As you’ve probably heard, Rush Limbaugh today launched a challenge to President Obama, daring Obama to come on his show and debate him on economic policy. What should we make of this?
Rush’s challenge is sure interesting, such as the part where he attacks Rahm Emanuel for his “effeminate nature and his ballerina past,” but this section really stands out:
I want to thank you guys for elevating me beyond the stature I already earned and achieved, because now more and more Americans have the opportunity to learn who you really are, what your ideas will really accomplish, and what damage and harm I think your policies will bring for a very, very long time to them and to this country. So I want to thank you for the opportunity. Obviously, it’s a threat targeting me. I’ve extended the invitation. I’m looking forward to hearing back from whoever in your cabal one way or the other on accepting my offer.
Here’s the real takeaway: Rush is really enjoying this. It’s hard to tell who is taking more pleasure from Rush being crowned as the leader of the Republican Party — the Democrats who are launching the attacks, or Rush himself.