Monday 11 May 2009

Why Wanda Sykes was exactly on target

Let's take a quick trip back in time:

A Democratic official rebuked conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Friday for suggesting a health care proposal will be named in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer. On his radio show, Limbaugh said President Barack Obama's proposed health care revisions will be championed by "the liberal lion Teddy Kennedy."

"Before it's all over, it'll be called the Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care Bill," Limbaugh said.

Sykes didn't target Rush by accident. It was long-overdue payback for Rush's cheap shot at Teddy.

Limbaugh's bon mot about Teddy, incidentally, came shortly after Republican Senator Jim Bunning was making jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg dying of cancer. For Republicans, joking about Democrats dying horrible deaths is the last word in political humor. I'm surprised they didn't go after Elizabeth Edwards while they were at it.

And the hypocritical Republican scumbags who are screeching about Sykes now, were holding their sides with laughter when Teddy and Ginsburg were the targets. Or at least holding their silence -- god forbid any Republican ever criticizes Rush!

**UPDATE** -- Adam Serwer expands on Rush Limbaugh's offensive statements about Obama, which didn't elicit one tenth the outrage that Sykes did.

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