First a note to those friends and acquaintances that have not already asked me what I think of Rush Limbaugh’s outrageous comments last week. Save yourself the time, because I really don’t care what he says. Limbaugh has always been a blowhard who uses the distance and security of a radio station as his shield to be a loudmouth bully. And he remains someone who is preaching to his own choir, largely made up of old white men. And I have nothing against old white men since I am getting older and I am white.
Limbaugh created his own radio network and made it a huge success, because ratings are the end all and be all for broadcasters and some of them would get into bed with a rattlesnake if it meant good ratings.
What I do care about is elected officials and those who aspire to higher office being afraid of defying the likes of Limbaugh. No one is more culpable in the post-Rush diatribe than Mitt Romney. When asked for his opinion after Rush went viral, Romney said, “That is not the language I would have used.” Wow! What do you need Mitt, a thesaurus to come up with the right language to counter a thoughtful and brave young woman? Even Rick Santorum, whose views towards women seem to be from another century, came up with a good response when he said entertainers can be absurd. In this case I say good for him.