Rush has picked up on a comment by pollster, Frank Luntz, about healthcare and run it into the theater of the absurd.
Luntz apparently told Republicans that if they don't say that there's a healthcare crisis, they risk further marginalization.
That incensed Limbaugh, and thus he risks marginalization.
He took the Luntz comment and did exactly what liberals do – he took it to mean something that was never said. In this case that Republicans had to agree that there was a crisis that only government could solve.
But the original Luntz statement apparently said nothing of the kind. He only said one very narrow thing: Republicans must acknowledge there's a healthcare crisis.
For the record, I've been saying there's a crisis for over a decade, and I said back then that if Republicans failed to act in increasing competition and incentives among companies involved in healthcare, they would bring about the very system they, and I, feared most – government run, single payer healthcare.
And Republicans did exactly that – they failed to act. And all of that time, Limbaugh denied there was a crisis. Now, anyone who doesn't think there is a crisis deserves to be marginalized – and that's just for starters. The worst part is that it might now be too late to avoid the horrors of a government run system, and yet Limbaugh's tune remains the same.
But even if Republicans do finally acknowledge the crisis, they are now powerless to act, and so they will likely try to get the best deal they can in a government controlled system. That's one great job they've done, and a great reason why they are where they are, not to mention where they are going.
And if Limbaugh is the best leader conservatives have… and he absolutely is, it's going to be an ugly rest of your lives!