Rush Limbaugh’s attempts to tie President Obama to William Ayres, Jeremiah Wright and ACORN have had no adverse effect on Obama at all. However, tie a Republican candidate to Rush Limbaugh, and that candidate is a cooked goose. Limbaugh is the most toxic name on the American political scene today — not Ayres, Wright, ACORN, or anything else. Not even the Swine Flu is as contagious and deadly to a political candidate these days as is an association with Rush Limbaugh.
Maybe that’s because Rush is the spokesman of the new Confederate Party. That’s what the Republican Party should change its name to — the Confederate Party. The GOP has come to embody the racist, secessionist principles of the Old Confederacy. Its electoral support is now concentrated solidly in the Solid South. The rest of the country is fleeing this sinking ship ASAP. When Rush talks about Race in America, we can hear those old Southern plantation owners pontificating over their mint juleps. Rush, David Duke, the Klan, the Confederacy — these Birds of a Feather Flock Together.