Some time ago we discovered that Rush Limbaugh was the GOP's Great White Whale with a blowhole as big as Grand Canyon. He once spouted insanely that Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student, was a " slut" after she was denied an appearance before a Republican House committee hearing on contraception and religious liberty.
But he may have topped that reckless remark by referring to Pope Francis as a Marxist. Rush was not at all pleased that the Pope had called unregulated capitalism a "new tyranny" in raising concerns about the poor.
"Somebody has either written this for him or gotten to him. This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope," Rush declared.
Well, we've heard the same things said about Jesus, which is where the Papacy all began.
With Limbaugh, a multi-millionaire and then some, it's all about money and his Munchkins called dittoheads. He says he's considered becoming a Catholic. But that's no longer in his future. Now he is playing on a world stage with his assault on Francis. Maybe he is seeking a still bigger audience - not a pun - to fill in a few more listeners for his show.
But with his money, you'd think the time has come at least for hiring a new writer. After all, Pope Francis does have far more listeners.