Rush Limbaugh, Michael Steele and a 14-Year-Old Walk Into a Bar

Wed, March 4, 2009

Moms & Politics

Yes, I know the fourteen-year-old wouldn’t be able to get into the bar, but it just sounds like there’s a really good joke there. I’m hoping that the joke is on the GOP.

It’s quite a cast of characters that seem to be leading the way for GOP 3.0. First, there’s Rush Limbaugh. What can I say about Limbaugh that won’t get me sued? Well, I’ll just take a few tidbits from his Wikipedia entry — he’s a college drop-out, and he’s pretty much been a radio talk show host since then. Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those things, but I hardly think it qualifies him to browbeat the GOP and the new RNC chairman, Michael Steele.

Not that I have any love lost for Michael Steele. When he was chosen to be the running mate of former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, he had no political experience — he’d been an attorney and later started a consulting business. Not especially the stuff that great political careers are made of.

Then, there’s the 14-year-old. I’m not sure who’s been brainwashing Jonathan Krohn, but I saw him on CNN after he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (yes, you heard me right) and he sure does have the talking points down to an art.

Now, I am a political geek from WAY back and my interest in politics did start in my teens, but I’ve never met a 14-year-old who really understand the minutiae of the conservative movement or Constitutional intricacies. He’s written a book they’re all hot about, Define Conservatism. He’s upset that people don’t understand. And he does? At 14?

Krohn is being touted as the next big thing among conservatives, Steele wants to remake the GOP and Limbaugh is being treated as the de facto head of the party. If Limbaugh, Steele and Krohn are all they’ve got, I’m going to sleep a little better in my progressive household for the next four years.

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7 Responses to “Rush Limbaugh, Michael Steele and a 14-Year-Old Walk Into a Bar”

  1. impromptublogger Says:

    Most 14-year-olds still tend to parrot their parent’s view on things and it takes until at least 16 or 17 before you have the brain power and intellect to make opinions on your own. That’s not to say if you have a parent who’s a radical on either side, you may be turned off by it all at a much younger age. (Go to “A Bad Friend” at Silver Spring Stage and you’ll see what I mean)… (plug in there since my dh did the sound design on it!)

  2. Amy in Ohio Says:


  3. winecat Says:

    you got that right! I figure the longer they are flinging mud at each other they can’t cause a lot more trouble.

  4. sandy shoes Says:

    Don’t forget Bobby Jindal… they’ve got him, too!

    Um, yeah. We’ll be sleeping just fine in our progressive household, as well :).

  5. Tresor De Beaute Says:

    Reading this thread, I sense some sardonicism. I’m wondering, had he written a book titled “Define Liberalism”, would people reaction be the same?

  6. PunditMom Says:

    Actually, I would wonder the same thing about a 14 year old and any political theory, especially if it sounded like they were just repeating back memorized talking points.

  7. Kelley Irish Says:

    As a recovering republican and born again Democrate/I can tell you it was Rush and Fox News that pushed me over the edge. The attitude of inteolerance was more than I could bare. The attitude that there was no room for discussion and disagreement within the party effectively pushed many of away. As a Catholic it is clear Rush hates us based simply, on our religion. I couldn’t be party of an organization that defined itself by what they were against instead of what they were in favor of.

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