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Limbaugh Lampooned by Letterman
The GOP Has Been Limbaugh-tomized!
A new word entered the English language this morning in Charles Blow's op-ed in the New York Times--"Limbaugh-tomized." His column is entitled "Three Blind Mice," referring to Limbaugh, Jindal and Steele, the current leaders of the GOP.
Referring to Steele's abject apology for criticizing Limbaugh, Blow comments "The whole sorry episode reeked of the same cowardice that the entire party is showing in the face of this howler, afraid of offending his Limbaugh-tomized minions of the far-far right."
He goes on "the Democrats know the Republicans are afraid to confront and disavow Limbaugh, so they keep poking him, and he keeps snapping like a rabid dog....The past two weeks perfectly illustrate why the Republican ranks are withering--the mindless bickering with the left and spineless groveling to the right...The future of the GOP is in the hands of some mighty small men. Jindal should bring back Mickey Mouse ears for them all. It'd be suitable."
Here's a link to Blow's column--
Three Blind Mice by Charles M. Blow, NYTimes 3-7-09
Limbaugh on Letterman
Rush Limbaugh's Big Fat Mistake
Rush Limbaugh may have just made the biggest mistake yesterday in this election campaign when he claimed Michael J. Fox was faking or exaggerating the effects of Parkinson's in a TV ad advocating stem cell research on behalf of Claire McCaskill, Senator Jim Talent's opponent in the Missouri Senate campaign. Limbaugh mocked Fox's Parkinson's symptons.
Limbaugh may just have sunk Talent's ship in the very close campaign. Today Limbaugh backed off a bit but but didn't apologize and repeated his tasteless charge. Moreover, others have pointed out that Michael J. Fox made a similar election commerical for Republican Senator Arlen Specter in the last election. Specter supports embryonic stem cell research.save
[McCaskill defeated Talent and is now Senator McCaskill.]
Senator McCaskill Website
Michael J. Fox TV Ad on Stem Cell Research
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Watch the Michael J. Fox Ad for Yourself Here.