By now everyone knows what the comedian Wanda said about Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Dinner. How should we react?
Obviously no compassionate and humane person would actually want Limbaugh's kidney's to fail. But what are we to make of her joke?
Did Wanda go "over the line" in saying that she hopes Limbaugh's kidney's fail? Yes. Of course she did. Should we liberals hope this happens to Limbaugh? No! I don't and I'm sure most don't. I even wager that Wanda does not want this to happen to Limbaugh.
My hope for Limbaugh is that he is visited by the repentant ghost of William F. Buckley Jr and then 3 spirits who show him the error of his ways.
Interestingly however, right wing nut jobs like Alan Keyes, Sean Hannity, Limbaugh himself, Glen Beck, and their fellows say things as bad and worse than Wanda did. Furthermore, these "pundits" say such things repeatedly and frequently. And they mean what they say quite literally and not as an inappropriate attempt at humor.
Take a look here for a small sample of this frequent right-wing hate speach. Media Matters regularly compiles such lists.
Now ... will the right-wingers also admit that Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Coulter and others go "over the line?" You know, every time they speak.
It's hardly surprising that someone - particularly a woman of color - would hate a bigoted blowhard like Limbaugh. Wanda did indeed go too far with her joke, but Limbaugh and his brood of vipers go too far almost daily and with far more villainy in their hearts.
For the far right to complain about Wanda's "joke" is for the proverbial teapot to call the kettle black, or to attempt to remove the speck from your brother's eye while at the same time being oblivious to the beam in your own.