The Democrats who schemed up the Vast Right Wing conspiracy are back at it again.
The razor-lipped cueball known as James Carville and "the Forehead" Paul Begala think that they have struck gold in attacking the giant of talk radio, my friend Rush Limbaugh. They want to turn him into the big, bad bogeyman of the GOP.
With stupid strategizing like that, no wonder Hillary is Secretary of State.
"The administration is enabling me,” Rush wrote in an e-mail to POLITICO. “They are expanding my profile, expanding my audience and expanding my influence. An ever larger number of people are now being exposed to the antidote to Obamaism: conservatism, as articulated by me. An ever larger number of people are now exposed to substantive warnings, analysis and criticism of Obama's policies and intentions, a ‘story’ I own because the [mainstream media] is largely the Obama Press Office.”
The bigger, the better, agreed Carville. “It’s great for us, great for him, great for the press,” he said of Limbaugh. “The only people he’s not good for are the actual Republicans in Congress.”
If I were James Carville (and thank GOD I am not) I wouldn't be so sure of himself.
He clearly hasn't paid attention to the role of talk radio and electoral politics.
When my co-hosts at KSFO and I launched the recall of then-Governor Gray Davis, no one took us seriously. But the election results were deadly for the Democrats.
Jimmy - be careful what you wish for. Because no one should underestimate Rush Limbaugh.
Just ask that dopey Susan Estrich, left-wing liberal democrat. Even Estrich, who sounds like she is gargling razor blades for a living, has it figured out.
"..He talks for hours every day. He gets paid to talk. Just talk. Doing it well is no small thing; witness the number of people who have tried to be him, or be the NOT-him, and failed. But he doesn't have to build a coalition. He doesn't need the votes of the other side to earn his check. He doesn't have to write the legislation, convince Olympia Snowe, raise money to keep the lights on, put his name on the ballot. All the things he doesn't have to do give him the freedom to be as effective as he is at what he does.
Trying to beat him at his own game when your own game is played by a different set of rules is a losing proposition. He knows that."