Commentary on current events, politics, government, and popular culture from John Sheirer, author of the book, Make Common Sense Common Again.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Words of Wisdom
Some words of wisdom from Benjamin Franklin that apply particularly well to Rush Limbaugh and his followers:
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
Limbaugh's recent attacks on Sandra Fluke and his non-apology have generated lots of media attention and outrage, but he has been saying the exact same kind of hateful and fact-free stuff for decades, and it's finally catching up to him. This is just the latest example. Most prominent Republicans have praised him or appeared on his show, despite his long record of intolerance, ignorance, and dishonesty.
So anyone who has been a fan or follower or even a guest on his show Limbaugh has just been enabling and emboldening his brand of crap for a long time.