Redneck was never defined the way you have conveniently defined it to make it seem like some kind of endearing term. Go read about it. Now that it is fashionable to call yourself a redneck you and others have assigned a new meaning, like "bad" means "good" and "sick" is "cool" and so on. Redneck is now something of a cute, but crude on the level of "boys will be boys" person and not the illiterate, purposefully ignorant, lawless and mean spirited shithead without family values beyond fucking his mother or sister before the dog.
The term was never coined to describe people such as those you have described. You use it to make your shortcomings seem less threatening. You don't mean a full fledged redneck when you use the term to describe yourself. It is more likely you only mean to suggest you are only harmlessly ignorant, racist and prone to incest and your more redeeming characteristics like hardworking and independent mostly outweigh your cruder features.
The way I see it, you could possibly be the outcome of brother/sister/mother sex.
I am proud of my heritage, and always will be.
However, if it makes you feel better about where you come from, and what you have become in life to think this way about me...so be it.
I'll continue to make more money than you, have a better life than you, and view you as toe jam.
Now, back on topic...
When did Rush proclaim himself the leader of the Republican party? He's an entertainer and nothing more. I quit listening to him back int he Clinton years when I felt he went off on tangents about issues that didn't merit that type of attention.
I also, within the last 2 years, quit listening to Hannity for much the same reason...hanging up on those that don't agree, not debating a subject but hammering at it, etc...
The only radio talk show host that I listened to in Ohio that I can't get here is Neal Bortz...He'll debate with anyone, regardless. He also put out a disclaimer on his views, forcing YOU to educate yourself on them.
NPR tried, and failed, to put someone on the air that could compete with Rush/Hannity,Bortz. The reason they failed is the negativity they spewed. and with the negativity, came real low numbers of listeners...which didn't bring in the advertising money that the big 2 bring in.
If you really don't like to listen to the big 3, then change the damned station. Find something that you like to listen to.
It's all about advertising dollars...if you really want them gone, contact the companies that advertise on these shows and complain to them...they really decide who makes it and who doesn't.