I’m going to “out” myself here. I’ve been a fairly regular listener of the Rush Limbaugh program. I haven’t agreed with everything on it, but by and large I found it entertaining and informative. No more. I just sent Rush the following note:
I’ve been a longtime listener who has always appreciated your consistent, full-throated defense of conservative principles for the common man. But your mystifying decision in recent months to defend, “explain,” and excuse Donald Trump and his supporters is more than I can bear.
I don’t know why you have decided to do this, except perhaps your understandable desire to beat Hillary at all costs. However, if the unstable, unthinking, unprincipled buffoon known as Trump–the man who has aided and abetted liberalism all his life–carries off the Republican nomination, it will be a Pyrrhic victory for conservatism. In fact, we may never recover. Our credibility will be in tatters, and so will yours.
When the conservative movement needed you to fight off a hostile takeover, you, along with many others–I’m sad to say–went AWOL. Until I hear you have returned to your first principles, I will no longer listen to your once-excellent program. My blood pressure can no longer handle it.
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