Rush Limbaugh reminds me increasingly of Father Coughlin, the radical radio talk show host of the 1930s. More and more he became a parody of himself, spewing hatred and anti-Semitism. At its height his radio program reached 40 million listeners, nearly a third of the nation. As people began to see him for what he was, stations dropped him, his church disowned him and he receded into the woodwork.

It is too bad that Limbaugh blames others for his faults, that he makes up conspiracy theories about why he was rejected by the NFL. More Republicans should take a page out of the NFL playbook and reject Limbaugh for his outrageous behavior. It is not fitting on the field or off.