Rush Limbaugh provides support to Sibby’s rule number one (Do not do what the Democrats say):
RUSH: We have an opportunity here, folks, with this DeLay business. There's something that I have said throughout the course of my star-studded career, be it dealing with the Soviets or any other enemy, Al-Qaeda, and it's very simple: weakness invites attack. You show weakness, especially as your enemies define it, and you are saying, "Come on and come get me." Weakness can be displayed by cutting and running in Mogadishu, Somalia. Weakness can be displayed by saying, "Oh, okay, you don't like Newt Gingrich. We'll force him out for you." Weakness can be displayed, "I want to have a new tone. I want to get along with all the Democrats. I want to consult you in how we should put together the education bill." Any time that Democrats will consider any agreement with them as weakness, they will think we are caving. I'll tell you something else, you come to grips with this, which I have been telling the Republicans for years, or they're going to bleed to death from a thousand cuts. You know, this DeLay thing, the hurricane, whatever. And, by the way, give me what is weakness in the hurricane? By not having the guts to say, "Mayor Nagin, you're incompetent. Governor Blanco, you're incompetent." That's what being weak is. By, "Okay, how about if we give you Mike Brown?" You see what good that did? "Yeah, how about if we blame FEMA? How about if we spend $250 billion Louisiana and Mary Landrieu, will that be okay?" No. They'll want 350 billion!
You cannot show weakness. You'll just invite more attack. You just can't do it. There's a lesson to be learned in this DeLay business. Now, for those of you that are feeling weak, for those of you saying, "It's over. I knew it's not going to last, Rush. I knew it was going to happen. We're just throwing it all away." I mentioned this an hour ago. I'm getting to it now, and I've got lots of stuff in this stack that when you hear about it, it's going to enrage you and you'll forget all about DeLay and you'll get refocused on what we've been focused on and that is continuing to defeat the left in this country.