GOOD QUESTION! But I think it's because the Dems want Limbaugh, who is viewed as rather crazy by all but the Repub base, to be the anointed speaker for the Repub party. It's a strategy that is smart in many ways, but will it backfire? Only time will tell.Why on Earth Are Democrats Legitimizing and Empowering Rush Limbaugh?
I don't buy into this 'brilliant' strategy of elevating Rush Limbaugh in the hopes that it will tarnish Republicans.
Focus relentlessly on the disastrous Bush presidency to tarnish Republicans, yes.
Overturn every single illegal and unconstitutional Bush-era policy and show the country and the world that we're reclaiming the moral high ground, yes.
Implement bold strategies and use soaring rhetoric to inspire Americans, yes.
Hew fiercely to Democratic principles, reassert the greatness of our American identity, demonstrate the true meaning of liberalism, of progressivism, providing opportunity, seeking justice and fairness, helping those in need, yes.
Spend our resources healing the sick, feeding the hungry, lifting the poor, cleaning the planet, rather than on war and more war, yes.
But expand Rush Limbaugh's profile and platform? No.