Rush Bails Water In Wake Of Arizona Shooting
by Howard Fineman
WASHINGTON — Rush Limbaugh lashed out Monday at critics who linked the Tucson shootings to the confrontational, gun-themed rhetoric of conservatives such as Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.
Limbaugh’s talking points are a guide to the ways in which the political right — from establishment Republicans in Washington to the Tea Party at the grassroots level — will fight back against attempts to tie them to Jared Lee Loughner.
The political coverage of the Loughner story is “childish and immature,” Limbaugh said, but apparently threatening enough for the top-rated talk show host to spend his entire show undermining it as best he could.