Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Rush is Wrong, But In This Case Everyone Wishes Rush Was Right

And One of These Days, Maybe Once in the Next 20 Years He Will be Right on Something

The neat thing, to paraphrase the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith, is that with respect to Rush Limbaugh and a topic a person can take the opposite position from Rush and without even knowing what the topic is that person can be certain they have the correct position.  But sometimes, like this, almost everyone wishes Rush did know what he was talking about.

Rush Limbaugh is shown. | AP Photo

A bipartisan immigration bill passed the Senate on Thursday, and the House is set to begin work on its own immigration reform bill after the July 4 recess.

“The anger. I don’t think they have any idea how deep it is in towns large and small all across this country,” Limbaugh said.

“You have people more and more talk about third party now,” Limbaugh added. “If that happens, you can kiss the Republican Party goodbye.”

Of course other than the ultra radical right the nation is starting to embrace immigration reform and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, particularly those brought to this nation as young children and who know no other country as home.  And of course the Republicans in the House will almost certainly sabotage immigration reform in some way, so no, the Republican establishment (which actually voted against the Senate bill, sorry Rush, there are those nasty facts getting in the way again) will not be blamed.

But it would be nice to see a third party, call it the GOP (Grand Ole Palinistas) come about and destroy the Republicans as a national force and maybe force Republicans to reincarnate themselves as principled conservatives.  And in the unlikely event that did happen this Forum will happily admit we were wrong and Rush was right.  But we are not worried about having to do that, on any topic Rush cares to comment on.

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