Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Nails It

Here's what Mr. Limbaugh said today:

"Now, everybody is jumping on Romney's chain today, getting in his chili. Look, he may have not been the most optimal candidate, but he's a fine man. He would have been great for this country. Mitt Romney and his family would have been the essence of exactly what this country needs. But what was Romney's recipe? Romney's recipe was the old standby: American route to success, hard work. That gets sneered at. I'm sorry. In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins? And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America. In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren't doing enough to help those who aren't. And that resonated."

Here's what I was writing this just before I checked his page out:

"The Democrats convince people because they compete on the level of myth while conservatives have nothing to offer but reality.

Their myth is of a golden age that is only being prevented from coming in to being by the actions of the rich or reactionaries. This is always enticing because the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. This myth appears over and over again throughout history, of course. Barack Obama’s promise to 'fundamentally transform' America is one example. All conservatives have to offer in exchange are old truths: get married, have kids, go to church, work hard. While that is true, and the only effective way to build a good life and a healthy society, it’s not very romantic, and cannot compete with the myth."

It is obvious.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with what you write, Father. But the sad fact is that the pews of Catholic churches are full of people who vote for Obama and who believe what he believes. For that matter, from my experience, so are the pulpits. That's what's keeping me out of the Catholic church. Reading books by the Pope is uplifting. Reading the catechism, I find myself in agreement. Then at mass, I've listened to priests to find their own faith a joke and who seem to consider Benedict a doddering old fool. It is very discouraging. In reality, I think the Catholic Church is something less than half the size it seems to be. Somehow I only seem to find churches run by the bad half.