On his nationally syndicated radio program Sunday night, hate radio host Bill Cunningham said that he will broadcast his show from the office of Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) on this November’s Election Day, and was invited by Boehner himself. “I’m going to do my show that day from the portico of the Speaker of the House’s office in the U.S. Capitol. I’ve been invited there by the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and I’ll be the only radio talk show host in the speaker’s office, doing my show from the portico overlooking the Washington Monument,” Cunningham said. “And I’m going to do it.”

And who’s Bill Cunningham? This is Bill Cunningham.

Vituperative remarks about President Obama are a staple of Cunningham’s radio show. He has attacked Obama as a racist, alleged that the president wants to “gas the Jews,” and invoked “six-six-six” and “the beast” in discussing “Barack Hussein Obama.” He’s adopted the rhetoric of birthers and even made racially charged remarks about Obama’s father, stating, “That’s what black fathers do. They simply leave.”

The poor are also among Cunningham’s favorite targets for attack: He has stated that they are impoverished “because they lack values, ethics, and morals,” and advocated “beat[ing] the hell outta” homeless people with “a big old cane, Singapore-style.”

Ryan Rudominer, a spokesperson for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a statement, “It says a great deal about John Boehner’s arrogance and extreme right wing agenda that as he prematurely measures the drapes, he would roll out the red carpet for hatemonger’s like Bill Cunningham, who has a history of making despicable comments about Jews, African Americans, and other minorities.”

Nothing says “responsible national leader” like inviting a lunatic shock-jock into a congressional leadership office to broadcast on Election Day.

I was trying to think of an equivalent — imagine if Nancy Pelosi invited ______ to broadcast his show from her office — but the left just doesn’t seem to have comparable unhinged loudmouths.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.