Jeffrey Feldman reported in the Huffington post that Rush Limbaugh “took time out this week to besmirch McCain's maleness, wondering aloud during if the Republican candidate could really count as 'a man' in the wake of his speech in New Orleans.” Good grief Rush, have you given up Oxycontin and started overdosing on Human Growth Hormone? John McCain flew an A-4 Skyhawk during the Vietnam War, while Rush Limbaugh did not serve in the military, and was reported to have avoided service because of a small congenital cyst. Rush Limbaugh's weapons of choice are bombast and overdoses of misinformation.
In 1967 while McCain was on a bombing mission over North Vietnam he was shot down, badly injured, and captured as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese. He spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war, experiencing episodes of torture. The only torture Rush Limbaugh is likely to have suffered apart from any withdrawal from a illegally obtained narcotics, was being unable to heat his meals on a timely basis.
For Limbaugh to have challenged McCain over the air in the manner he did was consistent with his style of meaningless invective. It is often the case that men who challenge other men's "maleness" frequently have strong questions about their own. Does anybody know a whether Limbaugh ever played football, basketball or any other sport involving physical contact with a man or woman?
I assume that Rush Limbaugh is aware of his self-image as he he utters his derogatory comments over the radio. Such comments are intended to provide evidence of his power and whip up his adoring audience into a frenzy. Does Limbaugh really think demeaning people is a sign of power? One wonders. Can we next expect to see Rush Limbaugh take on Randy Savage in a cage match?