Fatuous Demagogue

by digby

I'm watching the leader of the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, give his speech at CPAC on CNN, live and in its entirety, without commercials. If you doubted that he is the leader, you won't doubt it after you see the reception he's getting.

He says his heart is broken that Obama is using his great talents to punish earners and portray America as a soup kitchen in a dark night. And it saddens him that the president of the United States wants to destroy America.

I wish this were in prime time.

Update: Check out this dispatch from Max Blumenthal at CPAC with another wingnut gasbag. They're losing it.

Update II:

Rush on bipartisanship:

Bipartisanship occurs only after one other result. And that is victory. In other words, let'[s say as conservatives liberals demand that we be bipartisan with them in congress. What they mean is, we check our principles at the door, let them run the show and then agree with them. That is bipartisanship to them. To us, bipartisanship is them being forced to agree with us after we have politically cleaned their clocks and beaten them.

Uhmkay. The crowd seemed to think it made sense though. They went nuts.

Update III: At 3:15 PST, CNN had still not broken away for a commercial. He spoke for an hour and half without interruption.

Update IV:

William Schneider says that Limbaugh crossed the line with his bullying and mockery and questioning of Obama's motives. He seemed rather shocked by what he heard. Apparently he's never listened to Rush before.

Ron Christie says he agrees with Limbaugh. Naturally he doesn't find anything he says unusual.

Update V:


I have been writing about the psychopatic CPAC convention every year since I've been blogging, noting that they blithely sold items like t-shirts that said "Happiness is Hillary's face on a milk carton," and the press, if they mentioned it at all, seemed to think it was all just good fun. It's been around for 35 years.

Why is this crazed sideshow being featured pretty much constantly on the cable news networks as if it were the most important political event of our lifetimes this year?