Is turn about fair play or twice as disgusting?

Think back with me for a minute. Back to early 2002. America was in crisis. We’d been attacked, and our existance felt threatened. Laws were passed, laws that took away basic Freedoms we’d enjoyed for decades. The few dissenters were loud, warning that this was a fundamental shift in America and would hurt us all. Those voices were drowned out with cries of patriotism and the need to support our country.

Frankly it was sick. Much of my love of talk radio died during this time. Limbaugh and Hannity disgusted me with their tirades on having nothing to hide and if you opposed this new laws you must be a terrorist.

Now return to today. We’ve now got “change.” Obama is in office and America is again in crisis. And again there are voices opposed to the presidential plan to resolve the crisis. And even with this change, a new crop of political pinheads is actively attempting to paint those who disagree with the direction of the President as anti-American.

Today on one of the cable news shows I saw a senator I remember getting slaughtered by Hannity for not supporting the President was actively attacking Hannity and Limbaugh for, you guessed it, not supporting the President.

So tell me true. Is this kind of disgusting rhetoric a case of turn about being fair play? Or is of twice as disgusting?

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2 thoughts on “Is turn about fair play or twice as disgusting?

  1. Part of me thinks it is hypocritical…where the other part thinks that wrong is wrong and right is right. If the talk show guys supported a president is was in the wrong and now oppose a president in the right…has any thing really changed?

  2. i don’t recall anyone calling on hannity and limbaugh to support the prez…just to stop hoping out loud that his policies (and therefor our economy and way of life) fail. there is a difference.

    back when bush and co. were stealing our liberties people were expressing their dissatisfaction, and they weren’t publicly expressing the desire to see the president fail. they weren’t publicly hoping that we would lose the “war on terror”. this would have unpatriotic for sure.

    i believe limbaugh and hannity are simply being called on the carpet for their desire to win at any cost…even if it means sinking the ship of state!

    now…even if it were as you describe…i can’t find turn about to be twice as bad…if someone punches you in the nose it isn’t twice as bad to punch them back!

    that said,

    peace!

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