March 22, 2010
Limbaugh Looks Out for Number One…

…or so says former Bush speechwriter David Frum. Myself, I would never impute ulterior motives to the fat freak.

When Rush Limbaugh said that he wanted Obama to fail, he was intelligently explaining his own interests. What he omitted to say — but what is equally true — is that he also wants Republicans to fail.

If Republicans succeed — if they govern successfully in office and negotiate attractive compromises out of office — Rush’s listeners get less angry. And if they are less angry, they listen to the radio less and hear fewer ads for Sleep Number beds.

So today’s defeat for free-market economics and Republican values is a huge win for the conservative entertainment industry. Their listeners and viewers will be even more enraged, even more frustrated, even more disappointed in everybody except the responsibility-free talkers on television and radio. For them, it’s mission accomplished.

For the cause they purport to represent, however, the “Waterloo” threatened by GOP Sen. Jim DeMint last year regarding Obama and health care has finally arrived all right: Only it turns out to be our own.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 22, 2010 01:14 PM
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At this point, Limbaugh can prove he's a liar or he can leave the country. Either way, it's a win for progressives.

Posted by: Phil on March 22, 2010 4:47 PM

If Frum is right, the best thing for progressives might be for Limbo to stay here. Unless Oxycontin is over the counter in Costa Rica.

Posted by: Duff Orben on March 23, 2010 6:09 PM

Mentally addled public figures such as Rush or Pat Robertson are obviously high on drugs. In order for our nation to get a handle on their destructive influence we should demand drug-testing of these nuts. See more about this in my blog post "Reactionary Dopes on Dope" at

Posted by: colonelgirdle on March 24, 2010 5:12 AM
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