Jon Stewart is leaving "The Daily Show" after more than 15 years, which, according to Rush Limbaugh, is good news because he can no longer destroy the Republican name.
"For 16 years Jon Stewart has blamed everything gone wrong on the Republicans," Limbaugh said Wednesday, later calling him a "liberal" first and a "comedian" second. "Jon Stewart has helped polarize the country by poisoning the Republican brand."
On Tuesday, the Comedy Central host announced on his show that he would be stepping down, explaining that he felt "restless." Limbaugh took this as a sign that Stewart did not want to be a part of what is to come for Democrats in the future.
He went after Stewart for his long-standing support of President Barack Obama, or, as Limbaugh referred to him, the man who "made health insurance unaffordable" and "took smiles off of people's faces."
"Stewart's a funny guy, but he lacks an appreciation of federalism and he lacks an understanding of the harm caused by Obama's cult of personality that also sucked him in," he continued. "Jon Stewart helped grease the tracks for the most destructive presidency in many of our lifetimes."