Forty-one Senate Democrats signed a letter to Clear Channel Communications CEO Mark Mays condemning Rush Limbaugh for things he didn’t say. What’s most telling is that Hillary Clinton, who wouldn’t vote to condemn’s ‘Gen. Betray Us’ ad, and Barack Obama, who wouldn’t vote on the resolution condemning, signed this condemnation letter against Rush. Here’s what the letter said:

Our troops are fighting and dying to bring to others the freedoms that many take for granted. It is unconscionable that Mr. Limbaugh would criticize them for exercising the fundamentally American right to free speech. Mr. Limbaugh has made outrageous remarks before, but this affront to our soldiers is beyond the pale.

Here’s how Mark Mays responded:

Mr. Limbaugh’s comments have stirred alot of emotion, and I have carefully read the transcript from the episode in question. I hope that you will appreciate that I can not speak with authority as to whom Mr. Limbaugh’s comments were directed, or what was his intent. Only Mr. Limbaugh can speak to those issues, which he has done.

I can say, however, that over the years, Mr. Limbaugh has repeatedly praised the dedication and valor of our brave men and women in uniform. Given Mr. Limbaugh’s history of support for our soldiers, it would be unfair for me to assume his statements were intended to personally indict combat soldiers simply because they didn’t share his own views on the war in Iraq.

Mays’ statement politely said that Reid’s insinuations were absurd. Mays’ pointing out that Rush has a “history of support for our soldiers.” Mays said that that’s the biggest reason why he couldn’t agree with the Senate’s letter. I further suspect that the hyperpartisan tone of the Senate’s letter helped Mays not take their letter seriously.

Here’s the list of Democrats signing the letter:

Harry Reid, Majority Leader
Richard Durbin, Assistant Majority Leader
Charles Schumer, Vice Chairman, Democratic Conference
Patty Murray,
Secretary, Democratic Conference
Daniel Akaka
Max Baucus
Barbara Boxer
Sherrod Brown
Robert Byrd
Benjamin Cardin
Tom Carper
Bob Casey
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Kent Conrad
Christopher Dodd
Byron Dorgan
Dianne Feinstein
Tom Harkin
Daniel Inouye
Edward M. Kennedy
John Kerry
Amy Klobuchar
Mary Landrieu
Frank Lautenberg
Patrick Leahy
Carl Levin
Blanche Lincoln
Bob Menendez
Barbara Mikulski
Bill Nelson
Barack Obama
Jack Reed
Jay Rockefeller
Ken Salazar
Debbie Stabenow
Jon Tester
Jim Webb
Sheldon Whitehouse
Ron Wyden

Keep this list in mind if you want a list of the liberal senators who are the most intellectually dishonest. They signed this letter knowing that Reid’s diatribe was contrived.

What does that tell you about the types of things that Democrats will attempt turning into a tempest in a teapot?

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

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