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Limbaugh Wins This Week

Perhaps he wrote this with a bit of disgust at the whole situation, but Yael Abouhalkah pretty much nailed it. Rush Limbaugh has had one of the best weeks of his radio career. Here’s what Abouhalkah wrote on Midwest Voices:

Enjoying his best week of publicity ever, Rush Limbaugh has managed to place himself front-and-center again on the national political scene.

By Friday, Limbaugh had won the war of words with other Republican “leaders.” They are obviously cowed by his popularity with millions of conservative Americans, as Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele found out to his profound regret this week.

By Friday, Limbaugh had President Barack Obama’s henchmen on the retreat. The advisers who had thought it was such a good idea to attack Limbaugh and the GOP were suddenly reeling, wondering what that had wrought.

By Friday, Limbaugh was enjoying what will become a daily mocking of Obama for avoiding a radio debate with him — a brilliant no-lose idea for Limbaugh because Obama likely won’t take him up on the idea (but should).

By Friday, Limbaugh was basking in the national mainstream media attention that he openly mocks but secretly craves.

And he was brazenly inviting his listeners to get on Democratic committee Web sites, to say nice things about him.

All in all, not a bad week for a sharp-tongued, right-wing radio host.

If Limbaugh has any luck left, another GOP leader will criticize him over the weekend, then be forced to come crawling back for Limbaugh’s nationally broadcast blessing next week.

Some of the comments were quite entertaining. This is the most recent comment at the time I published this post:

Let me remind you that your brand of capitalism was built upon slavery. Yep, that’s right. The good old-fashioned brand of capitalism that was brought to America from England would NEVER have been possible without the slave trade. And that is a fact.

Unregulated capitalism exploits people. Plain and simple. Rush is so uneducated and so racist he can’t see that.

And as far as all his listeners go: Rush is quite UNpopular with the majority of Americans. Millions of people listen to his show just so they can hear what the enemy thinks! It’s not because they AGREE with him!

Now all you boneheads who think Rush is so cool: I suggest you go back to school and learn some basic third-grade English skills.

Another friendly comment:

And you actually suggest a debate between the President and a clown? The only point of interest in such a waste of time would be Limbaugh, without any actual workable solutions or ideas to offer, just squirting seltzer at the President over and over. If you enjoy that sort of thing, and I assume you do because that’s all he ever does, then enjoy. It’d bore the c**p our of me, but as they say on the intertubes, YMMV.

Yes, I’ve listened to Limbaugh, for a few months, in fact. Yes, his act is quite amusing, but then I got tired of it and moved on. What’s not amusing is that the GOP, through Limbaugh, continues to take advantage of those of our citizens who never get tired of the same banal joke.

I don’t quite understand the level of craziness that has to always accompany the notion that Limbaugh is a leader of the conservative movement. If it is so ludicrous for a “clown” like Limbaugh to be a leader of this movement, then why are Dems so scare of him? Why do Dems find absolutely every opportunity to demonize him or attack him? The reality is that he is a leader, and that he is feared. And for good reason.

This whole week has been interesting to watch unfold…But, not to my surprise at all, Limbaugh came out on top. And he will continue to do so, I predict.

Do you think it’s a mistake for Limbaugh to be considered a leader of the conservative movement or the Republican party? Give me your thoughts.

2 Comments on “Limbaugh Wins This Week”

  1. #1 Joe
    on Mar 6th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    If Rush is not a leader of the Conservative movement, then who is? John Boehner? Mitch McConnell? Michael Steele? Bill O’Reilly? James Dobson?

    Few Americans, including most Republicans, can name any of the high ranking GOP leaders in Congress. While these leaders may have significant impact on our daily lives vis a vis national security, fiscal policy, environmental regulations, etc., their practical relevance is next to none. Rush is in a unique position because of the size and scope of his audience, but there is a reason why so many people tune in: they agree with his message (and the way he packages it).

    Rush is an unequivocal conservative, and gets to portray that persona because of his radio personality. And I know that most politicians have to play the game to get anything accomplished in Washington. However, thank goodness we have a few Republicans who also fit the mold of Conservative first, Congressman second.

  2. #2 chuck
    on Mar 6th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Well put.

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