Question: when are conservatives going to treat Rush Limbaugh like William Buckley treated the John Birch Society back in the 50s--i.e., ostracize him for his outrageous radicalism?
William Buckley is now gone to his eternal reward, but someone needs to take up the hoe here and weed out the conservative movement a little.
It would probably be up to the neo-cons to do this, since they're the only serious intellectuals left in the older conservative movement. Go for it, David Brooks and David Frum! (I would add Bill Kristol here, but I really don't think he is serious anymore.) And Mr. Burkean Conservative himself, George Will, you're not a neo-con, but you are still the dean of the Conservative movement. Please, tell Rush Limbaugh where to go. I know, I know, people listen to him. But hey, that's the problem!! Consider the well-being of the country over the Republican Party. It's the patriotic thing to do.
Update: I just learned that Bill Kristol has been terminated by the New York Times as a columnist. Goodbye, Bill.