Thursday, March 5, 2009
I think that is one fact can be gleaned from the drama of the past few days, it is that the Republican Party is in a comical state of disarray. Where else but America would you see a political party chairman apologizing to an overweight, loud mouth, ex-drug addict AM radio talk show host over remarks the chairman said after the President’s Chief of Staff trolled the hell out of him? And where else but America would an overweight, loud mouth, ex-drug addict AM radio talk show host get enough influence to even merit acknowledgment from a party chairman?
Solidifying his status as nothing more than an attention whore, Limbaugh recently challenged President Obama to a debate on his radio show. He was even kind enough to offer to cover travel and security costs. But why a man busy trying to shove an agenda through an unfriendly legislature all the while keeping the public happy with his job performance would take even ten minutes out of his day to talk with an ass about ‘socialism’ is beyond me. Obama’s got things of actual consequence to be concerned with; Rush and his “15 million listeners” (most of whom probably don’t listen for more than ten minutes) weigh the economic welfare of the globe with the same amount of seriousness as they do this tempting question: “Do I buy Bud or Busch for the NASCAR race?”
Like anyone capable of an independent train of intelligent thought, I would be more than content if Rush Limbaugh came down with a tongue cancer that prevented him from ever talking again and lost his hands in a car accident on the way home from surgery so that he wouldn’t be able to write down his idiotic diatribes either. But since that will most likely not happen, you can feel free to do what I do and turn the dial to something else. Why not? 285 million other people aren’t listening in, either.