Friday, March 13, 2009

David Frum says ...

In the days since I stumbled into this controversy, I've received a great deal of e-mail. (Most of it on days when Levin or Hannity or Hugh Hewitt or Limbaugh himself has had something especially disobliging to say about me.) Most of these e-mails say some version of the same thing: if you don't agree with Rush, quit calling yourself a conservative and get out of the Republican Party. There's the perfect culmination of the outlook Rush Limbaugh has taught his fans and followers: we want to transform the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan into a party of unanimous dittoheads—and we don't care how much the party has to shrink to do it. That's not the language of politics. It's the language of a cult.
Not a bad point Mr. Barnes, but how dare you put Ronald Reagan in the same league as Lincoln and Eisenhower. President Lincoln was a genuine progressive who held this country together through the greatest trial it has ever faced. President Eisenhower was a good and decent man who led the fight against fascism for FDR. Ronald Reagan was a barely functioning idiot and was the ideological if not biological father of George W. Bush.

Source - Daily Kos

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