[H]ow far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?
– Gen. Dwight Eisenhower
Arthur Silber documents the mass scamper over the cliff of civilization. A sample (and hardly the worst) from Rush Limbaugh’s show of April 26:
- CALLER: How you doing Rush?
RUSH: Pretty good, Kevin.
CALLER: Love to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I just want you to know that we are going to have our Abu Ghraib barbecue party tonight and we are going to be playing nude Twister.
RUSH: (Laughing.) How many people you got coming?
CALLER: Well, I figure we only need 8 or 10 to make it a rip roaring time. I thought that would be kind of fitting.
RUSH: Yeah. Nude Twister? Big Abu Ghraib barbecue. (Laughter.) Okay. And that’s from Oregon. Progress here.
Would George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or hell, Ronald Reagan be proud to call these people their countrymen, much less supporters?