This morning I listened to Rush Limbaugh devote most of the first hour of his show trying to convince his listening audience that he wasn’t a part of the Republican establishment. Oh, he never came right out and said that, instead he used Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, and her endorsement of Romney–terming it at one point as a betrayal of the Tea Party that helped her get elected–to do the convincing.
But anyone with a nose for political spin could tell what Rush was up to, especially when he opened the second hour with one of his famous phoney ads he runs to enlighten and entertain. This time, however, he joined in the chorus of establishment Republicans to bash Ron Paul. And that’s when I finally washed my hands of him.
Alienating any candidate’s supporters cannot be good business, but even more, the attack on Paul seemed to come right on cue, as if the entire panicky Republican Establishment corps got a phone call to begin the coordinated assault. They’re all too smart to actually send out a memo–paper trails and all that.
So, which is it, Rush? Are you or are you not a member of Republican establishment?
I switched his program off the minute he started his crap and I don’t feel the slightest inclination to resume listening to him. Unfortunately, too, in this radio market, Hannity’s radio show follows Rush’s, so I’m not inclined to listen to Sean much either.
Not that little old me would mean much to those two elite right-wing propaganda pushers. But Rush does this today, of all days, on the anniversary of the real Tea Party that begot us a revolution, a fine country and a Constitution.
After 23 years of listening to Rush Limbaugh, I realize now that he’s no more conservative than Newt Gingrich or Nancy Pelosi with his hawking the establishment Republican’s message, right on cue, like a good little Progressive soldier.
Oh, if this isn’t a year of grave disappointments–discovering that Boehner has no more spine than the rest of his Progressive Republican establishment, or that Michelle Bachman for all her claim of loving the Constitution would let herself be walked AWAY so easily from that Constitution in voting to extend the Patriot Act, or Romney trying to convince us all he’s less the Progressive traitor than Newt, who can’t make up his mind which side he’s on, until the bidding is over.
I support the only honest, and honestly consistent, man running. No one, not a Rush Limbaugh, not a Sean Hannity, not one person on this Earth is going to convince me that holding our noses to vote for the “lesser of two evils” in 2012 just as we’ve done for the last forty years and expecting a different result is anything less than outright insane.