Rush LImbaugh has been crowned the leader of the Republican Party by the Democrats and to the humor of all, his fellow Republicans have kind of completed coronation. So how should Rush use his new found power? It’s clear that there is a void at the top of the Republican party and Rush has a large bully pulpit, so what should he do? I have an idea for you Rush.
First, recognize that all those who try to speak for the Republican Party on the stimulus all have one thing in common: They are completely unqualified to speak about the economy in general and our current crisis in particular. Not that the Democratic congressmen and senators are any better, because they aren’t. On one side of this crisis, you have Obama’s administration consulting with the best economists money can buy. One the other side, you have … what, a bunch of politicans looking to profit from being in the opposition? People who want Obama to fail? This is not going to work for you.
Once you understand that these people, your subjects, don’t know what they’re talking about, it’s time to take on the administration. Put together your team of reputable economists and present your own plan! I’m sure you can find a group of economists who are not confident about the administration’s plan to sit around a table, put together a comprehensive theory of what is happening and how we can mitigate the crisis and then propose a solution that is different than what the administration has proposed. The economists would probably do it for free just for the press! Armed with a counter proposal, your minions in government would be in a position to ask for changes in the stimulus package instead of futilely cursing the Democrats. This is your chance to lead Rush. What are you going to do with it?