Rush Limbaugh kicked off Tuesday's show by chortling over Jesse Jackson's car getting stolen and stripped, then discussed what he did during last week's vacation: taking lessons from legendary golf instructor Hank Haney for a Golf Channel show. Rush said he didn't understand why President Obama would complain that his critics "talk about me like a dog," because Rush treats his dogs like children. Rush caught up with news he missed out on last week by declaring that the Discovery Channel gunman was not a wacko, he was reflecting mainstream liberalism. He also complained that Obama used his Labor Day speech to criticize the idea of rewarding greed while he vacations at Martha's Vineyard and has AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka standing next to him.
Rush started the second hour by playing clips of what other people said about him while he was on vacation. He talked to a caller who praised the new book by Rush's brother; Rush added that if every American read this book, it would be the end of the Democrat [sic] Party. Rush later launched into an anti-Obama tirade, calling him a "dummkopf little imam-child president" who is a "blithering novice," an "academic theoretician," a "one-man wrecking crew" and "henpecked" by his wife, adding that the best thing that could happen to this economy "is to get him out of any position of power to run it." This was followed after a commercial break by another rant in which Rush declared that Obama had been around at the time of America's founding, his political philosophy "would have been considered tyranny."
Rush continued his Obama-bashing in the third hour, declaring Obama to be "the biggest presidential failure since James Buchanan." He then attacked outgoing Council of Economic Advisers chairman Christina Romer for being clueless about the economy, claiming that this is because Romer had never worked outside academia before joining the Obama White House, and adding that if he was able to spend 15 minutes with her, he could totally change her economic outlook. After saying that one must be a complete failure in order to appear on the Sunday talk shows, Rush criticized "the ferret-like Paul Krugman," claiming liberal talking heads like Krugman know that as Obama sinks, so do they.
Here are some highlights from today's show: