Congress is faced with a very serious decision to make whether it should authorize a military strike on Syria. President Barack Obama could have order the attack without Congress, but he thought there should be a thoughtful debate. There should be but a thoughtful debate is not possible with today’s Republican Party.
A top Republican and spiritual head of the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, said on his radio show Tuesday that “It is an open question” whether the Syrian Rebels actually conspired with President Obama and gassed and murdered 1,400 men, women, and children in Syria in order to frame Assad.
The reason Obama would do such a thing is that he needs to distract people from the train wreck of Obamacare—or so talk radio host Mark Levine wants everyone to believe.
Limbaugh’s comments rubbed off from some members of Congress. Congressman Ted YOHO, Republican of Florida, said in an interview on MSNBC that he does not believe the evidence he saw in the classified briefings. He is more convinced by Vladimir Putin’s claim the rebels did it. Other Republicans hinted the same thing. The evidence they believe does not come from Putin, it comes from Rush Limbaugh.
The Republicans need to trade in their clown car for a bus that holds more clowns.
Limbaugh says “Adolph Obama” may have gassed Syrians
On his show Tuesday, Limbaugh wondered if “Adolph Obama” conspired with rebels to murder civilians so he would have a pretext for going to war in Syria so the “Al Qaida guys can win.”
“Now, if this is right—and I say “IF” in capital letters—if this is right, this is the setup of all time,” Limbaugh told his listeners, pointing to an opinion piece titled “Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack?”
Limbaugh then said, “So we could be looking here at a frame job, a pretty big setup. The [Obama] regime’s agenda appears to be eliminating dictators in favor of Muslim radicals.”
Limbaugh went further:
“There is evidence—mounting evidence that the rebels in Syria did indeed frame Assad for the chemical attack, but not only that but Obama, the regime, may have been complicit in it. There is mounting evidence that the White House knew and possibly have plan the Syrian chemical weapon attack by the opposition....I don’t want to over dramatize this but one thing I have learned with the Democrat Party with American leftists their objectives are not always as stated and they do lie....With these people everything is about Obama, its not about the people of Syria,...everything to these people is political
There is a growing amount of new evidence in the Middle East mostly affiliated with the Syrian Opposition and its sponsors and supporters which make a very strong case based on solid circumstantial evidence that the August 21st 2012 chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a pre-meditated provocation by the Syrian Opposition.”
As is the case with every charge Limbaugh makes, there is no evidence to back up his absurd charges. He cites a 4-page article chock full of statements, but no sources are named, no proof is offered—just baseless charges.
Limbaugh is engaged in political theater. The problem comes in when members of Congress like Yoho look at classified intelligence, see the evidence, get the facts, and then discount it in favor of a conspiracy theory being pushed by Limbaugh and other fools.
Not one Republican politician has come out since Tuesday to denounce these statements by the spiritual and moral thought-leader of the GOP. Some, however, are repeating Limbaugh’s crazy talk as if it were fact. How can there be an honest debate in a body that has so many members who believes a clown like Limbaugh over evidence?