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If Conor Friedersdorf wants to label Rush Limbaugh “objectionable,” I’ll volunteer to be the first to rise to the bait.
What is Rush Limbaugh? Is he a partisan political operative? Does he collect his paycheck from the Republican National Committee? Or is he, alternatively, an idealistic philosopher in an ivory tower, pondering obscure questions of the greater good?
No, Rush is a professional broadcaster whose livelihood is dependent on attracting listeners and advertisers to his show. Nevertheless, let us stipulate that Limbaugh is also a patriotic American who wants what is best for his country. Why, therefore, would he launch “Operation Chaos,” with the stated objective of tying the Democratic primary race into an ugly knot?
Short answer: Rush believes that what is bad for the Democratic Party is good for America. (If you want to argue that point, take it up with Rush.)
My problem with your “risk-averse approach,” Conor, is your apparent belief that there would be any meaningful policy difference between an Obama administration and a Clinton administration. I see no basis for such a belief. Any consideration of electing the better of the two Democrats is a non-starter, if both are equally bad — or if each is at least so bad that there’s no point trying to calculate which is worse.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
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.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?