Skip to comments.Manufactured outrage.
Posted on 01/28/2009 8:16:39 AM PST by thinkingIsPresuppositional
DCCC must be the roman numerals for “zero.” The left-wing advocacy group has heard some of Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks and is claiming that Rush hopes that “President Obama fails to meet America’s challenges.” They even started a petition against Limbaugh for attacking Obama. For anyone who’s interested, here’s the DCCC page where anyone can sign the petition and say anything they want to Mr. Limbaugh.
You may have already heard Limbaugh’s actual words: “I want Obama to fail,” followed by a complete lack of context. Isolated, the radio personality’s comment suggests that he wants America’s economy to flounder and its’ citizens to suffer so miserably they’ll never vote Democrat again, or something along those lines. Coming from such an influential figure, these sentiments would be terrible if only they were true.
From watching this video, it’s clear that Rush is merely saying that he doesn’t want Obama to succeed in enacting a far-left agenda, which would be disastrous for America. Sadly, it isn’t being taken that way by Obama’s supporters, who seem more interested in demonizing a long-hated figure than reaching for perspective.
This may be my biggest pet peeve. I don’t mind when I’m criticized for the things I actually say and mean; I mind when I’m misrepresented and end up taking flack on the basis of that misrepresentation. Likewise, Rush Limbaugh is being hated for spreading messages he didn’t spread. The idea that he wants Obama to fail in making America prosperous is slanderous.
A younger version of me would have trolled liberal blogs, taunting the left about their emotionalism. But that doesn’t do while lot of good in the real world. So instead I contacted the DCCC. I made it a point to be polite and let them know they’re making a mountain out a molehill. I don’t expect the organization to care, but I’ve been surprised in the past by how some of the most far-left groups have responded to me after I let them know I was writing to approach them, rather than attack them. Here’s the note I sent, which pretty much summarizes what I just wrote:
I am writing in good faith, not to insult you. (The best way to deal with strangers is to first extend an olive branch).
In your petition against Rush Limbaugh, you've taken his words out of context to mean that he wants America to fail under Obama. But it's clear in his interview on Hannity (the source of his comments) that he means he wants Obama to fail in enacting (these are Limbaugh's words) a "far-left agenda."
Please take note of this before continuing your current campaign.
I don’t imagine my words will do any good, but at least I can pretend I’m empowered.
Cross-posted at The Sword and the Olive Branch.
Carvel noted on Meet the Press that Bush would fail because every democrat would oppose anything he did and they and the media spent the last 8 years proving their point.
Why is it that we never started a petition to shut up Michael Moore or Al Franken? Or Rosie? Or Babs? Or any of the enemedia minions who were rooting for G.W.Bush to fail?
How much did Bush get of what he wanted? I would say in excess of 90%.
Media Matters engages in Stalinist tactics to slur their political “enemies”. $oros is bad for America.
Sounds like Cloward-Piven is coming to town...
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The mere word “conservative” is ensuring the very existence of this republic we live in. No real conservative wants the United States to fail. That is a gimme. They want those with a socialist seditious agenda to fail. Albeit not a fan of celebrities or presstitutes I am 100% behind Mr Limbaugh on this .
Obama and his supporters are on their way to hell and we have to mitigate the collateral damage as best we can. 2010 is our best chance with congressional elections.
IMO, it is because "we" way and far underestimated the depth and breadth of their abject STUPIDITY.
What, haven't you ever dealt with left-wing ideologues before?
<90%, he only got temp tax cuts. He got what the executive wanted but that is why he was in charge of the executive branch congress funded the war which funding he asked for. He did not get much more. No social security reform, banking reform, reduction of partianship - I’d say he got little but the price he paid for the hatred of the left he got and from the media...