2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Cheney On Limbaugh: "I Love Him" (VIDEO)
CommentsMany Republican leaders have squirmed lately when asked about Rush Limbaugh, fearful of angering the conservative talk show host but not willing to endorse his most incendiary remarks. Not so Dick Cheney, who offered a full-throated defense of Limbaugh on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday:
Q: What next for your party? There has been a big dust-up in recent days, in parts stoked by the White House, about Rush Limbaugh making some comments. David Frum, a conservative who worked in your administration, says that Rush Limbaugh is kryptonite, because he drives away the voters the Republicans need to build the road to discovery. Is Rush Limbaugh kryptonite?
CHENEY: No, Rush is a good friend. I love him. I think he does great work and has for years. He's now offered to debate President Obama on his radio show. Hell, I'd pay to see that! It would be interesting to have developed.
Republicans See Gingrich, Cheney, and Limbaugh as Their Spokesmen - Robert Schlesinger (usnews.com)
A majority of Americans and a huge plurality of Republicans drew a blank when Gallup asked them who speaks for the GOP today. The best news for the Grand Old Party out of this poll is that the sound of crickets is a better answer than the two names that most often came to respondents' lips: Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh.
Here's the breakdown from Gallup:
Don't let him suck you into this irrelevant discussion about Limbaugh and Cheney - it's a red herring, and meant to distract from yesterday. Powerline summed it up best with their "Top 5 lessons from yesterday" (edited for length by me).
1. The "independents" or "moderates" get it. That is, they seem to understand that the Obama agenda and those allied with it are bad news for the economy.
2. The era of succeeding by running against George Bush is over.
3. Intensity counts.
4. Far from being a post-racial figure, Obama is the most racially polarizing politician since George Wallace.
5. Goldwater 2.0 is underway. That is, the Republican Party, which, in domestic policy, had been all but emasculated by Bush's playing kissy-face with welfare state and corporate liberalism is into the process of discovering that conservatism is its heart and its salvation.
Should this continue, Obama and those who wish to further such policies, their days are numbered... after just 9 months.
Who are the ones calling for the Dems to shun moderates like Lieberman and move the party to the left?