David Limbaugh from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:21:54 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss David Limbaugh from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/david-limbaugh-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh 4229b97043a62d2f2ac6aad8acad49fb Identity Politics: A Cynical Electoral Tactic for 08/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/08/18/identity-politics-a-cynical-electoral-tactic Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>No offense, my Democratic friends, but only in the modern Democratic Party could a Democratic icon such as Andrew Cuomo fearlessly and publicly claim that America "was never that great." Just two decades ago, few Democrats would dare make that statement.</p> <p>Lest you fall for the lie that this was merely a one-off hyperbole, notice the full range of Cuomo's intentional remarks.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 17, 2018</p> 43e66c24aedd14974437deea6c27c644 Trump Hatred, a Consuming Virus for 08/10/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/08/18/trump-hatred-a-consuming-virus Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's ironic that the loudest of Trump haters routinely breach the very civil standards of decency they claim justify their antipathy. Others are just creepily obsessed.</p> <p>I'm not exaggerating. Trump haters from both sides of the political aisle have fretted themselves into a consuming frenzy against the president.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 10, 2018</p> abe797121af614ac697e9079b08e1cc0 Congratulations to Rush for 30 Remarkable Years for 08/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/08/18/congratulations-to-rush-for-30-remarkable-years Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This week marks the 30th anniversary of my brother's national syndication in radio, and it has been a phenomenal success. Congratulations and kudos, Rush.</p> <p>Rush was born for broadcasting, especially radio broadcasting. While he has enormous talent and makes broadcasting look easy, he cultivated his skills into a finely developed art through years of dogged determination and dedication.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 03, 2018</p> 0d58cfb1cd312ac64f3d32911ec91809 Seeing Trump's Forest for 07/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/07/18/seeing-trumps-forest Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Writing in the The Weekly Standard, Andy Smarick warns fellow President Trump critics against falling into the seductive trap of weighing Trump's actions piecemeal and missing the cumulative effect of his assault on dignity, if I may paraphrase.</p> <p>Smarick seems concerned that GOP Trump foes are lowering their standards, relaxing their guard, perhaps even slowly warming up to Trump because of policy successes he's accumulating. If you weigh his good and his bad actions and statements on a ledger, you will miss the damage to civil society Trump is surely causing.<p>Updated: Thu Jul 26, 2018</p> 0f7dc3174a22a71210452d6aeebdb6e7 The Democratic Party's Christian Problem for 07/06/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/07/18/the-democratic-partys-christian-problem Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>People on the left are outraged when you question their patriotism, their dedication to the nation as founded and their respect for the Constitution as originally written, but they continually vindicate our concerns.</p> <p>The most recent example is the left's unhinged mania at Judge Amy Coney Barrett's inclusion on President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court appointees. In times of perceived crisis &#8212; and this is certainly one of those times for leftists &#8212; they show their colors, and you can color them militantly opposed to Barrett, in large part because of her Catholicism. And guess what else. Rumor is that she frequents a Bible study, as well.<p>Updated: Fri Jul 06, 2018</p> 0ce773e767a7d54da400ac07eacb32ca Trump's Clarifying Effect for 06/29/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/06/18/trumps-clarifying-effect Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Witnessing the political left's increasing irrationality and aggressiveness is, in the obvious sense, discouraging, but on the bright side, it's immensely clarifying.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">People with selective memories may be unaware, but the left's extremism and fascism are nothing new. Donald Trump is not the root cause of its angst, nor is he the first Republican president on the receiving end of such unhinged hatred.</span></p> <p>Never forget the Democrats' character assassination of such honorable judicial appointees as Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. Go back and watch some of Ted Kennedy's (and Joe Biden's) outrageous speeches condemning such nominees.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 29, 2018</p> 194ffc34f7948277a447275b550c51a2 Let's Find a Balanced Solution to Immigration and Stop the Preening for 06/22/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/06/18/lets-find-a-balanced-solution-to-immigration-and-stop-the-preening Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Virtue signaling soared to new heights with the family separation issue on the southern border. Too many people, including many well-meaning ones, are leaving their minds at the door with knee-jerk responses to media hype.</p> <p>No, I'm not saying there wasn't a real problem with separating children from their parents on the border, and I'm not saying I was indifferent to this matter. Quite the opposite.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 22, 2018</p> c1f53e2c8ae0cc226e16d5f5fd3d9621 Our Reaction to the North Korea Summit Depends on Our Predisposition About Trump for 06/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/06/18/our-reaction-to-the-north-korea-summit-depends-on-our-predisposition-about-trump Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It goes without saying that Democrats would view President Trump's North Korean negotiations quite differently than Republicans, but I was honestly surprised by the strong negative reaction of Trump critics on the right.</p> <p>Don't get me wrong; some Trump critics on the right reflexively oppose everything he does or says, but my gut reaction when first learning of the summit was that even they would grudgingly acknowledge this as a positive development. But their reaction was viscerally negative, harsh, cynical, pessimistic and absolute. Either I overestimated their capacity for some fairness concerning Trump or I am radically wrong in how I interpret the summit results.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 15, 2018</p> 22116ed83fec35812f86395b3e649174 'Fake News' Is Not a Fake Term for 06/08/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/06/18/fake-news-is-not-a-fake-term Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The left and Trump-opposing right are predictably annoyed at President Trump's persistent description of the liberal media as "fake news." Like it or not, the term as he uses it has merit.</p> <p>Trump's opponents hysterically claim he threatens the free press when he uses that term to describe them, just as they accuse him of other alleged abuses of constitutional power. In fact, unlike President Obama, Trump has governed within his constitutional authority. If his rhetoric scares them, then maybe they should find a safe space.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 08, 2018</p> 67fbc01d6bb6c4d875308ddbd42605a6 Roseanne, Trump and the Myth of Conservatives' Racism for 06/01/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/roseanne-trump-and-the-myth-of-conservatives-racism Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Roseanne Barr posted what many are convinced was a racist tweet, and ABC summarily canceled her sitcom. As Roseanne is considered a Donald Trump supporter and Trump is widely accused of racism, people are loosely smearing Trump as responsible for her, however indirectly.</p> <p>Maybe I'm defensive about loose charges of racism, but if so, I've acquired my defensiveness honestly, because racism has become the left's favorite categorical smear of conservatives and Republicans. It's not something I'm imagining. I've written about it many times, basing it on my observations of leftists and Democrats in action.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 01, 2018</p> 7690255d4b4889835fcd193ab5612b41 The Real Story: Destroying Trump and Protecting Clinton for 05/25/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/the-real-story-destroying-trump-and-protecting-clinton Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>You don't need to believe that the special counsel investigating President Donald Trump is a terrible person to conclude that the Obama administration and Clinton machine (and later their holdovers during the Trump administration) politicized and weaponized federal agencies to protect Hillary Clinton and damage Trump.</p> <p>So if you just can't shake your instinct that Robert Mueller is the epitome of virtue and professionalism, hold fast to it, but consider the litany of facts that prove serious and abundant malfeasance on the part of the Obama-Clinton "deep state" actors.<p>Updated: Fri May 25, 2018</p> c943cc6667f3742979e67e8f4f95fbbe The Leftist Duumvirate Is Subverting, Not Protecting, 'Our Democracy' for 05/18/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/the-leftist-duumvirate-is-subverting-not-protecting-our-democracy Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It is increasingly clear that the Trump-hating holdovers from the Obama administration and their media enablers &#8212; together, the duumvirate &#8212; are not protecting "our democracy" but subverting it by fraudulently scandalizing and delegitimizing President Trump.</p> <p>To avoid an email avalanche, let me emphasize that I know the difference between a democracy and a constitutional republic, but I am using the terminology of the Trump-hating left, which, by the way, prefers a democracy to a constitutional republic. But I digress.<p>Updated: Fri May 18, 2018</p> 301c8008a981254f98950cebef344b58 Denying Trump's Accomplishments Is Increasingly Irrational for 05/11/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/denying-trumps-accomplishments-is-increasingly-irrational Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Some people still can't stomach the idea of a Donald Trump presidency and so remain in denial about his mounting policy successes, but their resistance is looking increasingly proud and petty.</p> <p>It's risky to predict future trends, especially the political fortunes of government leaders and the results they might achieve, because there are so many moving parts. We've seen so much volatility and fluidity, and we have a plethora of unknowns. So I admit that it would be foolish to take for granted that President Trump will continue to rack up remarkable, substantive policy achievements, but it would be just as foolish to deny the significance of his accomplishments already, on a variety of fronts &#8212; or to pretend that it wouldn't have mattered much if Hillary Clinton had won the election.<p>Updated: Fri May 11, 2018</p> ba66fd964f91e73ff77308c24f5dc849 Sorry, Liberal Media, but You Own Michelle Wolf for 05/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/sorry-liberal-media-but-you-own-michelle-wolf Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Michelle Wolf is not the first so-called comic to maliciously insult conservatives and Republicans at a White House Correspondents' Association dinner, but she was intentionally mean-spirited, and even after the blowback, she's unrepentant.</p> <p>Members of the liberal mainstream media have expressed disapproval over some of Wolf's comments, saying she went too far. But I'm not buying it. This is what passes as liberal humor these days. Just watch Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher and Stephen Colbert and tell me their humor is less malevolent.<p>Updated: Fri May 04, 2018</p> 6fe8afc974a7f57e07cd5017687790d0 Someone Get Poor Jim Acosta Hazardous Duty Pay, Quick! for 04/27/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/someone-get-poor-jim-acosta-hazardous-duty-pay-quick Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In their incessant, mostly baseless attacks against President Donald Trump, his leftist haters reveal much more about themselves than him &#8212; and it's not an attractive revelation.</p> <p>In what seemed like a parody of a coastal elitist disparaging inferior flyover Americans, CNN's Jim Acosta said that too many Americans can't see through Trump's act because they "don't have all their faculties." This is going pretty far, even for this smug activist masquerading as an objective journalist. But in his defense, who wouldn't unravel at the realization that one's diligent yearlong efforts to remove the president have failed so spectacularly?<p>Updated: Fri Apr 27, 2018</p> b5a09da4176948b0e403e40b79b1217e The Fall of James Comey for 04/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/the-fall-of-james-comey Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I originally assumed that former FBI Director James Comey is an honorable and truthful man who was striving to be objective and avoid undue political influence. He has earned my change of mind.</p> <p>Our law enforcement and judicial institutions should operate, to the extent possible, above politics to ensure equal justice under the law.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 20, 2018</p> d87bc8a66197bd6850bb7d68d74356e8 Paul Ryan -- Still an Entitlements Reform Crusader? for 04/13/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/paul-ryan-still-an-entitlements-reform-crusader Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Concerning Paul Ryan's decision to leave Congress, I am more troubled by its implications for entitlement reform than the impact it may have on the GOP agenda or the November elections.</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal's editorial page said, "Ryan will leave Congress in January with no substantial progress on (reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid), few lawmakers interested in picking up the torch, and a clear signal that prospects are dim for any big overhaul in the foreseeable future."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 13, 2018</p> 89ebdb79be0f41e068b0f72ed94e7c31 Don't Let the Left Do It to Pruitt for 04/06/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/dont-let-the-left-do-it-to-pruitt Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The left's crusade against Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt should be seen for what it is &#8212; a witch hunt. We don't need any more conservatives hanged by leftists who major in criminalizing political differences and minor in slander.</p> <p>How dare a Republican president appoint an environmental heretic to head an administrative agency the left views as its sole, separate and absolute property? This agency exists to serve the deep state &#8212; the entrenched federal government bureaucracy that is tailor-made to advance the left's agenda and operate above accountability.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 06, 2018</p> e21998a4e7d4696376b9810d3c6c0fe7 It Depends on What the Meaning of Facts Is for 03/30/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/03/18/it-depends-on-what-the-meaning-of-facts-is Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Former President Barack Obama (I love the adjective preceding his title) made some comments at the recent Global Opinion Leaders Summit in Japan that I can't let slide, so please forgive me.</p> <p>"It used to be that the two political parties in the United States would disagree but there was a common base line of facts and a set of norms in terms of political behavior that were followed. ... You could have a disagreement, but basic things got done. ... And some of the reason for that is ... it used to be that in the United States, there were three television stations. Basically everybody watched the same thing. Everybody got their news from the same sources, and so everybody had, more or less, a similar view of the world. But today, because of first cable television and then now the internet, people have 500 channels to choose from, and they are able to find the news that fits their views instead of fitting their views to the news, so they are very biased in terms of how they see things, in a way that just didn't used to be the case. And so it becomes harder to have a proper democratic debate if we don't agree on just basic facts. ... I can have an argument with somebody who doesn't think it's worthwhile for us to sacrifice economic growth in order to reduce carbon emissions. It's much harder to have a debate with somebody who doesn't believe that the planet is getting warmer despite the fact that 99 out of 100 scientists say it is. ... When you don't have a common set of facts, it's hard to have, then, a basic democratic conversation."<p>Updated: Fri Mar 30, 2018</p> 7b4d59ea8c2f708f43dc511d381cb12c Authoritarianism for Me but Not for Thee for 03/23/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/03/18/authoritarianism-for-me-but-not-for-thee Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's funny how projection works. These hysterical Democrats calling for President Trump's impeachment because of his dastardly "authoritarian tendencies" are the ones with authoritarian tendencies.</p> <p>I'll bet you didn't know that the president commits an impeachable offense if his political opponents harbor an irrational fear that he has authoritarian tendencies &#8212; whether or not he has acted outside the scope of his constitutional authority, flouted the rule of law or done anything else that could be remotely construed as a high crime or misdemeanor. I didn't, either.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 23, 2018</p>