Back in mid-October, the week that the words “Joe The Plumber” entered the national lexicon, I wrote:
As Glenn Reynolds writes, the legacy media have done “more investigations into Joe the Plumber in 24 hours than they’ve done on Barack Obama in two years.” The media have internalized Joseph Conrad’s famous aphorism from The Heart of Darkness and they’re in the process of completely destroying Joe the Plumber, as an object lesson for anyone else who dares Think Different, just as they’ve already successfully done with Sarah Palin, just as they did 20 years ago with Dan Quayle. Occasionally, an apostate such as Ronald Reagan, Clarance Thomas, Rush Limbaugh or George W. Bush is able to survive such exposure and go on to powerful accomplishments, which is all the more reason why the media must destroy the Other, the Alien, before his message becomes too powerful.
At CPAC today, Rush Limbaugh told his audience (bolding in original post at Gateway Pundit):
“Ladies and Gentlemen of the United States, the Democrat Party has actively not just sought the failure of Republican presidents and policies, and now wars for the first time… The democrat party doesn’t stop at failure. Talk to Robert Bork, talk to Judge Clarence Thomas, they try to destroy lives, reputations and character.”
Video here, also via Gateway Pundit, which notes that CSPAN will re-air Rush’s speech at 8:00 PM (presumably eastern):