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."
Obama must think Rush owns the GOP.
Obama is bringing a pea shooter to gun fight.
Take on Rush? Saul Alinksy idea may not work out that well. Rush is going to crush Obama. This is going to backfire big time and Rush is going to grow his radio audience by 100% no matter what happens...
“I could lose re-election.”
Four days in and he’s worried about the 2012 election? That’s the last thing he should be worried about now.
The rule responsible for the organized, sustained, and ultimately successful vicious attacks on Sarah Palin.
I believe Obama's plan is beyond FDR, who socialized part of the government. Obama wants to fully socialize what's left; if they don't comply, they will be litigated off the continent.
At least FDR had a war and recognized the enemy as the enemy. Obama is hoisting the white flag to terrorism while posing Limbaugh and his republicans as the enemy.
They are two different presidents.
You're spot on with that comment. Unfortunately, I know a LOT of people who voted for this loser, and no one can give me one reason why other than, "He's not the same old white guy we've had in power for 200+ years."
No, he's different, all right. But I don't think Communism is what any of them had in mind.
El Rushbo responds ping.
Can I modify that?
Obama reminds me of a female ...
So with that in mind ... my adjustment would be this:
Obama baby, cousider yourself bwitch slapped.
“Sic em Rush! Expose the magic negro for the marxist that he is.”
Rush again makes good points, but he is wrong in justifying the Merril Lynch expenditure of $1.2 million of TARP funds for redecorating offices under the guise of providing jobs.
That was taxpayer money appropriated (stolen) by the government and given to Merril Lynch with no oversight. In essence, Rush, who preaches that the private sector and the taxpayers should determine how they spend their own money, is instead approving the government deciding how the taxpayers should have their money spent.
If taxpayers were given the vote on how $1.2 million of their money should be spent, it sure as hell wouldn’t be for redecorating and $60,000 rugs for Merrill Lynch corrupt executives who just stole their retirement funds.
Come up with a better example Rush. Or send me a Freeper mail and I will instruct you in logical argumentation.
Obamawama is an empty suit with no power except that given to him by those he sold his soul to for the office of POTUS.
He read what is put in front of him and is the target.
If he has an opion about anything it will be used if the powers behind him say it’s ok.
When he becomes a danger to the reelection of the thieves in washington, they will cut his ba**s off and feed him to the wolves.
Such is the future of an empty suit who sold his soul for his 15 minutes of fame.
Do I feal sorry for him, I think not. I feel sorry for the the pain of those who are affected by the real power who control his ever word, deed and action.
Barack Hussein Obama, you are being watched. You are under a spotlight and a magnifying glass. Feel the heat?