Rush Limbaugh’s Unseen PresenceBy
In the Old Testament book of Esther, the word “God” appears nowhere in the entire text.
Yet, behind the scenes one can discern the unseen hand of God influencing events.
In a similar fashion, Rush Limbaugh’s name appears nowhere in Kathleen Parker’s June 3, 2009 Washington Post column entitled “Carnival of the Fire-Breathers.”
One can’t help but think of Rush Limbaugh when reading the following paragraph of Parker’s column:
The GOP can’t control who joins the party, and Republicans don’t have a corner on random crazies. But what the Democrats have that the Republicans lack is a moderating voice to neutralize the party’s more strident characters. While Democrats have Obama, Republicans are stuck with the squeakiest wheel du jour.
Which character has been the squeakiest wheel of late from the Republican far right?
Which character has refused to moderate their tone while attempting to influence the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor?
Notwithstanding the fact that Parker’s piece was obstensibly about abortion, Rush Limbaugh’s presence still lurks in the background.
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