Skip to comments.Did Obama Miss a Great Opportunity by NOT Visiting Rush Limbaugh in Hawaiian Hospital?
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.
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).
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.......
Rush would not allow himself to be used in that manner.
They would not have let him in anyway. Too much of a security risk—for Limbaugh.
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.
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!;-)
Matter. Anti-matter. Boom.
It would have been great press for Obama and he blew it.
BO is a much too small and petty man to do something like that.
No, it would have hurt Obama far more than help him politically.
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?
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.
Never crossed their minds dontcha know they were online at DU posting viral words.
Obama has never been in an Hawaiian hospital, and he’s not going to start now.
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.
It would only aggravate Rush...and you know damn well Obama would be doing it to aggravate and not goodwill.
Next thing you know, Barry would be a guest host . Barry, behind the EIB mike.
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.
It would have been great theater but, you’re correct. The guy has a tin ear.
There's the definitive answer.
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.
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.
Your graphs show a large portion that “never heard of” Rush of which 90% would be liars.
Just what I was thinking.
Best post of the new year, by far!
That would have back-fired for Zero as Rush has more intelligence in his baby toenail.
LOL! Good one.
Plus he may have had to miss his snow cone....
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.
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.
Better yet, Obama goes to Limbaugh and gives him one of his famous bows.
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.
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).
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!
“Obama has never been in an Hawaiian hospital, and he’s not going to start now.”
Excellent point....I’m truly laughing out loud!
Do we have a V.P.?
Any chance of that??