The reason the Obama administration is happy to wrap Limbaugh around the GOP's neck isn't because they're afraid of him. It's because everyone outside the GOP base thinks he's repulsive. The conservative base is so consumed in the self-satisfying exercise of hating their political opponents that they've lost all perspective. They're getting their butts kicked, and they don't even know it. Worse, they seem to think they're actually winning the argument.
Perhaps the rrp needs to listen to some advice from Yoda, " But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. "
*rump republic party