Conservative talk show icon Rush Limbaugh is the most recent target of Dem strategists in what many conservatives perceive as a political war. Popular analyst Sean Hannity has had his turn, and so have some conservative journalists. Why do conservatives believe there’s a war of ideas and an official assault on celebs and others who don’t agree with the Democratic move to bigger government, keeping the underclass locked in plantation mentality and promoting socialist ideals?
One reason is a virtual declaration of war by a popular leftist blog site catered to by any Democrat who wields power. This was reported by the conservative blog Atlas Shrugs in October, 2008. Conservative blogger Pamela Geller wrote, “Those of us who swim in these waters know how malevolent and dangerous the leftard blogs are. A shark infested cesspool.”
Geller links to a post at the Democratic Party advocacy site, and she quotes the founder of that website: “I've been making the case the last couple of weeks that we can't just focus on winning in November, but that we have an imperative to take advantage of a historic opportunity to break the conservative movement's backs and crush their spirits.”
Having thrown down the glove, the leftie blogger gets even more fired up: “A key component of this effort is to destroy their most beloved leaders. And in that sense, our Orange to Blue fundraising list targets some of the conservative movement's top leaders.”
Somewhere in between, the leftie blogger noted: “[w]e want them broken, their ranks thinned, their treasury in heavy debt, their morale in the gutter, void of any leadership, discredited in the eyes of the public.”
Sound nonpartisan to you? This is a website that figured strongly in President Barack Obama’s success and still figures significantly in his policies. This website is the "de facto leader" of the Democratic Party.
This was the website that figuratively assassinated the pregnant teen daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin. Ironically a significant constituency for the Democratic Party comprises single mothers, many of them teens. Are we telling those single mothers how it benefits the Democratic Party to keep them locked in hopelessness? Are we telling them how lack of choice on schools helps to keep their children in an endless loop of mediocrity? Are we telling them to remember the teaching experience of Katrina? Relying on government for necessities and sustenance will always fail you.
I like to talk politics with people and one conclusion I’ve come to about the last presidential election is that it was, for conservatives, a complete disaster. Not because we lost the presidency. Not because we lost Congress.
We lost ourselves. We lost our blood lust. We lost our passion. We lost our will to win. Somewhere in between we lost our common sense—spending over the last decade proves me right on that. Catering to liberal fiscal policy was never a good idea for any conservative in any branch of the government.
It’d be smart to gear up for the ideological war that’s underway. It’d be smart to return our values to those established by the document that binds our nation, the US Constitution. It’d be smart to be smart. Many of us believe our country’s survival depends on it.
Follow the links from Geller's article to learn more about the radical website she wrote about.