Joan Walsh: Limbaugh 'Like Crack' to GOP - 'They Need More and More of it to Get Them High'
Not surprisingly, MSNBC has spent much of the day trashing conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's apology to Georgetown University law student and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke.
Doing her part was Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh who appearing on The Ed Show said, "Rush has been like crack for the Republican Party, and they need more and more of it to get them high. And he needs, he personally needs more and more outrage and more and more abuse and misogyny to get himself excited" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ED SCHULTZ, HOST: Are Republicans afraid of Rush Limbaugh? What do you think, Joan?
JOAN WALSH, SALON: Oh, I think they’re absolutely afraid of him, Ed. You know, I think Rush has been like crack for the Republican Party, and they need more and more of it to get them high. And he needs, he personally needs more and more outrage and more and more abuse and misogyny to get himself excited. And they just keep tolerating it.
You know, when President Obama became president and he wished he would fail and he said he didn’t want to have to bend over backwards and forwards and got into all kinds of sexual weirdness about the president, you know, people wouldn’t say anything about it then. And every time he says something horrible, Republicans are asked to separate themselves, and they refuse. They need him to rile up their angry base, and they’ve been living with it, and he’s really, seriously hurting them now.
Makes you wonder who Walsh is to throw civility stones at anyone.
In just the past six days she trashed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's faith, called the GOP "the party of old, white men," and published an article with the disgraceful title "What's the Matter With White People?"
Frankly, this woman lives in one of the biggest glass houses in the country.