A few years ago, one of Dallas's morning radio hosts made a humorous remark about Pres. Clinton. It was in the middle of the "Monica scandal" when every late night comedian had something to say about Clinton. The joke's punchline had someone hitting Pres. Clinton to defend Monica's honor.
Within days, the Secret Service made a visit to the station and jokes about hitting the president stopped.
The Secret Service does not take jokes about physical threats to the President kindly. After all, it is their job to protect the President and his family!
We have a standard of presidential humor in the US. You can call the President names but don't make jokes about his personal safety. This standard has applied to Democrat and Republican presidents.
This little joke pales in comparison with the latest from Air America, the nation's liberal radio network.
Randi Rhodes played the following humorous radio drop during her afternoon drive show:
A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]..
Why in the world would a radio show do something like this?
There are two answers.
The first one is a ratings desperation. Sadly, this is the kind of joke that they have to do to get coverage. It's like the 13 year old brat who drops the glass of milk to get attention.
The liberal radio network can not present a debate based on the Dems alternative to Bush's Social Security proposal. The Dems do not have one.
The liberal radio network can not do a joke comparing the proposals? How can you do a joke when your side does not a plan?
Can anyone tell me what the Dems Social Security alternative to Bush is?
The second answer is that the left is furious after years of electoral frustration.
Reagan was a moron but he cleaned their clock. Bush is another moron and he is the first President since FDR to win three consecutive congressional elections.
Maybe the liberals need to find a moron to lead their party!
They can't win elections. Bush has defeated Anne Richards, Al Gore and John Kerry. They can't get over that.
If they win elections, such as Clinton's electoral pluralities in '92 and '96, then they end up with a fellow who shares their liberal beliefs but would rather be reelected.
Clinton left Kyoto on his desk without sending it to the US Senate for ratification. Clinton signed every Republican bill intended to promote family values and traditional marriage. Last but not least, it was Clinton who bombed Iraq because he said that the '91 cease fire gave the US the legal right to attack Saddam Hussein!
Clinton's presidency was mushy "vanilla liberalism". It drove 4 million to Ralph Nader and handed the presidency to Bush in 2000!
These people are angry. So they do stupid things like running audio clips pretending to kill Bush.
The Air America Radio Network is one of the biggest business failures of modern times. If Air America was a horse it would be shot to put it out of his misery. They can't even get ratings in liberal NYCity. No one is listening, including the liberals!
Add to this nonsense the recent performance from Howard Dean.
During a speech, the head of the Dem party imitated Rush Limbaugh taking cocaine.
To be fair, Rush Limbaugh was addicted to pain killers rather than cocaine. There is a huge difference between someone who is addicted to pain killers because of chronic back problems and someone who consumes cocaine. My guess is that even liberals understand that!
Unlike Clinton, Rush faced the issue head on. He did not blame anyone. He stood up and took responsibility for his behavior. He did not send his wife to The Today Show and blamed it on a left wing conspiracy.
Today, Rush is back on the air and killing Air America everywhere! He is beating Al Franken in liberal NYCity by 2-1 in the latest radio ratings!
Welcome to the modern world of liberalism. The party of of Hubert Humphrey has become the party of Al Franken.
At the same time, the Democrats have also gone from a majority to a minority.