I think he gets winded from breathing.

Muammar Gadhafi was definitely one of the world’s more colorful tyrants. He was to dictators what Herman Cain is to GOP candidates—kind of fun to watch, until you thought about the real-world impact of their crazy ideas.

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