This is an interesting article by a highly regarded conservative. These few excerpts don't do it justice. In it, a conservative confronts the reality facing the Republican Party and proposes a way out. Why Rush is Wrong | Newsweek National News | Newsweek.com With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgenceâ€”exactly the image that Barack Obama most wants to affix to our philosophy and our party. ... In 1984 Reagan won young voters by 20 points; the elder Bush won voters under 30 again in 1988. Since that year, the Democrats have won the under-30 vote in five consecutive presidential elections. Voters who turned 20 between 2000 and 2005 are the most lopsidedly Democratic age cohort in the electorate. If they eat right, exercise and wear seat belts, they will be voting against George W. Bush well into the 2060s. ... (Referring to emails he receives) Most of these e-mails say some version of the same thing: if you don't agree with Rush, quit calling yourself a conservative and get out of the Republican Party. There's the perfect culmination of the outlook Rush Limbaugh has taught his fans and followers: we want to transform the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan into a party of unanimous dittoheadsâ€”and we don't care how much the party has to shrink to do it. That's not the language of politics. It's the language of a cult.