Hey, Hey, Hey!!!

From the New York Daily News:

If Rush Limbaugh is the new face of the Republican Party, it’s a face with lots of scars.

Not so much the literal ones, but scars in the character that is El Rushbo[...]


Original DVD cover.
Clockwise: Boohoo Boehner, Fat Bastard Limpdick, Michael Phat Head Steele, Mitch Yertle the Turtle McConnell, Mark Miss South Carolina Sanford, and Phil Georgia Peach Gingrey (and David Frum on the wanted poster).

Rush Hudson Limbaugh 3rd, 58, is a thrice-divorced, formerly drug-addicted college dropout who casts himself as a working class hero, yet drives his $450,000 Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57S home to a 24,000-square-foot Florida mansion every night (one of five houses on the property).

He is a black-suited showman who can begin a speech with a joke about how he is not arrogant, as he did at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference – then use the words “I,” “me” or “my” 223 times over the next hour.

And, yes, he may be the closest thing to a leader in the currently headless, ideologically adrift Republican Party – a fact as frightening to many Republicans as it is disturbing to grassroots Democrats.

“The Republican Party’s entire modern identity is built on order, on always having an obvious designated leader,” said Democratic political consultant James Carville. “So this is unprecedented chaos for them.”

It is chaos that has been deftly exploited by Democratic strategists whose new ringleader is President Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.

Their antennae were first raised when Limbaugh – four days before Obama was even sworn in – told his listeners he “hopes” Obama fails.

…snip…

With its partisan, naysaying flavor, it was a made-to-order slap at a White House that would soon score bipartisan points for at least trying (if not succeeding) to break the ideological gridlock in Washington, polls show.

…snip…

The truth is that Limbaugh has spent two decades lobbing rhetorical hand grenades, many of them tinged with the kind of racist, sexist, homophobic code words that mostly delight his mostly white, male audience.

In his early, pre-syndicated days in Sacramento, Calif., Limbaugh was known for performing “caller abortions” – if he didn’t like what someone was saying, he’d cut them off to the sounds of a vacuum cleaner and a woman’s scream.

One of his 35 “Undeniable Truths” is that feminism was created “to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream,” and he once advised an African-American caller to “take the bone out of your nose and call me back.”

Last week, in a particularly odd tangent, he seemed to suggest that Emanuel, Carville and fellow Democratic consultant Paul Begala – all married men with children – were gay, “like a reunion of the Village People.”

…snip…

But Limbaugh survives and thrives because unlike a conventional politician, he is accountable to no one other than his radio syndicators, who right now are paying him an industry record $400 million over eight years.

In 2006, after years of addiction to the pain killer Oxycontin, he was arrested for “doctor shopping” to get more pills. He pleaded not guilty but agreed to go through rehab if the charges were dismissed.

His personal life is equally messy. He’s been married three times and now lives with a woman 27 years his junior.

It’s an unlikely profile for the alleged leader of a party that considers “family values” and law and order to be central to their being.

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30 responses to “Hey, Hey, Hey!!!

  1. Ram Venkatararam

    $400 Million over eight years? It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. Great cover (as always).

    • just as disgusting as the ceo’s bonuses, isn’t it, ram? i will never understand the value our society attaches to people. why this bloviating moron, a steroid-shooting athlete, or a ceo who runs his business into the ground is paid hundreds of times more than teachers, social workers, or nurses is a mystery to me.

  2. i love the fat albert cover….. i cannot say anything more about the most despicable piece of drug infested shit for brains garbage currently living in the US.

    as much as a buffoon he is, i still think he is dangerous

  3. jeb

    If his talent is really on loan from God, I hope he’s not paying interest.

    I still think that Al Franken’s book “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot” is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.

  4. llabesab

    Rumor is that Rahm Emanuel is leaving government for a high paying job in private industry.

    Perdue Chicken has made him an offer he can’t refuse: “Free chickens, for life, to send to his enemies with free shipping included.

    In fact, Al Franken will be the first recipient, if only because Rahm Emanuel fancies himself an expert on idiots.

  5. Dusty

    I know all about Boss Limbaugh’s personal history as the NYT did a huge piece on him a few months ago.

    Love your graphic..spot on as usual Nonnie. ;)

    • hey dusty! :D
      i think there’s a lot of stuff we don’t know about the gasbag, and i bet most of them are truly disgusting. he needs that big a house so that he has enough closets to stuff his skeletons into.

  6. Gurrrrrrl, you just took me OUT!!!

    That is a work of brilliance!!

    And LOVE your new comment format.

    • thanks helen! :D
      i love working on comics, and i don’t get to do it often enough.

      i like the new comment format, too. i like being able to answer someone without going all the way down the page. yay for the programming elves at wordpress!

  7. Yeah what Helen said!

    Ba ba brilliant. :cool:

  8. nightowl724

    You crack me up, nonnie! But, it’s not Rush’s huge body that gets me. It’s his infinitesimal heart and minuscule mind. Add in his enormous ego, massive mouth, and nonexistent soul… Never mind, he’s too disgusting to waste any more adjectives on…

  9. Fat Bastard? I was expecting a photoshop of Gasbag’s face on the Mike Myers/Austin Powers character. Despite their girth, both of them believe they’re “dead sexy.”

  10. Forget Limbaugh, someone should profile the young woman with whom he’s living.
    She must be the world’s most desperate gold digger to service that sweaty slob.
    Either that, or she has free access to his medicine cabinet.

    • there’s a lid for every pot (and in this case, pot belly). his so-called girlfriend is probably on the payroll. maybe the house has to be that big so that she never has to look at him except when she earns her keep and hangs onto his arm in public.

      i would rather live on the street than be within 100 yards of that disgusting piece of shit.

      • I never thought I’d say this, but I prefer George W. Bush to that fat, bellicose bastard.
        I’m surprised he lives at the beach, considering how many people dream of one day harpooning a whale.

        • :lol: it’s like feeling really thin, not by dieting, but by standing next to a morbidly obese person. you have to wonder if the rethugs are making such asses of themselves just to make chimpy look better!

  11. kryss

    Nonnie! This is great! Where have you been all my politically conscious adult life? As if rush the comedian isn’t already funny hopped up on the roofies he ‘says’ to be oxycontin, you’ve really turned him into something actually entertaining and worth looking at! THANKS! :D

  12. Khrish

    You know I find absolutely nothing funny about what this 12 sandwich eating, bloated, heart attack in the making moron says. I only hear what he says through other media that I watch or listen to. Andy I wonder why they even give him credit to repeast his evil tongue. Years ago men and women who spoke out against segregation in a setting of their own people were arrested for “inciting to riot”. What has happened that this man and his ilk can use the free airways to spew his hatred and ignorance as well as lies and nothing is done to rein them in even on the lying? It is disgraceful that he and others, including Fox news are gone unchecked on anything they say. The nerve of some to say that Wanda Sykes crossed the line when she wished him kidney failure. Why is it fine for this man and his ilk to spew the kind of hatred, racism and lies and FCC does nothing about it.

    • hello khrish,
      welcome to the raisin! :D

      i agree with you. however, for now, we are stuck with the bloviating moron, so let’s diminish him whenever we get the chance. i wish everyone would just ignore him, but that’s not going to happen. therefore, i will skewer him whenever i can.

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