I’ve never been that interested in Rush Limbaugh as a source of my political angst. People with actual power were always way better at getting me fired up. With the last vestige of the Bush administration, the android Dick Cheney, slowly fading from public view, I can’t help but notice that Limbaugh has been really trying lately. He’s tossing out redder meat each day and I think it’s time he was (briefly) recognized, especially since the satirical Presidency of Barack Obama that Rush reports on daily from a parallel universe just got a whole lot more interesting over the last 24 hours.
For example, when the president of Honduras Manuel Zelaya, was overthrown by his military because he intended to ignore a ruling by the Honduran Supreme Court that would disallow a referendum on term limits the Obama administration joined the international community in demanding that Zelaya be returned to office. Limbaugh absorbed all of this information and came to the only possible conclusion–President Obama is obviously setting up a run for a third term. How could we not see it? Wiley, that Obama is, setting up his third term only five months into his first term.
As if he needs to, Breakroom Live‘s Sam Seder dives in and rebuts el Rushbo.
If that wasn’t satisfying enough, today Limbaugh weighed in on how politics affected the rise and fall of the King of Pop. “I have an observation about this Jackson thing. Jackson’s success paralleled the rebound of the United States under [Reagan]. Jackson’s biggest successes took place the in 80s … He flourished under Reagan, he languished under Clinton [and] Bush, and he died under Obama.” Rush then said, “Let’s hope this parallel does not continue.”
I guess Limbaugh didn’t notice that the Bush he was talking about was former two-term Republican U.S. President, George W. Bush. I guess the Clinton years were so bad that even the goodness of Dubya’s two administrations couldn’t get him healthy enough to withstand Obama, who quickly finished him off.