It’s true and it has been for many years.
Republicans won’t do anything not sanctioned by Rush Limbaugh. When they offend him they apologize on bended knee.
But just look where it’s gotten them.
They’ve lost the House.
They’ve lost the Senate.
President Obama was put into office with historic numbers. Democrats won Virginia, Indiana, the list goes on and on.
So it’s not a bit surprising to me that Democrats are planning to drive this point home again and again. Via Greg Sargent:
… “I’m encouraging every Democrat, every progressive, to be pointing out this powerful but painful truth: The party of Lincoln is now the Party of Limbaugh,” Begala continued. “We should make every Republican answer this: Why do they want our president to fail?”
Begala’s partner on CNN, James Carville, who first articulated the Rush message in early February, is also pushing Dems to blare this message, he confirms. “He is the embodiment of the Republican party, circa 2009,” Carville said. …
Right-wing radio was successful in taking down Bill Clinton a notch, to include impeachment for consensual sex, and they put and kept Dubya in office. But we may finally, at long last have reached the tipping point. If Democrats play this right we could marginalize Rush, because it’s clear the Republicans just don’t get it. Or maybe they don’t have the courage to admit it and take Rush on. Okay by me.
But just maybe Romney gets it. From CPAC:
“In the last eight years, we saw how a president’s political adversaries could be consumed by anger, and even hatred. That is not the spirit that brings us together. We want our country to succeed, no matter who’s in power. [...]