People are outraged that Rush Limbaugh just said something offensive! This is him talking about Barack Obama somehow: "I think it really goes back to the fact that nobody had the guts to stand up and say no to a black guy." Except Rush, obv! Racist! But, you know, who cares? This is probably a sign that the terrorists have WON but it is actually impossible to be outraged by this man anymore. Did you even notice that he said two even more offensive things about Barack Obama this week? No you did not, unless you are Media Matters! On Monday, Rush said that Obama "believes it is proper to kill a baby that has survived an abortion," which is a lie they say but who cares. And, uh, yesterday Rush said this:
It's — you know, it's just — it's just we can't hit the girl. I don't care how far feminism's saying, you can't hit the girl, and you can't — you can't criticize the little black man-child
Do you need more context? No, you do not, because the formerly drug-addled host was just rambling, which is his job. It's nice work if you can get it! Rush just signed that huge new deal, sure, and his audience is still scary and enormous, yes, but honestly? We insular New York-types don't listen to the radio because few of us commute anywhere, and if we did listen to the radio we would listen to something gay and elitist like "Car Talk" so the coastal liberals don't really understand that a) Rush's audience is still huge and "mainstream" enough to make calling him "irrelevant" premature and b) his audience generally "gets it." Sort of, at least. We all have crazy angry grandfathers who don't "get it," but for the most part it's just bitter white dudes who get their giggles from someone on the radio saying something borderline offensive, snicker snicker. Whatever, let them have their fun, and their guns, because that is all they will have in The New Economy, after the Mexicans ship their jobs to Hollyweird.