Daniel Larison is one of the few conservatives not drinking the kool-aid:
There is a widespread and quite wrong conservative interpretation of the present political moment as being very much like 1993, but where Clinton mistook a repudiation of Bush for an endorsement of an aggressive Democratic agenda it is the GOP that has misread what just happened last year. Most of the right seems to expect a replay of ‘93-’94, and so are sticking to the same tactics that they used then (including the turn to Limbaugh and the return of Gingrich)…
Conservatives seem to have spent the last year rapidly regressing from cheering on lame politicians who could at least intelligently recite their platitudes (Romney) to worshipping pseudo-populists who could not even do that (Palin) to elevating random guys who didn’t like taxes (the Plumber) to rallying around a radio host who makes Romney’s own brand of Reagan nostalgia and three-legs-of-the-stoolism seem deep and meaningful by comparison. Of course, there isn’t that much substantively different between Romney’s opportunistic recitations and Limbaugh’s boilerplate, but at least with Romney you knew that he was capable of saying something else and would have said it if he had thought it was to his advantage. The boilerplate is not only all Limbaugh knows how to say, but if you pressed him to elaborate on any of it he would just repeat himself.
“Rush Limbaugh is a has-been hypocrite loser, who craves attention. His right-wing lunacy sounds like Mikhail Gorbachev, extolling the virtues of communism. Limbaugh actually was more lucid when he was a drug addict. If America ever did 1 percent of what he wanted us to do, then we’d all need pain killers.”
–Florida Rep. Alan Grayson
Hat Tip: Down With Tyranny
It has been reported that several people such as Mr. Pat Buchanan and Mr. Rush Limbaugh feel that Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama was racially motivated. Never mind the fact that Mr. Powell has many more motivations that would drive him to act in such a manner.
Now, if former Secretary of State James Baker, who is a white man, were to endorse Senator John McCain (which he in fact did), does that make Mr. Baker a racially motivated bigot?
In fact, if you want to see an excellent systematic breakdown of why Colin Powell made his endorsement, Jed Lewison of The JedReport has edited together this excellent piece:
Well, it seemed only a matter of time before Jeff Dubay of Twin Cities’ KFAN radio got the axe. It goes without saying.., if you are going to do that sort of stuff, be smart enough to do it at home. The radio-life alone must not have given him satisfaction in life. I really hope he can turn his life around.
Then again, if you are not just a local radio boob, but rather a nationally syndicated gas bag with millions in ad revenue, well, then, LIFE IS JUST GRAND.