"At his core [Rush Limbaugh] is an opportunistic rhetorician: if an opportunity to skewer a liberal arises he'll take it, never mind the underlying principles, or even whether he defended a conservative for a similar sin two months prior; when loyalty to the GOP conflicts with adherence to conservative principles (e.g., 2000 to 2008) he generally sides with his party; he prefers capitalistic 'creative destruction' to community preservation, which is fine and defensible but isn't particularly conservative; often when he flouts political correctness, his purpose isn't to speak unpopular truths . . . but to rile his critics and make himself seem daring to an adolescent segment of his listeners."
-- Conor Friedersdorf
Rush Limbaugh has an audience of 20 million. He has been the No. 1 national talk radio host for 20 years and, for his efforts, was recognized as an honorary member of the freshman class of the 104th Congress.
Friedersdorf's biggest contribution to the conservative cause? "A Case for Gay Marriage."
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines.)