With the Republican candidates lining up for their shot at a White House run, you would think that right wing commentators would have their hands full discussing who is best fit to run against President Obama for 2012. Instead, they are resuming their futile digging into his past.
During his daily radio show, Rush Limbaugh spoke to his audience about an issue that seems to have been bothering him for quite sometime: President Obama’s relationship history. Of course, like all good Limbaugh stories, this one was prompted by a forwarded email the host received. He explained it all saying:
“I got one of these email things. And, of course, I’ve only seen it a thousand times, and knew it before I received the first one. And you probably have seen this one going around. This one is, ‘Where are all of Obama’s former girlfriends?’ It’s a takeoff on where are all of the students Obama taught who claim to have been inspired by him when he taught law at the University of Chicago. Where are all of the former classmates of Obama who can tell wonderful stories about their experience with Obama on campus or in the classroom?”
Yes, you read that right. In the midst of a downgrade, economic upheaval and jobs crisis, this right winger has President Obama’s ex-girlfriends on his mind. And while this is a less racist inquiry than the birther fiasco was, it really seems just as pointless. As he continued his show, Limbaugh made a case, albeit a weak one, for why this issue what relevant.
Limbaugh continued, “They are interesting because those people haven’t surfaced. There aren’t any ex-girlfriends that have admitted it. Students that have been inspired by Obama as a professor, they haven’t come forth.
“Media hasn’t dug ’em up. It is interesting from the standpoint that the guy has not been vetted yet. Look what they’re trying to do to Michele Bachmann, what they’re planning on doing to [Rick] Perry and so forth.”
He concluded, “I’m just saying it’s very strange that we know so little about a guy who’s written two autobiographies. It really is strange.”
What’s strange is that a political commentator in the midst of arguably the busiest political season of the year has chosen to talk about hearsay that he found in his inbox. While everyone gets forwarded emails, you don’t see me on here declaring that chicken wings give near instant breast cancer just because it was sitting in the not a priority part of my mailbox.
Matter of fact, I think that may be the cure. Rush, may I introduce you to Priority Mail box by Gmail? I think it would save both you and your listeners a lot of time.