Monday, March 28, 2011

Rush and the Silliness of the Right

Our fearless radio wingbag, Rush Limbaugh, aka El Rushbo, is blowing more smoke than ever these days, his panties in a twist over, well, pretty much everything of significance.

In response to the president's decision to attack Libya last week, the Great One squawked that Obama was a "man-child" with "no qualifications" for high public office.

This is a curious criticism coming from Rush, since his own record is a mirror image of the president's. Obama has been married to one woman for some number of years, has two children and appears to be a good family man. 

Is Rush a good family man? Not so much. If memory serves, there are three divorces on record for Limbaugh, hardly the makings of a traditional, family-values guy.

Then there's the "no qualifications" assertion, one undermined by Obama's college degrees, one of which is a law degree from Harvard. (Maybe you've heard of it.) Later, Obama was elected to the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Senate. Not too shabby for a guy with "no qualifications."

Rush, by contrast, dropped out of a college in Missouri, got fired a number of radio stations, and wound up as a self-absorbed radio blowhard, laughing all the way to the bank (of course).

True, Rush isn't president, so can be a silly as he wants to be. Besides, performing as a serial exaggerator on the radio doesn't take a college degree. Hell, it doesn't even take common sense.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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