Rush, meet Alec

Rush Limbaugh said what? That he would leave the country if Congress passes — and President Obama signs — health care reform legislation?


One of the many maddening aspects of guys like Limbaugh is that they can utter such nonsense and not have to be held accountable for their hyperbole.

He’s not alone in making such idiotic threats.

Alec Baldwin, the actor/comedian/political activist, said the same thing in 2000 if George W. Bush was elected president of the United States. I can’t recall Baldwin’s precise language, but he went on at some length about how the nation would be going to heck in a handbag if the Texas governor ascended to the White House. Baldwin didn’t want to be associated with the country if that were to occur.

Bush won — and won again four years later. But Baldwin’s still here, making a handsome living with a network TV show. And no one has said much in recent years about that pledge to leave the country.

I’m guessing Daddy Dittohead’s threat will draw a similarly silent response if health reform passes.