When the grassroots organization MoveOn went after Gen. David Petraeus' credibility with a full-page New York Times ad, the reaction from the Wingnut-o-sphere was swift and brutal:
House overwhelmingly condemns MoveOn ad
The House on Wednesday passed by a wide margin a resolution that condemns an ad from liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org that referred to Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.”
Republican leaders had been calling for congressional action since the ad first ran in The New York Times ahead of Petraeus’s testimony on the situation in Iraq. The requests for action in the House grew louder after the Senate approved a similar measure with broad bipartisan consensus.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) hailed the outcome of the 341-79 vote and praised GOP lawmakers for taking the lead on the issue.
And when right-wing radio show host Rush Limbaugh similarly disparaged U.S. service members who support a withdrawal from Iraq as "phony soldiers," the backlash was once again ... uh ... once again ... ummmm ...
Rep. Kingston Introduces Resolution ‘Commending’ Rush Limbaugh
Today, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gave a speech on the Senate floor condemning Rush Limbaugh for calling troops who support American withdrawal from Iraq “phony soldiers.” He urged his colleagues — both Democratic and Republican — to sign a letter of disapproval to the CEO of Clear Channel.
Instead, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) — who voted to criticize MoveOn.org — has decided to commend Limbaugh. Today at 3:16 PM, Kingston introduced a resolution “[c]ommending Rush Hudson Limbaugh III for his ongoing public support of American troops serving both here and abroad.”
OK, that can't be right. Someone's just funnin' with me, that has to be it.