On Saturday, Rush Limbaugh said the following at CPAC:
“…”We conservatives have not done a good enough job of just laying out basically who we are because we make the mistake of assuming that people know. What they know is largely incorrect, based on the way we’re portrayed in pop culture, in the drive-by media, by the Democrat party,” the conservative talk show host told a mostly-young crowd of energized supporters.
“We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independent. We believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom. And the pursuit of happiness,” he said, pausing several times for enthusiastic applause…”
I absolutely agree with this – every word of it – 100%.
But – conservatives need a makeover. They need a manicure, a pedicure, and a time out! They need a little repackaging and a little rebranding.
Let’s be honest here. The likes of Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Mark Levin….etc. give conservatives a VERY BAD NAME. Add morons like Mark Sanford, Jim DeMint, and Bobby Jindal and it just gets worse. Then, top it off with Rush Limbaugh who simply needs a time out, and an hour or so in the corner comtemplating his sins. Sean Hannity’s crusin’ for what my mother would call a ‘brusin’, and Bill O’Reilly is all over the map.
We need to separate the libertarian losertarian conservatives from the Republicans, and the Constitution Party losers from the Losertarians Party losers. They all hang out together as conservatives. GOP conservatives don’t have the courage to simply call themselves “Republicans”. Ergo – they muddy the water to the point where they are damning themselves to loser status forever, unless they get a little courage and boot the losertarians and third party losers from the conservative tent and stand up for a little party loyalty.
I don’t know about you, but I am a Republican first and a Conservative Second.