DITTOHEADS FOR HILLARY
by Steve Young
Steve Young columns
Democracy. How it thrives on talk radio.
In the spirit of our forefathers who forged out country and our soldiers
who have fought and died heroically over the centuries, Rush Limbaugh has
created a campaign to corrupt the presidential primary into a
Machiavellian game of pretend.
It's no longer voting for whom you'd like to win, nor even voting against
who's you like to lose. It's now come down to voting for whom you'd like
to lose...or as The Loudest of the Lords of Loud, Rush Limbaugh puts
With touting the value of a John McCain presidency either irrelevant or
nonexistent, El Rushbo has been pushing for his dittoheads to sneak into enemy trenches and vote for Hillary Clinton to pervert each primary outcome
for two reasons: One is to keep the Democratic battle going on as long as
possible to create divides within the party for a long as possible; and two,
to somehow garner a win for Hillary, who Maha-Rushie feels is the
easier get for invigorating the Republican "I hate her with a passion"
Shockingly, the name Operation Chaos was born out of an earlier election
and devotee to American integrity...Richard Nixon, who consolidated a
number of domestic surveillance agencies (legal and not-so-legal) under
the moniker of Operation CHAOS. After the patriotic Watergate break-in,
Operation CHAOS was shut down. Leave it to Rush to breath life back into such a proud moment in American
Rush may not have only done his job too
well -- ex. for the first time since 1978, Bucks County Pennsylvania has
more Democrats than Republicans -- but he has given a Democratic
politician a ton of something you can't buy: free publicity.
A virtual unknown outside of Bucks County, PA, County Commissioner, Diane
Marseglia, has become a bit of a national name and somewhat of a David to
Branded by Limbaugh as "The Democrat Babe," Marseglia, set up a
firestorm (read: smart political tact) by sling-shooting the first salvo
directly at the giant's soft-spot -- his ego. "Bucks County is privileged
to have people of superior intelligence, and they don't listen to Rush
Bam. That's gonna leave a mark.
Reloading, Marseglia, launched the shot that -- if aim be true -- could
fell the radio colossus ego or at least leave a nice dent... "if they
feel they have a voice in this election they will stick around."
Of course right after Limbaugh took aim at her, the dittoheads emails
started making their way to Margseglia, but if there be anything Limbaugh
thinks could shut down Marseglia, he might think again. She's dealt with
far more grief than anything Limbaugh could deal out. Three years ago she
lost her daughter to suicide. A therapist by trade, instead of dwelling
on her overwhelming heartache, Marseglia chose to build something
positive, going from school to school to enlighten educators to the
intolerance and real pressures kid face on a day to day basis.
Does being nationally demeaned by Limbaugh bother her?
"I take it as a badge of honor," admits Marseglia, "but what bothers me
more than anything is that he is in a position to do so much good and
instead chooses to breed hate."
"Besides being unethical, Limbaugh's tactics only point out what a
hypocrite he is," Marseglia points out that. "We had to pay overtime for
people to handle the extra registrations, which is fair and proper. But
if one voter re-registered on Limbaugh's behalf, then he caused undo
How well he has accomplished what he wanted so far is debatable, but
while Limbaugh's political drag show drags on, people like Diane
Marseglia seem satisfied with just being themselves.
"I'll leave pretend politics to Rush," says Marseglia. "He seems much
more comfortable with being a fraud."
Award-winning television writer and author of Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" (www.greatfailure.com), Steve Young, is a former talk show host, writes ad finitum on talk radio. His "All The News That's Fit To Spoof" appears in L.A. Daily News opeds every Sunday (www.dailynews.com/columnists)
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