Sunday, March 8, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Roundup!

I should probably quit blogging about Rush Limbaugh, considering my most recent iteration! But there's more good stuff going around, and I've even been picked up at Villanous Company for my analysis last January on the GOP's ideological balance.

Jeff at Protein Wisdom's been hammering Patrick Frey (Patterico) over his attack on Rush, and Dan Collins has some quick links (and check out Jimmy at Sundries Shack in particular).

Anyway, Patterico's got a long response to all of this at Hot Air, "
David Frum Does Not Speak for Me Any More Than Rush Limbaugh Does" (via Memeorandum):

When I choose leaders and spokesmen for my party and my political movement, I want clarity, vigor, integrity, perspective, and a lack of pettiness. In my view, David Frum — with his comments about Limbaugh’s bulk and personal life — showed pettiness. With his ambivalence about Clinton’s impeachment — not justified by any argument but made as an aside as if to curry favor with the elite — Frum lacks the integrity of a true conservative.

Rush has many of the above qualities — but when he calls liberals “deranged,” I think he lacks perspective. And when he said “I hope he fails,” I think he sacrificed clarity for controversy.

We can do better. Rush Limbaugh does not speak for me. And neither does David Frum.
Kathy Shaidle summarizes my thoughts on this perfectly:

Patterico derides Frum for spinkling cautious modifiers throughout his writing to pacify the "cocktail party" set.

Then he chides Rush for going overboard and calling liberals "deranged" and not choosing his words carefully enough.

This leaves us with the conclusion that the only true conservative spokesman is ... Patterico!
Sheesh, then we really are out in the wilderness!


Norm said...

Liberals are deranged. They learn nothing from history.

AmPowerBlog said...

Norm, Patterico's supposed to be conservative!

Law and Order Teacher said...

For a philosophy (Conservative) and a party (Republican) there seems to be a lot of people talking about the demise of both. I don't think either will go away because BO will keep it alive.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Should be philosophy "on the decline." Sorry.