From Matt Yglesias, footage of Mike Pence admitting he’s so beholden to Rush Limbaugh that he won’t criticize El Rushbo for saying that “we have to bend over, grab the angles, bend over forward, backward whichever, because his father was black, because he’s the first black president.”
The mistake the Republicans are making here is a basic one: now they’ve admitted that they take orders from Rush, they’re on the hook for all the crazy ass things he says on the show. And that’s not a good place to be.
Yesterday, I was not optimistic about the politics of the stimulus bill. Now I think that it’s a Category Three Schiavo Political Event for Republicans.
Update: A conservative limey titles his column on the stimulus package Hollow Victory: Republicans deliver….wait for it…..SLAP IN THE FACE to Barack Obama. This isn’t really related to the first part of the post, but it didn’t merit a post of its own and I thought you’d all want to know.