Rush: Hey, is that my dick? [Stomp!]
As Billmon notes, Limbaugh’s comments on the Michael J. Fox stem cell ad has changed the debate on stem cells by making it more human:
Rush, in his infinite wisdom, has now ensured that the issue isn’t abortion. It isn’t even stem cells. Now it’s all about Michael J. Fox and his battle with Parkinson’s Disease — which is exactly how you don’t want it framed if you’re the GOP candidates in those races (or a supporter of Missouri’s proposed constitutional ban on stem cell research.)
I don’t know where Limbaugh got the idea that telling scurrilous lies about one of America’s favorite celebrities — and someone who enjoys a huge amount of public sympathy to boot — was a shrewd political move. But the Dems should be damned glad he did. Considering how razor-close the Missouri race appears to be, Rush may have just single-handedly booted away a Republican Senate seat.
For those that haven’t seen it, here is the ad in question.