Rushslide buries Democrats as Obama fails.
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What Rush Limbaugh’s critics have miscalculated is this. As his friend Sean Hannity says, Rush is the Babe Ruth of talk radio. It should never be forgotten that when Babe Ruth stepped onto a baseball diamond — he was never alone. He had teammates. And the stands at Yankee Stadium and every place else he played were filled with cheering fans.
In the drive to target Rush Limbaugh, millions of Americans — from fellow talk radio stars to Fox News to the vast audience of average Americans — listened and watched these White House-directed anti-Limbaugh screeds first with amazement, then a growing incredulity which finally gave way to outrage.
Because all knew at the end of the day that as sure as God made little green apples what began with Rush would end with everyday Americans. You. Your friends. Your neighbors. The barber, the housewife, the independent, the Catholic, Protestant, or Jew and, yes, the law-abiding everyday Muslim. The college student, the entrepreneur, the doctor, the plumber. Americans all — every one dreaming dreams that somebody in Washington from the President on down was scheming to control, to limit, to regulate, to tax — and ultimately control to the point of ruin. And sure enough, like clockwork, as the Tea Party burst into existence these average Americans were targeted just as was Rush. Now it wasn’t just Rush who was being smeared, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid/liberal media attack machine had turned against these everyday Americans, savaging them as nothing more than a collection of racists, Nazis, and “teabaggers,” for resisting their obsession with controlling Americans’ every last movement in life while spending the country into trillions of debt as far as the next several generations could see. Americans who had heard Rush predict that the Obama-era would bring an all-out assault on American values realized just short of the nick-of-time not only that he was right, but that it was up to them to stop this assault in its tracks.
And so they did.
Obama, as Rush Limbaugh predicted, has in fact now failed. Nancy Pelosi is out of a job. And thanks to Rush Limbaugh, a new generation of Americans is learning that conservatism is not simply cool — more importantly they are learning collectivism isn’t smart.
But lest there be any doubt, this fight will continue. Not all races were won last night — not all races will ever be won. Harry Reid is still there. No one in all of American history has won a unanimous election — with the solitary exception of George Washington. 2012 lies ahead. Fortunately for conservatives, for the Republican Party — and America — there is one certainty as this battle continues:
Rush Limbaugh will be on the air.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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