"To people like... Randy, my family’s continued sacrifice for the good of this nation, spread out over more than half a century, is meaningless because we are Democrats. And, because we are Democrats, we are “libs,” whatever that childish and useless word means. And because we are “libs,” I guess, our opinions are meaningless.
This is childish, of course, and more than just craven. We live in a nation led to war by men who are demonstrable cowards, whose probable destruction of the democracy we once knew has been cheered by others who, by the measure I’ve laid out here, are cowards as well. Now, it is the cowards who strap on guns and carry automatic weapons to presidential speeches. At some point, you people will be met by a wave of principled intolerance, a fierce resistance to your appetite for the blood of other men’s sons.
That time can’t come soon enough, that time when my son’s generation, those men who were actually willing to stand, fight and die for all of you will say, enough. Honestly, many of you should be ashamed of yourselves."
A fellow South Dakota blogger, Madville Times editor, Cory Heidleberger seemed shocked by Rasmussen's willingness to be waterboarded.
"Randall, weren't you watching the last guy who took up a challenge like that?" wrote Heidleberger, and provided a link to a video wherein Chicago radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller allowed a U.S. Marine to waterboard him live, on air to prove the same claim Rasmussen made. Muller, as is now widely known to have changed his mind in six seconds.
Most bloggers seemed horrified at Rasmussen's offer, but one noted political activist, Donald Pay wrote, "I think Randy needs to submit three names of waterboarders he thinks are “qualified.” Then the Mount can vote on which one is going to torture him, er, excuse me, enhancely interrogate him."