Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wow, THAT was fast

Already, the alpha conservabot of right wing talk radio is distancing himself from the GOP. Yes, it's the new, independent-minded, principled Rush Limbaugh!

I feel libertated. I'm just going to tell you as plainly as I can why. I no longer am going to have to carry water for people who I don't think deserve to have their water carried. Now, you might say, well, why have you been doing it? Because the stakes are high. Even thought the Republican party let us down, to me they represent a far better future for my beliefs and therefore the country's than the Democrat party and liberalism does.

Orcinus deciphers Rushbo's blather into plain English.

Gotta laugh at Wart-on-Ass's comment about "beliefs." What beliefs? And he's implying that his beliefs are the same as the rest of the country? Now I know he needs to check into rehab--fast. Plus using "Democrat" party instead of "Democratic" party is, like, so 1998.

Still, it didn't take too long (like, about one day) for him to admit it was all a put on and that he's not going to be just another knee-jerk wingnut anymore. Oh, but I guess he's going to reinvent himself as a straight-talkin', no-bullshit political commentator, yessir! Look for Rushbo to embark his own straight-talk express, a la another GOP sellout, John McCain.

Hey, if the political shift undergoes the kind of shift I think it will, we might even see Rush--gasp!--turn liberal! The ranks of conservatism have several former lefties (David Horowitz being the most notorious example--and the right can keep him). Of course, you wonder a. how many of these left-to-right conversions really happened and b. how many of them simply went where they saw the power and opportunity were. Now that conservatism is on the wane, I wouldn't be surprised to see some professional conservatives take note and abandon the movement for greener pastures. And by "greener," I mean "where there's money to be made."

Let's face it: most (if not all) of these professional conservatives--particularly the rabid radical righties--are interested in money, fame, and publicity. Now that being a Bush personality cultist is no longer popular or fashionable, they need a new schtick. So who--if anyone--among the right wing crazies will try to reinvent themselves as principled moderates, political mavericks, or--gasp--liberals? Rush? Coulter? Hannity? Some second- or third-tier wingnut like Medved, Malkin, or Glenn Beck? You can bet they'll be trying to rewrite their own history and repositioning themselves as a new different kind of a political animal. Maybe even a donkey. But if they go that far, the proper response should be, "Kiss my ass."