Skip to comments.Limbaugh the Leader? Obama Chief of Staff Calls Talk Show Host a Barrier to Progress
Posted on 03/01/2009 10:44:47 AM PST by FocusNexus
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When it comes to the economy, when it comes to job creation, when it comes to health care reform our deficit reduction, there are three words to describe the Bush-McCain record: mission not accomplished.
At Democratic National Convention, August 2008.
There’s no safe Republican district. You can run, but you cannot hide.
The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in August 2005.
I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.
The former senior advisor to US President Bill Clinton, during CNN discussion about history’s judgment of President Clinton, November 2004.
I don’t think that period of time was the finest hour for journalists. I don’t think it was the finest hour for the judicial system, the finest hour also for Washington as kind of a city or a town.
On Kenneth Starr’s President Clinton/Lewinsky investigation, CNN news, November 2004.
I wake up some mornings hating me too.
On his reputation as Democratic attack dog, Chicago Tribune November 2002.
“I WANT OBAMA TO **SUCCEED**..
as a parent. In everything else, I want him to fail miserably.”
Actually I don’t think you want him to succeed as a parent either, or he’ll raise two little arrogant, conceited communists like himself.
Cantor and Steele need to learn how to answer this question. They totally fell into the trap and blew it. They don’t repudiate Rush and these headlines completely twist their sentiment that they want America to do well. This is an obvious Dem strategy that needs to be forcefully responded to by fighting Dems not each other.
These folks are true Fascists. Dissent won’t be tolerated eh? Even the DU’ers must see this crap coming down.
"I am Rushtacus!"
See my “about” page.
Limbaugh had better make sur ehis taxes are squeeky clean and he doesn’t even so much as jaywalk or else the Fuhrer, oops, I mean Obama will have the FBI, the IRS and any other agency to try and discredit Limbaugh.
Obama and Emmanuel are dirty Chicago politicans with the full power of the Federal Government and are extremely dangerous to those who stand in their way.
Clinton’s were amateurs comapred to the Chicago thugs.
Instead, they tear him down which means they are afraid he is effective.
Just like what they tried to do to Sarah.
And ALL of us have a responsibility to state, calmly and nicely (and use humor a la Rush) in our daily lives, this common sense, whenever politics are brought up. In your offices, your families, your circles of acquaintances.
One of the main reasons the extreme left scooped up and promoted Barack Obama was his tannish skin. With him came the trump card of White Guilt, to help push policies past all the guilty handwringers. Alinsky tactics trump stammering white inferiority.
Here's the secret, though: common sense trumps Alinsky shaming and guilt! Keep talking. Race as a concept is meaningless. It's a parlor trick. Don't let it work on you no matter what you look like. We are Americans. Who cares whether your genetics came from India, Africa, Asia, Europe, or Jupiter? Common sense will blow these tricksters out of the water.
A teeny "sandbox reduction" example: When one kid tries to shame another kid because he, say, has a big nose, the kid with the larger nose says "Yeah, it is bigger. I was born with it, it's mine, and I don't care. What I like to do is play baseball." (Or read science fiction. Or raise goats. It doesn't matter. He reflects and deflates the insult.) To deflate Alinsky mockery by the left, just say "Limbaugh's right. This country was built upon individual freedom being already provided to us by G-d (or nature if you are talking to atheists, whatever), and controls on government to stay out of the way. Obama seems not to have read our founding documents, or maybe he doesn't believe in them. Do you?"
Until our leaders, Cantor, Boehner, Steele, whoever, realize that Obama needs to be THE target, they will keep missing the mark.
This budget, these bailouts are Obama and Rahm’s babies. The Republicans are dancing around the edges of trying to attack these programs instead of going for the leaders of this disaster.
Santelli didn’t hesitate to call out Obama and his “New Administraion” and ask if they were listening.
Rush wants Obama to fail because he wants the country to survive and succeed.
While these Republicans are scared of Obama’s approval ratings, the country is headed to Socialism at full speed. Now is not the time to be cautious. Now is the time for them to be bold.
Is that like Spartacus, but different?
Rush. Tell your listeners to contact their “representatives” to dump the “fairness doctrine” (not fair, and not a doctrine) once and for all.
Rahm Emanuel was a strong supporter of the Iraq war
So, while the new Chief of Staff for the Obama administration had reservations about the conduct of the war, he nevertheless whole-heartedly defended the invasion of Iraq. As late as January 2005
In January 2005, when asked by Meet the Press’s Tim Russert whether he would have voted to authorize the war-”knowing that there are no weapons of mass destruction”-Emanuel answered yes. (He didn’t take office until after the vote.) “I still believe that getting rid of Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do, okay?” he added.
Emanuel Statement On President Bush’s Budget
February 4, 2008
Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement on President Bush’s budget proposal and a
chart outlining the deficits included in President Bush’s budgets. Emanuel’s statement and chart are below:
“One thing we can say about President Bush and his budgets: at least he’s consistent. President Bush has run deficits for seven straight years, and this year is no different. The President has submitted a budget that would saddle America with one of the largest budget deficits in history, while cutting health care for seniors and education for our children. Democrats will propose a budget that is balanced and is balanced with our priorities.”
If Rush is a barrier to Obama’s socialism, then every American should be for it.
And we need to applaud them for it, because our own "leaders" on the right have always been too scared or jealous of Rush to do it.
Thanks, Rahm and Barack!
It isn’t actually “Rush’s Message” as much as it is Rush’s ability to articulate what most of us already know and believe.
He isn’t our brain as much as our voice.
Straight out of the Alinsky playbook.
This is an unprecedented strategy by the president of the USA to attack a private citizen.
And what these bozos haven't figured out is how to fight back when the other side starts adapting their tactics.
Yes. Obama may discover that it is a mistake to cross Christians.
Same thing when Newt the turd, was speaker.
numbers for Cantor
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p: (804) 747-4073 | Toll Free: (800) 438-3793 | f: (804) 747-5308
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during the 1991 Gulf War, Emanuel was a civilian volunteer in Israel, “rust-proofing brakes on an army base in northern Israel.” (Wikipedia, New Republic). This is peculiar on two counts. Here the U.S. goes to war with Iraq, but Emanuel, a U.S. citizen, volunteers not for his country, but for Israel.
after leaving the Clinton White House, he decided that he needed some accumulated wealth and “security” if he were to stay in politics. So he went to work for Bruce Wasserstein, a major Democratic donor and Wall Street financier.
“Over a 2 1/2-year period he helped broker deals-often using political connections-for Wasserstein Perella. According to congressional financial disclosures, he earned more than $18 million during that period. His deals included Unicom’s merger with Peco Energy and venture fund GTCR Golder Rauner’s purchase of SBC subsidiary SecurityLink. But friends say his compensation also benefited from two sales of the Wasserstein firm itself, first to Dresdner Bank and then to Allianz AG.” Again for a newcomer to haul in $18 million in two years is almost miraculous.
Somebody needs to send them that hillary rant on patriotism.
He will convert them to government dependents.Obama knows he will fail, and he intends to destroy America as we know it, in order to rebuild it in the Socialist Utopian image. He will have to use force ( ie fascism) to do that in America,Few people undertsnad this YET.
Why are the signs that Obama will use force? Just look at the tone that "Ram Manual" is using outr of Washington.
"Ram" publically stated on TV today that Rush was a barrier to progress.bama seeks to dehumanize Limbaugh, so that when they assassinate Rush via accidental death, people will just shrug and say "Darwin Award."
The attacks on Rush Limbaugh by a sitting president of the United States on a private citiazen are unprecedented
That indicates that fascism is well on the way.And they will assassinate Rush Limbaugh if they have to. That uis the measure of the Obama socialist resolve. Few people understand this yet. But if you study fascist history and its evolution in Europe rooted in liberal citizens who accepted it in time of crisis, then you can easily predict what comes next.
The signs are NOT good.
Is America ready to fight? Maybe?
Rush represents America preparing to fight Obama's coming totalitarian rule.As such Rush must be silenced by Obama.Rush is in deep, deep, personal danger. I hope he realizes this and protects himself. Many opponents of Hitler and Mussolini could not.Many died tragically.
I hope Rush is taking ALL necessary precautions.
We need him and others just like him to help us prepare for the upcoming battle which few even suspect is coming.
And we also neeed an emergency EIB network in case the feds pull the plug on Rush.
Would that it were so. Unfortunately, the Grand Old Suck-up Party is more concerned about getting invited to all of the really good cocktail parties around D.C..
“It isnât actually “Rush’s Message” as much as it is Rushâs ability to articulate what most of us already know and believe.
He isnât our brain as much as our voice.”
What is sad, is that all our elected Republicans, and RNC chair don’t see how important it is to say things in a straighforward manner, in plain English as Rush does. No we don’t want communism and we want communist policies to fail, for the good of the country, to preserve our country and the freedoms that made it great.
At this point, you can probably forget about Jindal.
It’s NEVER racist when a DEMOCRAT does it, and if a Repub DARED to say about a black what they are saying about Jindal openly on TV and on the Internet, the cities would already have been burning FOR DAYS....
He’s a caricature now, whether we like it or not.
In 2006, he wrote a book entitled The Plan: Big Ideas for America. In the book he wrote, We need to fortify the militarys thin green line around the world by adding to the U.S. Special Forces and the Marines, and by expanding the U.S. army by 100,000 more troops. (Obama has called for an increase of 92,000.) He also supported mandatory national service for everyone between the ages of 18 and 25. The book also called for the creation of a new domestic spying organization similar to Englands MI5.
In 2005 Emanuel voted to make the Patriot Act permanent. This year he helped craft a compromise on FISA that allowed the continuation of massive spying on all Americans and others by U.S. spy agencies. Obama also supported the FISA legislation.
Clinton appointed Emanuel to a seat on the board of directors of the quasi-governmental Freddie Mac. Yes, one of the corporations that got the country into the financial crisis in the first place was directed by Emanuel. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight accused the board of Freddie Mac of having failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention. According to a complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Freddie Mac misreported profits by billions of dollars in order to deceive investors between the years 2000 and 2002. As a director, Emanuel was paid $31,060 in 2000 and $231,655 in 2001.
Also during Emanuels tenure Freddie Mac was involved in a scandal regarding campaign contributions and accounting irregularities. In 2006, Freddie Mac was fined $3.8 million by the Federal Election Commission to settle claims that it illegally contributed to congressional candidates during the time when Emanuel was on the board and running for Congress. In his run for the House in 2002, Emanuel received $25,000 in campaign contributions from Freddie Mac.
But we can be assured that Emanuel can deal with the financial industry just like the fox can guard the hen house. In the two-and-a-half years before he ran for Congress, Emanuel worked as an investment banker in Chicago earning more than $16 million. Evidently the financial industry loves him. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, during the 2008 election cycle, Emanuel was the Houses leading recipient of contributions from hedge funds, private equity firms and the broader securities and investment industry.
Translation: Enemy of the State
Yep. He doesn’t have a clue as to the office he holds, it’s purpose and powers. He thought he could shut Limbaugh up, and by extension all conservatives, with a finger wag.
More proof that Obama wants power above all is the proposed elimination of tax deductions for charities. He wants those in need to get it from the government and only the government. Sick.
We have to understand that these people are drug “culture” circles. We have to understand that by “progress” is really meant warfare and a type of civil war these homos cannot handle themselves.
Let us give them what they want. I’m not here for sex or for money, but something a bit more transcending all this mumbo jumbo.
Rham thinks he is so chivalrous trying to motivate his gullible nazi youth to their deaths. He does not even know what he is talking about. He just repeats code words like an apprentice sorcerer, not knowing what he is playing with and what they really mean.
How about Rham and his likes just commit suicide. I’m tired of their pesky whinings and match making and hate mongering and suicidal crying.
Very logical: We want Socialism/Communism to fail; Obama = Socialism/Communism; Therefore was want Obama to fail.
If one wishes Obama success then one wishes Socialism/Communism success.
Very logical indeed.
Democrats hate TRUTH.
I dunno. His words are pretty dang fantastic and they hit a nerve, head-on.
Liberals and commies ALWAYS try to take down their opponents by name calling, often calling their opponents names or accusing their opponents of MO's that are actually held by themselves...hillary always does this magnificently.
I don't think they are going to turn Jindal OR Palin into caricatures...they WANT TO...but we are here to STOP THEM.
The tyrannical socialist power crazed thugs known who used to be known as liberal progressives, and their media sycophants, ARE NOT going to win the day.
Qbama likes unicorns.
I think the Clintons and the Obamas were about the same (like the Hatfields and McCoys).
The Clintons had the ARK. MAFIA, and the CHICAGO THUGS.
The Obamas have the ARK. MAFIA and the CHICAGO THUGS.
Still matched. Same crew, different captain.
However, the new team is rowing much faster, and in a slightly different direction.
The UPS guy doesn’t even stay at the door when making deliveries to my house. We are banding together.
They better be careful, because if they drive him off the air he could decide to run for President himself.
Yes. How dare the Republicans think that they could put someone 'colored' on TV or in office to respond to the pResident's remarks?
This is why they are doing it:
Rush is generally not well-liked in the U.S. by a majority of voters. Only 60% of Republicans have a favorable view of him and even more critical, only 25% of independents have a favorable view of him.
If the Dems can tie all Republicans to Rush, they get increased electoral gains on the Republicans in 2010 and 2012. Republicans simply cannot win a damn thing with Rush’s numbers and so long as Rush is on national tv getting attention for himself, the Republicans get hurt.
This is actually a brilliant tactic by the Democratic leadership and it is working very effectively. I have no doubt that by the end of 2009, most sheeple will see Rush’s face and Republican politician as the same thing. What is the GOP leadership going to do to counter this? What can they do without splitting the party? I think it starts with the base, take insults of Rush from GOP leadership with a grain of salt and remember that they have to be re-elected, Rush doesn’t.
The freaks in power right now are indeed power crazed, to the max, and it is a chilling, creepy feeling to think of people like rahm emanuel, aka genuine thugs, with their dirty fingers in the pot. Ya feel as if their orgasmic in their panting over the power controlling our money evokes.
I want them to fail, miserably. I hope they are swEATing BULLETS before the next four years are up. I hope many of them are running away with their dirty tails between their legs even before the next election.
If our press will not expose them, RUSH, Hannity, Laura Ingraham, etc., WILL and we will be right there helping them.
I'll take rush as the face of my party, and his 20 plus million listeners will too. He has truly educated me on genuine conservatism. And he refuses to dumb down his rhetoric...which is why I love him!
Rush's face? Obama's face?
Pass the cigars and throw throw the banana's away.
He’s right, Rush is the Republican leader now. If not Rush, who is it? Certainly not McCain, he’s not even a conservative, and Govs. Palin and Jindal don’t have enough national stature yet.
Where Emmanual is wrong is in his criticisms. Rush knows what’s wrong with Obama’s plans and he knows what’s right for America, and that ain’t Obama and his Commie friends.
“I think Obama knows his policies will fail, and hes written off a second term in favor of pushing his agenda and getting as much of done as possible”
I’m not sure I quite agree with this. I think he wants everything to pass quickly while he has a manufactured crisis underway. I think he fully expects to easily win a second term.
I think his plan is also likely to succed. He is going to ensure citizenship to the 10+M illegal aliens, who he thinks will all vote RAT/Marxist. He is also funding ACORN with our money to help ensure swing districts in swing states go heavily RAT through illegal means. I think he expects a second term is a given. He is just anxious because he has so much of America to undue and he might not have 60 senate votes after the mid-term.
If we take Rush as the leader of the party then we need to get used to Republicans yielding the real power to the Dems and get used to seeing liberal legislation being rammed down our throats for years to come.
Until the time comes that a large majority of Americans find they agree with Rush, this problem will be a fact and Republicans will be in the minority, irrelevant and useless in Washington. But since Rush has be out there for a long time and is known by almost all voters, I don’t see this happening anytime soon.