GOP Doubles Down On Rush (VIDEO)

06/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As you have no doubt heard, Dick Cheney made an appearance on this past Sunday's Face The Nation, at which time the former vice president threw General Colin Powell under the proverbial bus, asserting talk-radio entertainer Rush Limbaugh is a more authentic voice of the GOP. And, lo: CONTROVERSY! I mean, I'd hardly want to trade Powell's decorated career for Limbaugh's pilonidal cyst, but how was Cheney supposed to answer that? "Oh, yes, Bob! The guy who made a big showy affair of endorsing Barack Obama in the last election? He's the heart of our party!"

Media Matters for America would remind you that once again, a GOP figure has publicly asserted the primacy of Rush Limbaugh in GOP leadership terms. And maybe that really is the state of things! What are the alternatives? Weird and incompetent Michael Steele? That group of guys who went out for pizza together? Meghan McCain?


One interesting pull from this video comes at about 0:35, where Limbaugh jokes, "They don't need a second act, Obama is the second terrorist act." I must confess that I had forgotten about this line! And while there's still no excuse for her "kidney failure" joke, it can be fairly stated that Limbaugh himself opened the door for Wanda Sykes' "20th hijacker" joke, which has also been somewhat controversial since the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Going With Rush [Media Matters]

Cheney Swipes Powell, Says He'd Rather Have Limbaugh In GOP (VIDEO)

So, it would seem that Media Matters has made note of this, as well.

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