Saturday, October 28, 2006

Rush Limbaugh And Ann Coulter Attacks On Parkinsons Victim, Michael J. Fox Tread On Very Thin Ice

Never known for being very nice persons, this weeks attacks on Parkinsons disease patient Michael J. Fox are treading on very thin ground with the public. Michael J. Fox has grown up with the public and is a well loved celebrity. Seeing how much his disease has destroyed his health is certainly very touching and represents an effective argument for better treatment and research to end this terrible disease.

Both Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter have helped to further the ugly conservative streotype of unfeeling and nasty persons. The awful video footage of Limbaugh lampooning the lack of muscle control of Fox was especially disgusting. And Ann Coulter always knows how to ghoulishly handle topics with a total lack of good sense or class and bring disgrace to anyone who dares call themself conservative. Coulter complained about "liberals" using victims to make their case. But it is actually the victims of pinheaded conservative policies that seek fairness for themselves by acting as their own good advocates.

It is disappointing that former prescription drug addict Limbaugh cannot find a little more understanding anc acceptance in his nature for victims of illness. Limbaugh expected public sympathy for the problems he made for himself with his drug addict personality traits, but just cannot bring himself to treat others with more respect. Ann Coulter is a complete lost cause. Her outrageous suggestions of support for violence against public officials that she dislikes steps way outside any bounds of acceptable human decency. And her recent personal attacks on the 9/11 widows display a very warped character that most normal persons would reject. Conservatives do a great deal of harm to their movement when sick personalities like these are two of their most prominent spokespersons. The George Wills and other educated and reasonable conservatives are sorely missed in the loudmouth and rude world of trash talking right wing radio and TV. There is simply too much loud and obnoxious Bill O'Reilly types these days, and not enough persons of any real class or intelligence in this movement nowadays. It too much reminds me of the old "know nothing" movement of the past.