Thursday, May 7, 2009

Limbaugh/ Hannity/Joe The (Not A Real) Plumber - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Rush Limbaugh, radio entertainer, drug addict and sex tourist is really starting to hit his stride in his efforts to purge "His" party of all heretics who don't walk the far right edge. Others are leaving because it's not crazy enough ! Go Rush-o, and go you other lunatics, you're making a better case against all you stand for than we could ever do. I believe you are finally doing "the Lord's Work."

This from Ellen at News Hounds :

Who couldn't see this one coming? Colin Powell had the nerve to speak outpublicly against the hate mongering of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, calling it bad for Republicans. So rather than debate the actual effect of Limbaugh and Coulter on the party, Sean Hannity called on Limbaugh-sub Mark Steyn to discredit Powell. Earlier in the show, Hannity made the unintentionally hilarious commentthat he doesn't ever hear “nastiness” from Limbaugh. But Powell was fair game, as Hannity introduced the segment by saying, 'endorsing Barack Obama was not enough' for Powell. 'Now he is on the offensive against Republicans.'
Predictably, Steyn claimed, “I don't recognize this characterization of (Limbaugh) as some angry, bitter man who's driving people away.”
Maybe those two don't but much of the rest of the country does. Before he backtracked to kiss Limbaugh's you know what, RNC chair Michael Steele knew it. And the pollsters know it. Limbaugh's favorability ratings are lower than George W. Bush's. And not even uber-loyalist Hannity has been arguing that Bush is good for Republicans these days."
“What sense of a vision do you get from Colin Powell?” Steyn asked dismissively. Earth to Steyn: Powell is not running for office. But he obviously has a vision for Republicans – the one Steyn and Hannity were so busy attacking.
Not discussed at all? Limbaugh's racial attack on Powell in response.
By the way, Powell had a 54% favorability ratinglast fall, compared to Limbaugh's recent 28%.

Wow, now even Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher is quitting the Republican Party? That's what a new Time article reports on his latest antics :
"Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he's so outraged by GOP overspending, he's quitting the party -- and he's the bull's-eye of its target audience," the article says.

Looks like old Joe will be Rush's next target !

Kos nails it:

Republicans are an old party, and their retrograde bigoted positions on equality are repulsive to younger voters. Obama won the youth vote 66-32, and nothing the Republicans have done since then have made them more palatable to those voters. In fact, by doubling down on hatred, Republicans are merely cementing the millennial generation into the (D) column for years to come.
It's true that many Americans agree with the Republican position. In fact, per the polling, that number appears to be about 38 percent, or about 114 million Americans. That's a lot!
But that's not 50 percent, which is useless to you in elections, and it's a shrinking number as new youngsters reach voting age and the seniors pass on. Time is the bigot's worst enemy.
I'm just happy that what makes Boss Limbaugh happy, and what's best for the long-term health of the Republican Party are so diametrically opposed.

And lastly, Driftglass shares with us the official Wingnut Family Photo

First row seated (L - R): Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck
Second row standing(L - R): Joe the Quitter, Rupert Murdoch, Brit Hume

What does it say that the meatheads and toe-pickers are leaving the Grand Old Party because it's just not hair-on-fire/ass-gouting-napalm reckless and crazy enough?

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