Well, if you're looking for how the red states will react I suppose you could pay attention to him.
On your little speech...I'm sure there were people out there saying Rush's comments were unwarranted and indecent. But since nobody pays attention to Rush (except bloggers) why would they bother with comments on his comments?
Also, I don't hear anyone saying the comments would harm the troops. Could be wrong. Bush called it "indecent" and some other such nonsense.
What you are missing, apparently, is the entire purpose of the mobilization. Moveon gave the Republican establishment a hammer to use on the Democratic candidates. Maybe they were "just trying to start a dialogue" but certainly one would expect (maybe not you...but the more generic you) that anyone running to be the CIC of the military is going to need to respond. If they don't, or if they do it poorly, they have simply given their opponents something to hammer on for the next 14 months.