Some people in the so-called conservative blogs seem far too sensitive about what the talking-head commentators on CNN have been saying about Rush Limbaugh, and not sensitive enough about what Limbaugh himself has been saying. Here’s a few factoids about this self-anointed political guru: Limbaugh never studied economics (and he obviously never studied civics, either). Never earned an advanced degree in any subject. In fact, he never earned a college degree, or even an Associate Arts degree. We’re talking high school education here. He never served in the armed forces, nor has he ever held any public office. In fact, he has never served his country, his state, or his hometown in any way. His sole purpose in life has been to demonize his fellow Americans who don’t share his ideology, and make millions in the process. He is the embodiment of conservative excess and self-absorption. This Wally George clone and Joe McCarthy wannabee, discovered his malignant niche in life many years ago when he stumbled upon a pulsating aneurysm of conservative rage in this country. The seething anger of bigots, anti-intellectuals, fascists and various hate groups were coalescing and going mainstream, and Limbaugh endeavored to become their voice. His crowning glory was his recent appearance as the honored guest and orator at CPAC. Taking an hour longer than the 20 minutes he had been allotted, Limbaugh made a high school civics error by attributing a famous line from the Declaration of Independence to the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. He also commented that “our creator” endowed us with inalienable rights when, in fact, God was intentionally omitted from the Founders’ documents. It is no small irony that most of his fawning audience didn’t catch these mistakes. I’ve seen this Limbaugh character before, in several old black and white movies. He’s the pot-bellied, sweaty guy in the rumpled white suit who ends up surrounded by a few demented followers in a rundown shack on the outskirts of town, screaming that his enemies and their evil ways are going to bring destruction upon the world. Then the roof caves in.