By York Van Nixon III
When Washington, DC raised RNC Chairman Michael Steele was replaced as titular spokesman for all things great, small-minded, and conservative, his successor Reince Priebus likely called conservative talk show doughboy Rush Limbaugh for a key to the executive bathroom. If he needed to visit “the gents” yesterday, in likelihood he found the king of republican fulmination gargling effluence laced with Oxycotin before his comedy show went live.
With a large Cuban cigar between his lips and a wad of bigotry in his cheek, the man who sits on what most Republican politicians must kiss gave the Wonder Bread preferring slice of American society what they had been waiting for, another hour of gesticulated politics, peppered with trademarked servings of race-baiting.
Fodder for Limbaugh’s Tuesday show most assuredly came from last Sunday. On CBS News “Face The Nation,” former Secretary of State Colin Powell was asked by moderator Bob Schieffer if he would be voting for Obama in 2012, General Powell replied, “Well, I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for. Just as was the case in 2008, I am going to watch the campaign unfold.”
In 2008, Powell admitted on national television he voted for Barack Obama because he was the best candidate and not out of racial pride as many detractors have suggested. Despite his honesty, he was branded by the likes of Limbaugh a traitor to the Republican Party.
Limbaugh was not less incendiary Tuesday than three years ago. He said on his radio show Powell will likely vote for President Obama in 2012 because “melanin is thicker than water.”
Those appalled by his remark should not forget Limbaugh has suffered from a debilitating condition since adolescence, a pilonidal cyst on his buttocks. It is rumored to be made of gray matter and quite small.
Whoopee for Rush Limbaugh!