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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Rush Limbaugh Urges GOP Off the Cliff
Deriding the apparent shock of the Republican Establishment at not-Romney Rick Santorum's sweeping victories last night, a shock that registers the terrible realization by that Establishment of the true nature and cost of the Devil's bargain they made when they played footsie with the Teabaggers to win the Mid-Terms rather than actually re-assess the Movement Republicanism that nearly destroyed them and the country in its catastrophic consummation in the Killer Clown Administration of George W. Bush, Limbaugh ranted and railed from his toilet throne, cheering the GOP Base on to oblivion. The rest of America, and the world, may just manage not to skitter past the edge with them in an aria of thermonuclear explosions and Greenhouse storms, but I daresay that danger and that hope scarcely troubles Limbaugh's thoughts any more than does his personal role in the devastation of the political party to whom he owes everything. Of course, Limbaugh expects his own fall to be cushioned by the big pile of money he's made inciting the worst, ugliest, most destructive and self-destructive impulses of his party all these years. When the GOP is consigned at last to the utter marginality either of a Neo-Confederate rump without even the pretension of mustering the support to govern nationally or of a loyal opposition tinkering conservatively and mostly harmlessly around the edges of a secular sustainable social democratic American multiculture like a domesticated pet (David Frum's alternative recommendation), Limbaugh's brand of full-throated reactionary idiocy will soon enough no longer be any kind of force in the world, and as a consequence of the very Movement Republicanism whose drum he has beaten for years and so beaten his country black and blue. No doubt he plans to retire in comfort to his bubble-dome palace contemplating the ruins from his banquet table and sex dungeon like some low-rent Baron Harkonnen locomoting in mid-air among sneering sycophants and photogenic slaves by means of a constant spray of noisome farts.