Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Difference Between Arlen Specter and Rush Limbaugh

...is that one is a values-driven politician doing what he thinks is best for his constituents and America, and one is an entertainer, trying to get richer by advertising revenues.

You're a conservative – you're business-savvy, right? What is the role of the GOP? To govern effectively using conservative values, though we sometimes disagree about what those are. What is the role of conservative talk show hosts? To make money by selling advertising. If they can do that by espousing extremist opinions useless to politicians (conservative or otherwise), they do it – and it's what they're doing now. It's flag-hugging at its worst.

The Rushes and Hannitys and O'Reillys and Becks all have a right to their opinion, just like the rest of us – and the rest of us have a right to recognize that they have motivations other than making America better.

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