David Limbaugh loves Twitter, but worries modern conservatives are less socially conservative

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh’s new book, “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War On The Republic” includes a series of well-researched, well-written, jabs at President Obama.

And it also includes this non-traditional dedication:

To my good friends in the conservative community on Twitter–
a patriotic group of warriors fighting to save the Republic–
and to a tea party movement, which has proven
that the torch of freedom still burns brightly in America

Limbaugh and I recently had a chance to talk about the book — and about how Twitter has changed things. “We are a bunch of patriots trying to take our country back,” he said. “It’s a community that’s tight-knit, and we support each other. And I think it’s important, as we go forward, that we provide reinforcement to each other — we share information — we embolden each other and we help edify each other…”

But while Limbaugh is incredibly happy with the way Twitter has empowered grassroots and tea party conservatives, he does worry about how many of his friends on Twitter don’t share his socially conservative views.

“Because Obama has driven us…over the financial cliff,” he averred, we “see the ascendancy of the libertarian wing of the…Republican Party rising. And we see less concern about the denigration of our social values.”

“A lot of my good friends on Twitter are not social conservatives — and they are dismissive of social conservatism,” he said. “They find it a nuisance. They find it an annoyance. And they just tolerate that aspect of those of us who are social conservatives, and they don’t like it.”

Listen to audio of our full conversation here. Or download the podcast on iTunes.

Matt K. Lewis