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Rush Limbaugh and the Future of Conservatism

March 3, 2009 | NeW Staff

This year’s CPAC drew in over 9,000 attendees. The conference focused
on the future of conservatism and the future of the nation. Several top
leaders in the conservative movement were in attendance, including Mitt
Romney, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell, and Ann Coulter. Perhaps the
speaker who has created the most buzz since the conference was none
other than radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh’s
message centered on the problems with where he believes the country is
headed—socialism. Since the address, the media and the White House now
have labeled him the “spokesman for the Republican party.” In a Washington Post article,
Presidential Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel declared,

“He [Limbaugh] is
the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican
Party, and he has been upfront about what he views, and hasn’t stepped
back from that, which is he hopes for failure.”

What role do you
think Limbaugh plays in the future of the conservative movement? Is he
effective, and does he have credibility? Why is the Left so frustrated
with him? Limbaugh certainly has not been shy in his criticism of the
current administration as well as his hope for failure of any and all
socialist policies implemented.

Jonah Goldberg
had
a unique spin on his feelings about Limbaugh’s words, the future of
conservatism, and the future of the country. CPAC has ignited
conservatives to act, and how they act and how they work together will
influence the trajectory of the nation.

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