Roger L. Simon

Out on a Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh’s McCain Derangement Syndrome has reached new heights – he’s not only jumped the shark, he’s jumped a giant squid and a killer whale at the same time:

On Mr. Limbaugh’s program today, he said people should not be rushing to back Mr. McCain over issues of national security. The talk host said America’s direction in Iraq would not be substantially different even if Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Obama were elected. “They are not going to surrender the country to Islamic radicalism or the war in Iraq,” Mr. Limbaugh said after mentioning the two Democratic senators by name. “They are not going to do that to themselves, despite what their base says.”

“The idea that we’ve only got one person in this whole roster of candidates, either party, who is willing to take on the war on terror is frankly, absurd,” Mr. Limbaugh said.

Holy Moly. What is going on with this man? As Michael Goldfarb points out,

Has Rush been paying attention to what the Democratic Congress tried to do to the war effort this year–and the role McCain played in stopping it? Is he unaware that right now Clinton and Obama are one-upping each other in a game of who could surrender first? That both would withdraw American troops regardless of the recommendations of General Petraeus, regardless of whether we are winning or losing, regardless–in short–of reality? Or is he willing to take the risk that either Clinton and Obama, upon assuming the office, will suddenly settle on a responsible approach to Iraq when they’ve each been so breathtakingly irresponsible in the past?

Do Limbaugh’s listeners believe his gibberish. Maybe so.