A man who is aggressive and bombastic, cutting and sarcastic, who dismisses the concerned citizens in network news focus groups as "losers." With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgence—exactly the image that Barack Obama most wants to affix to our philosophy and our party. And we're cooperating!Sounds accurate to me. He also points out that
Every day, Rush Limbaugh reassures millions of core Republican voters that no change is needed: if people don't appreciate what we are saying, then say it louderThe whole article is worth reading. I don't agree with Frum on everything, but this article is a serious look at GOP problems. It stands in strong contrast to the kinds of things we hear from Limbaugh and his sycophantic followers. Screaming louder about "real" conservatism, being inflexible idiots who can't tolerate any criticism or opposing views in the party, and dismissing people like Frum as RINO's or worse are not ways to build a winning GOP coalition.