I’ve not heard the show or even read the full article, but Rush Limbaugh has argued that Democrats “never gave Bush a chance in 2000.”
Limbaugh is correct, of course, but that doesn’t mean that Republicans should follow suit. Case in point, is Hillary Clinton. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was confirmed this week by a vote of 94-2. Only Senators Demint and Vitter opposed their former colleague.
Compare that to a similar confirmation vote eight years ago. Another former senator, as vilified by the left as Hillary is by the right, was put before former colleagues for a vote. Political differences aside, he, just like Hillary, was unquestionably qualified for the assignment. His name: John Ashcroft.
But there was a very different outcome. Democrats opposed John Ahscroft 34-8.
Limbaugh is right that since the very beginning, Democrats never gave Bush a chance. They wanted him to fail, many even to the point that they wanted America to fail with him. But that doesn’t mean that what Democrats did wrong should now be the Republican response. Elections have consequences and one of those consequences is that Presidents get to put in place their own qualified advisors.
For the good of the country, Republicans need to take the high road. But also for the good of the country, they should never stop to remind America how low was the road Democrats drove every day for eight years.