The Difference Between Carville and Rush

Fox News, of course, is trying to push the story that James Carville also rooted against President Bush after he first took office in 2001.  But this is nothing new for those of us familiar with conservative tactics. “If unable to defend your actions say ‘but you did it too'”.

Regardless, there’s a difference between Rush Limbaugh’s remarks and Carville’s.

Context.

As The Christian Science Monitor’s Dave Cook, a reporter who was there, points out, Carville’s comments occurred off the cuff at a casual breakfast with reports the morning of 9/11. This was before news of the terrorists attacks became public. After the first plane hit the tower, Carville said “Disregard everything we just said. This changes everything.” Limbaugh’s comments on the other hand, occurred, and are repeated to this day, several times on television and radio in front of millions of viewers/listeners,  in the middle of the biggest recession since the great depression.

It’s one thing to root against the political agenda of an opposing President during times of peace, but in times of crisis, any good American would rally around the President and put politics aside.

James Carville understood this point. Rush Limbaugh clearly does not.

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6 thoughts on “The Difference Between Carville and Rush

  1. Strange, not one of the puling Leftists rallied around Bush for the entirety of his 8 years in office, and seems to have been OK. If it was right then, it’s right now. If it’s wrong now, it was wrong then.

    To paraphrase the Liberals and Obama’s favorite “preacher.” I’d day that the Liberals’ chickens have come to roost. God bless Obama and the Liberals? No! God DAMN Obama and the Liberals!

    …and yet still the difference between Americans and Liberals is shown. You still don’t hear Conservatives bleating. “Not My President” – unlike the Liberals during the last 8 years.

  2. I’d hardly call a few individuals offering some slight and self-serving support on a few specific issues as a rally of support, Phil – but you go ahead and believe whatever you wish.

    I admit though, that you did did show that a few of the Leftists did not completely undermine our President in all occasions.

    • I’d hardly call a few individuals offering some slight and self-serving support on a few specific issues as a rally of support, Phil – but you go ahead and believe whatever you wish.

      Jon

      What’s the point you’re trying to make? Do you honestly know or are you just trying to argue?

      Originally you said that democrats NEVER supported Bush in office. It took me all of 10 seconds to think of the four examples I gave you.

      Now you’re saying these are just a few individuals. (It should be a few instances not individuals by the way).

      So in all honesty. What standards should we use to evaluate supporting the president?

  3. Pingback: Limbaugh vs Carville Part II: Now With Full Quote « Cognitive Dissonance

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