Rush Limbaugh: Why the GOP Carries His Baggage

The GOP has been carrying Rush Limbaugh's literal and emotional bags ever since the conservative talk-show host syndicated his act nearly 25 years ago, L.Z. Granderson writes at CNN.

Rush Limbaugh at a White House ceremony in 2009 (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

He believed he needed Rush Limbaugh. 

The party has been carrying Limbaugh’s bags ever since.

So, if you want to know when Washington became so polarized, maybe we should circle August 1, 1988, exactly 25 years ago. That was the day a satirical talk show host syndicated his act and, in the process, made a lot of money and became one of the most influential figures in American politics today. 

Read L.Z. Grandersons entire column at CNN.

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