Skip to comments.Limbaugh Responds to Obama
Posted on 01/24/2009 1:06:04 PM PST by JRochelle
According to an account in the New York Post, President Barack Obama yesterday told Republican leaders, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." With George W. Bush now off the stage, it may be that Obama and some of his fellow Democrats view Limbaugh, and not John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, or any other elected official, as the true leader of the Republican opposition. This morning I asked Rush for his thoughts on all this, and here is his response:
There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier's plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.
Secondly, here is a combo quote from the meeting:
"If we don't get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can't let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That's how things don't get done in this town."
To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama's plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR's New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing "eternal" power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.
Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs. Are we really at the point where the bad PR of Merrill getting a redecorated office in the process is reason to smear them? How much money will the Obamas spend redecorating the White House residence? Whose money will be spent? I have no problem with the Obamas redoing the place. It is tradition. 600 private jets flown by rich Democrats flew into the Inauguration. That's fine but the auto execs using theirs is a crime? In both instances, the people on those jets arrived in Washington wanting something from Washington, not just good will.
If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle.
One more thing, Byron. Your publication and website have documented Obama's ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy's Rules for Radicals:
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
Right on, right on! (said in best Rush voice)
And the MSM remains silent... They don’t know how Obama wants them to respond just yet. The only people reporting the Rush comments were DRUDGE and the NY POST. Everyone else is reporting the same story just not the Rush Limbaugh quotes...
As the president, he had told Kyl after the Arizonan raised objections to the notion of a tax credit for people who don't pay income taxes, Obama told Cantor this morning that "on some of these issues we're just going to have ideological differences."
The president added, "I won. So I think on that one, I trump you."
Ann on Rush's program recently was pure delight. I am hoping they team up in some fashion, as a regular segment or new programming. They really click well together, good points and good humor.
It had to be said, but nonetheless, this reponse probably brings us one step closer to the Fairness Doctrine.
bump for later..........
Rush’s words begin with “there are two things going on here.”
Obama is setting a new precedent for the office of POTUS... Silence your critics, attempt to diminish them and use the bully pulpit to make it appear they are the divisive ones and you are just trying to get things done....
Very scary article here....
According to Major Garrett and the people who were in that meeting, Obama said both what you posted and what I posted.
Rush’s point is that Obama’s pork barrel plan is no different than what happened at Merrill. It is the same thing. Taxpayer money was used to pay for a project that would employ construction workers. Jobs created with taxpayer money. There is no difference. He makes an astute point.
I have a friend, (college educated 50+ year old white woman), who “voted for Obama because he is black. I have always loved black people and it’s time they had a chance.” Honest to goodness that is word for word what she said to me! When I asked, “are you kidding?” Her reply was “well it was my vote and if I made a mistake it won’t be the 1st time nor the last.”.
Another one of our friends told her she was not only stupid, but she was an idiot. Needless to say she is pretty defensive about that vote for Obama now. All that said this woman has always been pro-life and for strong marriage and national defense.
PS. She also said she hated McCain because he was arrogant and had had an affair. I look at her and have to wonder what was in the water in GA this past election cycle.
See my 131. It is an honest to goodness recounting of a discussion I had with a friend who voted for Obama.
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I joined in Orange County Fl, but they are nationwide.
“Rhambo would see to it that another incident took out Limbaughs creds.”
How long do you think it will be before Obammy has Rush’s divorce records unsealed/opened.
“They may try to harass Rush in other ways, but I doubt they’d physically harm him. 40 million of us would go off like spider monkeys jacked up on a gallon of pi$$ed-off and Mt. Dew”
Ha, I love that! I’m sure the Maja Rushie has got the angles figured out. I think Obama better back off if he’s at all smart.
It has to start in our own homes with our own children. My children are college educated 20somethings, both listen to Rush, are posters here on FR and vote Conservative.
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“JOURNEY from the FALL”
Re-election? I hope the latest inquiry about O’s natural born citizenship comes into play. Rush would be the dagger in O’s heart. Can’t even think how the MSM could spin that.