The New Republicans are soliciting thoughts on Rush's Speech.
It's a classy joint, but I crashed it anyway. What? I was polite, honest! Here's what I left there:
I have thought long and hard about the Rush Problem, and I remember back when I became a “New Republican,” back when Ronald Reagan was running for office. Yes, we were so numerous and young! And voting for an old, rich, white guy! He was controversial, he was vilified by the press as an idiot. He was outrageously non-nonplussed by his opponents and selectively tone-deaf to inane criticisms that had nothing to do with the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It’s not that hard, dear New Republicans, to let the truth be the Truth. And here’s a tough one to hang onto for the duration: if you seek any compromise with the truth for the sake of appearance and popularity, you will lose you soul, and your nation.
Ask yourselves what ransom you would give to have your Liberty back? (thanks, Braveheart!) Those who worked for 30-40 years and had no time to teach Civics to young people have yielded their future to those who did. And we funded their ability to stay home and poison young minds with lies, easy fixes, and vile dependency. We ransomed our fears for a comfortable future and now its gone. What did it profit us?
And now you, young Republicans must do a different sort of work, if you can: teach.
You could do worse than allow Rush Limbaugh to teach old-fashioned Civics lessons to your children. It is no longer taught in public school, so someone has to tell little minds and uneducated adults how the political world works. Don’t leave it up to ACORN and PBS.Buck up, stop with the hand-wringing and the false belief that there is even ONE person on the Right that the Media can’t handily mock, belittle, vilify or denounce. Better to find ONE that they respect. Or fear. I know, that makes lesser hearts quake a bit, to think of someone finding something to fear in another.
But that’s not so bad as having an Executive that fears no one.