on Powell's endorsement of Obama:
Let me say it louder, and let me say it even more plainly. IT WAS TOTALLY ABOUT RACE! The Powell nomination — or endorsement — totally about race.
" has a dictionary definition of "wholly; entirely; completely" which doesn't allow for other factors. Limbaugh is not saying that Powell's endorsement was "partially" or even "mostly" about race, but that it was entirely about race - which is about as big an insult you can hurl.
One of my pet peeves is not Limbaugh per se, but the fact that he is legitimized by folks like the Bush family. Not too long ago there was a congratulatory phone call to Rush on his 20th year in broadcasting made by Bush Sr., Bush Jr, and Jeb. Nobody seemed bothered by that comity, even though Limbaugh had racked up a long list of outrageous statements.
The nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court by Bush I was all about race too, but you'll never hear Limbaugh bloviate about THAT.