flag image
Form Wealth Management

Regional News blogs


John's blog
shadow
John's blog
People watching from the desk of General Manager John Halverson

printPrint
emailEmail
CommentFeedback (2)
shareShare

The Rush hour

March 07, 2012 | 02:25 PM

What's all the fuss about Rush Limbaugh?

He said something stupid. So what's new?

His comment, as despicable as it was, and his apology, as insincere as that was, has over-shadowed more important things.

Rush isn't running for anything.

None of the candidates have come out in support of what he said. Several have criticized him. Yet pundits are trying to connect Rush's comments with the presidential nomination process and Republican's in general. He only represents a small slice of the right just like Rachel Maddow is only one voice on the left.

And now Sarah Palin and Rush himself are trying to turn the tables, claiming Obama is being a hypocrite for criticizing. Rush points out that Obama never properly disavowed Jeremiah Wright or extremists in his own party. True enough.

But again we're missing the point; we should be concentrating on other things.

We live in a day of gotcha moments. Gotcha moments are a lot easier and simpler to criticize than complex issues. Complex issues take research and contemplation to properly critique and criticize and are rarely black and white. Slips of the tongue or a momentary lapse in verbal judgment are much easier to slam.

Let's concentrate on issues, not missteps. A slew of mistakes might show a pattern worth worrying about, but a random one—let it go.

Rush only feeds off the publicity anyway and he's not representing anyone most of us are going to vote for.


Comments ()
Scan Studios
Lake Geneva Regional News - PRINT
Keefe - Pat Moore
Regional News
Young Auditorium
LAKE GENEVA AREA REALTY
Your national news today
iconWhite House intruder was armed with knife: officials
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U...
iconPerson of interest named in hunt for missing Virginia student
(Reuters) - Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student identified a 32-year-old man, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, as a person of interest in the case on Saturday, a day after searching his car and apartment...
iconPope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago...