A Response To Mr. Groome
To The Editor:
Wayne Groome errs when downplaying the role of politicians in the creation of the massive so called “stimulus” bill. Members of the House and Senate did indeed contribute. And no, we don’t have to trust the President. His massive spending of almost a trillion dollars empowers and puts it’s trust in government, not people. Mr. Groome admits he’s not a regular listener to the Rush Limbaugh program. This is very obvious. I am a regular listener to Rush’s show and have been for almost 17 years. Rush Limbaugh has already submitted his own economic plan and challenged the President to a debate regarding fiscal matters. Rush’s stipulations: It will be done on radio without teleprompters.
In other words, it is a challenge that will never be accepted by this President. When Mr. Groome attacks Limbaugh as being “theatrical’ and having a “mean streak” he points out that this might be “drug induced.” Here we have another example of the compassionate, tolerant Left. Had Mr. Groome been speaking of a left wing comrade who’d had a drug problem, then he would have no doubt sympathetically spoken about the person’s plight and how he or she was a victim of various injustices.
By the way, many Americans find the policies of out of control taxes, gun control, redistribution of wealth, lack of support for the military, continued fiscally irresponsible bailouts and the constant growth of government as driven by those with a mean and sometimes unconstitutional streak. Rush’s program in short is about elevating American exceptionalism. He believes, as millions of us who listen to his program do, that individuals can better succeed when not infringed upon by the government.
Not surprisingly, Mr. Groome, with a predictable air of moral superiority, calls on Rush Limbaugh to give almost all of purported $34,000,000 a year salary to charity. Two things, first, Mr. Groome, it’s not your money. How Mr. Limbaugh or any other American chooses to spend his or her money is none of your business. Secondly, Rush Limbaugh is a major supporter of a charity that helps provide for military families. One day out of the year his listeners call in and contribute thousands of dollars to this cause.
I wonder if Mr. Groome and his friends contribute as much money as Rush… highly doubtful. Again, this would be none of my business except that Mr. Groome made it my business when calling out a private citizen, Rush Limbaugh, and had the audacity to tell him how he should spend his money. By the way, the new president spent much more on his inauguration than George W. Bush, Mr. Groome, are you prepared to tell him how many millions he should have spent on charity instead?
In conclusion, I find it humorous and ironic that Mr. Groome calls for “positive thinking and positive support for our nation.” Really? Does he mean the kind of support that the Left offered George W. Bush? Many (certainly not all) of the people on the left wanted us to lose a war in order to humiliate a Republican President. Also, many Democrat leaders chastised our troops and prematurely declared the war lost. I can assure Mr. Groome that there are millions of Americans who believe there was nothing at all positive or supportive about that. Robert Hunt