Maureen Dowd: “Rush Limbaugh is more than ever the face of the Republican Party. He’s also the mouth.” And the asshole. Not to mention that horrid, suspiciously shapeless thing called the ‘pancreas’.
Limbaugh is right that Democrats tend to dither too much. But the tactics of Limbaugh, Palin, Cheney & Fille are more cynical: They spin certainty, ignoring their side’s screw-ups, and they exploit patriotism, labeling all critics as traitors.Word. Lots more at the link above.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday with [Total Journalistic Disgrace] Chris Wallace,” Limbaugh accused the president of trying to destroy the economy — yes, the same economy that W. came within a whisker of ruining.
If W. had gone to Dover in the middle of the night to salute the war dead, Limbaugh and Liz Cheney would have been gushing about his patriotism. But since it’s Obama who at last showed up there to see the brutal cost of war, they simply dismiss the moving moment as a publicity stunt.
Years ago, when I dubbed Dubya “The Boy Emperor,” Limbaugh spewed a stream of personal invective about me that embarrassed even my mother, a Limbaugh fan. But now Limbaugh calls Obama the “man-child president.”
W., on the other hand, was like a kid who knew that Daddy’s friends would take care of him; he was always running off to the gym or going biking, leaving the governing to his regents, Cheney and Rummy, or incompetents like Brownie.