Rush Limbaugh's love for Krauthammer has lately been slightly diminished. Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer was one of several
prominent conservatives on FOX News Wednesday to praise President
Obama's performance at the memorial service for victims of the Arizona
Obama's speech "quite remarkable, extremely effective...extremely
The next day, Rush Limbaugh slammed
Krauthammer and his fellow panelists for their positive reactions to
the speech. "They were slobbering over it for the predictable reasons,"
said Limbaugh. "It was smart, it was articulate, it was oratorical. It
was all the things the educated ruling class wants their members to be
and sound like."
Appearing on FOX again last night, Krauthammer addressed Limbaugh's criticism. "Let me just say," the
columnist said, "that I find it interesting only the ruling
class wants a president who is smart, articulate, and oratorical in
delivering a funeral oration. It's an odd and rather condescending view
of what the rest of America is looking for in their president."
In response to this light pushback, Limbaugh has announced his intention to remove the Krauthammer name
from his future family tree. "I was going to name my first child
Krauthammer, even if it was a girl," Limabugh declared on his show today. "But no more."
a guest post on National Review's The Corner blog, Krauthammer explains
this is the just result he'd been hoping for. "Now you know why I
returned Rush’s volley on Fox last night: I’ve just saved that poor
little girl a world of hurt."
(H/T to Kathryn Lopez
, Dan Foster
, and News
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