You can read his post defending the #StopRush attacks here.
My sequence of Twitter posts that's annoyed Little Matty stems from Rush Limbaugh's taking the easy bait offered by Sandra Fluke, that gal who wants free ones; who wants to drive her vajayjay as a clown-car but doesn't want to take enough personal responsibility to pay for birth control (a cheap rubber if you can't afford the $9.00/mo. WalMart gets)...she expects someone else to pay for it; in her case, a Catholic University, Georgetown. Democrats, ever-eager to pander to any old gender or racial group seeking special treatment, orchestrated a Partisan meeting where they let the bimbo speak.
Along comes Rush, being Rush, and he took her to task unmercifully. A trap was sprung: WAR ON WOMEN! the Left screeched. The howling was amplified by Media Matters (that Eric Boehlert outfit; he's one nassty Dirty Socialist) and other far-Left 'brain trusts' that exist just to advance their agendas at opportune moments like this (a 'brain trust' of which little Matt must be a sooper-dooper member). So, instead of focusing on Barack Obama's miserable failures in Matters Economic and his inability to create even shovel-ready jobs, we must listen to these fools drumbeat for Rush's head on a platter.
So, I give them things to talk about, with some virulent tweets. Good for me.
Here's the comment I left for little Matty. It might not stay up there; being of the far-Left, he likes to control the narratives to suit his agendas, ignoring anything that doesn't pass 'mustard' in their newly-imagined Ministry of Truth.
Meh. You're just trying to make yourself (a far-Left Liberal Progressive; unnatural in American politics, certainly unnatural to the founders of this Republic) somehow look better, given the hateful tactics you've embraced. I simply return tit for tat, as Alinsky suggested. I know you've heard of him.
There you go, Matty. Slather it on.
Fact is, your Party is now unrecognizable; it's shifted so far-Left that this Republic is faltering, in danger of CHANGE to a state that not even you would appreciate, if you were truly being honest.
I voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976, and for Al Gore for TN Rep then TN Senator for several cycles. But then the Democratic party started visibly shifting so far to Left that I had to leave; Bill Clinton's attacks on the 2nd Amendment was the very last straw. I can't look back, or look at Democrats without seeing an alien-to-American political species; Democrats are now as alien a species to America as is the Asian Carp.
You, personally, should try to step back, and see what collective damage your chosen ideology has done to this nation; LBJ's 'Great Society wasn't, and Obama's amorphous promise of CHANGE you probably can't decipher, either.
I'll tell you this: you won't like the brick wall you're speeding towards. Not one damned bit.
Oh, here's the pshop that excited these clowns. But they stated "Use it as you will". Never say that around me! )
The original source photo...
...which is itself a damned, onerous lie; Rush never says anything about desiring anyone or any ethnicity or gender to fail (well, except Obama, and he certainly nailed that!), anyone who works hard and doesn't expect handouts. This sort of lie is exactly what the #StopRush group proudly and eagerly puts forth.
And, my 'fixed' version...
...because I like to tell the damned truth, and I can do so so damned well.
Rush Limbaugh has been kicking their collective LeftLibProgg asses for, what, 30 years? And they CAN'T STAND IT! Therefore, this orchestrated maneuver to put him down.
He hurts 'em, yes he does, precious, he hurts 'em every day for three hours a day. And they hates, hates, HATES! him for it.
As an ideology, the Left's deserves to be so skewered, every chance we get.
UPDATE: MATT OSBORNE WANTS TO JIHAD!
Who, exactly, is this Matt Osborne fellow? Not a lawyer at all; not even a highly-respected Left-Wing Blogger of note. I feel a bit of a let-down, that they'd send such a low-ranking private-plebe to take me to task.
This Matt Osborne (hereafter known as Bubba) fellow is from Florence, Alabama. ALABAMA! Bubba, I'm impressed, let me tell you. So impressed that I've a wide smile on my stone face.
Here's more: Bubba applied for a 'Netroots Democracy for America' Scholarship! That's right, the Nutroots have scholarships for improving their trolls! Let's see what we find...well, the DFA page for Scholarship Applicant #1452 (Bubba) is missing; we get a '404 not found' message. Damned memory hole! Thankfully, g00gle supplies a webcache...
Name: Matt Osborne Location: Florence, AL Freedom of the press belongs to the owner of the press. The press is a keyboard, a webcam, or a mouse. Own your freedom. Add your support
A little about meRelentlessly factual policy wonk. Diehard proletarian. Not scared.
I would describe myself as ablogger
Why I deserve a Netroots Nation ScholarshipI would use all 250 words but at the moment I am also busy pinning articles for policymakers and helping organize a pressure campaign on Rush Limbaugh's sponsors. I also have a project next week to webcast the Alabama abortion bill debate. So I'm a little busy, and you'll just have to take my word that I've earned the trip by being the change instead of poutraging at the lack of it.
I manage these blogsOsborne Ink
The blogs I use most areBob Cesca's Awesome Blog Go!
Progressive Congress News Transit & Urban Development Feed
What first inspired me to get involvedCulture warriors came for my mind, and I wasn't giving it to them. At 15, I responded to censorship in my community and my textbooks by helping to start the ACLU's first Alabama chapter.
How I've gotten others involvedToday, I reacted to the news about Rush Limbaugh losing a sponsor by finding the Twitter accounts of his advertisers, then recruiting followers to tweet them and ask them to withdraw sponsorship. As these advertisers announced withdrawal, I retweeted them and thanked them. This all involved crowd participation -- a "virtual riot" that remained disciplined and well-behaved. I wasn't the only one, but I was part, and many followed. A cool online action. One of many. (UPDATE: one week later, we've convinced 33 advertisers to withdraw their sponsorship and gotten at least two radio stations to remove his show and I am highly focused on removing him from Armed Forces Radio - http://bit.ly/x1wkSP copy/paste the URL to sign our White House petition!)
My "Twitter faction" uses a hashtag, #1stAL, in memory of the 1st Alabama Union Volunteer Cavalry. That's right, sons of Alabama took up arms to defend the Union.
The blog post I am most proud ofhttp://www.osborneink.com/2011/09/epa-smog-rules-freakout-is-ridiculou.html
More about my volunteer workI am a volunteer with Progressive Congress News. I scour the 'tubes every day looking for transit & urban development policy information. This goes into a Twitter stream as well as Congressional staffer email inboxes. And I always have a project: right now, I am trying to master a 'bot that will let me set up a news feed like Progressive Congress News for Coal River Mountain Watch.
My Twitter manifesto on online activismTechnology liberates those who liberate themselves.
My suggested bumper sticker sloganCulture Warriors: come for the party, stay for the jihad
My idea for a cool new online actionA clock showing the number of jobs created (0), destroyed (too many), the number of abortion-related bills in the 112th Congress (also too many) and the number of anti-EPA votes. Believe it or not, this information fits in one tweet (I've done it). Let's have it tweet at Republican House leaders every day from an automated Twitter account so we can all re-tweet it. A simple but adjustable widget would let bloggers put it in sidebars everywhere.
Heh. "Culture Warriors: come for the party, stay for the jihad"
Matt (but I'm also almost a CENTRIST!) Osborne, on his DFA Nutroots Scholarship application blurb, missing in 404 Memory Hole land, but helpfully available RI'CHEER! (click to see full-size, and in focus):
"My suggested bumper sticker slogan
Culture Warriors: come for the party, stay for the jihad"
Bubba, don't you ever speak to me about my calling you out for your Gestapo-like tactics of Ideologically Terrorist-Trolling Rush Limbaugh advertisers!
YOU HEAD-BEHEADER JIHADIST WANNABE YOU~!