Stay Classy Rush

Limbaugh goes there on the Powell endorsement:

“Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race… OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with.”

David Brooks was on the Meet the Press this morning and said that conservatives/Republicans could take this as a lesson and try to learn from it or they could attack Powell.  Clear which side  of that dyad Rush is on.  Brooks astutely pointed out that Powell’s was really more a criticism of the GOP and it’s move to what he (Powell) called a “narrowing” of the party.  Versus Obama who he called “inclusive.”

In the Republican intra-fight post-Death Watch that’s one to note.  The GOP simply can not be going forward the small town/white party.  With invocations of fear of the other (“libruls”), being the “pro America” part of America, et.al.  The demographics just aren’t there.  They have to be able to project that they are not afraid of the coming changes in terms of population makeup, attitude, etc.  Otherwise they will be basically a rump regional party of the South and Plains States. If that is not be the case, then the poison is going to have to be purged.

This was the most powerful part of Powell’s endorsement and something I doubt Rush will ever wrap his mind around:

Bonus video of Powell interviewed afterward, via Sullivan.  Brutal from a guy who loves his party but can’t stand the bile.

Conor Friedersdorf, one of the voices of conservative sanity realizing a line must be drawn, agrees.

Update I:  While it is impressive that Obama raised $150 million in a month (unbelievable really), in the midst of this financial crisis, couldn’t $150 million be better spent?  I mean really?

Update IIMemo to the McCain camp.  Did you watch the Dem primaries?  Remember when Hillary would mock “latte drinking liberals” and “small states”?  Recall how well that worked out for her?  Have you learned nothing?  srsly.

Update III:  Memo to Rush & those like unto him.  If you want a lesson in how to respond to something like this as McCain supporter, of all people Rudy Giuliani, with the blueprint:

I don’t see the same things in Barack Obama that Colin Powell sees…. I think General Powell is wrong, respectfully.”

Was that so hard?

Sadly, the McCain camp didn’t get the memo. The McCain camp response was typically adolescent, immature, and reeked of mean-spirited sore loserdom.  But what do you expect, it was Tucker Bounds after all.

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