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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:24 PM
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Why Rush is Wrong
Source: Newsweek

Why Rush is Wrong

The party of Buckley and Reagan is now bereft and dominated by the politics of Limbaugh. A conservative's lament.


It wasn't a fight I went looking for. On March 3, the popular radio host Mark Levin opened his show with an outburst (he always opens his show with an outburst): "There are people who have somehow claimed the conservative mantle You don't even know who they are They're so irrelevant It's time to name names ! The Canadian David Frum: where did this a-hole come from? In the foxhole with other conservatives, you know what this jerk does? He keeps shooting us in the back Hey, Frum: you're a putz."

Now, of course, Mark Levin knows perfectly well where I come from. We've known each other for years, had dinner together. I'm a conservative Republican, have been all my adult life. I volunteered for the Reagan campaign in 1980. I've attended every Republican convention since 1988. I was president of the Federalist Society chapter at my law school, worked on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal and wrote speeches for President Bushnot the "Read My Lips" Bush, the "Axis of Evil" Bush. I served on the Giuliani campaign in 2008 and voted for John McCain in November. I supported the Iraq War and (although I feel kind of silly about it in retrospect) the impeachment of Bill Clinton. I could go on, but you get the idea.


I mention all this not because I expect you to be fascinated with my life story, but to establish some bona fides. In the conservative world, we have a tendency to dismiss unwelcome realities. When one of us looks up and murmurs, "Hey, guys, there seems to be an avalanche heading our way," the others tend to shrug and say, he's a "squish" or a RINORepublican in Name Only.

Levin had been provoked by a blog entry I'd posted the day before on my site, NewMajority.com. Here's what I wrote: President Obama and Rush Limbaugh do not agree on much, but they share at least one thing: Both wish to see Rush anointed as the leader of the Republican party.


Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/id/188279
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:35 PM
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1. Mark Levin is right:
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 11:43 PM by Tangerine LaBamba
Frum is a putz. World-class, as his Fearless Leader might have said.

I love when these scum start devouring each other. Shows you exactly what they're made of, and while it's not pretty, I do enjoy watching it. The wreck-on-the-side-of-the-highway syndrome. I admit to it, and I glory in it.

May they feast for a good long time.

On edit: these self-styled "conservatives" are nothing but rabid rightwingers. A true conservative is repulsed by what they are. I hope to hell the fucking deification of that asshole Reagan has come to an end. He was not as bad as Chimpy Fucknuts in terms of what he did to our country, but he was pretty damn close........
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:45 PM
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2. Please tell me that Rush is NOT breaking news
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:05 AM
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4. Rush is NOT breaking news ...
he is, however, breaking wind.
:rofl:
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RJ Connors Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:49 PM
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3. Rush knows what he is doing.
"The worse conservatives do, the more important Rush becomes as leader of the ardent remnant. The better conservatives succeed, the more we become a broad national governing coalition, the more Rush will be sidelined."

This guy gets it, Rush is in the game for Rush and will sell anybody out to improve his financial status. Let us hope that Republicans never figure this out.
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pasto76 Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:05 AM
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5.  supported the Iraq War and (although I feel kind of silly about it in retrospect)
well OK. I was skeptical of the reasons being given us as well. If you have looked at evidence that has come to light since 2002, and it has affected you opinion of our involvement in Iraq, that all anyone asks for. Acknowledge reality. Its the folks who STILL claim WMD were found over there that drives everyone fucking nuts.


On the otherhand, you wanted President Clinton to be removed for a lying about a blowjob, but lying about invading a country is OK?

SGT PASTO
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Jansen Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:17 AM
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8. not about the war
the way I read that sentence, he doesn't feel silly about supporting the war.

if he'd said the (I feel silly about it in retrospect) before the 'and' then, yeah, silly about supporting the war. He's feeling remorse for supporting the Clinton impeachment, and I imagine at this point it's because of how vulnerable his party is considering the standard applied to Clinton. In my mind, the only concern is for his own reputation, concern that he won't be on the winning side. Afterall, that is what I think attracts so many people to the GOP. The concern that they have to be on the winning side, whatever the cost, ethics, loyalty, right/wrong, what have you.. be damned.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:31 AM
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6. Just crazy-glue the whole GOP to that oxycontin-addled turd's ass. He's their poster boy.
He's been their fart and sole for nearly 20 years. Fuck 'em.
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:15 AM
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7. Rush is a fat, cowardly, Nazi jerk who belongs in jail
Other than that, I don't have any problem with the guy :)............
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:18 AM
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9. " he cannot be allowed to be the public face" ...as always with the republic party,
it's the look of the thing, not the substance.

It's not the torture, it's the PHOTOS!

It's not the "man who is aggressive and bombastic, cutting and sarcastic, who dismisses the concerned citizens in network news focus groups as "losers." With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgence"...it's the PUBLIC FACE!

Guess what david; too many Americans just aren't dumb enough (at least not anymore) for the republic party.
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jimnasium Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 04:12 AM
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10. Good times for us!
When a talk show host is the defacto leader of the repukes...

We have plenty more elections that we're going to win...

Can you say... 2/3 majorities in both houses in '10???

I can...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:50 AM
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11. What a pack of putzes....
They are all republicons. Nuf' said. Can't go any lower.
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