Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Limbaugh said, “I’m sure you heard Karl say how impressed he was with Ted Kennedy. Now how can that be? You and I look at Ted Kennedy. He’s a buffoon, a dangerous buffoon, who’s out destroying very important valuable people on our side, personally, character wise, career wise, he’s out destroying them, but people get to Washington and see Ted Kennedy as an icon. How can that be, very successful Democrat, because he’s in the game.”
Being that he is dead and all, I would be very impressed with Ted Kennedy too, if he was still in the game. This has to be one of the most delusional things that Rush Limbaugh has ever said. Ted Kennedy is dead, so why is Limbaugh speaking about him in the present tense. As evidenced by the never ending healthcare reform debate, Ted Kennedy is certainly not influencing our national politics anymore. Kennedy has a legacy of impact that the bitter and drug ravaged Limbaugh can never hope to match.
I don’t know maybe this is some warped political version of A Christmas Carol where the ghost of Ted Kennedy visits Limbaugh every night and tries to get him to change his ways, but a more likely explanation is that the drugged out Limbaugh was hallucinating again. Limbaugh has become right wing talk version of Jim Ignatowski from Taxi. You never when he is going to leave our world and go off on one of his little trips.