Somebody once said you can't go broke under-estimating the taste of the American public, which must explain the popularity of Rush Limbaugh. Old Rushbo is the most popular radio personality (and I use that term loosely) on the air. He's a hero to right thinking, disgruntled, white males and female-ish women impersonators who hang on his every bluster.
Limbo has been married four (YES 4) times yet he has no children, meaning one of two things: either he is the most unlucky man in the world to have found four females who were unable to furnish him an heir, or he's firing blanks.
Some years ago Limbaugh was detained at a Florida airport when he returned from the Dominican Republic with a prescription for Viagra in a name that wasn't Rush Limbaugh.
His prescription drug problems didn't stop with his Viagra needs. He has admitted to and been treated for addiction to Oxycontin, a powerful pain reliever known to those who need another fix as Hill Billy Heroin. The Blowhard would send his cleaning lady out to score his dope for him.
Before Limbaugh's own illegal drug use was made public, here's what he said about OTHER drug users: "Drug use is destroying this country... if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."
Limbaugh retained super-expensive, super smooth, Florida criminal defense attorney Roy Black to plead for him and keep him from being 'sent up'.
We all have feet of clay and I don't begrudge Limbaugh his, he has more character flaws than a room full of Republicant House Members. But his worst character flaw is called hypocrisy. Limbaugh wants other drug users sent to jail while he expects leniency and drug treatment – not jail.
With multiple marriages, infertility, impotence, hypocrisy and illegal drug use -- what explains Limbaugh's popularity with the in-bred class? The answer is constancy.
Whatever the subject, Limbaugh is going to come out swinging at the same imagined enemies – Democrats and liberals. If the Democrats are for it, Limbaugh is against it. If the liberals don't like it, Limbaugh loves it.
Simple huh? Makes life black and white, rather than all those complicated, scary shades of gray that liberals love.
Limbaugh and his listeners hate shades of gray. Unless liberals begin to hate shades of gray, in which case Limbaugh will declare his love for them.