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I've been researching the simmering civil war in the GOP over the information bubble generated by the "conservative entertainment complex". My focus is Rush Limbaugh's role in the middle of that conservative entertainment complex.

I encountered one aspect of conservative philosophy that is interesting because of its uncommon clarity.

Laura Ingraham weighs in with the assertion on her blog, "contrary to what the usual suspects on the Left and mushy middle are saying, Romney's loss is not an indictment of conservatism." Well, fine. But it is a statement by her staff that really illustrates and encapsulates a core belief of right wing nuttery.

Are the defeats the fault of the GOP and its candidates, and do they now need to pander to minorities and update their platform to make it more appealing? What exactly is wrong with conservative principles? Anything? No. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. We don’t need to change to appeal to voters. We need voters and their mindsets to change. It is no easy task. [emphasis added]

  —Laura Ingraham Staff: GOP Recovery- Trickle-Down Patriotism, November 7, 2012

Conservatives are, in essence, telling the voters:

We're not the problem, you are. Change!

That should work well going forward.




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