Byrd echoes LimbaughOriginally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS
Rush was right.
Does anyone recall Rush Limbaugh's prediction in March regarding health care reform? The nationally syndicated talk show host predicted that by the time any legislation was passed, it would be known as the "Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care Bill."
After the Massachusetts senator succumbed to brain cancer last week, The Wall Street Journal reminded everyone about the Democratic National Committee's indignant response to Limbaugh's prognostication.
"It is outrageous to demonize a patriotic senator who has spent his life fighting so that every person has the opportunity to live the American dream," a DNC release stated. "Tell Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele to denounce Rush Limbaugh once and for all."
Bet the DNC would like to have that release back. Especially after Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., issued this statement following Kennedy's death:
"In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American."
We're still waiting for the DNC to be consistent and issue a statement denouncing Byrd for making such an outrageous remark.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Rush Limbaugh can see the future
From the "Whispers" column in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: