Chewbacca’s Brother Sets the Record Straight

Chewbacca Bozell’s little brother, L., still hasn’t graduated from playground taunts. He demonstrated this in a letter written to CNN host Piers Morgan regarding CNN’s and the other librul media’s coverage of Rush Limbaugh’s 453rd gaffe. Basically, his letter can be boiled down to this: “Neener-neener you got no wiener”.

Whew. Why, you may ask, does L. resort to such childish playground retorts. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because of a recessive conservative gene. Maybe it’s because the kids in his neighborhood once tied him to a tree and left him. Nobody likes a tattletail.
Anyway, L.’s defense of the indefensible Limbaugh centers around this: Rushie-pooh has apologized why doesn’t the liberal media go after Bill Maher? I’ll let you read the self-aggrandizing letter yourself. But before you leave at Intertube speed, here is part of an opinion piece CNN contributor David Frum wroteregarding the attempts by L. to cleanup what Limbaugh barfed.

Most fundamentally, why the impulse to counter one outrageous stunt by rummaging through the archives in search of some supposedly offsetting outrageous stunt? Why not respond to an indecent act on its own terms, and then — if there’s another indecency later — react to that too, and on its own terms?

Instead, public life is reduced to a revenge drama. Each offense is condoned by reference to some previous offense by some undefined “them” who supposedly once did something even worse, or anyway nearly as bad, at some point in the past.


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7 thoughts on “Chewbacca’s Brother Sets the Record Straight

    1. @ Other Side

      Yeah. When I said “all you need to know”, it wasn’t hyperbole. What the author wrote touched me deeply, and destroyed Flush completely. It was the consummate closing argument on Flush. The consummate argument against “the old ways”, and for letting conservatism and the rightwingers who embrace it just “slip into that good night”. The consummate argument for stepping forward into the light, and fully and tenaciously standing side-by-side with our “sisters” in the relentless “War On Women” that is being waged, that has always been waged. against them by the misogynistic Party of Old White Men and the angry, frustrated, irrational, misogynistic white men [including, of course, old, fat, drug-seeking, blowhard, radio talk show hosts] who support them in that effort.

  1. The following is an epitaph of sorts written by the author for his father. It is also an epitaph of sorts for Flush, for conservatism/rightwingism/take-back-my-country-ism, as well, written by someone who was raised, and forced to listen to Limbaugh, by a father who listened to Flush religiously, and who, according to the author, was also a sociopath.


    [An excerpt]:

    “I do not mistake my father for being like all Limbaugh fans, or all conservatives–I’ve known right-wingers of all the stripes. But there are similarities. I’ve heard one too many homophobic comments, one too many xenophobic rants. One too many deluded or conspiratorial descriptions of our economic-political system. They’re a sad lot, burning on hatred and bitterness at life passing them by.

    Who will be at Rush Limbaugh’s funeral? I almost don’t care anymore about the obscene amount of money that huckster, that advertising prostitute has tucked away. He is an empty vessel: only a little more than prescription drugs, a dwindling fan base, eternal insecurity and wrath.

    I envision in the year 2020 an America having undergone another demographic shift, and a political hangover for the Republican Party, and decent progress from medicine to LGBT rights. If Limbaugh is still around by then, I fail to see how he will have become anything more than a forgotten Coughlin, neither loved nor relevant.”

    I think the author is right about all of that, and I find no small measure of solace in it as we fight the battles we now fight.

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