Douglas MacKinnon

Nobody cares. If this primary season has taught us anything, it’s that almost no one really cares. Time and again, we have borne witness to the truth being sacrificed for the greater good of liberalism and a “bi-partisan” agenda as defined by MoveOn.org, Hillary Clinton, and The New York Times.

We have been shown – in the starkest, most frightening detail – what this leftist agenda holds in store for us and our nation, and no one cares. A cabal of left-leaning journalists, Democrat politicians, and a growing number of alleged “Republicans,” are trying to sweep conservatism into the dust-bin of history, and no one cares.

Well, almost no one. Conservative talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin, have been desperately trying to sound the alarm, and for their trouble, they have been smeared, misquoted, and demonized by not only the usual suspects in the liberal media, but by surrogates for Republican presidential candidates John McCain and Mike Huckabee.

What crime have Limbaugh, Hannity, and Levin committed? They told the truth. In the best interest of their nation and conservative values, they simply told the truth. They pointed out in minute, unvarnished detail, that McCain and Huckabee may be many things, but true conservatives they are not. They stressed, that if conservatives wanted to vote for someone who would uphold their ideals, they may want to look elsewhere. They wondered, why liberal paper after liberal paper was endorsing John McCain? They stood on their principles, and for that, they have been vilified.

In unison, the far-left media now gleefully predicts the diminished influence of hosts like Limbaugh and Hannity. They falsely – what else – base this on the assumption that since McCain has basically secured the nomination (although Huckabee is making him sweat because, as he rightfully says, “this is not a coronation,”) and since the talk-radio hosts opposed McCain, that therefore, Limbaugh and Hannity are about to go the way of the dinosaur. In concert with that fantasy, the mainstream media – as they have since Limbaugh first swung his chair behind a microphone – is telling anyone who will listen, that conservative talk radio is “over.”

Ignorance and fabrication have long been the currency of the left, and their deceitful and ad hominem attacks against the Limbaughs, Hannitys, and talk radio, only reinforce that their treasury is bursting at the seams. While reprehensible, such conduct is to be expected. What is not expected, and what can’t be accepted, is self-described “Republicans” casting the truth aside to recite the talking points of the left.


Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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