It’s funny, I remember when Glenn Beck was first singing praises of Chris Christie, Christie ducked a question when asked if he’d ever appear on the Glenn Beck show. When Beck was asked aboot it, his response was basically “If avoiding me is going to reform New Jersey, so be it.” Compare that to his colleagues Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, who are apparently upset that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels hurt their poor little feelings.
It’s in response to Daniels speech at CPAC.
Now, could I have done without some of the speakers and anything Ron Paul related? Of course. You don’t boo Dick Cheney at anything that has the word “conservative” in it, and if Campaign for Liberty is going to pay to have people shipped in to disrupt CPAC on behalf of Ron Paul, it can be solved by no longer inviting C4L or Ron Paul. That stuff was such a small part of the event; I thought the rest of it was a success. I digress…
The problem with Daniels, and the part they have an issue with, is that after talking aboot conservative health care reform, conservative education reform, conservative tax reform, conservative entitlement reform, and conservative economic reform…he insinuated that in order to beat Obama, we need to reach out to voters other than just those who listen talk radio. Rush and Levin saw that as an attack on talk radio, pandering to the mainstream media, and selling out conservative principles.
Me? I see it as simple math. In order to defeat Barack Obama, we need more voters than we got last time. You don’t need to have read Danica’s McKeller’s “Math Doesn’t Suck” to see that. That leads me to think one of two things, Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin are either:
a) dumb, and can’t do the math and think there are enough people who agree with them on every issue to take back the White House.
b) a couple of RINOs who aren’t serious aboot defeating Barack Obama and are more concerned with their ratings.
And if anyone would turn down the volume to think for themselves, they would see that when you have groups of students like “Students for Daniels” who got caught up in Obamamania when they first registered to vote, in two years have made a political transformation it takes most adults ten years to make, that’s something that needs to be encouraged and cultivated. That’s a good thing. That’s a new crop of voters who are being drawn into the party…and would be even if it were Citizens for Bachmann (who I personally think is half a wack job).
All addition by subtraction does is gin up outrage so that people keep listening to the radio. That might be good for someone. I’d rather a Republican President who can actually repeal Obamacare.