Andrew Sullivan, in "Limbaugh's Agit-Prop," calls Limbaugh's latest Opinion Journal piece, ("Holding Court") "something an aide to Andropov might have written in the waning years of the Soviet Union." Limbaugh's nonsensical comment about the Left's "big-government agenda" is obliterated by Sullivan:
Maybe the memo never made it to Rush, so let's see if we can get this through to him: it was the "held-in-contempt" Bill Clinton who reduced the size of government; it is your president and the conservative movement that has expanded it at a faster clip than at any time since FDR. That's not an opinion. It's what is called a fact. Deal with it. Or you too will never haul yourself out of the past.
The rest of Rush's essay is also stuck in the four-decades-old past, when conservatives really were out of power. He seems reluctant, for some reason, to acknowledge the GOP's control of government and the media; if he recognized these facts, he and his ideological cohorts might have to accept responsibility for their many--and ongoing--failures.