Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Paul Hackett Shames Rush Limbaugh

Appearing on yesterday's edition of "The Ed Schultz Show", Paul Hackett set the record straight about his service to his country, about what patriotism means, and about what a loser Rush Limbaugh is. Click the link above to listen to the audio.

If you weren't following the situation in Ohio the last couple weeks during the special election to fill a vacated congressional seat, here's the deal. Hackett, a US Marine since 1992, who reenlisted last year in order to go over to Iraq and be alongside his fellow Marines, came back from the war earlier this summer to his home state of Ohio. When he learned that the congressional seat had become vacated in March, Hackett threw his name into the mix as a Democratic candidate in a district that has not elected a Democrat since 1974. Despite the odds against him he almost pulled it off, losing 52% to 48% to a Republican career politician. Not too shabby.

Limbaugh on the day of the election, in typical fashion, decided to spew his best lies and hatred over the airways to potential Ohio voters about Hackett and his military service. The uber-genious Rush (a college dropout, if you didn't know) repeatedly referred to Hackett as "another liberal Democrat trying to hide behind a military uniform" and accused him of going to Iraq "to pad the resumé."

Oh, if only life was so conveniently easy like it is in Rush's drug-induced haze! Apparently every soldier, marine, airman and sailor who is a Democrat is in the military for personal gain or reasons other than serving their country. I guess, at least in Rush's fantasy world, only the Republicans in uniform are doing it for the right reasons. Hey Rush, what branch did you serve in again?? Oh that's were exempted from the Vietnam draft due to anal cysts. I remember now. You are quite a piece of work, my friend.


Anyway, here is what Hackett said yesterday...

"That's typical for that fatass drug addict to come up with something like that. Actually when I was on drill this weekend, I've got to tell you, he lost a lot of Republican supporters with his comments. Because they were coming up to me, telling me, 'I can't believe he said that! Besides that, he called you a soldier. He doesn't know the difference between a soldier and a marine!'"

"So generally, the consensus is Rush doesn't know squat about patriotism. He's typical of the new Republican. He's got a lot of lip and he doesn't walk the walk. The fact of the matter is, I went to Iraq to serve my country. I left my nice house, my nice wife by my choice because I thought it was the right thing to do. And man, if I was good enough to be able to see into the future that Rob Portman was going to step down from Congress, I mean I should actually be running for something a lot more than Congress. I went to Iraq because I wanted to serve my country and be with my Marines."

"I think it probably says more about Rush Limbaugh than it does anybody else that he comes up with those thought processes. And I think it's indicative of today's Republican party, which is patriotic lite translated to anybody who serves their country, who truly serves their country, and demonstrates it by their actions as opposed to their flapping gums."

"They want to attack us. But the fact of the matter is they can attack me, but I punch back just as hard as I get. Ask Rush how come he wasn't taking phone calls for the two days when he was on the attack with me. Ask him why his phone lines were clogged up. That's because he was getting thousands of calls from veterans from this war and other wars who were clogging up his phone lines, giving him an earful." Paul Hackett, August 9, 2005

Finally a Democratic candidate who tells it like it is, and isn't afraid to call a spade a spade.....or better yet, a fat ass drug addict a fat ass drug addict! I love this guy!!! I can guarantee you all we have not seen the last of Paul Hackett.

the head lines should be, "lib's pick another loser, Paul Hackett" This is another typical liberal spewing hatred and insults.
Rush Limbaugh Quotes :
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
Rush Limbaugh

Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government.
Rush Limbaugh

Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.
Rush Limbaugh

And my personal favorite:

Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.
Rush Limbaugh
Semper Fi Major Hackett. Rush Limbaugh's doltish alienation of the Marine Corps proves he's on something.
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