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I’m Sorry, Rush

Following the recent rash of apologies to Rush, the DCCC has conveniently created a website that helps you create your own apology to Limbaugh. Join the ranks of prominent Republicans who offended the almighty rush and lived to regret it.

It is very interesting how this whole Rush thing is working out. As a commentor on on Political Wire put it:

For the first time since, God knows when, the Democrats are playing to win, and I’m loving it! Finally, they’re playing politics the way the Rethuglikans have lo these many years: attacking their strengths and making them weaknesses. The Rethuglikans’ strength has been their unity, their amazing one-pointed focus on staying on message, and repeating the same talking points like robots. That has served them well for a long time, while the Democrats have wallowed in disunity. But now, the Democrats (who are naturally not good at staying on message, being unified, or repeating the same talking points) have actually succeeded in turning the Rethuglikan’s strength — their rock solid unity on message — into a weakness. In this case, the strength is the brown-shirt-like unity of the base behind their ideological leader, who happens not to be really very popular outside that base. And he’s actually quite, quite unattractive. So what better strategy than to turn him — El Rushbo — into the poster boy for Rethuglikan unity, and then throw darts at him? Brilliant.

And it seems to be working. Even Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seems to have grown a pair:

I’m not going to name individual Republicans, but I think it’s very clear, as a result of the actions, since Obama was elected, that people want him to fail. Some have said so; others have just acted accordingly.



  1. lindsey wrote:

    When Stephen Colbert equates courage with testicles, it’s funny. He is a brilliant satirist after all. But it’s just not funny coming from anyone else. It’s pretty tiresome, really.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 6:34 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Dear Lindsey,

    I’m sorry I used an allusion to testicles in my post. My comments were inarticulate. What I meant to say is that Harry Reid seems to have grown something resembling a spine. Yeah, sometimes I put my foot in my mouth.


    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 6:56 am | Permalink
  3. lindsey wrote:

    Thanks! I love this site, by the by.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink