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.