Rush’s Morning Update: The Recipe
January 16, 2008
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You know, you can always tell which Republicans the Drive-By Media favors in the primariesby their fawning coverage. Their objective is to drive Republicans to a candidate sure to lose to the Democrat.
Here’s a case in point: [a] Jan. 14th Washington Post article casting McCain as a sympathetic “victim” of the Republican establishment– an iconoclast facing “payback” from political foes in his own party. Included among them are gun owners, anti-tax crusaders, anti-illegal-immigration groups, and religious activists. In other words: conservatives. McCain has proudly snubbed them all, reports The Post; he considers them “special interests.” One operative advised McCain not to even “waste an ounce of time on these self-appointed” conservatives. After all, victory will shut ’em up. A McCain adviser declares: “In three or four weeks, everybody will be for McCain,” reports The Post.
Now, theDrive-By coverage is the latest attempt, embraced by some candidates themselves, to redefine conservatism around a particular personality. But conservatives don’t champion higher taxes, buy into the manmade global warming hoax, turn their back on the Constitution, craft amnesty deals for lawbreakers, or help liberals advance
A candidate who supports and articulates a vision of liberty under God; limited government; low taxes; strong national defense; and personal responsibility appeals to Americansbecause
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