The Republicans are falling for it

I keep hearing this crap about how Rush me some pills Limbaugh is now the voice of the Republican party. He apparently represents this group of old, racist, bigoted, zealous white men who hate all that is not evil. It makes sense. But really, what has changed between a year ago and now? The Republicans took a whacking in the election because they represent bad ideas that conflict with reality, but what about Limbaugh? How has he changed? He was tops in the radio business before this. Why is now different? The answer is actually quite simple. The Republicans are idiots.

Republicans hate the media (bar Fox Noise). Everything that happens is media bias and they’re all “in the tank” for Obama. Okay, swell. But who is it that has elevated Limbaugh so much? He’s in the same position he was in 365 days ago. He hasn’t done anything different from being a hateful, stupid, immorally obese, moron of a man. What has happened is that the media has donned him an unofficial leader in the Republican party. But at the same time, it is impossible to read anything about the Republican party that doesn’t talk about how they’re purging their ranks. Anyone who is moderate is not part of Real America. Anyone who takes the middle road is really a Democrat.

So what has happened is that the media has crowned Limbaugh the king of the Republicans. At the same time, it is impossible to not point out that the Republicans are going from being absurdly wrong to being utterly and radically wrong – with no odd bright spots to lessen the darkness of the party. Limbaugh represents this perfectly. Mention his name and you set off a chain reaction. This man could never be elected to the national stage. Moderates and liberals alike would join ranks against his ultra-conservative, bigoted, dumb ideas. And the Republicans are letting the media tell them that this is their leader. Hell, Michael Steele made some minor comment dismissing something Limbaugh said not long ago. Within a day or two he was apologizing. It’s hilarious. The Republicans are going “pure” under the flabby wings of Limbaugh. Good. Give that a shot for the next few election cycles. See how it works out.

5 Responses

  1. The Republicans’ problem is that they have no idea what they stand for. Despite their claims of individualism, what they crave and respond to is authoritarianism, and Limbaugh plays the authoritative daddy for them so well. Whatever he says they believe, they believe, whether it’s consistent with what he said last week or not, they do what Daddy says.

  2. You’re wrong to say the media crowned Rush king of the Republicans. The media couldn’t just say “Limbaugh is the king Republican” and then have Michael Steele yield to him. Boss Hog had to have gained power on his own earlier for that to happen. And Limbaugh has been a person of influence on the American right for ages.

    Not to mention that Steele was essentially a figurehead anyway, with the Republicans picking a black man to try to remains current after Obama’s election. Of course their malice towards Hispanics in the wake of the Sotomayor nomination has completely under-cut their “racial equality” facade.

    Steele was like the token Black kid in an overly PC 80s cartoon: powerless, pointless, and present only for appearance’s sake.

  3. […] Rush Earned his Title Note: This post was originally a comment here. […]

  4. Limbaugh hasn’t done anything different recently, however. The media is using him as a barometer for the Republican party, it would seem.

  5. Man, those JibJab guys crack me up.

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