More revelations from Rush Limbaugh on his program yesterday:
There have been a bunch of things going on in Congress, some of this legislation coming out of there that I have just cringed at, and it has been difficult coming in here, trying to make the case for it when the people who are supposedly in favor of it can’t even make the case themselves — and to have to come in here and try to do their jobs. I’m a radio guy! I understand what this program has become in America and I understand the leadership position it has. I was doing what I thought best, but at this point, people who don’t deserve to have their water carried, or have themselves explained as they would like to say things but somehow aren’t able to, I’m not under that kind of pressure.
Again, Rush has done a tremendous disservice to conservatives, to his listeners, and ultimately to himself. Without intending to, he has allowed the flaws of the GOP to taint himself, and it will take a while for him to recover I think. Now that he has made this admission, people will ask, “Is he really saying what he thinks, or is he just carrying water for his team, which he really doesn’t agree with?” The same goes for the Republicans in general. If they try to go back to promoting principles like those in the “Contract with America,” who is going to believe them now? It will take a while for them to convince people that they are sincere.
This is the price you pay when you hold back or are not honest about what you really think.