If there is one thing that democrats do well, it’s painting republicans as rich, racists, haters of the poor, haters of the environment, and baby seal and kitten (the cuddly ones) killers. In short, they are experts at smear tactics. Ken Starr, Wanita Broderick, Paula Jones, George Bush, Trent Lott, Don Imus, Kathlyn Willy, and Newt Gingrich, just to name a few. Now, democrats have targeted Rush Limbaugh. This will be their undoing.
The democratic strategy is to associate conservatism with Rush Limbaugh by calling him their leader and chastising his views as radical hate from the right. This is meant to draw attention away from claims of socialism and failing Obama policies, since Limbaugh is at the forefront of pointing these facts out. Already, we see weak republicans running from Rush Limbaugh. Due to the ignorance of the American public and the embarrassing bias from the mainstream media, this has been a successful tactic.
However, the democrats have erred in choosing Limbaugh as a target for their latest smear campaign. John McCain, for reasons I still don’t understand, was nominated for president on the republican ticket. McCain represented weak conservatism, with many believing him to be more liberal than conservative. The idea that the republican ticket needed to move left came from the media and democratic smears, calling republicans rich, racists, haters of the poor, haters of the environment, and baby seal and kitten (the cuddly ones) killers. The result was a definitive loss for republicans across the board.
The Republican Party will have to go through a major transformation back to conservative principles, championed by Ronald Reagan in the eighties. Rush Limbaugh has been a solid rock in maintaining these principles. Therefore, true conservatives are looking to him for leadership on moving conservatism back to the center of the Republican Party. Mark my words, no republican will win the presidency until he or she runs as a Reagan conservative. Those who flee from Rush Limbaugh (on the republican side) will lose their jobs as the conservative movement returns. Democrats, by drawing attention to Rush, are expediting this process. Especially since Obama’s policies will fail to do anything but drive the economy deeper into recession and move America further into an all out socialist state. Once the ignorant public who voted based on their feelings rather than intelligence see this, Rush’s voice will become all the more stronger.