Finally, it is nice to see the cult of personality being discussed out in the open:
I should say that there's something to like in the Limbaugh speech; I share a degree of his skepticism over the expanding role of the state in American life under Obama, and his confidence that the greater responsibility for our own condition lies in individual and private-sector initiative. But good grief, is this what constitutes popular conservatism in 2009? This ideologically-driven right-wing Rousseauism, with Leninist overtones about the Enemies of the People? If so, then count me as an Enemy, because I want nothing to do with it, as I recognize it as simply a crudely politicized form of philosophical liberalism.
The odd self-appointment of Limbaugh as a spokesperson for anything is one of the weirder turns of the last few months. Is there no politician on the US right who can stand up and tell him to stuff his vanity and self-promotion. Ben is on the story even though he has an ill-placed soft spot for the great addled one.