More of my current obsession...The White House takes the right tack on this whole GOP-Limbaugh dustup, which is to keep it in the news.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is now calling Rush Limbaugh out by name from the podium. That not only gives him the opportunity to refute the most recognized voice of the conservative opposition to President Obama's agenda, it solidifies in the public's mind exactly WHO represents this opposition.
"Do they want to see the president's economic agenda fail? You know, I bet there are a number of guests on television throughout the day and maybe into tomorrow who could let America know whether they agree with what Rush Limbaugh said this weekend."
Limbaugh claims 20 million listeners (which is horse shit and a conflation of what is most commonly cited as 3 million listeners a day x five days a week, and then inflated for under reporting) and is certainly the most vocal, but even assuming Limbaugh's numbers that represents only a portion of the 100 million+ voters in America. Rush's audience may be the last remaining voters for the GOP and that's a numbers game they lose.