S.E. Cupp jolted the conservative establishment earlier this week for explaining in her latest column that conservatives should not be afraid of criticizing each other, citing radio commentator Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke as an example.
“No one is right all the time, and no one is above reproach,” Cupp wrote. “Limbaugh, who has frequently criticized Republicans, knows this better than anyone.”
Limbaugh is actually an admitted fan of Cupp, featuring her in one of his radio segments in September 2009.
During the segment, Limbaugh highlighted an appearance Cupp had with CNN’s Larry King, where King asked her if racism had something to do with why conservatives disliked the president.
“This is a fabulous answer here from the syndicated columnist S. E. Cupp,” Limbaugh said, asking his radio producer if he had ever heard of her. “You don’t know who S. E. Cupp is?” Limbaugh continued, “As much show prep as you do, as glued to the news as you are, you don’t know who S. E. Cupp is? Well, I am shocked. Well, look it up, Google it.”
Limbaugh praised Cupp for telling King that her generation was not interested in using racism as a way to explain things playing a clip of her appearance on CNN.
“You know, my generation is not always so quick to jump to race. I think the Maureen Dowds and the Jimmy Carters tend to go there because that’s what was always done, but my generation doesn’t see racism in a Joe Wilson or racism at a tea party or a town hall,” Cupp replies to King in the 2009 clip. “We’re looking at the issues. These issues are too important to racialize them and project this imagined racism onto health care or any other political issue.”
Limbaugh used Cupp’s segment to criticize the older radical ‘Boomer’ generation for their selfish mentality at the expense of the younger generation.
“That’s S. E. Cupp just handing it to Larry King,” Limbaugh said proudly, and joked. “He needed a cup to have his guest be S. E. Cupp.”
Admitting that he was was a boomer, Limbaugh explained that he was embarrassed by “half my generation” calling them a “a bunch of putzes, a bunch of spoiled rotten malcontents.”
“Guess what, the generational split has come home to roost,” Limbaugh proclaimed. “The old generation is now picketing the former “hell, no, we won’t go” crowd that is running Washington. The oldsters are marching on Washington against their kids. And against people their kids’ age.”
Limbaugh concluded by praising S.E. Cupp as an important voice for the future of the movement.
“That S. E. Cupp though, I’ll tell you, I was going to say, Snerdley, I can’t believe you don’t know who S. E. Cupp is,” Limbaugh concluded. “S. E. Cupp, you heard her, I mean she’s awful pretty sharp, both cups, in fact.”