Another conservative canary swoons in the right-wing coal mine.
Los Angeles-based KFI (AM640) is probably the largest radio station west of the Mississippi, reaching south to San Diego, north to Fresno, and east to Las Vegas.
And effective January 20th, it’s done carrying Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh is moving in LA to another, much smaller, station that barely reaches into Orange County.
This, of course, signals that far-right radio in the United States is on the decline–which also means Tea Party conservatism is on the decline.
We’re entering a long political era in which women and liberal-leaning Millenials will be the ultimate deal makers and breakers in politics and culture, not far-right baffoons.
The conservative era, driven by post-WWII Baby Boom voters–and that began its Romantic phase with Ronald Reagan, its Decadent phase with George W. Bush, and is now in its Late Decadent phase–is heading, however crankily, for the historical exits.
What the Republican Party will be a decade from now is unclear, but its future–if it’s going to be at all successful as a national party (and not just a Southern party)–is not with anti-gay marriage misogynists like Rush Limbaugh. And that’s a good thing.