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Rush Limbaugh: 4.2 million, Democrats: zero by Emerald City Elephant

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh has a long history of standing up for the military — Democrats have a long history of smearing them, slandering them, slashing their funding and throwing away their votes

But lest you think Democrats hate everyone in the military, they finally found a service member they could stand up for:

In the segment where Limbaugh made the “phony soldiers” comment, he discussed Jesse Macbeth, who was sentenced to five months in prison last month for faking his military service. The Tacoma, Wash., man was kicked out of the Army after six weeks at Fort Benning, GA in 2003, but he later claimed to have participated in war crimes in Iraq and tried to position himself as a leader of the anti-war movement.

Rush was criticizing MacBeth and others who have been fraudulently representing themselves as Iraq war verterans and then using their phony credentials to speak out against the war.

But Democrats had just been taken to the woodshed for refusing to denounce for their ad calling General Petraeus a liar and a traitor, and they wanted revenge! They blasted Limbaugh for smearing soldiers who disagreed with him. The fact that their charges were entirely dishonest notwithstanding, they sent a letter, signed by 40 Democrat leaders, to Limbaugh’s boss, the CEO of Clear Channel.

The Oct. 2 letter to Clear Channel Communications Inc. sought an apology from Limbaugh and a public repudiation from the company. It was signed by 41 senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Chris Dodd. [read more]

Never one to take Democrats stalinist tactics lying down, Limbaugh obtained the original letter and put it up for auction on Ebay.

Two weeks later, Rush has given the dishonest Democrats a political schooling by turning their letter into a charitable contribution of $2.1 million dollars to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation — a charity for the survivors of those killed in the line of duty. The auction set an all-time record for the most expensive item ever sold for charity on E Bay. Rush is going to match the donation.

Final Score?

Rush Limbaugh:  4.2 million

Democrats:           Zero

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