Limbaugh's lies and misrepresentations would have been seen to be those of just another run-o-the-mill fringe nut job if the right wing had not succeeded in stealing what had been the publicly owned air waves! They did seize the media as the textbook first step preceding the takeover of legitimate government. The GOP and the complicit Rush Limbaugh conspired to benefit the very, very few --the ever shrinking 1 percent --which as a result of their efforts and others now own more than 95 percent of the rest of us combined, the shrinking number of huge corporate media conglomerates for whom 'public service' is just a quaint sop that over some twenty years, they've done away with completely.
Whenever Rush heard his 'masters' voices, he served them well. He has rationalized and excused the new age of robber barons; he has sugar coated 'greed is good'; he has elevated Scrooge to sainthood: "Are there no workhouses? Are there no prisons...then let them die and decrease the surplus population."