Democrats Rap Limbaugh for Remarks on Kennedy

Posted March 6, 2009 at 4:10pm

On his Friday radio show, Rush Limbaugh suggested that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), who has been battling brain cancer for the past year, would be dead by the time health care reform legislation passes.“Before it’s all over, it’ll be called the Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care Bill,— Limbaugh said.The conservative radio show host made the remark about Kennedy amid attacks on President Barack Obama for moving on to health care reform because, Limbaugh said, Obama can’t fix the country’s economic woes and wants to secure his approval ratings.The topic of health care is “highly visible, it’s news-leading [and] gets a great focus,— Limbaugh said. Plus, he said, “it has the great liberal lion Teddy Kennedy pushing it.—Democratic operatives were quick to criticize the remarks — and attempted once again to tether Limbaugh to Congressional Republicans.“Leader Limbaugh minimizes the struggle of hardworking Americans without access to affordable health care and demonizes a patriotic Senator who has spent his life fighting so that every person has the opportunity to live the American dream,— said Brian Wolff, the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.“Leader Limbaugh crossed the line. National Republicans must stand up to their leader, Rush Limbaugh, and tell him that enough is enough.—