Last month, in the midst of a flurry of scrutiny of GOP presidential candidates’ stances on health insurance mandates similar to one included in the 2010 Democratic healthcare overhaul, Limbaugh took to the airwaves to defend Heritage’s past support for such a proposal.
“The Heritage Foundation to this day says they are being impugned and misrepresented in terms of their advocacy for such a thing,” Limbaugh said, explaining that the venerable think tank “abandoned the idea once they saw it implemented” and realized “it doesn’t work.”
Limbaugh, who has been a paid Heritage endorser since 2009, said the reversal did nothing to detract from the “profound … respect for Heritage. Heritage is the gold standard. Heritage was every bit as involved in Reaganism as Reagan was, and nothing’s changed.”
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
How To Not Be A RINO: Pay Rush Limbaugh
Politico has a story out about how large, conservative, non-profit organizations are paying talk radio hosts for positive spin. Supposedly, this is shocking. I have been saying for a long time that Rush and Co. couldn't give a rat's rear end about the conservative movement. This is all business, and if you pay enough, Rush can make you a conservative. My favorite part is Rush's defense of the Heritage Foundation's individual mandate. It is a lesson in how to buy remittances to keep your own hide out of RINO purgatory. If Romney were as unscrupulous as these guys, he could use his money more effectively.