Rusty Republicans are getting a rush on with Rush Limbaugh who amazingly has replaced Sarah Palin as the sex symbol of the GOP. Creaky old conservatives who missed the fun of the free love generation are getting stoned breathing in Rush Limbaugh’s hot air. If they end up in control of the party agenda, Republicans who know they can never regain power in D.C. without the independent vote will challenge the Rushites current strangle hold on the GOP.
Do these shrinking violet Republicans fear that Limbaugh will become a modern Haystack Calhoun? Are they afraid he’ll deliver his version of Haystack’s "Big Splash", the "Blubber Squish", by lumbering off the ropes and smothering them under his oleaginous adiposity?
Obama: "…soft-spoken and conciliatory, never angry, always invoking the recession and its victims. This president invokes the language of “responsibility,” and in his own life seems to epitomize that ideal: He is physically honed and disciplined, his worst vice an occasional cigarette. He is at the same time an apparently devoted husband and father. Unsurprisingly, women voters trust and admire him."Limbaugh: "A man who is aggressive and bombastic, cutting and sarcastic, who dismisses the concerned citizens in network news focus groups as “losers.” With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgence – exactly the image that Barack Obama most wants to affix to our philosophy and our party. And we’re cooperating! Those images of crowds of CPACers cheering Rush’s every rancorous word – we’ll be seeing them rebroadcast for a long time."