Monday Michael Steele got taken behind the woodshed by Limbaugh, de-trousered and birched but good. To put it mildly, he had it coming, and I personally enjoyed it. However, if you heard Steele’s ‘apology’ it’s clear he didn’t learn his lesson, and if he does not figure it out very quickly, he will set new records for ‘Least Noticed Person In America’.
So I ask: Hey, anybody else want some? McConnell? Boehner? McCain and the rest of the RMSP party traitors? The gang at Weekly Standard? O’Reilly? Would any more of you high-ranking muckety-mucks in the Republican Party, and self-appointed ‘conservative’ pundits, like to dish (yet again) on conservatives and conservatism? Any more of you care to try to suck up to leftists and racists by accepting their criminally ignorant, slanderous depictions of Republicans and conservatives? Is it important to you to be seen as reasonable and independent by the hard-left Marxist media and the Democrats in Washington? [you may not know it, but their name for you is ‘useful idiots’. Just sayin’.]
You had better wake up. Maybe YOU want to be the Republican Wing of the Democratic Party, but that’s not what grassroots Republicans want. After three generations of doing that (with a few deviations like Reagan and the 1994 Contract With America), we’re SO done with your way.
We’re sick to death of candidates who talk conservative on the campaign trail, then go to Washington and turn into mealy-mouth, compromising Democrat lapdogs and useful idiots for the left-wing press. No more.
Even after the disastrous election cycles of 2006 and 2008, Republican Leadership continues to give us more of the same. But the grassroots are fully in war mode, and leadership seems (stunningly) unaware of how increasingly out of touch they are with the party constituency. Senate and House leadership looks little different than it did previously, and ditto for the RNC. Still stuck in squish hell. We gave you a little rope, hoping you had learned something. What a waste.
Rush Limbaugh is a formidable force. Do you know why? Because he says what conservatives believe, and he is extraordinarily articulate, witty, insightful, and yes, courageous. There is a very large portion of Americans that still strongly believe what the Founding Fathers believed, and don’t care much for what Alinsky and Marx believed. You might think Rush (and his 20 million listeners) gauche, obtuse, obvious, unsophisticated, and ignorant. That’s OK, because we think you are self-important gas-bag idiots without a lick of common sense, with DC-centric tunnel vision and no idea what real America and real Americans are. When pressed, we can do disdain better than you can too.
Nowadays there are a whole lot of us. We’ve rejected your so-called vision for the party, and we’re finally upset enough to organize and do something about it. Conservatives are taking over the party. You are already seeing the signs. Primaries are coming, too [hello, Arlen!]. Thanks to your lack of vision and courage, the left is one month into a 4-year full frontal assault on the Constitution, on freedom, on the free market, and on everything that made America great, saving America from the left has become the Prime Directive. It’s a war footing now, and you can either lead, follow, or get trampled.
I don’t much care which you do.