I was surprised this week to be hearing so much about Rush Limbaugh. I see it in the blogs I read, in the TV and print news. We hear Robert Gibbs and White House aides talking about him. To what end do we owe all this interest in Rush Limbaugh? Is he announcing his candidacy for office? Have all foreign and domestic issues been so completely solved that it is now time to focus on a single comment made by a radio host?
The buzz from a single comment taken out of context has caused more stories than I can count. Born on the false premise that wishing Obama to fail is the same as wishing ill on the economy, liberals have jumped into a frenzied spin of righteous indignation. However, if you think as I do, that Obama’s policies are bad for America and will ruin the economy, then his comments seem warranted.
A report from Fox News hinted at the reason for Rush’s comments to be targeted by the White House. While polling in the White House war room, they found that Rush Limbaugh has high negatives making him a good target for political punishment. Despite the buzz and coverage, their campaign to end conservatism through a media smear of Rush will not succeed.
There is an overwhelming misunderstanding from the liberal side regarding how conservative republicans think. What they do not realize is that our school of thought is based on principles that we believe and look to for guidance. When a Republican or self proclaimed Conservative looses track of those principles, they loose support (Bush for example). You see the Liberal side focus solely on their leaders and look to their leaders to set the guiding principles of their beliefs. If the leader is found to be false, their ideals are found to be false. This is why so many liberals feel conservatism died with Bush. This is why many cannot cope with the so many broken promises already made by Obama. A failure of Obama is a failure of their beliefs.
Our principles transcend our leaders. The Republican Party is now weak, not because conservatism has failed, but that conservative leaders have walked away from the principles. So when the liberal hit men look to discredit conservatism by making Rush the de facto leader, they are doomed to failure. The truth behind the conservative principles do not cease simply because they are misrepresented by liberals or conservatives. They stand for themselves as the back bone behind over 200 years of this country’s history. I’m sorry to all who are salivating for the end of conservatism, but the principles will continue even your lifetime.