The infighting among conservatives over whether Rush Limbaugh’s “tone” is helpful or not is an absurd distraction from the need to focus criticism on the great power grab currently in progress by Obama and the Democrats. While it is true that Obama and his advisors have purposely attempted to draw attention to Rush, it is maddening to see conservatives, unwittingly or not, falling into this White House trap. The Democrats effectively have set the house on fire, and various conservatives, instead of setting up a bucket brigade, want to stand around on the lawn in the light of the flames arguing about whether it was an accident or arson, and whether Rush should get to wear the fire chief’s hat. I include in this number “conservatives” such as David Brooks, Christopher Buckley and David Frum, who, truth to tell, did not so much fall into the trap as help lay it. Whatever their actual beliefs and intent, these opinion-mongers are so admirably filling the role of agents provocateurs for the Democrats, sowing discord on the Right over a completely bogus controversy, that it is immaterial to me that they might not literally have been entrusted with the Democratic Party's secret password and handshake.
I’m with Protein Wisdom and Stephen Green on the subject of taking the fight to the Democrats, particularly when it comes to the importance of not ceding to them the right to frame the arguments. As I noted in a previous post, if you feel compelled to begin every criticism with a politically-correct preamble consisting of bromides designed to make your arguments palatable to people who couldn’t care less about the logic of your views, you have already lost the fight – and it is becoming increasingly evident that this is a fight, not merely a debate. Hundreds of billions of dollars of shareholder wealth have been wiped out, more wealth will be diverted to implementing the fantasies of the green cult and to socializing healthcare, and there is now a dangerous leadership vacuum on the world stage which Obama and his Bush-bashing penitence tour cannot hope to fill. There are many potentially effective responses to this lurch toward statism; I submit that photoshoping a Christian Dior necktie onto the Korda picture of Che Guevara and calling it conservatism is not one of them; nor is humbly tugging our forelocks and burying our criticisms under a load of diplomatic applesauce.
Mark me down as an Outlaw - in the Goldstein sense.