You’ve seen it: the Pavlovian reaction Leftists have when certain names are merely mentioned. Pavlov was a Russian scientist who conducted an experiment in which he rang a bell every time he fed his dogs. Before long, they would salivate every time he rang it – even when no dinnertime followed. Nowadays, good little Leftists slobber and rant every time they hear you say, “Rush Limbaugh,” “Sarah Palin” or “Glenn Beck.”
It’s really rather gruesome. Their eyes pop out, their tongues loll sideways, and drool dribbles down their chins. It would make you sad, if you weren’t too busy trying not to laugh. The worst of it is that these unfortunates don’t realize they’re funny. They’re actually quite serious.
Rev. Al Sharpton’s frenzy has reached a fever pitch. He now demands Rush Limbaugh’s radio program be taken off the air. On November 17, while appearing on the Ed Schultz show on MSNBC, he accused Rush of “race-baiting” and of using “federally-regulated airwaves to malign people.”
The sad, strange, curious fact is that Leftists like Sharpton perpetually scream about freedom of speech, yet do everything they can to suppress the speech of everybody except themselves. Especially when others call attention to Leftist hypocrisy.
Rush’s latest big transgression was to speak of the racism underlying the Machiavellian maneuverings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Majority Whip Steny Hoyer. These two Democratic powerbrokers shoved Rep. Jim Clyburn “to the back of the bus,” as Limbaugh asserted, in order to keep him out of the running for the plum positions in Congress they wanted to keep for themselves. Yep, white people grabbed power away from a black man. Yet when Rush pointed this out, Sharpton accused him of “race-baiting.” Where is the reverend’s concern about the treatment Rep. Clyburn received?
Rush has the number of Sharpton and people like him, which is why this self-anointed leader of every black American is “demanding” that the FCC shut the talk-show giant up. As Limbaugh also points out, Leftists are “emotivists” who feel instead of thinking. When they are upset, it’s because people are being mean – and any measure, however drastic, is justified in silencing them. This is not the way adults behave, but the reaction of overgrown children.
Sheer emotionalism explains the very hold the Sharptons of this world have over so many Leftists. They seem to have an extra bone in their heads when it comes to reasoning calmly. The mere attempt seems to cause them physical pain. It also explains the Pavlovian slobbering. I know plenty of people who behave the same way. Sometimes, I mention Limbaugh or Palin just for the fun of it – then sit back and enjoy the show.
Maybe they’re right. Maybe I am just a meanie. Ding-ding-ding…here comes the frenzy. I’d better watch out, or they’ll try to shut me up too.