The ever-leftward moving Morton Kondracke is parroting the Democrats’ Fairness Doctrine propaganda, whether he knows it or not.
How can the Republican Party rebound? The first step would be to quit letting Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham set its agenda.
Morton, if Limbaugh, Hannity and Ingraham set the GOP agenda, I assure you that John McCain would not have been the party’s nominee. Conservative talk radio greeted the nomination of McCain with all the enthusiasm that sailors welcome genital herpes. The Republicans’ problem was and is that they don’t listen to the base in the first place!
KondrackeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s view isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a misconception, but rather the byproduct of a deception. This is a bogus seed that the left, and willing or unwitting dupes on the right, plant among Republicans so liberals can implement a version of their coveted Fairness Doctrine without the rest of us complaining too loudly.
Here’s the strategy: By brainwashing everybody into believing that Rush Limbaugh cost the GOP the White House and congressional control, Democrats hope to make Republicans believe that a Fairness Doctrine would actually save the Republican Party. Wow, those Democrats sure are nice!
The implementation of the agendas of Limbaugh, Hannity and Ingraham are exactly what Democrats fear, Mort — or else they wouldn’t be so preoccupied with trying to put an iron boot over the throat of free speech. But you don’t have to offer to tie their laces for them, you know…