James Carville believes Rush Limbaugh is the “moral and intellectual leader and most influential person in the Republican Party.” Really?
Too bad this is the kind of intellectual leader the Democratic Party has near its helm.
Last week reporters said they knew Carville was in a daily conference call with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, ABC news host George Stephanopoulos of “This Week,” and frequent CNN talking head Paul Begula.
But I never for a second thought of them as the “moral and intellectual leaders and most influential” people in the Democratic Party.
Mr. Carville is mistaking TV ratings for intellectual influence.
Last I heard, Rush Limbaugh was a private citizen with a radio show.
There are many thinkers on both sides of the aisle and they are seen in the media and in lesser arena such as Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the New York Times and other areas. They appear at public events and give lectures: many Republicans at the Heritage Foundation.
Carville seems to mistake his own viewpoint and its importance with the media that allows him to espouse it, its “importance” and ratings.
That may not be necessarily be true.
Just a thought, but Michael Steele may have more merit and influence in the Republican Party just now that Rush Limbaugh.
So one wonders, why the attacks on Rush Limbaugh from the President on down?
Congratulations to Carville, Emanel, Stephanopoulos and Begula. We know you think you are the moral and intellectual leaders and most influential people in the Democratic Party.
And we know if it wasn’t for Roland Burris there would be no Barack Obama.
He said so on TV.
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Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior to the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington, January 20, 2009.(Jim Young – UNITED STATES/Reuters)