Oops, he did it again

Yet another Rush Limbaugh rant about having to "bend over and grab the ankles" for Obama


Joan Walsh
August 12, 2009 11:13PM (UTC)

We cataloged Rush Limbaugh's anal fixation a couple of months ago. Confronted with people he fears or dislikes or just generally disagrees with, Limbaugh has a pattern of insisting they're suffering from "anal poisoning" or that they've been anally raped. And if he perceives they're hostile toward him, he claims they want to make him bend over and grab his ankles. Twice now, he's said that about President Obama and his team.

On the eve of inauguration he told his lil' buddy Sean Hannity (Limbaugh would call him a "butt boy," but we don't stoop to that level on Salon): "We are being told that we have to hope [Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president."

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On Wednesday he displayed his deep-seated fear of being taken by the president and/or his Democratic allies once again (thanks to Media Matters for recording it). Limbaugh was ranting about being "tarred and feathered" as a Nazi for supporting the anti-Obama town-hall mobs, which is another case of pot meeting kettle, since it was Limbaugh who compared Obama to Hitler and Democrats to Nazis. (The projection, it hurts!) Then he went off about bending over again:

"You're trying to make this whole health care debate about me. I didn't start anything. As usual, I'm defending the country ... We get tarred and feathered as Nazis because we don't just bend over and grab the ankles and let you guys ram whatever down our throats that you want."

The imagery gets a little complicated when he mixes bending over with having "whatever" rammed down his throat, but I think it's clear that he's worried about taking it from both ends. The poor guy.

I think it's time for Obama to throw another beer summit, but no Joe Biden this time, just a little one-on-one time between Rusty and Barack. The president can assure him he harbors no sexual aggression toward him, and he and Limbaugh can commiserate over how it feels to be called a Nazi.

By the way, I thought Obama was very disciplined and restrained at Tuesday's town hall, when a woman asked him to talk about what kind of impact better mental health care might have on the country. I thought he should have said: "We'd have fewer Birthers, and maybe a happier Rush Limbaugh!"

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Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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