Tuesday, March 3, 2009

ROGERS RANTS: Conservative Case Against Rush Limbaugh in One Sentence

William F. Buckley Jr. would have never said this.

'Nuff said.

Chad E. Rogers

This isn't 1964. While the "traditional media" (whatever that is) MAY lean left, we now have direct mail, talk radio, cable news, and the internet. There is a liberal media, but there is also a significant and influential conservative media to compensate. But the people who need to understand this most seem oblivious to it.

Here's the best part of the same article:

This year’s CPAC was the largest on record. It was encouraging to see the large herds of students moving throughout the hotel. Unfortunately, the constant theme those students heard during this year’s CPAC was that the proper role of the conservative movement is as cheerleader for the GOP.

I must strongly dissent. Ever since George H.W. Bush violated his no new taxes pledge and announced the appointment of David Souter to the Supreme Court, the conservative movement has been the victim of nearly two decades of serial gang rape by the Republican Party and its leadership (George H.W. Bush, Trent Lott, Bob Dole, John McCain, Newt Gingrich, Denny Hastert, George W. Bush, et al.).

Tying our fortunes to the Republican Party is the worst mistake that conservatives have made during the past half-century. Our salvation does not reside with the GOP, but by distancing ourselves from it.

I can relate to all of this, which is why that I was not bashful about hammering McCain during the last presidential race, and ultimately refused to vote for him (I voted third party). FULL STORY.

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