Al Franken — soon to be a U.S. senator from Minnesota, if current litigation comes out his way — once wrote a book called "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot."
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, isn't a big fan of the popular radio talk show commentator, either.
After Limbaugh said he hopes President Obama is a failure, Kaptur issued a press release.
"What patriotic American would want any American President to fail?" Kaptur said. "If a President fails, that means America fails."
She added that Limbaugh's comments are insulting to everyone who has held the office.
Of course, the criticism from Kaptur and other Democrats is a publicity windfall for Limbaugh.
When I checked his Web site Wednesday, I spotted a headline that captures his understated style:
"Democrats Launch New Stalinist Stunt Aimed at Silencing El Rushbo"