Limbaugh Ceased To Be Conservative Long Ago And Thus Ceased To Be Important To The Conservative Movement

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Limbaugh Ceased To Be Conservative Long Ago And Thus Ceased To Be Important To The Conservative Movement

By Dave Levine

Over at Breitbart, some Trumpster Republicans are showing their love and respect for an ailing Rush Limbaugh. However, to this Independent law-and-order Conservative, Limbaugh ceased to be a mouthpiece for Conservative thought long ago.

The term “firster” was coined by me. It applied to phony Conservatives like Pat Buchanan and Phyllis Schlafly. It means “Republicans first, Conservatives second”. It describes “party first” folks, not policy first folks. That is what Rush Limbaugh is and has been for many, many years.

While millions of Conservative Americans left the RINO-run GOP starting back in 1996 when that party ran the Dole-Kemp disaster against Bill Clinton, Limbaugh stuck with the Republican Party, a party that embraced Amnesty for illegals and an Open Borders despite its party platform. Limbaugh embraced RINOs like McCain and played golf with many other liberals. He backed McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012 even though both wanted Amnesty for illegals more than any other issue. That wasn’t “the Conservative thing to do”. Again, party over policy.

But the most egregious thing about the supposedly “Conservative” Limbaugh was his refusal to criticize Bush and other Republican leaders on Amnesty and illegal immigration in general. I used to listen to Limbaugh. It wasn’t until Trump ran for president in 2015 that Limbaugh got into that issue and then only slightly. Once Trump was elected, Limbaugh didn’t criticize Trump for his “Four Pillars Amnesty” plan or his willingness to sign The Gang of Four Amnesty bill in June 2018. Nor did Limbaugh criticize Trump for signing National Jailbreak (aka The First Step Act). Was that “the Conservative thing to do” by Limbaugh? Hardly.

A Conservative commentator and writer should NEVER shy away from criticizing and pulling support for RINOs running for office and reelection. Because, if not for policy, why vote for and support a pol? Because he or she is a Republican? For any Conservative worth his/her salt, that’s not nearly enough. Voting for “the lesser of two evils” went out with McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012.

Limbaugh had in his employ an illegal alien maid who he had pick up meds at the drug store that he somehow obtained illegally (without being properly prescribed). Some reports said that he had become addicted to meds. Those reports cost Limbaugh support. Here he was using a woman here illegally who he clearly knew was illegal while he was pretending on-the-air to be a law-and-order guy! It simply didn’t compute.

I won’t get into Limbaugh’s calling a Rutgers women’s basketball player “a slut” and “a prostitute”.

While many cut Limbaugh some slack on the illegal alien maid and drugs caper, others like me did not. He had ceased to be a Conservative. He was in fact, a RINO. He refused to criticize RINO leaders which, to me, made him “one of them”.

I personally will not miss Limbaugh. He is not an example of what a Conservative should be. He’s a Republican, that’s all.