Rush Limbaugh has been polluting the airwaves for 20 years now and early on, like a lot of other liberals I used to try and call in and actually debate him. FOOL! Limbaugh doesn’t “do” debate. Like he’s going to be rattled by a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio?
Someone gave me some advice about Limbaugh. “Why waste time trying to argue with someone who doesn’t take his own opinion seriously, let alone yours,” the friend told me. “Just remember, you’ve only got a few minutes on the air when you call in. Rush always gets the last word.”
That was some good advice. I stopped listening to Limbaugh and he stopped annoying me. That was so easy!
I should have told President Obama.
The president recently made headlines when he told a group of Republicans at a White House meeting, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”
Now why does the Most Powerful Man in the World wanna elevate a Oxycontin-addicted, cigar-chomping, Viagra gulping, right-wing shock jock to the level of Leader of the Opposition? Answer: He shouldn’t. The best way to handle Limbaugh is to ignore his ass, not feed his ego.
Did Limbaugh jump like a fat frog on Obama name-checking him? Of course he did both on the radio and in a National Review interview:
One prong of the Great Unifier’s plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me.
To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama’s plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR’s New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing “eternal” power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.
What’s funny is how this fat fool thinks this is all about him.
The nation is fighting wars on two fronts. Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda remain threats to the U.S. In one day this week, over 44,000 Americans became jobless and this arrogant toad thinks the president is trying to get Republicans to “denounce and marginalize” HIM.
Unchecked ego, thy name is Limbaugh!
Limbaugh is just the leader of a pathetic pack of blowhards, talking heads and big mouths who have accomplished very little professionally beyond the ability to whip up people with little to no critical thinking skills. He makes millions to give his opinion to those too timid, too lazy or too stupid to form their own. That’s why his fans are called “Dittoheads.” Rush tells them what to think and all they have to do is say “Mega dittos, Rush.” He chortles at the joke he’s playing on the rubes and counts the dead presidents poured into his investment portfolio. At least when he’s not playing the world’s most unlikely man-whore or getting hooked on prescription drugs.
It’s impossible to embarrass Limbaugh or his slavering fans. You might as well ask a dog to meow. You have to develop a sense of shame and he had that surgically removed decades ago.
Actually, there are some very intelligent people who do listen to Limbaugh because they find him amusing. They like the way he mercilessly tweaks the Left for their foibles and failures. Nothing wrong with getting a laugh out of Limbaugh. After all, he’s far more of a comedian than he is a learned, serious political commentator. The problem is some people take Rush seriously and actually believe what he says matters.
It doesn’t. Rush Limbaugh is only as big as we make him. If conservatives think he’s a articulate, intelligent and serious advocates for their cause it’s no wonder they’ve been getting hammered like a nail in elections for the past four years.
The really funny thing is the Dittoheads are so delusional that they think a guy with a $400 million radio contract who tools around in a $54 million dollar private Gulfstream jet and says, “I don’t have guests on my show because I don’t care what other people think,” is a ordinary guy who’s just like them!
What can it be like to have more money than God, legions of loyal Dittoheads hanging on your every utterance, yawn and belch and still be so terribly insecure to think the President of the United States has personalized this fight with you?
The Right is out of power and running around like chickens with their heads cut off. The GOP has no strategy besides being The Grim Obstructionist Party and hoping like hell the voters will blame Obama and the Dems in 2010 if nothing gets done in Washington. The Republican brand has been overwhelmingly rejected by Americans four years running and since they’ve had little to show for it.
The president is going to have his share of victories and defeats. What he shouldn’t have is any time to waste on mud-wrestling a pig like Rush Limbaugh, because as the joke goes, it only gets Obama dirty and the pig likes it.