The mad push is on by the conservative movement to make "political correctness' their major campaign issue to run on. Not the economy or our national security and their first aim is to re-write the actual meaning of the phrase "political correctness." Ben Carson started this nonsense because he's so easily stumped on so many issues that he just throws the term around as if it's a "one-size-fits-all" clothes designation.
On Sunday, Donald Trump told George Stephanopoulos that he wants to bring back waterboarding to protect us against terrorism..
"I would bring it back, I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they do to us," he opined. "I would absolutely bring back interrogation and strong interrogation."
On the same show, Ben Carson even equated discussing the horrors of waterboarding to "political correctness."
Number one, he said we should bring back those enhanced interrogation techniques, which President Obama discontinued like waterboarding. Do you agree?
CARSON: I agree that there's no such thing as political correctness when you're fighting an enemy who wants to destroy you and everything that you have anything to do with. And I'm not one who is real big on telling the enemy what we're going to do and what we're not going to do.
Now we have Rush Limbaugh doing the same thing today on his radio program, but making a sick justification for using it..
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Now, this next question is so predictable and it's classic. George Stephanopoulos, little George, wants to find out from [Donald] Trump what he thinks of waterboarding. This is right out of the anti-George Bush, Democrat Party playbook. This is borne of the belief that every American is appalled that we would ever engage in any kind of enhanced interrogation technique. This is rooted in the belief that all Americans are sickened by interrogation techniques engaged in by the United States during the Bush administration. And because they think everybody is sickened by it, they now ask Trump if he supports -- has waterboarding come up in this campaign? Just let me ask you. It's like when Stephanopoulos asked [Mitt] Romney about contraception. It wasn't even -- it wasn't in anybody's rearview mirror, it wasn't anybody's down the road in the future. It was just nothing. And now here comes waterboarding. Out of the blue, out of nowhere. It's a set up, it's designed for Trump to fall into a trap, so they can then start doing to Trump what they think they succeeded in doing to Bush, making him pro-torture, mean, un-American. I'm fascinated the way the libs define un-American, by the way. I'm really fascinated [by] that.↓ Story continues below ↓
LIMBAUGH: I guarantee you, from Media Matters and the Daily Kos to every pajama-clad, left-wing lunatic out there, there'd just be -- oh my god, well he just came out for torture. [INAUDIBLE] And they're scared now. They're scared Trump's going to waterboard. And they're opposed, and they just can't -- they thought they'd done away with this, and Trump's just unapologetic. He didn't hem haw around. And so the media, Trump's pro-waterboarding, hasn't hurt. Note the way he framed it, it's peanuts compared to what they do to us. What's missing in questions like this, Stephanopoulos and his liberal buddies ask is, they have no idea what the majority of the American people think about how to deal with people trying to destroy this country.
Most people think the purpose of war is to kill people and break things better than the other side does to the point they surrender. This is not patty-cake, there is no political correctness in war. And these guys, Stephanopoulos, do not get it. They think these are home run questions, they cannot understand Trump's answer helping him, because they do not understand the majority of the American people and they do not understand the way a majority of Americans in this country define patriotism. That is a huge divide between Democrats and liberals and normal people, particularly in the media.
the entire 2016 GOP clown car has said so many insane things that asking if Trump would bring back waterboarding was a valid question.
Waterboarding is torture, idiots. We've signed treaties and prosecuted enemies worldwide that used waterboarding on our own soldiers in past conflicts. It's not a PC thing at all. We all know that torture doesn't work for information so the point of becoming a torture nation is to inflict a type of biblical justice. Plain and simple. i wish they would just say that already.
We're not yet at the stage of the game when Conservatives are calling for an "eye for an eye" system to be put into place, but make no mistake about it, we are almost there.
I imagine we aren't too far off from the time where Limbaugh calls for the chopping of heads in the public square.
I wonder if he would want to bring back the guillotine too?