The news that Rush Limbaugh had entered a Hawaii hospital over the New Year's weekend complaining of chest pains triggered a volcanic Internet eruption for the hard left -- the likes of which we've never seen before. If Mt. Vesuvius could vomit in a literal sense, this would be it.
This time, these radicals let their guard down and showed their true colors.
The Twitter lines were ablaze as liberals celebrated the news, news that suggested Mr. Limbaugh was at the very least very ill, and quite possibly dying or maybe already dead:
"Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital in Honolulu. Maybe Santa did get my letter."
"Rush was rushed to the Hospital. Just when I thought Christmas was over..."
"Come on God, I don't ask for much, and I very rarely ask you to smite anyone, but please kill Rush Limbaugh tonight."
Sounding boards like Democratic Underground had field days, living down to their reputations for wishing the very worst for conservatives. One very early conversation among their members carried this exchange:
"I hope he croaks. The world would be a better place."
"No such luck! Remember, 'only the good die young.'"
"If that holds true, the miserable troglodyte will make Methuselah look like a teenager by the time he dies."
Over on the pop culture TMZ site, there were some strong words of encouragement for the radio talk show titan, but still the leftist hatred dominated. Examples:
"Best news I've heard in years ... Hope he joins (Michael Jackson) the sooner the better."
"Won't miss ya! There will be a little less rage in this world if this druggie goes."
"I hope he fails."
"I hope he dies."
And yet nothing quite matched the bile belched by those fine men (and women, too?) at the far left's Valhalla, the Daily Kos. Who writes for the Daily Kos, you ask? Well, to quote the site (even at the risk of exposing its need for a wee bit of updating), "Among luminaries posting diaries on the site are President Jimmy Carter, Senator Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi," etc., etc. In other words, the most powerful voices of the left in America purportedly reside at the Daily Kos.
And what do Sen. Barack Obama's fans think of the news that Rush Limbaugh was at that moment in a hospital presumably fighting for his life? One blogger at the Daily Kos had the temerity to actually suggest that others not wish Rush ill will since it "feeds his ego." No such luck. Among the responses to his plea: