I said at the end of the year that I was going to be making some changes with this blog. After a period of experimenting with various themes, I decided to punt and keep the one I was using. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been making changes here, I have. If you look up at the top of page, you’ll see that I’ve made some changes, in particular, changing the “Guidelines and Stuff” to “New Reader? Read First.” It’s the “guidelines” with some updates added in. I’ve also been changing around the sidebars, to make things a little easier to find what’s here.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post that said “Now do you think there’s no difference between the parties?” This turned out to be extremely popular. How popular? On two different days it set the record for most hits on this site. Predictably, various people showed up to try to make the case that they were “the same.” They ran out the same lines the frustrati have been running out for the past three years.
If the events in the news since I posted that blog haven’t gotten your attention, and made it very clear that there is a real and significant difference between the two parties, you’re in the category of being unable to walk and chew gum at the same time.
Which means I’m going to give your opinion the attention it deserves.
Seriously, you have Rush Limbaugh saying things like this:
I’ve run some numbers here. Did you notice in that sound bite Sheila Jackson Lee or Maria Cantwell or one of them talked about the strength that Sandra Fluke had to go before Congress, which is amazing. She’s having so much sex it’s amazing she can still walk, but she made it up there. It takes a lot of courage to ask for something free, folks. Takes a lot of strength to ask for freebies, doesn’t it? I’m being facetious. You know what the solution is here, why doesn’t Georgetown lower their tuition?
Which given various statements and actions from various elected Republicans and candidates should make you realize the difference. Just an example?
President Obama called Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who testified at a House contraception hearing. Rush Limbaugh recently had harsh words for Fluke, calling her a “slut.”
Fluke told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that Obama “encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women.”
Obama also told Fluke that she should tell her parents that “they should be proud.”
If you can’t see the difference, well …