PJ O’Rourke has an entertaining article on right wing politics in the US. He poses the question I have often asked myself…When was the last time a conservative talk show changed a mind?
He likes Rush Limbaugh? Apparently so, but he still is not all that right:
Me. I am a little to the right of … Why is the Attila comparison used? Fifth-century Hunnish depredations on the Roman Empire were the work of an overpowerful executive pursuing a policy of economic redistribution in an atmosphere of permissive social mores. I am a little to the right of Rush Limbaugh. I’m so conservative that I approve of San Francisco City Hall marriages, adoption by same-sex couples, and New Hampshire’s recently ordained Episcopal bishop. Gays want to get married, have children, and go to church. Next they’ll be advocating school vouchers, boycotting HBO, and voting Republican.
He is critical of the right, for usually being just too extreme. And of the left he asks :
Do some liberals feel as if they’re guarding the net while their teammates make a furious rush at their own goal? NPR seems more whiny than hectoring, except at fundraising time.
A funny piece.