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The Intellectual Bankruptcy Of Conservatism

Bruce Bartlett remembers Irving Kristol and what the right has lost:
The intellectual bankruptcy of conservatism today is even greater than it was when Irving Kristol founded The Public Interest in 1965. What passes for a conservative movement these days wears its anti-intellectualism as a badge of honor..
And if you need any confirmation of that fact, [...]

Rush Limbaugh Is A Race Hustler

by @ Wednesday, September 16th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Rush Limbaugh

On yesterday’s radio show, Rush Limbaugh went on a rant about a story that made the banner headline on Drudge regarding a white high school student who had been beat up on the school bus by black students:
RUSH: Hey, look, folks, the white kid on that bus in Belleville, Illinois, he deserved to be [...]

Once Again, Let’s Stop With The Hitler Analogies People

by @ Monday, August 17th, 2009. Filed under Democrats, Politics, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh

David Frum reminds us what fascism and Nazism were really all about, and why they really don’t apply to what’s going on in America today:
Contra Rush Limbaugh, history’s actual fascists were not primarily known for their anti-smoking policies or generous social welfare programs. Fascism celebrated violence, anti-rationalism and hysterical devotion to an authoritarian leader. To [...]

Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh To Appear On Family Guy

by @ Friday, August 14th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh

Well, this should be interesting:
In an episode being produced for next season, the Griffins’ liberal dog, Brian, gets bored and frustrated because he feels he no longer has anything to complain about with Barack Obama in the White House. So Brian becomes a Republican and starts listening to Rush Limbaugh (who, apparently, also sings a [...]

Anti-Defamation League Condemns Rush Limbaugh

by @ Friday, August 7th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care Reform, Politics, Rush Limbaugh

The Anti-Defamation League has issued a statement regarding the comments by Rush Limbaugh I blogged about earlier today:
New York, NY, August 7, 2009 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called attempts by some opponents of health care reform to bring Nazi imagery into the debate, “outrageous, deeply offensive and inappropriate” and condemned remarks by talk-show [...]

Rush Limbaugh’s Reductio Ad Hitlerum

by @ Friday, August 7th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Democrats, Politics, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh

If there was a Godwin’s Law violation detector, it would have been going haywire during yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh show, because he spent pretty much the entire day comparing the Obama Administration to Nazi Germany.
First, he made a patently silly comparison between the Administration’s health care logo and a swastika:

Transcript:
[I]f you go to RushLimbaugh.com right now [...]

Shouting Like An Idiot Isn’t A Substitute For Political Debate

by @ Wednesday, August 5th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care Reform, Politics, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh

Much attention has been paid over the past few days to the raucous Congressional town halls that some see as a sign that the American people are revolting against ObamaCare and deficit spending. I’ve written about it, and the Club for Growth has cataloged the protests here, here, here, here, and here. There have been [...]

Perhaps They Were Right To Make Limbaugh The Face Of The GOP

by @ Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh

Based on a new CBS News Poll, it seems that the White House was being politically smart when it engaged in a strategy to make Rush Limbaugh the public face of the Republican Party:
Over the past few weeks, the White House has been casting right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the head of the [...]

Newt vs. Rush, The Counter Punch

by @ Monday, March 9th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh

If this is the best Limbaugh can come up with, I’m placing my money on the former Congressman from Georgia:
Rush Limbaugh responded to Newt Gingrich’s shot at him with a broadside at the former speaker on today’s show.
“I’m frankly getting tired of talking about Newt. I mean, it’s a pointless exercise,” Limbaugh said of Gingrich’s [...]

Newt Gingrich vs. Rush Limbaugh

by @ Monday, March 9th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh

An interesting exchange from yesterday’s Meet The Press:

“You’ve got to want the president to succeed. You’re irrational if you don’t want the president to succeed. Because if he doesn’t succeed the country doesn’t succeed… I don’t think anyone should want the president of the United States to fail. I want some of his policies to [...]

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