People who are regular listeners to Rush know that he isn't a fan of the nanny state as you suggest.
Since he is advocating it in his article, that is either not true, or Rush is as big a hypocrite as I believe he has become.
I don't understand why you dislike Rush so much.
I was a regular listener of his program beginning in 1990. His positions were strongly Reaganesque, that is to say, conservative with strong libertarian leanings. Even up through 1993, Rush continued to take Republicans and Democrats alike to task for their leftist behavior. I distinctly remember him saying, shortly before the 1996 elections, that Dole was going to lose and that it was because the GOP had lost its way. He also said that the era would not be remembered as eight years of Clinton, but as twelve years of Bush-Clinton.
Somewhere along the way, Limbaugh let his hatred of all things Clinton, in concert with his own personal and legal problems, get the best of him. He sold out to the pubbie establishment to keep the support of their parasites and lemmings. He embraced the neocons, even after spending a considerable amount of time lambasting them in earlier years. After the 2006 GOP debacle, he said he wasn't carrying their water for them any more, but I see no signs that he has stopped. More hypocrisy.
Your anger towards Rush is like Strother's anger toward Ann Coulter.
Let's play a game of "One of These Things is Not Like the Other."
I doubt Strother was ever a fan, let alone a sympathetic lister of Ann Coulter. I completely understand Strother's dislike for Ann. She is utterly polemic and bombastic. She is also unapologetically a creature of the GOP. I strongly disagree with Ann on a number of topics, her support for the war, her paper-thin justification for Congressional action on Terry Schiavo, and many others. However, she is unafraid to use the same bombast on her own that she levels on the left. She has torn George Bush, John McCain, and Fred Thompson to shreds on more than one occasion.
So, while Strother dislikes Ann for reasons I completely understand, I am annoyed with Limbaugh because he is a sellout. Ann openly plays to the crowd, as does Limbaugh. That's what seems to bother Strother most (though I don't understand why he doesn't take Molly Ivins or Susan Estrich to task for the same thing, but I digress...), but I doubt that he thinks Ann ever sold out her stated principles in order to stay in the limelight.