Erick Erickson: Denouncing Cheney = Denouncing Jeebus
Former Wonkettewarring companion and current nut Erick Erickson of RedState has written a delightful post entitled, "The Peter Principle." Surely you all went to Sunday School -- FYI, if we discover any non-Christians reading Wonkette, we will decapitate & eat them -- and know about ol' Peter, the Rock of Jesus. Erickson writes, "Peter, under pressure and fear, denied Christ not just once, but three times. Peter, though, feared death. The strain on Peter was great. The rest of us, though, typically fear the opinions of others." And the rest of us, the modern-day Peters, Erickson suggests, are behaving the same way w/r/t three (3) modern-day Jesuses: Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, and Dick Cheney.
The incidents of late with Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Dick Cheney, and others is why I raise this. Putting it bluntly, were these guys on the left, their fellow leftists would at best be cheering them on and at worst silently nodding along. There wouldn’t be any on that side rushing to the nearest microphone to condemn them.
Compare that to the right, where they actually are. A large number of us are standing up to express our support for them and we’re met by derision from our own side. “Are you supporting what Mark Levin said to that woman?” one might ask derisively. Whether I am or not is not the point. The point is Mark Levin does a hell of a lot more for the cause than pretty much anyone asking the question, so shut the hell up and leave him alone.
Oh, in case you're wondering "What Mark Levin Said To That Woman" is (did someone post that already?), here's a snippet from his radio show:
LEVIN: Answer me this, are you a married woman? Yes or no?
LEVIN: Well I don’t know why your husband doesn’t put a gun to his temple. Get the hell out of here.
Eh, we side with Levin, sometimes people are just annoying. (100% of the time.) But it is all part of a larger fight between Levin, Conor Friedersdorf, David Frum, Rod Dreher, Dan Riehl, and other Internet babblers. Maybe Intern Riley can quicklink a nugget about this later, or we can just move on and write up anything else.
ANYWAY, Remember, Limbaugh/Levin/Cheney are Jesus, so go die if you disagree:
Peter denied Christ three times. Our goal should be to not deny Christ and also to not deny the valuable members of our own movement. Embracing them does not mean we embrace every word and every deed. But it should likewise mean we don’t race to the nearest microphone to condemn our own when they do something indiscrete. The people we should shun are the ones who are quick to throw the rest of us out for daring to stand up for our friends.
Because you don't want to go to hell, right?
The Peter Principle [RedState]