David Limbaugh, a sort of reverse Mycroft Holmes as Rush’s dumber brother, takes the “he ain’t hateful, he’s my brother” approach in a column that shows just how delusional that whole family must be. This line made me laugh out loud:
What I am observing is the most radical display of hate and intolerance that I’ve witnessed in years. It does not surprise me, but it is ironic that the very people who masquerade as exemplars of tolerance, civility and compassion have no room in their hearts for forgiveness.
Ah yes, the old “if you dare to criticize my intolerance, you’re being intolerant” argument that should make any rational person point and laugh. On Planet Wingnuttia, Rush Limbaugh is the victim of intolerance and hatred, not the foremost practitioner of those things. If he really thinks this is the most radical display of hate and intolerance he’s ever heard, he must not actually listen to his brother’s show. Here’s a video of dozens of his previous outrages: