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Did Obama Miss a Great Opportunity by NOT Visiting Rush Limbaugh in Hawaiian Hospital?
Self | January 2, 2009 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 01/02/2010 6:49:18 AM PST by PJ-Comix

Barack Obama once again proved he has a tin ear for politics when he did NOT visit Rush Limbaugh in the hospital. With his low approval ratings, Obama could have done himself a lot of good by visiting Rush who was nearby in the Hawaiian hospital. Too late now. Obama missed a great opportunity to help himself. This just demonstrates his poor ability at politics at even a personal level.


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KEYWORDS: barackobama; bhochristmas; missedopportunity; rushlimbaugh; snub; talkradio
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Anybody else have the same thought?
1 posted on 01/02/2010 6:49:21 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

It’s not the Chicago Way. (But it would’ve been good press for Obama, unless there was a live mike at the meeting, and Limbaugh one-upped him somehow).


2 posted on 01/02/2010 6:50:48 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: PJ-Comix

I see your point.....but keeping in mind the vicious attacks leveled by Obama and his operatives on Rush this past year....well, such a visit would have been horribly transparent and cynical.

Not that such idiocy has stopped ‘em so far, but.......


3 posted on 01/02/2010 6:52:35 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: PJ-Comix
Obama wouldn't pay Rush a visit unless he had a host of photographers by his side.

Rush would not allow himself to be used in that manner.

4 posted on 01/02/2010 6:52:35 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: PJ-Comix

They would not have let him in anyway. Too much of a security risk—for Limbaugh.


5 posted on 01/02/2010 6:53:28 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: PJ-Comix

It never occurred to me but you’re right. It would have been a great “photo op” and smooth political move. The lefties could claim the high ground and our side would look bad if we didn’t gracefully accept his good token and gesture.


6 posted on 01/02/2010 6:54:17 AM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: PJ-Comix
Excellent point!

Obama could have done himself a world of good by showing a "human" side. He could have instigated some of that "healing" he promised during the election.

Of course, reality is that Obama is just a Chicago thug and that promised healing was just an idea of his image consultant.

Too bad...for Obama that is!;-)

7 posted on 01/02/2010 6:54:17 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Al Qaeda only hijacked commercial aircraft...Obama hijacked the White House!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Interesting thought.............


8 posted on 01/02/2010 6:54:34 AM PST by reader25
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To: PJ-Comix

Matter. Anti-matter. Boom.

Not good.


9 posted on 01/02/2010 6:54:41 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: 1rudeboy

It would have been great press for Obama and he blew it.


10 posted on 01/02/2010 6:55:03 AM PST by PJ-Comix (I love ROCK 'N ROLL! I memorized the all WORDS to "WIPE-OUT'' in 1965!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

BO is a much too small and petty man to do something like that.


11 posted on 01/02/2010 6:55:06 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

No, it would have hurt Obama far more than help him politically.


12 posted on 01/02/2010 6:55:58 AM PST by kabar
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To: PJ-Comix

Nope. If 0 had visited Limbaugh and the hospital and then Rush kicked off from a coronary, can you imagine all the conspiracy theories our side would be screaming?


13 posted on 01/02/2010 6:56:06 AM PST by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I had a similar thought. But, I assumed Obama is far to arrogant to make such a gesture.
14 posted on 01/02/2010 6:56:35 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: PJ-Comix

Rush probably wouldn’t have been very pleased BHO visited him... but a visit would have provided Rush with weeks and weeks of fodder for his show.
To Hussien - Rush is a terrorist and visa versa.


15 posted on 01/02/2010 6:56:36 AM PST by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: RightOnline

Never crossed their minds dontcha know they were online at DU posting viral words.


16 posted on 01/02/2010 6:56:43 AM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: PJ-Comix

Obama has never been in an Hawaiian hospital, and he’s not going to start now.


17 posted on 01/02/2010 6:56:44 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

A few days ago I was almost certain that Obama would visit Rush at the hospital. I guess I underestimated how terrible at politics Obama is.


18 posted on 01/02/2010 6:56:57 AM PST by PJ-Comix (I love ROCK 'N ROLL! I memorized the all WORDS to "WIPE-OUT'' in 1965!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

It would only aggravate Rush...and you know damn well Obama would be doing it to aggravate and not goodwill.


19 posted on 01/02/2010 6:57:02 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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LOL. Yep, Rush and Barry, sharing a cigar and some brandy.

Next thing you know, Barry would be a guest host . Barry, behind the EIB mike.

20 posted on 01/02/2010 6:58:16 AM PST by csvset
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21 posted on 01/02/2010 6:59:07 AM PST by kabar
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To: PJ-Comix
BOzo is meek at heart. He could not face an intellectual like Limbaugh without hyperventilating. Plus he knows Rush would size him up and pick him apart on the next show.
22 posted on 01/02/2010 6:59:32 AM PST by jetson
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To: PJ-Comix
Yep! He is terrible and has that awful tin ear!

I am beginning to suspect that Obama's mugging by reality in the last few weeks (Christmas terrorist attack, etc) is going to devolve into something more akin to a head-on-collision with the freight train of reality.

23 posted on 01/02/2010 7:01:45 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Al Qaeda only hijacked commercial aircraft...Obama hijacked the White House!)
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To: PJ-Comix

It would have been great theater but, you’re correct. The guy has a tin ear.


24 posted on 01/02/2010 7:02:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: agere_contra
Obama has never been in an Hawaiian hospital, and he’s not going to start now.

There's the definitive answer.

25 posted on 01/02/2010 7:03:19 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: agere_contra
Obama has never been in an Hawaiian hospital, and he’s not going to start now.

Touche!

26 posted on 01/02/2010 7:03:27 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s
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To: PJ-Comix
I guess I underestimated how terrible at politics Obama is.

Your theory would have been good if this were traditional American politics. But zer0 has no intention of bridging any gaps or uniting people. His marxist agenda requires only that the US fails and conservatives (anybody to the political right of The One himself) be squashed and silenced.

27 posted on 01/02/2010 7:03:40 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: PJ-Comix

He doesn’t care about his approval ratings. His focus is on destroying capitalism and redistribution of wealth. This has to be done before the 2010 elections, which will be a difficult win for conservatives with ACORN, billions of $’s of advantage for dems due to “stimulous” funds, Soros, MSM etc.


28 posted on 01/02/2010 7:04:07 AM PST by albie
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Your graphs show a large portion that “never heard of” Rush of which 90% would be liars.


29 posted on 01/02/2010 7:05:51 AM PST by albie
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To: Brilliant
They would not have let him in anyway. Too much of a security risk—for Limbaugh.

Just what I was thinking.

30 posted on 01/02/2010 7:06:15 AM PST by Aracelis
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To: agere_contra

Best post of the new year, by far!


31 posted on 01/02/2010 7:06:40 AM PST by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: PJ-Comix

That would have back-fired for Zero as Rush has more intelligence in his baby toenail.


32 posted on 01/02/2010 7:07:36 AM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Who is John Thompson?)
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To: agere_contra

LOL! Good one.


33 posted on 01/02/2010 7:07:51 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: jetson

Plus he may have had to miss his snow cone....


34 posted on 01/02/2010 7:08:33 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: agere_contra

Hahaha... LOL


35 posted on 01/02/2010 7:09:56 AM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Instapundit pointed this out earlier as well. If Obama had privately visited Rush in the hospital, many conservative political news junkies would have to pause today and reexamine their whole understanding of who Obama is. But as it is, we can read accounts about Obama’s seclusion during his vacation instead, and about his venturing out for shave ice (a flavor named for him, too) with his daughters.


36 posted on 01/02/2010 7:10:20 AM PST by Coyote Choir
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You have to be kidding. Barry would never do such a thing. He'd never meet with the enemy.

If you think Obama and his crew are nasty by what you can see you'd be stunned at how they are behind closed doors. They want nothing more than Limbaugh and every other American patriot dead dead dead.

These particular kind of so-called Democrats are like any third world bananna republic type you might run across. They are little monsters. Very dangerous psychopaths. Their goal is to take all wealth and all power. They are G-dless little urchins hell bent on agendas we could never relate to. No freedom loving person can understand Obama and Company. Especially freedom loving Christians. Who simply are not wired with the marxist/communist/socialist/islamist mentality. Note that I add Islam right up there with marxists, etc. Islam is primarily a socio-policital construct. Not a religion. Most of its followers do not grasp that. But Obama does. He is a moslem.

So, to think Obama would visit Rush Limbaugh is laughable. He wants Rush dead.

37 posted on 01/02/2010 7:10:37 AM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: PJ-Comix

Better yet, Obama goes to Limbaugh and gives him one of his famous bows.


38 posted on 01/02/2010 7:12:34 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: albie

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Most Americans are poorly informed and non-political. Many can not even name the VP of the US.


39 posted on 01/02/2010 7:14:00 AM PST by kabar
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If BO visits Rush, it humanizes Rush, and that can’t be permitted. That is inconsistent with the liberal approach to such things. They don’t want those who disagree with them to be perceived as valuable humans. That would blow the whole approach to attacking conservatives.

Besides, nothing Obama can do will endear him to thoughtful conservatives anyway. Politically, such a visit would serve no purpose, and Obama is all about politics (and the power he can derive from it).


40 posted on 01/02/2010 7:14:39 AM PST by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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I was over at my parents yesterday for our traditional New Year’s meal of black-eyed peas, ribs and sauerkraut when a friend said “You know, if zero had any sense, he’d have visited Rush in the hospital”.....my dad replied that he wasn’t that smart and I said “he didn’t have Axlerod there to tell him to do it....besides, he couldn’t take a teleprompter into the hospital room”....later, went to some friends for a few drinks, and several folks there also brought up the point about zero not being smart enough to score some political pr points and visit Rush. I think it’s been noticed by a lot of folks...maybe only us VRW crazies but stilll.....just saying!


41 posted on 01/02/2010 7:14:49 AM PST by BamaDi (I'm glad that I'm free, though I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree!)
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To: agere_contra

ROFL


42 posted on 01/02/2010 7:16:11 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: agere_contra

“Obama has never been in an Hawaiian hospital, and he’s not going to start now.”

Excellent point....I’m truly laughing out loud!


43 posted on 01/02/2010 7:17:05 AM PST by BamaDi (I'm glad that I'm free, though I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree!)
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"Many can not even name the VP of the US."

Do we have a V.P.?

44 posted on 01/02/2010 7:18:55 AM PST by NoRedTape
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This is a false premise! his great one-ness, the all powerful islamic muslim-in-chief DID try to visit and pay his respects.....but there was no room in the hospital suite big enough for the teleprompter!
45 posted on 01/02/2010 7:19:37 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Keep your friends close......keep your enemies closer!)
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Oboma is to important to vist anyone in the hospital. Including his own family and they would not have room for all the beggers following him.maybe buggers
46 posted on 01/02/2010 7:20:47 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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I'd like to see this exact same graphic representation for Sarah Palin.

Any chance of that??

47 posted on 01/02/2010 7:20:55 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Keep your friends close......keep your enemies closer!)
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Oboma is to important to vist anyone in the hospital. Including his own family and they would not have room for all the beggers following him.maybe buggers
48 posted on 01/02/2010 7:20:55 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: agere_contra

LOL!


49 posted on 01/02/2010 7:20:55 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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It would have been a gracious gesture had Obama visited Rush. As it is Obama is continuing to show that he is a selfish narcissistic POS.
50 posted on 01/02/2010 7:21:39 AM PST by vetvetdoug (FUBO, a fashion statement for conservatives.)
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