To say I’m late with this would be an understatement, but it was announced when I was on vacation and, frankly, I’m pretty jazzed about it.
I’ve been a radio talk show host since 1993, and it can be a pretty mercurial business. Working as a local host is difficult enough, but launching into national syndication is the riskiest thing you can do, but I’m thrilled with the success Tammy Radio has had. I do believe it’s confirmation of my general political premise: there has been a new American revolution as Americans are identifying less and less with political parties, and more with being Americans first.
There will always be, of course, extremists on both sides, and while in the past we have put up with that nonsense, we’ve now seen the what damage the moonbats can do when left to their own devices. The Democrat Party is under the control of leftist extremist George Soros, and should simply admit it’s the Socialist Worker’s Party. And the Republicans, with the way they spend and their faith-based obsession with controlling private society, should rename itself the Democratic Party.
In the meantime, there is no true Classical Liberal (today’s conservative) representation in the political realm; a representation that embraces the individual, the actual free market, small and limited government and the right to privacy. Those values are being expressed, however, in New Media, on talk radio and the internet. This is where the core of the American people is heard, and how we kept informed and organized to at least keep the politcos somewhat in check.
The heart of the Democrat Party is in more trouble than the Republicans when it comes to New Media in part because even there the extremists are the only voices. After having been billed as the voice of liberals, Air America collapses into bankruptcy. And “liberal” websites only spew either the party line, or even more extremist leftist rhetoric, leaving traditional Democrats out in the cold.
I know many of you are also political partisans, but even this is changing as we realize that neither party has all the answers. They actually never really have, but now, after September 11th, we’re finally admitting it.
This is why the Newsmax list of Most Influential Radio Hosts is so interesting. Using a combination of radio show audience reach, as well as other mediums of influence, such as television, books,. columns, etc, you’ll see a variety of individuals, with varied agendas. The question becomes, and our effort must focus on, which voices will prevail as true representatives of what it means to be American first, and all that it entails. And that, my friends, is up to you.