Skip to comments.GOP recovery: Fire Rush Limbaugh (by Morton Kondracke)
Posted on 11/25/2008 7:12:54 AM PST by lowbridge
How can the Republican Party rebound? The first step would be to quit letting Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham set its agenda.
A second step would be for congressional Republicans to actually try to help President-elect Barack Obama succeed in addressing the country's dire problems offering better ideas where appropriate and opposing just when necessary, not reflexively.
And the third maybe the biggest one would be for GOP governors to use their posts to show the country how conservatives can solve problems, especially the dismal state of American education and its menacing cousin, lagging American competitiveness.
If one governor would fully implement a widely circulated proposal to transform U.S. education based on having most children graduate after the 10th grade and using the savings to pay teachers like professionals it could serve as a model for the nation and bring the United States back to world standards.
But step 1 is to fire Limbaugh and his ilk as the intellectual bosses of the GOP.
In recent years, Republicans have let right-wing talk-show hosts whip the GOP base into frenzies over immigration, brain-damage victim Terri Schiavo and same-sex marriage that have branded the party as troglodyte.
The result is that the demographic groups representing the future of American politics shifted decisively to the Democratic Party in 2008 Latinos, young people, the well-educated, moderates, working women, first-time voters, suburbanites and seculars.
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Hey Mort - get a rope - pee up it.
Kondracke should stick to his stuttering on Fox News.
Mort lost his mind a long time ago.
Mort’s got his head up his a@@ yet again.
Why doesn’t Mort give up the charade and just declare himself a Democrat.....If it wasn’t for conservative principples there would not be a sqat of difference between the GOP and Dems.
If only Rush, Sean, and Laura set the agenda...
don’t fire anyone... we should just stop pretending kondracke is a true republican.
Right. The way to win is become RatLite....
Kondracula rises from his coffin at sundown...............
Mort’s been in the tank for the last three months. GTFO
Do I need a sarcasm tag?
Here’s a good idea. Let our enemy tell us how to win.
morton must be jealous.
Limbaugh has HOW mnany more millions of listeners that Kondrake does?
that = than
PS I don’t care whether I spelled his name right. :)
Talk radio appeals to the base of a party. Without their support the party goes nowhere. They are useful for filtering the MSM bias and spin while reminding people of key issues. They also keep party leaders honest.
[But step 1 is to fire Limbaugh and his ilk as the intellectual bosses of the GOP. ]
I’m thinking it is Mort who is of the “ilk” persuasion to be rid of.
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