Monday, March 02, 2009

The blind leading the blind.

Further proof of the insanity currently running through America's right wing. When I started reading this I thought it must be a pastiche, but no, the guy is for real. Here is how Andrew Breitbart perceived Rush Limbaugh's most recent speech to CPAC:

It was an address that could have altered the election had it been delivered early last fall by any Republican presidential candidate.

Spokespeople for CPAC said it was the best-received speech in the conference's 36 years. And that included Ronald Reagan, who, by the way, was no rhetorical slouch.

By any measure, Mr. Limbaugh hit the ball out of the park. He may have done so for the team that, these days, many people are rooting against. But the ball did land over the fence.

On the other hand, the "drive-by media" - as Mr. Limbaugh aptly refers to his business competition and ideological foes - portrayed a completely different event.

Clearly taking their cues from Mr. Obama - as well as Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid - the Fourth Estate, without the benefit of a Frank Luntz focus group or an instant poll, immediately labeled the speech as "angry" and alienating to "moderate voters."

I certainly heard a completely different event from the one that Breitbart heard, but judging from some of his other comments, I suppose that's to be expected:
Only talk radio with its emphasis on Socratic debate over raw emotionalism and with Mr. Limbaugh in the driver's seat has escaped the left's clutches of pure media dominance.
It's not often that I am rendered simply speechless. Rush Limbaugh is now the king of Socratic debate. There are no words....

Click title for entire insane article.

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Steel Phoenix said...

By the end of this term, we are going to be so sick of seeing that face. Are their best answers to Obama really Joe the Plumber, Jindal, Palin, Coulter and Limpbaugh?

Kel said...

It appears as if that is all they have in their bag, SP. These are certainly the only things they have come up with so far.