Lesser Flees Upon Rush's Back to Bite Him
Rush Limbaugh has moved from just another Republican to the Republican boss man by staking out the ground as Obama's most intemperate opponent. The key move is saying he hopes Obama will fail. That is terrible politics, but he's not a politician. Democratic political strategists like James Carville ("its the stupidity stupid") know that Limbaugh gave them a perfect weapon to use against the Republican party. Democrats used it, of course, prominently including the whole communications staff of the Obama administration. Thus Limbaugh became the number one Republican. Republican elected officials must hate him, but they don't dare criticize him. By going too far and playing into Obama's hands he has become Obama's favorite anti-Obama.
Hmmm. Two can play that game. A Republican who needs attention can be The One Republican Who Dares Criticize Limbaugh. Not a better position than Congressman, Senator or RNC chairman in the good graces of the party, but much better that "who ? .... Oh yeah I remember he had something to do with the "Axis of Evil" ... Oh yeah he had a lot to do with "Axis"."
David Frum seems to be aiming to be Rush's Rush.
Via Brad DeLong
p.s. I agree with everything Frum says and just criticize him, because I suspect his motives without direct evidence.