I caught the last part of Chris Wallace’s interview with Rush Limbaugh last Sunday and was pleased to have it confirmed as being a huge success. That confirmation came from David Axelrod on CBS’ “Face the Nation” when he dismissed Limbaugh as an entertainer.
Said Axelrod, “He does it every day on radio. He’s marketing the outrageous. And he does very well with it. But, as I said, he’s an entertainer. We’ve got bigger responsibilities.”
Funny, and here all this time I thought it was BHO who was marketing the outrageous, with government-run health care being his latest ShamWow. But there’s no question that BHO and The Boys have bigger responsibilities – like, for example, fundamentally changing a democratic republic into a socialist police state.
One thing kids should be taught at a young age is that when someone belittles another person’s words and dismisses him as a kook, an entertainer or “not a serious person,” it’s usually a sign of fear, jealousy or both. Intelligent, mature adults of goodwill do not dismiss opposing viewpoints. They listen, weigh what the other person has to say, then, if warranted, express their disagreement in a civilized manner.
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The far left is almost embarrassingly childish in using the same old, not-so-clever tactic against everyone who opposes its views, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck being two other prominent targets that come to mind.
What is obvious to anyone who doesn’t wear a Marxist pacemaker is that, in reality, the White House and the progressive Congress are terrified of folks like Limbaugh, Palin and Beck – not to mention John Stossel, Sean Hannity and a long list of conservative talk-radio hosts – and, of course, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sen. Jim DeMint and a number of other libertarian-centered conservatives operating in the belly of the beast.
Some of the points Rush Limbaugh made that I particularly liked include:
- “It is unconstitutional to force people to have health insurance.” Finally, someone said it! Obamacare is not a health-care issue. It’s a freedom issue. Where in the hell did anyone get the idea that the government has a constitutional right to force supposedly free citizens to purchase anything?
Too many people – particularly television commentators – are missing the point on this one. The ongoing babble about everyone agreeing that health care needs to be “reformed” should be rejected out of hand, because the constitutional reality is that health care is none of the government’s business.
- When Wallace asked Limbaugh whether he sees the Republican Party as a big-tent party or a small-tent party, he unhesitatingly answered, “Big tent.” He then went on to explain that the big tent is the country.
It’s amazing to me how many people – particularly Republicans – seem to ignore poll after poll that shows that Americans are overwhelmingly conservative. If Republicans want to avoid extinction, they do need to make their tent bigger – much bigger.
But the way to accomplish that is not by inviting more No-Brain-McCain people into the party. It’s by sticking to their core principles and selling voters on the incredible benefits of less government and more individual sovereignty. They might also think long and hard about the results of last Tuesday’s elections.
- As to BHO’s being “immature, inexperienced, in over his head,” while I agree with Rush on his assessment, I give BHO a bit more credit than he does. I believe the Duplicitous Despot knows exactly what he’s doing: relentlessly carrying out an agenda to, as he himself put it, “fundamentally change America.”
Does anyone seriously believe that appointments like John Holdren, Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd and Anita Dunn are simply a string of coincidences? The King of Narcissism didn’t just skim-read “Rules for Radicals.” Saul Alinsky’s childish, fuzzy ideas are deeply ingrained in his gray matter.
- Perhaps the best of Rush came out when Wallace asked him, with regard to his purported $400 million radio contract, how anyone could possibly be worth that much money. Said Limbaugh, “Because that’s what people are willing to pay me.”
Try explaining that to the President of Community Organizers and his capitalism-is-evil flock of thugs. More prominent conservatives and libertarians need to have the courage to make bold, honest statements in defense of capitalism.
Capitalism is not something to be embarrassed about. I’m proud to say that I believe in economic freedom. Aside from the moral superiority of capitalism, a nice bonus is that economic freedom gives people at the bottom of the economic ladder the greatest opportunity to better their existence.
Like most people who have finally stopped celebrating the election of America’s first “black” president, Limbaugh sees a landslide for Republicans in 2010. But the one thing he did not say – something that I’ve been warning about since BHO was elected – is that there may not be elections in 2010.
As I’ve said before, I don’t want to be on record as predicting it, because I don’t want to believe it will actually happen. But I do think it’s wise to be prepared if something catastrophic should occur before November 2010 that would give Chairman Obama an excuse to declare a “state of emergency” and “postpone” the elections.
Barring that, yes, Republicans – and perhaps a number of independents – will sweep out much of the trash in the halls of Congress in 2010. Then we can all sit back, arms folded, and say to the new power holders, “OK, folks, now prove to us that you understand the Constitution.”
What their response will be remains to be seen.