Rush leads because nobody else will

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Rush leads because nobody else will

You know peo­ple are com­plain­ing about Rush Lim­baugh tak­ing the “lead­er­ship” of the Repub­li­can party David Frum for one:

Rush knows what he is doing. The worse con­ser­v­a­tives do, the more impor­tant Rush becomes as leader of the ardent rem­nant. The bet­ter con­ser­v­a­tives suc­ceed, the more we become a broad national gov­ern­ing coali­tion, the more Rush will be sidelined.

Yeah the one thing Rush really wants is for con­ser­v­a­tives to do bad. What planet is Frum on?

Appar­ently it is the planet of style not sub­stance; to wit:

On the one side, the pres­i­dent of the United States: soft-​spoken and con­cil­ia­tory, never angry, always invok­ing the reces­sion and its vic­tims. This pres­i­dent invokes the lan­guage of “respon­si­bil­ity,” and in his own life seems to epit­o­mize that ideal: He is phys­i­cally honed and dis­ci­plined, his worst vice an occa­sional cig­a­rette. He is at the same time an appar­ently devoted hus­band and father. Unsur­pris­ingly, women vot­ers trust and admire him.

Lis­ten to this descrip­tion, noth­ing con­cern­ing what he has actu­ally done, all smoke and mirrors.

Now lis­ten to how he describes Rush:

And for the leader of the Repub­li­cans? A man who is aggres­sive and bom­bas­tic, cut­ting and sar­cas­tic, who dis­misses the con­cerned cit­i­zens in net­work news focus groups as “losers.” With his pri­vate plane and his cig­ars, his his­tory of drug depen­dency and his per­sonal bulk, not to men­tion his tan­gled mar­i­tal his­tory, Rush is a walk­ing stereo­type of self-​indulgence

Hey he’s loud , suc­cess­ful, smokes, has faults, and is fat! I guess that means he must be wrong about things.

What non­sense. Lead­ers lead. Rush is lead­ing because nobody else is will­ing, who will lead, Rom­ney? HA! Huck­abee? Steele? HA!

When some­one steps up, and artic­u­lates the con­ser­v­a­tive posi­tion with con­fi­dence and with­out fear then Rush will be able to recede into the back­ground. The alter­na­tive is cow­er­ing and that will not do.

You know people are complaining about Rush Limbaugh taking the “leadership” of the Republican party David Frum for one:

Rush knows what he is doing. The worse conservatives do, the more important Rush becomes as leader of the ardent remnant. The better conservatives succeed, the more we become a broad national governing coalition, the more Rush will be sidelined.

Yeah the one thing Rush really wants is for conservatives to do bad. What planet is Frum on?

Apparently it is the planet of style not substance; to wit:

On the one side, the president of the United States: soft-spoken and conciliatory, never angry, always invoking the recession and its victims. This president invokes the language of “responsibility,” and in his own life seems to epitomize that ideal: He is physically honed and disciplined, his worst vice an occasional cigarette. He is at the same time an apparently devoted husband and father. Unsurprisingly, women voters trust and admire him.

Listen to this description, nothing concerning what he has actually done, all smoke and mirrors.

Now listen to how he describes Rush:

And for the leader of the Republicans? A man who is aggressive and bombastic, cutting and sarcastic, who dismisses the concerned citizens in network news focus groups as “losers.” With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgence

Hey he’s loud , successful, smokes, has faults, and is fat! I guess that means he must be wrong about things.

What nonsense. Leaders lead. Rush is leading because nobody else is willing, who will lead, Romney? HA! Huckabee? Steele? HA!

When someone steps up, and articulates the conservative position with confidence and without fear then Rush will be able to recede into the background. The alternative is cowering and that will not do.