Tarry for the Nonce

March 4, 2009

And For Those of Us Who *Like* Rush Limbaugh . . .

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 8:42 pm

The vilification of Rush Limbaugh is a rather odd political strategy on the part of the White House.

In the first place, it’s demeaning for the highest office in the land to personally attack a private citizen with such an obvious mis-representation – a fact which will be immediately evident when their spotlight increases the size of his audience.

In the second place, it highlights the very fact that the Republican leadership hasn’t been listening to Rush Limbaugh for years . . . and that they probably ought to.

In the third place, it’s just annoying inasmuch as Rush Limbaugh has no intention of running for political office and conservative Republicans (like me) are desperately searching for some Republican leader to arise. It’s rather depressing that the Republican leadership lacks Limbaugh’s gift as a communicator.

Oh, well. It seems the Democrats have glommed onto some poll that indicates that people under 40 have a negative view of Rush Limbaugh. But, of course, people under 40 are also not listening to AM radio of any sort, so they poll by regurgitating the opinions produced from late-night SNL skits – a phenomenon I was frankly shocked to find quite prevalent during the last election, when I personally knew seemingly bright, informed people who based their political opinion of Sarah Palin on Tina Fey’s comic spoof. Insanity.)

In any case, I maintain that disapproval of Rush Limbaugh stems almost exclusively from individuals who have never listened to his program for any considerable length of time and have difficulty understanding the difference between “leadership” and “commentary.” True leadership is restrained. Political commentator Rush Limbaugh is not.

I swear, I have to do everything in my power to avoid the press briefings of Robert L. Gibbs. His fatuity makes me despair for the future of the world. How I long for the days of Tony Snow!


1 Comment »

  1. Come on now Laura. 🙂 The SNL skits weren’t [i]that[/i] far removed from the real Palin interview.

    Comment by Howard The Social Liberal — March 6, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

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