Rush Limbaugh is an antibody, not a toxin

I watched with disgust when Glenn a href=""interviewed a guy named John Avlon/a at the Nashville Tea Party Convention. No, I wasn't disgusted with Glenn, that wouldn't be possible. It was just a bad feeling I had about Avlon; he's one of those Democratic shills that pose as a centrist or "independent" with a pretense that he is "fair and balanced." br /br /You know the guy, the one that pretends to even be a bit right-leaning at times (he was Giuliani's speech writer) or centrist while left-leaning outlets such as CNN or "The Daily Beast" get him on to badmouth Republicans and conservatives, all in the guise of "doing them a favor," but really being more of a back-stabber than anything else. br /br /I was listening to Rush Limbaugh today playing a clip of Avlon with some guest host on Anderson Cooper's show discussing how people like Limbaugh are the saboteurs of Washington and he hopes they fail. Funny, Avlon seems a href=""fixated on saboteurs,/a yet he seems to be one himself. I guess it takes one to know one. A a href=""commenter at the Daily Beast/a put it best: "Mr. Avlon needs to separate himself from the rest of the wingnuts he writes about, but instead he sips from the same glass."br /br /Anyway, Mr. Avlon has a new book out that he is pitching called, a href=""span style="font-style:italic;"Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America./span/aimg src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" / Though he pretends that "a wingnut is someone on the far-right or far-left wing of the political spectrum," the back cover betrays his true bias against conservatives. "From Revolutionary War-inspired 'Tea Party' protests to the health-care town hall hijackings, principled policy opposition to government spending has taken a sharp right turn into Crazytown." No mention of the kooks on the left on the back /br /Avlon seems to think guys like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck are toxic to our democracy--making people into angry haters. I disagree. Rather than a span style="font-style:italic;"toxin,/span I think Rush Limbaugh is an span style="font-style:italic;"antibody/span that is neutralizing the damage done by parasitic liberals who would have us all believe that going along to get along is the right thing to do--be it on health care, global warming legislation, or higher taxes. I feel strongly that going along with these things is the surest way to destroy democracy. I guess that makes me a "wingnut" too.