Judging by the way they hang on his every word (and still manage to misreport those same words when it suits them), liberals seem to think that Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican Party, not a broadcaster and author.
Indeed, there have been times when the party and the movement has been floundering and Limbaugh really did serve as an unofficial leader for millions of American conservatives. In this most contentious election year in living memory, they’ve turned to Limbaugh’s daily radio show for any reassurance and wisdom they can get.
Trump wasn’t always an unabashed cheerleader for Donald Trump, but now that he is the nominee, Limbaugh has put his full support behind him, and thinks it is every high level Republican’s duty to do the same, even (and especially) after the leaked tape scandal:
“If you want to throw Trump overboard, you know what you ought to do? You ought to just concede the presidency to the Democrats and apologize for ever trying, and hope that they forgive you.”
“I kept telling people over the weekend when people were asking my opinion on it. I said, ‘This is what it looks like when you take on the establishment. This is exactly what it looks like.’ It isn’t going to be pretty. It isn’t going to be clean. It isn’t going to be pristine.”
Neither, Limbaugh added, is any human being who is chosen to run for the presidency:
“You’re not going to get a perfect candidate. You’re not going to get somebody who doesn’t have any smudges or doesn’t have any smears on them. You’re not going to find anybody.
“If they can turn Mitt Romney into a living, breathing devil, they can do it to anybody,” Mitt Romney is, as I have said countless times before, one of the finest human beings, one of the finest men you will find alive today in terms of character, demeanor, manner, you name it. … If they were able to demonize Mitt Romney, and they demonized George W. Bush, they’ll be able to demonize anybody.”
Limbaugh also denounced the tradition of “October surprises” and other “gotcha” tactics used during presidential elections. He said the American people were sick of these tricks, as well as the liberal hypocrisy on display when dealing with candidate’s sexual behavior.
As the unofficial “Morale Czar” of the American right, Limbaugh faces a tough month ahead, trying to keep everyone’s eye on the prize and help get them out to vote. He’s only one voice, but it’s a powerful one and always a good one to have on the “right” side.
Credit: Western Journalism