“Rush Limbaugh [. . .] is certainly a well-traveled, well-read and culturally current, very worldly baby boomer. His taste in rock and roll or comedy as expressed on his show reveal him to be what used to be called ‘progressive.’ [. . .]
“Yet in a nation of increasingly well-educated people, there is a new turn in the seemingly endless tales of liberal elites and their snobby pretensions that go beyond their disdain with the [. . .] heart of America. [. . .] That turn can be summed up in one word: betrayal.
“Were Rush Limbaugh exactly the same but a liberal [. . .] there would be no controversy to be had. [. . .] To have the audacity to be both a baby boomer and question the prevailing baby boomer liberal wisdom, to actually agree with middle America on the most important issues of the day is to risk sheer, unmitigated fury from one’s generational peers. To do this with the credentials of politics, the law, the media or Hollywood securely in your background is to set off a borking, the object of which is not to disagree, but destroy.”
Jeffrey Lord, writing on “Borking Rush,” Oct. 30 in the American Spectator Online at www.spectator.org