07/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rush Limbaugh On Obama, Al-Qaeda And The Race To "Demolish America" (VIDEO)

In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh repeated his desire for President Obama to fail, continued to insist that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a racist and went so far as to claim that Obama is doing a better job of demolishing America than al-Qaeda would.

At the start of the interview, a slimmed-down Limbaugh described how he's lost 58 pounds since February, when he tipped the scales at 290.

Asked about his infamous comments in a previous Hannity interview that he wanted "Obama to fail," Limbaugh stated: "I still want - I do want - Obama to fail."

Later, Limbaugh claimed that Obama was doing such a good job of destroying the country that: "If al-Qaeda wants to demolish the America we know and love, they better hurry, because Obama is beating them to it."

Limbaugh prefaced those remarks by saying that he had thought carefully about that statement in anticipation of his interview with Hannity.

He also bashed Colin Powell, who bucked the GOP to endorse Obama and criticize Limbaugh, by asking rhetorically: "What has Colin Powell ever done for the Republican Party that makes him so valuable?"

Limbaugh repeated his claim that Sotomayor is a racist over her 2001 comments about the unique perspective of a Latina woman - "It's a racist thing to say and it's bigoted," he said. Limbaugh added that if she comes down on the "right side" of the abortion issue, "he might look past this racism" and support her nomination.

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