I hate to say this, but Rush doesn’t even really know what liberalism is.
I wrote my tagline after years of listening to Rush give the wrong definition of what the word “liberalism” really means.
Rush’s rant lacked a basic understanding of what had happened in Europe before FDR, where the Church was widely viewed as being part of the ruling class in some countries. The downtrodden often associated the Church with their oppression & miserable lot in life, leading to the execution of over 7,000 priests (and over 100 nuns) in Spain during their civil war.
Rush oversimplified it.