Saturday, February 03, 2007


I didn’t think that Rush Limbaugh and would ever have anything significant in common. Yesterday, I was proved wrong when Rush and Gore were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Rush was nominated for spreading democracy, Gore for spreading….something else. Here’s what the Landmark Legal Foundation said in nominating Rush:

Limbaugh, whose daily radio show is heard by more than 20 million people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world, was nominated for the prestigious award for his “nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world,” said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.
“Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today,” explained Levin. “Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law, and it is fitting that the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.”

Here’s what Norwegian lawmaker Boerge Brende said in nominating Gore:

“A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference,” Conservative Member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, told the AP. Brende said he joined political opponent Heidi Soerensen of the Socialist Left Party to nominate Gore as well as Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier before the nomination deadline expired Thursday. “Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore uses his position to get politicians to understand, while Sheila works from the ground up,” Brende said.

Let’s compare Rush’s accomplishments to Gore’s accomplishments:

Rush has helped spread democracy by being an eloquent and persuasive advocate for the institutions of freedom.
Al Gore has helped spread propaganda about global warming, whose goal is to regulate away liberties. Global warming is a political movement masquerading as science.

Rush has spoken from the heart about the transformative power of freedom in the Middle East.
Al Gore has produced “An Inconvenient Truth”, a movie that warns of a climatological catastrophe if we don’t do exactly as repressive Big Government says.

Rush has spoken about the power of rugged individualism, the cornerstone of peace and liberty.
Al Gore has spoken of the ‘goodness’ of governments when speaking about the need for more regulation. Those regulations frustrate people, which leads to turmoil.

Rush doesn’t have a chance of winning this prize just as President Bush didn’t after liberating 50 million people. If there was truth in advertising they’d have to rename the Nobel Peace Prize to the Liberal Appeasers Lifetime Achievement Award. It certainly doesn’t have anything to do with people spreading liberty and enduring peace.

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