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, 20 Oct 2018 20:35:24 -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 0bbc12e93ac806ab4966036bccf25181 Leftist Violence Natural Outgrowth of Authoritarian Ideology for 10/19/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/10/18/leftist-violence-natural-outgrowth-of-authoritarian-ideology Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What do you make of the leftist violence and anarchy all over the country lately? Is it just random and unrepresentative of the Democratic Party and the left as a whole? Or does it logically follow from what the left has become?</p> <p>In Portland, Oregon, in June, a leftist mob surrounded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, barricading the exits and blocking the driveway. "Guards" patrolled the doors, trapping biohazard cleanup crew workers inside in stifling heat and with infernal odors. The agitators carried signs calling ICE employees Nazis and white supremacists. The Portland Police Bureau denied assistance to federal officers pleading for help.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 19, 2018</p> ac0ebf30070a6bc87f21402bec3a9a16 Who Are the Real Partisans? for 10/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/10/18/who-are-the-real-partisans Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Someone please tell me what bizarro world Democratic activists inhabit &#8212; those who are grumbling that Republicans are unscrupulous partisan warriors imposing their agenda by government coercion and trampling the innocent, passive left in the process.</p> <p>This is frighteningly delusional and shockingly divorced from reality.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 12, 2018</p> cdbd3ad167f0004ba63d20536a240e43 For the Left, the Kavanaugh Brouhaha Is Not About Kavanaugh for 10/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/10/18/for-the-left-the-kavanaugh-brouhaha-is-not-about-kavanaugh Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Those on the political left wouldn't be fighting to the death over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation if they were as committed to the Constitution and the rule of law as conservatives are. All of their phony hand-wringing is particularly ironic given their cynical attitude toward the Supreme Court's role.</p> <p>They are pulling out all the stops to delay &#8212; and thus defeat &#8212; the confirmation because they are hysterically obsessed foremost with preserving the court's judicially manufactured precedent in Roe v. Wade of a constitutional right to abortion. There is nothing in the Constitution even remotely hinting of such a federally protected right, but the left is as adamant about protecting it as you would expect a mother to be about protecting the health and welfare of her children.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 05, 2018</p> c8122664c24bbfd9ac3c2e7aed48e7a6 My New Book: 'Jesus Is Risen' for 09/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/my-new-book-jesus-is-risen Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I want to tell you about my upcoming book, "Jesus Is Risen, Paul and the Early Church," for release Oct. 2. This is my fourth Christian-themed book and I am more enthused with each one.</p> <p>Ever since I became a believer, I've been eager to share my experiences. Ever since I began to study the Bible, I've been anxious to share what I've learned with people who may be skeptics or unsure, like I used to be. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 28, 2018</p> 8ec437308cb9603cd9f80f70db2b29c3 Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded for 09/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/project-veritas-catches-deep-state-redhanded Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We've long known that unelected leftist bureaucrats embedded in the bowels of the federal government have been lawlessly targeting conservatives and abusing their power to thwart the agenda of duly elected Republican policymakers. The proof keeps pouring in.</p> <p>The Obama administration's IRS deliberately discriminated against conservative groups in their applications for tax-exempt status. This isn't an empty partisan allegation from an imaginary "right-wing conspiracy." In 2013, an IRS official admitted scrutinizing groups with right wing identifying names, such as "Tea Party" and "patriots." An inspector general's report that year confirmed this nefarious practice.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 21, 2018</p> c1e18b726c36d3286fd6644bed4390d4 Do Democrats Trust Midterm Polling? for 09/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/do-democrats-trust-midterm-polling Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If midterm election polls increasingly show that Democrats are poised to regain control of the House, then why are liberals in panic mode? What do they know that we don't &#8212; or that they don't want us to?</p> <p>The highly touted opinion poll analyst, FiveThirtyEight, released an election update video reporting that Democrats have an 82 percent chance of winning a majority of the House in November. The narrator breathlessly reveals that this is the first time their forecast has given the Democrats more than an 80 percent of winning the House since the launch of the model.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 14, 2018</p> 9548279bef2ecb7ff43f04bbf6280186 Mr. Anonymous Exposes an Even Deeper State for 09/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/mr-anonymous-exposes-an-even-deeper-state Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If Democrats and resistance Republicans think they are going to depose President Trump or thwart his presidency by endlessly savaging him in the name of protecting the republic, they don't have any concept of the fierce resolve of his supporters.</p> <p>The latest salvo in the resistance's efforts to nullify the will of the American electorate is an anonymous New York Times op-ed purportedly penned by a "senior official" in the Trump administration. This pretend super-patriot declares that Trump faces "a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader. ... The dilemma &#8212; which he does not fully grasp &#8212; is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. I would know. I am one of them."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 07, 2018</p> 5b3836ce9d6bc708101bdbb4f30db1c7 'Armstrong,' a New Comic Novel for 08/31/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/08/18/armstrong-a-new-comic-novel Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I want to tell you about one of the funniest books I've read in a while. It's a novel called "Armstrong," and it imagines that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn.</p> <p>Written as a letter to Custer's wife, Libbie, it is a page-turning adventure that's genuinely clever and engrossing. There is also a real history to the story, and conservatives will recognize a certain cultural and patriotic conservatism, including a strong affirmation of marriage and America's military heritage. The book is set at the tail end of Reconstruction and offers, in its own comic way, an ideal of reconciliation that some might find instructive for our times.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 31, 2018</p> edfab73cf297ccba4445360dc0cdc91a The Democrats' Latest Ploy to Obstruct Kavanaugh's Confirmation for 08/24/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/08/18/the-democrats-latest-ploy-to-obstruct-kavanaughs-confirmation Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats figure that if they can't yet get enough impeachment traction from the Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort cases, they'll at least be able to delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.</p> <p>Apart from whether the cases of his personal lawyer and his campaign chairman expose President Trump to legal jeopardy, which I strongly doubt, Democrats have dialed up their propaganda machine to 12 &#8212; the default 11 setting not quite satisfying their impeachment bloodlust.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 24, 2018</p> 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>